Sunday May 26, 2013 Final Finished Hampden Park

Hibernian 0 - 3 Celtic

  • Hooper 8’, 31’
  • Ledley 79’

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  1. Scottish Football - Celtic down Hibs to complete double

    Scottish Football - Celtic down Hibs to complete double

    Celtic beat Hibernian 3-0 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden to complete a domestic league and cup double. More

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    • Hibernian
    • Celtic
    • 90+2 Celtic have won the double, as expected, with a 3-0 win over Hibs. Cup no. 36 for them.
    • 90+1 Taiwo nearly turns in the box after good play from Handling, but Celtic clear and will protect the clean sheet.
    • 90' Two minutes added time as the ref puts Hibs out of their misery.
    • 89' Stokes with a cross that McGivern blocks. Now McCourt on it, he dribbles wide and returns it to Stokes, who curls a shot well over.
    • 88' Celtic have learned from their Champions League run - holding on to possession very nicely as they wind down the clock.
    • 87' CELTIC SUB: Forrest is replaced by McCourt.
    • 85' Celtic just knocking it about now as their fans sing loud and proud - as do the Hibs faithful.
    • 84' HIBS: Griffiths makes away for Stevenson. Hibs will hope he's back next year.
    • 83' Izaguirre fails to get his cross in. Hibs will make another sub.
    • 82' Celtic are looking for a fourth now as the focus becomes pure entertainment. Good football being played.
    • 80' That was Ledley's 10th goal of the season. Celtic well and truly dominant today, after a tricky start.
    • 79' GOAL CELTIC! 3-0 and the double is theirs as Ledley thrashes the ball into the roof of the net after Hooper fails to convert an excellent Lustig ball.
    • 77' Taiwo catches Hooper but the ref plays on with advantage in mind.
    • 76' CELTIC SUB: Commons is replaced by Samaras; HIBS SUB: Caldwell on for Thomson.
    • 75' McGivern wins a corner off Commons after that latest spell of possession for Hibs.
    • 74' Taiwo with a good ball in but Ledley is back covering to clear. Better from Hibs.
    • 73' Caldwell is warming up for Hibs now. Expect him to come on soon.
    • 72' Worth noting that it could well be Griffiths's last game for Hibs too, as Wolves say they will recall him for League One. He wants to keep away from Molineux though, and who can blame him!
    • 71' HIBS SUB: Doyle is replaced by Handling. Doyle now joins Chesterfield in England, making that his last walk in a Hibs shirt.
    • 70' Stokes ends up committing a foul in his enthusiasm to round Claros.
    • 68' Now Celtic are passing it short and patiently on the left before Izaguirre crosses, although Williams claims.
    • 67' Commons has recovered from that earlier knock and almost dribbles through a sea of green and white.
    • 66' Aziguirre lofts in a cross but Williams claims easily. Now a foul by Commons and Hibs have some respite.
    • 65' Taiwo with an important defensive header as Ledley was arriving in the box.
    • 63' Forrest is onside on the right, he has acres of space and puts in a low ball that is half-cleared from Commons but it lands to Hooper, who skies the shot! Should have done better!
    • 62' Break in play now as Celtic look at Commons, who is limping a bit... He'll be ok.
    • 60' Commons almost gets in after good play from Hooper but Hibs clear.
    • 58' Griffiths goes in late on Mulgrew and is booked for his sins.
    • 57' Hibs squeal for a free-kick but play-on says the ref. Now Maybury gets forward but Celtic scramble his cross clear.
    • 56' Hibs with a now rare foray forward. They've really run out of steam.
    • 55' A long ball almost catches Hibs out this time but Forrest can't quite get there.
    • 53' This is a good spell of Celtic pressure. Can see them extending the lead now, they're pressurising Hibs high up the park.
    • 52' Stokes cuts inside from the left and hits a rasping drive just past the far post! Super effort!
    • 51' Hooper with a low pass that releases Forrest, but the young man's touch lets him down and Forster clears.
    • 50' Izaguirre with a good cross from the left but McGivern powers the header clear.
    • 49' Celtic are back in charge of the ball as Commons's cross almost finds Stokes but for Forster's header.
    • 47' McManus with some tricky skills on the left but Celtic hack it half clear. Lofted back in but Griffiths is offside.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45' Half-time and Celtic lead 2-0 through that Gary Hooper double, both goals set up by ex-Hibs forward Anthony Stokes.
    • 44' Stokes almost weasels in through the middle but Hibs hold firm this time.
    • 43' Super corner from Griffiths which McGivern almost heads in, Forster gets a hand on it and THOMSON FROM RANGE but he blasts it miles over.
    • 42' Hanlon strides forward and has a dig from range, deflected and wide for a Hibs corner.
    • 41' Taiwo is caught by Brown and Hibs have a free-kick. Ironic cheers.
    • 39' Celtic have now had 4% possession, six shots on goal to Hibs two, and four on target to their one. It started well for Hibs but Celtic very much in charge now.
    • 38' That could have stirred things up a bit before half-time. Griffiths would have needed to spin it with the outside of his boot to get that in from that angle, but he had run out of room on the right. Still, Celtic are vulnerable!
    • 37' ALMOST A GOAL FOR HIBS! Doyle with a superb long ball that sends Griffiths through, Izaguirre completely neglects to make a challenge and it would be an open goal but the Hibs man has run out of space and can only drag it across the box!
    • 35' Commons takes the ball on the chest to set up a volley but he bounces it well wide.
    • 33' Stokes is having a lot of fun on the left but this time he can't get past Maybury.
    • 32' Not great marking from McGivern on Hooper, and Williams possibly could have done better with the finish. But it's 2-0 and that could well be that.
    • 31' GOAL CELTIC! Almost identical to the first goal but a header from Hooper as opposed to a flick. Great cross from Stokes on the left, using his weaker left foot this time.
    • 29' A break in play as Ledley has taken a whack on the head, but he's okay.
    • 28' Ledley did really well there too - his off the ball run was superb, but the finish scuffed.
    • 27' Great ball by Commons to send Ledley through but Williams saves his toe-poked finish! Ledley stretches to the rebound but can't quite get there and Hibs survive!
    • 26' Doyle beats Wilson to a header but he shoved the former Nottingham Forest defender. Free-kick Celtic.
    • 25' Commons is okay and play restarts with a Celtic free-kick, but it's long and aimless and back with Hibs.
    • 24' Claros is lucky not to be booked for a late one on Commons.
    • 23' Good flick-on by Doyle but a heavy touch from Harris, allowing Wilson to cover.
    • 22' Hooper breaks forward from midfield but, despite being at an angle and with Maybury lunging in, he elects to shoot instead of square it to Stokes, thus hitting the side-netting.
    • 21' A bit of a cagey spell now as neither side string too many passes together.
    • 19' Griffiths with the kind of first touch that makes you wonder how he failed to get in the Wolves team. He really has been a revelation this season.
    • 18' Doyle flicks it wide to Harris but his low cross is weak, poor and cleared easily by Wilson.
    • 17' Hanlon with a fine defensive header as Stokes and Hooper nearly got in behind the Hibs defence.
    • 16' Celtic are standing off a bit, perhaps wary that they are at their most dangerous on the counter attack...
    • 15' A better spell from Hibs now as Doyle nearly gets on the end of a dangerous low ball from Taiwo. Celtic scramble it clear.
    • 13' Stokes pops up on the right this time but his low cross is blocked. Much better from the Hoops since scoring.
    • 11' After scoring Celtic have found their rhythm, passing it about calmly as Hibs chase shadows.
    • 10' Good keeping by Williams to gather at Hooper's feet. Anticipated the run and rushed out quickly.
    • 9' Against the run of play that was - Celtic's first real chance. A super cross from Stokes - swerving inside late to deceive Williams - but an error from Maybury in the build-up after he failed to clar Lustig's initial cross.
    • 8' GOAL CELTIC! Lustig bombs forward but his low cross misses everyone. It's kept in by Hooper, who crosses deep AND HOOPER KNOCKS IT IN! What a cross by Stokes!
    • 7' Hibs have started the stronger - they look more 'up for it', if that's a viable comment.
    • 6' GREAT SAVE FORSTER! A long, extended spell of Hibs pressure culminated in a fine cross from McGivern that Doyle met with a power header but a super stop by the Celtic keeper!
    • 4' Decent efffort from Taiwo that Forster almost tips over but leaves at the last as it shaves the bar.
    • 3' Smoke billows from the stands as supporters wave flares and the rest. A touch of the continent about this!
    • 2' Both sides trade speculative early attacks without testing either keeper. Celtic must re-find their motivation after cruising to the title following some impressive Champions League antics.
    • 1' The first half is underway! Can Hibs do it or will Celtic win their 36th Scottish Cup?
    • 14:55 Pat Fenlon: "To beat Celtic, we've got to have most of our players on their game. It's really important. Leigh doesn't score goals on his own, they don't just happen. We've got to have everybody involved and contributing to the goals, whether it's attacking wise or defensive wise."
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    • 14:50 Neil Lennon: "The pressure is on both teams, it is a cup final and there is a trophy to play for. I suppose we will be heavy favourites going into the game but it is all on the day as we have seen in the past. What the players can't do is get carried away with the crowd, they have to concentrate on the game and blank the crowd out."
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    • 14:45 Efe Ambrose is dropped, as is Samaras, the latter meaning it's a rare pairing of Stokes and Hooper up front. For Hibs, youngster Jordon Forster starts in place of the injured skipper James McPake.
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    • 14:40 Hibs have not won this trophy in 111 years, but they were beaten finalists last time out. Celtic last took the Scottish Cup in 2011. That was their 35th.
    • 14:35 TEAMS - HIBS: Williams, Maybury, Forster, Hanlon, McGivern, Harris, Taiwo, Claros, Thomson, Doyle, Griffiths /// CELTIC: Forster, Lustig, Wilson, Mulgrew, Izaguirre, Commons, Brown, Ledley, Forrest, Stokes, Hooper
    • 14:30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Hibs, kick off at 3pm!
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