Rangers reach Scottish League Cup final

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/f/football.jpg' class='caption'> The Rangers beat their Glasgow rivals Celtic to reach the final of the Scottish League Cup.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:27 IST
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The Rangers beat their Glasgow rivals Celtic to reach the final of the Scottish League Cup. Glasgow Celtic should have been in the lead after Arthur Numan's attempted back pass ended up with John Hartson. However, the Welsh striker's shot was well blocked by Lorenzo Amoruso. Then against the run of play, the Rangers stunned Celtic by opening the scoring. Peter Lovenkrands slotted the ball into the far corner with just seconds to go before the half time whistle. But Celtic came back with the equaliser in the 73rd minute. After a goalmouth scramble, Bobo Balde finally managed to find the back of the net. Rangers got the chance to take the lead three minutes later when Balde fouled Lovenkrands in the box and a penalty was awarded. However, Arveladze made a mess of the spot kick, hitting the cross bar before it went out. An extra-time goal from Bert Konterman gave Rangers a 2-1 win and booked it a place in the final of the Scottish League Cup. Sir Alex Fergusson decides to stay on Sir Alex Fergusson regarded as the most successful manager in the history of British football, has finally ended the suspense. He will continue with Manchester United. The 60-year-old Fergusson said his wife and sons persuaded him to delay his retirement and stay on for another three years. But newspaper reports claim the change of heart was due to a combination of United's failure to land a suitable successor, and the team's sparkling form over the last two months. Pele's jersey up for auction Christie's of London is more known for selling antiques and fine arts. However, next month they will be auctioning a football jersey -- the one worn by Pele in Brazil's 1970 World Cup final victory. The shirt has been offered for sale by Italian international Roberto Rosato. He and Pele swapped jerseys at the end of Brazil's 4-1 victory.

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