Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic: Player ratings for Scottish League Cup final

Celtic celebrate their League Cup triumph
Celtic lifted the Scottish League Cup for the 16th time

Celtic cruised to a 3-0 win over Aberdeen at Hampden Park as Brendan Rodgers secured his first trophy as the Scottish Premiership leaders' manager.

Former Celtic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Pat Bonner assesses the victors' performance in Sunday's Scottish League Cup final, while former Aberdeen and Scotland defender Willie Miller gives his marks out of 10 for Derek McInnes' side.

ABERDEEN (4-2-3-1)

Joe Lewis (goalkeeper) 6

Didn't do too much wrong, couldn't do anything about the goals. Not over-worked, but Celtic had a number of other chances. Not the worst.

Shay Logan (right-back) 6

In second-half, he came more to life in terms of getting forward, which is a big part of his game.

Ash Taylor (central defender) 5

In team for his height and domination but didn't dominate his opponent or take responsibility for closing gap between defence and midfield. Use of the ball was poor.

Anthony O'Connor (central defender) 4

Celtic's James Forrest is brought down by Aberdeen's Anthony O'Connor
James Forrest was brought down by Anthony O'Connor for Celtic's penalty

Probably his poorest performance for Aberdeen - uncertain, played too deep. He didn't close down James Forrest quickly enough for the second goal and conceded the penalty for the third. Must be disappointed, because he's looked good since coming to the club

Andrew Considine (left-back) 5

Wasn't exposed on too many occasions against Patrick Roberts. Did have the chance with a header and maybe should have done better with it. Moved to centre-back later, his preferred his position. Didn't play to the standard he's capable of.

Graeme Shinnie (central midfield) 6

Celtic's Scott Brown beats Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie to clear
Graeme Shinnie (right) was unable to prevent Celtic's midfield dominance

Not the worst in midfield. Tried hard but played in an area that was dominated by Celtic. Only got close to Celtic's midfielders on a couple of occasions and should have made it more difficult for them.

Ryan Jack (central midfield) 5

An opportunity as captain to lift the trophy. He normally gives you an element of control in midfield but didn't do that. The gap between him and his defence was too wide, allowing Roberts, Rogic and Forrest to get in behind.

Johnny Hayes (winger) 5

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes
Jonny Hayes came more into the game after the break

Largely anonymous in the first-half. Spent his time worrying about defensive duties rather than what he's good at. Turned it around in second half and had a number of good runs, but he's a match winner and he didn't show what he was capable of.

Kenny McLean (central midfield) 5

Celtic dominated in midfield and McLean must take responsibility. He's been at the club long enough to know what's expected, should be performing to a high level and on the big stage. If you want to be an international, you have to perform better.

James Maddison (winger) 6

Celtic's James Forrest chases Aberdeen's James Maddison
James Maddison (right) was Aberdeen's main threat

Whenever he got on the ball, you felt, if anything was going to happen creatively, it was going to come through him. He was taken out the game on two or three occasions and Celtic players realised he was the main threat.

Adam Rooney (forward) 5

Not the Adam Rooney I know. Didn't do much in terms of causing a threat to the two centre-backs, who handled him extremely well. He needed to work harder to make it difficult for them but had little support. Should be a goal threat but didn't do that.


Jayden Stockely (forward) 4

Won a couple of headers, but his timing was out at times after coming on for O'Connor.

Niall McGinn (winger) 4

Expect more from a player like him. With Hayes, who he replaced, he's the quality in terms of creativity and didn't create anything.

Wes Burns (forward) 4

Barely touched the ball after taking over from Rooney. Hard when coming on at 3-0 down.

CELTIC (4-2-3-1)

Craig Gordon (goalkeeper) 7

Had that save from Andrew Considine's first-half header but didn't have much else to do. To force his way back into the side and win a medal, you have to give him great credit.

Mikael Lustig (right-back) 7

Fairly comfortable at right-back, as steady as always, and was in control defensively.

Jozo Simunovic (central defender) 7

Was probably the pick of the back four. Stepping out, he made the opening goal. Passed the ball well throughout.

Erik Sviatchenko (central defender) 7

Strong, powerful figure at the back. Was never put under significant pressure.

Emilio Izaguirre (left-back) 7

Attacked the by-line as always and delivered an early cross for Moussa Dembele to head on target.

Scott Brown (central midfield) 8

Celtic's Scott Brown holds off Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie
Celtic captain Scott Brown (left) was man of the match

Man of the match, dominated proceedings, looked in control and showed flair at times. Won a tackle with O'Connor that probably put paid to the defender for the next five or 10 minutes. Led by example.

Stuart Armstrong (central midfield) 7

Solid display, worked very hard, not over-spectacular and should have scored at the end after getting himself into a great position.

Tom Rogic (central midfield) 7

Tom Rogic celebrates after scoring Celtic's opening goal
Tom Rogic opened the scoring for Celtic after 16 minutes

Always capable of doing something in the game. An attacking threat throughout. He plays the position well and scored the opening goal.

James Forrest (winger) 8

James Forrest wheels away in celebration after scoring
James Forrest scored Celtic's second goal at Hampden

Scored Celtic's second goal, laid on a couple, won the penalty for the third. I asked the question before, could he step up? And I think he did.

Patrick Roberts (winger) 7

Probably Celtic's quietest player. Wasn't involved as much as he would have wanted to be.

Moussa Dembele 7

Moussa Dembele fires Celtic into a 3-0 lead
Moussa Dembele put Celtic 3-0 ahead from the penalty spot

Probably the quietest we've seen him but still scored his goal. Not as sharp as he normally is but led the line well.


Nir Bitton (central midfield) 7

Did what he had do after coming on for Roberts. Kept it nice and solid in midfield.

Callum McGregor (central midfield) 7

Another who did his job well and kept the performance ticking over after coming on for Rogic.

Leigh Griffiths (forward) 7

Didn't have much time to impress as a late sub for Forrest but didn't do anything wrong.

Pat Bonner and Willie Miller were talking to BBC Scotland's Richard Wilson.