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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
James Forrest scores a right footed goal. Celtic 2-0 Hearts.Assist by Georgios Samaras.
Anthony Stokes challenges Dylan McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by David Smith results in a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie by Georgios Samaras results in a free kick.
Dylan McGowan has an effort at goal. Blocked by Kris Commons.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Smith.
Emilio Izaguirre is caught offside.
Sam Nicholson is brought on as a substitute for Callum Tapping.
Clearance by Brad McKay.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.
Chance falls to Kris Commons who heads at goal. Jamie MacDonald parries the ball away.
The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.
Adam King goes into the referee's book.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Adam King.
David Smith crosses the ball.
Jamie Walker goes off and Dale Carrick comes on.
Header at goal by Anthony Stokes goes over the bar.
(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Georgios Samaras coming on for Teemu Pukki.
Free kick taken by Scott Brown.
Jamie Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darnell Fisher.
Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.
Corner taken by Kris Commons.
Joe Ledley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Brad McKay.
Kris Commons scores with their right foot. Celtic 1-0 Hearts.Scott Brown provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McHattie by Darnell Fisher.
A cross is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.
Kris Commons has an effort at goal.
Jamie Hamill booked.
Jamie Hamill handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
Adam King concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Ledley.
Jamie Walker goes into the book for dissent.
Header by Virgil van Dijk goes over the bar.
Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.
Dylan McGowan challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Anthony Stokes.
Emilio Izaguirre restarts play with the free kick.
James Forrest fouled by David Smith, the ref awards a free kick.
The second half kicks off.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Free kick taken by Darnell Fisher.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Tapping on Scott Brown.
James Forrest on for Nir Biton.
Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kris Commons on Jamie Hamill, free kick awarded.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Kevin McHattie gets a block in.
Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Emilio Izaguirre.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Commons.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kris Commons.
Centre by Emilio Izaguirre.
The ball is delivered by Joe Ledley.
Clearance made by Kevin McHattie.
Kris Commons crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Kevin McHattie concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons.
Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.
Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Danny Wilson results in a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jamie Walker.
Shot by Teemu Pukki.
Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball.
The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre.
Kris Commons takes a shot. A parry by Jamie MacDonald prevents the goal.
Kris Commons takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Dylan McGowan results in a free kick.
Nir Biton makes a clearance.
Emilio Izaguirre sends in a cross.
Kris Commons has an effort at goal. A parry by Jamie MacDonald prevents the goal.
Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Virgil van Dijk by Adam King.
The game kicks-off.
Lustig blow for Hoops
Celtic defender Mikael Lustig faces four months on the sidelines after undergoing a double hip operation.
Manager Neil Lennon revealed the Sweden right-back had been playing through the pain barrier for several months.
With his country failing to reach the World Cup finals and Celtic out of the Champions League, the decision was taken to undergo surgery.
The 27-year-old has been in impressive form for Celtic but Lennon revealed he had been hampered by the problem.
Lennon said: "Lustig had surgery, four months. He had both hips done, so the procedure was a bit more in-depth than first thought.
"We are hoping he will be back March/April time but he had a lot of work done which makes his recent performances even more remarkable.
"His movement was restricted and he was in a lot of pain after games so it needed doing. So hopefully he will come back an even better player which will be brilliant for us."
Also missing from the Hoops squad for the Scottish Premiership clash against Hearts at home on Saturday will be Charlie Mulgrew (groin), Dirk Boerrigter (hamstring) and Dylan McGeouch (knock).
James Forrest trained after recovering from a hamstring complaint as did Tom Rogic, who had been out with a calf injury while Beram Kayal (foot) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles) remain out.
Gary Locke's Hearts squad is once again stretched to the limits.
The administration-hit Gorgie club - barred from signing new players - have lost striker Gary Oliver to a leg injury and he joins Ryan Stevenson (hamstring), back-up goalkeeper Mark Ridgers (knee) and midfielder Jason Holt (foot) on the sidelines.
To add to Locke's woes, midfielders Jamie Walker and Scott Robinson are rated as doubtful.
Brad McKay insists he would rather have been on the pitch than in the dugout when Celtic gave his Hearts team-mates the run-around in their Scottish Cup clash at Tynecastle at the start of the month.
The 20-year-old sat on the bench as the Hoops raced into a 5-0 interval lead to kill off any Gorgie hopes of cup glory.
McKay was asked by boss Locke to go on at the start of the second half to help stem the tide and was partially successful as the game ended 7-0 for the rampant visitors.
He said: "Obviously you don't want to be getting beat but you don't want to sit aside and see your team getting beat like that.
"You wish you could do something about it, you wish you were on there, helping the boys and talking to them, organising them, which I like to do.
"I would never sit aside and say I wish I wasn't playing or glad that I wasn't playing. Never.
"The game was over when I got on, 5-0 at half-time is never great.
"Celtic were playing some unbelievable stuff and I was on the bench watching it, puffing my cheeks wondering what was happening.
"I came on and was told first and foremost to defend. We had tried to have a go at Celtic and it wasn't the right thing to do, the way they were playing.
"They exploited gaps and punished us.
"The second half was a wee bit easier because we sat in and soaked up the pressure and conceded a penalty and an unlucky deflection.
"If we had done that in the first half, maybe it wouldn't have been so bad."
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