League Cup

League Cup

Winners and Losers: Celtic fans | Niko Kranjcar | Robbie Neilson

Craig Fowler looks back at the winners and losers from the last 16 of the BetFred Cup.

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The clash between Aberdeen and St Johnstone will be the third of three League Cup quarter-final matches shown live. Picture: Ian Rutherford

BT Sport to screen three Betfred quarter-final matches

AFTER last night’s quarter-final draw for the Betfred League Cup, broadcatser BT Sport has decided to screen three live matches.

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Tom Rogic, centre, and Scott Sinclair both had outstanding evenings. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Celtic 5 - 0 Motherwell

Craig Fowler gives his take on a thumping victory for Brendan Rodgers side who cruised into the quarter-finals of the BetFred Cup.

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Celtic overcame Motherwell in the last 16. Picture: PA

Old Firm draw lower league clubs in League Cup quarter-final

Both Celtic and Rangers will be heavily favoured to reach the semi-finals of the BetFred Cup after being drawn against lower league opponents.

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Niall McGinn, centre, celebrates having put Aberdeen 2-0 up. Picture: SNS

Ayr 1 - 2 Aberdeen: Dons through to quarter-final

ABERDEEN got over the first hurdle of a domestic cup competition for the first time in two years – but they were made to fight all the way by battling Ayr.

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Former Hearts midfielder Danny Swanson celebrates his first of two goals on the night. Picture: SNS

St. Johnstone 3 - 2 Hearts: Old boys haunt Jambos

A GOOD start and a bright finish was enough for St Johnstone to book a place in the next round of the Betfred League Cup, with a couple of Hearts’ old boys popping up to torment their former employers.

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Scott Sinclair celebrates after making it 3-0 to Celtic. Picture: PA

Celtic 5 - 0 Motherwell: Scott Sinclair stars in rout

AS a box-ticking exercise, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers could have filled a page of foolscap with the pluses from his team’s tossing aside of Motherwell to make their way into the quarter-finals of the Betfred League Cup.

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Fabio Borini is currently at Sunderland in the English Premier League. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic linked with Borini | Fanni to Rangers? | Trabzonspor want Tavernier

Rangers linked with French international Rod Fanni; Lennon blasts Hibs after cup exit and Trabzonspor renew interest in Tavernier

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Hearts' Conor Sammon at Riccarton ahead of the Betfred Cup tie against St Johnstone. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Conor Sammon aims to bridge Hearts’ 54-year League Cup gap

Until now European and the start of the Premiership campaign had been taking precedence but with Hearts finally entering the League Cup fray, striker Conor Sammon claimed Hearts now have another matter to address.

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Celtic's James Forrest, left, with Eoghan O'Connell and Charlie Mulgrew at training. Picture: SNS

Eoghan O’Connell: Celtic develop as many players as Hearts

Celtic defender Eoghan O’Connell has accused Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson of perpetuating a myth in presenting the Scottish champions as a buying club and 
drawing a contrast with the Tynecastle side and their efforts to rear their own.

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Clint Hill scored twice as Rangers sailed into the quarter-final. Picture: SNS

Rangers 5 – 0 Peterhead: Ibrox side ease into last eight

The Betfred Cup continues to prove a serene experience for Rangers who cruised into the quarter-finals of the tournament at the expense of 
League 1 opponents who played for most of the second half with ten men.

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Dundee United's Cammy Smith, left, celebrates making it 2 - 0

Dundee Utd 3 - 1 Partick Thistle: Smith is hat-trick hero

On-loan Aberdeen striker Cammy Smith put Partick Thistle to the sword with a fabulous first-half hat-trick in last night’s League Cup tie at Tannadice.

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Morton's Jai Quitongo hit the winning the goal in the Betfred Cup match against Hamilton. Picture: SNS

Hamilton 1 - 2 Morton: Jai Quitongo knocks Accies out of cup

Morton, who had already posted a win away to Premiership Kilmarnock in order to reach the last 16 of the Betfred Cup, did it again in some style to claim a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

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Queen of the South's Stephen Dobbie celebrates beating Hibs and reaching the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Hibs 1 - 3 Queen of the South: Dobbie returns to haunt Hibs

Few things seemed so guaranteed as Stephen Dobbie returning to haunt Hibs – and so it proved. But there was another unwanted blast from the past in the form of Grant Anderson heading home a crucial cup-tie goal against Hibs at Easter Road.

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Alloa's Jason Marr celebrates his winner against Inverness. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Alloa 1 - 0 Inverness: Caley Thistle stung by Wasps

Alloa stormed into their first League Cup quarter-final in 51 years as they inflicted a second Highland humiliation of the season.

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Is Gary Mackay-Steven set for a return to Ross County? Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Mackay-Steven to Ross County | Could Rangers replace kit mid-season? | Roberts out for 3 weeks

Gary Mackay-Steven linked with loan move to Ross County; Rangers could replace kit mid-season and Patrick Roberts out for three weeks

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Paddy McNair is wanted by Celtic - but the Hoops could face a fight to land the Northern Ireland international. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic face fight for McNair | Dundee reject Stewart bid | Barton ‘will stroll Old Firm game’

Celtic face competition from Burnley and Sunderland for Paddy McNair; Dundee knock back £300,000 bid for Greg Stewart and Nir Bitton says he isn’t leaving Parkhead

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Dundee United's Lewis Toshney

Dedication nose no bounds for Dundee United’s Lewis Toshney

Lewis Toshney has revealed how he put off surgery on his broken nose until after he’s hung up his boots – because he doesn’t want to miss a minute more of Dundee United’s revival.

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Rudi Skacel, left, gets involved in some arm wrestling with Jim Goodwin as Alloa topped the group. Photograph: Walter Neilson

Raith Rovers 0 - 1 Alloa Athletic: Rovers stung by Wasps

On a day notable for the revival of Rudi Skacel’s career in Scottish football, it was instead Greig Spence’s return to Stark’s Park that stole the show as Alloa Athletic completed a perfect Betfred Cup group phase.

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Josh Watt, left, had a shot saved, while Partick Thistles David Wilson headed inches wide as both sides created chances.  Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS Group

Partick Thistle 2 - 0 Queen’s Park: Jags take top spot

Thistle duly completed the group stages with a perfect record of four straight wins to leave manager Alan Archibald satisfied rather than ecstatic.

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