MX23RW : Thursday, January 17 03:36:52
Apr 15, 2018 at 2.30pm UK at ​Celtic Park
Attendance: 49,729
Celtic
4-0
RangersRangers
Rogic (22'), McGregor (38'), Dembele (52' pen.), Ntcham (78' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-0)

McCrorie (51')

Result: Celtic into Scottish Cup final after pulsating victory over Rangers

Result: Celtic put four past hapless Rangers
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Celtic storm into the final of the Scottish Cup thanks to a resounding 4-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers in Sunday's semi-final at Hampden Park.

Celtic have cruised into the final of the Scottish Cup thanks to a resounding 4-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers in Sunday's semi-final at Hampden Park.

The Hoops were quick out of the starting blocks and came within a whisker of taking the lead on five minutes but for the woodwork.

Olivier Ntcham whipped a cross into the box for Moussa Dembele, who swivelled and volleyed towards goal, only for the ball to ricochet off the post.

Celtic continued to press against Rangers, who lacked bite and struggled to get into the opposition half, before the breakthrough came on 21 minutes.

Dembele and James Forrest combined to set up Tom Rogic, who turned inside the box and rifled beyond Wes Foderingham to give the Bhoys a deserved lead.

Celtic then doubled their advantage seven minutes before the break as Russell Martin's clearance from Kieran Tierney's cross fell to the feet of Callum McGregor, who duly slotted past Foderingham.

Things would get worse for Rangers just minutes after the restart, Ross McCrorie pulling down Dembele in the box to earn a red card and bestow a penalty upon Brendan Rodgers's side.

Dembele stepped up to the spot and sent Foderingham the wrong way for his seventh goal in nine games against the Blues.

Alfredo Morelos was then denied three times by Craig Gordon in quick succession and, on 77 minutes, substitute Jason Holt brought down Patrick Roberts for a second Celtic penalty.

This time, Dembele handed the ball to Ntcham, who made no mistake from 12 yards to cap off a stunning victory for Celtic.

The Parkhead side will take on Motherwell in the final on May 19 in search of a 'double treble'.

CELTIC (4-2-3-1): Gordon; Lustig, Ajer, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest (Roberts 73'), Rogic (Sinclair 60'), McGregor; Dembele (Griffiths 79')

RANGERS (4-2-3-1): Foderingham; Tavernier, McCrorie, Martin, John; Docherty, Halliday (Windass 41'); Candeias (Alves 53'), Dorrans (Holt 73'), Murphy; Morelos

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic20133446143242
2RangersRangers21126343162742
3Aberdeen21123634241039
4Kilmarnock2011542920938
5St Johnstone2010462524134
6Hearts2110472526-134
7Hibernian2079430181230
8Livingston218672619730
9Motherwell2163122033-1321
10Hamilton AcademicalHamilton2142151443-2914
11St Mirren2133151539-2412
12Dundee2124151546-3110

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