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Wright savours cup success

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright was a proud man after his side made history by winning the William Hill Scottish Cup for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Dundee United at Celtic Park.

The Saints, appearing in the first Scottish Cup final of their 130-year history, broke the deadlock just before the break as Steven Anderson rose at the far post to head home David Wotherspoon's corner.

Steven MacLean then sealed the win with just over five minutes remaining as he collected Stevie May's cross and hooked the ball home after colliding with United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

Wright told Sky Sports 1: "It's absolutely incredible. We did think a long way back that we could win it this year.

"We thought it could be our year and it's turned out to be and I'm so proud.

"The support we've had here today, the chairman in the stands there. A lot of people couldn't be here but have supported St Johnstone over the years and would have loved to be here.

"I'm just so proud of the players as well. What an effort they put in, what an effort they've put in all season for me. They've been playing competitive football for 10 months and still going strong and I'm so, so proud of them."

When asked how it feels to be a 'legend', Wright was humble in his response, adding: "I don't like that word, I'm just doing my job."