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Watch: Celtic Debutant Scott Sinclair Breaks Hearts With Late Winner

Watch: Celtic Debutant Scott Sinclair Breaks Hearts With Late Winner

The ink is barely dry on his Celtic contract and Scott Sinclair has already opened up his account north of the English border.

It was only confirmed late last night that Sinclair had signed for the Scottish champions from Aston Villa after Brendan Rodgers' open courting of the player he coached at Swansea and the underage ranks at Chelsea.

Rodgers wasted no time in handing the player his debut off the bench against Hearts at Tynecastle and Sinclair repaid the faith in him by finishing off an incisive breakaway move in the 81st minute after a cross from Leigh Griffiths.

The game was mostly a dour, bad-tempered affair but will be remembered for Sinclair's late impact.

Brendan Rodgers also gave Kolo Toure his league debut in a defence that also featured Irish youngster Eoghan O'Connell.

Watch Sinclair's late strike below, first with the commentary of a very excitable Scot.

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Here's the goal.

John Balfe

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