The Incident

Celtic defeated Hearts at Parkhead last night as they continued their fine run of form under Ange Postecoglou.

The winning goal came from Kyogo Furuhashi as he latched on to a Anthony Ralston cross to prod home past Craig Gordon.

The strike has split fans with some suggesting that the Japanese international was offside.

What was said?

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou was keen to shut down any talk about Celtic's winner against Hearts last night.

Sky Sports asked the Aussie about the protests. He responded: "It's a goal, mate. I mean I... it's a weekly...I'll let it go, mate.

"I'll let our performances speak for themselves.

"If people think that the referee decided this game, well, that is their analysis."

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson claimed his side would need to play “doubly well” to get points at Celtic Park after hitting out at the decision to allow Kyogo Furuhashi’s only goal.

Detailing his two main emotions, Neilson said: “The first one is frustration that we have been done by a poor decision for their goal, and the second one is pride in the players because I thought we played exceptionally well, especially the second half. We pressed the game well, got up on it, had belief in ourselves.

“We came here about three months ago in the cup and couldn’t get in the game. Tonight’s performance was where we need to get to but we need to do it consistently and we need to score goals.”

The Rule

It is not an offence to be in an offside position.

A player is in an offside position if:
        •       any part of the head, body or feet is in the opponents’ half (excluding the halfway line) and
        •       any part of the head, body or feet is nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent.

The hands and arms of all players, including the goalkeepers, are not considered.

A player is not in an offside position if level with the:
        •       second-last opponent or
        •       last two opponents

The Verdict

Camera angles were inconclusive on whether Kyogo was offside, but it was certainly very tight.

Judging by the cut of the grass the Celtic striker appears to just be in line with Ralston as he sent the ball into the box.

This incident has highlighted even further that Scottish football is in desperate need of VAR.