Scottish Cup Final: St Johnstone complete remarkable double after 1-0 win over Hibernian

St Johnstone 1-0 Hibs: Rooney’s header the difference for Callum Davidson’s side

Shaun Rooney of St Johnstone celebrates after scoring with Isaac Olaofe during the Scottish Cup Final between Hibernian and St Johnstone at Hampden Park.

Hampden hero Shaun Rooney wrote his name even more into St Johnstone folklore after his goal won the Scottish Cup final against Hibernian.

Rooney headed home the only goal of the game at the back post in the 32nd minute following a measured cross from David Wotherspoon.

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The wing-back also scored against Hibs in the Betfred Cup semi-final and headed the winner in the final against Livingston.

It completed a remarkable cup double for Callum Davidson’s side this season and ensured the wait for a trophy goes on for Hibs.

The Edinburgh side enjoyed their own success this season, finishing third to qualify for Europe, but missed out on two golden chances to win silverware.

It was St Johnstone’s day, however. They could have put the game out of sight on 74 minutes when they were awarded a penalty, but Matt Macey kept Hibernian in the final, denying Glenn Middleton from the spot, and then somehow keeping out Chris Kane on the rebound.

Hibs couldn’t use that as a turning point however. Despite enjoying more possession, Jack Ross’s side failed to create too many clear-cut openings against a well-drilled Saints defence.

The Perth side became only the fourth team to win both the Scottish Cup and League Cup in the same season after Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen.

The triumph means Callum Davidson has tripled St Johnstone’s major trophy count in his first season as a manager.

The former Saints player was assistant manager when they won the Scottish Cup in 2014.