Stoppage-time goal secures treble for Celtic

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Jonny Hayes had given the Dons the lead before Stuart Armstrong levelled nearly immediately.

Aberdeen's lead lasted just two minutes as Armstrong hauled Celtic level.

Meanwhile, Celtic captain Scott Brown paid tribute to Rodgers, acknowledging that Aberdeen - who finished as runners-up in both the Scottish Premiership and League Cup - provided the toughest challenge of the season.

He said: "I think Tom could play for a top side down south, that's how good he is".

The game hung in the balance until Jackie McNamara's breakthrough goal just five minutes from the interval and was over just three minutes after the break when Henrik Larsson scored the first of his clinical double. They are one-off occasions and it looks as if we have sold a lot of tickets, as have Celtic. They are a big club that has had a change and now needs someone who can organise: someone who has been at a big club.

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Celtic sealed the domestic treble in thrilling fashion as Tomas Rogic's stunning late goal saw off Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final.

"It's impossible to put it into words, but it's probably the best feeling you can have on the football pitch to score the victor in the last minute".

A dejected Dons manager Derek McInnes admitted his side were beaten by a touch of "class" by Rogic but is confident that his side can go one better next season.

"It will be a hard game but we are ready to give everything as it is the last game of the season as well".

"If we can do it we will always be remembered and to be part of that would be very special".

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"If we can bring our best game then we feel we have a really good chance of winning".

In a frantic start, Jonny Hayes wasted little time in putting Aberdeen - chasing their first Scottish Cup triumph in 27 years - ahead as he thumped home Niall McGinn's corner after nine minutes.

"They are the second best team, there is no doubt about that".

It didn't matter though, as Rogic glided past two Dons defenders before rifling an angled shot low under Lewis to beat the 'keeper and seal victory in the week that the Hoops celebrated the 50th anniversary of their European Cup win.

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