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Motherwell sink Aberdeen to enter Scottish Cup final

Sat, 14 Apr 2018

Glasgow: Motherwell will face Celtic or Rangers in the Scottish Cup final on May 19 after Curtis Main scored twice in a comprehensive 3-0 semi-final win over Aberdeen yesterday.

A second Cup final of the season awaits for the Steelmen who lost 3-0 to Celtic in the League Cup final in November. Two goals in as many first-half minutes swung the game in Motherwell’s favour at Hampden as Main converted from close range before Ryan Bowman slotted home at the second attempt after his first effort was saved by Joe Lewis.

Aberdeen lead Motherwell by 24 points in the Scottish Premiership, but the were also dumped out the League Cup 3-0 by Motherwell back in September.

And Main ensured Motherwell would cruise into the final by the same score when he pounced on an error from Kari Arnason before curling home from the edge of the box 24 minutes from time.

Celtic remain on course to match their domestic treble of last season and are favourites to set up a repeat of the League Cup final when they host their local rivals at Hampden for the second semi-final today.

l Toledo’s Tunisian forward Lassad Nouioui, who has also played for Celtic and Deportivo, has been taken to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a training session yesterday, the Spanish third division side said.

“The player fell unconscious on the pitch after suffering ventricular fibrilation and after receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation he was taken to hospital in an ambulance,” said a statement from Toledo.