Celtic last night achieved 10-in-a-row against Hearts

By David Walton

February 28, 2019

Celtic last night finally produced 10-in-a-row, just not the one we all deeply crave.

The Hoops secured a massive three points after coming out of Tynecastle with a 2-1 success. It was an emotional night for the Hoops too after Neil Lennon returned to the dugout to take charge once more.

And the win meant that Celtic managed their 10th consecutive domestic win. Of course, nine of them may have come under Brendan Rodgers, but that’s hardly the point.

This isn’t something the Hoops have achieved since the 2016/17 invincible season under Rodgers. That’s testament to the character and consistency the Hoops have shown since the winter break.

Neil Lennon was back in the dugout for the first time since rejoining Celtic last night (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

All the while, they’ve managed it by conceding just two goals. One of them was last night’s penalty and the other was an unsportsmanlike goal from Motherwell at Parkhead.

This is title-winning form from Celtic. Even though Rangers have been racking up wins against the Premiership’s lowly outfits, the Hoops have been deflating them with big away results against the likes of St Johnstone, Kilmarnock, and now Hearts.

Rip-roaring and title-winning form

Throughout the run to 10 in a row, Celtic have also managed 28 goals. The team is in free-scoring form, and don’t look like going a match without netting on home soil.

Of course, the departure of Brendan Rodgers has thrown a spanner in the works. Whether that truly does have an effect on our performance levels and consistency in the short-term remains to be seen.

But, in terms of last night, it was, when you take everything into consideration, exactly the tonic the club needed after what’s been an absolutely hectic 48 hours at Parkhead.

Rodgers secured nine of Celtic’s 10 consecutive domestic successes (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The last date Celtic managed to bask in the glory of 10 domestic wins in a row came back in March 2017. A 4-1 Scottish Cup quarter-final success over St Mirren made it 10 on the spin.

Of course, Celtic did have a run of 10 wins across both the end of the 2017 and at the start of the 2018 season. Considering it wasn’t in the one sequence though, it’s difficult to count it given the squad changes.

For now, it’s onwards and upwards as we continue our charge to eight consecutive league titles. The big question now is whether we’ll get the 10 we all truly desire.