Last Updated: 29/01/12 4:59pm
It was an entertaining game here at Hampden Park. Anthony Stokes' double set Celtic up for the win but Falkirk can take pride from their performance. Their young players were a credit to them. But Celtic go through to the final to face Kilmarnock.
Hooper produces a sharp turn on the edge of the box and gets to the by-line and squares it for Stokes for the easy tap-in
Weatherston manages to get free from Wanyama and puts a cross that is cleared by Matthews. Really dangerous ball
Alston wins the ball and tries to get down the right flank before he is crowded out by three Celtic defenders
Duffy again shows he's a willing runner down this right flank, but he hits his cross out when he had two players to pick from in the box
Higginbotham shows he is the dangerman again as he dances to the byline and gets his cross in which is cleared
Duffy drives into the box as Wanyama tries to win the ball, which breaks to sub Alston on the edge of the area but he drags his shot wide
Celtic are not enjoying a comfortable afternoon and Falkirk are starting to sense they can get something from this
Fulton blazes over at the other end. Higginbotham stands the ball up to the far post but Fulton can only shoot over from four yards
Brown is trying to force his way through the Falkirk defence but Fulton gets back to do his defensive duties
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Falkirk have been excellent in this first half and they have given themselves a chance of glory after the interval.
Celtic worked the ball out well to Forrest. He goes for goal but is smoothered by McGovern who is off his line quickly.
El Alagui should have done better. Higginbotham finds him with a pull back from the byline but the in-form striker hits a air shot
Rogne again showing his threat in the opposition area but he fails to hit the target with his header from four yards out
the goal seems to have knocked the stuffing out of Celtic who should have been more than one goal to the good.
Great equaliser for Falkirk. Higginbotham played him in with a clever pass and Fulton produced a calm assured finish
Forrest does well again down the right and gets the ball ball in but Stokes effort is blocked by Dodds.
Forrest continues to look dangerous down this right flank. He does well to get his cross in but Brown fails to score
Falkirk are getting men behind the ball and maintaining their shape. They are making themselves hard to breakdown
Stokes is ruled offside in the inside left position as he looked to get in the box and get a shot off
Rogne headers down from a corner and the ball bounces up and hits the post. Celtic are getting closer
Murdoch tries to switch the play for Falkirk from the middle of the park, but overhit his pass out to the flanks.
Falkirk should count themselves lucky they are still on level terms and that might just be the luck they need
Brown thumps a shot from the edge of the box but McGovern tip it against the post, and Hooper blasted in the rebound. Replays showed he was onside
Higginbotham drives forward and finds El Alagui but he screws his effort wide. Good positive play by Falkirk
Curtis Stephen has emailed in saying: The Celtic lineup is way to strong for Falkirk, Forrest is on form and they have a really strong bench. I predict an easy 3-0 win with 2 goals from hopper and 1 from stokes. C'mon celtic!!!
A place in the final awaits one of these two teams and they are just 90 minutes away from maybe claiming a piece of silverware.
For those of you that enjoy a flutter, why not try Skybet. They are offering odds of 11/1 on a Falkirk win, for those of you that think it will be a draw you can get 5/1, and Celtic are the favourites at 2/9
Neil Lennon has made two changes for the semi-final. Left-back Emilio Izaguirre and striker Anthony Stokes come in for Ki Sung-yueng and Georgios Samaras, who both start on the bench.
Bairns boss Steven Pressley made just one change to his side for this semi-final clash. Jay Fulton, 17, replaces 19-year-old Blair Alston who was named as a substitute.
Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Dods, Wallace, Scobbie, Weatherston, Mark Millar, Murdoch, Fulton, El Alagui, Higginbotham. Subs: Bowman, Rhys Bennett, Alston, Sibbald, White.
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Good afternoon and welcome to Hampden Park for today's Scottish League Cup semi-final between Falkirk and Celtic.