Yogi calls the tune: 23rd October 1965

YOGI CALLS THE TUNE….

The Venue. ​ Hampden Park.
The Date. ​ 23rd October 1965.
The Occasion. ​ The League Cup Final
The Attendance. 107,600

The Time.​ Roughly 3.18pm.
The Action.​ When a high cross came into the Rangers box, centre-half Ronnie McKinnon,
​​under pressure from Joe McBride, unbelievably handled the ball to give a penalty to Celtic. Up stepped John Hughes, who, as we can see here, calmly stroked the ball past goalkeeper Billy Ritchie to give Celtic the lead.

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Other Celtic players, left to right, are Joe McBride (9), Jimmy Johnstone, Charlie Gallagher and Tommy Gemmell.

The Time.​ Roughly 3.28pm
The Action.​ Jimmy Johnstone went on a weaving run, which left-back Davie Provan was adjudged to have blocked unfairly. John Hughes again stepped forward to score from the resulting penalty, although this time Ritchie did get a hand to it.

The Time. Roughly 4.40pm
The Action. Ronnie Simpson’s attempted clearance with his palm merely bounced off right-back Ian Young’s head into the net to pull one back for Rangers.

The Score. Celtic 2 Rangers 1
The Aftermath. Sadly, Celtic’s half-lap of honour to show the trophy to their supporters ended in chaos when some Rangers fans, mainly youths, invaded the pitch.

Jim Craig

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