CELTIC’S unbelievable unbeaten run got here to a grinding halt on 69 video games… after targets from Harry Cochrane, Kyle Lafferty and David Milinkovic gifted Hearts a well-known win.
Teenager Cochrane, simply 16, bought the hosts off to a flyer after 26 minutes, earlier than ex-Rangers ace Lafferty doubled the lead minutes later.
Cochrane rifled a low shot into the underside nook after Don Cowie profited from some sloppy play from Dedryck Boyata.
Shortly after, Hearts netted one other magnificence, as Lafferty lashed residence a low, angled shot from all of 20 yards, thundering into the publish and bouncing again in.
Seconds after the restart, Milinkovic compounded Celtic’s distress, after pouncing on a defensive blunder, rounding goalkeeper Craig Gordon and slotting into an empty web.
Milinkovic – on mortgage from genoa – slotted residence a late penalty after Gordon hauled down Ross Callachan to go away the Hoops trying completely shell-shocked.
The hammering in Edinburgh noticed Brendan Rodgers lose his first home recreation accountable for Celtic.
The Hoops final misplaced a Scottish recreation in Could 2016 – once they fell quick in opposition to St Johnstone below ex-boss Ronny Deila.
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Since then, the Hoops had been flying, even breaking their very own 100-year-old report once they took their successful run to 63 video games – in a Four-Zero win in opposition to the Saints final month.
Throughout their bonkers 69-game run, Celtic gained 60 of these clashes, drawing simply 9 occasions.
Celtic’s 69-game run in numbers
Scottish Premiership – 56 (47 wins, 9 attracts)
Scottish Cup – 5 (5 wins)
Scottish League Cup – eight (eight wins)
Objectives scored – 197
Objectives per recreation – 2.9
47 of these wins got here within the Scottish Premiership, to go along with 5 within the Scottish Cup and eight within the Scottish League Cup.
In these 69 video games, Celtic scored an outrageous 197 targets – at a mean of two.9 targets per recreation.
The consequence sees the Hoops sit simply two factors forward of second-placed Aberdeen, with Rangers an additional three factors behind.
Celtic subsequent tackle Partick Thistle on Wednesday night time, with kick-off at 7.45pm – earlier than a large top-of-the-table showdown with the Dons on Saturday.