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Summary

  1. Challenge Cup SF: Queen of South 2-3 Dundee Utd (Dobbie, Lyle; Telfer, Fraser, Andreu)
  2. Celtic 2-0 Motherwell (Dembele, Forrest); Hearts 1-1 Inverness (Djoum; Tremarco)
  3. Partick 2-0 Hamilton (Doolan 2); Ross Co 1-2 St Johnstone (Curran; McEveley og, Kane)
  4. Celtic move 27 points clear with 20th straight league win; 31 domestic games unbeaten
  5. Thistle move into top six - five points clear of play-off spot
  6. Championship: Raith Rovers 1-1 Hibs; Morton 2-2 Falkirk; Dumbarton 2-2 Ayr

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now!

    We'll find out who will play United in the final tomorrow afternoon, when St Mirren host The New Saints.

    Before then, there are two important Premiership games as Aberdeen and Rangers tussle for second place.

    Kilmarnock host the Dons, while the Glasgow side travel to face Dundee.

    Join us tomorrow for more live coverage of another action-packed day of Scottish football.

  2. McKinnon 'relieved to hear final whistle'

    FT: Queen of the South 2-3 Dundee United

    Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon on BBC Alba: "We are glad to get through.  

    "We are a bit disappointed with the second-half performance - we lost a couple of goals, which were avoidable. But we are happy to come down here and win against a strong side.   

    "We showed a lot of character and dealt with what they threw at us, though we were relieved to hear that final whistle. 

    "The main objective was to get to the final and we have done that." 

  3. United reach cup final

    You can now read Andrew Southwick's impressions of the match at Palmerston Park as United go through to the Irn Bru Cup final.

    Queen of the South 2-3 Dundee United

    Dundee United's Charlie Telfer

    Dundee United march into the Irn Bru Cup final after holding off a late Queen of the South fight back at Palmerston Park.

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  4. Andreu not looking beyond summer

    FT: Queen of the South 2-3 Dundee United

    Dundee United forward Tony Andreu, who was voted man of the match, told BBC Alba that he could not say what will happen when his loan spell from Norwich City ends this summer.

    "Obviously I still have another season of my contract with Norwich to go and we will just need to wait and see what happens at the end of the season.

    "We wanted to reach the final and we are happy with that. 

    "We could have played better and we conceded a goal at the end, but all in all we are happy to go through. 

    "It was a big shift from all the players and we scored three goals."

  5. Fraser just happy to progress

    FT: Queen of the South 2-3 Dundee United

    Dundee United midfielder Scott Fraser on BBC Alba: "I don't think it was a very great game in terms of quality. 

    "It was pretty frantic in the first half and, in the second, we didn't play our normal game.

    "But we are just happy to get through. We grinded that one out and that is the main thing."

  6. FULL-TIME Queen of the South 2-3 Dundee United

    United hold on to reach the Irn Bru Cup final. So close for Queens, who paid for slackness in a first half in which they lost three goals.

  7. GOAL Queen of the South 2-3 Dundee United

    Derek Lyle

    The big comeback is still on as Derek Lyle stabs home Queens' second goal from Dom Thomas' low cross across the face of goal in stoppage time.

  8. Post update

    Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee United

    The Doonhamers have only five minutes left to score twice or United will be on their way to a second Challenge Cup final.

    Queens are having the better of play without creating many clear-cut chances and Dom Thomas wastes a chance to put pressure on the United defence as he whips in a free-kick that evades the head of his team-mates - and the far post.

  9. Lennon hits out at Hibs side

    Hibs manager Neil Lennon was a tad unhappy at his players, despite their side extending their lead in the Championship with a 1-1 draw away to Raith Rovers.

    Lennon slams 'disgraceful' Hibs display

    Neil Lennon

    An incensed Neil Lennon says his "abject" Hibernian team "totally disrespected" Raith Rovers in their 1-1 draw in Kirkcaldy.

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  10. Post update

    Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee United

    The winners of this evening's game at Palmerston will be play either St Mirren or The New Saints, who are playing in the Irn Bru Cup for the first time.

    St Mirren have home advantage for Sunday's second semi-final.  

    The Welsh champions were among two sides from their homeland, along with two from Northern Ireland, to take part in the new format for the Challenge Cup.

    Next season, there will also be two clubs from Republic of Ireland - Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers.

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    TNS celebrate
    Image caption: TNS are the first Welsh side to reach the semi-finals
  11. GREAT SAVE!

    Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee United

    Luis Zwick saves at point-blank range from Darren Brownlie, but the Queens defender is flagged for offside. Not that the United goalkeeper knew it at the time.

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    Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee United

    Tony Andreu scored United's third goal and gave his side a cushion it looks like they have needed as the Doonhamers are pressing for a second goal of their own.

    Dundee United celebrate a goal from Tony Andreu (centre)
    Image caption: Tony Andreu (centre) scored United's third goal at Palmerston Park
  13. GREAT SAVE!

    Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee United

    Dom Thomas is next to threaten for Queens and the winger's low, 18-yard drive is pushed wide for a corner by the outstretched arm of United goalkeeper Luis Zwick.

  14. CLOSE!

    Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee United

    Queens are pressing for a second goal and, after a goalmouth melee, Stephen Dobbie squanders a chance of his second goal of the game by blasting over the crowd on the goal-line but also over the crossbar from 10 yards.

  15. GOAL Queen of the South 1-3 Dundee United

    Stephen Dobbie

    Could the unlikely be possible? Stephen Dobbie will hope to have started the fightback as the veteran striker turns on the edge of the penalty box and sends a low drive past United's Luis Zwick at the goalkeeper's near post.

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  17. KICK-OFF

    Queen of the South 0-3 Dundee United

    United kick-off the second half but are well on their way to their second Challenge Cup final as they look to lift the trophy for sides outside the Scottish top flight for the first time.

    They lost that 1995-96 final on penalties to Stenhousemuir after a 0-0 draw.

    Queens have 45 minutes to stage an unlikely comeback as they look to reach the final for a fifth time.

    The Dumfries club have lifted the trophy twice, the last time in 2012-13, when they beat Partick Thistle on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

  18. HALF-TIME Queen of the South 0-3 Dundee United

    Gary Naysmith has some magic to weave during his half-time talk if Queens are to rescue their hopes of reaching the Irn Bru Cup final.

    Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith
    Image caption: Queen of the South are managed by Gary Naysmith
  19. Relegation not haunting McIntyre

    FT: Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone

    Ross County manager Jim McIntyre on BBC Radio Scotland: "That's two weeks in a row we've lost a late goal and it's a real sickener given the effort we've put into the game.

    "Nothing really changes. It's still very tight. 

    "Nothing is going to be decided over the next three or four games because you would class them as a harder run of fixtures. 

    "We've done it already this season at Ibrox and Tynecastle, where we've put on really good performances and picked up points. 

    "There's nothing to say we won't go and do that again."

    St Johnstone celebrate their second goal from Chris Kane (second right)
    Image caption: Chris Kane (second right) scored St Johnstone's winner against Ross County
  20. Canning accepts relegation 'grind'

    FT: Partick Thistle 2-0 Hamilton Academical

    Hamilton Academical manager Martin Canning on BBC Radio Scotland: "We were probably the better team for parts of the first half. 

    "We forced Thistle into changing their shape. In the second half, you can clearly see we tired, which was going to happen given how stretched the squad is. 

    "When you've got a squad our size and you've got seven or eight bodies out, it's going to take its toll. 

    "It's still all to play for, it's still a tight league, but it's going to be a grind."