Sep 24, 2014 at 7.15pm UK at ​Celtic Park
Celtic
3-0
Hearts
Guidetti (24'), Commons (57' pen.), Eckersley (61' og.)
Denayer (4'), O'Connell (86')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Ozturk (56'), El Hassnaoui (86')

Result: Celtic cruise into fourth round

Celtic cruise into the fourth round of the Scottish League Cup after a 3-0 win over Hearts.

Celtic cruised into the fourth round of the Scottish League Cup after a 3-0 win at home to Hearts on Wednesday evening.

John Guidetti put the home side in front on 23 minutes when he converted from close range with a left-footed strike after a great ball from Emilio Izaguirre.

The on-loan striker nearly doubled his tally moments later but he couldn't apply the finish when Callum McGregor's deflected shot fell to his feet.

The Bhoys have been on top for most of the first period, and earlier in the half, Kris Commons went close with an effort after Guidetti had fired wired.

Anthony Stokes thought he had given Celtic a fifth-minute lead but his shot flew just wide after a turn on the edge of the box.

Morgaro Gomis nearly made it 2-0 with an own goal shortly after the half-hour mark but Hearts keeper Neil Alexander spared his teammate's blushes with a reflex save.

Ronny Deila's side were awarded a penalty after the restart when Guidetti was barged over by Alim Ozturk inside the box.

Kris Commons made no mistake with the spot kick before Adam Eckersley put through his own net to make the result safe on the hour mark.

Celtic thought they had made it 4-0 towards the end of the game, but Aleksandar Tonev was flagged offside after the ball had struck him on its way to goal.

A general view of the inside of Celtic Park prior to the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012
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