Loovens' injury-time header puts Celtic two clear

 

Celtic 2 Hearts 1:Glenn Loovens’ dramatic injury-time winner against at Parkhead sent Celtic two points clear of Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

The Dutchman’s close-range header following a Danny Fox corner, which was headed back in the mix by Aiden McGeady, capped a rousing fightback which had appeared unlikely at the break.

Hoops goalkeeper Artur Boruc looked at fault in the fifth minute as Jambos midfielder Suso Santana fired the visitors into the lead with a long-distance drive.

Celtic, though, looked a different side after the interval and striker Chris Killen headed in the equaliser 10 minutes after the interval.

McGeady and Scott McDonald hit the woodwork and with five minutes remaining Celtic had what looked like a stonewall penalty appeal turned down when substitute Niall McGinn, on for Shaun Maloney, was sent flying inside the Hearts box by Hearts left-back Lee Wallace.

But the Parkhead men kept going and were rewarded by Loovens’ late winner to send the home fans home happy.