Celtic's unbeaten run ends with Hearts thrashing

Lynette Rowe
December 18, 2017

Rodgers' side had set a new British record for unbeaten domestic matches last month, but that unbelievable run was shattered at Tynecastle as the Scottish champions were beaten for the first time since May 2016.

"Probably all of the goals come from individual mistakes and we need to be better on that one".

Sutton, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport and BT Sport, has suggested that the defeat to Hearts is a wake-up call for January, suggesting that Celtic need to sign players next month.

Celtic's standards are, of course, higher than any other side in Scottish football, but to reach half-time with a mere two efforts at goal and not a single one on target would have anxious any of the Premierships' 12 managers.

Celtic have started the season in imperious form and have yet to taste defeat in their opening 17 games.

"I know the disappointment and the honesty of the group", he said.

Chris Sutton and John Hartson have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to Celtic's defeat to Heart of Midlothian on Sunday afternoon.

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"But of course it was a really sore one and all the credit to the Hearts team who really went for it".

The Parkhead club, however, remain two points ahead of Aberdeen at the top of the table with a game in hand while Hearts, following a fantastic if unexpected result, are unbeaten in six. When faced with adversity in Europe, Rodgers' side have typically bounced back well, but never have they looked so utterly sapped of energy and vigour.

And he's confident the Hoops will very quickly go back on a winning run as they seek to maintain their grip on every domestic trophy.

'The pride (of the unbeaten run) is not something we will look at over the next few days.

The Bhoys are next in action against Partick Thistle on Wednesday at Celtic Park.

'I don't want to blame the pitch too much and Hearts won it fairly but the way we want to play football is easier to do on a better pitch, ' responded Lustig.

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