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Bryn Palmer and Andrew Southwick

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  1. 'Typical of Rooney to take chance'

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone

    Last word tonight to the winning manager, Aberdeen's Derek McInnes: "It was a proper cup tie, no quarter given. Both teams fought for every inch, it was fiercely competitive and both teams defended very well. 

    "I just got the feeling that one goal was going to decide it and it was a big moment when Joe [Lewis] touched the free-kick onto the bar. But Ash Taylor followed it in and cleared a dangerous situation.

    "I was delighted with the impact the subs made, the same as at Dundee on Sunday. It was typical Adam [Rooney].  He only gets half a chance, but his movement was really bright. He got a half-yard on [Steven] Anderson but he still had to guide it into the far corner." 

  2. Hampden or elsewhere?

    Rangers against Celtic is certain to be played at Hampden, but where should Morton against Aberdeen be played?

    Tynecastle was used for both Hibs against St Johnstone last season, and in 2014 Aberdeen also faced St Johnstone in Edinburgh on their way to winning the trophy.However, will Morton fans wish to play at Hampden? A venue that Aberdeen have not won at in over 16 years.

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  3. Saints 'might have won the game'

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone

    More from Saints boss Tommy Wright: "We are extremely disappointed.  I thought it was going to extra time. I wouldn't say the players did everything asked of them, because if we had done a bit more with the ball, we might have won the game. 

    "Zander [Clark] didn't have a save to make even thought they had pressure. We probably had the clearest chance with David Wotherspoon - the linesman put his flag up very late - and Joe Lewis made an incredible save from David.  I am proud at how we stayed in the game, but we can pass the ball better than that." 

  4. 'Nothing in tunnel bust-up'

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright on Radio Scotland: "Aberdeen have a right to celebrate but they left the dressing room door open and the music was deafening.  Our players were a bit upset and one of them shut the door.  But there was nothing in it."

  5. Semi-final draw - Old Firm to meet

    Morton v Aberdeen

    Rangers v Celtic

    The semis will be played on the weekend of 22/23 October.

    So that's another Old Firm clash to look forward to, after Celtic thumped Rangers 5-1 in their first meeting 12 days ago. 

    And Dons boss Derek McInnes will take on the club where he started his playing career, 28 years ago.   

  6. Players clash in tunnel

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Sport Scotland at Pittodie

    "It is all kicking off here.  The players clashed in the tunnel afterwards and had to be pulled apart.  It appeared that music was coming from the Aberdeen dressing room, and the St Johnstone players certainly weren't very happy."

  7. Semi-final draw coming up

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone

    The Dons won't have to wait long to discover who they'll play in the semis.  We'll have the draw for you very shortly.

  8. FULL-TIME - Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone

    The Dons had a two-on-one breakaway in the final minute of extra time but Peter Pawlett delayed his pass to Niall McGinn, whose shot was saved.

    No matter though, Aberdeen join Rangers, Celtic and Morton in the semi-finals.

  9. Three minutes of injury time...

    Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone

    ...are already under way.  Can Saints save themselves? 

  10. GOAL - Aberdeen 1-0 St Johnstone (Rooney)

    Lovely right-footed cross, from the left-footed Graeme Shinnie, from the left flank and super-sub (for tonight at least) Adam Rooney flicks a header across Zander Clark and into the bottom right-hand corner.  

  11. CLOSE!

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Saints' David Wotherspoon curls a superb free-kick over the Dons wall but keeper Joe Lewis just gets enough on it to tip it onto the corner of the left-hand post and crossbar.   Great save.  He's kept Aberdeen in the League Cup there.

  12. McLean free-kick saved

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Aberdeen have a free-kick just outside the area, slightly right of centre. Decent position.  Kenny McLean, who hasn't covered himself in glory tonight, curls it over the wall but it's a comfortable save for Saints keeper Zander Clark.

  13. Tackles, tumbles ... time for a goal?

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Seven yellow cards, and plenty of niggle.  Can either side conjur up something more positive in the final eight minutes to stop this going to extra time?  Here's hoping...

    David Wotherspoon tackles Graeme Shinnie
    Image caption: Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie takes a tumble under David Wotherspoon's challenge

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Murray Davidson becomes the fifth Saint to sin sufficiently to earn a yellow card, and the seventh player in all.  It was a pretty awful tackle on James Maddison to be fair.

  15. Swanson departs for Saints

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    He's looked the most likely source of a goal for the visitors, but Danny Swanson's shift is over.  Liam Craig is on in his place.

  16. Double change for Dons

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Derek McInness decides it's time for a change. Peter Pawlett comes on for Wes Burns in midfield and Adam Rooney - 22 goals last season, three in 12 games so far in this campaign - replaces Jayden Stockley up front.

    "It was required," observes Aberdeen legend Willie Miller on Radio Scotland. "The manager has done the right thing."  


    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Great move from Saints, Swanson playing in David Wotherspoon, who tucks it underneath Dons keeper Joe Lewis.  But an eagled-eyed assistant ref spotted that Wotherspoon was just offside.  And TV replays prove him right.


    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Danny Swanson's frustration gets the better of him with a tug of the shirt of Aberdeen's Wes Burns.

  19. Extra-time looming?

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Brian McLauchlin

    BBC Sport Scotland at Pittodrie

    "The longer this game goes on, it looks more and more likely that extra time and penalties will be required to give us a winner."

    You're not wrong, Brian.  Could you not sneak on and toe-poke one in?

  20. McLean 'should have buried it'

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Aberdeen legend Willie Miller on Radio Scotland: "The best chance of the game, without a doubt.  He should have buried it in the back of the net."