When it comes to breaking Scottish football records, Celtic are pretty darn good at it. Whether it’s finishing an entire season without a defeat in the league or a century old record that they set themselves once upon a time. You name it, Brendan Rodgers’ side have done it. However they found themselves on the wrong side of history, and also on the wrong side of a 4-0 drubbing to Hearts this morning.
The defeat was their first in the Scottish Premiership in 57 matches. You have to wind the clocks back to May 2016 to find their last defeat, a 2-1 loss to St Johnstone.
The streak is even more remarkable if you add the domestic competitions, stretching 69 matches.
The streak lasted an incredible 585 or broken down 1 year, 7 months, 6 days.
Their 4-0 loss was the heaviest they’ve suffered since March 2010 when they lost to the same scoreline to St Mirren, and it was the first time they conceded four goals in a match since September 2011, when they lost 4-2 to rivals Rangers.
It was also Hearts’ first victory over Celtic in the league since October 2011 when they were 2-0 winners.
So is this a minor pothole in Celtic’s quest for a seventh consecutive title, or is it enough to derail them completely? We won’t have to wait long to find out, the Bhoys face Partick Thistle on Thursday.
Hearts have found out how to beat Celtic in domestic football. Play Champions League music before kick off. pic.twitter.com/5ocnmGcGoK
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) 17 December 2017
Hearts 16-year-old goalscorer Harry Cochane was very modest.
He described his role in the 4-0 win over Celtic as "alright."
We thought he was pretty awesome.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 17 December 2017
Celtic suffer their first defeat to a Scottish club since David Cameron was Prime Minister, Barack Obama was President, Louis van Gaal was Man Utd manager, Guus Hiddink Chelsea manager & Muhammed Ali, Fidel Castro & Zsa Zsa Gabor were alive.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) 17 December 2017
Hearts fans against Celtic today 😂pic.twitter.com/8diukOiPiP
— Troll Football Media (@Troll__Footbal) 17 December 2017