A silenced crowd: what we learnt from Hearts’ 4-1 defeat to Celtic in Scottish Premiership - gallery

Matt O’Riley shines as Hearts are left with more questions than answers following 4-1 loss at Tynecastle

A troublesome 90 minutes for Steven Naismith and his squad as Celtic thrashed the Tyencastle side 4-1 in Edinburgh on Sunday (22 October).

It took only four minutes for Scottish Premiership man of the moment Matt O’Riley to secure the Hoops first goal and they had no intention of stopping for the remaining 86 minutes. Daizen Maeda, Kyogo Furuhashi and Tomoki Iwata all added their names to the scoresheet with Lawrence Shankland managing to give the Hearts fans a beacon of hope as he fired in his first goal in eight games.

Hearts will travel to Ibrox next weekend to face a side who also secured a dominant win over an Edinburgh side this weekend and it will be an extremely testing week for Naismith, who will hope to secure some much-needed points when Sunday 29 October comes around,

Ahead of what will likely be a trying few days for the Hearts’ squad, here are some of the main takeaways from yesterday’s fixture...

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