Wednesday May 11, 2011 Day 37 Finished Tynecastle Park

Heart of Midlothian 0 - 3 Celtic

  • Hooper 12’, 49’
  • Commons 78’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Heart of Midlothian
    • Celtic
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! A 3-0 win for Celtic, but a disgusting attack on the Celtic manager. A disgrace that tarnishes the image of the Scottish game. All over here.
    • 89' Two minutes to be added to the match.
    • 88' The referee can blow any time now. Not sure if he will want to add too much time on to this one.
    • 87' So Rangers must win at Kilmarnock on Sunday providing that Celtic down Motherwell at home. McGowan is ruled offside at the other end.
    • 86' Offside flag goes up against Hooper. Not that he is looking too bothered about that.
    • 85' Brown on the ball for Celtic. Just running down the clock at the moment. Seem to have been doing for the entire second half.
    • 84' Cha on the charge down the right flank. Ball flies behind the goal. Kello has a goalkick for Hearts.
    • 83' Celtic making their final change of the night as Samaras departs to be replaced by Daryl Murphy.
    • 82' Celtic with a whopping 67% of possession and 13 shots at goal compared to four from Hearts. Cha Du-Ri arrives to replace Mark Wilson.
    • 81' Injuries have left Hearts looking a sorry sight in recent weeks. Bouzid challenges Majstorovic, but the ball is back with Forster.
    • 80' The visiting fans enjoying these last moments of the match. Little wonder. Well in control of this one from start to finish as they continue to knock the ball around with some ease.
    • 79' A 3-0 lead for Celtic. Both teams down to 10. Can Hearts make any impact upon the visiting side in these closing moments? Well and truly outclassed in this match.
    • 78' Commons is off for racing towards the visiting fans to celebrate. Silly rule really, but the game has long since finished.
    • 77' GOAL FOR CELTIC! Commons buries the third goal of the game. A 3-0 lead for Celtic. Superb finish from the English player.
    • 76' Izaguirre departs to be replaced by Shaun Maloney for Celtic, who are chasing a third goal.
    • 75' Gary Glen is replaced by Skacel for the home side. Darren Barr comes on for Stevenson.
    • 74' Commons is booked for diving. Goes past Black. Harsh that one. No dive, but he is booked.
    • 73' Kello makes a fine stop to save from Hooper. The English striker almost in for his third goal of the game.
    • 72' Celtic looking to make a change at some point soon. Izaguirre on the ball before Brown and Ki pick it up.
    • 71' Zaliukas gets the ball out from Mulgrew's delivery. Celtic continue to keep the ball.
    • 70' McGowan booked for his late one the on the left-back while Izaguirre is needing a bit of treatment. Black also needing a bit of attention.
    • 69' Think Hearts are going to make a change here. Celtic so much in control this is like a training session. Another foul as Izaguirre is fouled by McGowan.
    • 68' Celtic keeping the ball well. They have really made that extra man pay off. McGowan brings down Izaguirre. Free-kick to Celtic.
    • 67' Super skill by Izaguirre. Great skills, but the cross is too long. Ball flies out of play at the other end.
    • 66' Looks like we are heading for the last day of the season to decide the title. Celtic utterly dominant.
    • 65' Samaras is onside seconds later as he races through, but he can't control the ball. Hearts in possession.
    • 64' Commons to Hooper, who sees a shot fly over the bar via the head of Brown. Celtic continue to dominate.
    • 63' Elliott departs to be replaced by Driver for the home side.
    • 62' Apparently a bit of disruption in the stands between supporters after Lennon was attacked. A lapse in security at the side of the pitch. Hearts going to pay dearly for that.
    • 61' Black sends in the free-kick, but just wide of the target by Bouzid. Corner to Hearts. Skacel goes long with the delivery before Elliott whacks a shot wide.
    • 60' Jonsson needing a bit of treatment as Hearts continue with nine men. They have a free-kick here.
    • 59' Nice move as Mulgrew rolls the ball to Commons. Stinging shot by Commons, but Kello stood up well to the shot by the former Derby player. Fine effort.
    • 58' Izaguirre on the charge, but he is fouled by Jonsson and Celtic have a free-kick on the edge of the box.
    • 57' Loovens back to knock the ball out under pressure from Stevenson. Another long throw. Elliott knocks the ball past a post and on we go again.
    • 56' Hooper with 21 goals. The players have played this one in the right spirit, but it just a pity some of the home fans can't control themselves. Neil Lennon gets better treatment at Ibrox than Tynecastle.
    • 55' Commons goes for goal from 30 yards. What a strike! Kello was beaten, but the ball flies wide of the target.
    • 54' Really bad scenes in the stands here too. Ki is taken out by Black. Celtic back on the attack.
    • 53' Hearts are going to be in serious trouble for this one. Meanwhile, the game tries to continue as Majstorovic is fouled for taking Stevenson out late.
    • 52' Horrific behaviour at Tynecastle. Not sure the "supporter" connected with Lennon there, but he was grabbed by Alan Thompson and handful of police and stewards. Was is life coming to in this country?
    • 51' A fan races out of the crowd and tries to punch the Celtic manager. Awful scenes at Tynecastle!
    • 50' GOAL FOR CELTIC! Hooper slams the ball beyond Kello. Lovely pass from Ki and the English striker does the business. 2-0 to the visiting side.
    • 49' Ki booked for a late tackle on Black. Celtic trying to build again seconds later. Izaguirre on the ball for Celtic.
    • 48' Stevenson fouled by Majstorovic, but Skacel's free-kick is easily dealt with by Forster in the home goal.
    • 47' Thomson floats in a high ball, but Forster is out to punch the ball out. Solid goalkeeping from the Celtic keeper.
    • 46' Hearts kick off in the second period. They are hitting towards their own fans in this half.
    • 45' There goes the half-time whistle. Celtic have controlled this one for 45 minutes and have a deserved 1-0 lead.
    • 44' Not sure there is going to be much time added to this half.
    • 43' Celtic with seven shots on goal compared to one by the home side. Hearts just can't get out of their own half.
    • 42' Celtic dominant at the moment. Brown tries to pick out Ki, but Bouzid is there to head the ball away.
    • 41' McGowan with the long throw-in, but it evades a number of bodies before landing safely in the arms of Forster. Celtic will take those all night long.
    • 40' Skacel chases Majstorovic. Charges down the big Swede. Chance for Hearts to apply some pressure.
    • 39' Referee Craig Thomson books Hearts player Craig Thomson. Silly tackle really. Hearts in danger here of losing another man. Can't make tackles like that.
    • 38' Celtic eventually cope with a long ball into the box after Stevenson charged at Forster. Thomson then takes out Hooper. Free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 37' Ki throws over the corner, but an easy take for Kello. This game is warming up here. Not that it needed to between these two clubs.
    • 36' Fine ball into the heart of Hearts box from Mulgrew. Majstorovic and Zaliukas both go for it, but it comes off the Hearts man. That is a corner to Celtic.
    • 35' Celtic win another free-kick deep inside the home half. This one is going to be taken by Mulgrew.
    • 34' Obua tried to punch Mulgrew and that is why the home player sees red. Harsh as didn't seem a lot in it, but there we go. Those are the rules of the game these days.
    • 33' Stevenson muscled off the ball by Loovens. Zaliukas is penalised for a late challenge. Good job as Celtic were breaking again with an extra man.
    • 32' What a chance now for Celtic. They were dominating with 11 men, but they can really go to town with a one-man advantage.
    • 31' Obua pushed Mulgrew as they raced down the side of the pitch. Not sure what went on there. Raised his arms towards Mulgrew. Can't raise your arms these days or you are in trouble.
    • 30' Thomson is going to speak to Obua. There is a red card here for the Hearts player on the advice of the assistant referee. Don't know what happened there?
    • 29' Hearts 23 points behind Celtic in third place. Sums up the gulf in quality in the SPL. Celtic trying to build again here.
    • 28' Samaras penalised this time for a late one on Black. Celtic trying for that second goal to ease the tension.
    • 27' Celtic enjoying almost 70% of possession in this match. All Celtic at the moment. Ki's shot comes back off Black as Hearts try to break.
    • 26' Brown and Black tussle for the ball in the centre of the pitch. Brown goes right through Black. Free-kick. Thomson's free-kick is headed out.
    • 25' Celtic on the break after Stevenson whacked the volley off Izaguirre. Was worth a shout. But too close to the player to get his arms out of the way.
    • 24' Almost the second goal! Commons hits a post from distance before he nudges it past a post seconds later from four yards out. How did that stay out? What an escape for Hearts!
    • 23' Izaguirre flicks the ball to Mulgrew, who nudges it off Stevenson. Celtic back on the attack.
    • 22' Commons rolls the ball to Izaguirre out wide. He hoists the ball to the back post, but too much air under the ball as it flies over Samaras and out of play.
    • 21' Celtic well in control of this match so far. They have another free-kick which Commons is going to take.
    • 20' Hearts with six draws in their past 10 matches. Good tackle by Zaliukas to win the ball from Hooper in the home area.
    • 19' Thomson is going to yellow card Black for a late tackle on Samaras. Horrid tackle by the Hearts midfielder. Bad challenge.
    • 18' Ki taken out the game late by Black. Celtic will take those all night long. McGowan then clips Brown.
    • 17' Mulgrew playing at left midfield this evening for Celtic. Ball through with Forster who can take his time in taking this goalkick.
    • 16' Hearts boss Jefferies is not looking too pleased with what is going on so far. Hearts have made a bit of sluggish start. Black picks up for Hearts, but Brown back on it.
    • 15' McGowan with a long throw-in, but Celtic stand up well to the pressure as they break back into the home half. Ideal start for Celtic to this match.
    • 14' Glorious chance for Celtic! Commons throws over the corner, but Majstorovic somehow heads over the bar. Free header! Should have been 2-0.
    • 13' Celtic really turning the screw here as they win a corner kick seconds later. Commons to take this corner.
    • 12' GOAL FOR CELTIC! Zaliukas gives the ball away before Commons slips in Hooper who slides the ball past Kello. Superb goal for the visiting side. Disaster for Hearts.
    • 11' Samaras on the ball for Celtic. Brown finds Ki before Samaras picks up. Celtic looking dangerous.
    • 10' Commons goes for goal from 25 yards, but well wide of the goal from that distance. Worth a bash, but always spinning wide of the target.
    • 9' Four changes for Hearts in this match with Kello, Zaliukas, Bouzid and Elliott all brought in from the 4-0 loss to Rangers on Saturday. Celtic on the ball again.
    • 8' Brown penalised for a high challenge on Obua. Hearts with a free-kick just inside their own half. Thomson fires over the cross, but easy take for Forster.
    • 7' Hooper fouls Zaliukas. He has gone off the boil a bit in recent weeks. Not been a good time to go off the boil as far as Celtic are concerned.
    • 6' It was Zaliukas who made the block there. Timely to say the least. Celtic back in possession as Ki wins the ball, but it bounces through for a goalkick to the home team.
    • 5' Bright start from Celtic in these opening moments. Samaras and Hooper combine, but Hearts charge down the shot from Hooper. Solid defending by Hearts.
    • 4' Ki with a couple of early corners. Bouzid doing well to put Majstorovic off early on from getting a free header at goal before heading away seconds later.
    • 3' Decent cross from Izaguirre, but Thomson puts it out for a corner with Wilson lurking. Celtic earn an early corner.
    • 2' Ki getting a talking to from the referee for taking out McGowan late. Looks not a bad surface at Tynecastle for this one.
    • 1' We are off and running in this match at Tynecastle.
    • 19.40 "We've still got a chance of winning the league," says Celtic manager Neil Lennon. "There is only a point in it. There are two games to go for us. I know from experience that anything can still happen."
    • 19.35 The referee is Craig Thomson.
    • 19.30 Celtic: Celtic: Forster, Wilson, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Ki, Brown, Mulgrew, Commons, Samaras, Hooper Subs: Zaluska, Stokes, Cha, Maloney, Rogne, Murphy, Forrest
    • 19.25 Teams in full: Hearts: Kello, Jonsson, Zaliukas, Bouzid, Craig Thomson, Obua, Black, McGowan, Skacel, Stevenson, Elliott Subs: MacDonald, Barr, Driver, Glen, Robinson, Mrowiec, Stewart
    • 19.20 Hearts manager Jim Jefferies is relishing the chance to celebrate claiming third place in the SPL. "We are all looking forward to the final home game of the season against Celtic," said Jefferies. "We have achieved our objective of qualifying for Europe and with that European place now clinched, we want the fans to come along and celebrate it in style. Hopefully, we can do our part by giving them a victory against Celtic. It's been a terrific season and the players have done brilliantly."
    • 19.15 Celtic side for this evening: Forster, Wilson, Majstorvic, Loovens, Izzy , Commons, Ki, Brown, Mulgrew, Samaras, Hooper
    • 19.10 Hearts are assured of third place in the SPL after Rangers downed Dundee United 2-0 last night. A draw tonight would leave Rangers requiring only to avoid defeat at Kilmarnock on Sunday. Whatever happens, Celtic musk ask the question of Rangers by winning their final two matches of the season against Hearts this evening and at home against Motherwell on Sunday. This is how Rangers moved to within one of the title against Dundee United last night. Rangers move within one win of SPL title
    • 19.05 BREAKING CELTIC TEAM NEWS! Glenn Loovens returns at the heart of the Celtic defence with Charlie Mulgrew brought into midfield while Georgios Samaras has been given the nod up front. A few changes as Celtic try to collect three points from this one.
    • 19.00 Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Hearts against Celtic. The visiting team need three points from this one tonight. A win for Hearts will see Rangers claim the title without kicking a ball. Pressure all on Neil Lennon's Celtic side.
  • Summary

    • 78' Commons is off for racing towards the visiting fans to celebrate. Silly rule really, but the game has long since finished.
    • 77' GOAL FOR CELTIC! Commons buries the third goal of the game. A 3-0 lead for Celtic. Superb finish from the English player.
    • 73' Kello makes a fine stop to save from Hooper. The English striker almost in for his third goal of the game.
    • 64' Commons to Hooper, who sees a shot fly over the bar via the head of Brown. Celtic continue to dominate.
    • 59' Nice move as Mulgrew rolls the ball to Commons. Stinging shot by Commons, but Kello stood up well to the shot by the former Derby player. Fine effort.
    • 51' A fan races out of the crowd and tries to punch the Celtic manager. Awful scenes at Tynecastle!
    • 50' GOAL FOR CELTIC! Hooper slams the ball beyond Kello. Lovely pass from Ki and the English striker does the business. 2-0 to the visiting side.
    • 30' Thomson is going to speak to Obua. There is a red card here for the Hearts player on the advice of the assistant referee. Don't know what happened there?
    • 24' Almost the second goal! Commons hits a post from distance before he nudges it past a post seconds later from four yards out. How did that stay out? What an escape for Hearts!
    • 14' Glorious chance for Celtic! Commons throws over the corner, but Majstorovic somehow heads over the bar. Free header! Should have been 2-0.
    • 12' GOAL FOR CELTIC! Zaliukas gives the ball away before Commons slips in Hooper who slides the ball past Kello. Superb goal for the visiting side. Disaster for Hearts.
    • 19.30 Celtic: Celtic: Forster, Wilson, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Ki, Brown, Mulgrew, Commons, Samaras, Hooper Subs: Zaluska, Stokes, Cha, Maloney, Rogne, Murphy, Forrest
    • 19.25 Teams in full: Hearts: Kello, Jonsson, Zaliukas, Bouzid, Craig Thomson, Obua, Black, McGowan, Skacel, Stevenson, Elliott Subs: MacDonald, Barr, Driver, Glen, Robinson, Mrowiec, Stewart
    • 19.15 Celtic side for this evening: Forster, Wilson, Majstorvic, Loovens, Izzy , Commons, Ki, Brown, Mulgrew, Samaras, Hooper

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Kello
      • E. Jonsson
      • M. Zaliukas
      • I. Bouzid
      • C. Thomson Yellow Card
      • I. Black Yellow Card
      • R. Skácel Substitution Out (77′)
      • D. Obua Red Card
      • R. McGowan Yellow Card
      • R. Stevenson Substitution Out (77′)
      • S. Elliott Substitution Out (64′)

      Subs

      • A. Driver Substitution In64′
      • D. Barr Substitution In77′
      • G. Glen Substitution In77′
      • A. Mrowiec
      • S. Robinson
      • J. McDonald
      • J. Stewart
    • Starting line-up

      • F. Forster
      • D. Majstorovic
      • G. Loovens
      • M. Wilson Substitution Out (84′)
      • C. Mulgrew
      • S. Brown
      • E. Izaguirre Substitution Out (77′)
      • S. Ki Yellow Card
      • K. Commons Goal Red Card
      • G. Hooper Goals×2
      • G. Samaras Substitution Out (85′)

      Subs

      • S. Maloney Substitution In77′
      • D. Murphy Substitution In85′
      • A. Stokes
      • L. Zaluska
      • T. Rogne
      • D. Cha Substitution In84′
      • J. Forrest
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