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  1. FT: Albion Rovers 0-3 Celtic
  2. Scott Sinclair scores stunning opener
  3. Moussa Dembele adds second, Armstrong with the third
  4. FT: Raith Rovers 1-1 Hearts
  5. Jamie Walker gives Hearts the lead
  6. Declan McManus heads late equaliser

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By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

That's all folks. Are you excited by the draw? Can anyone stop Celtic completing a clean sweep?

Join us again on Wednesday when Brendan Rodgers' side take on St Johnstone in the league and Hearts and Raith Rovers meet again in their cup replay. 

Hibernian's David Gray in action against Hearts' Sam Nicholson

Holders Hibernian could face Hearts in the Scottish Cup following the draw for the fifth round.

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Rodgers happy with home draw

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on BBC Sportsound

"We had to really work hard to find the space but we had good tempo and concentration.

"Against teams who play that low block, you need to work the ball wide and we didn't do that enough in the first half but Scott Sinclair has got that quality to conjure up a special goal.

"I was pleased with Dedryck Boyata, who hasn't featured as much as he'd liked to. He was flawless. He's fit, strong and fast.

"You're always happy with a home draw and we'll look forward to that when the time comes."

High stakes for Tynecastle replay

The Hearts v Raith Rovers replay on Wednesday takes on a bit more significance now that Hibernian are lying in wait for the winners.

Hearts looked in charge after taking the lead at Stark's Park earlier today but Rovers came roaring back in the second half to earn a deserved 1-1 draw.

Dunfermline will fancy their chances at home to Hamilton, while League Two duo Clyde and Stirling Albion will just have to beat Ayr United or Queen's Park if they want a money-spinning tie in the last eight.

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Judging by his tweet, Hibs striker Jason Cummings is excited after the draw. He scored in both games as Hibs beat Hearts after a replay on their way to winning the cup last season.

A few cracking ties there... Not least a possible Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle.

Ross County v Aberdeen is another good match-up, as is St Johnstone v Partick Thistle.

You can't see Celtic or Rangers slipping up at home but Inverness have cup history in the east end of Glasgow.

Scottish Cup - fifth round draw

Dunfermline v Hamilton

Raith Rovers or Hearts v Hibernian

St Johnstone v Partick Thistle 

Ayr Utd or Queen's Park v Stirling Albion or Clyde

East Fife v St Mirren

Ross County v Aberdeen

Celtic v Inverness CT

Rangers v Morton

Ties to be played over 11/12 February

Draw for the last 16

Rod Stewart was well wrapped up as he watched Celtic ease past Albion Rovers this afternoon.

Now he's getting ready to help with the draw. It looks like he's had a few shandies in hospitality, so it could be interesting.

Rod Stewart

FT: Albion Rovers 0-3 Celtic

Moussa Dembele knocked in Celtic's second goal this afternoon. That takes the striker on to 20 for the season.

Moussa Dembele makes it 2-0 to Celtic

Fifth round draw coming up

The draw for the last 16 will take place at the Excelsior Stadium and it's the unlikely combo of Rod Stewart and Alan Stubbs doing the honours.

Here are the remaining teams:



Clyde or Stirling Albion 


East Fife 



Inverness CT 


Partick Thistle 

Queen's Park or Ayr United 

Raith Rovers or Hearts 


Ross County 

St Johnstone 

St Mirren

FT: Albion Rovers 0-3 Celtic

That stats show Celtic had 20 shots to Albion Rovers' one, although I can't say I remember the League One side having any efforts on goal.

It was one-way traffic from start to finish but the part-timers deserve credit for their determined defending until the closing stages when Patrick Roberts took advantage of their tiring legs.

FULL-TIME Albion Rovers 0-3 Celtic

It's 25 domestic games unbeaten for Celtic as manager Brendan Rodgers enjoys his first taste of the Scottish Cup.

Scott Sinclair scored a wonderful first-half goal, with Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong adding late goals as Rovers tired.

GOAL Albion Rovers 0-3 Celtic

Stuart Armstrong

Patrick Roberts is the man to open up Rovers again as he dances his way in from the right flank to cut the ball into the centre of the penalty box and there is Stuart Armstrong to slam a shot high into the net.


Albion Rovers 0-2 Celtic

Stuart Armstrong shows good strength and skill to muscle his way past a couple of challenges on the edge of the box and his shot is well stopped by Ross Stewart.

Albion Rovers 0-2 Celtic

Alan Reid leaves out a leg to take out the marauding Patrick Roberts and is booked. The Rovers man is too tired to complain to referee Willie Collum.

Albion Rovers 0-2 Celtic

Albion Rovers win a free kick and finally commit players up the park. However, someone strays offside and they all have to rush back into their defensive positions.

Albion Rovers 0-2 Celtic

Kyle Turnbull has put in a real shift for Rovers and he gets a well earned rest as full-back Kevin McCann comes off the bench to try and quell the threat of Patrick Roberts.

GOAL Albion Rovers 0-2 Celtic

Moussa Dembele

It was coming after me moaning about how boring the game was... Patrick Roberts bursts forward and slips a pass through for Scott Brown to knock the ball across the face of goal. Moussa Dembele knocks it in with his knee from a couple of yards.

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Celtic change wingers with Patrick Roberts on for James Forrest, while Rovers' Mark Ferry is replaced by Ross Gilmour.

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

The chances are coming thick and fast now as Jozo Simunovic almost steers a Callum McGregor shot on target with a clever flick, but Ross Dunlop is on the goal-line and is calmness personified as he strolls away to clear.


Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

It's action-packed now as Dedryck Boyata crashes a header against the crossbar from six yards or so, connecting with Callum McGregor's neat cross.

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Moussa Dembele answers my cry with a neat turn inside the box but the angle is too tight and Ross Stewart is able to beat away the Celtic striker's powerful shot.

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Having made the mistake of getting up early to watch Andy Murray crash out of the Australian Open, I'm falling asleep here. Can someone liven this game up please?

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Albion Rovers make their first change and it's Ryan Christie's "bestie" Calum Ferguson coming on to replace Ross Stewart.

Christie will be desperate to get on now to battle it out for flat-mate bragging rights.

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Kieran Tierney has 60 minutes under his belt on his comeback from injury. He's been prominent in attack since there has been very little defending to do today.

Callum McGregor is his replacement for the final half hour.

Kieran Tierney
A welcome sight for Celtic fans - the return of Kieran Tierney

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Celtic full-back Cristian Gamboa spins on the ball to create room for a shot but his low drive is not firm enough to trouble Ross Stewart.

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Rovers continue to hang in doggedly but it doesn't make for much of a spectacle. Celtic need to inject more pace into their play but it's difficult with such little room to work with behind the fell organised hosts, who are sitting so deep.

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Celtic keep knocking on the door as Stuart Armstrong hammers a rising shot narrowly over the top.


Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Scott Sinclair hares in from the left and sends a skidding cut-back into a busy box where the ball is met by James Forrest. The midfielder digs out a first-time strike and keeper Ross Stewart is down smartly to save.


Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

We're off again. Jozo Simunovic is on for Mikael Lustig as Celtic change things in defence. In truth, they could probably play without any defenders...

Split household

HT: Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

While most Scottish Cup rivals will not have met their opponents until walking out on to the pitch, Albion Rovers forward Calum Ferguson and Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie will probably have had breakfast together.

The 21-year-olds started their careers together in their home city of Inverness with Caledonian Thistle and are now flatmates after fate took them both to the west of Scotland but with contrasting fortunes.

Ferguson, a Canada Under-20 international, has had 17 outings this season for mid-table League One part-timers Rovers, scoring twice, but like Christie, who has made only seven appearances for the runaway Premiership leaders, is on the bench today.

Will we see the best friends on the pitch together later?

Calum Ferguson celebrates scoring for Albion Rovers
Calum Ferguson has scored twice for Albion Rovers this season

HT: Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Dare the League One side come out of their defensive shell in the second half or is that crazy talk?

I suspect the pattern will be much the same after the break, although the part-timers are likely to tire with the amount of chasing they are doing.

HALF-TIME Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland at the Excelsior Stadium

Celtic are able to attack at will. Albion Rovers are defending deep, so the visitors are having to pick their way through. James Forrest and Scott Sinclair, whose goal was a brilliant piece of improvisation, are the liveliest figures in the final third for Celtic, while the two full-backs are spending most of their time high up the field. Fatigue will also become an opponent for Albion to counter after the break and the likelihood is that Celtic will take full advantage.

Scott Sinclair

Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

As we approach half time, the game continues to resemble a training exercise, with Rovers stubbornly hanging on and Celtic hogging the ball.


Albion Rovers 0-1 Celtic

Scott Sinclair lashes an angled shot past Ross Stewart but is ruled offside when connecting with Mikael Lustig's clever ball over the top. Not much in it...

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