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Relentless: An Aberdeen-Celtic Match Report

Kieran Tierney celebrates after putting Celtic 1-0 up against Aberdeen


Celtic moved clear at the top of the league with a dominant victory at ‘challengers’ Aberdeen, with Kieran Tierney, Moussa Dembele and Tom Rogic running the show.

Brendan Rodgers’ starting line-up produced a few surprises, as Rogic, Forrest and Dembele all started with Sinclair, Roberts and Griffiths all on the bench.

Celtic dominated the game from the start, with Aberdeen unable to lay a glove on their bogeyman Rogic and it was no surprise that he was involved with the goal that gave Celtic the lead, his wonderful touch putting in Dembele and his cross was hammered in off the bar from an acute angle by Kieran Tierney.

Celtic wanted more goals, and Rogic came close with a curled effort that Lewis saved, before Celtic made it 2-0 just before half-time. The roles from the first goal were reversed as Tierney smoked Logan and his pinpoint cross was volleyed into the empty net by Dembele, a fantastic goal.

Celtic begun the second-half the way they ended the first, on the attack, with Armstrong and Rogic both having shots saved, before Forrest missed a great chance to make it 3-0, put through on goal his shot was saved by Lewis and Dembele’s rebound was cleared off the line by Arnasen.

Thankfully the Celts didn’t have to wait long for the third goal, Boyata’s header across goal headed home by Dembele for his fourth goal in two games.

Celtic now had the luxury of bringing on Sinclair, Hayes and Griffiths, and the last twenty were played at almost training session pace, such was Celtic’s control.

The final whistle marked Celtic’s 61st domestic game unbeaten, and this was one of the best performances as we destroyed our closest challengers. Brendan Rodgers’ team selection change worked, as Moussa Dembele once again showed that he was the main man up-front, whilst Tom Rogic was practically unplayable at times. A word also for Kieran Tierney, who was utterly brilliant tonight.

The matches don’t stop though, and Brendan Rodgers will be wanting a similar level of performance against Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on Saturday.