It was another successful trip to Edinburgh for Neil Lennon as Celtic beat Hearts after first-half goals from Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham.

The hosts started the stronger as they pressed Celtic high up the pitch with Lennon’s side struggling to get any real passing together, not helped by pretty poor Tynecastle pitch.

However, against the run of play, it was Celtic who grabbed the lead after 17 minutes.

Brilliant hold-up play followed by a back-heel from Edouard found Christie who simply stroked the ball into the corner from outside the box for an excellent goal.

Daniel Stendel’s team pushing high up the pitch left them awfully short at the back with both Edouard and Forrest going through but missing two great chances.

Minutes later, just before half-time, Forrest did far better to beat Christophe Berra and send a ball across that was thumped home by Ntcham for 2-0.

After the break, Edouard should have made it three but a terrific block from Aaron Hickey stopped the frenchman from close range.

Just after that chance, the striker had another from Callum McGregor’s close but his header flicked off the post a Hearts continued to far too open at the back.

McGregor was next to go close but Joel Pereira did well to narrow the angle and block.

Both teams began to tire as the game reached its closing stages.

Here’s how we rated the player’s after this evening’s 2-0 win.