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Video: Relive Neil Lennon’s First Game Back in Charge as Celtic Beat Hearts

Video: Relive Neil Lennon’s First Game Back in Charge as Celtic Beat Hearts

Neil Lennon got his second stint as Celtic manager off to the perfect start with a 2-1 win against Hearts at Tynecastle.

The Northern Irishman was back in the Hoops dugout last night after replacing Brendan Rodgers on Tuesday.

Rodgers departed for English Premier League side Leicester City – leading Celtic to make Lennon the interim manager until the end of the season.

And a trip to Hearts in his first game back was a big test.

But Celtic came through it, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard.

The visitors grabbed control of the game before half-time when Forrest scored and Jamie Brandon was sent off for the Jambos.

Yet they weren’t able to take advantage of that, with Craig Levein’s men equalising through Oliver Bozanic’s penalty.

It looked like the game was heading for a 1-1 draw going into four minutes of stoppage time.

But like they did against Kilmarnock recently, Celtic scored at the death to win it:

With the win, Celtic remain eight points ahead of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and will feel confident that they can at least maintain or build on that.

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