Celtic 3-0 Hearts – Now “Bring on the Rangers”

Celtic 3-0 Hearts – A perfect day in Paradise as Celtic pile on the pressure on title rivals…

Celtic blew Hearts away amid a sensational atmosphere from start to finish at Celtic Park this afternoon as Brendan Rodgers’ side hit top gear and opened a six points advantage over theRangers while enhancing the goal difference advantage from five to eight.

Afterwards Brendan described it as a “very pleasing” performance and the result was the same as the 60,000 capacity crowd saw some high tempo, high quality football that perhaps merited a few more goals for the league leaders.

“There was real energy in the stadium and the supporters were brilliant for us – the players responded to that,” he Rodgers told BBC Scotland.

: Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic celebrates scoring his team’s opening goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park Stadium on May 04, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“What really pleased me today was, in a big game, we had big performances and big contributions from those players. That sets us up well for next week.”

Looking to the Glasgow Derby next Saturday the Celtic manager said: “it’s going to be on fire here next weekend” in what could be a title winning match against theRangers.

On Kyogo Furuhashi’s two goals in the first half he said: “The first one, he’s so alive. He scores with a great header. Second is an incredible finish, what a pass by Matt O’Riley. That’s Kyogo’s strength, playing on the last line.”

Matt O’Riley converted a late penalty after a blatant handball missed by Kevin Clancy as the dear old Paradise sparkled with electrifying excitement of this sensational football.

Brendan had asked the supporters to do our bit and he can have no complaints about the supporters today.  At the end the chant was “bring on theRangers”. It’s going to be spectacular!

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

1 Comment

  1. With one dubious title to their name, in their twelve year history already, this new club will be hungry next week and know going in that they have the fullest backing of the corrupt sfa.
    We need to be as strong then as we were today against a very corrupt official.
    You have to ask yourself why on earth a man with a yellow card already, who then commits a deliberate handball in his box avoids a second yellow!
    Would that happen to Callum McGregor next week? Matt O’Riley? Reo Hatate? In fact, would it happen to ANY Celtic player who is hit in the back of his arm while facing the other direction?
    Would the ref actually have needed to go to the monitor to see if it was a penalty?
    Did you see the terrible angle of the line when they checked Kyogo’s first goal? How long it took as they desperately tried to find something to disallow?