Video: 2009 League Cup Final, 14 Years On

On this day 14 years ago, Celtic beat Rangers 2-0 to lift the League Cup at Hampden. Season 2008/09 ended on a sour note as Celtic blew the title at the last hurdle, but this Cup final lives long in the memory.

After 90 minutes of frantic action, the game ended in stalemate. However, in extra time Celtic sprung into life when Darren O’Dea scored a beautiful header from Nakamura’s free kick delivery. Aiden McGeady then drew a foul in the box with some great trickery and stepped up to score the resultant spot kick.

Darren O’Dea scored the opener 

It was a great day with a phenomenal atmosphere, capped off by the goalscorers being two products of the youth academy who were Irish internationalists.

Liam Kelly

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About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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