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Summary

  1. Winners Hibs host Ayr United in quarter-final
  2. Cummings and Holt struck in first half
  3. First-half sub Shinnie smashed in Hibs' third
  4. Goncalves scored after having penalty saved

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

Hibs secure Edinburgh derby bragging rights

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

  • Read Richard Wilson's match report here 
  • Scottish Cup holders through to quarter-final v Ayr United
  • Hibs unbeaten in seven consecutive Edinburgh derbies
  • Highlights of the game will be available on our website tomorrow

Thanks for your company tonight.

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon salutes the home supporters following the Edinburgh derby victory
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Hibernian boss Neil Lennon salutes the home supporters following the Edinburgh derby victory

Get Involved - Edinburgh derby reaction

Josh Taylor: Delighted to come home after a hard nights sparring & hear that @HibsOfficial got a great win over the Jambos tonight in the Scottish Cup

Michael Stewart: Well played to Hibs & Neil Lennon for a thoroughly deserved victory. Their season is building up well now. I can't believe there has been an overestimation of where Hearts are, what was the basis for that? & regardless, you always have to fight.... 

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David Inch: Ian Cathro needs to learn performances speak louder than words. To be honest his rhetoric is starting to bore me! 

Peter McCarter: To suggest it's too early to sack Cathro is ridiculous! How long do we leave it? Till we back in Championship? Going that way...

Ecky: "Overestimated where we are." Eh? That would only make sense if Hearts had been on a strong run previously. They haven't.

Hearts 'failed to fight' - Ian Cathro

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

"We failed to fight hard enough: for the shirt, for the club, for the supporters, for everything that this game [edinburgh derby] means to people. 

"Because of that, we lost any chance of momentum in the game."  

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro
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"We've got a lot of making up to do to a lot of people"

"It comes down to individuals, it comes down to little details. But look, maybe the mistake has been us overestimating the stage we're at as a team, and forgetting slightly that we needed to focus more on the more simple, basic things in the game.

"It's a problem for us because that's a couple of backward steps, which we need to accept. From then, we recognise that we've got a lot of making up to do to a lot of people. So, we've overestimated where we are and we [need to] find solutions to it quite quickly."   

'I'm really proud' - Neil Lennon

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

"I'm delighted and really proud of the team as well. Obviously, I got the reaction I was looking for from Saturday [draw at Raith Rovers] and they were magnificent. 

"We thoroughly deserved to win and dominated the game for large parts. We were the hungrier team."    

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon
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"We thoroughly deserved to win"

"We exploded at time through them and it [the final scoreline] could've been a lot more. 

"I thought they got fortunate with the penalty - I thought it was a penalty - but Ofir Marciano's made a great save and we were slow to react. But we were dominant.

"That is the enigma this team is sometimes: they go from down there to through the roof. We just need to find more consistency.

"I wish we could play under the floodlights every week..."

The story of the Edinburgh derby

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Clockwise from top: Hibs boss Neil Lennon, Jason Cummings celebrates at full time with David Gray and the Hearts fans reflect on the defeat
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Inside The SPFL: Hibs had this game won in the 1st half, the 2nd was about seeing the job out which they did as comfortably as they'd ever hope to imagine. 

Zico Mikedinho: Well done Hibs. Outplayed Hearts in both ties. Relieved we only got beat 3-1. Interested to hear Ian Cathro defend that effort. 

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Tom and 20 others: If we don't win the cup, who cares? We just won the cup! #ggtth

Alan: Not a Hibs fan but I do enjoy listening to them singing Sunshine On Leith. Well done @BBCSportsound for not talking over it  

Andrew: Well we won the possession stats and that's what counts these days. Shambolic. 

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Graeme Dobson: Absolute garbage from Hearts. The Ian Cathro experiment is a busted flush. Get rid now and take Martin with him. Get Paul Hartley in.  

Gavin Skinner: You better ask Cathro some very searching questions. As Michael Stewart said - totally unacceptable.  

Graham Roberts: Not only have we got bragging rights but now we also know which team plays the best football in Edinburgh #andheartscomethird

FULL-TIME Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Scottish Cup holders Hibs breeze into the quarter-finals - and a tie against Ayr United - with a ruthless dismantling of Hearts in the Edinburgh derby.

The home fans launch into a rendition of Sunshine On Leith; happy days for Hibs but only storm clouds for the Jambos heading out of Easter Road, and home, minus the derby bragging rights.

GREAT SAVE!

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Hibs keeper Marciano denies Nicholson's fierce drive, sending the effort behind for a corner. Hearts, though, can't profit and the hosts are just about there. 

ADDED TIME

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Three minutes of added time at Easter Road.

CLOSE!

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Is there time for another goal? Combative Hibs midfielder John McGinn pick-pockets Jamie Walker before fizzing a 20-yard shot at goal... just wide.

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Fraser Fyvie replaces the impressive Jason Cummings, the striker hasn't given the frazzled Hearts rearguard a moment's peace tonight. 

Hearts lack fight in derby

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Easter Road

"Hearts have improved as this second half has progressed but they've really failed to build on their goal, which is now looking more and more like a consolation.

"Currie has been lively for them since coming on at the break but they're a beaten side. The fans' biggest disappointment will be the manner of tonight's defeat. They've never been in the fight."

Contrasting emotions at Easter Road

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Hibernian fans are in party mood at Easter Road
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Hibs supporters are in party mood during the Scottish Cup replay
A Hearts scarf thrown from the stand
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A Hearts scarf thrown from the stand

CLOSE!

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Arnaud Djoum fires a shot at goal... but it whistles inches past the post. Another goal for the visitors and you never know.

Seconds later Jamie Walker has a chance and sees his shot deflected behind for a Hearts corner. A late charge from Ian Cathro's troops?

Hearts fail to muster an effort on goal from the set piece and Hibs continue to chew down the clock.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Darren McGregor heads home Hibs' fourth goal from Jason Cummings' free-kick... but the assistant referee/linesman's flag cuts short the latest bout of green & white celebrations.

Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

A well-earned rest on the beanbag for veteran Hibs striker Grant Holt, who receives a standing ovation as he trots off to be replaced by Brian Graham.

Hearts make their final change: Choulay comes on for Struna.

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Liam Roberts: What a performance from Hibs. Neil Lennon definitely got a response from his weekend rant a Raith. Hearts taken apart..  

Jamie Lynch: YESS! Now have to explain to colleagues in Wellington, that I'm having a party and the Hearts are in their beds..#hibees

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Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Easter Road

A lifeline for Hearts! Big 20 minutes for both Hibs and Hearts as Ayr Utd, who face the winners, watch on with interest.   

GOAL Hibernian 3-1 Hearts

Esmael Goncalves

Hearts pull one back despite the Herculean efforts of the Ninja-like Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano who saves Esmael Goncalves' penalty, parries the rebound but can't prevent the striker rifling home at the third time of asking.

A lifeline for the Jambos?  

Esmael Goncalves scores
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Esmael Goncalves scored his first Edinburgh derby goal

PENALTY FOR HEARTS

Darren McGregor is penalised for a foul on Goncalves.

Damage limitation for Hearts

Hibernian 3-0 Hearts

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Easter Road

"Seconds after that Shinnie shot smashed into the back of the net, hundreds of Hearts fans started heading for the exits. It's game over and Hearts now turn their attention to damage limitation. What a performance from the home side."

Hibernian 3-0 Hearts

I don't think anyone could've contemplated this one-way traffic..."

Rob MacleanBBC Scotland commentator

GOAL Hibernian 3-0 Hearts

Andrew Shinnie

Scottish Cup holders Hibs are marching into the quarter finals, and a tie against Ayr United, with a convincing dismantling of their Edinburgh derby rivals.

Andrew Shinnie's howitzer is too hot to handle for Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton and the home fans are bouncing inside a white-hot Easter Road. 

Hibernian celebrate
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Andrew Shinnie (far left) came on as an early substitute

Joy to behold for Hibs fans

Hibernian 2-0 Hearts

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Easter Road

"Hibs' high intensity football has continued into this second half. Ian Cathro's half-time changes have so far failed to have much impact for Hearts.

"It's been a long time since I've seen a Hibs side look so comfortable against their rivals. The home fans are loving this."

The Hibernian bench celebrate
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The Hibernian bench celebrate

CLOSE!

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A chance for Hearts - spurned. Good work by Sam Nicholson sees Jamie Walker in space 15 yards out but his effort whistles into the Edinburgh night sky. 

Lofty ambition?

Hibernian 2-0 Hearts

Hibernian are trying to play the killer ball once too often. Every player wants to play that 30 to 40-yard pass..."

Craig PatersonBBC Sportsound pundit

Injury update...

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Easter Road

Hibernian winger Chris Humphrey has his left ankle in a protective boot. Possible ankle ligament damage. 

Penny for your thoughts?

Hibernian 2-0 Hearts

Trailing by two goals in the Edinburgh derby against a dominant Hibernian: what can Ian Cathro do to restore Hearts' fortunes in this Scottish Cup fifth-round replay?

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro
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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro surveys the first-half wreckage of the Scottish Cup replay

Holt your fire!

Hibernian 2-0 Hearts

Grant Holt celebrates
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Grant Holt's first-half strike was his first goal since 29 October

Hibernian 2-0 Hearts

Jason Cummings whips in a corner but there are no Hibs takers and the peppered Hearts goal remains intact.. for now.

Neil Lennon's men, two goals to the good, are pinning their ears back and flying all over the pitch.

CLOSE!

A third goal for Hibs? No, substitute Andrew Shinnie's shot is juggled and finally held by Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton.

"It's amateur hour!" laments BBC Sportsound pundit Allan Preston like a frazzled headmaster. Hibs scent blood here and further goals against a jittery Hearts rearguard.

Easter Road is crackling with the anticipation of further goals...

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Paul Ross: Could we be worse??? Too many failing to understand the importance of a derby.  

KICK-OFF

We're back under way!

Hearts changes

Hibernian 2-0 Hearts

No changes for the hosts for the second half. Hearts, though, send on Nicholson and Currie for Kitchen and Martin.  

Back at the old stomping ground

HT: Hibernian 2-0 Hearts

Scott Brown attends Hibernian v Hearts
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Former Hibernian midfielder and current Celtic captain Scott Brown (left) is taking in tonight's match at Easter Road

Edinburgh derby count...

John Barnes

BBC Scotland

This is the 313th meeting between Hearts and Hibs. Hibs won 81, Hearts won138, drawn 93. About half the figure @RobMacleanSport thinks.