Celtic won their 10th domestic trophy in a row after triumphing in Sunday’s Betfred Cup final at Hampden Park.
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However, the Hoops had to endure some uncomfortable moments throughout the game. That included a penalty save from Fraser Forster to deny Alfredo Morelos, one of several stops that the goalkeeper made from the Rangers striker. [via Sky Sports]
Sky Sports‘ match report on the game suggested that Jullien’s match-winning goal was “seemingly from a narrowly offside position”, while the statistics would indicate that Celtic were under the cosh for large spells in the game, with the Hoops having just five shots compared to the 16 that Steven Gerrard’s team mustered and Jullien’s goal being the only shot on target for the victors.
However, speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB), Hugh Keevins pointed out that Rangers had more than half an hour to retrieve the deficit, with a one-man advantage for most of that time following the 63rd-minute dismissal of Jeremie Frimpong.
These Celtic fans on Twitter believe that their team’s victory wasn’t down to mere luck:
Can’t argue with that 👆 Deflection at its best, everyone talking about the ref not doing his job once but nothing on their top striker doing his job and putting the ball in the net. At the end of the day if rangers took even 1/4 of their chances Celtic goal would be irrelevant
— Calum Hendrie (@hendrie_calum) December 9, 2019
Great pleasure putting them back in their place quality not quantity 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪
— Alan (Aldo) O’Reilly (@Alanoreilly11) December 9, 2019
My take on it is that rangers had umpteen opportunities to score and didn’t. They failed to convert a penalty. For 30 odd minutes they couldn’t take advantage of having an extra man. And failed to score in that time. Celtic defended brilliantly and that’s it.
— Jimthetim (@fakinthefax) December 9, 2019
if rangers had put away any of the multiple chances they had then that goal wouldn’t have even mattered but they didn’t , we did.
— Liam 🏴 (@Liamjtic) December 9, 2019
Rangers could have played all day and not scored. At worst it was going to go to penalties and FF would have saved more.
— Sean (@HolyTrinity3x3) December 9, 2019
Don’t agree they should have won, they had most of the play, and created many chances. But goals win games. Not pressure, or possession.
— Gordie Bhoy (@gordie_bhoy) December 9, 2019
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