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Bednar hits late winner as Hearts beat Celtic

Czech Republic forward Roman Bednar struck a late winner to earn Hearts a 2-1 win over champions Celtic at Tynecastle yesterday.

Bednar had opened the scoring on 50 minutes with an angled shot from the left which beat keeper Artur Boruc and clipped the inside of the right post.

Celtic levelled after a sweeping move from defence was completed by Bulgarian Stilian Petrov lashing a left foot shot into the top left hand corner from 18 metres after 65 minutes.

Hearts snatched the points three minutes from time when Celtic substitute Neil Lennon's poor backpass from just inside his own half was pounced on by Bednar who beat Boruc to the ball and slotted home.

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan and Hearts' assistant John McGlynn were both ordered to the stand by referee Stuart Dougal following a touchline bust-up shortly before half-time.

They clashed over referee Dougal halting play when Hearts' Julien Brellier went down under a challenge from Celtic's Aiden McGeady.

Strachan said: "It's fast and furious when you come here. Their two goals were caused by errors on our own behalf. We gave them a couple of chances and they took them."

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