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The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan McGowan. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Hooper is ruled offside. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Glen on Daniel Majstorovic. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.
Eggert Jonsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Majstorovic. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
Du-Ri Cha produces a cross.
Daryl Murphy on for Georgios Samaras.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Ian Black. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.
Du-Ri Cha is brought on as a substitute for Mark Wilson.
Craig Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Hooper. Direct free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
The referee sends off Kris Commons for second bookable offence.
Kris Commons gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hearts 0-3 Celtic.
The referee shows Kris Commons a yellow card. Gary Glen comes on in place of Rudi Skacel. Ryan Stevenson leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Barr. Emilio Izaguirre goes off and Shaun Maloney comes on. Marian Kello takes the free kick.
Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save by Marian Kello.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Ryan McGowan. Ryan McGowan booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from left channel, clearance made by Marius Zaliukas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGowan on Emilio Izaguirre. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.
Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Ismael Bouzid results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
Drilled left-footed shot by Kris Commons. Scott Brown gets a block in.
Andrew Driver comes on in place of Stephen Elliott.
Stephen Elliott has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Glenn Loovens results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ian Black from left channel, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic. Corner taken by Rudi Skacel, clearance by Charlie Mulgrew.
Unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Eggert Jonsson results in a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick. Kris Commons takes a shot. Marian Kello makes a save.
Effort on goal by Stephen Elliott from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Long range effort from Kris Commons misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Ian Black. Sung-Yeung Ki restarts play with the free kick.
Daniel Majstorovic challenges Ryan Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ian Black from right wing, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson, clearance by Glenn Loovens.
Georgios Samaras crosses the ball.
Gary Hooper fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 0-2 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Sung-Yeung Ki.
Sung-Yeung Ki challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Sung-Yeung Ki a yellow card. Ismael Bouzid takes the direct free kick.
Ryan Stevenson fouled by Daniel Majstorovic, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Rudi Skacel, save by Fraser Forster.
Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded. Craig Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Fraser Forster.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Stevenson on Mark Wilson. Glenn Loovens takes the free kick.
Craig Thomson challenges Gary Hooper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Thomson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
Georgios Samaras gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marius Zaliukas. Direct free kick taken by Craig Thomson.
Foul by Craig Thomson on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, Daniel Majstorovic takes a shot. Blocked by Marius Zaliukas. Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, Marian Kello makes a comfortable save.
The offside flag is raised against Ryan Stevenson. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
Marius Zaliukas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.
David Obua is shown a red card for violent conduct.
Foul by Georgios Samaras on Ian Black, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Black by Scott Brown. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Thomson.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Thomson, Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Emilio Izaguirre gets a block in.
Charlie Mulgrew challenges David Obua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Black.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Save by Marian Kello. Shot from close in by Kris Commons misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Ian Black results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kris Commons from left wing.
Ian Black fouled by Georgios Samaras, the ref awards a free kick. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Black on Georgios Samaras. The referee shows Ian Black a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.
Scott Brown fouled by Ryan McGowan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.
Ian Black gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kris Commons on Ian Black, free kick awarded. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Gary Hooper. Direct free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.
Georgios Samaras sends in a cross, blocked by Marius Zaliukas. Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the right by-line, David Obua makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Daniel Majstorovic clears the crossbar.
Goal scored by Gary Hooper from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 0-1 Celtic.Assist by Kris Commons.
Kris Commons has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Scott Brown challenges David Obua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marius Zaliukas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Hooper on Marius Zaliukas. Free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.
Scott Brown fouled by Craig Thomson, the ref awards a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.
Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Marius Zaliukas gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance made by Ismael Bouzid. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance by Ismael Bouzid.
Foul by Ryan McGowan on Emilio Izaguirre, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Sung-Yeung Ki challenges Ryan McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marius Zaliukas restarts play with the free kick.
Zaliukas in line for Hearts return
Marius Zaliukas is set to return to the Hearts team for the match with Clydesdale Bank Premier League title-chasing Celtic, but the capital club have a host of other concerns.
Eggert Jonsson is available after the club appealed his sending off at Rangers, but Adrian Mrowiec (thigh), Andy Webster (groin), Lee Wallace (ankle), Jason Thomson (hamstring), David Templeton (knock) and Ruben Palazuelos (illness) are all doubtful.
Ismael Bouzid is back from a ban, but Andrew Driver (hernia) Suso Santana (knee), Calum Elliot (knee) and Kevin Kyle (hip) are all out.
Boss Jim Jefferies revealed he has no intention of standing down despite the interference of majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov in team selection.
Hearts captain Zaliukas was made unavailable to Jefferies for last Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Rangers on the morning of the game at the behest of Romanov, who it is understood was concerned his fellow Lithuanian may be sent off by referee Iain Brines.
Jefferies was already without injured duo Andy Webster and Lee Wallace and the suspended Ismael Bouzid and expressed his frustration at the decision.
But the Hearts boss insisted he has not considered quitting Tynecastle.Speaking ahead of the clash with Celtic, Jefferies said: "There's no way I'm resigning. I'll come in here and I'll learn from that experience and I'll know what to do now.
"There were rumours going around on Saturday. I was getting texts from my son that I'd resigned.
"Yes, I was disappointed the way we were a bit short at the back, but the rumours that were flying around weren't true."
Anthony Stokes and Georgios Samaras return from suspension for Celtic.
Defender Emilio Izaguirre has shrugged off a knock picked up against Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Hoops stopper Glenn Loovens has recovered from a strain and is included in the squad.
Boss Neil Lennon moved to ease the tension ahead of the showdown by denying he had doubted the commitment of the Gorgie side during their 4-0 defeat by Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday.
The Celtic boss referred to the Light Blues' 5-0 win over Motherwell the week before they cruised past the Jambos to keep them one point clear of the Hoops with two games remaining, when he said: "What we are looking for is somebody to compete and give Rangers a game. There has not been much evidence of that in their previous two games."
efferies accused Lennon of lacking respect but asked about his controversial comments after he had picked up the Clydesdale Bank Manager of the Month award for April at Celtic Park today, Lennon said: "You know they have been misinterpreted.
"You know I haven't accused anyone of not competing and I haven't accused anyone of not trying.
"I made an observation on the basis of results. I said there there was little evidence in the 5-0 and 4-0 defeat, but that's not an accusation, that's more of an observation."
He added: "I'm not the one misinterpreting my quotes. I think it's irresponsible. The people who asked Jim at his press conference knew and were trying to get a reaction from Jim. They were not being accurate with their questions."
Lennon attacked as Celtic cruise
Neil Lennon was attacked by a fan at Tynecastle as Celtic kept their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Hearts.
When Gary Hooper scored his second goal in the 49th minute - after Jambos midfielder David Obua had been sent off by referee Craig Thomson before the break for raising a hand to Charlie Mulgrew - a supporter came out the main stand to grapple with the Parkhead boss.
An astonishing melee ensued and the intruder was eventually marched up the tunnel by police but that was not the end of the trouble as some fans in the Celtic section of the ground appeared to fight with stewards and police.
There was more controversy to come when Kris Commons grabbed Celtic's third in the 77th minute, moments after he was booked for simulation.
The Hoops midfielder was sent off for leaving the field of play in celebration as the visitors finished the game one point behind Old Firm rivals Rangers going in to the last game of the season on Sunday.
The spotlight will in time turn to Motherwell's visit to Parkhead and Rangers' game against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park but for the next few days the Lennon incident will dominate with investigations sure to to be carried out.
It was relatively calm beforehand.
As expected skipper Marius Zaliukas and keeper Marian Kello were restored to the Hearts team having been unavailable for selection in recent weeks, Kello due to a private matter and Zaliukas reportedly prevented from playing by majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov.
Eggert Jonsson kept his place after the Gorgie club appealed his sending off against Rangers at the weekend which added a little more intrigue.
Ironically, Lennon had vowed to keep his cool at a venue where, last November, he had been sent to the stand by referee Thomson after clashing with fourth official Steven McLean during a 2-0 defeat, and then charged with excessive misconduct by the Scottish Football Association.
However, despite having their third-place finish confirmed with Rangers' 2-0 win over fourth-placed Dundee United at Ibrox last night, the Gorgie club had their own concerns, not least surrounding their recent form which had left them with only one win in their previous 10 games.
Yesterday manager Jim Jefferies was forced to insist he had no intention of resigning despite the interference of Vladimir Romanov in team selection.
It was against this backdrop an enthralling game began and the Parkhead side looked more at ease on the sodden pitch and zipped the ball around with some purpose and assurance.
In the 11th minute Commons made some space 25 yards from goal before sending a vicious shot wide of the target.
A minute later the Scotland midfielder was instrumental in Celtic taking the lead through Hooper.
He dispossessed a sluggish-looking Zaliukas to leave the Jambos defence totally exposed before setting up the former Scunthorpe striker with the easy task of slotting past Kello from inside the box.
The Tynecastle side looked in some disarray and moments later Hoops stopper Daniel Majstorovic headed a Commons corner from the left high and wide.
In the 25th minute, after Jambos midfielder Ian Black was booked for a two-footed tackle on Georgios Samaras - back in the side after suspension - Commons came close again.
Another powerful drive from outside the box saw Kello push the ball on to the post and when Celtic defender Mark Wilson cut the ball back it was cleared wide of the post, fortuitously for the struggling Jambos.
There was more trouble for Hearts in the 32nd minute when midfielder Obua was shown a straight red card by referee Thomson, after consulting with his linesman, after raising a hand to Mulgrew.
Television pictures suggested the dismissal was harsh and Hearts, fuelled by a sense of injustice, battled back in some defiance to get back in to the game but could not work Hoops keeper Fraser Forster.
Two minutes into the second half Forster had something to deal with and he clutched Rudi Skacel's low, whipped-in free-kick.
But in the 49th minute Hooper grabbed his second goal when he was set up by Ki Sung-yueng, the Celtic striker poking the ball past Kello from 12 yards.
Before the restart there was the astonishing incident when the fan came over the barrier and tried to attack Lennon.
Mayhem broke out as police and stewards intervened and when the ugly tussle ended the intruder was taken away up the tunnel by police.
Moments later, as the atmosphere became increasingly ugly, trouble broke out in the Celtic section of the stadium between supporters and police.
Meanwhile, on the pitch Kello had to make a great save from Commons to prevent Celtic stretching their lead further.
The game was almost rendered irrelevant as a poisonous atmosphere enveloped Tynecastle.
There was no way back for the Gorgie men and in the 77th minute Commons grabbed the third with a low drive from around 12 yards.
To add to the night of controversy, the Celtic midfielder was promptly sent packing by Thomson who awarded him another yellow for leaving the field in celebration.
The game petered out but the fall-out will go on for days, if not weeks and months.
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