1972: the last time Hibs and Hearts did the double over the Old Firm on the same day

HIBS and Hearts' sensational wins over the Old Firm on Wednesday night marked the first time they had both beaten them on the same day in more than 38 years.

It was also the first time in more than 13 years that both Celtic and Rangers had lost without scoring a goal.

The Easter Road club stunned Rangers with a surprising 3-0 win at Ibrox and Jim Jefferies' men beat Celtic 2-0 at Tynecastle.

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The last time the Edinburgh sides enjoyed a double success against the Glasgow giants was on Saturday, April 29, 1972. Hibs beat Rangers 2-1 at Ibrox thanks to goals from Bertie Auld and Jimmy O'Rourke, while Hearts were demolishing Celtic at Tynecastle 4-1. Tommy Murray, Donald Ford, Derek Renton and Jim Brown scored for the home side that day. There was sweet revenge for Celtic and Glasgow the following week however, when Celtic thrashed Hibs 6-1 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden.

In 1997, Celtic and Rangers both lost without scoring a goal on the same day on 11 March. Kilmarnock beat Celtic 2-0 at Rugby Park, while Rangers were losing to Dundee United at Ibrox by the same scoreline.

Saturday 29 April, 1972

Rangers 1, Hibernian 2

Scorers: Rangers: Johnstone. Hibs: Auld, O'Rourke.

Rangers: Peter McCloy, Sandy Jardine, Willie Mathieson, Andy Penman, Colin Jackson, Dave Smith, Tommy McLean, Derek Johnstone, Colin Stein, Alex MacDonald, Willie Johnston. Sub used: Jim Denny

Hibernian: Jim Herriot, John Brownlie, Erich Schaedler, Pat Stanton, Jim Black, John Blackley, Bertie Auld, John Hazel, Alan Gordon, Jimmy O'Rourke, Alex McGhee. Sub used: Billy McEwan

Attendance: 11,000

Hearts 4, Celtic 1

Scorers: Hearts: T Murray, Ford, Renton, Brown. Celtic: Murdoch pen.

Hearts: Kenny Garland, Ian Sneddon, Dave Clunie, Eddie Thomson, Alan Anderson, Wilson Wood, Tommy Murray, Jim Brown, Donald Ford, Derek Renton, Andy Lynch. Sub not used: Eric Carruthers

Celtic: Evan Williams, Jim Craig, Jim Brogan, Bobby Murdoch, Billy McNeill, George Connelly, Harry Hood, David Hay, Dixie Deans, Lou Macari, Kenny Dalglish.

Attendance: 10,124