Hearts celebrate winning FA Cup Photo by: BBC

Hearts win Scottish FA Cup final derby - disaster for Hibernians


Hearts celebrate winning FA Cup Photo by: BBC

It was a Scottish FA Cup final derby disaster for Hibernian on Saturday as Hearts went goal crazy at Hampden Park.

Hearts seized control early on as goals from Darren Barr and Rudi Skacel gave them a dream start, but Hibernian recovered for a spell.

Pat Fenlon's side trimmed the deficit when James McPake scored, but Hearts regained the initiative after the restart.

Hibernian defender Kujabi was red carded for a second booking with Danny Grainger adding a penalty for Hearts.

It got even worse for Hibs as a Ryan McGowan header and another Skacel effort ensured it was a wretched afternoon in Glasgow for them.

Fenlon was disappointed with Hibs failure to perform. "We didn't turn up, we didn't shine, we didn't deserve to win the game. We didn't show anything. I apologise to the fans for having to sit and watch that."

And the former Bohemians boss has promised to make changes at Easter Road during the summer. "The club has been like this for a while. There's no desire and we've got to change the players to change the outlook of the club. We'll work as hard as we can to turn things around."

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio reckoned winning the trophy was one of the highlights of his career, but refused to say whether he would be still in charge of the Tynecastle outfit next season.

"It is not a moment to be speaking about my future. I don't know if it my last game, I will see. It is not winning the cup or not winning the cup that can make me stay or not, there are a lot of things to talk about. The important thing is Hearts.

"It is probably my biggest achievement as manager. I was champion in the first season as coach and we got promoted.

"I lost the final of the Portuguese Cup against Porto and I have won a final as a player and won some promotions, good moments but this is different.

"I am working outside my country which makes things harder in the beginning so that leaves a fantastic flavour.

"It was a great result, a great game by the team so I am very proud and happy. It was great to see the joy of all our supporters who came to Hampden and my family were in the stands. It was a great moment."


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