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Thursday, February 26, 1998 Published at 00:02 GMT



Sport: Football

Celtic and Hearts share top spot

Celtic and Hearts have opened a two-point gap over Rangers, boosting their Scottish title hopes.

Celtic lead the Premier League on goal difference after demolishing Dunfermline 5-1 at Parkhead, while Hearts outclassed Aberdeen 3-1.


[ image: Hearts play Rangers on Saturday]
Hearts play Rangers on Saturday
Henrik Larsson put Celtic ahead after just four minutes with his 17th goal of the season, then Harald Brattbakk produced a stunning 25-yard strike to double Celtic's advantage after 28 minutes.

The Norwegian combined with Larsson 12 minutes later to put the match beyond Dunfermline's reach by half-time.

Substitute, Phil O'Donnell, made it 4-0 on the hour and Morten Wieghorst hit number five before Andy Tod's consolation effort for Dunfermline.

Victory for the Jambos

Hearts, looking for their first Scottish League title in 38 years, beat struggling Aberdeen with goals from Jim Hamilton, Gary Naysmith and Neil McCann.

It was the perfect tonic before the Edinburgh side who face Rangers at Ibrox in a crunch match on Saturday.








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