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6th May, 2018 | 3:04pm

Senior player proves doubters wrong: Three things learned about Celtic in win v Hearts


Celtic showed exactly why they are the league champions with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

Brendan Rodgers made two changes to the side which defeated Rangers 5-0, with Scott Bain replacing Craig Gordon, and Moussa Dembele replacing Kieran Tierney.

The game began in controversy, as Steven Naismith looked to have stamped on Hoops skipper Scott Brown in an incident which was missed by referee Bobby Madden.

After a John Souttar goal was disallowed, Kyle Lafferty hammered the Tynecastle side into the lead, before a Dedryck Boyata header levelled the match.

Moussa Dembele then missed two chances to put the Hoops into the lead, before he struck early in the second-half after a sublime pass by Tom Rogic.

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The Hoops then suffered an injury blow when Odsonne Edouard was taken off with a hamstring problem, Scott Sinclair replaced him, and Sinclair and fellow sub Stuart Armstrong combined in injury time to seal the win for the Hoops, and gain revenge for the 4-0 loss at Tynecastle in December.

Here, Football Insider looks at three things learned in Celtic’s win v Hearts

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