Ross County 3-1 Celtic: Pressure mounting on Deila after shock cup defeat

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Ross County beat Celtic 3-1 in the Scottish League Cup semi-final today.

Celtic's hopes of a domestic treble are over after a 3-1 defeat to Ross County in the semi-final of the Scottish League Cup.

The Bhoys were the favourites to win the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup, but those hopes have been dashed after a shock defeat today.

It all started so well for Celtic, as Gary Mackay-Steven converted from Leigh Griffiths' pass inside the first 30 seconds to make it 1-0.

However, defender Ffe Ambrose was sent off for Celtic and gave Martin Woods the chance to score from the penalty spot - and he duly obliged.

Ross County then took control in the second half against the 10-man Bhoys, with Paul Quinn and Alex Schalk bagging goals in the second half to make it 3-1.

Celtic's misery was compounded when Leigh Griffiths saw his penalty saved by Scott Fox, meaning the game ended in a famous 3-1 win for Ross County.

The result will pile pressure on manager Ronny Deila, who has now seen his side crash out of the Champions League, Europa League and now Scottish League Cup, making Wednesday's Scottish Premiership clash away at title challengers Aberdeen will be vital for his future.

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