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Celtic: Joe Hart disappoints despite win at Dundee

With Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side heading into today’s Scottish Premiership clash on the back of a highly impressive midweek victory in the Europa League, the 56-year-old Hoops manager would have undoubtedly been hoping for more of the same from the Bhoys’ trip to Dundee this afternoon.

And he would not be disappointed, as a brace of braces from Kyogo Furuhashi and Jota saw Celtic take all three points from the Kilmac Stadium, despite Danny Mullen and Lee Ashcroft pulling goals back for the home side, with the match ending 4-2.

However, despite the positive overall performance, there will be one player in the Bhoys’ ranks who more than likely want to put the fixture behind him as quickly as possible – Joe Hart.

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Lost 100% duels

Having joined Celtic from Tottenham Hotspur in what was a £1.08m deal this summer, the goalkeeper has generally been in decent form for Ange Postecoglou’s side, averaging a SofaScore match rating of 6.91 over his 12 Scottish Premiership appearances.

And, over his 90 minutes on the pitch against Dundee, the 34-year-old was hardly called into action, making a grand total of two saves, one punch and making two high claims.

However, when taking into account that the home side only managed four shots on target in the game, the fact that Hart saved as many shots as he let in does not reflect well on the £15k-per-week shot-stopper, neither does the fact that he lost his one duel in the fixture – a failure rate of 100%.

These metrics saw the £1.8m-rated man earn a SofaScore match rating of just 5.8, the lowest rating received by any Celtic player to feature in the match.

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Indeed, The Athletic’s Kieran Devlin stated his belief that “Hart should have been much more authoritative” for Dundee’s second of the game, while Pat Bonner told BBC Sportsound that the former England international will be “disappointed” with his display on Sunday.

As such, while the man who Fabien Barthez claimed is “not aggressive enough” had his blushes spared by Celtic’s attack this afternoon, it is undeniable that Hart failed his manager against Dundee – with Postecoglou undoubtedly hoping that the former Manchester City man will not repeat this display during a game in which the scoreline is much closer.

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