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Hibernian secured a Scottish Cup final place for the first time in five years with a convincing 2-0 win over Dundee United at rain-soaked Hampden Park on Saturday

Hibernian secured a Scottish Cup final place for the first time in five years with a convincing 2-0 win over Dundee United at rain-soaked Hampden Park on Saturday

Hibernian secured a Scottish Cup final place for the first time in five years with a convincing 2-0 win over Dundee United at rain-soaked Hampden Park on Saturday

Hibernian secured a Scottish Cup final place for the first time in five years with a convincing 2-0 win over Dundee United at rain-soaked Hampden Park on Saturday.

Kevin Nisbet's delightful finish from just outside the penalty area in the 27th minute gave Hibs a deserved interval lead in an open semi-final.

Fellow striker Christian Doidge added a second in the 58th minute despite looking offside to keep up his record of scoring in every round.

Hibs had lost two semi-finals this season - and five since they last won the Scottish Cup in 2016 - but were in no mood for any more disappointment.

Hibs head coach Jack Ross praised his players for producing the goods amid talk of previous semi-final defeats.

"This was a tough game for us given what happened in the last six months, being here on two previous occasions, so they showed character and strength of mind to come here and produce a winning performance," he said.

"I would have taken any sort of win, but to play well and to deserve to win was great. The quality of the goals was really good as well."

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