2007 Scottish League Cup Final

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2007 Scottish League Cup Final
Event 2006–07 Scottish League Cup
Date 18 March 2007
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Dougie McDonald
Attendance 52,000
2006
2008

The 2007 Scottish League Cup Final was played on 18 March 2007[1] at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the 60th Scottish League Cup Final. The final was contested by Kilmarnock and Hibernian, who had never met before in a Cup Final. Hibernian won the match 5–1.

Road to the final[edit]

Victory parade, Easter Road

The previous year's winners were Celtic, who had beaten Dunfermline Athletic 3–0 in the 2006 Final, but they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Falkirk, who beat them 5–4 on penalties. With Dunfermline also being eliminated in the early rounds, it was the fourth successive year in which both of the previous year's finalists did not make it back to the final.

Rangers' shock 2–0 defeat by First Division club St. Johnstone meant that neither Old Firm club featured in the semi-finals. Kilmarnock beat Falkirk 3–0[2] at Fir Park and Hibernian beat St. Johnstone 3–1 after extra time[3] at Tynecastle in the semi-finals.

Kilmarnock

Home team Score Away team
Round 2[4] Queen of the South 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Kilmarnock
Round 3 Kilmarnock 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Livingston
Quarter-final Kilmarnock 3 – 2 Motherwell
Semi-final Kilmarnock 3 – 0 Falkirk

Hibernian

Home team Score Away team
Round 2[4] Hibernian 4 – 0 Peterhead
Round 3 Hibernian 6 – 0 Gretna
Quarter-final Hibernian 1 – 0 Hearts
Semi-final St. Johnstone 1 – 3 (a.e.t.) Hibernian

Match details[edit]

18 March 2007
15:00
Kilmarnock 1 – 5 Hibernian
Greer Goal 77' Report Jones Goal 28'
Benjelloun Goal 59'85'
Fletcher Goal 66'87'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Dougie McDonald
Kilmarnock
Hibernian
KILMARNOCK :
GK 1 Scotland Alan Combe
RB 6 England Simon Ford
CB 5 Scotland Gordon Greer
CB 14 Scotland Frazer Wright
LB 3 Scotland Garry Hay (c)
RM 18 Scotland Paul di Giacomo Substituted off 76'
CM 12 Scotland Allan Johnston
CM 2 Scotland James Fowler
LM 22 Scotland Peter Leven Substituted off 57'
CF 9 Scotland Colin Nish
CF 7 Scotland Steven Naismith
Substitutes:
GK 13 Scotland Graeme Smith
DF 15 Scotland Grant Murray
DF 21 Scotland Ryan O'Leary
MF 8 Scotland Gary Locke Substituted in 76'
FW 10 Scotland Gary Wales Substituted in 57'
Manager:
Scotland Jim Jefferies
HIBERNIAN:
GK 41 Scotland Andrew McNeil
RB 2 Scotland Steven Whittaker Substituted off 90'
CB 15 England Chris Hogg Substituted off 90'
CB 5 England Rob Jones (c)
LB 3 England David Murphy
RM 17 Northern Ireland Ivan Sproule Substituted off 79'
CM 14 France Guillaume Beuzelin
CM 7 Scotland Scott Brown
LM 26 Scotland Lewis Stevenson
CF 20 Scotland Steven Fletcher
CF 10 Morocco Abdessalam Benjelloun
Substitutes:
GK 1 England Simon Brown
DF 12 Netherlands Antilles Shelton Martis Substituted in 90'
DF 25 Scotland Kevin McCann Substituted in 90'
MF 6 Scotland Michael Stewart
MF 4 Morocco Merouane Zemmama Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Scotland John Collins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Cup Fixtures". Soccernet. ESPN. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Kilmarnock 3-0 Falkirk". BBC Sport. 30 January 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "St Johnstone 1-3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b SPL teams receive a bye to the second round; teams competing in Europe into the third.