Celtic clinch unbeaten treble with late Scottish FA Cup win

A stoppage time strike from Australian worldwide Tom Rogic saw Celtic come from behind to defeat Aberdeen 2-1 to lift the Scottish Cup and seal a historic domestic treble the hard way.

The league champions grew stronger as the second half went on and in the first minute of added time Rogic, on as a substitute, fired in a close-range drive to ensure that Brendan Rodgers' side completed the entire domestic season unbeaten.

In one of the most exciting Cup finals seen in recent years, Ireland's Jonny Hayes opened the scoring for Aberdeen in the ninth minute.

Rooney doesn't believe nerves are going to hit now and so his firm belief is that Aberdeen need to forget about Celtic and concentrate on what they are good at.

"Give credit to all of the Celtic and Aberdeen players, but as the game wore on our quality and movement paid dividends", Rodgers continued.

"If we can bring our best game then we feel we have a really good chance of winning".

I want to win things.

"To have achieved that in the first season alongside everything else that we've done is very humbling".

It didn't matter though, as Rogic glided past two Dons defenders before rifling an angled shot low under Lewis to beat the 'keeper and seal victory in the week that the Hoops celebrated the 50th anniversary of their European Cup win. "It would be something special and something I would cherish, but we have to win the game first". "But we came here to win so obviously there is real disappointment".

The team are now listed in the ranks along with the "Invincible" Arsenal team of 2003-04 and the Juventus team of 2011-12, who both played 38 games in their league seasons.

"It's an absolutely incredible feeling for the football club, for the staff, for everyone and the players in particular, because they've been unbelievable".

"The league is a fantastic league, it is very competitive and we have to be at our best". What they've achieved and you see how hard it is.

It is OK finishing second, having a good season and setting records but the ones you remember are the ones where you pick up silverware at the end of the season.

"My job is to lead and push and demand and the players have been able to cope with that".

  • Rosalie Stanley