By Dominic Toner

Brendan Rodgers praised Celtic’s winning goal in the victory against Rangers on Sunday.

Celtic earned a 1-0 victory against their Old Firm rivals in the Scottish League Cup semi-final, meaning they will face Aberdeen in the final.

Brendan Rodgers’ side had the better of the chances during the game, with goalkeeper Matt Gilks saving well from Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic in the first-half.

The Bhoys finally broke a stubborn Rangers defence in the 87th minute thanks to in-form striker Moussa Dembele.

Substitute Leigh Griffiths put in a dangerous cross from the right wing and his team-mate latched on to the ball to flick the ball into the net.

Manager Rodgers revealed his delight after the match with the goal and claimed it was a “real clever finish”.

“It was wonderful play. Leigh and Stuart did brilliant. They added real thrust. Real clever finish from Moussa to give us the winning goal,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

Celtic have now got past Motherwell, Alloa and Rangers to progress to the League Cup final, the competition which was won by Ross County last season.

Rodgers will be hoping to win his first piece of silverware with Celtic, after being appointed the club’s manager in the summer.

In other Celtic news, the club’s supporters reacted to the cup victory against Rangers.