Celtic win Scottish Cup over Aberdeen and clinch treble

Erica Murray
May 28, 2017

Brendan Rodgers says Celtic have created an "identity" after Tom Rogic's stunning goal earned them a last-gasp 2-1 win against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final to secure an unbeaten domestic treble.

In an explosive start at Hampden Park, Jonny Hayes gave Aberdeen the lead after nine minutes when he volleyed in Nial McGinn's corner.

Midfielder Tom Rogic scored from an acute angle in the second minute of stoppage time at Hampden Park to ensure Celtic added the cup to the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup.

The team also won the League Cup in November, and are now unbeaten in 47 domestic matches in a row, when taking a win from the last league game of the season a year ago.

Hayes was visibly struggling for much of the second half and several times came over to the touchline to get treatment.

"We set ourselves the aim of getting in front and it was great to do that, but we lost a goal far too soon".

"To go undefeated throughout the season is something special".

Celtic fired back nearly immediately when the ball broke to Stuart Armstrong on the edge of the Aberdeen area and he struck a low shot past Joe Lewis to level the scores. We just have to make sure we can play as well as we can to get the best possible result.

SCOTT Brown, still in full kit, put down a half drunk bottle of beer as he began his media duties. It's been truly enjoyable and it's a privilege to manage the club.

"Maybe the stars were aligned this year with it being the anniversary year for Celtic and there was just a feeling about this season", said Rodgers, who revealed Tierney may need an operation on his mouth after having to come off following a challenge by Jayden Stockley. "It's probably the best feeling in football and we just have to enjoy it now".

"We've done that in our previous two league games against them and we've had good spells in the game, something similar to today".

"We played well but I don't think that was the best we have played against Celtic this season".

The Dons manager's name has been mentioned in dispatches as the Premier League team consider a replacement for David Moyes, who resigned on Monday. We had our 208th session today of which in the main the players have been available for a lot of them.

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