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Edouard the hero as Celtic seal unprecedented treble treble

Celtic's Odsonne Edouard celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game. Pic: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire
Celtic's Odsonne Edouard celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game. Pic: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Odsonne Edouard was the hero as Celtic secured an unprecedented domestic triple treble with a thrilling 2-1 William Hill Scottish Cup final win over Hearts at Hampden Park.

After an absorbing but goalless first half, Gorgie attacker Ryan Edwards, struck from close range in the 52nd minute.

However, Hoops striker Edouard levelled with a penalty just after the hour mark before firing in the dramatic winner with eight minutes remaining.

It is the first time that Celtic have won the trophy in three successive years and their comeback win provided further evidence of their current domination of the Scottish game, although Craig Levein's side did all they could to halt the green and white juggernaut.

Celtic captain Scott Brown told BBC One Scotland: "It's phenomenal. For the fans, it's unbelievable - and people were saying we've had a poor season.

"We've done the treble yet again, and it's the third one in a row.

"It shows the lads are relentlessness. Hearts have given us a very hard, very physical game but we stood up to it."

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Pic: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon prior to the William Hill Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Pic: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

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