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Scottish FA Cup

City rivals head for replay after dour derby

Ian Cathro
Ian Cathro (photo by Terry Murden)

All-square at Tynecastle

Hearts 0 Hibernian 0

Hibs and Hearts will meet again to settle their Scottish Cup tie after a goal-less and scrappy derby at Tynecastle.

The clubs replayed at the same stage last season after a 2-2 draw and Hibs went to win the trophy after a 114 year wait.

Despite Neil Lennon’s side leading the Championship and Hearts hitting form with two thumping wins against Rangers and Motherwell this was a dour contest with little quality.

“The fans kept the game going,” said BBC Radio Scotland pundit Allan Preston. “They were the best thing about the game. Both teams looked scared to lose it. There wasn’t much quality at all. A draw is a fair result, neither team deserved to win.”

Ian Cathro made one change to his Hearts team from last weekend’s victory at Fir Park, with Sam Nicholson replacing Bjorn Johnsen.

Hibs boss Neil Lennon made five alterations to the team that drew with Ayr United. Jordon Forster, Marvin Bartley and Grant Holt coming into the side together with goalkeeper Ofir Marciano who returned from injury and top scorer Jason Cummings who led the attack.

There were wins on Saturday for Aberdeen, Celtic, Partick Thistle and St Mirren, while replays will also decide the the Clyde v Ayr United and Hamilton v Dunfermline ties.

Hearts: Hamilton, Struna, Hughes, Avlonitis, Sowah, Tziolis, Cowie, Martin, Walker, Nicholson, Goncalves.

Substitutes: Djoum, Kitchen, Noring, Nowak, Johnsen, Currie, Choulay.

Hibernian: Marciano, Gray, Forster, McGregor, Stevenson, Bartley, McGinn, Fyvie, Keatings, Cummings, Holt.

Substitutes: Laidlaw, Fontaine, McGeouch, Boyle, Shinnie, Humphrey, Graham.

The replay takes place on Wednesday 22 February

Rangers overcame a plucky Morton side 2-1 at Ibrox with goals from Miller on 13 mintues and Waghorn on 61.

Tidser put the visitors ahead on seven minutes.

Scottish Cup quarter-final draw

Aberdeen v Partick Thistle

Celtic v St Mirren

Hearts or Hibernian v Ayr United or Clyde

Rangers v Dunfermline Athletic or Hamilton Academical

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