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Tom Rogic's Celtic into Cup final

AAP logoAAP 23/10/2016 Ronnie Esplin

Moussa Dembele's late goal gave Celtic a 1-0 win over Rangers at Hampden Park to send Socceroo Tom Rogic's side into next month's Scottish Cup final.

The Hoops, inspired by captain Scott Brown, edged a rather unremarkable and goalless first half then turned the screw after the break.

"I thought we were very dominant in terms of chances and the power, quality and strength in our game today," Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers told the Celtic website.

"Sometimes you never know if the chances don't go in or maybe you don't get that little bit of luck that is deserving of it, that you're always vulnerable to a counter-attack but I thought how we went about the game today was brilliant.

It looked like the Light Blues would take the semi-final to extra-time but in the 87th minute Dembele tucked away a pass from substitute Leigh Griffiths to set up a meeting with Aberdeen in the final on November 27 at the national stadium.

Rogic was replaced in the 70th minute after an impressive effort from the 23-year-old Australian.

The midfielder however did squander a great opportunity in the first half when he was gifted the ball by Rangers keeper Matthew Gilks.

But Rogic fluffed his lines with his first touch letting him down and Gilks mopped up the mess.

Celtic play Aberdeen in the final on November 27.

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