RECAP St Johnstone 1-0 Hibs: Shaun Rooney first-half header wins Scottish Cup despite Matt Macey penalty save

The day is finally here – it’s the final of the Scottish Cup 2020-21.

By David Oliver
Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 5:00 pm
Hampden will host the final between Hibs and St Johnstone. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Hampden will host the final between Hibs and St Johnstone. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

It’s been a season like no other and the curtain will come down on the campaign this weekend and the final silverware of the season will be either taken back to Perth or Edinburgh after this afternoon’s showpiece event at Hampden.

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Will it be worth the wait? The match has been rescheduled by two weeks due to delays during the year and the impact of covid is still being felt today with no fans in the ground for the second final in a row.

The Scotsman and Evening News will fill the void though and bring you the best of the action, build-up and post-match reactions and celebrations online and in our live blog below.

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Scottish Cup Final 2021

Last updated: Saturday, 22 May, 2021, 13:53

  • St Johnstone 1 Hibs 0 - (Rooney 32)
  • Perth side make history becoming the FOURTH Scottish side to do the Cup double

How does that differ?

Jack Ross has selected his side to face St Johnstone... earlier this week we asked Hibs fans to do the same.

Here’s how they voted....

Hibs fans pick their Scottish Cup final starting XI

We asked our readers who would make their Hibs starting XI for this weekend’s Scottish Cup final against St Johnstone. Here are your choices.

Hibs have the best front three outside the Old Firm

Ally McCoist - Premier Sports pundit

Glenn Middleton moved St Mirren around a lot in the semi-final - he deserves his chance

Derek McInnes - Premier Sports

Make history, become legends. The manager and all our families have been saying that this week - that’ll be the message before we go out.

Jason Kerr, St Johnstone (via Premier Sports)

Hibs’ tag-line in the 2016 Scottish Cup success was #Persevered.

Jack Ross reckons this afternoon’s final place is deserved.

Moira Gordon heard him explain why...

Hibs boss Jack Ross opens up on Ron Gordon backing, not reacting to social media and 'earning right' to managing big clubs

Hibs manager Jack Ross believes he has earned the right to be leading his team out at the national stadium for this afternoon’s Scottish Cup final.

40 minutes until kick-off the latest match odds seem to be against St Johnstone.

The Perth side are on the drift - best priced 23/10 with MansionBet and betfair.

Hibs are shortening in price and available around 13/10 or 7/5 with skybet.

The draw is best priced 11/5 on bet365.


Just 30 minutes from kick-off...

A special message for the teams this afternoon

Ten minutes to go...

Craig Fowler takes a look at where the final will be won and lost

St Johnstone v Hibs: Where will the 2021 Scottish Cup final be won and lost?

A tactical look at how Saturday’s showpiece encounter at Hampden Park could play out.

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