Hearts vs Celtic FC Report: Celtic FC Match Report
Celtic scored in stoppage time to seal a crucial 2-1 victory against Hearts. Celtic’s first fixture since Brendan Rodgers’ departure to Leicester started out extremely frantically. Neither team was able to get a real grip on the game right from the off.
A few minutes in, the trend of the game didn’t change as the pace was high and the game was box-to-box. The Hoops were trying to move the ball around but were unsuccessful due to some shabby passing all around.
As the minutes wore on, it was the home side that started to knock on the door first as they looked to upset the league leaders. However, they were still unable to get a solid grip on the ball and pushed on to find the opener in this erratic match.
It was the away side that finally opened the scoring though as Celtic broke quickly from the back. Scott Sinclair carried the ball forward before tapping it around the corner for Oliver Burke to run into.
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What was possibly the moment of the game came in the 44th minute though when Jamie Brandon was given a straight red card for running into a challenge with his elbow going in first.
In the second half, the trend of the game continued as the Hoops kept moving the ball around with real ease. They were comfortable in possession and didn’t seem to be under too much of a threat.
But in the 56th minute, Celtic gifted Hearts an equaliser when a defensive error saw Uche Ikpeazu nick the ball of Kristoffer Ajer but the defender’s stretched attempt to regain the ball caught the forward and substitute Oliver Bozanic made no mistake from the spot to make the scoreline 1-1.
After this, Celtic began to pile on the pressure as they looked to get the win that would keep them 8 points clear of Rangers but Hearts seemed hellbent on defending their point.
Even in the final stages of the game, despite tons of Hoops pressure, the home side
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Finally, in the final knockings of stoppage time,
Here’s how some thrilled Celtic fans reacted to this late victory:
The Celtic Way. Keep fighting. Well done to Lennon and the team after the last 36 hours.— Padrock (@Padrock4) February 27, 2019
We got out of jail, which is fine as it’s been a turbulent couple of days! Nervy performance all round though! I think everyone is a bit unsure, wee bit of confidence missing tonight! Something for Lenny to work on! The win is all that mattered! Onwards and upwards 🍀— hoopslad67 (@hoopslad67) February 27, 2019
Brendan who?— Liam🍀 (@LiamE2309) February 27, 2019
Most important win of the season thus far. Not the best performance but grinded it out. Proud to see Lenny, Duffy, and Kennedy in the dugout.— Gordon Hendry (@gordyh96) February 27, 2019
Brutal but brilliant, never gave up or stopped believing, shame we can’t say the same about Rodgers, Well done #Celtic & all the coaching staff, difficult 24 hours, on to the next one 🍀💚— Helen Watson (@helenwatson88) February 27, 2019
Such a difference with Lenny back. No swift gentlemen handshakes. Just pure joyful celebration with each of the team.— PJ (@pfoxworld) February 27, 2019
A sign of champions— Michael Gallacher (@Gallacherm95) February 27, 2019
Great character— Ross Moran (@Rossmoran67) February 27, 2019