Celtic 2-0 Motherwell | Rodgers’ men complete Treble

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Celtic became the first Scottish side to do a domestic treble in successive seasons as they beat Motherwell 2-0 at Hampden to win the Scottish Cup. Both Jock Stein’s Celtic (1970) and Walter Smith’s Rangers side (1994) had come within one game of doing the Double Treble, but there was no stopping Rodgers’ men, with first half goals from Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham sealing a comfortable victory for the Hoops.

Cel Well

It was a disappointing day for Motherwell, who were hoping for their first piece of silverware since their 1991 Cup win, and also means that Hibs, who finished fourth in the Scottish Prem, will go into the Europa League qualifiers next season.

Craig Gordon was relatively untroubled in the Celtic goal, with Curtis Main’s effort and Gael Bigirimana’s free kick the closest Well would come to scoring in this game.

Video Analysis- Poor Tottenham defending vs West Ham 2017- Foyth, Davies & Alderweireld

Tottenham’s back three of Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld and Juan Foyth will not look back upon the second half of their League Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur too fondly.

The Lilywhites were leading 2-0 before some poor defending saw West Ham score thrice in fifteen minutes, and the trio, chosen as part of a flat back three by Mauricio Pochettino, copped some flak for some lazy defending.

Davies and Foyth played their respective opponents onside for West Ham’s first and second goals (both scored by Ghana star Andre Ayew), and Alderweireld failed to stop Angelo Ogbonna from thumping in a beauty to make it 3-2. Continue reading