Scottish Cup final: Player ratings

Anthony Stokes. Picture: Neil Hanna
Anthony Stokes. Picture: Neil Hanna
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THE HIBS team which won the Scottish Cup will now go down in history.

Here’s how they performed:

Conrad Logan: Was left rooted to the spot for Miller’s equaliser and then again for Halliday’s second goal. Kicking was excellent and didn’t put a foot wrong other than that. 7

David Gray: Found himself in acres of space to support his team-mates going forward whist sticking to his defensive duties. Popped up with the winner in the final minute with a forceful header that have given Hibs their first Scottish Cup triumph in 114 years. A goal that will never be forgotten by all those in green and white. 9

Darren McGregor: Was unable to apply the pressure to stop Miller from stooping to notch Rangers first-half equaliser. Was otherwise excellent and as a lifelong supporter of the club, this victory will mean so much to him. 8

Liam Fontaine: Hasn’t had much first-team football lately but marshalled Miller and Waghorn well. Kept a cool head after the interval before being replaced by Liam Henderson as Hibs searched for a route back into the game. 7

Paul Hanlon: Similarly to his central defensive pairing, didn’t allow the Rangers threat of Waghorn, Miller and McKay any openings early on. Looked to have picked up an injury and was replaced by Gunnarsson after 83 minutes. 8

Lewis Stevenson: Offered options down the left and gave everything to the cause as usual. As Hibs current most longest serving player, this will surely surpass his man of the match performance he gave in the club’s League Cup triumph in 2007. 7

Dylan McGeouch: Kept things simple in the middle of the park which was testimony to him given his recent injury problems. Showed great composure on the ball in what became a real midfield tussle. 8

Fraser Fyvie: Quiet opening period for the industrious midfielder but was much more effective after the break. Got a grip of the game and drove forward at every opportunity. 8

John McGinn: Covered every blade of grass in the first half as Hibs dominated the opening 20 minutes. Still carried the same energy and intensity after the break and never let his head drop even when Halliday gave Rangers the lead. 8

Anthony Stokes: Terrific composure to give Hibs the lead inside four minutes and then rattled the outside of the post just after Miller had drawn Rangers level. Great header to level things up at 2-2. Worked tirelessly. Outstanding performance in what is likely to be his last game. 8

Jason Cummings: Caused the Ibrox side’s defence problems with his link-up with Stokes and brought out a good save from Foderingham as half-time approached. Although he continued to work hard, he was eventually replaced by Keatings just after Halliday had given Rangers the lead. 7

Substitutes:

Niklas Gunnarsson: Replaced Hanlon with seven minutes remaining but had a little to do as Hibs chased a winner. 4

James Keatings: Was a big call to leave him on the bench after his double against Falkirk last week. Replaced Cummings and kept up Hibs intensity by closing the Rangers defenders down late on. 6

Liam Henderson: Sent a great corner in for Stokes to out jump Tavernier to make it 2-2 and then reproduced a similar cross for Gray to head in the winner one minute into stoppage time. 7

Unused: Oxley, Bartley, Dagnall, Boyle.