Celtic braved the conditions to record a vital victory on the road against Aberdeen. Ange Postecoglou’s side were yet to record an away win after a tough fixture list on the road but the win over Stephen Glass’ Dons could prove to be pivotal towards a charge towards the summit of the league table.
Kyogo Furuhashi opened the scoring with a chested effort from a David Turnbull cross. Celtic probed further into the half but Aberdeen held firm with another Kyogo goal disallowed as well as a Jota effort striking the bar. The second half saw Aberdeen really go after Celtic. This required a mental determination and strength to stand firm in spite of the home side. Eventually, Celtic carved open a chance and Jota made no mistake. The Portuguese winger couldn’t miss as Rogic’s pass found Montgomery, who put it on a plate for his teammate.
This will, hopefully, be the beginning of a run up the League table with a highly competitive run of fixtures coming up this month. Postecoglou will want to wrap his players up in cotton wool with the International Break arriving but will relish the chance to get some other players up to speed. We could see a new side return later this month for home games against St Johnstone, Livingston and away games against Hibs and Motherwell in the League, as well as a Europa League game against Ferencvaros.