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Rodgers hails match winner Christie after League final triumph

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for Hoops midfielder Ryan Christie following the 1-0 League Cup final win over Aberdeen at Hampden Park.

Scotland international Christie continued his excellent form by netting the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time.

The 23-year-old’s Celtic career seemed to be almost over last season when he spent time on loan at today’s opponents Aberdeen, but the talented midfielder has been in superb for the Hoops in recent months and recently signed a new long-term contract at Celtic Park.

Speaking after the game, Rodgers revealed that he felt it was written in the stars that Christie would score against the team he was playing for just last season.

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“I said to him that’s the football gods,” Rodgers told the BBC.

“Aberdeen played a big part in his development.

“He’s come back and shown he’s ready to be a Celtic performer and, the last two months, he’s been amazing. He deserves the man of the match.

“When I first came up here, he used to be Charlie Christie’s son and now Charlie is known as Ryan Christie’s dad.

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