Monday 5 December 2016

Lennon sees red in Celtic slump

Published 11/11/2010 | 05:00

Goals by Ian Black and David Templeton gave Hearts victory over 10-man Celtic in a turbulent Scottish Premier League encounter at Tynecastle, which saw Hoops manager Neil Lennon sent to the stand.

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Black gave the home side the lead with a deflected drive in the 28th minute and in the 56th minute was on the end of a tackle by Joe Ledley that earned the Hoops midfielder a red card.

Two minutes later the Gorgie men scored a breakaway second through Templeton, before Lennon was dismissed from the dugout by referee Craig Thomson for aggressively complaining about a Celtic penalty claim that was ignored.

Six minutes from time former Derry City player Niall McGinn hit the outside of the post from the byline and although the visitors battled, there was no way back.

There was some good news for Celtic, however, as league leaders Rangers suffered a stunning 3-0 home defeat against Hibernian, with Ireland international and former Celtic player Liam Miller opening the scoring.

The visitors had the perfect start at Ibrox as an ambitious 30-yard strike from Miller put them ahead in the sixth minute. John Rankin doubled Hibs' lead on 19 minutes, and Francis Dickoh sealed a comprehensive win.

Irish Independent

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