Celtic clinch unbeaten treble with late Scottish FA Cup win

But the Hoops would have the final say deep in injury time when Rogic darted past O'Connor and Considine before netting from an acute angle.

In an open and thrilling encounter at Hampden Park, winger Jonny Hayes volleyed the Dons into the lead in the ninth minute only for Parkhead midfielder Stuart Armstrong to level two minutes later.

The win clinched Celtic their sixth Scottish Premiership title in a row, and they are still to be beaten in the cup, having played eight games as they face Aberdeen in this Saturday's Scottish Cup final.

Despite McNamara's admission, Celtic will need to perform well in the Champions League next season in order to prove that they are really worthy of being competitive amongst the elite teams of world football.

Rodgers became only the third Celtic manager after Jock Stein, twice, and Martin O'Neill, to complete the clean sweep.

Dembele has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in the semi-final victory over Rangers on April 22.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes made four changes to the side that defeated Partick Thistle 6-0.

After basking in glorious sunshine for the previous week, a torrential downpour welcomed the players out on to the pitch at Hampden as they observed a minute's silence for the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester earlier this week.

The heavy burst of rain before the game slickened the surface and helped in a frantic start to the match. "It is our 351st day today since we reported back for pre-season".

Celtic's Kieran Tierney was substituted midway through the first half and replaced by Rogic after receiving treatment to his mouth following a challenge from Jayden Stockley. Patrick Roberts, Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair support Leigh Griffiths up top.

Back came the rain, cascading again but failing to dampen the growing excitement and tension. Joe Lewis stretched to fingertip the ball on to the post and beyond for a corner kick.

"This may be a once in a lifetime achievement, going unbeaten domestically and win a treble".

  • Regina Holmes