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  • Date:22 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:15,801
  • Griffiths (57) Pukki (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

92:51 +2.51

Teemu Pukki grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Hearts 0-2 Celtic.Amido Balde provided the assist for the goal.

91:13 +1.13

Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.

90:57 +0.57

Efe Ambrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum Paterson.

90:17 +0.17

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

89:51

Scott Brown fouled by Callum Paterson, the ref awards a free kick.

89:02

Amido Balde makes a clearance.

88:45

Virgil van Dijk makes a clearance.

88:18

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Amido Balde coming on for Anthony Stokes.

87:41

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

87:14

Unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Callum Paterson results in a free kick.

85:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brad McKay by Derk Boerrigter.

84:09

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

83:39

Centre by Adam Matthews.

82:50

Derk Boerrigter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stefan Johansen.

81:10

Billy King joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Stevenson.

81:01

Jason Holt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Robinson.

79:18

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

78:39

Charlie Mulgrew sends in a cross.

76:45

Corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the left by-line.

75:50

The official flags Adam Matthews offside.

74:41

Sam Nicholson has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

74:32

Centre by Dale Carrick.

69:58

Free kick crossed by Kevin McHattie.

69:14

Charlie Mulgrew concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Paterson.

68:56

Kevin McHattie produces a cross.

67:27

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Teemu Pukki coming on for Leigh Griffiths.

66:20

Foul by Nir Bitton on Callum Paterson, free kick awarded.

65:49

Leigh Griffiths goes into the book.

65:44

Sam Nicholson fouled by Leigh Griffiths, the ref awards a free kick.

61:07

Shot by Kris Commons went wide of the right-hand post.

60:04

Brad McKay booked for unsporting behaviour.

59:59

Leigh Griffiths fouled by Brad McKay, the ref awards a free kick.

57:18

Leigh Griffiths scores a left footed goal. Hearts 0-1 Celtic.Anthony Stokes provided the assist for the goal.

55:47

Corner taken by Jamie Hamill from the left by-line.

54:52

Clearance made by Brad McKay.

54:11

Kris Commons crosses the ball in from the free kick.

53:57

Callum Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew.

53:27

Headed chance falls to Anthony Stokes. Jamie MacDonald parries the ball but the danger is not over.

53:22

Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.

52:56

Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Jamie Hamill results in a free kick.

51:57

Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

51:51

Dale Carrick comes on in place of Paul McCallum.

48:17

Clearance made by Danny Wilson.

48:12

Stefan Johansen produces a cross.

46:13

Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Jamie Hamill results in a free kick.

The match restarts for the second half.

45:57 +0.57

Jamie Hamill fouled by Leigh Griffiths, the ref awards a free kick.

45:49

Ryan Stevenson has an effort at goal. Fraser Forster catches the ball.

It is the end of the first-half.

44:34

Scott Brown fouled by Paul McCallum, the ref awards a free kick.

44:26

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

44:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Paterson by Anthony Stokes.

42:57

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

42:44

Foul by Kevin McHattie on Scott Brown, free kick awarded.

42:14

Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.

41:35

Nir Bitton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McCallum.

40:16

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

39:33

Adam Matthews takes the free kick.

39:04

Scott Brown fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick.

37:36

Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.

37:15

Scott Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stefan Johansen.

36:25

Paul McCallum fouled by Virgil van Dijk, the ref awards a free kick.

33:40

The referee blows for offside.

32:34

Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.

32:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Virgil van Dijk by Paul McCallum.

32:05

Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

31:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McCallum by Kris Commons.

29:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Hamill.

28:57

Corner taken by Jamie Hamill from the right by-line.

28:17

Brad McKay restarts play with the free kick.

27:42

Foul by Kris Commons on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded.

27:03

Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

26:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McCallum on Stefan Johansen.

25:47

The ball is swung over by Leigh Griffiths.

24:11

Leigh Griffiths has an effort at goal. Danny Wilson gets a block in.

22:56

Strike comes in from Virgil van Dijk from the free kick and misses left of the target.

22:11

Jamie Hamill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.

21:04

Clearance made by Paul McCallum.

21:00

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

20:36

Anthony Stokes takes a shot.

18:46

Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.

18:31

Dylan McGowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes.

15:12

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

14:48

Scott Brown challenges Scott Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14:03

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

13:36

Nir Bitton produces a cross.

11:51

Centre by Charlie Mulgrew.

10:22

Foul by Virgil van Dijk on Paul McCallum, free kick awarded.

9:04

Clearance made by Paul McCallum.

8:02

Virgil van Dijk restarts play with the free kick.

7:57

Paul McCallum concedes a free kick for a foul on Nir Bitton.

6:22

Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

6:18

Danny Wilson fouled by Anthony Stokes, the ref awards a free kick.

4:58

The offside flag is raised against Anthony Stokes.

1:25

Foul by Nir Bitton on Paul McCallum, free kick awarded.

1:08

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

1:02

Scott Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Holt takes heart from recent form Hearts midfielder Jason Holt says the bottom-of-the-table side will ignore the naysayers when they take on the champions at Tynecastle. The hosts have lost every meeting with Celtic this season and were on the receiving end of a 7-0 humiliation the last time the two teams met in Edinburgh. Despite their lowly position, Hearts are on a four-game unbeaten streak in the Scottish Premiership and will look to use their recent good form to fuel the belief they can take something from the match. "You can't go into this game listening to other people saying that you've got no chance," said Holt. "You need to go into these games with confidence. "Saturday is the same as every other game, but we need to pick up some points. We'll keep battling to the very end. "I think with Rangers not being there, coming to Tynecastle is one of Celtic's biggest games of the season. So if they raise their game, we need to raise our game and we need to match them over every area of the park." Should Holt feature on Saturday it will be his first appearance since November 9, when he was a member of the victorious Hearts team that upset Aberdeen 3-1 at Pittodrie. He broke his metatarsal in training the following week and has been rehabilitating ever since. "I'm just glad to be back," said Holt. "I've had two weeks of full training under my belt and I played for the under-20s, so it's going really well. I've had no setbacks yet so fingers crossed. I feel I'm ready for a start. "There's been a lot happening since I went out. Looking on, it's frustrating at times, though the boys have been great recently. Obviously the semi-final was a massive disappointment, but we can't dwell on that, we need to look forward." Hearts supporters will be hoping that Holt's return is a good omen in their quest to end Celtic's clean sheet record, with the league leaders going into the match off the back of 12 consecutive shut-outs in the Scottish Premiership. The only goal that Hearts have scored this season against the Parkhead side came via the boot of their returning midfielder in September. "I just hit it from the edge of the box and thankfully it went in," Holt added. "Unfortunately, we lost that day but I think we played reasonably well. If we can keep our recent form going then hopefully we can get something out of the game." Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists Fraser Forster has had to make some top-class saves to set up the chance to break the Scottish top-flight clean sheet record. England goalkeeper Forster will beat former Aberdeen goalkeeper Bobby Clark's 43-year-old record if he keeps Hearts out for 31 minutes. The 25-year-old has kept 12 consecutive clean sheets in the league but former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has been among those to detract from his feats in recent weeks by claiming he is not tested enough in the Scottish game. Lennon said: "I think Celtic has been good for him, given him a platform where he has progressed to the England squad. "Regardless of what people think of the Scottish game, he has to make plenty of saves going along. "It's not just his Champions League form that's propelled him into the public arena down the road. "He has got better every year, he has won trophies here, he is on the verge of breaking a clean-sheet record. "It's not as if he is standing idle for 90 minutes and has to produce a save or two. He has had to make some big saves along the way. "His performances last year in the Champions League were a primary reason why we got to the last 16, and he has kept his focus, his determination and dedication to the position going, to the point where we are talking about breaking clean-sheet records. "He has got plenty of motivation, he has hopefully the World Cup to look forward to. He must maintain his high standards to make sure he travels to Brazil." Lennon stressed the potential record was not just down to Forster and admitted his surprise that centre-back Virgil van Dijk had not made Holland's provisional World Cup squad. "I'm surprised because I think he is good enough to get in a provisional squad of 33, but it's something that he can't dwell on," Lennon said. "He has played very consistently domestically and he was superb in the Champions League. "He is only 22 so he has a lot of scope to get even better. But he is what you want in the modern-day centre-half: he is big, has great timing in the air, technically proficient with both feet, has good pace and can read the game very well. "We knew we had a good player, but it's his temperament that we like as well. He has a fantastic attitude to the game."

Formation:451Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

Formation: 41212Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Jamie MacDonald
  • Dylan McGowan
  • Brad McKay
  • Danny Wilson
  • Kevin McHattie
  • Callum Paterson
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Sam Nicholson
  • Jamie Hamill
  • Scott Robinson
  • Paul McCallum
  • SUBS
  • Mark Ridgers
  • Jason Holt
  • Dale Carrick
  • Billy King
  • Gary Oliver
  • Jordan McGhee
  • Angus Beith

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLDWWD
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 21/12/2013
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 14/09/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 19/01/2013
  • Hearts
  • 0 - 4
  • Celtic
  • 28/11/2012
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 07/10/2012
  • Celtic
  • 5 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 13/05/2012

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • C Paterson 6
  • J Walker 3
  • R Stevenson 2
  • D Wilson 2
  • J Hamill 1
  • S Robinson 1
  • J Holt 1
  • D Smith 1
  • D Carrick 1
  • S Nicholson 1
  • J McGhee 1

Celtic

  • K Commons 13
  • A Stokes 10
  • C Mulgrew 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • T Pukki 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • J Forrest 3
  • A Balde 3
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 22
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 104
    • Goals per game 60
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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