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Video: Neil Lennon Shares Delight After Getting Second Celtic Spell Off to a Winning Start With Late Goal

Video: Neil Lennon Shares Delight After Getting Second Celtic Spell Off to a Winning Start With Late Goal

Neil Lennon shared his delight after getting his second Celtic spell off to a winning start with a late goal.

The Northern Irishman was back in the Hoops dugout tonight after taking over from Brendan Rodgers yesterday.

And it was a big game to begin his second stint in charge, with Hearts and Craig Levein waiting for him and his new squad at Tynecastle.

It was the perfect first half for Celtic after James Forrest’s goal and Jamie Brandon’s red card for the hosts.

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But the second half saw the game change, with Hearts equalising through Oliver Bozanic’s penalty.

They then sat back and dealt with lots of Celtic pressure – and were heading for a point going into stoppage time.

Yet they couldn’t hold on, with Celtic scoring in the 91st minute through Odsonne Edouard to win the game.

You can understand why Lennon was delighted at full-time:

With that win, Celtic maintain their eight-point lead at the top of the Premiership table.

And that is huge considering Rodgers’ shock exit to Leicester yesterday and how tough the visit to Tynecastle is.

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