Ahead of tonight’s match, we look back to Heart of Midlothian’s last visit to Celtic Park. On a sunny day in August, to contrast the wind and cold that Storm Ciara has subjected us to, Craig Levein’s Hearts arrived in Glasgow’s East End as Neil Lennon allowed Odsonne Edouard some rest.
Fraser Forster returned in goals for Celtic following his decision to sign on loan from Southampton whilst Vakoun Bayo started upfront for the Scottish Champions. The pair would be involved in some of the more controversial happenings on the afternoon.
Bayo appeared to open the scoring on the 29th minute but after the game Craig Levein claimed it was his captain, Christophe Berra that got the touch to beat the keeper. There was no doubt who scored Celtic’s second, the incredible Callum McGregor took the ball from Ryan Christie before driving the ball into the far corner from outside the box. Bayo made it 3-0 but like before, Levein claimed it was Craig Halkett that got the touch to beat Pereira.
Fraser Forster at the other end was booked following an adventure out of his box and found himself in Willie Collum’s book after a mistimed challenge. The Englishman saved a penalty albeit Washington followed up and scored what was a controversial decision to give the penalty as Uche Ikpeazu appeared to foul Jullien in the build up to Brown bringing Clare down.
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