Date and kick-off time for Hearts v Hibs cup match announced

The date and kick-off time for Hearts' home cup clash with Hibs in January have been confirmed.

Friday, 8th December 2017, 2:29 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 5:37 pm
Simon Murray competes with Christophe Berra during the last derby meeting between the two sides. Picture: SNS Group

Hibs will make the short trip across the city to Gorgie to take on Craig Levein’s side on Sunday 21 January, with a kick-off time of 2.05pm.

The match will be televised on Sky Sports, with the fixture marking the third consecutive year that the two rivals have faced each other in the Scottish Cup.

The previous two cup games at Tynecastle ended all square. Paul Hanlon’s late goal during the 2015/16 season forced a replay, with Hibs going on to win the Scottish Cup the same year.

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The following year, a 0-0 draw preceded a 3-1 victory at Easter Road for Neil Lennon’s side, who made it to the semi-finals before being edged out by Aberdeen.

Fraserburgh’s home tie with Rangers at Bellslea Park will be broadcast at midday on the Sunday while St Mirren’s trip to Aberdeen will be shown live on BBC Scotland on Saturday 20 January at 12.15pm.