Scottish Cup final: St Johnstone triumph

Perth outfit finally end 130 year wait for silverware by denying Dundee United

After a 130-year wait St Johnstone finally tasted success with a 2-0 victory over Dundee United in their first Scottish Cup final at Celtic Park on Saturday.

Steven Anderson and Steven MacLean scored the goals to give the Perth outfit their first silverware and deprive United, who finished two places above them in fourth place in the league, a third Scottish Cup.

The game burst into life just before half-time when Anderson headed in from close rang. St Johnstone sat deep to defend their lead in the closing stages but sealed victory when MacLean slid in to bundle home their second goal with five minutes left.