01/12/2013 Sportscene


01/12/2013

Jonathan Sutherland presents highlights from the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. Including Celtic v Hearts and Partick Thistle v Aberdeen. Plus a review of the action elsewhere.


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Winning the Scottish Cup, reaching that final, making that Johnny. It

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is a lot more than just work, it is about crossing the finish line, you

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need passion, determination and drive to get over that line. This

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fourth round, let them play. A massive cut Cup shock! Rangers

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surely into the fifth round. Goal, what an equaliser from Queen of the

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South! Aberdeen hoping to draw a line in their long wait in the Cup

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wilderness. For the Cup holders, Celtic, out to defend the trophy

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they have one for a record 36 times. This is where the line will be

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drawn, but who will cross that finish line?

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We draw the line under the wino -- under the foreground, and you are in

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the right place you want goals. Today, it was above average. And we

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have two above average pundits, Billy Dodds and Pat Nevin. Partick

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Thistle against Aberdeen later, but first the clash against two Scottish

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Cup winners. It is 5-star Hearts! Winning the

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Scottish Cup! Suddenly, the SPL champions move a

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step closer to the double! It is party time for Celtic! The Scottish

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Cup will be there as! Hearts at Celtic at Tynecastle

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Stadium. Commentary comes from Billy dogs -- Billy Dodds and Liam McLeod.

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The standard type of this fourth round. Parts of Midlothian -- heart

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of Midlothian, the Cup run with boost them, but also provide them

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with a financial return. The problem with them is up against a Hearts

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hunting, and since their defeat at the hands of Hearts in the

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semifinals the season before last, they have countered to be each time

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they have come here, scoring 11 in just three games.

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The players could not ask for better conditions. That edge looking good,

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this guy is above still blue. -- the pitch looking good. And there will

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be a minute silence observed as a mark of respect for those who lost

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their lives and those who remain injured in hospital following the

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horrific helicopter crash on Stockwell Street in Glasgow on

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Friday evening. Taking some time out in silence.

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WHISTLE. CHEERING. Gary Locke has a small squad to

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choose from, the guys talking about that, but starting David Smith on

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the right, Ryan Stevenson supporting Callum Paterson. Jamie MacDonald in

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gold is the only one who started the 2012 Scottish Cup final. -- in goal.

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The Israeli Nir Biton coming in. Stokes has scored against Hearts

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including in September, with Joe Ledley also restored.

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There is no one over the age of 20 on the Hearts bench. The Celtic

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striker from Finland, with two golds, one on his debut year. The

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referee is Willie Collum, taking charge of last season's final, as

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Celtic took care of Hibernian. Positive news on Friday in the

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knitting from here. The company voluntary agreement was

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conditionally agreed for Hearts. Still work to be done with a meeting

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in Lithuania in January. It seems holding the keys to their future.

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But the fact that Hearts could have been closed on Friday, it is a

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massive, major step in the right direction. Billy dogs, this is

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normally a keenly fought contest? Absolutely no doubt, never roll

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Hearts out, especially with this Tynecastle atmosphere, but quality

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opponents with Celtic, and beaten opponents in the league. But Albion

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Rovers knocking out opponents yesterday. Hearts will make it tough

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for Celtic. McCarty doing well there. -- McHattie. Celtic need to

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bounce back, and think about getting out of the Scottish Cup, after their

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continental adventure came to an abrupt end on Wednesday. -- it would

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be an thinkable to go out of the Scottish Cup. I come looking at

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Celtic's permission, but they would go with a 4-4 -1, but a diamond in

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the field Mulgrew dropping off, with Brown in plain of them -- play in

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front of them. Comments gives a wonderful goal for Celtic. Hearts

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ripped open here in the opening few minutes. Celtic take a big step

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towards the fifth round already. -- Kris Commons gives a wonderful goal.

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The start that Hearts dreaded, but brilliant playing from Kris Commons.

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Hearts not in a bad position, but Celtic works it, passes it about.

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Ledley into Kris Commons. Still other to do, but he fires it right

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into that far corner, wonder. For Celtic. -- a wonderful start for

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Celtic. Celtic might have had a bad hangover

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after Tuesday. The good thing for Hearts, despite losing the early

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goal, not looking too rocky. They have created a couple of other

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opportunities. Apologising there,

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through some dodgers there. Just does not get it on target.

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A Celtic free kick. They are taking it quickly. Kris Commons making it

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two. Celtic take out their insurance policy in the capital. It is Kris

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Commons with a double. It is 2-0 to Celtic. Game over already? You would

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think so. Experience shows. Maybe someone talking to them. Commons was

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to the right. Only six or seven yard dark from Kris Commons, but when he

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gets there, he is showing the left boot. But Hearts completely switch

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off all stop --. Kris Commons into double figures for the season.

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That would have been some way to get the hat-trick for Kris Commons. It

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is movement getting himself between centre half and right full-back.

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Once he gets this full-back, you can see the awareness, where McDonald

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is. A decent save from him. Dundee United manager, and assistant

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manager coach, two former Celtic players, of course.

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Mulgrew was trying to play in Stokes. Growing making it three, and

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Celtic surely now through to the fifth round! Just beyond the

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half-hour mark at Tynecastle. It is the Celtic captain, Scott Brown, and

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it is 3-0 to the holders. It is that area. From stalks, -- Stokes. That

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movement is killing Hearts. Even though McGee is young, he has to be

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more aware. He hits the shot, deflected into the post from Joe

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Ledley, then it falls to the ones that Hearts fans did not wanted to

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fall to, Scott Brown, with the easiest of tap ins, and it really is

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game over, you would think. We do not want this to be a

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trouncing. But it looks to be that way. Just a little tight, giving go

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again, gets its debt, probably from Stokes, just wraps the food around

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it. That is the deepest Kris Commons has

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been in play today. An early ball, and the fourth

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arrives! Joe Ledley, who scored in last season's final, ensures that

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Celtic are taking a Sunday stroll down easy Street in this fourth

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round tie. 4-0, not even have time. Working from left-to-right, out to

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Nir Biton. The fullbacks going forward. What a ball that was. A

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forward thinking midfielder, or forward, getting a tap in, and Joe

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Ledley does exactly that. Brilliant again from Celtic. What a ball!

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The Celtic fans will be absolutely loving this. As a Hearts fan in

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particular, it is tough viewing. And there was the fifth, and what affect

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it was from Mikael Lustig, an absolute stunner, putting Hearts to

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the sword! Hearts were caught on the park there, a few coming forward, we

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talked about that, but Mikael Lustig breaks forward into the centre area,

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cuts in the central area, with Stokes making the run, but not using

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him, hitting it from 25 yards, and it flies over McDonald. A great

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side, isn't it? -- great strike. You feel for Hearts, 5-0 down, young

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manager, we do they go from here? -- where do they go? Some great play

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there from Jamie Walker. Not even getting the bonus of a consolation.

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He keeps his clean sheet. A great touch from Fraser Forster. A fine

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distinctive save. Walker again, positive one, gets through. He

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wanted a penalty, but good effort from him.

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And it is half-time and, Hearts will be gutted that it is not full time,

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they want this game over and done with. We have an under believable --

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we have an unbelievable scored line of 5-0 to Celtic. And that is Brad

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Mackay, defender, replacing David Smith, who is playing on the right

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of midfield in that first half. We shall get to Billy's. In a second.

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-- we shall get to Billy's thinking on that in a second. The biggest

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loss for Hearts was a 7-0 lost on New Year's Day 1973 against

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Hibernian, a at Tynecastle. They will look to salvage some pride

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from proceedings tonight. Try to work it back to the big Dutch

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man, who likes to get forward when he can. How does it look Hearts are

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going? Just trying that defensive mid-field.

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To set and protect and try and get a hold of the Celtic movement.

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Commons - Stokes comes back to Ledley, who fires it across. Back to

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Commons agains. It is a penalty kick and Celtic too have the chance for a

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sixth. You with bet Commons will try and find this ball. He'll want the

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hat trick. Just rubbing it in, isn't it? We'll get a look at it. Ledley

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could have had the strike. Back to Commons. I cannot believe

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that, to be honest. His hands are down - it is not a natural... It

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could be Commons' day. Celtic looking for a sixth.

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And they have it! And he has his hat trick!

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That's clinical from Commons. Don't expect anything else with the day

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he's having. Even when MacDonald goes the right way, there's no

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chance he's stopping that. Wonderful from Commons, right into the bottom

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corner. And they got this penalty because of

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this handball from Wilson. What can Wilson do there? He's tried to get

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his hand behind his back. Commons is only two yards away.

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Celtic are winning 6-0. But individually you have to look at

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that goal. It is a poor, poor decision. How hearts heart -- Hearts

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would love to have that man. He's scored twice in the final against

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Hibs. He's a legend, in his first spell, let alone the second. He

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scored in the 2006 time as well on penalties. Could have made a

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difference today? No! Hamill! Almost. A good strike. We talked

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about the this. Gets his shot away. MacDonald.

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Stokes clipping it in. Yes - seven!

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Hearts are heading just now for a record defeat, it seems. Brown

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leathers home Celtic's seventh. It is seventh heaven for the holders!

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That was a good save from MacDonald, right away - it comes through, was

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it, I think McKay's legs. Brown has the strike. Takes the deflection.

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MacDonald had gone the wrong way. Going for you, going for you - a

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decent strike. Good technique from Brown. And the deflection. Gets them

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the seventh. Boerrigter comes on to replace Commons. List on the the

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ovation this man is about to receive. Quite rightly so.

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Gets it back from Stokes. It has found Boerrigter. Celtic

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corner. That deflection nearly got him that

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hat trick. A lovely cross. Knocked down by Boerrigter. Celtic's eighth

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nearly. He will be... Ledley. And now

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Ambrose. And there is the final whistle.

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Celtic celebrate a magnificent victory and a magnificent victory to

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celebrate Neil Lennon's 200th game in charge of the club. From the

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third minute they did not look back. Commons completed his hat trick.

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Scott Brown got the third on 32. Ledley scored the fourth. A stun

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stunner right on half time made it 5-0 before the interval. Commons

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adding the sixth just shy of the hour mark, before Brown volleyed

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home after a deflection to make it seven.

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Scott Brown goes up the tunnel. Two goals himself today. He's got his

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eye on the double himself this season. It finished incredibly here

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at Tynecastle. Is that about as close to perfection

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as you could have asked for this afternoon? It is the best

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performance I've had in my time as manager. You always look for me, but

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in terms of Utopia it is as good as it gets. It is as we've tried to

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build this team. That is the way we want them to play and the way we

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want Celtic team to play. It was everything I could have asked for.

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Is that an afternoon to forget or to learn a hard lesson from? We have to

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get it out of the system as quickly as possible. There is a lot to learn

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from it. We did miss out in the game. We lost a poor goal and you

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know sometimes you have to hold your hands up. We're a young side, but we

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got out-classed today. The players around me make me the player I am.

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Without being slipped in from Charley and the others I am useless,

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but I am blessed with playing with such a good group of players. Did

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you have the shooting boots on today? It has been a long time since

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I last scored. Take them as they come. It is the hardest I have

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scored ever. A tap in and a deflection for the second. I'll take

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them all. A brilliant performance today. Great

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reaction following the European disappointment. Fulsome praise from

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Neil Lennon as well - it is massive praise when you consider some of the

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praise they've had during that time. To what extent were Celtic excellent

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and Hearts were awful? We have to analyse it like that. Celtic were

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brilliant. They were immense. They can only beat what is put in front

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of you. Celtic did that - their movement, their interchanging and

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you know, we have to look at it as well and say there was some poor

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defending from Hearts as well. Take nothing away from Celtic. They were

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clinical on the day. How impressed were you - especially given their

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disapointment mid-week? It is part of it. I think there's a reaction

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from the Celtic players that is what Neil Lennon wanted. The quick

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passing, good appreciation of the passes as well. And also the

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movement was great right from the first minute. They adapted to the

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new adapted system. They were playing, really, really well. From

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the start, it was great. We will talk about how poor Hearts were and

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reasons for. That but take nothing away from the Celtic performance.

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Neil Lennon is right to say it was a brilliant display. Probably no

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Celtic player reacted better than Commons, who was pretty much

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outstanding throughout the afternoon. The passing and the

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movement was great. I mentioned before there. It is a great finish.

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It is a difficult angle. Have a look here in the centre of the pitch. The

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normal thing is to go towards the ball, but no, he goes intelligently

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wide, to where the space is. The full back does help by diving in

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there. That is intelligent movement. Not the obvious place to go.

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The finish is superb. Everything they had done was superb. You see

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here again we could talk about the defending. He's just - it is an

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eight-yard run. He's in and he's run for it and he's put it in the far

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corner. So much game intelligence. Just head down there, but he knows

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where the goalkeeper is. He seals his day - it was a fine day for him

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with that penalty on the side net. He's got so much quality. He was

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great. At times Celtic were unstoppable.

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We'll talk more about that shortly. In terms of Hearts, how culpable

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were they in their own downfall A full circumstance wl the back to the

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ball. Maybe Wilson could come across. With the ball where it was

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rolled, it was rolled and they will show them this. Materially... This

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is a big problem. They played a high line a lot of the time. As well,

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play a high line and you leave a lot of space for a guy on the ball. They

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will always cause problems. It's not obvious that is what the initial

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problem is. He's scratching his head a little bit there. He'll know if

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you play have the high line, get tight every time with the

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mid-fielders. If you don't, they will destroy defence. Uncomfortable

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for Hearts' fans. I don't think we'll have many Hearts' viewers

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tonight, it is fair to say. Mesmerising. It was not the

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interchanging and the mid-field to the front ones. It was the - this

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goal sealed it for me. That's a ball that You love on the

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end of it. It is lovely. But this is another one. Here is your problem

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with the defence. Now they are scared to go out because they are

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caught behind it. You cannot give that much space and

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when you do, someone eventually has to go and nobody goes. Again it is

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just this naivety they have got. This inexperience they've got. They

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didn't know whether to come or go. Sometimes it was Commons, sometimes

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it was Stokes coming back there as well. They had no idea who to pick

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up. Celtic did not need a helping hand today, but they got it in the

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second half. You were very clear about your thoughts about this

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penalty. I don't suppose it has changed much. Cruel! As I said - and

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I stand by it - if we analyse Hearts and Celtic. Of look at the picture -

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eight yards away. Look at Wilson' arm, it is behind his back. It is

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cruel when you are 5-0 down. Has to be deliberate handball. Be

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serious... That is nowhere near deliberate. There's a psychological

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difference between six and seven. One thing about Hearts, they did

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keep on trying - particularly in that second half. By this point,

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Celtic have not taken their foot off the gas, but they are not playing as

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well. They are still playing well enough to get another couple of

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goals. Scott Brown becoming a goal machine, it seems. It seems cruel to

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talk in this way about Hearts, given all the problems they obviously have

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in the league and off the field - it is well documented - but that result

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has to be crushing in terms of their morale, you would imagine. Next

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weekend they are away to Dundee united in the Scottish premiership.

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How do they bounce back from this? It will be tough. You know, they

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have got a lot to fight for. They are fighting that relegation period.

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The festive period is coming up. Down to six points. They'll have toy

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wait that. They will be wiping it with Lock. You have to teach young

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lads. He'll tell them what he wanted from them. If they do that and get

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it out of their system and look forward to that relegation battle,

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then that is a way forward. I've had a 7-0 myself. It is how you

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fight back. A tough day. The fourth round of the

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Scottish Cup is a special time, for some clubs, et cetera specially

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those in the lower echelons. Sometimes, just sometimes we catch

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that illusive glimpse of the romance of the cup.

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Due to fire damage, Albion Rovers moved there match against Motherwell

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to New Douglas Park. They were vastly outnumbered by their

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Premiership opponents, and the chance for a class at shop, when

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Gary Phillips got his chance and did not miss. -- classic shock. It was

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almost cut short, but a missed chance, and it meant Albion Rovers

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have Dell Scottish Cup giant-killing scalp. A real moment to savour for

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the club where success has never come easy. It has to be the best,

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cannot compare it to anything, scoring a goal and a great Cup like

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that. The Stranraer captain led his side

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out at Clyde, after working through the night at the Glasgow helicopter

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crash. Thoughts go out to the friends, relatives and staff. A

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moment of silence, making you reflect, and I suppose it is things

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into perspective. We are still in the heart, probably lucky, I thought

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Clyde came out of the straps -- came out of the traps quickly. The second

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half, we were definitely better. A stunning free kick from Lee Currie

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looked like it might set the wee Rangers on their way, but Dumbarton

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bounce back, on the way to a 3-1 victory.

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Since taking over as Alloa manager, he is hotly tipped to take over the

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vacant managers job at Inverness. He masterminded their Cup progress.

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Graeme Holmes amongst the goals for Alloa, Graham Weir for Stirling

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Albion, but merely a consolation. Another league one side through to

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the last 16, Stenhousemuir progressing at the expense of

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Highland League said Fraserburgh. Ross McNeil have the double as

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Stenhousemuir ran out 3-0 winners. A crackling, dear I see it, Stormy

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Angus derby, three red cards, two red cards, we can sell you --

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Brechin City 1-0 in front, but Martyn Fotheringham equalised,

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sending them into Cup replay fever. Dunfermline athletic, in light blue,

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at Somerset Park, taking the lead through Andy Geggan. But 1-1 is

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hybrid with the news, Kevin Kyle with the knock-down, and Michael

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Donald with the equaliser. At the Falkirk Stadium, David

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McCracken's sending-off would be pivotal, as Rangers eventually find

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a route into the next round. The biggest moment of the game so far,

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and it is saved, Nicky Law with the effort, and it goes into the net,

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but the offside flag is up on the near side. Nicky Law puts Rangers

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surely into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup! They are definitely

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through now, David Templeton, in second-half stoppage time!

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No doubt, Albion Rovers, what an incredible result from them, and

:34:36.:34:40.

great to get that kind of shock. What will it mean for the club like

:34:41.:34:46.

Albion Rovers to put out Motherwell? Absolutely massive, David Ward

:34:47.:34:51.

there, Goodlad, I did my badges with him. He works away at small clubs

:34:52.:34:58.

and then gets his reward. It is hard graft working with small clubs, but

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they will enjoy every moment. You can just be it. It is so much joy

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for them. Seemed like an emotional moment for him as the manager, but

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the Gary Phillips, personal trainer, going back to the scene of his glory

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tomorrow, it must be magic. It must be magic. A fantastic moment for

:35:20.:35:26.

them. What does it mean to Albion Rovers? Talk to the bank manager.

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That is for sure. After a good start to the season, party this all have

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gone off the boil, in fact losing their last four matches, one of

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which was a 4-0 defeat to Aberdeen, facing them today. -- Partick

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Thistle have gone off the boil. It is advantage Aberdeen. They have

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scored the oven and conceded nine in two league meetings. If you are

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looking for or mince, when the teams have met, Aberdeen have lifted the

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trophy. Looking for omens. Thistle beset by problems. Some changes by

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Aberdeen, bringing back Barry Robson in the middle of the park. And Gregg

:36:21.:36:25.

Wylde replacing an injured Jonny Hayes on the wing. The match referee

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is Bobby Madden. A decent sized crowd. Inside Firhill for this

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match. And we are underway. Ballot -- Balatoni under some

:36:40.:37:23.

pressure there. Oswald in charge of the intervention.

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Throw well dealt with by Balatoni. The first corner kick of the match

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goes Aberdeen's way. Barry Robson to deliver this one. We will know what

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he is capable of in terms of delivery. That wand of a left foot.

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Thistle have to be on their guard here. Aberdeen have the lead, Andrew

:38:19.:38:33.

Considine, inside five min! -- minutes! It has put Derek McInnes'

:38:34.:38:38.

side in front. Terrific delivery from Barry Robson, as we have come

:38:39.:38:46.

to expect. Considine lost his marker and hit it emphatically past Scott

:38:47.:38:50.

Fox. The early advantage goes Aberdeen's way. Just the start they

:38:51.:38:59.

would have wanted. Just the start Partick Thistle must have been

:39:00.:39:00.

dreading. Aberdeen enjoying plenty of

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possession. Bobby Madden had a look at that,

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nothing given, though. Peter Pawlett with the effort, and a

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brilliant save by Scott Fox. Still in play, as Calvin Zola tries to

:39:42.:39:46.

pick up the pieces. Really good goalkeeping by Scott Fox, who found

:39:47.:39:50.

himself off his line. Peter Pawlett with the effort. And a brilliant

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save by Scott Fox. A deflection and Scott Fox again.

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Alert enough to push that one away. Kicked in by Gregg Wylde. A wicked

:40:19.:40:22.

deflection. A chance for Gregg Wylde. And a wild

:40:23.:40:41.

shot off target. That should have been the second for Aberdeen. Wylde

:40:42.:40:52.

was clear of the Thistle defence. He shot and blazed well off target.

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Piccolo claiming he was court by Calvin Zola in that match up.

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Zola wins it, and should have scored. Just a foot too high. Again,

:41:20.:41:28.

it was too easy for Zola to win it. Does well to find this space, in

:41:29.:41:30.

fairness. It was Russell Anderson in the end

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getting it behind for a corner. Again, that could have been so much

:41:52.:41:53.

more for Partick Thistle. And the half-time whistle sounds,

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with Aberdeen utterly dominant, a goal in the fifth minute from Andrew

:42:13.:42:18.

Considine. It is 1-0 to Aberdeen. Partick Thistle really need to

:42:19.:42:22.

improve on that first half showing. No shots on target in the opening

:42:23.:42:31.

period. They really need to be seen as more of an attacking force. In

:42:32.:42:37.

this second half, as Bobby Madden gets us back underway.

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Thistle have a bit of work to do if they are to progress to the last

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extreme. -- last 16. Michael Hector of doing the

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defending there. Shapes to shoot, pushed away by Langfield. A good

:43:09.:43:16.

effort from Kyle Higginbotham. Langfield, who has had nothing to do

:43:17.:43:20.

all afternoon, manages to keep that one out. Thistle's first shot on

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target. Partick Thistle now looking for an

:43:26.:43:35.

equaliser. That is not too far away from Elliott. That was a really good

:43:36.:43:38.

effort. And Josh looking to tie that one up.

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A lovely back healed. -- heel. Niall McGinn goes down. Bobby Madden

:43:57.:44:00.

shakes the finger and says no penalty. This could have been game

:44:01.:44:05.

over. And certainly barged down by Piccolo there. He was trying to get

:44:06.:44:12.

in between him and Osbourne. Partick Thistle will have to find something

:44:13.:44:16.

special. Something they have not produced.

:44:17.:44:24.

Aberdeen looked likely to score there. So close to a second.

:44:25.:44:29.

Eventually, Thistle smashed it clear. It was a stunning strike from

:44:30.:44:35.

Aberdeen's top goal-scorer. It rattled back off the upright.

:44:36.:44:42.

Archibald's men are heading out the competition unless they can find

:44:43.:44:45.

something in these dying seconds. They just cannot get hold of the

:44:46.:44:47.

ball. And it was Osbourne all the way up

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there, trying to force it home. But the full-back was denied. He was

:45:06.:45:18.

denied at the near post. A corner comes own, not too far away, but it

:45:19.:45:25.

was left to lead, it seems, to start piling bodies and shots in on goal.

:45:26.:45:28.

Only seconds remaining. And it is all over. It is Aberdeen

:45:29.:45:37.

who progress, thanks to Andrew Considine's fifth minute header. In

:45:38.:45:47.

truth, Partick Thistle drop out of the Scottish Cup with a whimper,

:45:48.:45:53.

Aberdeen progress to the last 16 of the William Hill Scottish Kip,

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winning it here one - zero. -- Scottish Cup. They made it difficult

:46:00.:46:14.

for us, as we expected. It was all about getting through today. We've

:46:15.:46:17.

played better than we have in the second half. But a quality one as a

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game. We're just grateful that the opportunities that we did score

:46:24.:46:26.

under didn't come back and bite us A good victory for us. The first half

:46:27.:46:31.

I don't think we threatened them enough. We got closer, which he

:46:32.:46:37.

didn't do well enough in the first half. I thought we might get

:46:38.:46:44.

something at the end. Having one goal - it's not very safe. Managed

:46:45.:46:50.

to block it. It was quite an open game, you know. It was like we have

:46:51.:46:55.

a chance, they have a chance, sort of thing, the whole game. It was not

:46:56.:47:00.

very safe. We plugged away. Stat time. Before today's game,

:47:01.:47:06.

Aberdeen had knocked Partick Thistle out six times. On three occasions

:47:07.:47:11.

Aberdeen have gone on to win the Scottish Cup. Today potentially a

:47:12.:47:17.

good omen for Aberdeen. It was a fantastic start. The marking was not

:47:18.:47:23.

good enough. A decent bender - had a lot of

:47:24.:47:33.

power. Well done, he attacks it. But in the end the defending is not good

:47:34.:47:38.

enough. They changed it for this - changed a different marker. At that

:47:39.:47:44.

point it is too late. They never after that got back into the game.

:47:45.:47:52.

Good defending. Not the best defending. Partick

:47:53.:47:57.

Thistle have lost three times to Aberdeen this season. Partick did

:47:58.:48:02.

have their chances in this game. They had been a bit toothless at

:48:03.:48:06.

times and once again today. It is the story of the season - they play

:48:07.:48:13.

lovely football. For me, I really enjoyed watching

:48:14.:48:19.

them, genuinely up to the 18-yard line. Then after that, the finishing

:48:20.:48:27.

has not been great. Just the final ball - they played it to well,

:48:28.:48:33.

mid-field to front and you wonder why when they get up to this area,

:48:34.:48:38.

when they are coming, there are players getting up there to support

:48:39.:48:41.

and they might get on the end of that, but that's been the problem -

:48:42.:48:45.

the finishing, particularly at home - the lig ga believe and then

:48:46.:48:50.

obviously the final ball there and that starts to affect your

:48:51.:48:55.

confidence. A wee bit more clinical. It was such a promising start. How

:48:56.:49:05.

do they get their mo Joe back? There -- mojo back? They have lost 3-0 and

:49:06.:49:13.

on the odd occasion, but they have to make sure they get the box - the

:49:14.:49:19.

guy on the ball will be clinical and more decisive. It may work because

:49:20.:49:26.

their football is good. They are losing confidence each week they do

:49:27.:49:30.

that. There is not pressure on them to get a striker. They have to look

:49:31.:49:35.

over the period of the season and say they've done all right. Do you

:49:36.:49:41.

think Aberdeen should have won by a more convincing score line? Quite

:49:42.:49:46.

often they were long shots. The keeper was doing well here. They

:49:47.:49:51.

actually found themselves in a poor position to start with. He got

:49:52.:49:55.

himself back. In the end, you think if anybody is going to score here,

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particularly the first half - which wasn't bad, Derek was saying he

:50:01.:50:03.

thought the second half was frantic. I think that is being polite about

:50:04.:50:07.

it. I don't think it was any good. There was no passing. Any chances

:50:08.:50:12.

that were coming up were genuinely come from the Aberdeen players. This

:50:13.:50:17.

was the best one. They work it well and it's an excellent strike from

:50:18.:50:23.

McGinn. Could this be Aberdeen's year? We have said it for a long

:50:24.:50:30.

time. They've got themselves well on in two Cup competitions. Doing OK in

:50:31.:50:36.

the league. The Dons fans have been saying that for a lot of years now.

:50:37.:50:42.

The Aberdeen fans would abouts lightly love it. -- absolutely love

:50:43.:50:46.

it. Now a round up of the remaining

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games. The sunset on St Mirren's hope of

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maintaining the League Cup when they lost back in August. They got off to

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the perfect start as they aim for revenge.

:51:09.:51:16.

A header from Naismith. Newton deflected.

:51:17.:51:24.

A teasing ball. Back to Russell.

:51:25.:51:26.

Off the post and in. It is clever, on the Riley - that is

:51:27.:51:39.

even better. Thompson!

:51:40.:51:45.

Great move down the left-hand side as Thompson tucks it home!

:51:46.:52:03.

Ful A power failure at a substation meant the second half in Inverness

:52:04.:52:11.

was delayed by over 30 minutes. When the match did get back under way it

:52:12.:52:15.

was the home side who cruised through to the last 16.

:52:16.:52:21.

McKay with his first of the afternoon. He was not finished for

:52:22.:52:24.

the day. Doran setting up McKay for his 13th

:52:25.:52:27.

goal of the season. Another another striker in demand

:52:28.:52:42.

set St Johnstone on their way through.

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The trip north is one that butch butch butch knows well. -- Terry

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Butcher knows well. After two weeks in the job he's beginning to create

:53:02.:53:06.

history. This was their first ever victory

:53:07.:53:11.

against Ross County. The break through for Hibs.

:53:12.:53:34.

And a flashing header from Lukinson. Handling's control.

:53:35.:53:41.

A great run. Down he goes! And it's going to be a yellow card.

:53:42.:53:53.

It is his second and he's off. The drama was far from over.

:53:54.:53:58.

The substitute was replaced by Terry Butcher for tactical reasons.

:53:59.:54:03.

Terry's word and point were ringing in his ears.

:54:04.:54:09.

It is disappointing when that happens. Ross is a key player for us

:54:10.:54:19.

and one we like. This week's action began at Tannadice and Kilmarnock

:54:20.:54:26.

look looked in place for an upset. A strike from Johnson put the visitors

:54:27.:54:34.

2-1 up. Not for the first time this season United's youngsters bounced

:54:35.:54:44.

back and this rounded off the scoring for Kilmarnock. This

:54:45.:54:49.

weekend's what happened next question. Look away if you are from

:54:50.:55:02.

the blue half of Dundee! Only ir irirknows what -- only Irvine knows

:55:03.:55:12.

what went wrong. You are a coach of Queen of the South.

:55:13.:55:17.

Listen, we played well. We were unlucky. St Mirren had their

:55:18.:55:23.

chances. They started the first half well. We fought back. A good

:55:24.:55:26.

equaliser here and the second half as well.

:55:27.:55:29.

They could have killed off the game, but we had chances to win it as

:55:30.:55:32.

well. We were disappointed we didn't get through. Looking forward to the

:55:33.:55:37.

replay. It was a really good cup tie yesterday. Let's talk of goals of

:55:38.:55:40.

the round. Let's start with this. This is Lustig.

:55:41.:55:55.

He's absolutely nailed that one. A great goal. Helped by the defenders

:55:56.:56:07.

falling off a bit. A bit of space. This is Graham Weir. How do you rate

:56:08.:56:14.

this? Spectacular. You have to get the technique absolutely right. And

:56:15.:56:22.

Chris Johnston here. His wrong-foot, as it were.

:56:23.:56:26.

He's time to think about the top corner - an absolute beauty. Which

:56:27.:56:31.

was your favourite? Listen, all three are favourite. Chris Johnston

:56:32.:56:36.

because it is the wrong-foot, right in the top corner. Brilliant! I

:56:37.:56:42.

think the technique by Graham Weir is fantastic. To be honest if you

:56:43.:56:47.

ask me in five minutes' time I will probably say Lustig. We have covered

:56:48.:56:52.

them all. The fifth round draw will take place tomorrow.

:56:53.:56:58.

These are the steam teams that will be -- these are the teams that will

:56:59.:57:03.

be in the pot. As many League One sides as premier ship sides. That is

:57:04.:57:10.

the romance of the Cup. If anybody is going to draw an old firm, it

:57:11.:57:16.

could be Miller. It could be fate. Maybe that is why they choose him!

:57:17.:57:20.

This is special. I love playing in it, as a player. No doubt some of

:57:21.:57:26.

the teams - there could be some good teams as well. A chance to dream of

:57:27.:57:32.

the League One side as well. I want them to have a good run. Who will

:57:33.:57:38.

the manager be is another one.ly be in rovers. It could be a fantastic

:57:39.:57:43.

one. That is almost it for tonight. We are back next weekend of course.

:57:44.:57:49.

The Results Show is on Saturday afternoon at 4. 30pm. On Sunday, it

:57:50.:57:53.

is me, once again, with all the highlights of another weekend of

:57:54.:57:56.

Scottish Premiership action. That is it for tonight. We have drawn a line

:57:57.:58:00.

under the weekend action. Thanks to the guys. The draw is tomorrow. The

:58:01.:58:05.

battle lines will be drawn then. Will we get an Old Firm Derby? Good

:58:06.:58:09.

night!

:58:10.:58:16.

Jonathan Sutherland presents highlights from the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, on the day the cup holders enter the fray.

Celtic visit Hearts in what promises to be one of the ties of the round, while Partick Thistle host Aberdeen in another all-Premiership encounter.

Plus a review of all the key action from what is always one of the most exciting weekends of the season.


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