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  1. Griffiths (2, 1 pen), Ralston, Tierney & Armstrong score as Celtic beat Killie
  2. Stokes (2), Murray, Ambrose & Matulevicius on target as Hibs defeat Ayr
  3. Lawless (pen), Edwards & Erskine net as Partick Thistle win away to St Johnstone
  4. Livingston beat Falkirk after extra time, De Vita & Robinson for Livi, Craigen for Falkirk

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

Hopkin joy as Livi reach last eight

FT: Falkirk 1-2 Livingston

Livingston manager David Hopkin: "Our fitness levels are incredible.

"When it went to extra-time, I had no qualms we were going to win the game.

"We've scored two fantastic goals and I think we're unlucky not to score a few more.

"To progress again, it's great credit to my staff and my players."

Four through, four ties to go

I'm going to call it a night.

Thank you for joining us for Tuesday's Scottish League Cup coverage and come back tomorrow for Wednesday's ties with more radio and text updates.

Wednesday's ties

Scottish League Cup second round

  • Dundee v Dundee United
  • Hamilton Academical v Aberdeen
  • Rangers v Dunfermline Athletic
  • Ross County v Motherwell

Jags boss savours Perth win

FT: St Johnstone 0-3 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald: "Absolutely delighted.

"Loads of energy in the second half. We really drove the game home.

"Hopefully, we can kick on in the league now. We've got another tough one next with Celtic but thankfully we're in the next round."


Falkirk 1-2 Livingston (aet)

It's all over at the Falkirk Stadium and it's Livingston who go through to the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals, getting the win in extra time.


Falkirk 1-2 Livingston

Dylan Mackin hits the deck inside the box but the referee waves play on. It's Livingston who are doing all the pressing as time ticks away for the home side.


Falkirk 1-2 Livingston

Robbie Thomson makes a terrific save to deny Josh Mullin and keep Falkirk in the tie.

Lennon delighted with 'fantastic' Hibs

FT: Hibernian 5-0 Ayr United

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon: "They showed the right attitude and had real good quality about them as well.

"[Anthony Stokes] was fantastic - far better than I expected. When you consider that that's his first 90 minutes in over a year, I've got to be delighted with his contribution.

"Going forward we look pretty strong at the moment."


Falkirk 1-2 Livingston

The second period of extra time is under way at the Falkirk Stadium with Livingston still narrowly ahead.

Rodgers pleased with 'brilliant' Celtic

FT: Celtic 5-0 Kilmarnock

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: "It was a brilliant team performance.

"They showed real good tempo and speed in their game.

"A lot of young players playing this evening. It shows you that it's not just about the high profile guys.

"[Kieran Tierney] has got a wonderful strike on him. The power that he's got in it was phenomenal. He's a talent that's only going to get better."

Brendan Rodgers


Falkirk 1-2 Livingston

Livingston have the advantage but must negotiate another 15 minutes at the Falkirk Stadium if they are to join Celtic, Hibernian and Partick Thistle in the quarter-finals.

GOAL Falkirk 1-2 Livingston

Raffaele de Vita

Raffaele de Vita scores his first goal of the season from Josh Mullin's cross and Livingston are back into the lead.

Quarter-finals next month

The four winners from tonight and the four from tomorrow's ties will find out their quarter-final opponents when the draw is made shortly after Wednesday's ties.

Those last-eight matches will be played on 19, 20 and 21 September.


Falkirk 1-1 Livingston

Still no further scoring at the Falkirk Stadium and neither goalkeeper has been seriously tested so far in extra-time.

Celtic's cup defence begins in style

FT: Celtic 5-0 Kilmarnock

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at Celtic Park

"What a statement that is from Celtic, who with a largely second-string starting XI showed they still have the quality to give established top-flight clubs like Kilmarnock a torrid time.

"The highlight of the night looked like it would be Anthony Ralston's first senior goal, but that was eclipsed when captain Kieran Tierney despatched a brilliant long-range strike into the top right corner.

"Leigh Griffiths notched a brace and Stuart Armstrong rounded off the scoring, with the likes of Scott Sinclair and Callum McGregor on the bench not even required."

Celtic celebrate


St Johnstone 0-3 Partick Thistle

Three second-half goals send Partick Thistle through to the last eight as Premiership rivals St Johnstone bow out of the League Cup.

Steven Lawless scores a penalty
Steven Lawless' penalty set Partick Thistle on their way to victory


Celtic 5-0 Kilmarnock

Celtic comfortably through to the quarter-finals and the holders will take some stopping in this season's League Cup.

Kieran Tierney scores
Kieran Tierney scored from long range as Celtic routed Kilmarnock


Falkirk 1-1 Livingston

No winner in regulation time so the tie at the Falkirk Stadium is heading for extra time.

GOAL St Johnstone 0-3 Partick Thistle

Chris Erskine

That should be that in Perth as Chris Erskine evades a couple of defenders to fire in Partick Thistle's third.


Hibernian 5-0 Ayr United

Hibernian safely and comfortably through to the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals with a big win over Ayr United.

Efe Ambrose scores
Efe Ambrose was one of Hibs' scorers

GOAL Hibernian 5-0 Ayr United

Deivydas Matulevicius

Hibs match Celtic's scoring exploits with substitute Deivydas Matulevicius netting with a simple finish.

Livingston and Falkirk players
Three of tonight's ties are well on their way to being settled but will there be a winner between Falkirk and Livingston?

GOAL Celtic 5-0 Kilmarnock

Stuart Armstrong

Jonny Hayes sets up Stuart Armstrong to convert Celtic's fifth of the night.


Falkirk 1-1 Livingston

Falkirk's Joe McKee hits the bar with a terrific free-kick from 20 yards out.

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at Celtic Park

"It was fairly quiet around Celtic Park with the home team strolling towards a smooth progression in the League Cup, but the place came to life again when Kieran Tierney's screamer hit the top-right corner of the net.

"It looks like Tierney will go on to achieve so much in his career but he'll struggle to match that sweet strike from such distance."

St Johnstone 0-2 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle are on course for a place in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2014 as they lead St Johnstone through goals by Steven Lawless and Ryan Edwards.

Partick Thistle celebrate

GOAL Hibernian 4-0 Ayr United

Efe Ambrose

Efe Ambrose scores from close range as Hibs dominate at Easter Road.

GOAL Celtic 4-0 Kilmarnock

Kieran Tierney

Captain for the night Kieran Tierney fires in a stunning goal to extend Celtic's lead, the defender netting from around 40 yards.

Celtic 3-0 Kilmarnock

Leigh Griffiths is withdrawn. He misses out on a hat-trick but can reflect on two goals and an assist tonight and four goals in two games.

Leigh Griffiths scores
Griffiths coolly slotted in Celtic's third before half-time

GOAL St Johnstone 0-2 Partick Thistle

Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards receives the ball just over 20 yards out a bends a shot into the net to double Partick Thistle's lead.

Anthony Stokes and Simon Murray
Simon Murray (right) now has nine goals in six games for Hibs, while strike partner Anthony Stokes has got his first goals since returning to the club

GOAL Hibernian 3-0 Ayr United

Anthony Stokes

It's pretty much game over at Easter Road as Simon Murray sets up Anthony Stokes to net his second of the night with a clever finish.

Falkirk 1-1 Livingston

Livingston pressing to get ahead again at the Falkirk Stadium with Declan Gallagher and Nicky Cadden having efforts blocked.


Celtic 3-0 Kilmarnock

Killie keeper Jamie MacDonald makes a super save to beat away Stuart Armstrong's curling effort.

GOAL St Johnstone 0-1 Partick Thistle

Steven Lawless, penalty

Steven Lawless makes no mistake from the spot as Thistle take the lead.


Joe Shaughnessy fouls Kevin Nisbet and Partick Thistle have a spot-kick.

Hibernian 2-0 Ayr United

Danny Swanson has had an effort wide as Hibs try to make the tie safe at Easter Road.

Michael O'Halloran and Steven Lawless
No goals so far in Perth between St Johnstone and Partick Thistle


Tonight's matches resume.

SPFL up and running

The Scottish Professional Football League got up and running at the weekend with action in all four divisions.

The SPFL say Premiership opening weekend attendance reached a new high of 110,583 fans - more than 25,000 higher than the previous record.

The crowds at Celtic Park and Easter Road contributed largely to the new record and both grounds host fixtures this evening.