Hearts have progressed to the League Cup semi-finals after a penalty shootout win over Aberdeen at Tynecastle, much to the delight of fans.

A last gasp Craig Halkett header in added time took the game to extra time at 2-2. Nothing could separate them and it came down to the dreaded spot kicks.

Halkett netted late on. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

After netting two in normal time, the Dons didn’t score one of their penalties, as the Jambos eased past them with a 3-0 shootout win.

It’s a brilliant result for the Jambos, especially after the highs the Edinburgh derby victory brought to Tynecastle.

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Some fans have reacted to the brilliant result.

Another positive for Hearts fans as League Cup progression is secured

The victory over Hibs gave everyone associated with Hearts a bit of respite. After months of negativity, there was finally something to smile about in Gorgie.

Much needed positivity. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That feeling has been retained for now and Craig Levein will be a relieved man. In normal time, his men were just two minutes away from the exit door before Halkett’s big moment.

Instead they’ve secured their third semi-final berth in a row. That’s a pretty decent feat considering how poor they have been in the league over the past 12 months.

In the next round they will face Rangers. That will be a pretty daunting task, but if they can keep building confidence, the Jambos may just have a chance against the Govan side.

A tough game lies in wait. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s confidence building in Gorgie and now Hearts will head to St Mirren with the aim of making this brilliant week a perfect one.

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