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Summary

  1. FT: Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United (Rooney, Mackay-Steven 2, McLean; Stanton, McMullan)
  2. FT: Ayr United 1-6 Rangers (Forrest; Morelos 2, Cummings, Windass 2, Murphy)
  3. Scottish Cup quarter-final draw
  4. Celtic v Morton; Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
  5. Motherwell v Hearts; Rangers v Falkirk

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

Goodbye

Thanks for your company this afternoon. The quarter final ties will be played on the weekend of 3/4 March.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend. Cheers

Cup draw

Scottish Cup draw

Draw reaction

Scottish Cup draw

Scottish Cup draw

Dons boss 'pleased' with home Cup draw

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes: "I thought we came out of the blocks really well and had a fantastic approach to the game.

"I'm really pleased [at drawing Kilmarnock in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup] at the fact we're at home again. We're obviously up against a tough opponent and Steve Clarke has got them going well.

"They're getting a lot of credit at the minute and rightly so. We've beaten them a couple of times but it's been tight games.

"It's a quarter final and both teams will see it as a real opportunity to get into the semi-finals. It's tough, but when you get to the quarter final stage, it's always tough."

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
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"It's a quarter final and both teams will see it as a real opportunity to get into the semi-finals"

'Kind' draw for Old Firm & Aberdeen

Willie Miller

BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller at Pittodrie

The most important thing for Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen is that they've got home ties. The draw has been kind again, so you've got take advantage of that and get yourselves into the semi-finals.

Scottish Cup draw reaction

Billy Dodds

BBC Sportsound pundit

No disrespect to Morton or Falkirk, but you'd expect the Old Firm to get through those ties. I hope they prove me wrong but it's a great draw for both teams. The two "meaty ties" are Aberdeen v Kilmarnock and Motherwell v Hearts.

Who's playing who...

Scottish Cup quarter final draw

  • Celtic v Greenock Morton
  • Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
  • Motherwell v Hearts
  • Rangers Falkirk

Ties to be played on weekend of 3/4 March.

Rangers v Falkirk

Motherwell v Hearts

Aberdeen v Kilmarnock

Here we go

Celtic v Greenock Morton

Numbers for the draw

Who do you want in the draw?

FT: Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United

Willie Miller

BBC Sportsound pundit at Pittodrie

Do you want Celtic at home or do you want them in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden? There will be some meaty games...

Scottish Cup draw coming up...

The draw for the quarter finals is coming up. Who will be in the mix?

  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Falkirk
  • Hearts
  • Kilmarnock
  • Motherwell
  • Morton
  • Rangers

FULL-TIME Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United

ADDED TIME

Three added minutes at Pittodrie.

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United

Almost an own goal as Anthony O'Connor tries to clear a cross but Freddie Woodman reacts brilliantly to deny a third United goal.

Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United

Aberdeen substitute Dominic Ball finds Ryan Christie free in the box but the latter balloons his effort high over the bar.

United resurgence?

Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United

Shouts of "ole!" from the Dundee United fans as their side show increasing confidence by passing the ball in midfield with a swagger.

They're 4-2 down with nine minutes plus added time remaining. They couldn't do it, could they?

Rangers can handle tough draw - Murty

FT: Ayr United 1-6 Rangers

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is unconcerned with who his team face in tonight's Scottish Cup draw.

He told Rangers TV: "With this club, and with any competition, it's about winning the next game.

"We came here in difficult conditions against a team who are full of confidence and I have to say I thought they performed extremely well.

"We handled the conditions, we handled the crowd, we handled the win, and whatever the draw throws up I'm sure we have enough in that changing room to handle it, regardless of who we get."

GOAL Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United

Paul McMullan

What a goal! United reduce the deficit with a superb effort from substitute Paul McMullan. Billy King bamboozles the Aberdeen defence with a slaloming run before teeing up McMullan who arcs a wonderful effort into the top corner with Shay Logan a shocked eyewitness.

Can United pull off the mother-of-all comebacks?

The Real Mackay

Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee United

*Danger* klaxon. Gary Mackay-Steven, who is on a hat-trick, twists and turns as he bears down on the United penalty area, but his soft-shoe shuffle fails to pay dividends on this occasion as the ball runs out of play for a goal kick.

United offered a stay of execution. The Dons are 4-1 up with 25 minutes remaining.

How many for Aberdeen?

Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee United

Half an hour remaining at Pittodrie, and it appears only a matter of the severity of the blood-letting in terms of Aberdeen goals between now and full-time.

A frazzled-looking Csaba Laszlo continues his tactical chatter on the touchline...

GOAL Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee United

Gary Mackay-Steven

The Dons cut through Dundee United's defence, like a knife through butter, as Gary Mackay-Steven rifles a shot at goal... saved by Harry Lewis who can only guide the ball into the net.

On the United bench, Csaba Laszlo puts a hand over his mouth as he discusses his side's defensive chamber of horrors with his assistant Laurie Ellis.

Dons on the march

Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

Ryan Christie finds the side-netting with a fierce drive but the Aberdeen playmaker is flagged offside.

Dons' dangermen

Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

Willie Miller

BBC Sportsound pundit at Pittodrie

Niall McGinn and Gary Mackay-Steven are the two guys who can open up this Dundee United defence and create opportunities

KICK-OFF

We're back under way at Pittodrie!

United roll the dice...

Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

Paul McMullan is on for Craig Slater as Dundee United look for a way back into this Scottish Cup tie.

Cup draw

HT: Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

There are 11,611 supporters inside Pittodrie for the final fifth-round Scottish Cup tie of the weekend; 941 of whom are United fans.

'United a shambles defensively'

HT: Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

Scott Davie

BBC Scotland at Pittodrie

It's amazing to think it's just three years since Jackie McNamara's Dundee United beat Derek McInnes' Aberdeen in a League Cup semi final, given the gulf in class between the sides nowadays.

The Dons have continued to thrive under their manager the Tannadice side are on their third boss since then and need to improve quickly if they are to get back to the Premiership.

Defensively, they have been a shambles in this game, and the only surprise will be if they keep the scoreline respectable in the second half while they lack creativity going forward.

United seeking 'inspiration'

HT: Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

"It [Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo's] half-time team-talk is going to have to be inspirational - we know it will be long - but it will also have to be inspirational."

Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo
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HALF-TIME Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

Defending has been cast into the North Sea as Aberdeen and Dundee United serve up a four-goal bonanza in a fascinating Scottish Cup tie at Pittodrie.

Goals from Adam Rooney, Gary Mackay-Steven and Kenny McLean have taken advantage of a porous United defence, who responded through the galloping Sam Stanton.

Stats from Pittodrie
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'Defensive horror show' at Pittodrie

Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

"Defensively - an absolute horror show for all four goals," bemoans BBC Sportsound & defensive guru Willie Miller.

GOAL Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United

Kenny McLean

Defending is a thing of the past! This Scottish Cup tie could end up 9-6 at this rate. Ryan Christie stands up a teasing cross for Kenny McLean to rise and bullet home Aberdeen's third goal.

The Dons are in dreamland; United left wondering who can teach them the art of defending.

GOAL Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee United

Sam Stanton

Hawd the bus. United reduce the deficit as Sam Stanton speeds away from the dithering Dons defence before rifling the ball home. Game on!

GOAL Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United

Gary Mackay-Steven

Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo must have the patience of a saint to endure this level of defending. Niall McGinn threads a ball through to Gary Mackay-Steven who gallops away from the paper-thin United defence before drilling the ball home to the bottom far corner of the net.

"Great from an Aberdeen perspective; really poor for Dundee United," says BBC Sportsound pundit Billy Dodds.