Celtic started the second half with a sense of de ja vu, as Aberdeen almost scored from a corner kick in the early stages. Much like the beginning of the match, a Dons player was able to get a free header at goal, but Patryk Klimala was on hand to clear off the line.
Chances were at premium for the next 25 minutes, but Celtic asserted control with Scott Brown dictating the pace of the game from midfield. The chance that arose fell the way of Aberdeen’s Andy Considine. A free kick was lofted into Celtic’s box and yet again a set piece caused the Bhoys issues. The ball fell to the Dons defender but he couldn’t quite sort his feet out to score from six yards.
The second half was a turgid affair, epitmosed by the changes that Celtic made when Elyounoussi replaced Kilmala on 64 minutes and Soro came on for Turnbull 13 minutes later. Although, there was a golden opportunity for McGregor in the closing stages, when he missed the target with a free shot from just inside the penalty box. Thereafter, Celtic had a three against two in their favour, in added time, but Odsonne Edouard chose the greedy route and was crowded out, when he should have teed up a teammate.
Ultimately, Edouard’s fortunate first half goal was enough to get the three points and John Kennedy edged to victory on his first game in charge. The match is easily forgettable but three points makes the table appear slightly more respectable.