Hearts 2-1 Celtic: Ange Postecoglou’s Scottish Premiership government off to a horrific start

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

  • Gary Mackay-Steven gave Hearts the lead early on when he completed a clean move
  • Anthony Ralston equalized after half time for Liel Abada’s disallowed goal
  • The late winner of John Souttar then sent the 5,272 strong Tynecastle berserk
  • Celtic are already three points behind Rangers after a late winner
  • Steven Gerrard’s squad put an end to the possibility of 10 consecutive title wins last season
  • The champions won their opening game of the campaign 3-0 against 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 smooth home move within eight minutes as the newly promoted side went into the break at the front at Tynecastle.

Young right-back Anthony Ralston then scored an equalizer early in the second period, skipping three challenges before finishing confidently past former Hoops goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

John Souttar’s header in the 89th minute gave the 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) equalized for the visitors after a fine dribble and finish in the second half

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

Gary Mackay-Steven had previously brought Hearts to the fore as he completed a fluid team move

Gary Mackay-Steven had previously brought Hearts to the fore as he completed a fluid team move

Hearts then got a goal disallowed by Liel Abada before John Souttar’s header in the 89th minute broke the hearts of the visitors.

Ange Postecoglou’s men now have to catch up to Rangers after day one after their arch-rivals’ 3-0 win over Livingston at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard’s side finished Celtic’s streak of nine titles in a row before winning the league at a gallop last season.

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