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Philippe Clement questions soft Rangers disallowed goal as 'better team' lost

Philippe Clement insists Rangers were the better team in today's cup final and were ROBBED by a soft refereeing decision to disallow their goal.

Celtic were on top for much of the first half but during the second Gers had them pinned back and looked the most likely to grab an opener. Indeed, they thought they had when Abdallah Sima forced James Tavernier's delivery over the line at the back post but it was disallowed for a Nico Raskin push on Joe Hart.

Then, just as the game looked to be heading towards extra-time, Adam Idah popped up at the other end to score another vital late goal and win his team the cup and hand them a double. It was a heart-breaking way for the Light Blues to lose out having put so much into the final.

Clement admits that and feels his team would have been worthy winners. He also questioned the VAR call to rule Sima's goal out and claimed there were plenty of harder shove on his players throughout.

He told Premier Sports: "That football can be cruel, but we know. Sometimes you're on the good side, sometimes the bad and today was the bad. My team showed we were the better team today, we were the team with the most chances. But at the end you get one goal against and a goal disallowed that is really a big decision.

"You see how many people of Celtic are grabbing my players around their neck or around their waist, you need those moments also to win those types of games. It's a really light one and compared with the push Dujon Sterling gets in the first half on the edge of the box, it was a much bigger push where there was no foul. But the referees make decisions and they make honest decisions. It's one on the edge, you can give it but also you can say it was not enough to disallow the goal."