On This Day: Broony upends the Dons with well-taken winner

Having only announced his retirement from football just two days ago,  it seems as though it was written in the stars that Scott Brown would get a mention for his goal on this day in 2015.

Broony, as he was affectionately known across the east end of Glasgow, played 619 times for the club in a career that spanned 14 seasons and resulted in 22 trophies.

And seven years ago today, one of his admittedly few goals for Celtic helped sure up the fact that the Hoops’ were without a shred of doubt the best side in the Scottish Premiership that season.

Having already won the league title that season, Ronny Deila’s side travelled to second-placed Aberdeen, who themselves had practically qualified for European football after finishing in the top two for the second season running. Truth be told, the game at Pittodrie meant absolutely nothing in terms of the league table – it was more playing for pride.

The game was boring and stale as it went into the break, with Aberdeen actually mustering the majority of the chances, albeit with ruthlessness in front of goal that was not changed.

It was Broony – as he had done many times before – who took the game by the scruff of the neck early into the second half.

Winning the ball from former Celtic star Barry Robson on the edge of the Hoops’ area, he drove forward to the centre-circle before picking out Leigh Griffiths.

The striker picked out ginger hero Stuart Armstrong, and his mazy run and cutback saw Broony having continued his run, tapping home with relative ease from just three yards out.

The win saw Celtic move 14 points clear of their opponents with just two games to go, although it will not have affected Aberdeen too much as they remained 12 clear of third-placed Aberdeen.

It would mark the fourth title win of the upcoming nine to be won under Neil Lennon, Brendan Rodgers and Deila.

The team that day was: Gordon, Fisher, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Bitton, Brown, Commons, Johansen, Armstrong, Griffiths.

Bench: Matthews, Ambrose, Sceptic, Mackay-Steven, Rogic, Zaluska, Forrest.

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