For a preview ahead of this weekend's Scottish Cup game against Inverness, we turn back the clock to a rare Celtic victory in the competition against that annoying team from the Highlands:
As everybody constantly tells us, Celtic's record against Inverness in the Scottish Cup isn't great, as they have knocked us out of the tournament on three occasions. However, on the 25th of February 2007 we actually recorded a come from behind win in the quarter final with two late goals from some unexpected scorers. Now read on...
Celtic in February 2007 were well on our to our second title in a row under Gordon Strachan, and we were also doing well in the Champions League, just five days prior to this game drawing 0-0 with eventual winners AC Milan. But we wanted the Scottish Cup to complete the double, but as usual things were difficult in Inverness.
Caley took the lead in 18 minutes through Graham Bayne, and the same player almost added a second but was flagged for offside. Time was ticking down, and all Celtic really had to offer was a Nakamura effort off the bar, but cometh the hour cometh two unlikely heroes.
Firstly, in the 89th minute, a Nakamura corner was headed on by Stephen McManus and Steven Pressley glanced the ball home. Then, in injury time, Kenny Miller exchanged passes with Nakamura and curled the ball home from twenty five yards out, sparking scenes of wild celebrations. The Scottish Cup's greatest fighters had done it again!
The Cup was duly won 1-0 in a truly terrible game against versus Dunfermline, the only goal coming from the unlikely figure of Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe. Steven Pressley went on to manage Fleetwood and Coventry. As for Kenny Miller, he recently played in the lower leagues of Scottish football.
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