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Sunday, March 18, 2012

SCOTLAND : Kilmarnock beat Celtic 1-0 to win League Cup for first time

Kilmarnock won the Scottish League Cup for the first time in their history with a 1-0 victory and ended Celtic's hopes of winning the domestic treble.

Having lost in the final of this competition on six previous occasions, Killie were also trying to win their first trophy since 1997's Scottish Cup triumph.

The only goal of the game came in the 84th minute, when Ben Gordon released substitute Lee Johnson on the left and his whipped cross was headed into the net by Dieter van Tornhout at the back post, the Belgian's first goal for Kilmarnock.

Celtic chased a leveller and Kille goalkeeper Cammy Bell made a double save to deny Georgios Samaras and fellow replacement Kris Commons.

And Killie held on to claim the cup.

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