Dermot Gallagher has delivered his verdict on Celtic's penalty award against Hearts on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers' side were awarded a spotkick by referee Nick Walsh after striker Kyogo Furuhashi was brought to the ground by Alex Cochrane.

Celtic ended up running out 4-1 winners at Tynecastle but after the game Hearts boss Steven Naismith expressed his frustration over the penalty award.

He said: "For me it's not a penalty. It's one that the referee has made a call, but we're meant to be eradicating these decisions from the game.

"Every week, we're still talking about 'is it a penalty, is it not?'

"It's clearly not. Kyogo knows what he's doing, he's being intelligent.

"If anything, Kyogo blocks Alex getting to the ball."

Ex-whistler Gallagher dismissed Naismith's theory today on Sky Sports News as he reacted to the incident.

He said: "Kyogo is clever, he puts himself between the ball and Cochrane. Cocharane gets a hold of him and the referee gives a penalty."

Fellow Sky pundit Stephen Warnock was not in agreement though. He claimed: "I didn't think it was a penalty, I think he bought it completely, it's just the centre forward trying to be clever but watch the defender, he doesn't really leave too much in there. Not for me."