CELTIC notched an incredible THIRTY-SECOND successive domestic Cup triumph when they overcame Partick Thistle 2-1 at Firhill last night.
The Hoops, who have won the trophy for the past three seasons, will now go into this evening Scottish Cup draw as they focus on a remarkable quarduple treble.
The scoreline of a narrow one-goal victory hardly emphasised the gulf between the Premiership champions and the Champoinship outfit and Neil Lennon had to be satisfied with a place in the next round after avoiding a potential banana skin in Maryhill.
Goals from comeback Bhoy Leigh Griffiths, with his fourth strike of the season, and Callum McGregor settled the issue. However, the Jags were thrown a stoppage-time lifeline by referee Alan Muir when he awarded them a nonsencical penalty-kick after a brilliant challenge by Jeremie Frimpong on Dario Zanatta. The home side scored, but, thankfully, it had no bearing on the Hoops’ advancement.
It was Firhill for thrills yet again and CQN‘s ace snappers were there to capture the action. Here is the pick of the pics.
GOAL-DEB Bhoy…Leigh Griffiths claims the opener.
EAR I GO…Leigh Griffiths’ message for the doubters.
HEADMASTER…Christopher Jullien clears from Kenny Miller.
AIR RAID…Jullien thumps in a header.
BEST FOOT FORWARD…Scott Brown makes a challenge.
MY BALL…Greg Taylor attempts to win possession.
BY THE LEFT…Callum McGregor scores the second goal.
PRIZE GUYS…McGregor and Griffiths celebrate.
OOPS…referee Alan Muir gets a good view of Jeremie Frimpong’s tackle on Dario Zanatta.
ASTONISHED…Frimpong can’t hide his disbelief as the match official awards a penalty-kick.
CHEERS…Fraser Forster and Callum McGregor at the end of another Celtic successs story.