By Macaroon 28th October 2018
Celtic Take Charge.
A tight fought first half with both teams being very cagey. No team seem to be able to hold or pass the ball properly.
Rodgers made a second injury-enforced change at half-time, when Christie replaced Ntcham, and he soon drew a foul from Oliver Bozanic in the box. A penalty all day long Willie Collum was in no doubt and Sinclair sent Zlamal the wrong way with the spot-kick. Michael Stewart was letting his emotions run away with himself, saying it’s never a penalty which seems to grow arms and legs in the opinions of the Hearts supporters and they’re friends from the west. We watch it from every angle and it would be a free-kick all day long if it had been outside the box.
The game then seems to open up as Hearts now have to push forward. This suits Celtic and allows us to playing our creative football.
Ryan Christie has a shot from the edge of the box was well hit but looked straightforward for Zlamal, yet he spilt it and the ball spun behind him over the line before he could scoop it away, Forrest following up to make sure. The ball had crossed the line and it’s interesting to think of it would have been given in this instance.
Christie then produced a wonderful piece of technique to cap an impressive performance, as he side-footed high past Zlamal from outside the box after Edouard’s knockdown.
Forrest and Kieran Tierney both had stinging goal-bound efforts saved by Zlamal as Celtic threatened to run riot late on, while Sinclair had two shots cleared off the goal-line by desperate last-ditch Hearts defending.
A well earned win and you’d like to think Celtic are hitting form domestically with a lot of changes in the team.
Flat Beer moment: Hertz ball grabbers and Leveine trying to deflect blame.