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Hibs analysis: Continuity pays off as Neil Lennon coaxes more out of team

In stark contrast to a Hearts side floundering amid what seems to be a never-ending period of transition, Hibs are flourishing by maintaining continuity.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro brought in a plethora of players in January. Pic: SNS

Hearts analysis: Ian Cathro will get time – but he must use it wisely

Ian Cathro will be given time to address the multitude of issues raised by Hearts’ Scottish Cup defeat against Hibs. There is no question of the Tynecastle hierarchy applying undue pressure on their head coach following last night’s meagre 3-1 loss at Easter Road.

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Hibs fans celebrate at the end of the game. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Hibs fans celebrations could be heard ‘3 miles away’

Hibs fans celebrating their 3-1 Scottish Cup win over city rivals Hearts could be heard over 3 miles away according to reports.

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Grant Holt, right, celebrates scoring for Hibs against Hearts. Pic: SNS

Marathonbet donate to Hibs Community Foundation after Grant Holt goal

Grant Holt’s derby goal last night earned the Hibs Community Foundation £500 after he pulled off “The Incredible Holt” to mark his strike.

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Grant Holt celebrates his goal with Lewis Stevenson and John McGinn. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hibs could have scored five against Hearts – Neil Lennon

Hibs boss Neil Lennon today hailed his Scottish Cup heroes as “absolutely magnificent”, claiming they’d blown Hearts away in their fifth-round replay and could easily have beaten their Capital rivals by four or five goals.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro is dejected as Hibs counterpart Neil Lennon celebrates his side's win

Ian Cathro: We let the Hearts fans down in derby defeat

Ian Cathro ripped into his Hearts players after last night’s Scottish Cup fifth-round replay defeat by Hibs. The Tynecastle head coach was livid at full-time and said everyone involved in the 3-1 loss at easter Road had let the club and fans down.

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Jason Cummings opens the scoring for Hibs

Manager’s blast in past as Hibs soak up fans’ adulation

Neil Lennon had left his players’ ears ringing as he flayed them for a shocking performance at the weekend but they left Easter Road on Wednesday deafened by the cheers of 16,400 fans after they’d sent arch-rivals Hearts crashing out of the Scottish Cup for the second year in a row.

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Jason Cummings, left, fires home the opening goal in front of the Hearts fans. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hearts outclassed, outfought and out of the Cup

GUTS, desire and some ruthless incisive attacks helped Hibs oust Hearts from the Scottish Cup for the second successive year. An insipid performance by the Tynecastle side, losing 3-1, stretched their winless run in Edinburgh derbies to seven and saw them jeered from the field by their fans at both half-time and full-time.

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Grant Holt celebrates putting Hibs two up against Hearts

Hibs 3, Hearts 1: Cup holders blow their city rivals away

Rampant Hibs kept their Scottish Cup defence on course with an emphatic fifth-round demolition of an insipid Hearts side at Easter Road.

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Irvine Welsh arriving at the world premiere of Trainspotting 2 at Cineworld in Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irvine Welsh drops hint about Trainspotting 3

Irvine Welsh has hinted teasingly at the possibility of a sequel to T2 Trainspotting ahead of Wednesday’s derby clash between Hibs and Hearts.

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Ian Cathro and Neil Lennon, right, will see their sides battle it out again at Easter Road tonight. Picture: SNS

Hibs v Hearts: Who needs a win more - Neil Lennon or Ian Cathro?

Only one team can win the Edinburgh derby Scottish Cup replay - but which manager needs it more?

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Esmael Goncalves is relishing tonight's cup replay. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Esmael Goncalves: Hibs can fight but Hearts aren’t scared

Hibs’ tenacity and aggression at Tynecastle ten days ago left a lasting impression on Hearts. Don Cowie spent the intervening period nursing bruised ribs after a forceful Darren McGregor challenge. Others learned that, to survive an Edinburgh derby, physicality is paramount.

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John McGinn says boss Neil Lennon, above, dished out a far more ferocious attack on the Hibs players in the dressing-room than with the media. Pic: SNS

Hibs’ John McGinn: We knew boss would give us dressing-down

John McGinn knew exactly what was coming as he and his team-mates headed for the changing room after being forced to settle for a draw with Raith Rovers – because they had been “treated” to a dress-rehearsal at half-time.

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Jack Hamilton is set to start his first match at Easter Road

Hearts’ Jack Hamilton ready for hostility at Easter Road

Jack Hamilton is preparing for his first appearance at Easter Road but expects an unfriendly welcome when Hearts visit Hibs in tonight’s Scottish Cup fifth-round replay.

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Don Cowie has sore ribs but will 'just get on with it'

Expect another bruising derby battle – Hearts’ Don Cowie

Don Cowie will ignore lingering rib pain to face Hibs tonight, but the Hearts midfielder expects another bruising affair between the Edinburgh rivals at Easter Road.

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Youths: Portobello 15s pitch perfect in League Cup win

Portobello CFA 15s triumphed 6-0 over Peebles FC on a difficult Bingham Park pitch to set up a semi-final tie in the Division 2 League Cup away to North Berwick Colts.

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Stephen Elliott never lost an Edinburgh derby and scored for Hearts at Easter Road. Pic: SNS

Stephen Elliott: Hearts must rediscover dominance over Hibs

Stephen Elliott knows better than most players who have donned a Hearts jersey what Edinburgh derby dominance feels like.

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Neil Lennon believes the surface at Easter Road will suit both teams tonight

Hibs boss: If cup replay goes to penalties, we’ll be ready

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has revealed he’s ready to go all the way to penalties in tonight’s William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round replay against Hearts, adamant there is nothing to separate the Capital teams.

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Oli Shaw was on target for Hibs. Pic: TSPL

Oli Shaw and Jamie Gullan score doubles in Hibs Dev XI win

Hibs Development Squad came back from a goal down to beat their Aberdeen counterparts 4-1 at Oriam, with the prolific Oli Shaw and fellow striker Jamie Gullan bagging doubles.

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The Tynecastle pitch is being dug up and replaced inside a week. Picture: Heart of Midlothian FC

Hearts begin digging up Tynecastle pitch

Work has begun to replace Hearts' pitch as owner Ann Budge invests a six-figure sum in the Tynecastle playing surface.

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