Hearts 2-1 Celtic: Ange Postecoglou’s Scottish Premiership reign gets off to a terrible start

Hearts 2-1 Celtic: Ange Postecoglou’s Scottish Premiership reign gets off to a terrible start as the visitors look to wrestle the title off arch-rivals Rangers after nine championship wins in a row

  • Gary Mackay-Steven put Hearts in front early on as he finished off a neat move
  • Anthony Ralston equalised after the break before Liel Abada’s disallowed goal 
  • John Souttar’s late winner then sent the 5,272-strong Tynecastle berserk  
  • Celtic are already three points off Rangers already after conceding a late winner
  • Steven Gerrard’s side ended the possibility of 10 straight title wins last season
  • The champions won their opening game of the campaign 3-0 over Livingston











Celtic let in a late winner against Hearts as Ange Postecoglou’s Scottish Premiership campaign got off to a terrible start. 

Gary Mackay-Steven converted a flowing home move eight minutes in as the newly promoted side went into the break in front at Tynecastle. 

Young right back Anthony Ralston then bagged an equaliser early in the second period, skipping past three challenges before finishing with aplomb past former Hoops goalkeeper Craig Gordon. 

John Souttar’s 89th-minute header gave newly promoted Hearts all three points against Celtic

Ange Postecoglou cut a frustrated figure as the Hoops conceded a late winner at Tynecastle

Ange Postecoglou cut a frustrated figure as the Hoops conceded a late winner at Tynecastle

Anthony Ralston (left) equalised for the visitors after a fine second-half dribble and finish

Anthony Ralston (left) equalised for the visitors after a fine second-half dribble and finish

Gary Mackay-Steven had earlier put Hearts in front as he finished off a flowing team move

Gary Mackay-Steven had earlier put Hearts in front as he finished off a flowing team move

Hearts then had a goal from Liel Abada disallowed before John Souttar’s 89th-minute header broke visiting hearts. 

Ange Postecoglou’s men now have to make up ground on Rangers after the first matchday following their arch-rivals’ 3-0 win over Livingston at Ibrox. 

Steven Gerrard’s side ended Celtic’s run of nine titles in a row before winning the league at a canter last season.  

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