Celtic 1 Hearts 0 as it happened

Celtic v Hearts – Game starts off a good pace first real chance of the game comes to Celtic as Charlie Mulgrew brings a save out of the keeper after 6mins. Nothing from the resulting Corner. 8th minute Samaras wins a throw in ball comes off a Hearts player and goes straight to Forrest who is unlucky to knock it in at the back post. Hearts Keeper Jamie MacDonald stretchered off after a collision with Charlie Mulgrew. Keeper replaced by Enkelmen. 17mins free kick to Celtic, Commons swings it in but no takers.18 mins Samaras wins a corner for Celtic, once again comes to nothing.

Hearts getting plenty of support up when they go on the attack.24TH minutes and Hearts miss the best chance of the match. 28th minute Samaras batters one off the post. I think Celtic are missing Browns drive.32 minutes Ledley replaces Charlie Mulgrew. 34 mins Hooper slides a ball through to Samaras who sticks in the net. Celtic 1 Hearts 0. 44mins great cross feild pass from Commons to Forrest who takes a great first touch but hits it past the far post. 6mins injury time added on.45+1 mins Toul brings out a great save from Forster. 45+3 mins Celtic free kick Commons forces a good save from the keeper. 45+5 Commons fires one across the box but Hooper does not get on the end of it. Ref Blows for Half time.

Second half starts off with Celtic on the attack unlucky not to win a corner. Celtic starting to turn the screw now. 60mins game end to end now but no real chances being created. Celtic win a corner taken by Commons but cleared by Grainger.69mins and Lennon takes off Hooper for Kayal with Sammy moving into a central forward position. 74 mins and Forest brings out a good save after a good move involving Samaras and Kayal. 78 mins Miku replaces Lustig. 6 mins plus injury time to go with nothing of note happening on the pitch. 90+1 Sammy goes on a run, hesitates then plays in Miku who tries to square it back to Sammy but doesn’t succeed. Meanwhile Hearts break and win a corner, there’s a late bit of excitement in the box but the ref blows the whistle and Celtic pick up 3 pts and a clean sheet plus they increase their lead to two points with a game in hand. Now it’s time for an international break.

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