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Scottish Cup final as it happened


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By Andy Campbell

1709: Well, that's it from me. Thank you for all your contributions. You can watch highlights of today's match on Sportscene at 2225 BST and there will also be highlights online later on this evening.

From MaadMiike on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Excellent cup final! Well, maybe not for Motherwell but good to see Lennon get some silverware."

"The Hoops fans are rocking as Scott Brown lifts the Scottish Cup." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

Champagne moment
1700: Captain Scott Brown holds aloft the Scottish Cup to huge cheers from the Celtic fans.

1658: And now the Celtic players receive their winners medal.

1656: The Motherwell players collect their runners-up medals.

"I'm claiming it (the second goal)! It was a scrappy game. The second goal settled the nerves and we'll enjoy our night tonight" Celtic defender Mark Wilson on Sportsound

Full time
Celtic win the Scottish Cup for a record 35th time while Motherwell's long wait for a trophy continues. It is Neil Lennon's first trophy as Celtic manager and the club's first since 2009.

1652: FULL-TIME Motherwell 0-3 Celtic

1651: Anthony Stokes flashes a shot wide at the end of a flowing Celtic breakaway.

From DJConsuela on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "@cmulgrew21 has just scored a brilliant goal. Great to see a homegrown lad score what could be the final goal!!"

1649: There will be three minutes of stoppage time, starting now.

1647: Paddy McCourt is Celtic's final substitute, replacing Gary Hooper.

Celtic win a free-kick right on the end of the Motherwell box and Charlie Mulgrew's diagonal drive flies into the top corner.

1646: GOAL Motherwell 0-3 Celtic (Mulgrew)

1645: We're into the last four minutes of regulation time and there are no signs of a Motherwell comeback as Celtic home in on victory.

"Johan Mjallby now patrolling the technical area sporting an usual look of one trouser leg rolled up. Can't say I'm diggin' it." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden Park

1640: Kris Commons curls a shot high over the Motherwell crossbar and is then replaced by James Forrest.

"Mark Wilson's goal has got the Celtic fans rocking. Motherwell fans distraught that a cruel deflection may well have ended any hopes of a first Cup in 20 years." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden Park

1638: Steven Jones replaces Jamie Murphy for Motherwell.

Celtic double their lead. Mark Wilson fires in a shot and Stephen Craigan's attempted clearance carries the ball past Darren Randolph and over the line before Shaun Hutchinson can clear.

1634: GOAL Motherwell 0-2 Celtic (Craigan, own goal)

1632: Kris Commons' low strike is claimed by Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

1631: Motherwell make their first substitution with Francis Jeffers coming on for Steven Hammell.

Yellow card
1627: Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan is booked for taking Anthony Stokes out of the play.

1627: And indeed, Georgios Samaras is withdrawn and replaced by Anthony Stokes as Celtic make the first substitution of the game.

From Frob07 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Take off Sammy the Tammy and bring Stoksey on now please."

1624: Celtic miss an excellent chance to score a second. Kris Commons bursts in behind the Motherwell defence and touches the ball past goalkeeper Darren Randolph with Gary Hooper waiting to finish but Shaun Hutchinson makes a last-ditch clearance.

1623: More Celtic pressure with Gary Hooper's teasing ball across the Motherwell box missed by everyone.

"Stuart McCall urges the 'Well fans to pick up the noise and the masses in claret and amber respond. But the Celtic fans use the break for Samaras's injury to perform a mass huddle in the stands." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

From GabeFella on Twitter using #bbcsportsound:" I can see Motherwell coming back into this if Celtic don't score another."

1616: Celtic break away on the left with Georgios Samaras. The Greek striker elects not to pass to Gary Hooper who is an excellent scoring position in the middle and despite getting a couple of bites at the cherry the chance is lost.

1612: Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey volleys a shot into the arms of Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster. First effort on target from the Steelmen.

From RoryDGrant on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "1am Brisbane - reading live text when you said both managers soaked - the heaven's opened here. That's creating an atmosphere!"

1610: Motherwell keeper Darren Randolph blocks on the goalline after Gary Hooper tries to back-heel the ball into the net from Daniel Majstorovic's header.

Another tweet from BBC Scotland sport presenter David Currie: "A worrying moment: kids burst in demanding to watch The Little Mermaid on DVD had to tell them she drowned"

1609: Celtic controlling possession at the start of the second half and Motherwell are struggling to get a foothold in the game.

1604: The second half gets underway with no substitutions having taken place at the interval.

Half time
An engrossing and at times controversial first half draws to a close with Celtic in front at the interval thanks to Ki Sung-Yeung's stunning goal. Motherwell will be encouraged by Gavin Gunning's superb strike that hit the bar and both teams have several players who will have to take care not to pick up second yellow cards after the break.

1546: HALF-TIME Motherwell 0-1 Celtic

1545: The first half enters its sole minute of stoppage time.

"I hope we're not talking about the referee after this game. That's the last thing we need." BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

1542: Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan handles just outside his own box as he slides along the ground but there is no free-kick for Celtic.

A terrible pun from kingradebe on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "I thought Ki would be the one to unlock the Motherwell defence!"

1540: Referee Calum Murray waves away faint claims for a penalty after Motherwell striker John Sutton goes to ground under the challenge of Glenn Loovens.

1537: Daniel Majstorovic handles to give away a free-kick but the Celtic defender escapes a second booking. Motherwell cannot make anything of the set piece.

Someone has struck the woodwork
1536: Motherwell come to within inches of equalising. Gavin Gunning moves forward on the left and smashes in a shot from 35 yards that rattles the crossbar.

"A goal fit enough to win any cup final, 1-0 Celtic." BBC Sportsound commentator John Barnes

Celtic move into the lead. Ki Sung-Yeung collects the ball around 30 yards from goal and hammers a left-foot shot past Darren Randolph.

1532: GOAL Motherwell 0-1 Celtic (Ki)

Yellow card
1530: Ki Sung-Yeung is cautioned after his sliding challenge on Motherwell's Keith Lasley.

1530: We've reached the half-hour mark and neither goalkeeper has really had a save to make.

It's raining
"Lennon and McCall getting soaked on the touchline. I always felt a bit sorry for Steve McLaren for being dubbed 'The wally with the brolley'. They may not admit it, but both gaffers would love an umbrella just now." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

1525: Celtic's Scott Brown bursts through the inside left channel to latch on to Kris Commons' pass but just as it looks like the midfielder is in on goal Motherwell's Steve Jennings makes a crucial intervention.

"Neil Lennon is not the only manager here today loved by his club's supporters. A banner in the Motherwell end pays homage to Stuart McCall. Rather crudely written, but the sentiment is nice." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

1522: Bit of pressure from Celtic. Mark Wilson's cross is headed first by Georgios Samaras and then Gary Hooper, but neither effort is on target and keeper Darren Randolph clutches the loose ball.

"Both sides look a wee bit nervy. They're just trying to nullify each other. Motherwell will be the happier of the two sides just now." BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

From adamkirton on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Trying to finish my last piece of uni work whilst watching the Scottish Cup Final... I can't multi-task. Football wins!"

Yellow card
1519: The tackles are really flying in now and Celtic captain Scott Brown is the latest player to be booked after clattering in to Steven Hammell.

"Celtic fans in no doubt Keith Lasley should have seen red for that studs-up challenge on Loovens." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

Yellow card
1515: Another booking, this time for Motherwell. Keith Lasley slides in and catches Glenn Loovens after the defender had cleared the ball and the midfielder is cautioned.

1513: Charlie Mulgrew's dangerous cross into the Motherwell box is blocked by Shaun Hutchinson and goalkeeper Darren Randolph leaps to claim the ball and alleviate the danger.

"Neither team has really settled into this game yet" BBC Sportsound commentator John Barnes

From Bickers92 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Love multi-tasking. Watching the Scottish Final and revising at the same time. Got to love duo monitors on Campus"

Yellow card
1509: Referee Calum Murray brandishes the first booking of the match at Celtic's Daniel Majstorovic after the defender's challenge on John Sutton,

"Neil Lennon and Stuart McCall have both opted for the trusty waterproof tracksuit rather than a Cup final suit." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

1505: A light aircraft has just flown over Hampden pulling a banner that reads "IN LENNON WE TRUST".

"Celtic fans on their feet, thought they had the perfect start but Hooper's finish hits the bar." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

From dacamern on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Good luck to both teams let's have a final to be remembered."

Someone has struck the woodwork
1501: Celtic win an early corner. The initial delivery is cleared but eventually worked back into the penalty area where Gary Hooper stretches out a foot to fire a shot against the crossbar. However, the offside flag had already been raised against the striker.

1500: The 126th Scottish Cup final gets underway.

1458: The match is preceded by a minute's applause for Ernie Walker, the former Scottish FA chief executive who passed away last week.

From our very own BBC Scotland sport presenter David Currie @mrdavidcurrie on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Dr John Reid double breasted suit a no-no for a fuller figured man according to my stylist Gervaise"

1457: The players have made their way onto the pitch and are doing the customary handshakes before kick-off.

"Celtic fans have arrived and are in fine voice. Great atmosphere building from both sides." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

From colinmccreadie on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Still can't believe how bad Saints were in Scottish Cup Semi. Very jealous that Motherwell are there, hope they win!"

"Wonder how much advice Tom Hateley and John Sutton have received from their families? Mark (Tom's dad) and Chris (John's brother) no strangers to Hampden finals." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden Park

"He's got a very positive and good future. There's no doubt about it, he'll get a new contract, for a very long time." Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond on Neil Lennon

"Stevie Kirk and Tom Boyd come onto the field to huge cheers. I didn't see their names on the team sheets?! Pipe band marching round the field. A bit of Scottish pride - this is what our Cup final is all about. Well, that and the game." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden Park

1441: Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond has just told BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis that manager Neil Lennon will be given a new long-term contract.

1440: We're 20 minutes from kick-off now and there will be that familiar mix of nerves and excitement amongst players and fans at Hampden.

It's raining
"Constant rain at Hampden. Will be interesting to see how the pitch holds up. Looks terrific just now but did cut up very badly in the League Cup final." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden Park

From Frob07 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Afternoon all Hoops Fans. Looking forward to a great match and taking home the trophy to where it belongs."

1434: Full teams from Hampden:
Motherwell: Randolph, Hateley, Craigan, Hutchinson, Hammell, Gunning, Humphrey, Lasley, Jennings, Murphy, Sutton. Subs: Hollis, Jeffers, Jones, Saunders, Forbes.
Celtic: Forster, Wilson, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Brown, Ki, Mulgrew, Commons, Samaras, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Stokes, Cha, McCourt, Forrest.
Referee: Calum Murray

"Motherwell fans filtering into Hampden much quicker than the Celtic support. They want to soak up every minute of their first Scottish Cup final in 20 years." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

"Motherwell players appear for the warm-up to a heroes' welcome. As I look up from typing this, Celtic have appeared also. Not enough Hoops fans here yet to generate a heroes' welcome." BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden

1431: You can watch Sportscene's interview with Neil Lennon on the live television coverage now.

"We hope Gavin Gunning can give us something extra going forward. We can't afford to go gung-ho. The players know what it means. We want to give it everything we've got, have no fear. We're not just here to make up the numbers." Motherwell manager Stuart McCall

"I'm always confident going into a cup final with Celtic. We can't take anything for granted. We've picked a team we think can win the game. We've options in the flexibility of the team. Everything's conducive for a good game of football." Celtic manager Neil Lennon

1423: It looks as though Motherwell will line-up with Gavin Gunning at left-back and Steven Hammell pushing up to a wide left midfield position. Glenn Loovens is a surprise inclusion in the Celtic defence.

1420: Motherwell and Celtic met four times in this season's Scottish Premier League, Celtic winning three times and Motherwell claiming one victory.

It's raining
1418: The Glasgow rain will make for slippery conditions on the Hampden surface.

1413: As well as today's live television coverage, you can also follow the BBC Radio Scotland commentary.

1412: Coming up on Scottish Cup final Sportscene, on BBC One Scotland and online, there is an interview with Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

1411: Celtic hold the record for most Scottish Cup trophy wins with 34. Their last win in this tournament was four years ago.

1410: Motherwell's last Scottish Cup win was their last trophy victory in any competition, the 1991 cup final triumph over Dundee United by four goals to three after extra-time.

"So the pre-match entertainment starts, with the Scottish Rockettes cheerleaders in action. All eyes glued to the pitch and it's still 50 minutes until kick-off!" BBC Scotland's Andy Burke at Hampden Park in Glasgow

1407: Both managers are aiming to win their first trophy in charge of their current club. Neil Lennon has been in charge of Celtic for just over a year while Stuart McCall took over at Motherwell in December.

1405: Team news from Hampden. Gary Hooper and Georgios Samaras lead the Celtic attack with Anthony Stokes on the bench. Darren Randolph returns in goal for Motherwell with Chris Humphrey, John Sutton and Jamie Murphy forming a three-pronged attack.

1400: Good afternoon and welcome to today's live coverage of the Scottish Cup final, Motherwell v Celtic.

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