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Hearts take Scottish Cup victory

19 May 2012 17:16:58

Hearts take Scottish Cup victory

Hearts won the William Hill Scottish Cup with a commanding 5-1 victory over their fiercest rivals as Hibernian's century-plus wait to lift the trophy was extended.

In the first all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final since 1896, Darren Barr and Rudi Skacel put Hearts 2-0 ahead before James McPake pulled one back, but within four minutes of the restart Hibs were reeling.

Danny Grainger converted a penalty conceded by Pa Kujabi, who was sent off for a second bookable offence, and Ryan McGowan added a fourth before Skacel struck a fifth as Hearts extended their unbeaten run to 11 games against Hibs, who remain without a Scottish Cup win since 1902.

Hibs suffered further strife when manager Pat Fenlon was sent to the stand late on for gesturing to the Hearts fans, who had been singing his name.


PA

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