How do you sum up that level of performance? Was it brilliant, powerful, intense,majestic,barn storming, gutsy,classy or just what we have now come to expect from this Celtic team now?
Before the game we were reminded of our last performance at Tynecastle by wee diddy David Tanner a wee worm of a man. Unfortunately for him and all our other media detractors we have got our act together since then winning 16 games on the trot. The Celtic team who turned up at that match were a shadow of what they are now and what we all knew they could be.
Just in case none of you noticed Hearts should have had a goal but they never got it however given this Celtic teams hunger would it really have made a difference to the final outcome of the game ? I very much doubt it for one reason. Hearts are just not good enough to beat this Celtic side. Fair play to Celtic they never waited about they cleared the ball it ended up with Broony taking a lovely touch which basically opened up Hearts he knocked it wide to James Forrest who ran at the Hearts defence and knocked the ball to Big Sammy who then managed to lay the ball in front of the Captain who produced a clinical finish 0 – 1.
That was it really from that point there was only one team winning this game. The second goal was just sheer class. Big Charlie swung in a corner and big Victor fell on his rear end the ball broke to Forrest who riffled it into the box only to find Big Victor back on his feet. The big man took one touch to kill the ball and fire a belter into the Hearts net 0 – 2.
The third goal all stemmed from Broony taking the ball off some Hearts player He passed it to Hooper who put it out wide to big Sammy. Sammy headed for the byline and knocked over a tremendous ball to finf Joe Leadly ghosting in at the back post to headder the ball into the net. 0 – 3.
The second half seen no drop in Celtic’s performance levels as they set about Hearts again. We had a few good chancers but eventually we got the forth goal. Once again Charlie Mulgrew swept in a cracking ball to Big Victor at the back post, he headed it down to Hooper who was standing on the goal line and Hooper done his job as usual. 0 – 4. That goal could be described ad a basic tap in but it was far from it. Hooper had a Hearts defender standing right between him and the incoming ball. He never waited to see what the defender was going to do he simply decided what he was going to do and got in there first. A good lesson for youngsters who want to play at a high level.
Well that was that substitutions were made with Brozek, Stokes and Big Dan coming on to replace Hooper, Rogne and Captain Fantastic. Brozek showed a willingness to get involved but the game was dead and the bhoys had shifted down into first gear by the time he arrived.
Man of the Match ? Forster; Matthews, Rogne, K. Wilson, Mulgrew; Forrest, Brown,Wanyama, Ledley, Hooper, Samaras, Neil Lennon and the Celtic Support.