Celtic 5-0 Hearts was the scoreline at Celtic Park last night, with the main story being the fact that the Hoops went 10 points clear at the top.

However, for our opponents, it’s fair to say that last night was a bigger blow than even they would’ve perhaps expected. The margin of defeat has meant that they’re now level with Hamilton Academical at the bottom of the Premiership on goal-difference, with Accies still one point ahead.

Hearts boss Daniel Stendel

Hearts boss Daniel Stendel (Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Even though not many would’ve predicted Hearts to have bagged something at Parkhead, it was still a bit of a bruising for them. It also doesn’t help the confidence levels at Tynecastle heading into a now or never stage of the campaign.

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And it’s fair to say that sections of the Jambos support weren’t too pleased with events last night. Here’s a quick look at the opinions of some of the supporters from the other side:

Hearts deserve credit for Parkhead approach

Hearts were hammered and there’s no denying that. However, fair play to them for actually trying to come out and make a game of it.

For long spells in the first half they really looked to get at the likes of Christopher Jullien and Greg Taylor. Using the strength of Liam Boyce and Steven Naismith worked well at times, and they even had some chances too.

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Jamie Walker and Naismith both had decent snap-shots in the first 45. Granted, they crumbled in the second when the Hoops overpowered them, but so have many teams in Scotland this season.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Paul Ursachi/MB Media/Getty Images)

It’s brilliant to see Celtic run over anyone at any venue. However, when teams come to Parkhead and let us know we’re in a game, it adds a bit of extra spice to it. Hearts did that for the first 45 last night. It was a relief to see big Jullien tower home goal number two from the corner. Stendel, at the very least, can take solace from that.

Even though we have our own title charge to be concerned with, this relegation battle looks immensely intriguing this season. Hearts travel to Hamilton at the weekend in what looks like an old-fashioned six-pointer.

As for Celtic, we stroll on with confidence to Pittodrie on Sunday for another tough test. If the Dons put up the same fight that Hearts did in the first 45 last night, we’ll need to perform to a high level to get the win.

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