Skacel - Cup saves season
Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel has hailed the 'special' achievement of his side after beating Hibernian 5-1 in the Scottish Cup final.
Last Updated: 19/05/12 5:41pm
Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel has hailed the 'special' achievement of his side after beating fierce rivals Hibernian 5-1 in the Scottish Cup final.
In the first all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final since 1896, Darren Barr and Skacel put Hearts 2-0 ahead before James McPake pulled one back.
Danny Grainger converted a penalty conceded by Pa Kujabi, who was red carded, and Ryan McGowan added a fourth.
Skacel then struck a fifth as Hearts extended their unbeaten run to 11 games against Hibs who remain without a Scottish Cup win in over a century.
"This day will probably be remembered for a long time, for another 100 years. I'm so happy - we're taking the cup home," Skacel told Sky Sports.
"We've saved the season with this one game.
"Every trophy is fantastic. This was the derby and we beat our rivals in the final."