Video: On This Day, Dixie Deans Destroyed Hibs As Celtic Finally Lifted The League Cup

On this day in 1974, a Dixie Deans inspired Celtic team beat Hibernian 6-3 in the Scottish League Cup Final at Hampden Park.

The victory marked Celtic’s first League Cup triumph in five years, having lost in four consecutive finals in the intervening period.

Almost 54,000 people packed into the national stadium and they witnessed the highest scoring final in the competition’s history at that stage. Incredibly, the match also featured two hat-tricks as Joe Harper netted a trio for Hibs, whilst Dixie Deans scored three of Celtic’s goals too. Other names on the scoresheet that day were Jimmy Johnstone, Paul Wilson and Steve Murray.

Billy McNeill and Dixie Deans spoke of the mood in the Celtic dressing room after the game, and talked up the desire for ongoing success:

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic 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. 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/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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