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Cup Final Sportscene

St Johnstone v Dundee Utd (Kick-off 3pm)

Live from Celtic Park, Glasgow

The showpiece event of the Scottish football season is a Tayside derby which sees Tommy Wright's St Johnstone take on Jackie McNamara's Dundee Utd for the oldest national trophy in the world. With the National Stadium at Hampden out of action as it prepares for the Commonwealth Games, Celtic Park is the venue for today's game. The Perth side have never reached a Scottish Cup Final in their 130 year history so this is a landmark occasion for them. The Tangerines have lifted the trophy twice, in 1994 and 2010. Both sides finished in the top six of the SPFL Premiership and the Saints had the upper hand in their league meetings, winning three of the four. Meanwhile United have a wealth of exciting young talent in their squad who have won plaudits and admirers throughout the season.

On the way to today's match the McDiarmid Park side defeated Livingston, Forfar and Raith Rovers. And in a dramatic semi-final against Aberdeen they came from behind to win 2-1, with both goals coming from their top goalscorer Stevie May. In their early rounds the Tannadice side enjoyed victories against top-flight opposition in Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. In the semi-final they beat Rangers 3-1 at Ibrox with goals from Armstrong, Mackay-Steven and Ciftci. The Sportscene team will be telling the story of how this season's Scottish Cup unfolded from the first goal last September all the way to today's final tie. Key players from both teams talk about their cup campaigns and aspirations. We take a walk down
memory lane to tell the Cup history of both clubs. And we'll bring you all the team news and tactical analysis as kick-off approaches.

Introduced by Rob Maclean with former Dundee Utd striker Craig Brewster, ex-St Johnstone midfielder Allan Preston and Michael Stewart.

Commentary from Liam McLeod & Steven Thompson.

4 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 May 2014 13:15
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
PresenterRob Maclean
ParticipantDerek McInnes
ParticipantCraig Brewster
ParticipantAllan Preston
ParticipantMichael Stewart
CommentatorLiam McLeod
CommentatorSteven Thompson
ProducerHugh McKenzie

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