Maybe an important aim of Celtic’s season to this point was scored on Wednesday evening… by a St Mirren participant.
The Bhoys weren’t even in motion on Wednesday, however their fierce Previous Agency rivals Rangers had been – with Steven Gerrard’s aspect hoping to increase their unbeaten begin to the season to 28 video games.
They visited St Mirren for a Scottish League Cup quarter-final hoping to document one other win and transfer one step nearer to probably claiming silverware, however, for the primary time in 2020/21, Gers had been defeated.
Conor McCarthy scored an injury-time winner for Saints after Gers’ Steven Davis levelled the match within the 88th minute, with Jamie McGrath additionally netting a brace for the hosts following Conor Goldson’s early opener.
Rangers have regarded imperious this 12 months and their followers absolutely anticipated their staff to march all the best way to Hampden to raise their first trophy in a decade after seeing bitter rivals Celtic exit the competitors within the round-of-16.
However as an alternative it’s Saints who’re heading again to the nationwide stadium for the primary time since lifting the League Cup again in 2013 after changing into the primary Scottish aspect in 9 months to topple the Premiership leaders.
Celtic could already be out the League Cup, however there isn’t a doubt the Parkhead devoted will likely be delighted by Wednesday’s outcome.
It ends the Gers unimaginable unbeaten run, and denies Gerrard’s aspect the prospect of successful one piece of silverware this time period – though they’re nonetheless within the Europa League and prime the Premiership by 13 factors.
St Mirren’s reward for changing into the primary Scottish aspect to beat Rangers this season was being drawn for a semi-final conflict towards Livingston.