Saturday December 10, 2011 Day 18 Finished Celtic Park

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Celtic
    • Heart of Midlothian
    • 90+2 FINAL SCORE, 1-0 win to Celtic after an end to end second half. Victor Wanyama's wonder strike seals the win, and Celtic goalie Fraser Forster emerged as the hero saving Eggert Jonsson's 90th minute penalty. The win was Celtic's sixth in a row against a spirited Hearts side.
    • 90+1 Bangura on for Stokes for Celtic
    • 90+1 Two added minutes
    • 89' PENALTY SAVED by Fraser Forster! What Drama at Celtic Park late on! It looks as if justice has prevailed after what looked like a dubious decision. Forster got down to his left to claw away Jonsson's penalty.
    • 88' Wanyama is adjudged to have handled the ball in the area, it looks very harsh. His hand is up, but there is no contact with the ball.
    • 88' PENALTY TO HEARTS!
    • 87' Corner kick for Hearts as they pile forward
    • 86' Stokes offside after Hooper plays him through
    • 85' Celtic trying to keep the ball as they finish the game nervy
    • 83' Driver deliver a ball but it is cleared
    • 81' Stevenson is offside
    • 80' The game is set up for a tense finale now as Hearts try to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at Celtic after that bold triple switch.
    • 77' From the free-kick Stokes head's just wide. Hearts are going for it now, with a triple substitution as Driver, Elliott and Obua replace Templeton, Black and Robinson.
    • 73' Templeton booked
    • 72' Celtic now searching for the second to put the game beyond doubt. At the moment it looks as if it will be Celtic's sixth straight SPL win.
    • 70' WHAT A GOAL! 1-0 to Celtic. Absolute screamer from Victor Wanyama as Brown lays it off after the free-kick is cleared. Wanyama takes one look up before hammering a blistering shot into the top corner from outside the box, to score his first goal for Celtic.
    • 68' Scott Robinson booked for throwing the ball away
    • 67' Free-kick for Celtic in a dangerous area just outside the box on the left hand side.
    • 66' Mulgrew's low cross collected by Kello, as Celtic are forcing this issue here. The crowd are certainly trying to lift their side.
    • 65' Ki Sung-Yeung is coming on for Kayal, as Neil Lennon looks to unlock the Hearts defence.
    • 63' Majstorovic looks to be limping, and with Loovens already going off injured, Celtic could loose another center back.
    • 62' First corner of the second half to Celtic.
    • 61' Hearts have certainly made this an open encounter today, pressing Celtic all the way when they aren't in possession. McGowan booked for Hearts
    • 60' OFF THE BAR! Celtic nearly go 1-0 up as Forrest jinxes past McGowan before clipping in a delightful ball which Anthony Stokes rises superbly to meet.............yet his header cannons off the bar and out for a goal-kick.
    • 58' Kayal breaks free on the edge of the box, but his weak effort is easily gathered by Kello.
    • 56' Good defensive work from Celtic and Cha in particular, as Templeton runs once again at the heart of their defence.
    • 55' MASSIVE CHANCE for Hearts as Robinson tried to turn in the box 5 yards out, when Taouil was unmarked with an open goal at his mercy just to his right, Celtic need to up the ante as Hearts continue to gain a foothold in the game.
    • 53' Templeton looks lively, as the young winger wins another corner after a snazzy looking flick. The corner is punched away by Celtic's goalie Fortser and Robinson drills a shot hard and low, but wide of the post from the rebound.
    • 52' Kayal swings yet another good ball wide, but Forrest fails to control it and sighs reign around the stands at Celtic Park.
    • 51' Ian Black gives away a free-kick after yet another late challenge, he is certainly walking a fine line.
    • 50' Hamill curls a free-kick into the area, but Celtic defend it well.
    • 49' Brown has been involved heavily already since coming on, having plenty of touches on the ball and trying to dictate the tempo.
    • 48' Hamill tackles Samaras strongly and runs forward with it, Hearts start off how they finished the first half, in positive fashion.
    • 47' Hearts corner is cleared.
    • 46' Celtic captain Scott Brown comes on for Loovens at half-time which is a welcome sight for fans of Celtic and Scotland alike.
    • 46' The second half gets underway on a chilly afternoon in Glasgow.
    • 45' Half-time at Celtic Park, CELTIC 0-0 HEARTS. Celtic started off brightly, but a resolute Hearts side have been solid at the back and dangerous on the counter-attack. Neil Lennon will certainly have to give a rousing half-time teamtalk to get his side going in the second half.
    • 45+1' Templeton produces a great run after a poor pass from Celtic, Hearts have looked decent so far against a red-hot Celtic side. There will be one additional minute at the end of the first-half.
    • 44' Open game at Celtic Park as both teams are counter-attacking. Hearts are looking more and more confident as the game goes on.
    • 43' Anthony Stokes releases a hammer blow from 25 yards out with his right foot, as Kello can't hold the ball but it comes to nothing as half-time approaches.
    • 41' McGowan's throw in causes problems and a goal-kick is given, although it looked as if the ball went out for a Hearts corner.
    • 39' There is a hint of frustration brewing inside Celtic Park as the Hoops fans are seeing their side being chased all over the pitch by a determined Hearts team.
    • 37' It's been a scrappy affair and Hearts will be far happier if they can see it out to half-time at 0-0.
    • 35' Hearts are making it difficult for them so far.
    • 34' The final ball for Celtic just hasn't come off so far. But they continue to probe.
    • 33' Celtic attacking at will, using their width as Samaras is pulling wide and causing all kinds of problems.
    • 32' Samaras runs at Hearts and pulls back a perfect pass for Hooper, but he is smothered just as he gets his shot off and his effort goes straight into Kello's arms.
    • 31' Hearts reply with their best effort so far, a ball is squared back to Robinson on the edge of the box but his shot is always rising and it goes over.
    • 30' Hooper has the best chance so far for either side, as he smashes a low shot from an acute angle across the face of goal, but it just misses the far corner as he looks to the sky in disbelief.
    • 28' He drills it straight at the wall with a dissapointing effort.
    • 27' Forrest runs again at Hearts and gets a free-kick, Mulgrew lines it up.
    • 25' Templeton weaves past a few players but his ball through gets cut out. Robinson down for Hearts getting treatment at the moment. The Edinburgh club have certainly used the counter-attack well after Celtic pile forward for set-pieces.
    • 24' Mulgrew to deliver a free-kick
    • 23' Samaras delivers but Kello catches easily, Celtic definitely on top but haven't had too much luck getting in behind the Hearts defense who are soaking up the pressure like a sponge.
    • 21' Another corner as Cha Da-Rui takes on Templeton, Celtic's fifth corner so far. The ball finds itself back to Mulgrew but his right-footed cross is cleared for a throw.
    • 20' Hoopers flick on nearly finds Mulgrew at the back post.
    • 19' Celtic have to keep the ball as Hearts park the bus, so to speak.
    • 18' Spell of possession for Hearts
    • 17' Lovely link up play between Stokes and Hooper, as the former slides through a sumptuous pass but Hooper is given offside as Celtic continue to press forward in numbers.
    • 17' Hearts corner as they break well, but it's a poor delivery in.
    • 16' Mulgrew knocks in a great corner which causes panic in the Hearts box, but they manage to clear.
    • 15' Another corner for Celtic as they continue to pile on the pressure.
    • 14' Ian Black gives away a free-kick.
    • 13' Cha Du-Ri whips in a great ball that nearly finds Gary Hooper in the box.
    • 12' Kayal plays a lovely ball to Forrest, who runs at McGowan with the Hearts man concedding the corner.
    • 11' Samaras runs forward again, but can't squeeze his cross in as the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 10' If Celtic win today they will reduce Rangers lead to 4 points at the top of the SPL table.
    • 9' Celtic's Forrest has been in the news of late, claiming he has had contact regarding the GB Olympic team for 2012. He's started off lively here, running at Hearts at every chance.
    • 8' Offside against Hooper
    • 7' Kayal tackles well against Robinson and springs an attack. Samaras plays a ball through to Hooper but Kello in goal reads the ball well and collects.
    • 5' Samaras making a nuisance of himself up top, as Celtic drive forward and look for an early goal.
    • 3' Lively start from Hearts as they build down the right, however McGowan's effort is miles over the bar.
    • 2' Five wins in a row in the league for Celtic as they aim to close the gap on Rangers who won earlier today at Hibernian.
    • 1' The game gets underway.
    • 2:45 TEAMS - Celtic: Forster, Majstorovic, Cha Du-Ri, Mulgrew, Loovens, Kayal, Wanyama, Samaras, Stokes, Forrest, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Wilson, Twardzik, Brown, Ki Sung-Yeung, McGeouch, Bangura. /// Hearts: Kello, McGowan, Zaliukas, Hamill, Jonsson, Black, Templeton, Stevenson, Taouil, Mrowiec, Robinson. Subs: MacDonald, Obua, Mullen, Driver, Skacel, Elliott, Novikovas
    • 2:40 Welcome to live commentary of Celtic v Hearts at Celtic Park.
  • Summary

    • 88' PENALTY TO HEARTS!
    • 70' WHAT A GOAL! 1-0 to Celtic. Absolute screamer from Victor Wanyama as Brown lays it off after the free-kick is cleared. Wanyama takes one look up before hammering a blistering shot into the top corner from outside the box, to score his first goal for Celtic.
    • 60' OFF THE BAR! Celtic nearly go 1-0 up as Forrest jinxes past McGowan before clipping in a delightful ball which Anthony Stokes rises superbly to meet.............yet his header cannons off the bar and out for a goal-kick.
    • 55' MASSIVE CHANCE for Hearts as Robinson tried to turn in the box 5 yards out, when Taouil was unmarked with an open goal at his mercy just to his right, Celtic need to up the ante as Hearts continue to gain a foothold in the game.
    • 2:45 TEAMS - Celtic: Forster, Majstorovic, Cha Du-Ri, Mulgrew, Loovens, Kayal, Wanyama, Samaras, Stokes, Forrest, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Wilson, Twardzik, Brown, Ki Sung-Yeung, McGeouch, Bangura. /// Hearts: Kello, McGowan, Zaliukas, Hamill, Jonsson, Black, Templeton, Stevenson, Taouil, Mrowiec, Robinson. Subs: MacDonald, Obua, Mullen, Driver, Skacel, Elliott, Novikovas

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