“MAGIC – that was Celtic!” announced the Evening Times after the Scottish Cup Final of 1972.

The Parkhead team had hammered Hibs 6 – 1 in a thrilling match which left football writer Malcolm Munro full of admiration.

“It was one of the truly great finals,” he enthused.

“Celtic playing European Cup-winning football, whipped gallant Hibs 6-1 before 106,000 people at Hampden. It was a great, glorious occasion.”

The report continued: “Six goals to one …you’d think that means a very one-sided game. But it wasn’t. Hibs were good but they got the champions on one of their best days…”

There had been disappointment before the game because two key Celtic players, David Hay and Harry Hood, were declared unfit because of injury.

Man of the match was Dixie Deans, appearing in his first cup final, who completed a fantastic trick and a spectacular ‘roly poly’ cart wheel on the pitch after number three.

It was also Jim Craig’s last game for Celtic – not a bad way to end a fantastic career.