Jonathan Sutherland introduces Scottish Cup semi-final highlights. Celtic v Rangers and Dundee United v Hibernian.
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Cup semifinal weekend. As soon as the names came out of the hat it was
always going to be big. Would it live up to the hype? Two men who
have been there, done it, but the T-shirt and survived to tell the
tale. Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner, former Rangers striker
Stephen Thompson. Highlights of the first semifinal later, but first,
love it or loathe it, you can't avoid it, the Old Firm derby back on
the Scottish footballing landscape. Would it be a damp squib like last
season or a thunderous return to the derbies of old? At Hamden Park,
Craig Paterson and Rob Clayton. COMMENTATOR: The resources are
stretched for Rangers with Harry Forrester injured. Martyn Waghorn
not ready to return. Billy King and Michael O'Halloran both cup tied.
Dean Shiels replaces forester. Only five players on the bench for
Rangers including 17-year-old Lee Bird.
Charlie Mulgrew continues in central defence. Just one change for Ronny
Deila, Gary Mackay-Steven preferred to Colin Kazim-Richards. Tavener.
Wonders inside. Angled ball for Kenny Miller, great touch! Great
effort, great save! Craig Gordon had Kenny Miller, great touch! Great
to be at his best to deny Kenny Miller yet another Old Firm goal. On
his 100th appearance for Celtic. What an important stop that was from
Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon. Room here for Stefan Johansen,
finding a pocket in space. Fended away, only as far as Scott Brown,
who misses a massive chance to fire Celtic in front. That's the best
chance of the game. Rangers do not get it clear. The touch is good,
goes across the goalkeeper, misses by half a yard. Everything looked
right. Goes across the goalkeeper. Just wide.
Boyata almost caught in possession by Kenny Miller, and the free kick
goes Rangers way. For a moment Celtic thought it was there. No idea
what he was thinking in a game of this importance. Last man, you don't
try and take Kenny Miller on. Roberts teasing, tormenting, and
finding roofers. From the angle. Leigh Griffiths has one thought in
mind. Just drags it wide. First touch is good, the angle against
him. Good movement. Free kick given
against Boyata. Rangers ten to take short free kicks because they don't
have a lot of height. Mark Warburton will have been working on these,
let's see whether Rangers have something from the training ground.
Scored against Hibs in a big game at Ibrox earlier this season,
absolutely fizzed across goal. In from Tavernier. Rangers could still
do some damage. Ball in from Halladay, deflected off Brown, and
Kenny Miller scores! Rangers are ahead against Celtic! After 15
minutes at Hampden, just like old times for the former Scotland
striker. He's made such a sharp times for the former Scotland
start. Celtic don't really complete the clearance. Rangers keep pressure
on and eventually get the reward. It is actually a poor ball in. It's
also Kenny Miller and that is a great finish. Nothing great about
the ball in, but that first touch to react, knocks it into the bottom
corner. Kenny Miller started sharp, now he's got his goal. Denied by
Craig Gordon earlier, he wasn't going to say no to another goal to
add to his tally. Kenny Miller's 19th of the season. Bodies flung in
front of it. The follow-up lasted just wide. Its breathless stuff.
Keirin Tierney, it was miles wide, but he certainly struck it. Ball did
well. Halliday. Lovely 1-2. Jason Holt cuts inside and fails to find
the target. But very impressive Holt cuts inside and fails to find
build-up against up yellow absolutely wonderful. Gets onto
Gets onto his right foot. Just can't get around it. Stunned silence at
times from the Celtic fans that the way this match has played out so
far. Mckay switching to the right side, having done damage down the
left. Looping around, Tavernier, great ball in, skimming off the head
of Brown. Now Mackay-Steven makes a move. He takes a touch. Griffiths,
on his left foot, it's off the post, but surely! Oh, surely! Or surely
not. Patrick Roberts has missed an absolute sitter. I can't believe it,
Leigh Griffiths is a market comes back of the post. He has gone left
footed and somehow he has managed to knock it wide. Chances don't come
better. That was an absolute sitter. What will encourage Celtic is the
way they created that chance. They will look to do so, create another
opportunity, and take it, this time. That is a big chance spurned by
them. The youngster will look to atone for his error. Roles at
inside. And Johansson. Good save, Wesley Foderingham had to adjust
with the ball in flight. He does well, the Rangers goalkeeper. If he
hits the target, slight deflection, Leigh Griffiths was right on him
like a flash. This must be all of 35 yards. It's Griffiths! It was
shifting. All Wes Foderingham could do was beat this away. The
goalkeeper takes no chances. The outswinger from Roberts, flicked on
goalkeeper takes no chances. The by mould grew. Robert Kearnan Myall
's macro clearance. Really important to challenge by
Halliday. It had to be perfectly timed. You go to ground, you are
going to get solid contact on the ball. His knee gets the final touch,
but he gets the job done. Roberts plays it in. Flicked on by
Mikael Lustig. Wilson's header. It was Sviatchenko who sees his effort
blocked. Not allowing Rangers to clear their lines, keeping the
pressure on. Celtic chasing an equaliser. Roberts floats this one
in. There is the equaliser! And it's Sviatchenko, the Danish defender,
who levels things up in this Scottish semi cup final. It's his
first goal for Celtic. What a time to score your first goal and what a
goal it is. The ball comes into the box. It is who can jump highest. The
answer is Sviatchenko. Then, can you hit the target? It is a bullet
header. Absolutely magnificent header from the centre-back. A lot
of work to be done. Cracking goal. Just what Celtic wanted, within five
minutes of the restart. They've levelled things up. I think he's a
bit pleased. And a bit relieved. Patrick Roberts has to be the most
relieved player on the pitch at that Sviatchenko equaliser. It was his
corner headed in. Here he comes with another delivery, another
Sviatchenko header and it's very much on target. Players in green and
white are winning everything. Sviatchenko again hits the target.
But an easy save that time. Celtic switching off as Rangers took
the short corner. Jason Holt, wriggling his way through. Celtic
now counterattacking with Roberts and Griffiths. Lee Griffiths with
the cutback. Callum McGregor is denied. That is such an important
challenge by Dominic Ball. Almost picked out Callum McGregor with the
cutback. You cannot deny it is a nail-biting stuff. Extra time is
looming. And who knows, penalties as well. Free kick. Foul on Roberts.
Persistent fouling. It is a certain free kick. Another ball about to fly
into the Rangers' box. Roberts floats it in. Britain's Heather is
agonisingly close. The Celtic players need to get their
heads on these set pieces. Nicky Law, with fresh legs getting him to
the byline. That is 90 minutes played. Kenny Miller's goal
cancelled out by Sviatchenko's equaliser for Celtic. An extra half
an hour coming up, to try to settle this. A gripping 90 minutes,
followed by an extra 30. Who will get the big win? Big question is
still hanging over it. Almost a deadly delayed by Wes Foderingham.
Halliday. Charlie Mulgrew was in the way. Interception by Tavernier.
Britain should be aware of any shows of dissent or petulant because he
has had a yellow already. The linesman said Celtic, the referee
said Rangers. Barrie McKay! Scores I wonder goal for Rangers in extra
time. They are ahead again. It is wonder goal for Rangers in extra
2-1. Looking for something special to turn this time around and here it
is from Barrie McKay. He will never have a better shot in his life.
Moves onto his right, beat the goalkeeper but, right into the top
corner. Absolutely top drawer. You will never see a better one than
that. Craig Gordon was never getting near to this. Celtic will be livid
at the award of the throw in. Our Celtic finished, can they come back
again? Roberts, delivers the corner kick. It was Batman Sviatchenko
again on the end of it. Celtic's best method of getting into this
type, set piece into the box. Few would have seen this coming. There
is still time for Celtic to turn things around.
It is Tom Rogic and it is 40 seconds into the second period of extra
time. Perfect reply from Celtic. It looked so simple. All into the wide
area, the cup back and Rogic does the rest. He fired it into the
bottom corner. Tierney has had a quiet afternoon, but has made his
presence felt now. Ronnie can breathe again.
Celtic lifted by the goal. Rogic again. Deflected in. Roberts!
Another chance that the teenager. Should he have snapped it up first
time? He tried to turn back inside and the sting was taken out of his
effort. It was a big chance for Celtic to turn this much completely
on it had. Now play is down towards the other end with Barry Mackay.
Cleared by Sviatchenko. Wilson's had their clear. Only as far as Rogic.
The Celtic fans were screaming for him to shoot. Now, Griffiths.
McGregor. Rogic is in again... It brushes aside net. Deflected wide of
the target. Almost a quickfire 44 Rogic. Halfway through this second
period of extra time. McGregor! Great effort. Great save
by Wes Foderingham. Griffiths fires it back in. I am amazed the game is
going at this place. Flowing from end to end.
Patrick Roberts. Finds its way to Rogic, who was held back by
Halliday. It is bucking the Rangers midfielder. He will consider it was
worth it. Tom Rogic was slipping into a very dangerous position and
he has shown what he can do in front of the goal already. Challenge had
to be made by Andy Halliday. He was willing to take the booking. It is
that distance where it is awkward to score from here. The penultimate
minute of extra time. Is this the moment Lee Griffiths. It is off the
underside of crossbar. It came crashing back from Wes Foderingham.
Did the goalkeeper get a touch? Lee Griffiths thought it was going off
the goalkeeper and into the back of the net, but it has gone wide for
the corner. How many volunteers for the penalties, many of the players
can hardly walk, let alone take a penalty. The place in the final of
the Scottish Cup final will be settled by penalties. First up the
Rangers, it is Andy Halliday. Scores. Brilliantly into the top
corner. Absolutely perfect, goalkeeper has no chance, goes the
wrong way. It is a terrific strike from Andy Halliday. Looking to get
Celtic after the ideal start is Charlie Mulgrew. His sends Wes
Foderingham the wrong way. 1-1 on penalties. Equally good from Charlie
Mulgrew. Goalkeeper goes one way, he slips it into the corner. James
Tavernier has scored 14 times for Rangers this season. Can he find the
target one more time in the shoot out? There is your answer! Over the
top. Ad vantage, Celtic. He sauntered up to it. Looked really
confident. At the last minute, gets his foot under the ball and it is
over the bar. Looking for some divine assistance. Has Callum
McGregor got what it takes? It stays at 1-1 on penalties. McGregor's miss
rattling back off the crossbar. Gone further power, straight down the
middle. Next up, Barrie McKay, who scored the screamer in extra time.
Can he find the net again? He does, but only just and that is so painful
for Craig Gordon, who got his left hand to it, but couldn't keep it
out. He guessed right, got their book couldn't get a solid hand
behind it. Bittton appeared to be struggling with bad hamstring
problem. Look like he wanted to come off at one stage. But he steps up to
take Celtic's third penalty. 2-1 Rangers at the moment on penalties.
That makes it 2-2. Super-confident from a player who looked like he was
struggling during the game. The classic go down the middle, you know
the goalkeeper is going to die. classic go down the middle, you know
after extra time, 2-2 on penalties. Nicky Clark. Craig Gordon makes the
save. A century of Celtic appearances and is that a turning
point in the shoot out? Great reflexes. His dad in the crowd.
Horrible for his son. When for the power but it was a great save by
Craig Gordon. It is the captain. Scott Brown! Saved by Wes
Foderingham. It was up for penalty. It is another mess. It was an easy
save. Nowhere near the corner and a good height for the goalkeeper. They
have scored two and missed two each. It is Lee Wallace. It is perfect.
Celtic have two score the next one to stay alive. That is the way to do
it from the Rangers' skipper. Right in the corner, perfect. Who would
you want in a crisis? Surely, Lee Griffiths. It is 3-3 on penalties.
Now it becomes sudden death. Lee Griffiths has missed a couple but
steps up and does a great job. What a moment for 19-year-old Gedion
Zelalem. Can the youngster saddle his nerves? Sensational. It sends
Craig Gordon the wrong way. Some people might be panicking, not him.
Young nerves, supercool. Always look like he was going to find the back
of the net. The experience of the Swedish international has two score.
He bills. Another beautifully taken penalty from Mikael Lustig. Top
quality. The goalkeeper guesses right. Almost get there but there is
enough power in the effort. Hope you are keeping count. Nicky Law! Very
good indeed. Craig Gordon went to his right, the ball went to his
left. Opened up the ankle, goes into the bottom corner and keeps the
left. Opened up the ankle, goes into pressure on. As Rangers keep putting
these away, the tension just ratchets up from the Celtic players
who have to follow up and keep themselves alive. And Tom Rogic
makes a real mess of that penalty. Rangers have pulled off this
seemingly unthinkable. So many people had Celtic winning this
semifinal on cruise control and what does this all mean for the Celtic
manager, Ronnie Deila? It is a smile as wide as the Clyde on the face of
Mark Warburton. The underdogs have done the business. What sort of
signals does this send out for next season in the Premiership?
A great game, huge drama and an absorbing afternoon of football.
Finally, victory for Rangers. A deserved victory, said the Rangers
manager, Mark Warburton afterwards. Pat, would you agree? It was
definitely Rangers' day. In the first half I thought they played
well. They were composed, passed the ball. But the battle was in the wide
areas and Celtic came out on top. We talked about it before the game, how
would they cope with Roberts on one side. Gary Mackay-Steven didn't
perform. Roberts did OK for a period of the game.
They had magnificent chances. They had a lot of chances to win, even in
the penalty shoot out, they had a chance to go into the lead and
didn't take it. Celtic had the chances, Mark Warburton says it was
a deserved win for Rangers, what's your view? I would agree. It was a
great game and a great advert for Scottish football. The atmosphere.
The pitch was good. From the start Rangers looked confident, sealed and
well prepared. They dominated possession. Celtic did create one or
two good openings. But they were laboured in the opening half and did
not lay a glove on Rangers. Second-half Celtic came out very
strongly. Little period just after half-time when they forced four
Corners, got their goal to get back into it. At that point you expected
Celtic to kick on. I was thinking Rangers would be under the cosh
because Celtic were in the ascendancy. For me they seemed to
drop deep and allow Rangers to keep the ball against point you are an
expert when it comes to veteran strikers, Kenny Miller... He's not a
veteran, he's only 36! Plenty of life left in those legs? Absolutely,
and this kind of run is how he made his career, off the shoulder of the
defender. That is very clever movement. And this is a very
opportunistic goal. He points to where he wants the ball. Boyata is
sleeping a bit. Look who reacts first, Kenny Miller. He's trying to
do the right thing, but the reaction in the box is the key to this goal.
Huge moment, Pat. Another huge moment was the miss from Patrick
Roberts. Comparisons with Lionel Messi, but today they were more
comparisons to a bad miss for Rangers. He is a young man and he
has produced some great games but this will live with him for a long
has produced some great games but time. Will that scar him? I hope
not. He's only a young player, but what an opportunity, just hit the
target. When it comes off the post you are already saying, equaliser.
I'm sitting in the lounge with my mouth wide open. One of those horror
moments and I feel for him. Having missed opportunities myself as a
strike in the past in big matches, it plays on your mind, all night,
all week, it runs on loop in your head but you've got to get over it.
But a horrible moment for him. It will take some time. Lacklustre
performance around the pitch in many ways from Celtic at times but a
shining light once again, keirin Tierney. Listen, we talked about him
all season. He's been absolutely fantastic. At times it was almost
two against one, three against one, and he got across. Getting himself
back into good positions, awareness, his body into defendant. Nobody
better in this league in this moment in time that can defend in the way
he does. He does it so, so well. He gets his tackles in. He's a bit like
Danny McGrady, when you got hit, you knew you were hit. He's got that.
This was excellent. Really good run in, shows real awareness to pick out
Rogic for the goal. Rogic had an interesting time when he came on the
pitch. Obviously he got the goal, massive moment in the penalty shoot
out, freakish moment as well. I feel like the defence counsel here. The
pitch rose, didn't it? Watches standing foot before he kicks the
ball. Our whole piece of turf moves and lifts the ball and inch off the
ground. I think the penalty kick he was hitting was going high anyway,
possibly into the top corner. The ball sat up an extra inch. Why did
it have to happen to a Celtic player? It sat up and inch, almost
like a golf ball on a tee. You had to feel sorry for him. He came on
and he made an impact. to feel sorry for him. He came on
Due to an ongoing situation between BBC Scotland and Rangers, no
interviews with the Rangers manager or the players, but we did hear from
the Celtic can. Craig Gordon coming up, but first Ronny Deila. Very
disappointed, of course. Tough game. Overall I am disappointed in the
performance, we should have been Overall I am disappointed in the
better than what we were. Did not think we were pressing good enough
in the first half and we did not keep it well either. In the first
half Rangers was the best thing. In the second half we went harder on
them. And we get our goal. That was positive. After that I think also we
them. And we get our goal. That was should be better on the ball and
create more. At the same time they did not create a lot. We should have
been better. We should have performed first. If we had done that
we probably would have went on to win the game. Some fans have taken
to social media to suggest your time as Celtic manager may be up, is it?
In football you never know with these kind of questions. It is
always hard pressure here. What I'm thinking now is to go out to win the
league. That's the most important thing now, and then we'll see after
the season what we will do. Are you categorically convinced you will be
Celtic manager next year? You never know in football. But this is a
fantastic job and something I want to carry on with. Do you want to
carry on? Of course I want to. Lets cut to the chase. Does Ronny Deila
face the sack? He's really disappointed. After getting this
defeat. I've said it all season, the league is a taking. Still they had
to do the business and that but I think it is a taking. Back-up you
have to win this season, they haven't won either. Big decisions to
be made now by the board. I think he should be given the chance to win
his league, no question of that. But will they take a chance for him? I'm
not too sure. It's going to be very difficult. You don't think he will
be there next season. I would agree. He has been up against it since his
disastrous European campaign, I don't think he has recovered. League
form has been indifferent. Out of both cups, not acceptable. Dwindling
crowds. Not sure about the squad size. You have to say as well that
his players have underperformed. A large number of his players have
underperformed massively. To give him credit today, at half-time he
obviously did something because they came out at half-time and he got
them going. At half-time in extra time he got them going, got a goal
back. Is that enough? The Champions League is a big thing this year.
They will get into it, whether they will qualify, that is a must for
Celtic Football Club. They haven't shown in Europe and we were critical
of them at the start of the year. Knocked out by Rangers, still a
championship team. He will get to the end of the season and that's it?
He showed. He definitely deserves to win the league Trophy at I can't see
a way back for him after that. Rangers into the Scottish Cup final.
Great day for the Rangers fans at Hampden Park. Fantastic, absolutely
fantastic, boys. I'm so proud of Hampden Park. Fantastic, absolutely
boys. The bar has been raised and we are back. We will win the league
next year. We can beat anybody. They played well. They did us proud. I
was glad we got there in the end. First half of it slow, second-half
always on top. It's an exciting time to be a Rangers fan. The Rangers
fans went home happy. The manager very happy with how his players
executed the game plan. Rangers have played a possession based game all
season. The big question was whether they could execute it against the
best team in the country and the answer was yes. The display in the
first half in terms of possession was phenomenal. I could have picked
20 clips of them keeping the ball. They went all the way across the
pitch, the passing today was crisp. Started in such a relaxed manner.
Confident. You liked this one. You can see from Celtic, Mikael Lustig
had pulled out of position, probably too easily, he could have passed
into midfield. Robert is a problem, he has to defend this big space in
behind. That was an issue throughout the game for them. It was but it is
a feature of Rangers play, they have been doing it all season. They get
an early shot off, and looked particularly impressive. Mark
Warburton has instilled it that they have to keep the ball, take it under
any circumstances. The composure the defenders had in abundance. They get
pressed here. Decides to go along but again finds his man with the
past. Good support play from Barrie McKay as well. Young Tierney as
well. He shows really good defending. I was impressed with
Rangers way they played little triangles. In this situation, there
are three Rangers players, we will triangles. In this situation, there
highlight them just now. The ball moves but the players also moved to
get options on the ball, and they exploit the space. You will see the
end of it here, exploiting space and almost getting a chance. Barrie
McKay makes this movement all day long. Unlucky not to get in again,
but they were lucky in possession. Speaking of Barrie McKay staving,
stunning strike from him. -- Gary Mackay-Steven. The Celtic fans and
staff will be talking about this probably tomorrow. Maybe the referee
was unsighted that it was definitely a Celtic throw in. The assistant on
this site did give it to Celtic and the referee overruled him. At that
point there is still a long way to go to the Celtic game. Look at the
Rangers players here picking up the ball in acres of space. We
highlighted the run out to in, watching take up this space as the
ball comes along. Cheap from Celtic, not doing their jobs defensively
properly from a throw in. I'll pause it, look at the amount of space he
is in, here, phenomenal amount of space, he gets the ball, turns,
there is still an awful lot to do. And what a strike. It was a great
goal. Still had a little bit to do, back to goal, he turned Scott Brown.
Craig Gordon had no chance with that. None whatsoever and it was a
very impressive performance from Rangers. Great goal from Barrie
McKay. Rangers are in the final of the Scottish Cup, congratulations to
them. The first semifinal was played yesterday, Hibs against Dundee
United. COMMENTATOR: The 200th meeting of
Hebburn Ian and Dundee United sees two clubs who is respectively
campaigns are in serious danger of imploding -- Hibernian. Hibs in
their fourth Scottish Cup semifinal in the last five years, only winning
one of their last seven championship matches, having been a serious
threat to Rangers at the top for two thirds of the campaign. The road to
promotion looks like it could be a long one. United haven't got going
as they prop up the Premiership, eight points from salvation, with
only five games left to political off. Hibs without the suspended Mark
Oxley after contact lens gate in the last round in Inverness. Debut for
the 29-year-old Irishman Conrad Logan in goal. James Keatings is
also banned. Hibs haven't won this for a while but Anthony Stokes has,
twice. He, McGregor and grey are walking a suspension tightrope. Make
soup at a line and has been putting Gavin Gunning related
His mysterious departure came at a time when nothing could be doing
without any extra hassles. Blair Spittal starts for the first
time in a month. This is Lewis Stevenson, first
chance for him, perhaps. Going for the spectacular. 23 times this
season he has scored. He's certainly capable. The ball comes in, he sees
it barely. Just can't get over it. it barely. Just can't get over it.
-- he sees it barely. A chance! And the Hibs debutant comes up with an
answer. Morris showed way too much of it.
He's given a penalty for handball! I think Donaldson gets the head down
and the arm up here. Unusual position. Awkward one. Very
difficult to tell. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. What was
that? At this stage of the competition, you don't need that.
You need the ball in the back of the net.
Fancies it! You don't want to give him room. From 30 yards income he
just takes a step and he heads an absolute beauty. Rising all the
time, but just too high. But what a hit.
Billy Mackay, was in again. He was denied by Conrad Logan. The
goalkeeper has been worth his denied by Conrad Logan. The
in gold. Great ball and a great take. Close,
but not close enough. Paul Payton. Erskine was onside. Still alive. Of
the line by Hanlon. Little flick, just onside. United should have made
Hibs pay. Paul Donaldson is down again. Had to be treated earlier. A
tweak in your hamstring sometime becomes worse. You should say to the
manager, I am going to become a liability, you need to make a
change. United haven't even got a substitute ready. John Beaton, into
extra time. John McGinlay hasn't been the influence in the game we
know he can be. The keeper had to make the save.
John Rankin, thought he was scoring. Another wonderful save. That was
going in the bottom corner. Another good save! Still alive will stop
Conrad Logan has just received a standing ovation from the Hibs
supporters. He has been an absolute star.
The goalkeeper decided to just punch that. It looked unorthodox from the
Japanese. He has blown the whistle and the first Scottish Cup semifinal
is going to a penalty shoot out. Blair Spittal is up first. Wouldn't
is going to a penalty shoot out. you know it! The man of the moment
does it again! John McGinn, to put them in front. And he does. As
does it again! John McGinn, to put decisive as you get. Billy McKay I
missed a couple of good chances. And another save from Logan.
Paul Hanlon, who scored the late equaliser against Hearts, makes it
two. Paul Dixon has two score for Dundee United. He does. They are
still breathing. Martin Boyle has the chance to move Hibs closer to
the final. Another wonderful penalty.
Guide them out. The weight of world was on his shoulders. Jason
Cummings has the chance to put Hibs into the final. In he goes... It is
Glory, Glory. Jason Cummings can raise all memories of the penalty
miss in the first half. He has taken Hibs through to the final, with more
than a helping hand from Conrad Logan. It finished goalless after
extra time. Jason Cummings with the winning penalty.
A dull first half we were good and Dundee United were the better team.
They got to a point for both teams didn't want to lose the game.
Obviously when called upon and you can produce things, I am delighted.
Obviously when called upon and you Created loads of clear-cut chances
and they haven't taken them. In the end they have cost us. We simply
needed to put those chances away. What an afternoon of the big man
between the sticks for Hibs. Conrad Logan already a hero with the Easter
Road faithful. His last match, December 2014 before that. He is a
player you know well? I knew him from Donegal, knew his dad who
played as well. They played against Aberdeen in the European
competition. He was a Young man, trying to find his way. He moved
over to Leicester and I didn't see much of him after that. What a game
he had. He is of course, not match fit, but he was technically very
good, made decisions. Spreading himself, coming up quickly and
killing the space. Had a fantastic game. This was the first penalty
save. I've thought he was going to save all of them. The second penalty
was a really good save. Low down to his right hand side. Fantastic
penalty, you couldn't write it any better. He is deserving of his hero
status. He enjoyed that, he really did. He has got a couple of months
now. He has a chance of getting a contract and coming up here. He was
out of a job. It was a day for big personalities and you have two said
Jason Cummings is a play with personality? He is, without doubt.
If you're going to do this, you have to make sure you score. If I was one
of his team-mates... Absolutely crazy. What is riding on the game.
It shows a bit of bottle to go up and hit the next one, which wasn't a
great penalty. He is a lucky Young man. If you are the manager, what
would you say to him? I with taking him aside and saying, never, ever
try that again. Imagine if they went out of the cup after doing that.
There would have been a line of players in my day, waiting for him.
There is a fine line between confidence, you go into an ego
thing. There will be managers watching him. I know a couple of
managers who have in watching him who would have been interested in
taking him. They might not be interesting now. What was this
between Carl Donaldson and the manager. He was injured, but he was
wanted to get off the pitch. But I think the officials were trying to
get him off the pitch. The manager had time to get a substitute ready
because he had been carrying the injury for some time. I remember
watching Dundee United in the European, watching with Tommy Burns
at that level, now to get relegated this year with a huge. Players would
have to go, but the wages. Do all the things clubs don't want to do
and it will affect the club. We'll be bounced back, that is the
question? They had chances to win the game, but that has been the
problem for them all season. We know who will be in the Scottish Cup
problem for them all season. We know final, Hibs against Rangers. Who
will win it? It'll be interesting. Hibs, two cup finals. Suddenly it
could be a disaster. I would like to go for Hibs. Going to be a busy
schedule because Rangers have a lay-off before the match? Rangers
have a couple of weeks off, which will benefit them after a long
season. Hibs are already looking tired, so they could do with arrest.
For the first time ever the Scottish Cup final will be contested by two
sides out of the top flight. From all others here, good night.
Introduced by Jonathan Sutherland.
Scottish Cup semi-final highlights. Premiership Champions Celtic and newly crowned Championship winners Rangers go head to head at Hampden for a place in the 2016 Scottish Cup final. It's the first meeting between the sides in the competition in more than five years and with both teams chasing League and Cup double success, it will no doubt be as intense a meeting as ever. In the other semi-final, relegation battlers Dundee United take on promotion hopefuls Hibernian. These two sides have both lost finals in recent years and will see these disappointments as incentive to get to the big stage again.