Elliott delight as Hearts hammer Hibs for Scottish Cup glory

Rudi Skacel celebrates the first of his two goals in Hearts's 5-1 Scottish Cup romp against Hibs today.

Rudi Skacel celebrates the first of his two goals in Hearts's 5-1 Scottish Cup romp against Hibs today.

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Former Sunderland striker Stephen Elliott helped rampant Hearts clinch an unforgettable William Hill Scottish Cup final win over arch-rivals Hibs at Hampden Park today.

The Tynecastle men were ruthless throughout in securing a massive 5-1 win – as they went close to avenging their famous 7-0 loss to the Hibees in 1973.

Hibs’ miserable defeat means their 110-year wait to land a third Scottish Cup goes on.

Darren Barr’s opener was added to by Rudi Skacel before skipper James McPake pulled one back.

Danny Grainger converted a penalty conceded by Pa Kujabi, who was sent off for a second bookable offence, early in the second half, before Ryan McGowan and Skacel made it five, extending the Jambos’ unbeaten run to 11 games against Hibs.

* Full report and pictures in tonight’s Football Echo