Manager Stuart McCall hails 'outstanding' Motherwell

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall congratulates his players
Motherwell are through to their second semi-final of the season

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall praised the "outstanding" efforts of his team following the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Dundee United.

The replay victory at Fir Park set up a semi-final meeting with St Johnstone next month.

"The group of players can give anyone a game when they're on top of their game and I think they proved that," McCall told BBC Scotland.

"The fans deserve it and [the semi-final] is something to look foward to."

McCall's side were pegged back twice in the initial tie at Tannadice but there were few signs of United replicating their comeback prowess after Jamie Murphy's eighth-minute opener for 'Well.

Chris Humphrey side-footed home the second and Francis Jeffers added a third after the break.

"All credit to the boys," added McCall. "I had the sense in training this week they were really up for it and, from the first whistle to the last against a good Dundee United side, the boys were outstanding.

"The players gave their all tonight and all you can ask is that they get what they deserve and they did.

"The lads are desperate to go back to Hampden, they gave a great performance against Rangers in the (Co-operative Insurance Cup) semi-final."

However, McCall also warned his players not to get carried away with their success, given they have to play a St Johnstone side who have lost only four out of their last 20 matches.

"There are no favourites," he said. "St Johnstone beat us up at their place in what was, to be honest, not a very good game.

"I've said to the lads, we have not done anything yet.

"We've got through but, without being negative, we have got three huge games in the next 10 days to see if we can get in the top six."