JACK and the Beanstalk has simply began on the civic centre alongside from Fir Park.
However pantomime villain Scott Sinclair took centre stage once more to jot down one other controversial spotkick script in opposition to Motherwell.
He had been the participant who had hit the deck to win the essential penalty in Sunday’s League Cup win over Effectively.
And at Fir Park he stepped off the bench to save lots of Celtic’s unbeaten run after Callum McGregor had been bundled within the field.
Till then Mikael Lustig had seemed like being remembered because the man who gifted the objective to finish the Hoops’ unbeaten run at 65 video games on the day his children’ Christmas presents have been nicked from his motor.
However with simply two minutes left – and with Effectively trying like changing into the primary membership to close out Celts for 20 months – Collum pointed to the spot after Andy Rose’s problem.
It seemed a smooth award once more, with McGregor going away from objective as he tumbled.
As soon as once more it noticed a whistler being surrounded by claret and amber at full-time.
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You felt for Effectively too after standing as much as Celts for lengthy spells.
When Lustig slipped on 78 minutes then skewed house Craig Tanner’s free-kick the bottom went wild.
However three days after Cedric Kipre’s disputed foul and crimson card there was extra disbelief amongst Effectively followers.
In freezing situations that they had withstood the warmth and refused to keel over.
Sinclair began on the bench after his weekend being caught up in controversy.
It didn’t cease his identify being booed by house followers and cheered by the guests when it was learn out.
The groups emerged to the stirring soundtrack of the video Effectively performed earlier than the Hampden ultimate.
The house aspect began brightly too with Carl McHugh seeing a header drop simply over.
On the different finish Leigh Griffiths – recalled with Moussa Dembele crocked – noticed a shot deflect extensive after Allan Campbell had gifted possession.
Patrick Roberts was beginning his first recreation after a month out however his evening lasted simply 11 minutes.
On the finish of a mazy he pulled up holding his troublesome hamstring.
After hobbling round for a few minutes he hit the deck and was changed by Tom Rogic.
Ref Craig Thomson had been on the epicentre of the showpiece spotkick saga on Sunday.
Final evening Collum was the person entrusted with issues.
Kipre began together with his Hampden crimson card ban making use of to subsequent yr’s League Cup.
Hoops No2 had claimed his lunge at Dembele may have ended the striker’s profession.
The enormous Frenchman confirmed he wasn’t going to be delay by his early bathtub and Collum stored his playing cards in his pocket when he mowed down James Forrest.
It was the identical when Deimantas Petravicius left a boring one on Kieran Tierney.
The Hoops have been seeing the majority of the possession however Effectively have been sticking to their form.
Collum appeared decided to let issues circulate, which led to some fierce challenges going unpunished and each side claiming for fouls which weren’t given.
Cash appeared to rain down from a piece of Effectively followers within the John Hunter stand.
However neither aspect had managed to money in and take any of their restricted probabilities.
On the odd event the Hoops have been neat and tidy they did not profit from issues.
Each time Effectively attacked as ever there was no quarter given however the Hoops backline refused to buckle.
Craig Gordon’s gorgeous save from Louis Moult had stored the Hoops forward at Hampden.
However he received fortunate when he made a hash of Elliott Frear’s free-kick and noticed the ball bounce off his arm and out for a nook.
Then, seconds after fourth official Barry Cook dinner held up the board to say there can be one minute of damage time, Celtic got here so near taking the lead.
If it hadn’t been for Effectively keeper Trevor Carson they might have.
Some extra good play by midfield ended with Rogic producing an excellent cross to ship Tierney racing in on objective.
The ball seemed destined to finish up within the internet till the goalie brilliantly unfold himself and go away Tierney holding his head in his arms.
It was important Effectively didn’t fold early within the second half as that they had at Hampden.
If Griffiths had received the ball out from below his toes faster they may have fallen behind simply three minutes in.
Tierney turned on the turbo down the left and picked out his Scotland teammate.
However he couldn’t get a shot away earlier than our bodies have been round him to dam.
Forrest noticed his follow-up charged down too.
Collum lastly flashed yellow at Campbell after he stopped Armstrong illegally.
Carson once more reacted nicely to push away a Callum McGregor piledriver.
One other piece of lax play from Gordon gifted Effectively a gap when a wayward kick from the goal-line went straight to Cadden.
As Gordon scrambled backwards Cadden picked out Moult who may solely hook over.
McGregor handed up one other probability when he drilled extensive then Griffiths did the identical.
However once more Effectively broke in a transfer which sub Tanner may need made extra off.
Richard Tait picked him out however regardless of standing unmarked contained in the field he couldn’t join correctly together with his header.
Sinclair got here on for Armstrong with 73 minutes gone to cost each helps up.
Nevertheless it was Effectively who reacted greatest after Brown conceded a free-kick.
Tanner despatched it into the mixer, Lustig misplaced his footing and lunged on the ball solely to see it fly previous Gordon’s outstretched hand.
However there was extra drama to come back. Carson had achieved nicely once more to provide a double save from McGregor.
When the ball dropped McGregor misplaced his footing, Collum was in little question and Sinclair did the remaining.