Coronary heart of Midlothian 1-Three Celtic
Champions Celtic got here from behind at hand Hearts their first dwelling defeat since returning to Tynecastle.
Kyle Lafferty gave the hosts the lead with a nice right-foot end however Dedryck Boyata nodded within the leveller three minutes later.
Moussa Dembele hit the bar with a neat lob and after half-time he made it 2-1 following a elegant Tom Rogic go.
Scott Sinclair tapped within the third in stoppage time as Brendan Rodgers’ facet dominated the second half.
The one down-side for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was an harm to in-form striker Odsonne Edouard, who needed to go off with regarded like a hamstring downside within the second half.
Rodgers had expressed his disappointment with the Tynecastle floor earlier than kick-off, insisting the grass had been left lengthy to sluggish his facet down, and his group have been second finest within the opening minutes.
Hearts regarded to have hit the entrance after 17 minutes when John Souttar knocked the ball dwelling from shut vary, however referee Bobby Madden dominated it out for a foul on Celtic keeper Scott Bain.
Seconds later and the hosts did seize the opener.
Steven Naismith fed the ball to Lewis Moore and his flick-on fell completely for Lafferty, who took one contact and smashed it via Bain from a good angle.
The lead lasted lower than three minutes, nevertheless, as Boyata guided a pleasant header into the highest nook from Olivier Ntcham’s floated free-kick to the again put up.
Dembele nearly made it 2-1 quickly after following a second of slackness from Souttar, however his lob bounced off the bar and went over.
Ref Madden was a busy man, dispensing yellow playing cards to Hearts’ Joaquim Adao, Ross Callachan and Kyle Lafferty, whereas Celtic’s Callum McGregor was additionally cautioned.
Hearts’ Naismith, nevertheless, was maybe fortunate to flee punishment for a late problem on Scott Brown early within the match.
Celtic began the second-half stronger and took the lead in 51 minutes, with the aim all right down to the imaginative and prescient and execution of Rogic.
The Australian floated a beautiful ball with the surface of his left foot to the far put up the place Dembele killed the ball expertly together with his left and slotted dwelling together with his proper.
It was nearly 3-1 when Christophe Berra’s tried clearance cannoned off Rogic and hit the put up.
Edouard then went off with what regarded like a hamstring harm earlier than James Forrest fired over after nice set-up work by substitute Sinclair.
Celtic sealed victory when Sinclair tapped in following beautiful work by fellow substitute Stuart Armstrong.
Hearts’ final defeat at Tynecastle got here in Might 2017 by the hands of Aberdeen, though they misplaced twice throughout a run of dwelling matches at Murrayfield earlier this season whereas Tynecastle was being refurbished.