Celtic demolish 10-man Rangers to make Scottish Cup final

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

It was an uphill battle from thereon for Rangers, they had a man sent off early in the second half and Celtic proceeded to score another two goals.

Tom Rogic struck after 22 minutes to get Celtic off the mark and their lead was doubled by Callum McGregor seven minutes before half-time.

"I was expecting all my boys to get at it [but] you could see in the early stages we were losing possession too easily when we had the ball", Tavernier said.

"It takes a lot of personality and courage to take that kind of penalty but he was obviously confident that he was going to score".

Graeme Murty's side struggled to lay a glove on their Old Firm rivals in a one-sided clash at Hampden Park, which ended 4-0 to their Glasgow rivals.

With Rogic once more proving to be a big game player for the Hoops, the demand from the fans for Brendan Rodgers and the board at Parkhead to agree a new contract with the Australian will set to get even louder. When you have the amount of bodies they do in the middle of the pitch you want to show them in the pitch. If you deal with people in an emotional state, you get an emotional response. "Our idea is always to play well and I thought in the first half we were really dominant, in control and scored two good goals so I'm very pleased".

We thoroughly deserved it, Celtic boss Rodgers told Sky Sports.

It hasn't been all ideal for them however, Celtic's Champions League campaign was disastrous as they recorded just one win in six games and subsequently went on to compete in the Europa League where they lost to Red Bull Leipzig.

"I'm frustrated, I didn't think we turned up in the first half", Murty said. 'We were second best in nearly everything today.

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