Hearts supporters displayed a banner in memory former captain Marius Žaliūkas ahead of the match against Celtic.

In pictures: How 5,272 Hearts fans rejoiced in opening day win over Celtic on Premiership return

Hearts returned to the Premiership in style on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Celtic.

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 6:59 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd August 2021, 7:13 pm

The match also marked a return of fans to Tynecastle in significant numbers with 5,272 home supporters creating a rousing atmosphere inside the ground as goals from Gary Mackay-Steven and John Soutter secured a memorable opening day victory.

While only at 25 per cent capacity, the crowd noise and celebrations were a throwback to life before the pandemic, with Hearts boss Robbie Neilson also highlighted the returning fans as a significant factor in the result, adding: "We had five-and-a-half thousand fans in here...it felt like 20,000.”

"I think if this was last season with no fans in, that would probably have finished 0-0, having watched a lot of games and been involved in them.”

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this fans gallery from Tynecastle on Sunday?

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