Highlights from the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup as Dundee United travel to Ibrox to face Rangers, and Hearts face St Johnstone at Tynecastle.
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Four teams have made it to the quarter-finals of the William Hill
Scottish Cup. The other four places have still to be sorted. In the
next hour you will seek highlights of the matches at Ibrox and
Tynecastle and a round-up of yesterday's matches as well. We had
a cup upset. Class, settle down, settle down. Today we are going to
break down the perfect formula for a Cup upset. There are many ways to
produce a Cup upset. We need the perfect environment and conditions.
You need a giant. We need a smaller side, an underdog. For the upset to
a car be greater force needs to be stopped by the weaker force. -- for
the upset to occur. Class dismissed. With Pat Nevin and myself in the
studio are John Rankin the midfielder and Billy Davies. First
stop Ibrox and the 2009 Cup Winners' Cup against the team who
landed the trophy in 2010. Rangers versus Dundee United. It is just
about as difficult a tie as Rangers could have wished for. 23 years
have passed since they last beat Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.
They met them in the 1994 final. United lifted the trophy for the
second time in their history four seasons ago. The headline news for
Rangers is a first start for the Swedish Under 21 international. He
has been a revelation since arriving this winter. Four of the
Dundee United side have a Scottish He billy Dodds is with me this
afternoon. How is it going to go? It is certainly a tough tie for
are very capable. No more Jelavic for Rangers. It is the situation he
had to deal with in August when he lost David Goodwillie to the
Premier League in England. It is a situation the big two have to deal
with. The goalkeeper is out early. Jelavic John Daly. -- on Daly.
think he has got to go for it. I think it is at the TEC. It was
eventually pop then but I think it was a let off. Craig Levein was
here for a league match not long after his team shipped a good
player. Wallace is away on the left-hand side. Giving it to Aluko.
Wallace has certainly got the legs. That was a little lay-off from
Healey. It was worth a shot. Just of target. Dixon has got a good
left foot and MacGregor needed to save. I am not sure if that was on
target but MacGregor took no chances. He has to deal with it
with his left hand. It was the finger tips on it. The resulting
corner comes in to hide. Rankin. Good ball. MacGregor clod that one
away. It is a goal for down the United! You have to say that they
deserve that one. Gavin Gunning is sense the United fans into raptures.
The lead at Ibrox. Two crosses, the first corner coming end and
MacGregor does not really know how to deal with it but Rangers were
never organised. They never got themselves sorted. The big man took
his head on it. Gavin Gunning who has at runners up medal from last
season. He was in the team who lost the final to Celtic. He has put
down the United in the lead here at Ibrox. Alan McCoist feels like he
is not getting help from his board, that can be so, so tough. Papa it.
-- Papac. The this was the Year. -- the this was the year. Aluko and
still get is a good save! Sone Aluko opening his box of tricks. He
seems to do that on a weekly basis in a Rangers shirt. He forced the
United keeper into his first save should it be slipped? Rankin. Aluko.
David Healy. It is promising for the hosts. A good save! That all
serves -- stems from a local again. He is a man they have to get on the
ball because he does the business. -- Sone Aluko. Scott Robertson. We
can see Scott Robertson getting an extended run in the Dundee United
team. He has been sought intriguing with injuries over the past few
seasons. He has been out for lengthy periods. Russell, watch
this space, 2-0! Dundee United double up. The lead 2-0. We talked
about the creative players. Becks and out to Stephen, back to Dixon.
He absolutely rockets it high into was his 11th goal of the season
thumping it past Allan McGregor. United are in dreamland. Rangers
have not got their problems to seek. With Jelavic leading and those two
out injured. -- leaving. There is no real height for Rangers in the
final third. Davies. In four or Berkeley. -- in four or Bartley.
Aluko. Rangers will need to get something back before the interval.
Here is Kyle Bartley. Russell is about to meet him. He has got to
the corner. There will not be any stoppage time. This is probably the
last chance for Rangers to get something back into the game before
half-time. The keeper did not have to think about it. It was cleared.
It looks as though Dundee United take best to have time at 2-0.
Indeed it is. The half-time whistle. You can hear what de Rangers fans
make of that. BOOING. At half-time at Ibrox it is Rangers Snell,
Dundee United 2. -- a Rangers 0, a Tannadice the replay right now.
Been the United. Thomson will be delighted with what he has seen. --
Dundee United. Robertson, Edu. Sone Aluko. Ansdell, he has got the
corner. Sone Aluko was trying to work it. Good defending from Rankin.
An awkward bounce for Robinson. That is good play from Scott
Robertson. The Romanian will be booked. We have seen that a few
times already. That man has got so much pace. He is always getting to
the ball. A great opportunity for Dundee United. Can they get the
finish? They did not. MacGregor holds on. That could be a huge
moment in this cup tie. That was a moment of opportunity to tell it.
Absolutely. Of what a chance. are putting the pressure on again
the visitors. Dixon to Dili. Great delivery again from Dixon. Sony
Aluko. Just looking for something to grasp on to in this Scottish Cup
tie. As it came across from Sone Aluko his team-mate was waiting
just on the edge of the six-yard box and he scooped it over the bar.
We just need to find as bark from somewhere. It has been lacking all
afternoon for Rangers. They have to do something on the pitch to give
the fans a lift. It is a flat performance which means nothing is
coming from the stands. Just 13 minutes to go now and it looks like
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have come to Glasgow and they have beaten Rangers!. They are through
to the quarter-finals. They have knocked the Ibrox side out of the
Scottish Cup. It really is the end to a horror week for Rangers. They
lost their top scorer and they have dominated the back pages of the
newspapers. Dundee United are in tomorrow's draw. No-one can deny it
the victory. We performed well in the first half. I was disappointed
that we did not get the third goal. Delighted with the players's
efforts. We always go into a game believing we can get something.
Rangers played well. We were brilliant in the first half, but it
fell away in the second half slightly. We know Rangers have been
having their problems on and off the field. Didn't expect more from
them? A didn't. In the second half, they were the better team. -- I
didn't. He is a great manager and he will turn them around. Is it is
not easy to come to Ibrox. We will take massive confidence from this.
A little celebration perhaps tonight? I don't know about that,
John Rankin is with us. Because of the week it has been for Rangers,
did you go there today with big expectations? Yes. Inside the club
this week there has been a confidence that they could go to
Ibrox and get something. 17,822 inside Ibrox. Was it a strange
atmosphere. Yes, because there were so many empty seats towards the end.
Billy, you started your playing career with Rangers. How did it
feel? The events of the last few weeks are in people's mind. It is
very unsettling. There was an eerie situation about the stadium today.
The you must wonder now what the rest of the season will hold for
Rangers. A lot of people watching today and will probably thinking of
Jelavic has gone, he hasn't been replaced, what is happening?
However, let us get this straight, it was only one game. Saying that,
there was no fear factor for the Dundee players. You need that
because if you don't, teens or just attack you. Look as -- let us look
at the goal from Gunning. An excellent cross. It was. I crossed
it and McGregor missed it. Shambolic defending? Well, I think
the pace from Papac is disappointing. Also, the aggressive
marketing -- marking, it doesn't always work. Papac should be doing
better. The second is great from your point of view, but were you
surprised about how easily you got through? I didn't. We had some
great passers and we have got some great finishers. Even at that stage,
or were you thinking, where his Rangers's response? It never really
came. Bocanegra stays central and he did not come across. You cannot
give good players that amount of time. This is just about one of the
best chances Rangers had, and there weren't too many of them. Yes. You
can see the backspin in the ball there. That is what you get from
class players. That is another very good save. He did expect an
onslaught of chances, but it didn't happen. This was the best chance
for Little. He said there was also won over the bar. There was grit
defending and a desire to win. Against that, there were quite a
few chances for Dundee United to have really shunted raiders out of
the equation. Very much so. I think he will be disappointed with
himself. This is a great ball in. He was just unlucky. Another good
chance. This tremendous shot from ranking there. I did fancy my
chances. I thought I would just give it a go. That was a pretty
comfortable second half for you, wasn't it? It could have been more
comfortable. I could have been more composed, we awkward. Let us have a
look at the changing face of Ally McCoist during the match. Well, it
probably didn't change at all. He look -- looked down in the dumps
throughout the match. When he threw on Kerkar, was that him saying that
was all he had? He has said all along it is time for everyone to be
together and all a manager can do is work with the resources he has.
He will do the best he can and the staff and players will continue to
work very hard. I'll Rangers serious competition for Celtic?
There is plenty of football left. Great credit to Dundee United. I
put professionally today, they were excellent. The work ethic was first
class. Raiders were better in the second half, but they did not have
too many chances, but you have got to give Dundee United their dues.
We are persona at long Rutter, but all we can do is look on the wires
to see what Alan a crisis saying. - - and a McCoist is saying. -- we
We know the finances are on their. People are fearful for Rangers
because that's what is not be enough. -- that's what is not be
Alan McCoist has to perform miracles. Last word on Dundee
United - considering all the big names that vanished at the end of
last season, what a rebuilding job Peter Houston has done. He has done
very well. He has obviously done his homework with the players he
brought in. But the ethic of the squad has stayed the same. They had
made me feel very welcome. -- they have. We will sort you out with the
best bits from yesterday after Aberdeen at struggle against Queen
of the goal. There was to be no repeat of that famous semi-final
win of four years ago. Scott Vernon's 11th goal was enough to
own the site every play. The Dons might have won it later run, but
Mitchell's composure deserted him at the crucial moment. Motherwell 1
at a canter. It was from another corner that the second goal arrived.
The header was well saved, but Jamie Murphy was first on the
rebound. And guess who provided the third goal for Motherwell? Hutchins
and doing what he does best. -- Motherwell eased off the gas. --
Motherwell. Still a day to forget Motherwell fancy their chances for
the Cup. They were quite unlucky against Celtic, but I'm sure they
will get back their confidence from their 6-1 win yesterday. And the
Queen of the South probably think they can finish the job as well?
Yes. It was a good match. Those four words, Queen of the South,
bring back bad memories for Aberdeen fans. The whole thing
about Aberdeen it really are the mistakes they have made. They
cannot go into the second leg without anything other than a
perfect attitude. Next, let us see Hearts versus St Johnstone.
Johnstone beat Hearts for the first time in the competition last season
thanks to one goal. Hearts are seeking a change of fortune this
afternoon. The changes from the side who lost to Inverness last
The St Johnstone are lost to Motherwell last weekend, just one
change. Robertson returns to the starting line-up today. Skacel
while being the top goalscorer has not scored in this competition
since playing in the Cup final against Gretna. This man was a
transfer target for Rangers but he remains with this theme for now.
The FE this afternoon is Craig can -- Templeton. The ball is
forward. No one in the box. An easy clear and but not a good one. It
goes on to David son who fancies his chances. -- Davidson. Davidson
has two Scottish Cup goals in his career. That was too far in advance
of David Robertson. St Johnstone won here two goals to one in
September. He scores! A great goal for Templeton. He scores for the
first time in the Scottish Cup as a Hearts player. That was a
nonchalant ball up the inside. There was a gap at the post. He
struck it then. -- strutted 10. There was enough power in it. --
struck it in. Good control, he brings it down. A lovely touch with
the left foot. It is cut across. A great ball from Andy Webster. David
Robertson sliding in. That is another good clearance away by Andy
Webster. The Hearts manager still lives in Edinburgh. Robertson clips
it back. A chance. He said Robertson up and then the swipe.
Create a sense it down the line, it was not out. -- Creek Saines it
down. -- Craig sends it down. That was clever. He is cutting inside.
Embleton plays at a cross. Robertson! Templeton will be taking
up a good position. He decides to come inside. Anderson returns. It
is just out of play. Hearts have their first corner of the match.
Ian Black gets set. The half-time whistle goes. No one could get on
the end of it. David Templeton had that goal. It was a beautiful
strike. The half-time scoreline from Tynecastle Hearts 1, St
Johnstone 0. A second have substitution. David Robertson is
withdrawn. Cillian Sheridan gets his spot. 2006 the last time since
Johnston lost away in the Scottish Cup. -- St Johnstone. In common. As
the ball back to his keeper. Now it through on to Cillian Sheridan.
Hooked across. Almost the perfect start to the second half! A wasted
chance! It is played through. He has his head in his hands and I am
not surprised. He looked certain to score a but he hit the crossbar.
The top goal scorer this season. He should have had St Johnstone on
equal terms. Liam Craig, Craig tries the shot. It was a hard one
to take. The keeper reached it. As the ball gets played in there is a
shout for hand ball. The referee shout for hand ball. The referee
said No. Anderson, on the angle, on side. For Croft. My gamin going
India. He will concede the corner. -- McGowan going in there. Skacel.
Was he bowled over? Yes he was. Mackay has talked his way into deep
get in for him David Templeton. Arguably Hearts' best play of the
second half. The shot was cracked across goal but no takers. David
Templeton was caught. Plea on. The referee gave the decision against
Dave Mackay. Dave Mackay is going off. It is a red card. He had high
feet. The man who won a penalty here in December is red-carded. He
will feel hard done by but the boot was up. A chance for 1-1! He could
not get it through at all. They have linked up well in the second
half but the striker has not been able to finish his work. Cillian
Sheridan is on side, he has glanced at the far side. He finishes in
style! St Johnstone are back in this Scottish Cup tie. Hearts beat
the ball away and boy, did St Johnstone meet then pay! -- make
them pay. It was just enough. Cillian Sheridan Poots St Johnstone
level. It is a finish that is hard to argue West. -- argue with. There
is a chance here for Croft. This could be a chance here for Croft.
And what a chance it was. He just could not pick up the ball. The
last defender was on his way. David Templeton. He is being held back.
Into the box. Turned away well. Here comes Ian Black. Templeton
with a chance. He has given his all this afternoon. Callum Davidson
played it away. It was just not good enough to get across the
Scottish Cup is impressive. They have not lost since the 2006. It is
all over. It is Hearts' first draw of the season. Cillian Sheridan
replied to David Templeton's 10th minute strike. They will do it all
over again in the replay. Hearts 1, St Johnstone 1. Even in the first
half I believed we could do better. We did well in some periods of the
game but in the next periods not so I thought we deserved to draw. Some
parts of the second half I thought penalty. I cannot praise my boys
highly enough today. I get the feeling that the only positive is
that Hearts are still in the I watched the game anyone and they
were impressive. Sheridan is a major threat. Billy, you have been
working down south for a while, but I guess you have been keeping an
eye on what has been going on at Hearts. Yes. It is difficult to see
what is happening, but the players and staff have handled things well,
despite what has been happening. has been at said that there are
financial worries when it comes to buying players and transfers.
is the same for everybody. Templeton was great today. Great
balance. He is fearless as well. He will make defenders make decisions.
Excellent first touch there. He shows Excellence Gill. He would be
a player, you would imagine, other managers would be looking at?
Definitely. The record for Mackay form some -- a record for Mackay
for some bookable offences. If very unfortunate. -- vary. He is angry
and he has tried to hold himself back. This one, I'm not convinced
he knows at all. He is looking at the ball, he goes to clear it
upfield. He did not kick the player in the head. Referees need to use a
bit more common sense. If the player is going for the ball, OK,
his foot is higher, but talk to him. Tell him the next time he will be
in trouble. On that occasion, a sending off was not necessary.
Cillian Sheridan, he made a difference. Definitely. He is
amazing. Sandaza is very good as well. That is a good enough goal,
and when you see it from this angle. He knows exactly what he is doing.
Their partnership will continue for the rest of the season. Sandaza is
an ex United player, doing a great job for St Johnstone. He has got a
lot of light. His finishing is great. He had some great chances
today. His movement as well. He is also good at bringing other players
into the game. Do you think he tried a bit too hard today? Maybe.
Naturally he puts them away every day of the week. He is the sort of
player Rangers could do with. McCoist is looking for a striker of
quality, but in the short term, he would have held the numbers epi put
Sandaza on? -- if he port. Absolutely. He has got good
movement, technical ability. He can certainly create goals as well as
golden. It could have been 2-0 have they been given a penalty for Dave
Mackay's Hamble. -- handball. feel when you jump, your arms
should be at shoulder height and or higher. I would have given the
penalty. Before we go, let us complete a round up of the Scottish
unbeaten in 15 games and looked good to make it 16 when Stewart
Kettlewell was felled in the box. Danny Lennon did not have long to
wait for an equaliser. It was Steven Thomson who obliged with his
9th goal of the season. The tight look to be heading for a replay
when the former St Mirren man embarked on a solo run. Only to be
brought down. But the pressure was too much for the county captain and
more this season. It was the home side who first had the ball in the
net. Gary O'Connor pleading his case. There was better luck for
Hibs shortly afterwards. Doyle! That was well finished in
the end. Kilmarnock had their chances. A good save. But it was
Hibs who progressed. Celtic look to continue their
winning streak. That was strong. The next threat
came from a corner. Having survived those scares, it was Neil Lennon's
men who went in front. What a goal! Delight for the
manager and further cause for celebration in the second half.
They had great momentum at the moment. And they will be aware of
the other teams that could come through. There are some dangerous
teams out there. Terry Butcher was possibly the angriest man in
Scotland yesterday. I didn't see the game, but I felt it would be a
difficult tie for Celtic the way it was described. Wind, snow, rain.
But, I mean, Celtic capitalised on some of the errors. There was a
resilience about Hibs, having gone ahead and holding on. To be feared,
-- to be fair, let's not talk about the cup! Seriously, the changes
were positive ones, particularly on the defence. John and I were
talking about this before the game. The changes have been huge, but the
fans are probably thinking it will be OK. Ross County will fancy their
chances, but could have got the job done yesterday. They could have,
but they missed a penalty. Ross County will be hoping for a big
crowd. The at must there at Dingwall on a Tuesday night will
certainly be good. Their manager will probably be faring the trip
north. I'm not surprised. Seriously though, they play quality football.
The four girls first will have to be played, I don't think any of
them will be particularly easy to call. Falkirk played well, we watch
them last week. It is a tough one to call at this point in time.
would you fancy, John, in the last eight for Dundee United? anyone
away from home. It will be difficult at this stage. You can
Highlights from the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup as Dundee United travel to Ibrox to face Rangers, with the Tangerines looking for a repeat of their victory over the the Gers in their successful cup run two seasons ago.
Hearts face St Johnstone at Tynecastle, hoping for the win that will see them reach the quarter-finals for the first time in six years, but will be wary that it was the Saints that knocked them out of the competition last season.
Presented by Rob MacLean with guest Pat Nevin.