Sunday, January 14, 2007
Celtic come from behind to break Hearts
GLASGOW, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Champions Celtic beat Hearts 2-1 on Sunday to restore their 17 point lead over rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.
Former Hearts captain Steven Pressley was made Celtic
skipper in just his third match since his switch due to the
absence of the suspended Neil Lennon.
Hearts took a first half lead thanks to a 30-metre shot from
Lithuanian striker Saulius Mikoliunas but Celtic stormed back in
the second period and levelled through Dutch forward Jan
Vennegoor of Hesselink on 59 minutes.
Jiri Jarosik then scored the winner with nine minutes left
with a fierce low shot from the edge of the box which flew
across keeper Craig Gordon into the right side of the net.
Celtic now top the SPL standings on 59 points from 24 games
while Rangers remain second with 42 from 24 following their 5-0
thrashing of Dundee United on Saturday in new manager Walter
Smith's first game in charge.