Scottish Cup as it happened

Hibs beat Edinburgh rivals and holders Hearts in the Scottish Cup after Rangers coast to victory at home to Elgin.

2 December 2012 Last updated at 17:52

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As it happened

  1. 1240: 

    "Every dog has its day," is Hibs boss Pat Fenlon's assessment of the rivalry with Edinburgh rivals Hearts.

    Smarting from last season's bruising 5-1 Scottish Cup final defeat, Hibs licked their wounds and are back straining at the leash, eager to learn new tricks.

    In stark contrast, the Hearts bark has lost its bite: that glory day last May must seem like a lifetime ago for Jambos.

    Financial problems, late wages and an owner keen to sell the club with a £2m shortfall have contributed to an emotionally-frazzled period at Tynecastle.

    Today's Scottish Cup fourth-round tie at Easter Road promises to be a cracker.

    Good afternoon and welcome to our live text coverage of today's ties.

    Rangers host Elgin at Ibrox (13:15 GMT) before our attention turns to the Edinburgh derby.

  2. 1242: 

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  3. 1243: 

    Elgin have been at Ibrox already this season and had the cheek to score first in September's league encounter.

    Rangers came roaring back and banged in five. It was better than the Highlanders' first visit to Govan, which saw them concede six in 1948. From the four previous meetings between the sides, the aggregate score is 20-3 in favour of the Light Blues.

  4. 1245: 
    LINE-UPS- TEAMS FROM IBROX

    Rangers: Alexander, Argyriou, Hegarty, McCulloch, Wallace, Little, Black, Macleod, McKay, Kyle, Shiels. Subs: Scott Gallagher, Sandaza, Templeton, Naismith, Cole.

    Elgin: Gibson, Beveridge, Crighton, Duff, Niven, Cameron, Nicolson, O'Donoghue, Moore, Leslie, Gunn. Subs: Black, Harkins, Wyness, McMullan, Millar.

    Referee: Euan Norris

  5. 1247: 

    Rangers fans will be buoyed by news that David Templeton and Fran Sandaza are fit enough to make the bench. Templeton has been out with ankle ligament damage since mid-September, his comeback curtailed by a hamstring injury, while Sandaza has been sidelined with a fractured cheekbone.

  6. 1249: 

    Despite the cold snap, the sun is putting in an appearance over a frosty Glasgow. Best to get wrapped up if you're heading to the game: it's Rocky IV weather out there...

  7. 1252: 

    BBC Sportsound anchor Richard Gordon is mulling over how many Elgin supporters will be at the game at Ibrox.

    The Third Division outfit were fined £25,000 by the Scottish Football League following the postponement of the match against Rangers at Borough Briggs on 24 November, because of "a substantial oversale of tickets".

  8. 1255: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson

    "It's great to see Templeton and Sandaza coming back into the equation today."

  9. 1300: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Billy Dodds

    "Rangers are getting there and have sorted out their home away from home."

  10. 1302: 

    Head to our football index to view BBC highlights of yesterday's Scottish Cup fourth-round ties, including Arbroath's draw at Celtic and the six-goal thriller between Ross County and Inverness CT.

  11. 1305: 

    BBC Sportsound pundit St Mirren forward Steven Thompson said he's delighted following yesterday's 2-0 win at home to Brechin. to book their place in the fifth round.

  12. 1307: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "This afternoon may give Elgin the opportunity to balance the books..."

  13. 1312: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    Not long until kick off at Ibrox and conditions are perfect for the beautiful game...

  14. 1317: 
    KICK-OFF

    We're under way at Ibrox.

  15. 1319: 

    Ally McCoist's side are on the offensive, probing down the left-hand side but Elgin are alive to the danger.

  16. 1320: 

    Rangers have the ball in the net after Kevin Kyle slides the ball home after a great through ball from Barrie McKay but the veteran striker is flagged offside.

  17. 1322: 

    Tom in Edinburgh: " Expect a bumper crowd at Ibrox. Elgin FC estimate the 10 coaches travelling down this morning were carrying just shy of 22 million fans."

  18. 1323: 

    The visitors thread together a few passes in midfield before Mark Nicolson peels off the Rangers defence and rifles in a shot that Neil Alexander saves well at his near post.

  19. 1324: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson on Kyle offside decision

    "It was very, very tight..."

  20. 1325: 

    Barrie McKay is proving to be a thorn in Elgin's side, the number 11 slaloms past a couple of challenges before crossing for Kevin Kyle. But the big striker is slow to react and a great chance is lost.

  21. 1326: 

    Elgin have settled well after that early Kevin Kyle alarm and pundit Billy Dodds says the visitors "have done their homework".

    It remains goalless after 10 entertaining minutes at Ibrox.

  22. 1329: 

    Rangers play a quick free kick after the impressive Barrie McKay is chopped down in midfield; Dean Shiels finds Kevin Kyle but his attempted flick on is too heavy and another Rangers attack fizzles out.

  23. 1330: 

    Elgin respond with a quick passing move that sees top scorer Craig Gunn spurn a great chance inside the penalty area as his weak effort is easily gathered by Neil Alexander. The game is wide open and you sense a goal is coming...

  24. 1331: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Elgin's Stuart Leslie earns a yellow card for a late, sliding challenge on Lewis MacLeod. The striker has no complaints there.

  25. 1333: 

    Barrie McKay, yes him again, engineers a bit of space wide on the right but his sumptuous delivery into the box has no takers in blue and Elgin recover to repel the danger.

  26. 1334: 

    Perhaps a small sign of frustration: Dean Shiels, about 25 yards out, sends a shot high and wide of John Gibson's goal. Elgin weathered that early Rangers storm and are breaking as and when they can.

  27. 1336: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Billy Dodds

    "Even when Elgin are putting two men on Barrie McKay, they're still struggling."

  28. 1338: 

    Chris Hegarty sends a header wide from Barrie McKay's corner: Rangers huffing and puffing here but have yet to breach a determined Elgin rearguard.

  29. 1340: 

    Dean Shiels finds space on the edge of the area as he collects Lee Wallace's thrown in but the former Kilmarnock man snatches at his effort and it trundles wide.

    Rangers boss Ally McCoist urges on his troops from the edge of his technical area. It remains goalless at Ibrox as we approach the 25-minute mark.

  30. 1342: 

    Frustration for Kevin Kyle, the towering striker heads over the bar after Barrie McKay whips in a wicked inswinging cross from the left. The Rangers number 11 is the dangerman for the hosts and is hugging the touchine waiting for the ball...

  31. 1344: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson

    "Everything has been down the left hand side so far for Rangers. I feel they could be doing things a lot quicker."

  32. 1345: 

    Elgin keeper John Gibson is equal to a fizzing shot by Dean Shiels as Rangers look to quicken the pace and make the breakthrough.

  33. 1347: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson

    "As long as the game remains goalless then Elgin will be happy."

  34. 1348: 

    Rangers midfielder Ian Black is struggling with a knock; the combative midfielder is off the pitch as he tries to shrug off the injury. However, with a "thumbs up" sign the former Hearts man signals he is fit to continue and trots back on.

  35. 1350: 

    Rangers are enjoying the majority of possession but are struggling to get in behind Elgin's disciplined defensive unit.

  36. 1352: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Billy Dodds

    "Elgin have been working on their system and will be content with how their 4-1-4-1 is performing so far."

  37. 1353: 

    Barrie McKay continues to probe for an opening down the left and his creative efforts appear the most likely to succeed for Rangers. Elgin are content to cede possession and challenge Rangers to find a way to John Gibson's goal.

  38. 1354: 

    Ian Black capitalises on an ocean of space about 30 yards from the Elgin goal and the midfielder rifles in a shot that Elgin keeper John Gibson does well to save. It's still goalless with about 10 minutes of the first half remaining.

  39. 1356: 

    Another Rangers chance is spurned: this time Lee Wallace tees up Kevin Kyle following a lung-bursting Forrest Gump-style charge down the left flank but Kyle sends a rather tame effort wide.

  40. 1357: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson

    "Rangers are forcing the pace a bit more but, as long as it remains goalless, Elgin are still in the game."

  41. 1358: 

    Martin McCleary: "Rangers International FC to score in 45th minute as per usual #bbcsportsound"

  42. 1359: 

    Elgin have the sniff of a chance as Daniel Moore's free kick is partially cleared by the Rangers defence and Mark Nicolson allows the ball to drop before lashing a shot wide.

  43. 1401: 
    GOAL- Rangers 1-0 Elgin (Shiels)

    The hosts make the breakthrough as Kevin Kyle nods down a long ball from the back and Dean Shiels spins his marker before sliding a shot across John Gibson into the net. Rangers draw first blood on the stroke of half time.

  44. 1402: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "That's a heartbreaking moment for Elgin so close to the break. Rangers will be much happier..."

  45. 1404: 
    HALF-TIME- RANGERS 1-0 ELGIN

    Dean Shiels's strike sees Rangers lead at the break. Barrie McKay has impressed for the hosts and Elgin, who have defended well, will need to come out of their shell if they are to have any chance of staying in the Scottish Cup.

  46. 1406: 

    Edinburgh Tom: "Easter Road already buzzing ahead of the most-eagerly anticipated derby since these clubs last met in the Cup, back in Jan 2009..."

    I'm sure Tom is one of our regulars and is a Hibs fan. Obviously wiped last year's Scottish Cup final from the memory bank...

  47. 1410: 

    Gordon Topping: "C'mon Rangers, tuning in in Atlanta!"

    Hope you're enjoying the game Gordon. What's on the menu for Sunday dinner in Atlanta? I've got a vision of a monster steak and fries, washed down with an ice-cold beer...

  48. 1418: 
    KICK-OFF

    The second half gets under way, Rangers are a goal to the good and on course to book their place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup. Can Elgin respond?

  49. 1420: 

    Rangers captain Lee McCulloch is short with a pass and Ian Black chops down Mark Nicolson but Elgin fail to test goalkeeper Neil Alexander from the free kick.

  50. 1421: 

    Kevin Kyle is penalised for a foul on the box; a pity as the veteran hitman showed some great skill to chest a cross down and ping in a shot that John Gibson saved superbly.

  51. 1423: 

    Barrie McKay speeds from the left wing into a more central position but Elgin manage to stop the speedster in his tracks.

  52. 1424: 

    Alex in Bedford: "Hope Tom 14:06 isn't forgetting who won that one as well...?"

  53. 1426: 

    Elgin spurn a great chance to equalise as Daniel Moore sets up Craig Gunn but the visitors fail to capitalise and Rangers recover to keep their 1-0 lead intact.

  54. 1427: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson

    "Rangers need to force this second goal as Elgin will get an opportunity and remain very much in this game."

  55. 1429: 

    Barrie McKay whips in a great cross that Kevin Kyle gets his napper on but he sends his header wide and out for a goal kick. Another decent Rangers opportunity: wonder if Fran Sandaza or David Templeton will be called into action?

  56. 1431: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Rangers captain Lee McCulloch earns a yellow card for obstructing the galloping Daniel Moore. McCulloch tells referee Euan Norris it's his first foul but his plea cuts no ice with the whistler.

  57. 1433: 

    With about half an hour remaining, Elgin must be mulling over a tactical change. They've been content to sit deep and hit Rangers on the counter but trailing 1-0 they're heading out of the Cup...

  58. 1435: 

    Hearts make two changes for the Scottish Cup tie at Easter Road: Mehdi Taouil in for Jason Holt, Arvydas Novikovas in for Dylan McGowan.

  59. 1436: 

    HEARTS: Macdonald, McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, McHattie; Walker, Taouil, Barr, Novikovas; Stevenson; Paterson. Subs: Enckelman, Sutton, Robinson, Driver, G. Smith

  60. 1439: 

    Elgin keeper John Gibson races from his line to block a Dean Shiels shot from point blank range and it remains 1-0 to Rangers.

    "That was like a tackle," says BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson.

    Moments later, Lewis MacLeod balloons a great chance wide from inside the penalty area. Ouch!

  61. 1441: 
    GOAL- RANGERS 2-0 ELGIN (KYLE)

    That could be that. Kevin Kyle finally gets his name on the scoresheet, outmuscling a static Elgin defence to plant a header beyond keeper John Gibson. Rangers go two up with 20 minutes remaining.

  62. 1442: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "Rangers will now hope to cruise to victory..."

  63. 1444: 

    Hibs are unchanged from the side that beat St Johnstone courtesy of Paul Cairney's goal. Team to follow...

  64. 1445: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    Sean Crighton flies through the air before sending a header towards goal but Neil Alexander reacts brilliantly to block with his foot and Rangers clear. Elgin go within a whisker of pulling a goal back as David Templeton comes on for Andy Little.

  65. 1447: 

    David Templeton looks to make an immediate impact, fizzing a 25-yard shot just over the Elgin bar.

  66. 1450: 
    LINE-UPS- TEAMS FROM EASTER ROAD

    Hibernian: Williams, Maybury, Hanlon, McGivern, Stevenson, Wotherspoon, Taiwo, Claros, Cairney, Griffiths, Doyle. Subs: Murdoch, Sproule, Caldwell, Kuqi, Donaldson.

    Hearts: Macdonald, McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, McHattie; Walker, Taouil, Barr, Novikovas; Stevenson; Paterson. Subs: Enckelman, Sutton, Robinson, Driver, G. Smith

  67. 1451: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK

    Barrie McKay, who must be a contender for man of the match for his display at Ibrox, sees his shot cannon back off the post and Elgin scramble clear.

  68. 1453: 

    Elgin intensify efforts to reduce the balance with 10 minutes to go, Stuart Leslie fires in a shot that Darren Cole blocks on the line. They're getting closer but Rangers remain two goals to the good and on course for a place in the last 16.

  69. 1458: 
    GOAL- RANGERS 3-0 ELGIN (NAISMITH)

    Substitute Kal Naismith makes it 3-0 for Rangers with virtually his first touch of the ball since replacing Kevin Kyle. He collects a through ball before giving keeper John Gibson "the eyes" and sweeping home.

  70. 1459: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Billy Dodds

    "Elgin have done okay and they deserve a goal."

  71. 1501: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    The towering Elgin striker Paul Millar comes on for Craig Gunn, the big fella - all 6ft 10in of him - will aim to cause fear and alarm for the Rangers defence in the closing minutes.

  72. 1503: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Steven Thompson

    "Barrie McKay has been my man of the match: a constant threat and old-fashioned winger. You pay money to watch players like that"

  73. 1506: 
    FULL-TIME- RANGERS 3-0 ELGIN

    Goals from Dean Shiels, Kevin Kyle and Kal Naismith see Rangers coast to victory and move into the last 16 of the Scottish Cup at Elgin's expense.

  74. 1507: 

    The Elgin players trot over to the small pocket of their fans inside Ibrox to clap them for their backing this afternoon. Aside of a few chances, the visitors rarely threatened Neil Alexander in the Rangers goal.

  75. 1510: 

    Roddy: "Hibs should really stuff us today, but I reckon they'll bottle it. #since1902 #bbcsportsound"

  76. 1511: 

    Hibs last beat their fierce rivals at Easter Road in March 2009, with Steven Fletcher knocking in the only goal in a typically fiery contest.

    The men in green last won a derby fixture in the same year, when a late Derek Riordan penalty settled the match on a wet May night at Tynecastle.

  77. 1513: 

    Hearts may have rattled in five goals in last season's final but have struggled to find the net this term. Their league tally is 14, just one fewer than Hibs' top scorer Leigh Griffiths.

  78. 1515: 

    Anonymous: "John McGlynn gets it wrong again. Crying out for John Sutton and Andrew Driver. No striker. No goals."

  79. 1517: 

    Are you inside Easter Road for this afternoon's derby? Or watching it in the pub, from behind the couch etc?

    Let me know via text to 80295 or tweet me using #bbcsportsound or message me @bbcthomasmcg

  80. 1520: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "Hibs can repay their fans a little bit by winning today and enable them to go into work tomorrow with their heads held high..."

  81. 1523: 
    Hearts boss John McGlynn

    "Current form suggests Hibs are favourites but we're coming here to win. We need goals..."

  82. 1524: 
    Hibs captain James McPake, who is out through injury

    "It's hard when you miss any game but this is a special fixture, especially in the Scottish Cup. I'm gutted to be missing it but I'm still here. I've got a muscular problem in my back but it's not like before and I'm close to being fit.

    "I'm hopefully going to be back next week."

  83. 1526: 

    Graeme Aitken: "J McGlynn surprises no-one by selecting a team with no proper striker. 100% your fault if our record is broken today. #bbcsportsound"

    David Jamieson: "I'm hyped for Hibs - Hearts game (Celtic fan) #bbcsportsound"

  84. 1528: 

    The atmosphere at Easter Road is crackling and bubbling away nicely: the Hibs fans are giving it laldy with a roaring rendition of Sunshine on Leith; the Hearts fans have scarves held aloft and roaring on their troops as the sides emerge down the tunnel.

    Here we go!

  85. 1531: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Paul Mitchell

    "Both managers are looking for their first win in an Edinburgh derby..."

  86. 1532: 
    KICK-OFF

    Hearts get us under way in the Edinburgh derby, with a place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup and plenty of city bragging rights, up for grabs...

  87. 1533: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "What an arena to play football; the ground is bouncing."

  88. 1534: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    Hearts come within a whisker of taking the lead as Arvydas Novikovas whips in an accurate cross from the left and Calum Paterson's bullet header is brilliantly saved by Ben Williams.

  89. 1536: 

    'Heart of West Lothian' by text: "Hearts own Hibs. No matter the turmoil off the pitch, deep down the Hibs players know they can't beat us. Jambos by at least 2."

    Chris in Dundee:"Sitting in the uni library doing an essay. One computer with the football & one with essay that's due tomorrow. Multi-tasking at its finest."

  90. 1537: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Kevin McHattie earns a yellow card for a clumsy body check on David Wotherspoon. From the free kick the ball eventually drops to Taiwo but he snatches his effort high and wide. Great start to this pulsating derby!

  91. 1538: 

    Leigh Griffiths is bundled over by Hearts skipper Marius Zaliukas as Hibs continue to press for the opener. A sensational atmosphere inside Easter Road as these two old heavyweights go toe to toe.

  92. 1540: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Hearts are still struggling to get support to Calum Paterson and I'd like to see Ryan Stevenson playing right up behind him."

  93. 1542: 

    David (jam)ieson: "This is a great match already, c'mon Hibs #bbcsportsound."

  94. 1543: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    Hearts force an early corner, with Hibs keeper Ben Williams reacting brilliantly to tip away Marius Zaliukas's deflected header from point blank range. The ball spun off Paul Hanlon and the keeper would've seen that very, very late. What. A. Save.

  95. 1545: 

    Jason Butler: "Sounds a cracking atmosphere inside Easter Road! Good advert for Scottish football so far. #bbcsportsound #Edinburghderby."

  96. 1547: 

    Hearts number 10 Mehdi Taouil creates space in the middle of the park with a great turn then wastes his wee bit of magic by playing an intended pass for Calum Paterson straight out of play.

  97. 1550: 

    Hibs have been unable to provide in-form Leigh Griffiths with ammunition in the opening 20 minutes. Hearts are squeezing Hibs down the flanks and the Jambos are looking dangerous on the counter attack...

  98. 1551: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Paul Cairney is the second player to go into the book; this time for a late, sliding challenge on Darren Barr.

    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson believes referee Calum Murray has "made a rod for his own back" with two early bookings but, looking at a replay of Cairney's challenge, that looked worthy of a booking.

    Great tempo to the game and Easter Road is crackling away nicely...

  99. 1553: 

    bringthemonjpn: "The match taking a bit of time to reach " bealin' point". Both sides look like they just don't want to make the first mistake."

  100. 1556: 

    Keeper Jamie MacDonald causes Hearts to skip a beat as he executes an ill-timed drag-back under the close attention of Leigh Griffiths. Manager John McGlynn won't be keen on that kind of crazy Dirty Sanchez-style goalkeeping...

  101. 1558: 

    Keith McAdam: "McGivern looking solid in the Hibs defence #bbcsportsound#edinburoughderby."

  102. 1559: 

    Eoin Doyle spreads the ball out wide to David Wotherspoon but his attempted centre for Leigh Griffiths drifts out of play for a goal kick. Frustration for the hosts at Easter Road and Hearts continue to look the more dangerous side...

  103. 1601: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "At the moment, 0-0 probably just about sums up the course of the game."

  104. 1602: 

    David Wotherspoon, with a chance to run at Kevin McHattie, who has already been booked, instead opts to cut inside; much to the frustration of Hibs fans and another attack fizzles out.

  105. 1604: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Hearts have worked the keeper twice with reasonably good chances and both managers will be reasonably happy."

  106. 1605: 

    Paul Cairney slaloms through a couple of Hearts tackles but lacks composure as his effort is blocked - with David Wotherspoon unmarked wide on the right maybe a better option for a pass. Encouragement, though for Hibs. It remains goalless at Easter Road.

  107. 1608: 

    Eoin Doyle fires in a shot that's blocked by Hearts skipper Marius Zaliukas who is using all his experience at the back in his 19th Edinburgh derby.

  108. 1610: 

    Jamie Walker sclaffs an effort wide of goal with Calum Paterson unable to stab the ball home at the back post. More nervous moments for the Hibs defence and it remains goalless. For how much longer though?

  109. 1611: 

    Killingfloorman: "re Craig Paterson. 16:01. It's called the score and often comes in handy during games #bbcsportsound"

  110. 1613: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "If Hearts had that little bit more belief to support the lone frontman then they could be posing Hibs more problems."

  111. 1614: 

    Hibs defender Alan Maybury causes a Chief Inspector Dreyfuss moment for the home supporters, snuffing out a Hearts cross with a very well-timed sliding challenge that requires Ninja-like reflexes from keeper Ben Williams.

    Some of the punters behind the goal would've been forgiven for spitting out the bovril in surprise...

  112. 1617: 

    Keith McAdam: "Griffiths needs to be in the middle of the park not putting crosses in from the right wing. #bbcsportsound #Edinburghderby."

  113. 1618: 
    HALF-TIME- HIBS 0-0 HEARTS

    Not a great deal between the sides in a typically tense Edinburgh derby. This Scottish Cup tie remains up for grabs. Hearts have looked slightly more menacing in the final third but both sides have struggled to provide ammunition for Leigh Griffiths and Callum Paterson. Here's hoping for goals in the second half, it's goalless at the break.

  114. 1620: 

    bringthemonjpn: "It's a reflection on the state of the economy when you can say in a big derby match, one goal should be enough to seal a win."

    David Jamieson: "Was Paterson even on the pitch?"

  115. 1622: 

    Cameron Crombie in Broughty Ferry: "Hearts are missing Rudi Skacel badly, playing one up front isn't quite enough. This game is there for Hibs if they want it."

  116. 1623: 

    Struan Dickson: "Same old Hearts without a striker than can put the ball in the back of the net. #bbcsportsound #edinburghderby"

  117. 1626:  
    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "Quick question for half-time in a very decent Edinburgh derby: Who is the most under rated player in Scottish football?"

  118. 1628: 

    Anonymous: "Poor John Robertson needs to get over the Leigh Griffiths tackle. He has only mentioned it 7 times!"

  119. 1630: 

    Sam: "Hearts should be playing 442 with Novikovas and Paterson up front and Driver on the left wing: it's a shambles."

  120. 1632: 

    Hearts have shuffled their pack for the second half: Andrew Driver is on for Arvydas Novikovas, who sustained a knock before the break.

  121. 1635: 
    KICK-OFF

    We're under way for the second half at Easter Road.

  122. 1637: 

    Darren Barr rifles a shot at goal but it flies wide; in fact looks as though it may have been deflected wide by a Hibs defender but the hosts survive.

  123. 1639: 

    John D: "Come on Hibs, it's time for us to win. You won't have a better chance than this. Let's step it up and get that ball in their net!"

  124. 1640: 

    Hearts skipper Marius Zaliukas inexplicably passes the ball straight out of play, much to the delight of the Hibs fans who are giving him what for. That would fall under the "Too bad" section on MOTD2.

  125. 1641: 

    John Marwick in Dundee: "A quiet first half only means one thing, it'll be an explosive second half! Get the ball to Leigh Griffiths's feet and Hibs will win!!"

  126. 1642: 

    Worrying sign for Hibs: striker Leigh Griffiths landed awkwardly after contesting a high ball and is stretchered off. He's replaced by Ross Caldwell.

  127. 1643: 

    Keith McAdam: "Huge loss for Hibs and a massive boost to Hearts as Griffiths has to leave the game #bbcsportsound #Edinburghderby"

  128. 1645: 

    Anonymous.: "Not a Hibee but for some reason I want Hibs to win so come on you Hibees......from an Aberdeen fan!"

  129. 1649: 

    With plenty of goalmouth action in the first half, we've been sold short so far in the second period. We need something special to lift the gloom in this Edinburgh derby under the floodlights.

  130. 1650: 

    I thought that was the opening goal! David Wotherspoon sends in a superb cross for Eoin Doyle but the flag goes up for offside.

  131. 1652: 

    Anonymous: "Considering this is the second biggest rivalry in Scottish football is not a great advertisement for us, this game lacks desire, passion and atmosphere."

    In fairness, the atmosphere and noise in the first half wasn't too shabby. Agree, though, that the second half has yet to scale the heights...

  132. 1654: 

    Muzz: "Re 16:45 possibly because #Hibs like #Aberdeen pay their wages on time and live within their means..."

  133. 1658: 

    Anonymous: "C'mon Hearts! Let's take them back to Gorgie and show them!!"

  134. 1659: 

    Ivan Sproule is on for Eoin Doyle as Hibs search for a creative spark to break the deadlock at Easter Road.

  135. 1701: 

    And John Sutton is on for Jamie Walker as Hearts shuffle their pack with about 18 minutes remaining. Can either side find a winner?

  136. 1703: 

    Keith McAdam: "When we need a goal why would you take off a striker and put on a midfielder. 442 to 451. Strange substitution. #bbcsportsound #Edinburghderby"

  137. 1704: 

    David: "Sitting in a hotel room in Florida enduring this derby from afar. The Hearts front and midfield has been decapitated since the final but we are still in this. Come on Hearts, make my day."

    Are you following the game with the Golden Girls? If so, who is Blanche supporting?

  138. 1705: 

    Iain in Edinburgh: "Hearts just want a draw so they can get a replay at home to get some more much needed ticket money!"

    Anonymous: "You can see that Hearts are missing the likes of Skacel and Ian Black, for example. It's amazing how Hearts comfortably destroyed Hibs in the cup final last year and yet things have changed so quickly for them. Nevertheless, Come on you Jambos!"

  139. 1707: 

    Hibs substitute Ivan Sproule, sporting a snazzy Travis Bickle hairdo, forces a corner for the hosts...

  140. 1708: 

    But Hibs fail to get an effort on target and the hosts have struggled since top scorer Leigh Griffiths was stretchered off.

  141. 1712: 
    GOAL- HIBS 1-0 HEARTS (WOTHERSPOON)

    Pat Fenlon's men have made the breakthrough! David Wotherspoon steps away from Kevin McHattie and sees his shot take a wicked deflection off of Marius Zaliukas and into the net past the helpless Jamie MacDonald. The Hibs fans are jubilant; the Jambos are crestfallen.

  142. 1714: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "The next six minutes will tell us all about this new Hibs side."

  143. 1715: 

    Edinburgh Tom: "GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!!!"

    Keith McAdam: "Hibs need a bit of composure now. Time for the experienced players to take control. #bbcsportsound #Edinburghderby"

  144. 1717: 

    Hearts get a sniff at goal, Callum Paterson blazes over though!

  145. 1718: 

    KT: "Still time for Hearts to get five!!"

    Anonymous: "This the best season for decades......compliments to your team at Easter Road today they were superb and added to the occasion..just marvellous! P.s. I don't support either club!"

  146. 1720: 

    We've got four minutes of added time at Easter Road. Can Hibs hold on for victory?

  147. 1721: 

    Hearts boss John McGlynn performs a Gangnam Style dance of frustration on the touchline as he urges his troops forward...

  148. 1722: 

    Tom Watson: "#bbcsportsound Another #Hibsinjury to worry about - I went over on my ankle celebrating that goal. Will keep you posted."

  149. 1723: 

    Muzz: "Re 17:18 still time for #Hibs to get 6 #bbcsportsound"

    Oh the banter!

  150. 1724: 
    FULL-TIME- HIBS 1-0 HEARTS

    Jubilation in the Hibs ranks as the home fans inside Easter Road celebrate an Edinburgh derby win and knocking holders Hearts out of the Scottish Cup.

    It may not atone for the Cup final defeat last May, but the smiles on Hibs faces show what this means to the club. Leigh Griffiths limps on to join in the celebrations and applaud the fans.

  151. 1726: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson

    "There's nothing like a derby victory to lift the whole club. Pat Fenlon is the last man off the pitch..."

  152. 1727: 

    Keith McAdam: "Oh, how good does it feel to finally beat Hearts. GGTTH. #bbcsportsound #Edinburghderby"

  153. 1728: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Hearts have to take this on the chin as it was Hibs's day..."

  154. 1729: 

    Sunshine On Leith reverberates around Easter Road as the Hibs supporters bask in the glory of their first derby win since 2009.

  155. 1731: 

    Hibernian FC: "It wasnae pretty, but Hibs have won the Edinburgh Derby with guts and true Hibernian spirit #hibees #progress"

  156. 1732: 

    Martin the Hibee: "At last Hibees have it. Where's that Jambo who said they own us? GGTTH."

  157. 1734: 

    Hibs fans will no doubt be keen to celebrate that victory tonight. Hopefully, they'll be up and about and ready for the draw for the fifth round of the Scottish Cup, which takes place at Hampden on Monday at about 13:00 GMT.

  158. 1736: 

    bringhthemonjpn: "Rangers will be hoping to avoid drawing an in form Hibs side in the next round so their romantic cup run can continue..."

    Robbie Devenney: "YYYYYYYYAAAAAAASSSSSSS #GGTTH #bbcsportsound"

  159.  
    Hearts boss John McGlynn

    "Hibs got the one piece of luck with the deflection for the goal. I don't think anyone could've complained if it would've finished 0-0."

  160. 1740: 

    We'll have reaction from Hibs boss Pat Fenlon, once he's emerged from the jubliant home dressing room. Thanks for your company this afternoon.

    Tune in for Scottish Cup highlights tonight on BBC One Scotland at 22:25 and join us for live text coverage of the fifth round draw tomorrow.

    Enjoy what's left of your weekend, cheers.

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