Gut instinct helped Forster save crucial penalty in cup win

Tanya Simon
December 8, 2019

Christopher Julien scored the victor at the time but he and some of his Celtic teammates were offside, much to Gerrard's dismay.

'It's tough right now, ' the Liverpool legend told BT Sport. "Obviously still very raw of the match". We were really, really good. But we got one big moment wrong, we never defended a set-piece.

'Slightly offside, isn't it?

The game's other defining moment came three minutes later.

Rangers were handed an immediate chance to restore parity with Frimpong's foul following some slapstick defending from Celtic, but Morelos' weak spot-kick was turned away by Forster.

"Alfredo was the nominated penalty taker".

"It was certainly a great moment for him". In terms of what was going through his mind, you'd have to ask Alfredo. You need to score the penalty. It seemed like all the action was where we wanted it to be. But that doesn't win you football matches, big ones. These are the highlights of the game. We haven't executed today'.

Former Celtic goaltender Pat Bonner was confused by this decision, telling the BBC: "Why does not James Tavernier take that?" He is the captain, he should take his responsibilities.

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Neil Lennon has spoken of his pride in becoming only the second man in Scottish football history to win all three domestic trophies as both a player and manager at the same club. We really had to fight and crush him.

'It was just one of them days, it went my way today. I've had some special days and I am just buzzing I did my bit for the team. I cannot say how much that means to me.

"It was probably the worst we have played all season but I am delighted to win, that's all that matters in a cup final". I have chosen the path to follow.

Chris Sutton, who played for the Bhoys, took to Twitter after the game to admit Rangers were the better team.

Lennon was full of praise for his goalkeeper, saying: 'He's world class. I have so much confidence in him. We're so thankful to have him here. He was great today.

"We've got a huge game on Thursday and no better game to bounce back".

'We looked off it first half. We have to soak it up, remember it and be ready to go and give ourselves another opportunity and that type of performance will get us where we want to get to.

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