Rangers defeat Dundee 1-0

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Rangers completed the seventh treble in their history on Saturday as they beat Dundee 1-0 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

Rangers defeat Dundee 1-0

Glasgow:

Rangers completed the seventh treble in their history on Saturday as Lorenzo Amoruso scored the winner in the 66th to beat Dundee 1-0 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park. The victory sealed a record-breaking season for Rangers, who won the league on goal difference over Celtic, and also beat their Glasgow archrivals in the League Cup final in March. After a lacklustre first half, Rangers began to take control, with Amoruso scoring on a header in the box off a free kick from Neil McCann. The match was probably Amoruso's finale, with reports he will move to English side Blackburn. The victory moved Rangers level with Celtic on Scottish Cup championships - each with 31. It also put coach Alex McLeish in exclusive company at the legendary Scottish side. At 44, McLeish became the youngest Rangers coach to complete the treble in the same season. It was also McLeish's third straight appearance in the final, which he won last season with Rangers and lost two years ago with Hibernian. He said his side was "walking on empty" after winning the league last week. "We needed to score because the extra-time would have killed us. It was a big high last week, you can see one or two players are struggling. But I'm proud of the players proud of my staff and pleased for the fans". Dundee, which finished 53 points behind Rangers in the standings, was trying to win its first Scottish Cup since 1910. Dundee last played in the final in 1964. It lost to Rangers that year, too, by 3-1. (AP)

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