Scottish Cup - Fifth Round - Replay
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Hibernian 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Jason Cummings' early goal was enough to win a frantic Edinburgh derby, sending Hibernian into the Scottish Cup quarter-final.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men in the second-half, with Blazej Augustyn then Cummings receiving second yellows.

The dismissals barely disrupted the tumult of the game, sprinkled with excellence from Hibs' John McGinn.

Hearts twice had cause to regret offside decisions, with Abiola Dauda and Juanma having goals disallowed.

Hearts were rattled before the game had even settled down to a frenetic nature. Hibs exploited the width of their wing-backs with David Gray sweeping a cross in from the right that Cummings stabbed high into the roof of the net from close range.

The goal generated a surge of enthusiasm in the home side, with Liam Henderson, McGinn, Cummings and Anthony Stokes all prominent in the final third. They often darted into space, further pulling the Hearts defenders out of position and causing a sense of alarm that stifled the visitors.

Hearts' passing was often awry in the opening half, as they bypassed the midfield to try to hit the forwards early. If there was symbolism to the game - beyond the relentless invention and running of McGinn - was the comparison between the quick, bright sharpness of Cummings and the languid play of Juanma, who spent more time expressing his angst to the officials.

John Beaton, the referee, was swamped with decisions to make, and most of them were shrewdly taken. He took a moment to communicate with his assistant referee before disallowing Hearts' equaliser after Abiola Dauda moved offside before heading in Callum Paterson's cross. Earlier in the game he also wasn't swayed when Darren McGregor fell in the penalty area as he challenged Augustyn for the ball.

Jason Cummings
Jason Cummings received a second yellow card for kicking the ball away

By snapping into challenges and breaking upfield with intent, Hibs suppressed the visitors. They had to rely more on their defensive instincts in the second-half, as Hearts responded with some resilience of their own. Igor Rossi ought to have equalised when Paterson curled the ball deep towards the back post, but sent it instead into the side-netting.

Juanma - an infuriating figure throughout - missed from even closer range after Rossi's deep ball was sent across goal by Paterson, with the striker failing to connect inside the six yard box. Even when he did, from a similar move, he was judged to be offside.

The competitive nature of the game could never be quelled, although neither red card was the result of fouls. Augustyn received a second yellow for hurling the ball into the ground in frustrations, while Cummings received his second booking for kicking the ball away after it went out of play.

The game became frenetic again, with Hibs camped deep in their own half, but for all their pressing hearts could not create an opening.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1OxleyBooked at 68mins
  • 2Gray
  • 24McGregor
  • 4HanlonBooked at 64mins
  • 16Stevenson
  • 6BartleyBooked at 45mins
  • 3HendersonSubstituted forBoyleat 88'minutes
  • 30ThomsonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forCarmichaelat 69'minutes
  • 18McGinn
  • 28StokesSubstituted forKeatingsat 90+2'minutes
  • 35CummingsBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 5Fontaine
  • 17Boyle
  • 19Keatings
  • 21Carmichael
  • 27Gunnarsson
  • 29Dagnall
  • 32Virtanen

Hearts

  • 1Alexander
  • 2Paterson
  • 4AugustynBooked at 76mins
  • 18RossiSubstituted forSouttarat 77'minutes
  • 22McGhee
  • 21Cowie
  • 16Sutchuin-Djoum
  • 14Pallardo GonzalezBooked at 40minsSubstituted forNicholsonat 59'minutes
  • 7WalkerSubstituted forZanattaat 84'minutes
  • 25DaudaBooked at 90mins
  • 19Delgado LloriaBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 11Nicholson
  • 13Hamilton
  • 17Oshaniwa
  • 20Reilly
  • 24Souttar
  • 26Beith
  • 44Zanatta
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
19,433

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamHearts
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 1, Heart of Midlothian 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Heart of Midlothian 0.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Abiola Dauda (Heart of Midlothian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John McGinn (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abiola Dauda (Heart of Midlothian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jordan McGhee.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. James Keatings replaces Anthony Stokes.

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Liam Henderson.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Darren McGregor.

Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Dario Zanatta replaces Jamie Walker because of an injury.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by John Souttar.

Attempt missed. Abiola Dauda (Heart of Midlothian) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

Attempt saved. Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jason Cummings (Hibernian).

Booking

Juanma (Heart of Midlothian) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. John Souttar replaces Igor Rossi.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Blazej Augustyn (Heart of Midlothian).

Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Juanma (Heart of Midlothian).

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by David Gray.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Carmichael replaces Kevin Thomson.

Marvin Bartley (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abiola Dauda (Heart of Midlothian).

Booking

Mark Oxley (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Paul Hanlon.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Callum Paterson.

Attempt blocked. Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

Don Cowie (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

Don Cowie (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Abiola Dauda (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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