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Summary

  1. Scottish Cup fourth round
  2. Paterson header gives Hearts victory
  3. Annan hammer Hamilton
  4. Dundee Utd, Kilmarnock and Motherwell win
  5. Dumbarton and Hibernian also progress

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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So, Hearts join giant-killers Annan Athletic in the hat for the fifth round of the Scottish Cup, with the draw to be made on Monday at 18:15. Thanks for your company this afternoon. Tune into Sportscene on BBC One Scotland at 22:30  later for highlights of all today's cup ties. 

We're back tomorrow for Rangers v Cowdenbeath (13:00) and Stranraer v Celtic (15:15)  Hope you can join us then. Cheers. 

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson

"I'm delighted. It was a really good performance and I thought first half, we played really well. In the second half, Aberdeen showed the team they are and put us under a lot of pressure. It was very difficult for us but we managed to hold on at the end. 

"I thought it was a really entertaining game with both teams going for it."  

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson
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Hearts goalscorer Callum Paterson

"We played some of our best football in the first half and were a bit slack in the second. We need to take this into the next round and our next league game."

Callum Paterson
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FULL-TIME Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Hearts secure a Scottish Cup victory for the first time since lifting the trophy in 2012. Monkey. Off. Back.

GREAT SAVE!

Neil Alexander is equal to Ash Taylor's header as Aberdeen pound the Hearts defence in search of a late equaliser. 

ADDED TIME

Four minutes of added time at Tynecastle

GREAT SAVE!

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Neil Alexander denies Peter Pawlett with a superb save low to his left and Hearts' slender lead remains intact.

Hearts in command

Robbie Neilson's side lead courtesy of Callum Paterson's early header. Despite a boat-load of chances for both sides it remains 1-0.

Callum Paterson nods Hearts in front
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Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Juanma comes on for Gavin Reilly before Hearts keeper Neil Alexander comfortably gathers a tame Kenny McLean free kick. Can the Dons find a late, late equaliser?

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

A howler from Aberdeen's Ash Taylor almost gifts Hearts a second goal. Taylor makes a hash of his leap to head clear, missing the ball and allowing Osman Sow into the box. Aberdeen recover to block the striker's shot. How on earth is this game only 1-0? 

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

 Another Hearts attack sees Osman Sow free down the left but he drags his effort wide of goal. Gavin Reilly was the nearest team-mate inside the box and would've had a tap in!  

Aberdeen change

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

David Goodwillie is on for Andrew Considine as the Dons bolster their attacking threat in search of an equaliser.   

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#bbcsportscot Everything set for the late Aberdeen penalty...who has the "Denis Laws" to take it

CLOSE!

Aberdeen should be level. There's no other way to describe it. Jonny Hayes's low cross finds defender Andrew Considine unmarked six yards out. It should be a tap in but his effort comes off his shin and spins over the bar.

Everyone of an Aberdeen hue has their head in their hands...

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Adam Rooney displays Ninja-like reflexes to nab the ball from the stuttering Hearts defence but his effort is comfortably gathered by Neil Alexander when he perhaps should've centred for Kenny McLean.

Hearts remain ahead in this fascinating Scottish Cup tie with a little over 25 minutes remaining.

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Sam Nicholson's fierce drive from the edge of the area is deflected wide for yet another Hearts corner - their 10th of the tie - but the hosts can't profit.

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

The flicker of a chance for Aberdeen following good work by Niall McGinn on the left but Kenny McLean blazes high over the bar with a shot that's more likely to take out a supporter's pie & bovril than trouble Neil Alexander.  

PENALTY APPEAL

Aberdeen are howling for a penalty as Adam Rooney tumbles under the close attentions of  Ozturk as a cross sails into the box. With a shake of the head, referee John Beaton is having none of it.

The Dons fans behind Neil Alexander's goal are going bananas! 

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Sam Nicholson dances through a couple of desperate Aberdeen challenges before being felled by Shay Logan. From the free kick, Danny Ward saves well from Ozturk. 

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

The Dons have an early chance to pressure the Hearts defence but Neil Alexander comes confidently to claim a ball into the box. Hearts immediately launch a counter attack but the visitors survive. 

KICK-OFF

We're back under the way at Tynecastle...

Annan boss Jim Chapman

Annan 4-1 Hamilton Accies

"I think the result will raise a few eyebrows, but it comes as no surprise to me. I know teams in higher divisions normally progress through and they are probably on a hiding to nothing, but we know it is a lot more challenging.  

"We knew the strengths and weaknesses of Hamilton and we tried to exploit what we felt they didn’t have much strength in. We tried to exploit that and I thought we got the success with that."

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@BBCthomasmcg @BBCSportScot how many times does Willie Miller want to say that hearts are a " physical team " ?! Are the boys having a bet?!

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@BBCSportScot hearts height.. physicality.. blah blah. Aberdeen defence is made up of midgets? Give it a rest. #bbcsportscot

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"Hearts have won all the head-to-head battles and are constantly asking the Aberdeen defence questions at corners. They haven't given them a moments peace. Adam Rooney has had nothing to latch onto. It's 1-0 but it's a really dominant performance from Hearts so far and are absolutely on top."

HALF-TIME Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Callum Paterson's header is all that separates the two sides following a first half dominated by an impressive Hearts outfit.

Precious little for Aberdeen to enjoy but the visitors will be relieved they don't find themselves further behind as they tuck into their half-time oranges. 

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Referee John Beaton cools the situation following the mother of all "handbags" - yellow cards for Rooney and Rossi is the result.

Tynecastle is crackling with a white-hot atmosphere under the floodlights.

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Hearts took the lead through Callum Paterson
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The hosts broke the deadlock early in a pulsating cup tie at Tynecastle
Gavin Reilly tussles with Kenny McLean
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Aberdeen have been unable to claw their way back into a one-sided first half

Aberdeen change

Derek McInnes makes a change as Peter Pawlett replaces Willo Flood who took a knock earlier in this ferocious cup tie. 

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Hearts continue to thunder forward and Blazej Augustyn's goalbound header is blocked by the frazzled Aberdeen defence. How much longer can they withhold this sustained attack?

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Cracking defending from Shay Logan to steer the ball away from the rampaging Gavin Reilly as Hearts search for a second goal. Another corner kick causes fear and alarm in the Aberdeen box and the visitors somehow scramble the ball clear. 

The Dons need Willie Miller in there... 

GREAT SAVE!

Arnaud Djoum tries his luck from distance but Aberdeen goalkeeper Danny Ward is equal to the 30-yard howitzer.  

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Hearts continue to pound the Aberdeen defence and a ball played into the feet of Gavin Reilly looks likely to result in a second goal for the hosts. But the back-tracking Shay Logan snuffs out the danger.

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Arnaud Sutchuin-Djoum gets the ball down and runs at the Aberdeen rearguard. The Hearts man fires an effort on goal but it's deflected wide for a corner. Aberdeen repel the danger from another accurate set piece. You sense another goal is in the post...

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Aberdeen are beginning to find their sea legs after a poor start. Derek McInnes will be keen for them to show more of an attacking threat.  

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Duncan Sneddon: "I'm an Airdrie fan, and proud of my team despite defeat today. Our senior keeper was suspended, but Under 20s keeper Rohan Ferguson played a blinder with two excellent saves. Fair play to Utd, was a fine free kick for their goal. Today was about the best we've played all season, and things may be looking up under new manager Eddie Wolecki Black."

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Aberdeen have the chance to hit back as Miguel Pallardó chops down Graeme Shinnie. 

However, Niall McGinn's effort from the subsequent free kick is straight into the grateful arms of Neil Alexander. 

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#bbcsportscot I have been saying for years..get a man in the box who is Scottish Send over a corner he heads it in,Forget this diamond stuff

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Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Osman Sow looks in the mood tonight. The striker shows some nimble footwork on the touchline - which wouldn't look out of place on The Hitman & Her - nutmegging an Aberdeen defender but his low cross evades a team-mate in maroon.

Hearts 1-0 Aberdeen

Sow dusts himself down before firing the free kick into the wall. Seconds later, the Dons defenders are all over the place; goalkeeper Danny Ward spills a shot and Blazej Augustyn stabs the ball into the side netting.

Did the Dons think kick off was 18:00? It's all Hearts at the moment and they look likely to build on their early lead.