Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic: Hoops breeze past nine-man Aberdeen to reach Scottish Cup final


Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic: Hoops breeze past nine-man Aberdeen to reach Scottish Cup final

Celtic kept their triple treble quest firmly on course as they swept nine-man Aberdeen aside 3-0 to book a place in next month’s Scottish Cup final.

The Dons had been holding their own at Hampden until they lost Dom Ball to a second yellow card after a gruesome clash of heads with Ryan Christie.

Celtic quickly made the most of their man advantage as James Forrest fired them ahead in first-half stoppage time.

Celtic are still on course for a historic treble treble

Odsonne Edouard’s penalty and precise finish from substitute Tom Rogic rubbed salt into Pittodrie wounds as the Reds also had Lewis Ferguson sent off.

Derek McInnes had been looking to lead Aberdeen into his fifth final as boss but both he and his assistant manager Tony Docherty finished the game watching from the stands as they also lost their discipline on the touchline in the face of a green and white onslaught.

Hoops interim boss Neil Lennon will now look to boost his chances of landing the post permanently by wrapping up the club’s third straight domestic clean sweep when they take on final opponents Hearts on May 25.

Lennon’s record at Hampden with Celtic was mixed after notching up six wins and five defeats from his previous 11 visits during his first stint in charge of the Hoops.

But an upset never looked likely this time as Celtic started like they meant business.