Saturday May 19, 2012 Final Finished Hampden Park

Hibernian 1 - 5 Heart of Midlothian

  • McPake 41’
  • Barr 14’
  • Skácel 27’, 75’
  • Grainger 47’ (pen.)
  • McGowan 49’

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  1. Hearts hammer Hibs in Cup final

    Hearts hammer Hibs in Cup final

    Hearts won their eighth Scottish Cup in the first all-Edinburgh final in 116 years, running riot over 10-man rivals Hibernian 5-1. More

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    • Hibernian
    • Heart of Midlothian
    • 90' No stoppage time added, no stoppage time neccessary! Hearts have won the Scottish Cup and they've done it by thrashing their local rivals 5-1! Thanks for joining me this evening! Be sure to check out the full report and stats on and follow me on Twitter for more sports news and musings - @liamhappe
    • 89' To add further misery to the Hibernian experience, Pat Fenlon has been sent to the stands. Not sure what for, assuming some choice words towards the fourth official.
    • 88' Elliott and McGowan get in each other's way in the Hibs box as another chance for goal six goes begging.
    • 86' The set piece ends in a free-kick for shoving, before Black receives an ovation in what will be his Hearts swan song. He leaves the field of play for the final time in club colours with Scott Robinson replacing him.
    • 85' Skacel does well to play in McGowan, whose delivery is put behind for a corner.
    • 84' It's Mehdi Taouil on for Driver.
    • 82' More sustained possession for Hearts, who appear to have their second sub prepared.
    • 80' Elliott's distance effort dips a little too late to find the goal.
    • 79' Hibs almost steal themselves a serious chance thanks to complacency at the back, but Webster leads the recovery.
    • 78' "We want six!" chant the Hearts fans. There are hardly any Hibees left...
    • 77' Final switch for Hibs comes immediately afterward: Soares makes way for George Francomb.
    • 76' And here's the change: Craig Beattie will feature for 14 minutes as Suso makes way.
    • 75' They eventually advance with the ball, and it leads to number five! Skacel doubles up with a scuffed effort which rolls inside the near post!
    • 74' Hearts are preparing a change, but they're keeping possession in their own half for now so it will wait.
    • 72' Driver's low cross is cleared by McPake.
    • 71' Skacel heads over the bar from the flag kick.
    • 70' Suso causes further problems on the right and his cross attempt leads to another corner.
    • 69' It looked as if Elliott would be clean through from the left but the offside flag comes up extremely belatedly as he enters the Hibernian area.
    • 68' Webster's attempt to connect with the delivery is closed down and Hibs get it clear.
    • 67' Driver is able to win the Jambos a corner, however.
    • 66' Hearts boss Paulo Sergio appears to recognise that and is getting his players to calm the tempo down.
    • 65' Final score predictions, people? The openness of the second half suggests there may be a couple more. Follow @liamhappe and tweet over your thoughts.
    • 63' Play now resumes as treatment continues on the sidelines.
    • 62' Treatment for Griffiths holding us up now.
    • 61' Brown comes off his line to clear the threat of a raking pass.
    • 60' Cheers from the Hearts stands greet every simple pass along the back line their side make. Second half possession currently sits at 75%-25% in favour of the Jam Tarts.
    • 58' Almost alarm bells for Hearts as the ball settles in the box but they finally get it clear.
    • 57' Griffiths has space on the left but is unable to cut inside as Webster concedes the corner. Delay forthcoming as McGowan receives treatment.
    • 56' In fairness to @FarisQadan, he sent this over with the score still 2-1: "looks clear that Hearts are gonna win". Send me your thoughts @liamhappe
    • 55' Hearts are absolutely pummelling Hibs here, until Black skies a 25-yarder for a goal kick.
    • 54' O'Connor makes way for Eoin Doyle. Hibs have one change remaining.
    • 53' Doherty goes into the book for bringing an arm across the face of Driver to stop the winger running clear down the left.
    • 52' Black floats the corner in and Zaliukas heads over.
    • 51' McGowan enters the box from the right wing but will settle for winning a corner.
    • 50' Oh boy. What a horrible interval that was for Hibs. Droves of their fans are heading for the exits already. They looked set for a comeback before half-time.
    • 49' Skacel may make it four here... McGowan with the final touch! Diving header after a fantastic save by Brown to deny the Czech forward!
    • 48' Replays show the shirt pull came OUTSIDE the area. But it's certainly a second yellow. Grainger with the spot kick... it's 3-1!
    • 47' Maybe not - it's a penalty to Hearts and Kujabi is off! Second yellow for a shirt pull to end a fantastic dribble into the box from the right by Suso.
    • 46' Hibs get the second half underway. Be interesting to see if they can sustain the momentum they were building in the final 15 minutes of the first period.
    • 45+1' Hibs end the half on a high - no sign of an equaliser yet but a vital goal from McPake gives them hope after Barr and Skacel put Hearts comfortably in front. Can they complete the comeback? Let me know on Twitter @liamhappe
    • 45' MacDonald claims the set piece delivery into his area. There will be one minute of time added on at the end of the first half.
    • 44' Griffiths shoves Black after being fouled by the midfielder. Again Thomson shows restraint.
    • 43' Hibs free-kick comes to nothing but their tails are well and truly up here.
    • 42' Hibs make an early change after the goal, with Claros making way for Ivan Sproule. Will the goal change their stance on the switch?
    • 41' Another poor corner from Soares but the ball comes back to him on the right and his delivery is better from open play... his low cross is converted by McPake from close range! Game on!
    • 40' Now McGowan and Suso combine to cause problems, neither able to pick out a team-mate with their respective crosses however.
    • 39' @tenthghost45 says: "looks like Hearts gonna wrap this one!" - follow @liamhappe and have your say.
    • 38' That they do, and it's well taken down into possession by Black.
    • 37' Hearts will have to take a free-kick in their own box again.
    • 35' More superb work from Driver, back on the left, leads to a floated cross which Suso takes down at the far post only for McPake to block his shot just ahead of the goal line!
    • 34' Hibs have scored three goals in the last six Edinburgh derbies. They need that many this afternoon to lift the cup.
    • 33' O'Connor is back to get a Hearts corner clear.
    • 32' Another chance for Hibs goes begging as Griffiths picks out the wrong pass from the right.
    • 31' Kujabi drives in a low cross and it's dummied by Osbourne into the path of O'Connor! He skies it from ten yards!
    • 30' Hibs break from a Hearts set piece but Grainger comes across to hoof the danger out for an attacking throw on the left.
    • 29' Alexander Pedlow (@alexanderpedlow) retains hope: "too early in the match to count hibs out" - follow me @liamhappe and let me know your thoughts.
    • 28' Hibs' worst fears are coming true. They are really up against it now.
    • 27' SKACEL! Deflected drive off McPake and Hearts double up!!
    • 25' Another Hearts wave of attack ends when Skacel triggers the flag.
    • 23' Anyone out there still confident Hibs can pull this off? Follow @liamhappe and send over your thoughts.
    • 22' McPake heads the delivery across the face of goal and O'Connor claims Grainger is responsible for him not connecting. No penalty, says the ref.
    • 21' Skacel now brings down Stevenson and Hibs have a free-kick 35 yards from goal, just to the right.
    • 20' Driver, now on the right wing, slips past two defenders but his cut-back attempt misses Skacel and is cleared.
    • 19' Osbourne's early ball from the right sails out for a goal kick.
    • 18' Grainger whips the free-kick in and after a half-clearance, Webster's volley attempt is deflected safely into the hands of Brown.
    • 17' Tom Soares' set piece finds McPake at the near post but the skipper is unable to hook it across goal. Hearts break and Kujabi becomes the first booking of the match as he brings down Santana.
    • 16' Hibs win their first corner.
    • 15' That's his first goal for the club, and his first in over two years. Great timing, I'd say.
    • 14' Cue a goalmouth scramble and McGowan mis-fires but his second crack falls to Barr from a few yards out! Hearts take the lead!
    • 13' Good defending from Doherty leads to the first corner of the game coming Hearts' way.
    • 12' Good one-touch passage from Hearts leads to a Driver cross being headed nowhere near the target by Skacel.
    • 11' At the other end, O'Connor is stopped by the offside flag.
    • 10' Brilliant slide challenge from Kujabi dispossesses Driver before he can reach the penalty box.
    • 9' Grainger's free-kick from 35 yards out is whipped into a packed box. It's headed clear and Black absolutely mows Griffiths over. Again Craig Thomson only dishes out a verbal warning.
    • 8' And now the full-back fails to hold onto McGowan's short pass on the same flank, causing a Hearts spell to come to a premature end.
    • 7' Barr tries to get a ball into the Hibs box from the right, but finds nothing but green shirts.
    • 6' Osborne takes a gamble on a booking by cynically barging Santana off the ball as Hearts look to break. It pays off as it leads to nothing but a free-kick.
    • 5' Griffiths and Kujabi are unable to work something from an attacking throw on the left.
    • 4' Elliott bundles McPake over and Brown will take the free-kick a few yards outside his box.
    • 3' Hearts are beginning with the lion's share of possession, Griffiths is almost put clean through on the break. The ball goes out for a throw.
    • 2' Hearts have won their last two Scottish Cup finals. Hibs their last eight. But Tom te Selle hopes the form book goes out the window today: "my Scottish friends will be in the stand this afternoon for I will support hibs as well this afternoon" - keep your comments coming @liamhappe
    • 1' Hearts kick off the final.
    • 15:00 Hampden Park is buzzing as the sides arrive on the pitch. The Scottish Cup final will be decided by a Edinburgh derby for the first time in well over a century moments from now...
    • 14:55 Who do YOU think will triumph in the Edinburgh derby cup final? Let me know on Twitter - @liamhappe - still waiting for a few of your thoughts to publish.
    • 14:50 Former Hearts goalkeeper Henry Smith insists his old club will be just as hungry to win the Scottish Cup as Hibs, despite the focus being mostly on the men in green. Read more
    • 14:45 We have two big finals kicking off in quarter of an hour. In edition to the Scottish Cup final, Blackpool and West Ham do battle for the final 2012/13 Premier League spot at Wembley. Championship play-off final: LIVE
    • 14:40 Craig Thomson is in charge of this historic cup final today.
    • 14:35 Former Hibs striker Keith Wright has urged the side to transform themselves from losers to "legends" with cup triumph over their bitter rivals. Read more
    • 14:30 Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas: "It's probably the biggest game in the club's history. I wouldn't say that anyone is nervous, everyone is excited. Everyone is very confident. "With this, the last three years [of derby wins] don't count .I don't think a lot has to be said to the team because everyone understands the importance of the game and we're going to be ready for it. Every derby game is like a little present for our fans and for the team and if we win it's the same."
    • 14:25 Hibs captain James McPake: "It's a great honour to be walking out at Hampden and leading a team out for the Scottish Cup final and it's an even bigger honour that it's probably the biggest game in derby history. We go into it confident and looking forward to it. What an honour it would be for us to be the first [Hibs] team in 110 years to lift that cup."
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Hibernian: Brown, Doherty, McPake, Hanlon, Kujabi, Soares, Osbourne, Claros, Stevenson, O'Connor, Griffiths. Subs: Grant, O'Hanlon, Doyle, Sproule, Francomb. /// Hearts: MacDonald, McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, Grainger, Black, Barr, Santana, Skacel, Driver, Elliott. Subs: Ridgers, Beattie, Taouil, Robinson, Prychynenko.
    • 14:15 Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Scottish Cup final as Hibs and Hearts meet in the fixture for the first time in 116 years at Hampden Park. We will be publishing your predictions and thoughts throughout: follow me on Twitter @liamhappe and tweet your comments my way.
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