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Celtic tops Rangers in Scottish Cup semfinal

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Tom Rogic scored twice and Moussa Dembele converted a pair of penalties as Celtic knocked Rangers out of the Scottish Cup with a 4-0 semifinal win on Sunday at Hampden Park.

Celtic moves on to play Motherwell in the final on May 19.

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Celtic went ahead through Rogic, who made a strong cutback after a trio of good passes through the right of the box.

It was 2-0 through a fine Rogic finish again, the Australian taking advantage of a mishit clearance in the box which may as well have been a pass.

Ross McCrorie was sent off in the 51st minute after conceding a penalty, and Dembele converted to clinch another Old Firm Derby win for Celtic.

Watch: Scott Sinclair nets stunning curler in Celtic victory

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Celtic is enjoying another fine campaign in Scotland, and much of the team’s success can be attributed to the play of Scott Sinclair.

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The Englishman was at it again on Sunday during Celtic’s 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Albion Rovers when the 27-year-old curled an absolutely sublime effort into the top corner for the game’s opening goal.

The finish, Sinclair’s 13th of the season in all competitions, came after the winger picked up the ball on the left side of the Albion penalty area. Sinclair then proceeded to slot his dipping shot just under the bar and into the far post.

Celtic now moves on to the fifth round of this season’s tournament, joining the likes of Rangers and Aberdeen. In addition to the team’s success in the competition, the Bhoys have yet to lose a match in the Scottish Premier League this campaign (19 W, 1 D).

Watch: USMNT midfielder Hyndman provides assist in Rangers debut win

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Well, it didn’t take long for Emerson Hyndman to make an impression at his new club.

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The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder provided the game-winning assist for Scottish side Rangers in Saturday’s 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Motherwell after picking out Kenny Miller for his second goal of the match.

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Hyndman, 20, joined the Scottish giants in January after coming over on loan from Premier League side Bournemouth. The rising USMNT attacker only made three appearances for the Cherries prior to completing the loan move to Rangers.

The former FC Dallas academy product has risen through the USMNT set up over recent years, appearing for the Under-17, U-20 and U-23 sides before Hyndman earning his first cap with the senior team in 2014.

Check out Hyndman’s game-winning assist below.

Rangers win Old Firm thriller in PKs, move onto Scottish Cup final

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The Old Firm staged another meeting on Sunday, the first since Rangers clinched promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

In terms of passion and drama, it failed to disappoint. After 90 minutes, it was 1-1. 120? 2-2. And so they went to kicks.

James Tavernier missed Rangers’ second attempt, but Callum McGregor cranked Celtic’s next PK off the bar.

Craig Gordon stopped Micky Clarke’s attempt on Rangers’ fourth try, but Scott Brown was stopped on the next one. Unbelievable stuff.

Tom Rogic scored in extra time but missed his penalty kick, and Rangers are onto the Cup final.

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Kenny Miller gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the Scottish Cup semifinal, but Sviatchenko snagged an equalizer just after halftime.

The match went into extra time, and Rangers looked to have found a winner on this tremendous strike from Barrie McKay.

USMNT prospect Gedion Zelalem was an 87th minute sub for ‘Gers. He scored on Rangers’ sixth PK attempt.

Yet the drama wasn’t over, as Australian midfielder Rogic pulled back an 106th minute finish to make it level again!

Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths cranked a late free kick off the bar and the back of the keeper before it went out for a corner kick.

Celtic beats Hibs 3-0 to win 36th Scottish Cup title

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Glasgow Celtic secured their 36th Scottish Cup title with a 3-0 victory over Hibernian on Sunday.

A first-half brace by Gary Hooper handed Celtic the Championship and a domestic double to close out their season. Eight minutes into the match Hooper gave Celtic the lead when Anthony Stokes’ cross to the back post found the Englishman between two defenders and he expertly volleyed into the net.

A little over 20 minutes later and Hooper was at it again when Stokes curled in another tasty ball to the back post where Hooper beat Paul Hanlon and Ryan McGivern to bang home his brace.

On a hat-trick, Hooper nearly completed the feat 10 minutes from time when he had an opportunity from close range but mis-hit the effort. Celtic had luck on their side, however, as Joe Ledley was there and made no mistake about it, firing the ball into the top corner.

Despite the blanking Hibs came close to breaking the deadlock on two opportunities as Tom Taiwo unleashed and dipping shot from 25 yards and Eoin Doyle came close on a header that forced Fraser Forster into a sprawling stop.

Leigh Griffiths then almost gave Hibs a lifeline just before half-time when he received a beautiful diagonal ball from Hanlon but Forster was there to cut off the striker’s angle. After the break Hibs continued to battle but the Celtic defense was too strong and Neil Lennon’s men had their record 36th cup victory.