Over the past few days David Potter has been taking us through the Scottish Cup fairytale for Celtic as 40 times a Celtic Captain lifted the famous old trophy and hopefully it’s Callum McGregor’s turn this afternoon to make it 41 and in doing so compete a World record eighth Treble for Celtic Football Club…
CELTIC’S SCOTTISH CUP FINAL VICTORIES – Number 33…CELTIC 1-0 DUNDEE UNITED – HAMPDEN, 29 MAY 2005 – Not for the first time, Celtic fans approached Hampden on this dull, depressing, misty day in a state of depression, and needing to win the Scottish Cup to save a trophyless season. Sunday had been “Black Sunday” when the League had been thrown away at Motherwell.
It was Martin O’Neill’s last game as well, for he had resigned to look after his sick wife. But today Alan Thompson scored early in the game, and it stayed that way even though Chris Sutton missed a penalty and Dundee United almost scored with a terrific shot that went just over the bar near the end.
The Celtic team was: Douglas, Agathe, Balde, Varga, McNamara, Petrov, Lennon, Sutton, Thompson (McGeady), Hartson (Valgaeren), Bellamy