CELTIC lost a home match in domestic competition for the first time since Brendan Rodgers took over as manager as Aberdeen stole the three points to ensure that they finished in second place.
News of the three early goals at Easter Road had reached both sets of supporters in the East End of Glasgow and they joined together for a rendition of Zombie Nation.
But it what must have been an amazing match at Easter Road as remarkably the Ibrox side got it back to all square at half time.
Derek McInnes must have realised that he couldn’t reply on Hibs after all and his team talk saw Aberdeen start the second half positively and they got their reward when Olivier Ntcham pressed but failed to win the ball and a gap opened in the Celtic defence. The ball found its way to Andrew Considine who hammered the ball past Scott Bain at his near post minutes after the restart.
Celtic stopped trying to score against Rangers with a half hour to play. On Wednesday they managed one shot on target in a goalless draw against Kilmarnock and today it was another blank but this time in defeat. That’s us played over 200 minutes at Celtic Park with no goals scored.
The three subs seemed to lift things a little as Celtic tried to turn things around. If Callum McGregor was a striker he would have slid in to net a rebound with the goal gaping. He took a second too long and a desperate Aberdeen slide tackle cleared the dangers.
Armstrong’s direct running was causing the Dons all sorts of problems and Scotty Sinclair is starting to get his mojo back but it still remains a long road back to his sparkling vest from last season.
Griffiths came close with a trade mark free kick and a header from a tight angle from an Armstrong cross, but Dons man of the Match Joe Lewis was equal to both.
With two injury stoppages and six substitutes used, Craig Thomson added on only two minutes and the visitors held on for their first success against Brendan’s Celtic – the gaffer wasn’t pleased afterwards.
That loathsome Aberdeen rat of a player Shay Logan threw a punch at Mikael Lustig at the final whistle before aggressively gesturing to the North Stand and then challenging Boyata to a bit of boxing. Thomson red carded him and he was led away.
But 7 in a row had been won and Kieran Tierney grabbed the megaphone to get the Standing section and the first team squad down low together before erupting in celebration – in the now customary manner.
But the margin of the league success as in single points – nine – the lowest of the Magnificen7.
Loved the DJ playing Beautiful Sunday during the lap of honour – our wee contribution to this season!
On to Hampden where we will need to be better than we’ve been lately to secure the double treble. Brendan will let them all know what’s expected of them this week.
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