Video: On This Day, Dembele & Tierney Dismantle Dons

On this day, four years ago, Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic team were in swashbuckling form as they dismantled Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Kieran Tierney got the scoring underway with a sensational strike, which crashed in off the underside of the crossbar, and the young full back then turned provider with an outstanding cross for talisman Moussa Dembele. The French striker made sure of the points in the second half, when he nodded home Boyata’s square ball, after Armstrong swung in a dangerous free kick.

On reflection it is quite staggering to note the number of key players to have departed the club since this fixture. Our line up that night was as follows: Gordon, Lustig, Boyata, Bitton, Tierney, Brown, Armstrong, McGregor, Rogic, Forrest, Dembele. Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers and Chris Davies stood in the dugout, and Leigh Griffiths, Scott Sinclair and Jonny Hayes came off the bench. Unplayed players were Ajer, Roberts, Ntcham and De Vries.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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