Celtic 2-1 Hearts: Mikey Johnston hits double in champions’ win

Celtic celebrated lifting their eighth Scottish Premiership title in a row by beating Hearts thanks to a Mikey Johnston double.

The 19-year-old scored in two minutes but a blunder from home keeper Scott Bain allowed Jake Mulraney to level.

Johnston made sure of the victory, though, by netting the winner with six minutes left to play.

These sides meet again at Hampden in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final but are likely to be much-changed from today.

The hosts made seven changes from the side that lost to Rangers last week, with 16-year-old Karamoko Dembele making his debut as a half-time sub.

The win takes Celtic on to 87 points, nine clear of Rangers, while Hearts end the season in sixth, on 51 points.

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Match ends, Celtic 2, Heart of Midlothian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Celtic 2, Heart of Midlothian 1.

Attempt missed. Nir Bitton (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Zdenek Zlamal.

Attempt saved. Michael Johnston (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Scott Sinclair (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Clare (Heart of Midlothian).

Attempt saved. Jamie Brandon (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Nir Bitton (Celtic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Celtic 2, Heart of Midlothian 1. Michael Johnston (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum McGregor following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Celtic. Jozo Simunovic replaces Filip Benkovic.

Attempt blocked. Kristoffer Ajer (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Karamoko Dembele (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Smith (Heart of Midlothian).

Attempt saved. Connor Smith (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Anthony Ralston (Celtic).

Jake Mulraney (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Olivier Ntcham (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Filip Benkovic (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Filip Benkovic (Celtic).

Craig Wighton (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Kristoffer Ajer.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Aaron Hughes replaces John Souttar.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Connor Smith.

Attempt blocked. Scott Sinclair (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Scott Sinclair (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Brandon (Heart of Midlothian).

Substitution

Substitution, Celtic. Callum McGregor replaces Ewan Henderson.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Andrew Irving.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Jamie Brandon replaces Michael Smith because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kristoffer Ajer (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Zdenek Zlamal.

Attempt saved. Karamoko Dembele (Celtic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Johnston (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Karamoko Dembele (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Aaron Hickey (Heart of Midlothian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Scott Sinclair (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Zdenek Zlamal.

Attempt saved. Michael Johnston (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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