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  1. Van Dijk and Guidetti score for Celtic
  2. Tansey, Ofere, Raven on target for Inverness
  3. Celtic keeper Craig Gordon sent off
  4. Inverness meet Falkirk in final on 30 May

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By Colin Moffat

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Inverness CT beat Celtic 3-2 after extra time
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I'll sign off now. Congratulations to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on reaching their first Scottish Cup final. The 3-2 extra-time win over Celtic was an absolute belter. Be sure to tune in for the online highlights later.

Thanks for your company and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Now we look ahead to the Scottish Cup final. How many people predicted Inverness CT v Falkirk on 30 May? It might not be a sell-out but I'm sure it will be a fantastic day for the supporters and more than a few hangers-on.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

Ronny Deila
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"I don't think I have to say too much about it [the handball that was not spotted by officials before half-time]. People can see for themselves.

"We had control and created big chances in the first half. We should have scored more. The game switched when we got a man sent off and we lost the ball too much as the players got tired.

"There is no problem with our red card. If it is a penalty, it is a red card.

"We give credit to Inverness and start concentrating on a big game in the league on Wednesday. The most important thing is the league.

"You get disappointment in football and you need to deal with failure. Today was a big day and we were close."

Celtic meet Dundee on Wednesday.

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Stevie Clark: "Well done inverness, they played well. Just a shame it will be clouded by poor officials #ICTCFC #bbcscotfootball"

Patrick Wallace: "Hope I'm wrong but I'm now expecting a half full Hampden for the Scottish Cup Final #Celtic #bbcscotfootball"

Inverness CT match-winner David Raven

"It must have been great to watch. Let's be honest, the red card totally changed the game and gave us the impetus.

"The manager is off his head, he's crazy, but he's got us all playing for each other and playing well."

The Hampden winner was the full-back's third career goal.

"Not bad for 500 games," he added.

BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

"For long spells Caley Thistle were superb. The whole game changed when Celtic lost their goalkeeper but it wasn't just that because James Forrest had to go off after the red card and he was one of the best performers. Inverness never rushed it, they kept the ball well and just kept coming forward."

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john grant: "Well done to @ICTFC for reaching their first #ScottishCup Final. Richly deserved. @BBCSportsound #bbcscotfootball"

cornelius mc gee: "#bbcscotfootball well done to caley but they will know they cheated on that penalty two nil celtic and a red card for caley game over"

Inverness CT captain Graeme Shinnie

"It would be the perfect ending for me. If my last achievement can be lifting the trophy for this club it will be the proudest moment of my life."

The left-back has agreed to join Aberdeen next season.

Inverness CT midfielder Ryan Christie

"The work the boys put in was unbelievable. The heads could have gone down after losing that goal in extra-time but we just kept battling. We will fancy ourselves in the final against Falkirk."

Inverness CT manager John Hughes

"We got a break but we've worked ever so hard. I thought my boys were outstanding. We lost our top striker at Christmas, we lost our inspirational captain at the start of the season and our goalkeeper last week but the boys just keep digging in."

Inverness reached their first major final last season, only to lose the League Cup decider to Aberdeen on penalty kicks. How will they fare in their first Scottish Cup final? St Johnstone showed the way last year - winning it at the first time of asking.

And with that defeat Celtic dreams of a treble go up in smoke. Manager Ronny Deila has already had a quick word with the officials and no doubt the subject of a clear handball denying a goal being missed on the stroke of half-time will have been raised.


Inverness CT 3-2 Celtic

Inverness were 3-2 winners at Hampden
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Caley Thistle have done it! John Hughes's side win a dramatic game at Hampden to set up a final with Falkirk on 30 May.

Into stoppage-time in extra-time...

It's Inverness who get a great chance as the ball lands at the feet of David Ofere inside the box and he fluffs a terrible shot miles wide when he had time to compose himself.

The clock is ticking down. Will Celtic get another glimpse of goal?


Inverness CT 3-2 Celtic (Raven)

The Inverness full-backs have been the stars of the show since Celtic were reduced to 10 men and they combine to give the Highlanders the lead again. Graeme Shinnie drives on to a great through ball from Nick Ross and smashes it across goal with David Raven arriving at the back stick to slam a shot in from a tight angle.

It's 10 v 10 at the moment as Inverness forward Marley Watkins gets treatment for a cut on his forehead.

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen breaks into enemy territory but his weaving cross-field run allows Inverness to get men back and when the ball is laid off to John Guidetti the angle is tight and the shot is off target.

No sign of either side settling for penalties as the players drag their weary limbs up and down the park at a rapid rate of knots. However, they do get a breather when Aleksander Tonev swipes a woeful shot out of play.

Big chance! David Ofere makes a nuisance of himself, getting in front of Celtic keeper Lukasz Zaluska who comes charging out, to chest the ball down for Nick Ross, who scoops the ball over on the half-volley from the edge of the box.

A quick break for a guzzle of energy drinks and we're off again. What next in this amazing game?


Marley Watkins is booked after an ugly tussle with Celtic full-back Emilio Izaguirre and the extra-time half-time whistle diffuses the situation as tempers flare.

Ryan Esson will be feeling the heat after that blunder. The ball did take an unusual skip off the grass but the Inverness goalkeeper really should have stopped that shot.


Inverness CT 2-2 Celtic (Guidetti)

What a game! Ten-man Celtic are level as John Guidetti takes aim for the keeper's corner from the free-kick 20 yards out. The ball takes a big kick off the turf and bounces over a diving Ryan Esson.


More fuss as Inverness sub Nick Ross is shown a yellow card for what was a perfectly good challenge. Ross Draper did, however, wipe out an opponent and somehow misses the booking that would have ruled him out of the final.

No sign of Inverness shutting up shop as the hugely impressive Graeme Shinnie powers forward only to be crudely upended by Nir Bitton. The free-kick is wastefully hoisted into the arms of Celtic keeper Lukasz Zaluska.


Celtic switch strikers as they seek a response. John Guidetti replaces Leigh Griffiths.


Inverness CT 2-1 Celtic (Ofere)

The Highlanders are ahead! Edward Ofere has not had the best of games but he does very well to drill the ball into the corner from 17 yards as Marley Watkins knocks on a Graeme Shinnie cross with his thigh.

Inverness midfielder Ryan Christie wriggles through a couple of challenges and hits a powerful strike from 20 yards. Lukasz Zaluska does well to get two hands to it and beats the ball away.

Stefan Johansen clips a nice pass with the outside of his boot to Aleksander Tonev, who has a swing at it on the volley, sending the ball wide from the edge of the penalty area.

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Euan Massie: "#bbcscotfootball Dons disallowed a goal in a semi for nothing and nobody says a thing. Celtic don't get a decision and everyone goes crazy."

Gordon Penman: "#bbcscotfootball Maybe it's Celtic who'll be 'going ballistic' at the #sfa. Would be surprised if Brown finishes the game on the pitch!"

We're off again. No changes in personnel, although there must be a lot of tired legs in both sides.

Greg Tansey levelled from the spot for Inverness
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Celtic were fuming at half-time when they were denied a clear penalty, which may have put them 2-0 up and would definitely have reduced Inverness to 10 men.

Early in the second half, it was Celtic who found themselves a man short due to a red card and Greg Tansey levelled with a cool spot-kick.

These teams have met four times this season and every game has been really tight. Who's going to blink first this afternoon?


Inverness CT 1-1 Celtic

Well, there has been no shortage of thrills and spills and controversies in this one and we'll get a bonus half hour now.

Emilio Izaguirre swings a cross in from the left and it's completely missed by Inverness defender Josh Meekings but Leigh Griffiths cannot profit from the slip because he, err... slips.

Marley Watkins scurries after a long ball and Celtic replacement keeper Lukasz Zaluka is off his line quickly to gather at the edge of the box, after a wee fumble.

We'll get five minutes of stoppage-time. Who fancies being a hero?


Kris Commons limps off for Celtic and we get a rare sighting of Aleksander Tonev. Nir Bitton looks to be struggling too but he'll soldier on.

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David de la Fawkes: "#bbcscotfootball I get the feeling Celtic fans are the only ones up in arms at the decisions today - someone mentioned something about karma"

Paul Dundas: "@ScottishFA Embarrassing performance from officials for a semi-final in the national cup competition #bbcscotfootball"

topscotsbloke: "#bbcscotfootball I think this Ref should consider a change of career after this performance today fair do's to Inverness though."

Stephen Hay: "I think #Celtic should play with 10 men every week. Makes it interesting. #bbcscotfootball"