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Live Reporting

Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

  1. Sensational scenes for Saintees

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    That's it for our text coverage. Massive congratulations to St Johnstone, who were deserved winners at Hampden this afternoon.

    Two major trophies in seven years is a very decent haul - better than any other side in Scotland outside of Celtic.

    I'll spell it out one more time... St Johnstone; Scottish League Cup winners 2020/21.

    St Johnstone with the cup
    Image caption: Liam Craig gets his hands on the cup during the celebrations
  2. 'Special day' for St Johnstone supporters

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    We can't have a glory day for St Johnstone without hearing from no.1 celebrity fan and Off The Ball co-host Stuart Cosgrove.

    The broadcaster and author, who was working for Saints TV, tells BBC Sportsound: "We don't get a lot of trips to Hampden so this feels really special.

    "I thought we played well and contained Livingston and we really opened things up at the start of the second half.

    "A lot of people of my generation thought we wouldn't get another shot at this so to be here is incredible.

    "Shaun Rooney has been a revelation. One of the odd things about it was he came here on a pre-contract from Inverness. Danny McNamara had to go back to Millwall when he would have been our player of the season. But it's allowed us to unearth Rooney.

    "Callum Davidson grew up in Dunblane he's been a Saints supporter all of his days. There's been a feeling that he's been a manger in waiting and I think that was the right move. He hasn't change things too much since Tommy Wright left."

  3. 'Top six not out of reach for Saints'

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Steven Thompson

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: St Johnstone can use this now to have a real go at sneaking into that top six. They've been on a great run of form as it is, they're definitely in with a shout.
  4. Doing the double for Saintees

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Talking of great St Johnstone servants, what about these two?

    David Wotherspoon and Stevie May both played in the Scottish Cup final success of 2014 and will go down as club legends.

    As a youngster, Wotherspoon was overlooked for two Scottish Cup finals during his time at Hibs but those memories will be banished now - as will May's long struggles with injury.

    David Wotherspoon and Stevie May with the cup
  5. 'A brilliant servant for St Johnstone'

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Allan Preston

    Former St Johnstone winger on Sportsound

    Quote Message: Murray Davidson is such a wholehearted player and he'll bounce back. He's been a brilliant servant for St Johnstone
  6. 'Hardest few weeks of my career' - Murray Davidson

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson has been addressing the heartbreak he feels at missing out today, having also been absent for the 2014 Scottish Cup final, but he is full of pride and admiration for his team-mates.

    "2014 was probably easier because I'd been injured since January," he tells BBC Sportsound. "Whereas it was touch and go right up until the middle of this week. These last few weeks have been my hardest in football. I'd be lying if I didn't say it hurt me but I'm buzzing for my team-mates and everyone at the club.

    "It was my decision not to play today because it wasn't right. I didn't want to go out there 20% fit and let anyone down. Those two or three days after that when I knew I wasn't going to be playing were really difficult. But I'm strong enough to get over that.

    "I said I didn't need to go up (for the medals and cup presentation) but they made me and it means a lot. I feel part of it."

    Murray Davidson lifts the League Cup
  7. Rooney makes the most of his chance

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Shaun Rooney was the hero for St Johnstone, knocking in the only goal and picking up the man-of-the-match prize.

    Remember, he wasn't first pick in that wide right position in the first half of the season and might not have had the chance to impress there if Danny McNamara had not been recalled from his loan by Millwall.

    Shaun Rooney gives the cup a big kiss
  8. 'This can't define our season' - Martindale

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    "I don't think there was a lot between the two teams," says a disappointed Livingston manager David Martindale.

    "Being honest I thought St Johnstone defended their box really well, it's as simple as that.

    "I think Rooney is one of St Johnstone's strongest points, we're a bit light in that area but you strip the game back and it doesn't really matter who was playing left back, we lost the game from a goal from a set-piece.

    "I don't think the occasion got to the boys. I'd rather give St Johnstone credit for how they pressed us and managed the game.

    "I just told the boys to bottle up that feeling they have right now but I'm proud of them. You don't always get everything in life. This can't define our season. I will move on from this and try to secure top six as fast as we can. That's got to be the aim now."

    David Martindale rallies his gutted players at full-time
    Image caption: David Martindale rallies his gutted players at full-time
  9. Davidson hails St Johnstone's 'fighting spirit'

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson can be very pleased with himself after picking up a major trophy in his first season as a boss in the dugout.

    "Really tough game, it wasn't the prettiest to watch but I thought we weathered the storm and we played well, particularly in the second half," he tells BBC Sportsound.

    "You always worry when you dominate the game and don't score another. But that fighting spirit that we showed was magnificent.

    "It's a young back three, Shaun Rooney is young too. Liam Craig was brilliant in his first final. I can trust every player in the squad.

    "Tommy Wright, my predecessor, he worked really hard behind the scenes too. Everyone does here. I'm just gutted we can't share this with the fans in Perth but we've still got to enjoy the moment as much as we can. I'm over the moon."

    Callum Davidson keeps a tight hold on the trophy
  10. Is Saints' Kerr worth a Scotland cap?

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone captain Jason Kerr is all smiles as he carries the League Cup round an empty Hampden.

    The 24-year-old is such an assured defender.

    I wonder if Scotland boss Steve Clarke is keeping an eye on him? We do have a shortage of right-sided centre-halves after all.

    Jason Kerr with the League Cup
  11. 'Martindale overthought tactics'

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: St Johnstone thoroughly deserved it. They scored and never gave Livingston a sniff. You feel as though Livingston didn't want to lose it rather than go and try to win the game. It might have been too tactical from Martindale, he might have overthought it
  12. 'Spare a thought for Livingston'

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Allan Preston

    BBC Scotland summariser on Sportsound

    Quote Message: Livingston have been absolutely magnificent this season so spare a thought for them. But St Johnstone were by far and away the better team in the second half.
    Scott Robinson cut an emotional figure at half-time
    Image caption: Scott Robinson was not the only emotional Livingston player at full-time
  13. 'Brilliant moment for Saints'

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Steven Thompson

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: It's a brilliant moment for St Johnstone. Nobody can say that they didn't deserve that today. They were absolutely brilliant in the second half. Their defending was exceptional.
  14. Up goes the cup!

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    And now the cup is hoisted aloft by captain Jason Kerr as blue and white confetti rains down.

    Manager Callum Davidson quickly joins in with the celebrations.

    St Johnstone get their hands on the League Cup for the first time
    Image caption: St Johnstone get their hands on the League Cup for the first time
  15. Show us your medals

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    The St Johnstone players are collecting their winners medals in the centre of the pitch, with the injured Murray Davidson among today's squad.

    David Wotherspoon, Stevie May and unused sub Michael O'Halloran now how the double set after playing in the 2014 Scottish Cup final.

  16. Rooney asking for a well-earned rest

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Goal-hero Shaun Rooney was galloping up and down the right flank all day but there is barely a bead of sweat on him as he takes his turn for a quick TV interview.

    The powerful wing-back says he's hoping for a day off tomorrow. I think he's earned it, don't you?

    Shaun Rooney
    Image caption: Shaun Rooney headed in the only goal on 32 minutes
  17. Strong second-half seals it for Saints

    FT: Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Saints were perhaps a bit lucky to be in front at half-time but there was only one team in it after the break. They didn't give Livingston a look in.

  18. FULL-TIME Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    That's it! St Johnstone have a League Cup to go with their Scottish Cup success of 2014.

    St Johnstone graphic
  19. Post update

    Livingston 0-1 St Johnstone

    Shaun Rooney takes the ball for walk into the corner. Almost there.