St Mirren stun Celtic to reach final
Second from bottom in the SPL, St Mirren stunned Celtic 3-2 to reach the Scottish League Cup final where they will play Hearts.
Esmael Goncalves, Paul McGowan and Steven Thompson scored for the Buddies while the league champions could only offer one Gary Hooper goal and a consolation from Charlie Mulgrew.
Mulgrew was at fault for McGowan's goal as he gave away the penalty which the midfielder converted in the 64th minute. Mulgrew's handball from Gary Teale's cross came not long after the defender had missed a penalty of his own and his 90th-minute goal will not have drastically eased his painful afternoon.
By then it was all but over because Thompson had got on the end of Marc McAusland's cross in the 69th minute to establish a 3-1 lead. At half-time that scoreline seemed improbable as Hooper had cancelled out debutant Goncalves' eight-minute opener and the tide seemed to be with the Hoops.
But the Buddies were inspired to raise their game and took Celtic on in all areas of the field to reach March's final back at Hampden Park.
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