Rangers beat Celtic in Youth Cup final
Rangers shrugged off a Celtic comeback to win 3-2 in the Youth Cup final at Hampden Park. The young Light Blues stormed into an early two-goal lead after only six minutes but their Hoops counterparts recovered to make it 2-2 early in the second half. However, in the 65th minute, Nathan Young-Coombes headed in what turned out to be the winner. The match started well for Rangers with Ciaran Dickson curling the ball low into the corner of the net from 20 yards with four minutes on the clock. When the Hoops failed to deal with a corner into the box two minutes later, Dapo Mebude drove the ball in from inside the box. Celtic, however, were level within three minutes of the second half. Rangers goalkeeper Lewis Budinauckas had no chance when striker Cameron Harper guided a shot from 16 yards into the corner within 90 seconds of the restart. Moments later, Paul Kennedy’s free-kick from 25 yards took a wicked deflection off Mebude and sneaked in. It was Rangers’ turn to respond. Celtic keeper Liam Hughes tipped a fine shot from Josh McPake around the post but he was beaten when Young-Coombes headed in from a Kai Kennedy free-kick. Two minutes later Hughes saved a poor penalty from Kennedy after Brody Paterson had tripped Mebude. Celtic had the ball in the net in the closing stages but the offside flag was up and Rangers kept ahead until the final whistle. Topics Celtic, Rangers, Scottish Premiership, Celtic, Rangers What’s it like to attend an Old Firm game? FourFourTwo found out… Alfredo Morelos sees red as Celtic beat Rangers to close in on title Celtic and Rangers set for Old Firm double-header Celtic and Rangers in the ‘90s: When the Old Firm felt (even) bigger Liverpool clinch FA Youth Cup as Duncan returns to haunt Manchester City Getafe claim vital point against Real Madrid Fernandinho thinks Manchester City showed their desire to retain title Trevor Sinclair: Don’t let the racists win, stay on the pitch and beat them Forrest wants Celtic to pay rousing tribute to McNeill Ranked! Every one of Manchester United’s post-Alex Ferguson signings Jurgen Klopp reveals how he’d react to a Manchester City title win 10 players you’d forgotten were in a PFA Premier League Team of the Year Ranked! The 50 best players in the Premier League this season Quiz! Can you name every German with 30+ Premier League appearances?