Scottish Cup 2014 Results: St. Johnstone Beats Dundee United 2-0

By Zachary Stieber
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May 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

St. Johnstone beat Dundee United 2-0 in the 2014 Scottish Cup on Saturday.

Steven Anderson and Steven MacLean each scored a goal.

It was the first Scottish Cup win for St. Johnstone.

Anderson told BBC Radio Scotland: “It’s about time the club won something. There has always been great team spirit and now we have delivered on the good work we’ve done over the last few years.”

Former St Johnstone chairman Geoff Brown added: “Perth has never been seen as a football city, so let’s hope that’s all changed now.”

The Guardian said in a recap:

“So in a tussle between two well-matched positive sides, it was Saints’ superior know-how and tenacity in defence that, on balance, proved the decisive factor in bringing the old trophy to Perth for the first time. Dundee United showed fairly regular flickerings of the flair for which they have become renowned, but they were mostly only flickerings, against a defence that did its job doughtily.

“For that, and for taking their chances more ruthlessly, Saints deserved their win, even if the luck was with them too, with United suffering unkind rebounds off post (first half) and bar (second half).”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.