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  1. Celtic will face Dundee Utd in Scottish League Cup final
  2. Griffiths and Commons score for Celtic
  3. Rangers have one attempt on goal all game

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By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons secure victory for Celtic in the first Old Firm derby since 2012.

You can read Richard Wilson's match report on the game at Hampden


Celtic will face Dundee United in the final on 15 May.

Thanks for your company and comments this afternoon; enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Anon: End of the road for Nicky Clark, Ricky Foster and Miller & Boyd. Celtic never got out of third gear.

Anon: Poor game, too easy for Celtic - hope Dundee United win.

'We couldn't get anything on target'

Rangers caretaker boss Kenny McDowall

The first half was disappointing and the manner of the goals we gave away. The second half was better.

When you lose a goal in the manner we did then it unsettles everybody.

Rangers caretaker boss Kenny McDowall

We just couldn't get anything on target and had a lot of play. It would've been nice to give them [the fans] a goal.

This was an opportunity to get to a cup final but it's gone.

'I'm proud of the boys'

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

I'm happy, very happy. Think we played well first half and scored two good goals. We maybe could've score a few more.

I'm proud of the boys and it's a very good achievement.

Celtic manager Ronnie Deila

The pitch was so poor today that it was hard for passing; it's not good for Scottish football. To try to entertain our fans and be creative... that's way below the standard we should be playing on.

'Settled everyone down'

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

To score any goal in this game is important but to score so early settled everyone down.

I was very nervous before the game but the manager told me to calm down and do my thing.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

We always knew Rangers would have a go in the second half but I don't think Craig Gordon has had a save to make in the second half.

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Richard Humphries: Not sure what all the fuss was about. First in premier v third in championship, 2-0 is a standard result.

Robbie Devenney: I'd be OK not having this fixture again for at least another three years It does nothing but give Scottish football a bad image.

'We were the better team'

"We're happy, although if we lose the final it won't have been worth it," Celtic defender Mikael Lustig tell BBC Scotland's Sportsound.

Steven Smith and Mikael Lustig

"It's nice to get an early goal and in the second half we played the game out.

"We were the better team for 90 minutes and could've scored more goals."

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Leigh Griffiths and Lee McCulloch share a handshake and a few words before the Rangers players head back up the tunnel and the Celtic players enjoy the acclaim their fans.


Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Celtic secure victory and book their place in the Scottish League Cup final against Dundee United. Rangers toiled to create anything of note to trouble Craig Gordon as the first meeting between these sides since 2012 fizzled out in the second half.

Scoreboard at Hampden

Another melee! Celtic skipper Scott Brown is booked for a challenge on Ian Black that sparked fury among Rangers ranks.

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MBehan: Very poor pitch & game & referee #bbcscotfootball


Three minutes of added time at Hampden as both sides appear to have mentally downed tools and are ready to spirit themselves up the tunnel after a flat second 45 minutes.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Nir Biton slaloms past a couple of Rangers challenges but the Celtic midfielder skews his shot well wide of goal.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

John Guidetti attempts to nab Celtic's third with an audacious overhead kick but the ball slides the wrong side of the post with the offside flag raised in any case.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

It's taken 84 minutes... but we have our first melee of the cup tie as Lee McCulloch clashes with John Guidetti. Referee Craig Thomson restores calm and we're back under way.

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Anon: The playing surface is a disgrace at the national stadium. Get you act together SFA!!

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Stephen Hay: Celtic not even trying to get forward, but Rangers can't put any pressure on them. The ref should just call it.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Celtic substitute James Forrest plays a one-two with Kris Commons but flights his effort over the bar. Nicky Clark comes on for Kenny Miller as Rangers seek a late spark to this cup tie.

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Jim Spence

BBC Sport

This is being beamed round the world. Oh dear...

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Kenny McDowell and Ian Durrant cut forlorn figures in the Rangers dugout and there's been precious little to cheer the club's fans.


James Forrest comes on for Anthony Stokes as Celtic seek to inject fresh impetus into their attack as we approach the final 15 minutes at Hampden.

BBC Sportsound pundit Pat Bonner

Scott Brown has been all over the pitch and leading by example. I've not seen the same from Rangers.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

A rare Rangers attack fizzles out as Lee Wallace sends an unconvincing chip sailing over the bar. With a rueful shake of the head, he looks down at the Hampden surface, before trudging back upfield.

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Stuart Ritchie: Explain to me again why Scottish football needs this fixture? Dire.

Tom and 20 others: The 1 thing rangers could have done to give themselves a chance would have been to turn up with a game plan.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Leigh Griffiths and Ian Black

Leigh Griffiths, who opened the scoring at Hampden, is finished with his day's work and is replaced by John Guidetti.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

BBC Scotland's Richard Wilson at Hampden

The game is still feisty. Celtic are playing within themselves and comfortable; Rangers searching for a response. It's Ronny Deila's side that looks more dangerous when they do break upfield.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

With half an hour remaining, Celtic are aiming to take the sting out of the recent flurry of Rangers attacks. Celtic still two goals to the good, can Rangers reduce the deficit?

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Leigh Griffiths chases down a long ball that seems to head up to the moon before coming down for him to strike inside the penalty area but he's denied by a combination of Ian Black and Lee Wallace.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Much better from Rangers as Kenny Miller thunders down the right before sending in a cross that is just out of reach of the diving Nicky Law.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, in the mood to add to his earlier goal, scuttles up before arrowing a 25-yard free-kick narrowly wide.

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Michael Dickson: Gers look very ragged and dead ball moves from them are very poor. Gordon has had nothing to do. Score to double or more

John Watt: Rangers are lacking "dig" in midfield.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

The introduction of Rangers striker Jon Daly has done little to alter the complexion of the game as Celtic enjoy possession with Rangers sitting deep.

Another move sends Kris Commons clear inside the box but the ball gets stuck under his feet and Rangers recover.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Biton, Brown and Griffiths trade passes as Celtic push for a third goal. Rangers, though, are snapping at their heels and denying a clear path to Steve Simonsen.

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Kris Commons has an early chance to flight a free kick into the Rangers area; it's headed clear before Commons fires in a 20-yard shot that Steve Simonsen claims at the second attempt.


Celtic get us back under way with Hampden bathed in afternoon sunshine.


Rangers shuffle their pack for the second half: Jon Daly is on for Fraser Aird as, BBC Scotland's Al Lamont reports, Rangers shift to a 4-4-2.

Hampden statistics

Here's the half-time stats for you to chew over alongside your Sunday roast.


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John: Best bit of turf at Hampden today is the two technical areas, shocking state of pitch #celticvsrangers #SFA #bbcscotfootball

Brian Stokes: This game is really showing that Rangers are still light years away from being a top side in Scottish football.

Story of the first half...

Rangers midfielder Ian Black and Celtic skipper Scott Brown

The earth shook when Ian Black and Scott Brown locked horns in midfield.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates his opener

Leigh Griffiths ensured early Celtic pressure paid dividends when he nodded them in front.

Kris Commons fired home Celtic's second

Kris Commons doubled Celtic's lead with a fizzing drive.

Rangers' Kyle Hutton and Lee McCulloch

Rangers have been unable to stem the tide of Celtic attacks or threaten Craig Gordon's goal.

'Utter dominance'

Tom English

BBC Scotland

This is what Celtic fans would've hoped it would be: it's been utter dominance, 2-0 going on three or four. It looks like there's going to be a few more.