By Tom English BBC Scotland 3 Dec From the section Scottish League Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46422351 Read more about sharing. When the leaning tower that was Ryan Christie scored what was the winning goal in the League Cup final at Hampden, his old manager, Derek McInnes, turned away from the action in the manner of a man who could no longer watch what had just gone on.Close to 45 minutes of frustrating Celtic gone out the window. Almost a full half of limiting the influence of the players he had most feared now cast to the wind. And it had to be Christie, didn't it? The player he believed in when Celtic didn't. The guy he picked up, dusted down and delivered back to Glasgow in rude health now coming back to hurt him.One chance for Christie and one goal. It was all that Celtic … [Read more...] about League Cup final: Celtic relish ‘digging deep’; Aberdeen ‘have to find goal-scorer’
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1 Dec From the section Scottish League Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46337733 Read more about sharing. BBC coverageHow to follow:Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteSince taking charge of Celtic in the summer of 2016, Brendan Rodgers has won every piece of silverware on offer in Scotland.The Northern Irishman led the club to back-to-back domestic trebles in his first two seasons and goes for a seventh successive trophy in Sunday's League Cup final.Standing in his and Celtic's path are Aberdeen.Despite mixed form this season, Derek McInnes' men have seen off heavyweight opponents in Hibernian and Rangers to book their place at Hampden. They are seasoned finalists and have finished second to Celtic in the past four Scottish Premiership campaigns.Can they derail … [Read more...] about Scottish League Cup final: Celtic v Aberdeen
By Tom English BBC Scotland 1 Dec From the section Scottish League Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46406153 Read more about sharing. Scottish League Cup final: Celtic v AberdeenVenue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Sunday, 2 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMTCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; live text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteHollywood's Golden Age has been summoned-up in the previews to Sunday's League Cup final. If Celtic beat Aberdeen at Hampden, it will be their seventh straight domestic title under Brendan Rodgers - or the Magnificent Seven as the chat goes.For Yul Brynner, read Scott Brown. For Steve McQueen, read James Forrest.Never mind that by the end of the great adventure Eli Wallach's Mexican banditos had taken all the joy out of the seven by blasting four of them … [Read more...] about League Cup final: Can Aberdeen deny Celtic a magnificent seventh trophy?
Kevin De Bruyne gave Manchester City a scare by coming off with a left knee injury near the end of a 2-0 win over Fulham in the English League Cup round of 16 on Thursday. The Belgium midfielder, who has just returned from two months out with ligament damage in his right knee, winced after Fulham defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah landed on him as they competed for the ball. De Bruyne attempted to play on, but slumped to the ground moments later and then walked off in the 86th minute. "He is being checked by the doctors," City manager Pep Guardiola said. Asked if he was worried about the injury, Guardiola said, "I don't know right now." With most of City's star players given the night off, one of its brightest young talents took his opportunity to impress in a routine win over an opponent that has now lost five straight games in all competitions and has just one win in 10 games in the Premier League this season. Brahim Diaz, a 19-year-old Spanish forward, scored a goal in each half at Etihad … [Read more...] about English League Cup: De Bruyne gives Man City injury scare in cup win
Son Heung-min burst out of a 19-game goal drought to help Tottenham into the English League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, while a pair of early own-goals ruined Frank Lampard's return to former club Chelsea. Son scored his first two goals of the season and another of Tottenham's forgotten men, Fernando Llorente, added one in a 3-1 win over West Ham in an all-Premier League London derby at the Olympic Stadium. The reward for Tottenham: A last-eight meeting with north London rival Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in December. While remaining a star for South Korea, which he led to a gold medal — thereby earning exemption from military service — at the Asian Games in September, Son is no longer guaranteed a first-team place at Tottenham because of fierce competition up front. Spurs, who were playing just 48 hours after a loss to Manchester City in the Premier League, are looking to claim a first piece of silverware under Mauricio Pochettino and end what will be an 11-year wait … [Read more...] about English EFL Cup: Son double sends Tottenham to English League Cup quarters