Rodgers guides Celtic to Scottish Cup win

Posted May 30, 2017

The Hoops did it the hard way, they needed a dramatic stoppage time victor to beat Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

His side were narrowly beaten by Celtic on Saturday in the Scottish Cup final but McInnes has won praise for three consecutive second placed finishes with the Pittodrie outfit. But Celtic fought back quickly, as Stuart Armstrong found an equaliser just two minutes later.

The Hoops fell behind to an early Jonny Hayes strike before Stuart Armstrong's leveller and Australian worldwide Tom Rogic's dramatic stoppage time strike sealed only the fourth domestic treble in the club's 129-year history. They looked tired at times and we got after them.

"I would never grudge anyone celebrating, especially a cup final".

Celtic have secured numerous records this season as they romped to a sixth Premiership title in a row and lifted the League Cup.

"We had to ride a wave of attacks and if the game had gone to extra time we would have been looking to kick on again".

The Hoops have gone the entire domestic season unbeaten in three competitions, the first side in Scotland to ever achieve the feat.

Despite the staggering goals haul, the league's top goalscorer this season wasn't a Celtic player, with that honour going to Ross County's Liam Boyce.

Paatelainen, who lost the 1993 Scottish Cup final with Aberdeen against Rangers, told @CCP_sport: "I think Aberdeen have a chance". Then we have to try and see what we can do.

"It's hard to look on any positive spin right now but in the next few days we might take a bit of credit and more confidence facing Celtic next season".

"Not many players feel like this in their career - the invincibles last week and to win the treble this week is some feat. The fans are brilliant and we showed them how good we have been this season to get the third trophy this season, and they deserve it because they have been brilliant all season".

Tierney believed that he was deliberately struck by Aberdeen striker Jayden Stockley.

Asked if, as a effect of the accolade nearly within reach, he had detected an extra edge amongst his players, Rodgers said: "No more, no less".