Embattled Celtic manager Neil Lennon has put personal turmoil behind him to claim the Scottish Cup, his first trophy in charge of the Glasgow giants.In recent months Lennon has endured death threats, has had parcel bombs and bullets posted to him and was attacked by a spectator during his side’s recent Scottish Premier League win at Hearts.
But the 39-year-old Northern Irishman was celebrating on Saturday, when Celtic claimed their first Scottish Cup since 2007 with a 3-0 win over Motherwell at Hampden Park.
The Glasgow side took the lead after 32 minutes through a brilliant long-range strike from South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, whose unstoppable left-foot effort flew past Darren Randolph in the Motherwell goal.
Motherwell began the second half full of zest, but when their defender Stephen Craigan put the ball into his own net after 76 minutes the match was as good as over.
There was still time for one more piece of magic, however, when Charlie Mulgrew struck a spectacular left-foot free-kick past the wall and Randolph to make it 3-0 two minutes from time.