Jan. 26, 2022
The Final Whistle: Hearts v Celtic (Wed 26th Jan 2022)
A huge 3 points for Celtic at Tynecastle as the Hoops run out 2-1 winners against Hearts in a frantic game under the floodlights!
An incredible strike by Reo Hatate opened the scoring before a clever second by Gorgios Giakoumakis shortly after saw us take a deserved 2-0 lead into the break.
The second half was less comfortable and a Liam Boyce strike just after the hour mark saw us face a spell of pressure for the first time in the game. Boyce then had a chace to steal a point for Hearts with a 73rd minute penalty but the woodwork came to our rescue before we eventually seen out the result.
Debutant Matt O’Riley showed his class at times, particularly in the first half, and was awarded Man Of The Match for his troubles. Team mates Reo Hatate and Jota can't have been far away for some of the creativity and flair they also brought to the game but credit too must go to the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers, Nir Bitton and Giorgios Giakoumakis who all played their part in getting us over the line.
The victory could turn out to be a crucial one in the title race and all eyes now turn to Dundee Utd at Celtic Park on Saturday where the next challenge awaits.