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Summary

  1. Scottish Cup - FT: Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers (Currie, Martin pen, Walker pen, Johnsen; Barr, Hardie)
  2. Premiership - FT: Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone (Boyata)
  3. Celtic equal club record 26 domestic games unbeaten
  4. Win puts leaders 22 points clear of Rangers
  5. Winners of Hearts-Raith face holders Hibernian

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

Phew...goodbye for now

Thanks for staying with us on the live as we waited to hear the reaction from Ian Cathro.

So Celtic have extended their lead at the top of the Premiership, while Hearts have set up a mouthwatering Scottish Cup tie against Edinburgh rivals Hibs.

Join us again on Friday when there is more Premiership action as Aberdeen host Dundee.

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'Test of character passed'

FT: Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro was full of praise for his players after they came from behind to beat Raith Rovers.

 "A cup tie, a big game in the Scottish Cup with a lot of emotions involved," he said.

"A lot of credit to Raith Rovers, they kept the game alive.

"It was a massive test of character for us all and we've passed it.

"It was one of the things that attracted me to the club was the talent that comes through and at one point we had six players on the pitch who have come through the academy.

"We had to get through to the next round and we did and playing Hibs is perfect."

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'It's a clear penalty'

FT: Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright feels his side were denied a clear penalty in the defeat at Celtic Park.

"I'm disappointed for the players because they put a lot into the game," he told BBC Scotland. "I thought we were excellent, caused them a few problems.

"Ultimately, we get caught on a corner that is got to be disappointing from our point of view. 

"Just a couple of minutes after that, we should get a penalty but we don't. I don't think my players could have given any more tonight.

"How he (the referee) can't see it is beyond me. There's difficult decisions to give and there's easy decisions to give and that was an easy decision. 

"It was right in front of him. If it's anywhere else on the pitch, it's a free-kick. Scott Brown quite clearly pushed Steven Anderson. Everybody seen it except the referee.

"If I go in (to the referee's room), I'll probably get an answer, but it won't satisfy me, so I won't go in."

Tommy Wright (left)
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Hearts set up derby cup tie

FT: Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

Brian McLauchlin reports on a dramatic win for Hearts in the Scottish Cup.

Hearts celebrate Rory Currie's (centre) equaliser

Heart of Midlothian 4-2 Raith Rovers

Two penalties in extra time help Hearts overcome Raith Rovers to book a Scottish Cup fifth-round date with Hibernian.

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'We can't finish at 26'

FT: Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted after his side matched the Lisbon Lions record of 26 games undefeated and recorded a 16th straight league victory - a new record for the club.

"We achieved the three points," he told BBC Scotland. "To be 22 points ahead at this stage of the season, I'm very happy. The overall performance was very good. 

"To match a record of over 50 years, when you think of the players that have played here, the teams that have played here, for us to equal that is a massive credit to the players.

"They've done it, it's through their professionalism and work. We can't finish here, we have to keep pushing and try and set the record as high as we can.

"Tonight, we should tip our hat to the players because they've been absolutely brilliant. I'm very proud of them and obviously on Scott Brown's 400th game as well. 

"I'm pleased for Dedryck Boyata. It's a brilliant header."

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
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FULL-TIME Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

And so it is to be an Edinburgh derby in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup after all.

Hibs knocked out the then holders a year ago at the same stage before themselves going on to lift the trophy themselves. Will history repeat?

Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

Kevin McHattie's frustration against his former club boils over and there is a bit of pushing and shoving with Bjorn Johnsen that leads to a yellow card for both.

Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

Jamie Walker misses an open goal as he is unable to get his head to a cross in front of the Rovers goal.

Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers can take a lot of confidence from this. From half time at Stark's Park to extra time at Tynecastle, they have been brilliant

Allan PrestonFormer Hearts midfielder on BBC Radio Scotland

Hearts v Hibs draws nearer

Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

We are edging towards a fifth-round tie between Hearts and Edinburgh rivals Hibs, the cup holders.

GOAL Hearts 4-2 Raith Rovers

Bjorn Johnsen

It looks all over now as goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert can only block a drive from Hearts substitute Connor Sammon and Bjorn Johnsen is there to provide the finish that should kill off the Championship side's challenge.

History makers

Read Richard Wilson's report from Celtic Park as Brendan Rodgers' side create a bit of history with a 1-0 win over St Johnstone.

Dedryk Boyata celebrates his Celtic goal

Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

Celtic equal the Lisbon Lions' run of 26 games without defeat after a slender win over St Johnstone.

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Hearts 3-2 Raith Rovers

Bjorn Johnsen fires wide as the striker misses a good chance to seal the tie for Hearts.

The new Lions

FT: Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

Captain Scott Brown (centre) leads Celtic's celebrations
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Captain Scott Brown (centre) led Celtic's celebrations after their record-equalling result

KICK-OFF (in extra time)

Hearts 3-2 Raith Rovers

Connor Sammon replaces the tiring Sam Nicholson, who lasted an hour for Hearts after his return from injury, as the game gets a bit heated and Rovers manager Gary Locke is sent to the stand.

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HALF-TIME (in extra time)

Hearts 3-2 Raith Rovers

Can Hearts protect their lead this time?

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GOAL Hearts 3-2 Raith Rovers

Jamie Walker

Jamie Walker, who was off the pitch when Malaury Martin took the first penalty, slots it home from the spot to put Hearts back into the lead once more.

PENALTY

Hearts 2-2 Raith Rovers

Kyle Benedictus gives away his second penalty of the night with another challenge on Jamie Walker.

Hearts 2-2 Raith Rovers

I'm supposed to be impartial, but if Biscuits (former Hearts midfielder Allan Preston) can do it all the time...

Jimmy NichollFormer Raith Rovers manager on BBC Radio Scotland after blasting a celebratory cheer

GOAL Hearts 2-2 Raith Rovers

Ryan Hardie

A terrible mistake by John Souttar at the back for Hearts and Ryan Hardie fires Rovers level.

Just when the pressure seemed to be easing on Ian Cathro, it piles back on the Hearts head coach.

Hearts 2-1 Raith Rovers

Dario Zanatta comes on for Rory Currie, who receives a standing ovation after scoring in his first start for Hearts. 

Rovers make a double change, with Rudi Skacel and Chris Johnston coming on.

Record equalled

FT: Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

This was a victory Celtic ultimately deserved, since they created a slew of chances and utterly dominated the second half. 

It was a hard-fought victory, built on their patience and control of the ball, but also a momentous one. 

It takes performances like this to put together a long unbeaten run and Celtic's consistency this season has been impressive. 

They are now one game away from stringing together the longest unbeaten start-of-the-season run in the club's history.

GOAL Hearts 2-1 Raith Rovers

Malaury Martin (penalty)

Malaury Martin, who joined the Tynecastle club last week, marks his home debut by firing Hearts into the lead from the penalty spot. 

PENALTY

Hearts 1-1 Raith Rovers

Kyle Benedictus pulls down Jamie Walker and there is no mistake this time as John Beaton points to the spot.

Benedictus is booked for taking out the Hearts forward.

KICK-OFF

Hearts 1-1 Raith Rovers

A quick turnaround at Tynecastle and we are under way in extra time.

FULL-TIME Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

Celtic extend their domestic run of games without defeat to 26 games, equalling the club record established by the famous Lisbon Lions in their European Cup winning season in 1967.

But, more importantly, they move 22 points clear at the top of the Premiership after a hard-working win over a dogged St Johnstone.

Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

Scott Brown twists and turns in the box but can't add the finish, putting the ball over the bar. What a way that would have been to celebrate his 400th club appearance and a new club record of domestic games without defeat.

FULL-TIME Hearts 1-1 Raith Rovers

Extra time to be played

Hearts 1-1 Raith Rovers

We are inching closer to extra time at Tynecastle as Rovers are holding on desperately.

GREAT SAVE!

Hearts 1-1 Raith Rovers

Bjorn Johnsen goes close twice for Hearts. The striker has header pushed clear superbly by goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert and then goes close with a drive.

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Hearts 1-1 Raith Rovers

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

Less than 10 minutes to go and you can feel the tension on the air at Tynecastle. Hearts, who go close through Malaury Martin, are certainly on the up at the moment, but the visitors defence has stood firm. Can someone find the breakthrough?

Celtic 1-0 St Johnstone

Suddenly it is Celtic under pressure as St Johnstone pepper the home defence with a couple of corners.

Hearts 1-1 Raith Rovers

Rovers' former Hearts defender, Kevin McHattie, scrambles the ball clear as home players fail to get a touch during a goalmouth scramble.