Growing up St Johnstone goalie Zander Clark probably dreamt about scoring an important goal at Ibrox, only the boyhood bluenose would’ve been wearing the blue of Rangers instead.

Saints stopper Clark was the hero for St Johnstone as he nodded a corner towards the Rangers goal deep into injury time at the end of extra time.

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Boyhood bluenose Zander Clark was the hero for St Johnstone as Rangers were sent packing from the Scottish Cup. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It might’ve been nudged in by striker Chris Kane, but Clark insists he’s claiming the goal which helped the game to penalties and eventually St Johnstone to the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

It wasn’t just in his role in the Saints goal that Clark was a hero for the Perthshire club, the goalkeeper saving two admittedly weak Rangers penalties in the shootout.

That was after a string of impressive saves throughout the match.

It was enough to have Clark’s brother Ross joking about disowning him on Twitter in the aftermath of the game.

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It would’ve been a special day for Clark himself but coming from a bluenose family it would’ve certainly been a mixed bag of emotions for everyone involved.

Clark might’ve been Man of the Match in the game but there was no sentiment from Rangers fans in the aftermath of the bitterly disappointing result.

The Gers support railed against the club’s performance in the game as their side switched off in the closing stages for the second game in a row against the Perthshire Saints.

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