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- Sports · Soccer · Hibernians F.C. · Edinburgh · Championship · Celtic F.C. · Aberdeen F.C.

Scot­tish Cup Semi-Fi­nal Hearts Hiber­nian 1 LIAM BOYCE’S ex­tra-time penalty sent sec­ond-tier Hearts into the Scot­tish Cup fi­nal af­ter earn­ing brag­ging rights over Ed­in­burgh ri­vals Hiber­nian.

Rob­bie Neil­son’s Cham­pi­onship out­fit will face the win­ner of to­day’s semi-fi­nal be­tween Celtic and Aberdeen.

And Hearts reached the fi­nal for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year thanks to Boyce (above) scor­ing the 111th-minute win­ner.

It was a par­tic­u­larly sore derby de­feat for Hibs

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to take given they missed a spot-kick of their own just min­utes ear­lier when Kevin Nis­bet hit the bar.

Niel­son said: “We rode our luck a bit for their penalty but held our nerve for ours. It was a roller-coaster ride.”

Craig Wighton broke the dead­lock for Hearts when he met Olly Lee’s cross on the hour

Within seven min­utes Chris­tian Doidge rose high­est to loop in a header and re­store par­ity.

Hibs won a penalty but Nis­bet hit the bar.

Min­utes later Boyce scored to clinch a fa­mous win over their old foes.

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