Celtic’s 35-game profitable run within the home cups got here to an finish as Ross County gained 2-0 at Parkhead.
Targets from Ross Stewart and Alex Iacovitti ensured Celtic’s run of trophies will come to an finish at both 11 or 12, relying on whether or not the Hoops beat Hearts within the delayed Scottish Cup ultimate.
The shock consequence was one among a number of surprises within the Betfred Cup second spherical with St Mirren knocking out Aberdeen and Alloa defeating Hearts.
Listed below are 5 different issues we discovered from the weekend’s motion.
Followers flip in opposition to Neil Lennon
Loads of Celtic supporters have referred to as for his or her supervisor to give up or be sacked on social media and radio phone-ins whereas banners have additionally been paraded outdoors the stadium. However issues turned ugly after Ross County’s win with a whole bunch breaching coronavirus restrictions to hurl abuse in direction of their former skipper. Two law enforcement officials have been injured within the protests because the stress on Lennon ramped up.
There’s not a lot fallacious with Livingston
Livingston went out decided to present departed supervisor Gary Holt a send-off they usually have been three up in opposition to Ayr inside 12 minutes. Their 4-0 victory solely bolstered the shock round Scottish soccer that Holt felt it essential to give up following a sluggish however hardly disastrous begin to the season.
Hearts are removed from invincible
After struggling their first Scottish Championship lack of the season in opposition to Dunfermline the earlier week, Hearts fell to their first ever defeat by Alloa. Alan Trouten’s penalty earned the part-time membership their first victory over the Gorgie membership of their 142-year historical past, on the twentieth try.
Michael O’Halloran is a wing-back to look at
The St Johnstone attacker has been utilised in a extra defensive position at instances up to now few weeks and performed there to devastating impact at Motherwell. O’Halloran drove into the field on numerous events earlier than Saints fell behind, after which bought to the byline and delivered two crosses which turned the sport on its head because the Perth facet gained 2-1.
The youngsters are all proper for Steven Gerrard
Midfielder Ciaran Dickson, 18, and 16-year-old defender Leon King got the ultimate 20 minutes of Rangers’ 4-0 win at Falkirk to indicate what they’ll do and Dickson particularly took the prospect with a composed show. It was a becoming honour from the supervisor as he marked the twenty second anniversary of his personal debut for boyhood favourites Liverpool.