Championship strugglers Morton took a famous scalp as Dougie Imrie's penalty knocked Celtic out of the League Cup.

Despite building early pressure, Celtic failed to show composure in front of goal in a scoreless first 90 minutes.

And the Greenock outfit made them pay, Imrie scoring from the spot in extra time after defender Efe Ambrose was penalised for handball.

Celtic, second in the top flight, pressed for a leveller but Morton held on for a memorable win.

The Scottish League Cup remains the one domestic trophy Celtic boss Neil Lennon has yet to win and he will need to wait at least another season after Allan Moore's side booked their place in the quarter-finals.

Morton players celebrate their Cup victory at Celtic Park

Morton defended superbly at Celtic Park to claim a memorable Cup scalp

Visiting goalkeeper Nicolas Caraux was in inspired form to thwart Celtic time and again as the champions proved profligate.

Charlie Mulgrew tested Caraux with a free-kick as the hosts sought to turn their early territorial advantage into a goal.

The visitors, who sit second bottom of their division, were content to give Celtic possession and attempt to hit them on the break.

Celtic, struggling to breach a spirited Morton rearguard, threatened through Tom Rogic 10 minutes into the second half but Caraux was ultimately untroubled.

The visitors then appealed for a penalty when Fouad "Fred" Bachirou took a tumble on the edge of the area, but the referee waved them away.

With Celtic unable to profit from a succession of corner kicks, the tie went into extra time and Morton took the lead from the spot in the 97th minute.

Ambrose was penalised for handball and Imrie, proving to be the coolest man inside Celtic Park, fired home to send the Morton fans wild.

Virgil van Dijk won countless headers inside the box as Celtic pressed for an equaliser but chances for Mikael Lustig and Mulgrew were spurned as Morton held on for their first win at Celtic Park since 1971 and their first over Celtic since 1985.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Scottish League Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Celtic 0-1 Morton FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Imrie (pen) 97

    Celtic

    • 24 Zaluska
    • 04 Ambrose
    • 05 van Dijk
    • 21 Mulgrew yellow card
    • 23 Lustig
    • 06 Biton
    • 08 Brown
    • 11 Boerrigter (Commons 83)
    • 46 McGeouch (Matthews 74)
    • 18 Rogic (Stokes 65)
    • 20 Pukki

    Substitutes

    • 38 Fasan,
    • 02 Matthews,
    • 15 Commons,
    • 10 Stokes,
    • 17 Balde

    Morton

    • 23 Caraux
    • 02 Taggart
    • 03 Fitzpatrick
    • 04 Peciar
    • 05 Page
    • 08 Imrie
    • 11 O'Brian (Wallace 39 yellow card)
    • 14 Hands
    • 18 Habai
    • 21 Bachirou
    • 48 Cham (Campbell 78 yellow card) (McLaughlin 120)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Gaston,
    • 06 McLaughlin,
    • 09 Wallace,
    • 10 Campbell,
    • 28 Mark Russell
    Ref: Madden
    CELTIC
    MORTON

    Possession

    • Celtic 67%
    • Morton 33%

    Attempts on target

    • Celtic 10
    • Morton 1

    Attempts off target

    • Celtic 15
    • Morton 2

    Corners

    • Celtic 27
    • Morton 2

    Fouls

    • Celtic 10
    • Morton 12
    • Final Result
    • Extra Time Complete
    • 120:00+1:21 The match has ended.
    • 120:00+0:59 Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.
    • 120:00+0:27 Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot and bounces off the post.
    • 120:00+0:02 Clearance made by Fouad Bachirou.
    • 119:57 Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.
    • 119:39 Substitution Archibald Campbell goes off and Mark McLaughlin comes on.
    • 118:10 Virgil van Dijk takes a shot.
    • 117:23 Mikael Lustig has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
    • 116:52 Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.
    • 116:39 The referee blows for offside.
    • 116:22 Mikael Lustig produces a cross.
    • 114:44 Header at goal by Virgil van Dijk goes over the bar.
    • 114:36 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line.
    • 114:20 Nir Biton gets a header at goal. Nicolas Caraux parries the ball but the danger is not over.
    • 114:12 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.
    • 112:41 Corner from the left by-line taken by Kris Commons.
    • 111:24 Clearance made by Jonathan Page.
    • 111:20 A cross is delivered by Kris Commons.
    • 110:47 Tomas Peciar manages to make a clearance.
    • 110:45 Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball.
    • 108:56 Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 108:38 Fouad Bachirou challenges Efe Ambrose unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • Extra Time Started
    • 105:01 The referee starts the second half of extra time.
    • Extra Time Half Time
    • 104:49 Shot by Virgil van Dijk went wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 104:33 Kris Commons sends in a cross.
    • 104:18 Corner taken by Kris Commons.
    • 104:06 Clearance by Tomas Peciar.
    • 104:03 The ball is swung over by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 103:15 Virgil van Dijk gets a header at goal. A parry by Nicolas Caraux prevents the goal.
    • 103:06 Corner taken by Kris Commons.
    • 102:51 Kris Commons takes a shot. Parried by Nicolas Caraux back into danger.
    • 102:45 Clearance by Tomas Peciar.
    • 102:35 Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.
    • 102:23 Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball.
    • 101:36 Shot by Anthony Stokes missed to the left of the target.
    • 101:27 Anthony Wallace makes a clearance.
    • 101:20 Charlie Mulgrew sends in a cross.
    • 101:13 Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 100:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Dougie Imrie.
    • 99:45 Efe Ambrose is penalised for a handball.
    • 96:59 GOAL - Dougie ImrieCeltic 0 - 1 Morton Dougie Imrie scores a penalty. Celtic 0-1 Morton.
    • Correction - 96:11 Efe Ambrose has an effort at goal.
    • 96:11 Shot by Efe Ambrose.
    • 96:02 Efe Ambrose handles the ball and concedes a .
    • 93:20 Michal Habai manages to make a clearance.
    • 93:12 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.
    • 92:53 Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.
    • 92:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Teemu Pukki by Fouad Bachirou.
    • 91:42 Shot by Nir Biton went over the crossbar.
    • Extra Time Started
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:22 The match has reached the end of normal time.
    • 90:00+1:51 Header by Charlie Mulgrew goes to the left of the goal.
    • 90:00+1:41 Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 90:00+1:20 Charlie Mulgrew has an effort at goal.
    • 90:00+1:17 Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:32 Reece Hands gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.
    • 89:45 Virgil van Dijk gets a header at goal. Nicolas Caraux catches the ball.
    • 89:33 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.
    • 88:27 Dougie Imrie takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
    • 88:26 Free kick taken by Dougie Imrie.
    • 87:47 Nir Biton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wallace.
    • 86:52 A cross is delivered by Efe Ambrose.
    • 86:00 Anthony Wallace receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 86:00 Booking
    • 85:54 A cross is delivered by Anthony Stokes.
    • 85:26 Dougie Imrie delivers the ball.
    • 83:39 The ball is swung over by Kris Commons.
    • 82:51 Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.
    • 82:36 Substitution Kris Commons is brought on as a substitute for Derk Boerrigter.
    • 82:15 Dougie Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Stokes.
    • 81:40 Nir Biton makes a clearance.
    • 81:33 Corner taken by Dougie Imrie.
    • 80:28 Clearance made by Tomas Peciar.
    • 80:23 The ball is crossed by Mikael Lustig.
    • 79:43 A cross is delivered by Scott Taggart.
    • 78:44 Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 77:40 Substitution Kabba-Modou Cham goes off and Archibald Campbell comes on.
    • 77:25 Booking
    • 77:25 Caution for Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 76:50 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 76:17 Virgil van Dijk restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Matthews by Dougie Imrie.
    • 75:41 Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 73:51 Substitution Dylan McGeouch leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Matthews.
    • 72:46 A cross is delivered by Derk Boerrigter.
    • 72:06 Clearance made by Tomas Peciar.
    • 72:03 A cross is delivered by Anthony Stokes.
    • 71:34 Tomas Peciar manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:29 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 71:12 Virgil van Dijk has an effort at goal.
    • 70:58 Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 70:53 Jonathan Page manages to make a clearance.
    • 70:47 Mikael Lustig crosses the ball.
    • 69:10 The ball is swung over by Anthony Stokes.
    • 68:25 Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:15 Reece Hands concedes a free kick for a foul on Nir Biton.
    • 67:06 Shot by Dylan McGeouch missed to the right of the target.
    • 66:35 Tomas Peciar manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:31 Derk Boerrigter crosses the ball.
    • 64:33 Substitution Anthony Stokes replaces Tom Rogic.
    • 64:19 Shot by Tom Rogic went over the bar.
    • 63:57 Clearance by Tomas Peciar.
    • 63:53 Dylan McGeouch crosses the ball.
    • 63:46 The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 62:39 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line.
    • 59:24 Nir Biton takes a shot.
    • 55:20 Tom Rogic has an effort at goal. Nicolas Caraux safely holds on.
    • 54:11 Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.
    • 53:58 The referee blows for offside.
    • 53:02 Scott Taggart makes a clearance.
    • 52:55 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.
    • 52:47 Clearance by Tomas Peciar.
    • 52:42 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.
    • 52:33 Jonathan Page makes a clearance.
    • 52:30 Tom Rogic sends in a cross.
    • 52:10 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 50:56 Free kick crossed by Scott Taggart.
    • 50:39 Teemu Pukki challenges Jonathan Page unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 49:35 Nicolas Caraux takes the free kick.
    • 49:17 Foul by Scott Brown on Michal Habai, free kick awarded.
    • 48:16 Tomas Peciar manages to make a clearance.
    • 48:13 Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 47:47 Clearance made by Jonathan Page.
    • 47:43 A cross is delivered by Mikael Lustig.
    • 47:19 Nir Biton restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:12 Foul by Michal Habai on Nir Biton, free kick awarded.
    • 46:38 Virgil van Dijk makes a clearance.
    • 46:34 Marc Fitzpatrick crosses the ball.
    • 46:23 Clearance by Efe Ambrose.
    • 46:17 Corner taken by Dougie Imrie from the right by-line.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:35 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+3:20 Clearance made by Tomas Peciar.
    • 45:00+3:16 Derk Boerrigter produces a cross.
    • 45:00+2:11 Virgil van Dijk restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+1:57 Kabba-Modou Cham concedes a free kick for a foul on Virgil van Dijk.
    • 45:00+1:27 Marc Fitzpatrick manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+1:23 Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball.
    • 45:00+0:46 Tomas Peciar makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:39 Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 45:00+0:21 Marc Fitzpatrick manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:15 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line.
    • 42:53 Tomas Peciar restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:39 Scott Brown challenges Kabba-Modou Cham unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 41:33 Free kick taken by Nicolas Caraux.
    • 41:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Teemu Pukki on Reece Hands.
    • 41:12 Jonathan Page makes a clearance.
    • 41:09 The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 39:26 Nicolas Caraux takes the free kick.
    • 38:25 Substitution Anthony Wallace joins the action as a substitute, replacing David O'Brien.
    • 37:05 Unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou by Teemu Pukki results in a free kick.
    • 36:36 Dylan McGeouch produces a cross.
    • 35:15 Clearance by Marc Fitzpatrick.
    • 35:12 The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 33:48 Jonathan Page takes the free kick.
    • 33:26 Unfair challenge on Michal Habai by Scott Brown results in a free kick.
    • 29:21 Shot by Scott Brown cleared the crossbar.
    • 29:13 A cross is delivered by Virgil van Dijk.
    • 28:53 Clearance made by Jonathan Page.
    • 28:49 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.
    • 28:40 Scott Taggart manages to make a clearance.
    • 28:32 Centre by Mikael Lustig.
    • 28:11 Clearance by Marc Fitzpatrick.
    • 28:07 Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 27:20 Charlie Mulgrew has an effort at goal. Nicolas Caraux parries the effort to safety.
    • 27:14 Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 26:46 Foul by Tomas Peciar on Tom Rogic, free kick awarded.
    • 25:53 Tomas Peciar makes a clearance.
    • 25:50 The ball is sent over by Mikael Lustig.
    • 24:52 Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kabba-Modou Cham on Tom Rogic.
    • 24:22 Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:14 Dougie Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Teemu Pukki.
    • 22:58 Tom Rogic has a headed effort at goal.
    • 22:50 Mikael Lustig delivers the ball.
    • 21:07 The ball is delivered by Mikael Lustig.
    • 19:54 Shot by Tom Rogic went harmlessly over the bar.
    • 19:05 Dougie Imrie crosses the ball.
    • 17:51 Shot by Reece Hands went over the crossbar.
    • 17:43 Free kick crossed by Marc Fitzpatrick.
    • 17:19 Unfair challenge on David O'Brien by Mikael Lustig results in a free kick.
    • 16:48 Teemu Pukki takes a shot.
    • 15:47 Centre by Mikael Lustig.
    • 14:31 Reece Hands manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:26 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 12:06 Header at goal by Scott Brown misses left of the target.
    • 11:53 Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 11:18 A cross is delivered by Dylan McGeouch.
    • 7:25 Michal Habai takes a shot.
    • 7:17 Dougie Imrie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:59 Unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou by Scott Brown results in a free kick.
    • 6:39 Free kick taken by Marc Fitzpatrick.
    • 6:17 Scott Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou.
    • 1:07 Jonathan Page manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:03 The ball is crossed by Derk Boerrigter.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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