Cameron Carter-Vickers claimed his first piece of silverware with Celtic as they went on to beat Hibernian in the Scottish League Cup Final on Sunday.
Hibernian 1-2 Celtic
Celtic came back from a goal down in the second half to secure their 20th Scottish League Cup title with their win over Hibernian at Hampden Park.
Cameron Carter-Vickers went the distance for the Hoops as he once again anchored the backline to win the first title on offer in the Scottish season.
The Glasgow side had some positive news coming into the game as a few of their attacking players, who have been missing from league action due to injuries, were deemed fit for this encounter. Their presence was much needed at the final.
Celtic tried to stamp their authority in the first half with several attacks on Hibs’ goal. However, a combination of a lack of sharpness and saves from goalkeeper Matt Macey kept the game scoreless as both headed in for halftime.
Fans at Hampden Park would not be left disappointed as the second half provided a thrilling sequence of action from both teams.
Hibs finally broke the scoreless deadlock in the 51st minute when Paul Hanlon headed the ball in from a Martin Boyle corner kick. It was a fortunate goal as the ball hit Celtic’s Josip Juranovic before crossing the goal-line.
There was no time to celebrate ass Celtic scored the equalizer seconds later through their Japanese international Kyogo Furuhashi. Callum McGregor’s perfect pass landed at the feet of the forward and he fired his shot past Macey.
Furuhashi would give Celtic the lead in the 72nd minute when a quick restart saw him get the ball from Tomas Rogic and chip his shot over Macey into the goal.
Hibs pushed for the equalizer, but Celtic was able to hold on to get thir hands on the cup and extend their winning streak at the national stadium to 18 games.