Date: 4th April 2016 at 1:44pm
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Obviously Robbie Neilson wasn’t so happy with the result.

Hearts could have thrown a spanner in the Celtic title bid, and looked for a while as if we could when taking an early lead against the Champions before they eventually came back to win three-one at the weekend.

Neilson told the BBC having dominated the first half we should have gone into half time ahead, having taken the early lead, yet the failure to do so proved our downfall.

The chances we had weren’t taken with him saying the ‘poor’ third goal we gave away was especially disappointing.

‘I thought the performance was very good. I thought the first half, we dominated the game and should have went in ahead. We didn’t and, in the second half, although we were under a bit of pressure, we played some very good football. We had some good opportunities but gave up a poor third goal.’

Jamie Walker’s goal had given us this early with good work from Juanma but goals from Gary Mackay-Steven and a brace from Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts saw the game swing in Celtic’s favour.

It also, of course, saw us miss the chance to close the gap on second placed Aberdeen, who in winning all but secured (at least) a runners-up place.

Neilson went with a new formation, and made five changes, with him happy with how this worked with the Head Coach finishing by saying.

‘They are a confident bunch and it is a formation that’s new to them, but I thought they did well. At 1-1, Juanma misses a chance from a couple of yards out, but I thought he was one of our key players and that happens. They are a very young squad, but to come here and perform as well as that is admirable.’

Another disappointment was of course the loss of Juwon Oshaniwa to an injury-time sending off in injury-time, which will now lead to suspension for the Nigerian international, not for the first time since his arrival either!

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