Video: Hartson and Sutton combine to put Rangers out the Scottish Cup

On this day, incredibly 16 years ago, Celtic beat Rangers 2-1 at Paradise. The result, in the Scottish Cup, meant that Rangers had gone five years without a victory at Parkhead.

Chris Sutton got the opener after John Hartson’s flick on, then the roles were reversed as Sutton flicked Agathe’s cross to Hartson who made no mistake. That second goal put Celtic 2-1 ahead, after Fernando Ricksen had equalised just after half time.

Martin O’Neill said that Celtic were worthy winners and to Alex McLeish’s credit, he agreed.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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