Hearts 1, Hibs 0: Late goal sends Jambos through in cup

Hearts moved into the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup as a late winner ended Hibs’ three-and-a-half-year unbeaten run in the Edinburgh derby.

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Hibernian's Darren McGregor is looking forward to the Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Hearts. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Hibs prefer to play at Tynecastle, says Darren McGregor

Darren McGregor has yet to taste derby defeat as a Hibernian player. But having experienced more than enough of it growing up as a fan of the club, he is in no rush to sample it on the pitch.

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Hibernian's Jason Cummings opens the scoring in last season's Scottish Cup replay against Hearts at Easter Road. Hibs won 3-1. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Nine in a row: How Hibs gained upper hand in capital derby

Hearts have not beaten Hibs since August 2014 when goals from Sam Nicholson and Prince Buaben helped them to a 2-1 win in the Championship at Tynecastle.

Hearts manager Craig Levein with the William Hill Scottish Cup. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Craig Levein: Cup derby is biggest match of Hearts’ season

Craig Levein likes derby matches. He thrives on the intensity and the fact that stakes are high and that attitude as well as ability tends to settle the score. It may also have something to do with the fact that as a player and a manager he has rarely had to settle for second best in the capital derby.

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Faycal Rherras has signed on loan until the end of the season. Picture: Hibernian FC

Hibs sign former Hearts defender Faycal Rherras on loan

Hibernian have completed the loan signing of former Hearts full-back Faycal Rherras.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers close to Docherty deal | Celtic interest in Hendry confirmed | Lennon tight-lipped on Stokes

Rangers look set to thrash out a deal for Greg Docherty and Neil McCann confirms Celtic’s interest in Dundee defender Jack Hendry.

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Hibernian's Efe Ambrose has not been cowed by the physical nature of the Edinburgh derby. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Edinburgh derby ‘tame’ compared to Africa, says Efe Ambrose

Despite all the talk about the physical nature of derbies as Hearts and Hibs gear up for their third head to head of the season, Efe Ambrose says that while rivalries remain intense, the games are a lot tamer than in the past.

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Steven Naismith makes himself comfortable at Tynecastle after signing on loan at Hearts for the rest of the season. Picture: Steve Welsh.

Hearts new boy Steven Naismith has heart set on Scotland recall

Steven Naismith has not given
up hope of making it into the Scotland roll of honour and believes Hearts will give him the perfect platform to force his way back into the national

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Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon could yet do more business in the January transfer window. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Neil Lennon: Hibs couldn’t have afforded Steven Naismith

Neil Lennon has voiced his admiration for Steven Naismith but has claimed Hibs could not have afforded to sign the Scotland striker.

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Sam Stanton pictured playing for Dundee United against Dunfermline earlier this month. Picture: SNS Group

Sam Stanton leaves Hibs and signs permanent deal with Dundee United

Sam Stanton has left Hibs and signed a permanent deal with Dundee United.

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Darren Jackson appeared for both Hibs and Hearts during his playing career

Quiz: Can you identify the footballers who played for both Hibs and Hearts?

Only 39 players have donned both the green of Hibs and the maroon of Hearts. Ahead of the Edinburgh derby, see if you can identify the footballers who have crossed the divide.

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Hibs set to cut ties with striker Anthony Stokes

Hibs manager Neil Lennon is remaining tight-lipped on the future of striker Anthony Stokes.

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Rumour Mill: Stokes to leave Hibs | Rangers lose duo to injury | Celtic deny interest in Croatian pair

Anthony Stokes is set to leave Hibs after latest fall-out with Neil Lennon, Rangers will be without Bruno Alves and Ross McCrorie for the next few weeks, and Celtic have denied any interest in Dario Zuparic and Filip Bradaric.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers must offer double for Docherty | Hyndman back to Ibrox? | Celtic suffer fresh injury blow

Rangers must offer at least double their £325,000 bid to land Hamilton’s Greg Docherty, Emerson Hyndman has been linked with a return to Rangers, and Celtic have suffered a fresh injury blow with the news Tom Rogic will be out until March.

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Alan Stubbs on how Hibs turned tide in cup derby with Hearts

Paul Hanlon’s dramatic last-gasp equaliser at Tynecastle is seen by many Hibs fans as not only the moment when the club’s name was written on the Scottish Cup but the beginning of their recent dominance over their capital rivals.

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Hearts’ John Souttar ready to flex muscles against Hibs

Hearts defender John Souttar believes his imperious recent form is down to physical prowess after working out in the Riccarton gym. He now feels ready to match Hibs’ physicality on Sunday.

Liam Henderson has left Celtic to sign for Bari. Picture: SNS

Liam Henderson leaves Celtic to sign for Italian side Bari

Liam Henderson has left Celtic to sign for Italian Serie B side Bari.

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Kris Commons: Jason Cummings ‘not the brightest’ but will boost Rangers

That’s the assessment offered by Kris Commons, the former Celtic attacking midfielder who spent a brief spell as a team-mate of Cummings when on loan at Hibs a year ago.

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Rumour Mill: Leeds eye Windass | Hearts close in on Naismith | Norwich want Dons ace | Gers coach quits

Scottish football gossip: Leeds United want Josh Windass, Hearts close in on Naismith deal, Norwich City eyeing £500k bid for Kenny McLean and Rangers coach set to make swift exit

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