The route to The Scottish Cup Final: Celtic 5 St Mirren 1

Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic go into this Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final knowing that a win against Inverness CT will deliver a World Record amount of Trebles. Having defeated Greenock Morton in the Fourth Round, the Celts were handed a potentially tricky fixture against Stephen Robinson’s St Mirren.

Celtic were ahead within twenty minutes thanks to a goal from Daizen Maeda. The Japanese forward was moved through the middle after Kyogo was forced from the field through injury.

The second half saw Celtic create a number of openings but the stoic St Mirren rearguard limited Celtic’s attempts on goal. Richard Taylor handled the ball after Trevor Carson was rounded by Liel Abada. The Israeli winger’s shot was goal bound and Steven McLean didn’t blow his whistle but conceded that he got it wrong after consulting VAR. Taylor was sent off as Reo Hatate converted from the spot. Oh opened his account, latching onto a McGregor shot that was spilled by Carson.

Mark O’Hara pulled one back from. the penalty spot after Starfelt fouled Killie in the box. Matt O’Riley scored a brilliant goal to make it 4-1. This was followed up by an emphatic finish from Reo Hatate to round off proceedings.

Next up for Celtic was Hearts at Tynecastle.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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