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Celtic break Hearts
Published : 19 Jan 2013 17:16:56
Gary Hooper showed why he is so highly rated by manager Neil Lennon by scoring a double in Celtic's 4-1 victory over Hearts at Parkhead.
Lennon confirmed on Friday that the Scottish champions had rejected an offer, reported to be about Â£5million, from Norwich for the 24-year-old English striker. Hooper got the Hoops off to a fast start when he slid in an Adam Matthews cross in the second minute for his 19th goal of the season.
Georgios Samaras added a second 10 minutes later but after Jason Holt pulled a goal back in the 68th minute there was a nervy spell for the home side which only ended five minutes from time when Hooper grabbed a third, before substitute Lassad Nouioui completed the scoring.