Celtic progressed to the Scottish Cup semi-finals after Aaron Mooy’s opening aim propelled them to a 3-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.
Mooy scored within the second minute and Celtic by no means appeared again as they stored their hopes alive in opposition to a Hearts aspect that not often threatened.
Kyogo Furuhashi scored his twenty sixth aim of the season simply earlier than the break and Cameron Carter-Vickers headed in a late third.
Holders Rangers are the one different Premiership membership remaining within the competitors, at the least till their quarter-final conflict with Raith Rovers on Sunday.
Hearts had been nonetheless with out Lawrence Shankland and Robert Snodgrass, however they introduced again Michael Smith, Stephen Kingsley and Barrie McKay after their 3-1 league defeat at Celtic Park on Wednesday.
Sead Haksabanovic began for the guests rather than injured Daizen Maeda after his spectacular midweek aim whereas Alistair Johnston, Greg Taylor and Reo Hatate returned.
Celtic took management from the beginning and Hatate had a nicely parried shot from Zander Clark earlier than Mooy even introduced house a primary left-footed effort. Jota had arrange the opener after breaking free on the appropriate when Kye Rowles failed to chop a ahead go.
The guests had been in management till Hearts got here alive mid-half after Callum McGregor’s foul on Jorge Grant allowed the house aspect to place the ball within the field. Hill met Grant’s free kick and Toby Sibbick turned
and fired however Joe Hart made a great save to save lots of and recovered the unfastened ball behind as Hill slipped in for the rebound.
The house aspect could not sustain the strain although, and Clark saved Hatate after an excellent one-touch transfer involving Mooy and Furuhashi.
Carter-Vickers was off beam on a unfastened header earlier than Celtic doubled their lead with the ultimate motion of the half.
Hearts had been sluggish to return out as Johnston obtained the ball from Mooy after his throw-in and the Canadian right-back’s low cross was brilliantly despatched house to the close to publish by Furuhashi.
Yuki Kobayashi changed Carl Starfelt at half-time and there was little critical testing for the brand new Celtic central defence.
Jota had a giant probability when Furuhashi helped the ball ahead from Johnston however Clark saved nicely.
Celtic stored management and Hill blocked Hatate’s effort earlier than Carter-Vickers headed house unchallenged from substitute Matt O’Riley’s free-kick within the eightieth minute.
The draw for the Scottish Cup semi-finals will happen on Monday night.
Celtic return to Scottish Premiership motion on March 18 at house for Hibernian. Hearts left for Aberdeen the identical day. Each video games will begin at 3 p.m.