Premiership: Celtic wipes out Hearts 4-1 showing huge dominance

GLASGOW. Celtic demolishes Hearts 4-1 with goals of

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GLASGOW. Celtic demolishes Hearts 4-1 with goals of D. Maeda (31′), K. Furuhashi (37′), M. O’Riley (69′) and G. Giakoumakis (90′). On the opposite side, Hearts scored with ​E. Simms (3′). Celtic was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow on Saturday and it started at 12:00 pm local time. The referee was Don Robertson who had the assistance of Dougie Potter and Ross MacLeod. The 4th official was Andrew Dallas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.4 degrees Celsius or 57.97 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

Celtic was in firm control of the ball 64% while Hearts was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Celtic was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 11 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Celtic won the match.

Celtic shot 20 times, 11 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Hearts shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

No yellow cards were issued to Celtic. On the other side, Hearts received 1 yellow card (T. Sibbick).

After this match, Celtic will have 86 points to move down in the 1st place. On the other side, Hearts will stay with 61 points to move up in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 3'
    3'

    E. Simms

  • 31'
    31'

    D. Maeda

    Jota

  • 31'
    31'

    T. Sibbick

  • 37'
    37'

    K. Furuhashi

  • 64'
    64'

    G. Giakoumakis

    K. Furuhashi

  • 64'
    64'

    L. Abada

    D. Maeda

  • 64'
    64'

    R. Hatate

    D. Turnbull

  • 69'
    69'

    M. O\'Riley

  • 75'
    75'

    G. Mackay-Steven

    E. Simms

  • 77'
    77'

    T. Rogic

    M. O\'Riley

  • 81'
    81'

    J. Forrest

    Jota

  • 81'
    81'

    B. Woodburn

    J. Ginnelly

  • 89'
    89'

    M. Thomas

    B. McKay

  • 90'
    90'

    G. Giakoumakis

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Celtic will play away with Dundee United on the 11th of May with a 31-3 head to head stats in favor of Celtic (13 draws).

Hearts will play away with Motherwell on the 11th of May with a 23-19 head to head stats in favor of Hearts (7 draws).

Celtic: Formation and Lineups

Celtic started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Angelos Postecoglou chose to play with the following team: Joe Hart (6.8), Anthony Ralston (6.7), Cameron Carter-Vickers (7.5), Carl Starfelt (7.0), Greg Taylor (7.4), Matt O’Riley (8.0), Callum McGregor (7.4), David Turnbull (7.1), Jota (7.6), Kyogo Furuhashi (7.3) and Daizen Maeda (7.1).

Substitutes

Celtic made 5 changes: K. Furuhashi for G. Giakoumakis (64′), D. Maeda for L. Abada (64′), D. Turnbull for R. Hatate (64′), M. O’Riley for T. Rogic (77′) and Jota for J. Forrest (81′).

Top player: Matt O’Riley

The player who no doubt impressed Celtic the most was Matt O’Riley.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 42 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 14. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Hearts: Formation and Lineups

Hearts started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Robbie Neilson played with: Craig Gordon (7.3), Nathaniel Atkinson (6.6), Taylor Moore (6.6), Stephen Kingsley (7.1), Alex Cochrane (6.6), Peter Haring (7.3), Toby Sibbick (6.6), Josh Ginnelly (6.8), Liam Boyce (6.6), Barrie McKay (6.2) and Ellis Simms (7.4).

Substitutes

Hearts made 3 changes: E. Simms for G. Mackay-Steven (75′), J. Ginnelly for B. Woodburn (81′) and B. McKay for M. Thomas (89′).

Top player: Ellis Simms

Probably the most impressive player in Hearts was Ellis Simms.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 13 passes (69% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 6.

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