Celtic let lead slip after Rogic stunner

A stunning goal by Celtic's Tom Rogic was not enough to take all three points as Hearts salvaged a 2-2 draw in the dying seconds of the game on Sunday.  

Osman Sow netted a stoppage-time equaliser for Hearts as they snatched a point against the Scottish Premiership leaders at Tynecastle.

Celtic twice took the lead through Nir Bitton and another blockbusting effort from Socceroo Rogic, but Sam Nicholson and Sow pegged them back.

The draw keeps Ronny Deila's men just a point clear of second-placed Aberdeen as they struggle to replicate their Premiership dominance of recent years.

Celtic made a fine start to the game and there were early chances for Nadir Ciftci and Rogic, but Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander was equal to the task on both occasions, while Craig Gordon was on hand to deny Prince Buaben at the other end.

Centre-back Igor Rossi charging out of defence cost Hearts three minutes before the break as Callum McGregor exploited the space left by the Brazilian to feed Bitton, who coolly slotted beyond Alexander one-on-one.

But Hearts hit back before the break, Nicholson forcing the ball home as Mikael Lustig looked to clear Buaben's teasing right-wing cross.

A game of fine goals hit new heights in the 70th minute, Rogic guiding a powerful effort past Alexander and in off the crossbar.

But Sow saved the best for last in the 90th minute, his fierce, swerving free-kick leaving Gordon helpless and sealing a share of the spoils.

Rogic was clearly disappointed not to walk away with all three points.

"As a team, of course, we are frustrated to concede so late to a deflection," the Australian said post-match.

"It feels more like a loss, but we'll take positives."

Rogic was considered about his own contribution which gave Celtic a 2-1 lead.

"Winning is the most important thing," he said.

"It was a nice goal but obviously I would rather win the match.

"The way we started the match was some of the best football we played and we were unlucky not to go in front early.

"They came back into the game and Craig made a couple of fantastic saves and when you have a keeper like him in the side, it helps.

"The character, team spirit and unity we showed was pleasing.

"We are not happy at taking a point. Think that is pretty clear. We are disappointed."