Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic has continued his break-out season for Celtic FC, netting a long range stunner in his side’s 2-2 draw against Hearts in the Scottish Premier League overnight.
With scores locked at 1-1 midway through the second-half, Rogic received the ball at the top of the box and lashed it first-time with his left foot, the ball swerving past ‘keeper Neil Alexander and going in off the underside of the crossbar.
Unfortunately the go ahead goal was not enough to deliver all three points for his side as Hearts netted a late equaliser after the 23-year-old had been substituted to salvage a point.
The goal was Rogic’s sixth for the season in all competitions, marking his best return for his Scottish club since signing from the Central Coast Mariners in 2013.
Speaking post-match Rogic’s reaction to his goal was subdued having seen his side concede late courtesy of an equally stunning Osman Sow deflected effort in stoppage-time.
"As a team, of course, we are frustrated to concede so late to a deflection. It feels more like a loss, but we'll take positives," said Rogic.
"Winning is the most important thing. It was a nice goal but obviously I would rather win the match.
"The character, team spirit and unity we showed was pleasing but we are not happy at taking a point. Think that is pretty clear. We are disappointed.
"It's a busy schedule and we knew that coming into it and it's important we stay focused and ready for next match."
The result meant Celtic retained a one-point lead over Aberdeen in the league standings with a game in hand.
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