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Rangers must not ‘spend recklessly’ to catch Celtic

Mark Warburton admits Rangers are lagging behind Celtic both on and off the pitch but says it would be wrong to rush through a rescue package.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Bottle attack on 11 year-old Rangers fan “abhorrent”

A bottle attack on an 11-year-old boy walking to the latest Old Firm match has been described as “abhorrent”.

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Erik Sviatchenko, left, celebrates at full-time with Moussa Dembele and Scott Brown, right. Picture: Getty

Celtic star: Rangers have not closed the gap

Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko claims Rangers have made no inroads on closing the gap with the champions since their 5-1 Parkhead thrashing.

Jack Rodwell cost the club �10 million from Manchester City. Picture: PA

32 and counting: Sunderland remain winless with Jack Rodwell

Jack Rodwell has started 32 Premier League games since his arrival at Sunderland in a £10 million switch from Manchester City during the summer of 2014, and won none of them.

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Aberdeen were unhappy with the time and venue of their semi-final meeting with Morton. Picture: SNS

Betfred Cup final: Aberdeen to demand 50-50 split with Celtic

Aberdeen will ask for a 50-50 ticket allocation split with opponents Celtic for next month’s Betfred Cup final, according to the Daily Record.

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The Hamilton boss believes his side should be flying higher in the table. Picture: John Devlin

Hamilton Accies in ‘false position’ in league table

Hamilton boss Martin Canning is pleased with the way his 10th-placed team have played so far this term and insists the table is not a fair reflection of their performances.

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Mark Warburton barks instructions from the sidelines. Picture: SNS

Mark Warburton delighted with ‘brave’ Rangers players

Rangers manager Mark Warburton insists there are “many positives” he can take from yesterday’s 1-0 Betfred Cup semi-final defeat by Celtic and believes only slim margins separated the sides, writes Stephen Halliday.

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Rangers' James Tavernier (L) and Celtic's Kieran Tierney battle for possession. Picture: SNS

Three key clashes that decided the Rangers v Celtic semi

Where the Betfred Cup semi-final was won and lost

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Moussa Dembele scored the winner for Celtic against Rangers. Pic: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Dembele out to haunt Rangers | Sutton slams Warburton | Souttar staying

Celtic hero Moussa Dembele out to inflict more pain on Rangers, Chris Sutton mocks Mark Warburton’s gap ‘narrowing’ claims and Hearts aren’t planning on cashing in on John Souttar.

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Hibs players celebrate Saturday's 3-1 Championship win at East End Park. Picture: SNS

Hibs get back on track with fightback against Dunfermline

The road has been bumpy for Hibernian recently but, by the end of this game, all connected
with the Easter Road side expressed an understandable belief that things were back 
on track.

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Goal hero Moussa Dembele turns to his provider, Leigh Griffiths, as the pair celebrate Celtic's League Cup semi-final win over Rangers. Picture: Getty Images

Better together: Dembele and Griffiths provide winning touch

Celtic’s winner at Hampden yesterday may prove something of a collector’s item. Playing Leigh Griffiths alongside Moussa Dembele was not something his personnel in other areas really allowed for, Brendan Rodgers stated this week. Yesterday, though, it took the combined efforts of the strike pair to end Rangers’ resistance’ in the League Cup semi-final.

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Adam Rooney, centre, celebrates having given Aberdeen the lead over Morton. Picture: SNS.

Aberdeen intent on showing they belong in Betfred Cup final

“This is where we belong.” That was the overriding, unifying message from the victorious Aberdeen dressing room after the club made its way back to the League Cup final for the second time in four seasons, simultaneously casting 16 years of Hampden heartache into the past.

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Scott Brown, right, and  Andy Halliday in a midfield tussle at Hampden

Scott Brown hails Celtic’s mental strength after Hampden win

Scott Brown believes Celtic showed physical and mental toughness to see off Rangers in yesterday’s League Cup semi-final on the back of their gruelling midweek Champions League loss at home to Borussia Monchengladbach, writes Andrew Smith.

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Moussa Dembele celebrates having given Celtic the lead. Picture: John Devlin

Five things we learned from Rangers 0 - 1 Celtic

Craig Fowler gives his take on the Betfred Cup semi-final as Celtic emerged as winners thanks to a late Moussa Dembele goal.

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Steven Anderson, centre, jumps for joy after his goal gives St Johnstone the lead and leaves Dundee keeper Scott Bain tied up in his net. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone 2 - 1 Dundee: Five defeats in a row for Dees

Dundee were left rooted to the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership as they were yesterday eased aside 2-1 by Tayside rivals St Johnstone.

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Scott Brown (left) and Kieran Tierney celebrate Celtic's victory. Picture: SNS

Best Twitter responses as fans react to Celtic beating Rangers

Celtic defeated Rangers thanks to a late Moussa Dembele goal to reach the final of the Betfred Cup, though their performance was much more dominant than the 1-0 scoreline would indicate.

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Police Scotland say all of the arrests were made in and around the ground. Picture: PA

18 arrests following Celtic and Rangers semi-final at Hampden

POLICE Scotland have confirmed that 18 people have been arrested following the match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates at the end of the Betfred Cup semi-final. Picture: PA

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic performance just as good as 5-1 win

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team were just as superior to Rangers in their narrow 1-0 Betfred Cup semi-final victory at Hampden yesterday as they were when they hammered their Old Firm foes 5-1 on league business last month.

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Mark Warburton's side were beaten by a late Moussa Dembele goal. Picture: Getty

Mark Warburton: Defeat shows Celtic-Rangers gap ‘narrowing’

Rangers boss Mark Warburton believes the gap between his side and rivals Celtic is ‘narrowing’ after their 1-0 loss in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

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Craig Thomson shows a yellow card to Barrie McKay after believing the Rangers winger to have dived for a penalty. Picture: PA

Howard Webb defends Craig Thomson after Old Firm semi-final

Howard Webb has defended the performance of Craig Thomson after the Scottish whistler made a couple of contentious decisions in the Old Firm semi-final at Hampden.

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