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Rangers 0 - 2 Motherwell: Louis Moult the Hampden hero

Motherwell maintained their resurgence as a competitive force under Stephen Robinson’s management to reach only the fourth League Cup final in their history and rekindle the flames of pressure which constantly seem to lick around the feet of Pedro Caixinha.

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'It is nice to play the keyboard again!' said Mikel Lustig. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Celtic’s Mikel Lustig delighted to be back among the goals

Mikel Lustig scored twice to set Celtic on their way to victory and, while he celebrated by launching into the kind of moves that have made him an internet sensation with the Parkhead fans, it is the whole of Scottish football that is still being led on a merry dance by the reigning champions.

Anthony Stokes strokes home a penalty to bring Hibs back into it. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Hibs ‘getting closer’ to Celtic win, says Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon was yesterday left to rue the concession of two first-half goals for the second consecutive cup semi-final. However, the Hibernian manager found himself in more forgiving mood about yesterday’s 4-2 Betfred Cup loss to Celtic than was the case with the 3-2 defeat by Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final six months ago.

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Rumour Mill: Dundee United to sack manager | Spurs step up interest in Celtic star | Rodgers slams referee

Dundee United are set to sack manager Ray McKinnon after consecutive Championship defeats, Tottenham Hotspur wish to sign Celtic star Kieran Tierney, and Brendan Rodgers has criticised referee Kevin Clancy for his decision to award Hibs a penalty.

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The Betfred Cup semi-final had a gripping second half. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Five things we learned from Hibs 2 - 4 Celtic

Joel Sked gives his on Celtic’s 4-2 win over Hibs in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup which saw a pedestrian first-half make way for a gripping finale.

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Pedro Caixinha knows Rangers face a physical challenge. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Vampire’ Pedro Caixinha wants blood in Betfred Cup semi final

There is little doubt that the effusiveness of Pedro Caixinha and his sometimes off-beat analogies have been a welcome addition to the colour of the Scottish game.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at full time. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic mentality is to rewrite history

Brendan Rodgers has challenged Celtic to keep rewriting history after his side booked their place in the Betfred Cup final with a 4-2 victory over Hibernian at Hampden Park.

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BT Sport apologise for their promotion of the Betfred Cup semi-finals during the week. Picture: @btsportfootball/Twitter

BT Sport apologise for Betfred Cup ad - in their unique way

The introduction to BT Sport’s coverage of the Betfred Cup semi-final matches saw the organisation’s Scottish football team apologise in their own unique way.

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Hibernian's Oliver Shaw scores to make it 3-2 Celtic. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Hibs 2 - 4 Celtic: How the Hibs players rated

Marks out of ten for every Hibs player following their 4-2 defeat to Celtic at Hampden Park in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

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Celtic's Mikael Lustig (second from left) celebrates his opener. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Hibs 2 - 4 Celtic: How the Celtic players rated

Marks out of ten for every Celtic player after their 4-2 defeat of Hibs at Hampden park to reach the Betfred Cup final.

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Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates scoring against Hibs in the Betfred Cup semi-final at Hampden Park. Picture: Steve Welsh/Getty Images

Hibs 2 - 4 Celtic: 60 games unbeaten as Celtic reach final

A second-half double by substitute Moussa Dembele gave Celtic a 4-2 win over Hibernian at Hampden Park and booked the Hoops’ place in the Betfred Cup final.

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Celtic are unhappy with Hibs for failing to sell their full allocation with 10,000 empty seats expected at Hampden Park. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Celtic rage at Hibs over 10,000 empty seats at Betfred Cup

Celtic are set to write to the SPFL following Hibs’ failure to sell their allocation for the Betfred Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

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Neil Lennon wants to make the BT Sport advertisers eat their words. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Neil Lennon won’t forget BT Sport’s advert slight

It isn’t the first time one of Neil Lennon’s teams have been treated with an unnecessary level of disdain by a television company.

Pedro Caixinha has yet to win three successive matches since taking over at Ibrox and wants to break that run  at Hampden tomorrow. Picture: SNS.

Rangers’ Pedro Caixinha picks out Louis Moult as Well danger man

Pedro Caixinha has revealed that he thought very seriously about making Louis Moult a Rangers player as he tries to prevent the striker from blocking his path to the Betfred Cup final.

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Anthony Stokes, centre, will be a key man for Hibs as they attempt to end Celtics record run. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Neil Lennon hopes to play on anxiety over Celtic record

Neil Lennon knows that this afternoon’s Betfred Cup semi-final will serve up many challenges but personal experience has also taught him that his Hibernian team will not be the only ones forced to face up to them.

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Brendan Rodgers' semi-final preparation has been all about the talking. Picture: SNS.

Brendan Rodgers upbeat about Celtic’s draining schedule

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that facing Hibernian at lunchtime today in the Betfred Cup semi-final only two-and-a-bit days after returning from a draining dusting-up by Bayern Munich in Germany will force preparations to concentrate on talking rather than the training field.

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Celtic's Moussa Dembele reutrns to Hampden Park. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Moussa Dembele’s star set to rise once more at Celtic

The Betfred Cup semi-final weekend of last season appeared to spell the beginning of the end for Moussa Dembele at Celtic. All because, when he netted a late winner against Rangers to take his goal tally to ten in ten games, the £25m offer the Scottish champions could not afford to turn down for the 20-year-old seemed only a shortly-arriving transfer window away.

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Bruno Alves against Louis Moult should be a right ding-dong battle. Picture: SNS

Six most important players in Sunday’s Rangers v Motherwell semi-final

To help you look forward to Sunday’s Betfred Cup clash at Hampden, we look at the players most likely to have a bearing on the final outcome.

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Hibernian's John McGinn (right) played a starring role the last time the teams met. Picture: SNS

Six most important players in Saturday’s Hibs v Celtic semi-final

To look forward to Saturday’s Betfred Cup clash at Hampden, we look at the players most likely to impact the final result.

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