Throwback to Andy Halliday’s Hampden humiliation, Celtic 4 Rangers 0

Earlier this week saw the sixth anniversary of Celtic’s demolition of Rangers in the Scottish Cup Semi Finals. Brendan Rodgers’ side went into the game as favourites having won 3-2 in the game at Ibrox back in March; however, when the draw was made, Rangers players were said to have celebrated the news that they were to face their Glasgow rivals at Hampden.

Moussa Dembele rattled the post from an Ntcham cross in the early exchanges. The Frenchman was involved in the opener, taking down a pass from Lustig before laying the ball off to James Forrest. The winger clipped it into the box for Tom Rogic and The Wizard sat Ross McCrorie down before curling it beyond Wes Fotheringham.

The Australian had another chance but his effort was saved low by the Rangers goalkeeper. It wasn’t long before it was 2-0 when KT’s cross was knocked into the path of CalMac, who hit a brilliant strike to score. The goal sparked a string of events that resulted in Andy Halliday screaming at the Rangers bench. As Celtic celebrated, Graeme Murty signalled for Josh Windass to warm up. Halliday was hooked and the long walk off saw a serenading from the entire Celtic support, resulting in him losing his cool at Murty and the rest of the bench.

The second half saw a similar pattern of dominance. McCrorie saw red after hauling Dembele down. Celtic’s talisman stepped up and panenka’d Fotheringham. Celtic scored from the spot again after Paddy Roberts was brought down in the box. Olivier Ntcham stepped up and netted a Glasgow Derby goal for himself.

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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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