Heart of Midlothian 1-3 Celtic

Patrick Roberts scores for Celtic against Hearts

Patrick Roberts showed composure to score Celtic’s second

Celtic all but sealed a fifth straight top-flight title by beating Hearts.

The visitors dominated the early period and, after Callum McGregor’s effort was wrongly ruled out for offside, Colin Kazim-Richards fired them in front.

Hearts improved after the break and Arnaud Djoum tested Craig Gordon before Abiola Dauda did beat the goalkeeper.

But Patrick Roberts and Leigh Griffiths capitalised on defensive errors to give Celtic victory and take them 12 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Nearest challengers Aberdeen – who have a vastly inferior goal difference – have four games to play, starting with Motherwell’s visit to Pittodrie later on Saturday.

More to follow.

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