Hibernian win thrilling Scottish Cup final against Rangers

Hibernian's David Gray lifts the Scottish Cup as his team-mates celebrate
Hibernian's David Gray lifts the Scottish Cup as his team-mates celebrate


Hibernian’s 114-year wait to win the William Hill Scottish Cup is over after skipper David Gray headed in a stoppage-time winner to beat Rangers 3-2 at Hampden Park.

Anthony Stokes, on-loan from Celtic, opened the scoring for Hibs in the third minute and the Easter Road side threatened to increase their lead before Kenny Miller equalised in the 27th minute with a header.

Stokes hit the post with a drive a minute later before Miller headed against the crossbar but there was little doubt the Light Blues were the happier with the interval scoreline.

However, in the 64th minute Gers midfielder Andy Halliday hammered the ball past Hibs keeper Conrad Logan from 20 yards before Stokes headed in from a Liam Henderson corner to make it 2-2.

In the second minute of stoppage time Gray headed in another Henderson corner to send the Hibees fans wild with delight with the trophy on its way to the Leith for the first time since 1902.

The end to Hib’s hoodoo meant they also became first lower league club to win the trophy since East Fife in 1938 and it sparked a pitch invasion from Easter Road supporters at the end of the match which encouraged Gers fans to come on as well.

Mark Warburton named only 16 players, as he had done in the semi-final against Celtic, while Alan Stubbs, with a much larger squad, opted for a front pairing of Jason Cummings and Stokes.