Sergio hails fantastic cup win
Hearts' boss denies penalty was a factor in 5-1 win
By Jess Miller @SkySportsJessM. Last Updated: May 19, 2012 6:34pm
Paulo Sergio: Scottish Cup final win a 'fantastic moment' in Hearts' history
Hearts manager Paulo Sergio says it was a 'fantastic moment' in the club's history to beat fierce rivals Hibernian 5-1 in the Scottish Cup final.
In the first all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final in 116 years Hearts ran rampant as Darren Barr opened the floodgates, Rudi Skacel put Hearts 2-0 ahead before James McPake pulled one back for Hibs.
Just after the break Danny Grainger converted a penalty, as Hibs went down to 10 men, and Ryan McGowan added a fourth.
Skacel then struck a fifth as Hearts sealed a brilliant result for Sergio's men at Hampden Park.
"I am very happy, it is a fantastic moment for us," Sergio told Sky Sports.
"The players deserve this more than anybody so I'm very happy with that performance."
Sergio refused to be drawn on suggestions the penalty, and red card that followed, played a major part in his side's dominant display.
He added: "We had the control all of the whole game.
"I don't think that at the end of a result like this we should speak too much about the game. I respect our opponents"