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Summary

  1. Nir Bitton scores after Blazej Augustyn error
  2. Sam Nicholson levels with volleyed finish
  3. Tom Rogic curls in a shot from the 18 yards
  4. Sow makes it 2-2 with late shot from distance
  5. Celtic move one point clear at the top

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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I'll sign off now. We'll be back tomorrow for Rangers v Hibernian in the top-of-the-table Championship clash. Join us for that if you can and enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Cheers.

Instead of adding to his squad Delia needs to give the fringe players a chance , look at how Tierney & Rogic are doing now #bbcsportscot

Aberdeen will be delighted with that late Hearts equaliser after their own 2-2 draw yesterday. It's all to play for in 2016... #bbcsportscot

We had good spirit and good energy. We had a young, inexperienced team and they fought together very well. There are lots of positives to be taken from the game."

Ronny DeilaCeltic manager

We will have highlights of yesterday's Premiership games online from 18:00 GMT, with a Liam Boyce hat-trick and an Aberdeen comeback for you to see.

The action from Tynecastle can be seen on Sportscene at 22:00 tonight on BBC Two Scotland and online from midnight.

Celtic were without top scorer Leigh Griffiths, captain Scott Brown, playmaker Kris Commons and the experienced Charlie Mulgrew today. They then lost Stuart Armstrong and Dedryk Boyata to first-half injuries. Will Ronny Deila aim to strengthen his squad next month?

Celtic drew 2-2 at Tynecastle
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We'll hear from Ronny Deila soon, I'm sure. How will the Celtic boss be feeling after conceding such a late goal? The visitors looked to have taken control after Tom Rogic made it 2-1.

Celtic bossed the early stages and were again on top after a really scrappy opening to the second half but Hearts showed great spirit to fight back twice.

Robbie Neilson is sounding very hoarse in his BBC Radio Scotland interview, sticking to his "our aim is top six" mantra but he lets it slip for a second, saying Hearts will try to chase down Aberdeen in second place.

It shows the distance that we've come that the players are disappointed to only get a point against Celtic."

Robbie NeilsonHearts head coach

Here's a look at that Osman Sow thunderbolt that levelled the game right at the end. The big Swede had a very quiet game, saving his best for a spectacular late cameo.

On second viewing, it looks like there might have been a wee deflection on the shot.

Osman Sow levels with a cracker
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#bbcsportscot Deila will be blamed but he cannot manage Forrest's stupidity. We do seem to crumble when Rogic is not on the pitch though.

Well, that was absolutely exhausting and I was just watching and making typing errors... The game was played at a real hammer and tongs tempo, with lots of bone-shuddering tackles and the teams served up four very good goals.

Celtic move one point clear at the top of the Premiership pile and third-placed Hearts edge one point nearer Aberdeen.

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#bbcsportscot These two definitely have what it takes & are a pair of forces not to be messed with, though Hearts will do well t finish 3rd

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"What a real feast of festive football here at Tynecastle. Great goals, tasty tackles and tireless passion from both sets of players. The points are shared but Hearts' late equaliser felt like a winner for the home side. Robbie Neilson ends his victory drought but it's disappointment yet again for Ronny Deila. Cracking entertainment in the capital."

FULL-TIME Hearts 2-2 Celtic

We're halfway into four minutes of stoppage time and Hearts are chasing a winner, with Celtic now rattled.

Fizzing free-kick

Billy King is brought down 30 yards from goal. The free-kick is rolled short to Osman Sow and the big Swede absolutely hammers a strike into the top corner. Craig Gordon could only stand and watch as the ball zipped past him.

GOAL Hearts 2-2 Celtic (Sow)

Billy King, sporting the short-sleeves and gloves combo, does well to drive into the Celtic penalty box but then fluffs his lines with an appalling shot.

We're into the last five minutes as Hearts throw on teenager Dario Zanatta for Morgaro Gomis. Can the Canadian kid make himself a hero?

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon slides bravely to gather with his hands at the feet of Prince Buaben. The offside flag is fluttering, which might have saved the former Jambo a kick on the knuckles.

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"If Nadir Ciftci wants to stay on the pitch, he may want to keep those elbows down. Having already been booked, the Turk is testing the referee's patience."

Hearts make a change up top as Billy King is on for Gavin Reilly, who faded after the interval, having been lively in the first 45 minutes.

A yellow card for Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci, who takes some retribution on Blazej Augustyn. Those two have had some tussle today.

Celtic make their final change and it's a bit of a surprise as goalscorer Tom Rogic is replaced by winger Gary Mackay-Steven.

Hearts just can't get a hold of the ball as we enter the last 15 minutes. A player or two in maroon needs to show some composure. You certainly can't question the commitment of the home side but that's not always enough.

Hearts midfielder Prince Buaben ploughs forward through the middle but he just keeps going straight into a challenge from Efe Ambrose rather than looking for a pass.

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"Great build up play on the outside of the box and Rogic curls his foot beautifully around the ball and sends it high past the helpless Neil Alexander. How will the home side respond? For now, the majority of this capacity crowd sit in stunned silence."

A thunderous goal

A sweet moment of skill amid the maelstrom of madness as the ball falls to Tom Rogic on the edge of the box and the big Celtic midfielder thunders a great shot into the top corner of the net.

Tom Rogic scores for Celtic
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GOAL Hearts 1-2 Celtic (Rogic)

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"Both sides passing up the chance to take control of this game. A game that is now littered with stupid mistakes. The capacity crowd inside this famous old ground want a winner."

An awkward moment for Hearts full-back Callum Paterson as he stumbles into the ball under pressure from James Forrest and Neil Alexander needs to make a save from his own player.

A booking for Blazej Augustyn as the Hearts defender bulldozes into Nadir Ciftci. No surprise really since the big Pole had just given referee Steven McLean an earful when claiming for a foul at the other end.

About half an hour left and the foul count is verging on the ridiculous now as Prince Buaben takes a tumble after a trip from Celtic scorer Nir Bitton.

Hearts' Prince Buaben and Celtic's Stuart Armstrong compete for the ball
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Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum hasn't recovered sufficiently from that earlier upending from Efe Ambrose and he limps off the park to be replaced by Miguel Pallardo.

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tynecastle

"Early intent from Celtic with some good pressure in key Hearts areas but the second half, like the first, is being broken up by fierce challenges and long spells of treatment. The physios on both benches are certainly earning their wages this afternoon in a fiery and fierce battle."

With two lengthy breaks in play for those thunderous challenges, the ball has hardly been in play. Now James Forrest is on the turf clutching his ankle. It's feisty out there. Very feisty...

Ouch!

Another sore one as Efe Ambrose is late with a tackle on Arnaud Djoum, sending the Hearts man spinning into a dramatic somersault. Both men are hurt again and the Celtic defender is booked for his troubles.