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Rangers 2-3 Hibernian: Gray seals Hibs the Scottish Cup

By May 21, 2016No Comments

By Craig Turnbull at Hampden

A last-minute goal from Hibernian captain David Gray ended the club’s long wait for Scottish Cup success as they beat Rangers 3-2 in an unforgettable Cup final which was marred by chaotic scenes at the end.

Rangers striker Kenny Miller had cancelled out Anthony Stokes’ early opener for Hibs, with a bullet header beyond Conrad Logan.

Andy Halliday’s stunning second-half strike looked to have sealed victory for the Light Blues, but Stokes netted an equaliser with a near post header before Gray repeated the trick in injury time.

It’s the first time since 1902 that Hibs have won the Scottish Cup and with it they seal a place in Europe next season.

The sheer relief of Hibs’ supporters ending their agonising wait for Cup success spilled out on to the park after the game with thousands of fans going on to the pitch to celebrate the triumph.

However, the final whistle sparked ugly scenes as at least six Rangers players and staff were assaulted by Hibs fans who had ran onto the pitch, whilst a number attempted to goad the Rangers supporters at the far end of the ground.

Police eventually restored order and Hibs were presented with the Cup.

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