Ange Postecoglou creates history: Celtic FC win Scottish League Cup

Postecoglou Kyogo scores second goal for Celtic FC against Hibernian in Scottish League Cup Final on December 19, 2021.

Ange Postecoglou has created history by becoming the first Australian football manager to win silverware in a European country by guiding Celtic FC to a 2-1 victory over Hibernian in the Scottish League Cup.


The Athens-born manager previously created history by guiding the Australian national team to its first silverware by winning the Asian Cup 2008 and is the first and only Australian manager to lead a team in European competitions.

Kyogo Furuhashi inspired Celtic to their first trophy under Postecoglou by scoring two goals.


The Japanese forward - an injury doubt before the game - finished smartly to get Celtic level within a minute of them going behind to Paul Hanlon's towering header for Hibs.

Kyogo was then too quick for Hibs' defenders as he latched onto a quick free kick to lob goalkeeper Matt Macey and ultimately win Celtic the trophy.

Kyogo Furuhashi scores Celtic's winning goal

Kevin Nisbet and Hanlon had gilt-edged chances to force extra time, but first the striker headed off a post before Hanlon skied the rebound from 10 yards in the 89th minute. Joe Hart then denied Joe Newell right at the death.

Victory extended Celtic's unbeaten run at Hampden to 18 games, while Hibs - with interim boss David Gray in charge - were left rueing another missed opportunity at the national stadium, having lost last season's Scottish Cup final.


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