Celtic have conceded earlier in this evening’s Premiership opener against Hearts at Tynecastle. Ex-Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven popped up at the back post to give the home side the opener after the Celtic defence opened up and even presented the ball at the feet of the Hearts No.11.
GOAL | Hearts 1-0 Celtic@JamTarts mark their return to the Premiership with a bang as Gary Mackay-Steven opens the scoring against his former club at Tynecastle!
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After the ball was given away in Hearts’ half, Celtic’s defence found themselves in a 3v3 as Robbie Neilson’s side pressed forward in search of a goal. Carl Starfelt, on his debut, slid in the stop Boyce getting a shot away before Nir Bitton tackled the Irishman but presented it to Mackay-Steven, who was one of a few Hearts players queuing up at the back post.
The defending proves that reinforcements are needed as soon as possible as the backline requires extensive surgery. There is a lot of work to do but plenty of time to get ahead.
Come on Celtic!