St Johnstone player ratings as super sub Glenn Middleton inspires Perth Saints to Scottish Cup final
Super sub Glenn Middleton kept St Johnstone 's cup double dream alive after climbing off the bench to inspire the Perth men to victory.
The Rangers loan man was Callum Davidson’s Hampden hero as he set up Chris Kane’s opener before bagging a stunning free-kick after his 65th minute introduction.
It was yet more semi-final heartache for Jim Goodwin’s St Mirren side despite setting up a grandstand finish thanks to Conor McCarthy’s late goal.
St Johnstone now go on to face Hibs in the final as they look to follow up on their Betfred Cup glory.
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Here’s how the triumphant St Johnstone players rated on the day:
Semi-final sensation produced yet more heroics between the sticks with a point blank stop from Lee Erwin on the half hour mark and another save from Ilkay Durmus as he looks to complete a fairytale tournament. 7
Full-back just seems to love the Hampden stage and was denied a goal by two great Jak Alnwick saves - the first from a curling effort and second a point blank stop from his header. 7
Solid when St Mirren were in the ascendancy around the hour mark and made a couple of timely challenges inside the box as the Perth man managed to stand firm before striking at the other end. 7
Survived handball claim against him as ball struck his arm as he made blocking tackle on Kristian Dennis which could also have resulted in penalty. Solid enough apart from that. 7
Solid enough but the St Johnstone defence would have been unhappy at conceding goal so late on as they failed to win the ball into the box. 7
Great shift from the full-back who was full of energy and running down the left for St Johnstone and played his part in the opening goal. Curled effort off target after ball fell kindly to him just inside the St Mirren box. 8
Northern Ireland international reportedly being scouted by Celtic in this match and long range target in the first half was easily saved in the end by Jak Alnwick but another good showing from youngster. 7
Midfielder celebrated new McDiarmid Park deal with impressive display in the engine room as St Johnstone dominated the midfield area for large spells of the semi-final. 7
Great turn to create space just outside the box only to curl his shot just off target. Great ball early on which Shaun Rooney was just beaten to it by Ilkay Durmus. Booked. 7
It was third time luck for the striker as he got in front of Joe Shaughnessy to stab home inviting cross from Glenn Middleton after squandering chances in either half. Went for power over precision in the first half when he sent effort over and then snapshot off target in second half before opener. Subbed late on. 7
Should have done better when Shaun Rooney picked him out after a marauding run and cross from the full back but Israeli shot wide of target. Subbed after 65 minutes. 5Substitutes
On for Guy Melamed after 65 minutes and the Rangers loan man made an unbelievable impact as he set Chris Kane up for the opener for netting an incredible free kick to send them to the final - 8
On for the final few minutes just after Connor McCarthy pulled one back for St Mirren - 2