Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen: Callum McGregor's bizarre winner earns host vital win

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McGregor extremity   v AberdeenEx-Celtic winger Jonny Hayes' clearance thudded disconnected Callum McGregor and into the Aberdeen net

Callum McGregor's bizarre victor earned Celtic triumph implicit Aberdeen and ensured they stay 4 points down Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers.

Jota's decorativeness broke the deadlock connected 20 minutes, but Liel Abada's travel connected David Bates allowed Lewis Ferguson to equalise from the spot.

The hosts stepped up the strength successful the 2nd play and scored a fortuitous winner, with a clearance rebounding disconnected McGregor into the net.

The decision leaves Aberdeen eighth.

Stephen Glass volition consciousness aggrieved astatine losing successful specified circumstances aft his squad delivered a brave antiaircraft display, but the harsh world is the effect extends their losing streak to 3 games and leaves them 10 points disconnected the apical four.

As for Celtic, it is simply a captious triumph for Ange Postecoglou's broadside arsenic they enactment Thursday's Europa League exit down them to guarantee they did not autumn further down Rangers, who defeated Livingston 3-1 earlier connected Sunday.

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Celtic

  1. Squad number15Player nameHart

  2. Squad number56Player nameRalston

  3. Squad number20Player nameCarter-Vickers

  4. Squad number57Player nameWelsh

  5. Squad number88Player nameJuranovic

  6. Squad number14Player nameTurnbull

  7. Squad number16Player nameMcCarthy

  8. Squad number42Player nameMcGregor

  9. Squad number11Player nameAbada

  10. Squad number8Player nameFuruhashi

  11. Squad number17Player nameJota

  1. Squad number10Player nameAjeti

  2. Squad number19Player nameJohnston

  3. Squad number49Player nameForrest

Aberdeen

  1. Squad number1Player nameLewis

  2. Squad number21Player nameGurr

  3. Squad number2Player nameMcCrorie

  4. Squad number27Player nameBates

  5. Squad number17Player nameHayes

  6. Squad number19Player nameFerguson

  7. Squad number8Player nameBrown

  8. Squad number15Player nameMcGeouch

  9. Squad number11Player nameHedges

  10. Squad number9Player nameRamírez

  11. Squad number7Player nameWatkins

  1. Squad number20Player nameJenks

  2. Squad number23Player nameSamuels

  3. Squad number24Player nameCampbell

Line-ups

Celtic

Formation 4-3-3

  • 15Hart
  • 56Ralston
  • 20Carter-Vickers
  • 57Welsh
  • 88Juranovic
  • 14Turnbull
  • 16McCarthy
  • 42McGregorBooked astatine 26mins
  • 11AbadaSubstituted forForrestat 62'minutes
  • 8FuruhashiSubstituted forAjetiat 90+4'minutes
  • 17Neves FilipeSubstituted forJohnstonat 83'minutesBooked astatine 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Scales
  • 10Ajeti
  • 12Soro
  • 19Johnston
  • 29Bain
  • 49Forrest
  • 54Montgomery

Aberdeen

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lewis
  • 21Gurr
  • 2McCrorieBooked astatine 28mins
  • 27Bates
  • 17Hayes
  • 19Ferguson
  • 8BrownSubstituted forSamuelsat 66'minutes
  • 15McGeouchSubstituted forCampbellat 49'minutes
  • 11Hedges
  • 9Ramírez
  • 7WatkinsSubstituted forJenksat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McGinn
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 20Jenks
  • 23Samuels
  • 24Campbell
  • 30Ritchie
  • 44M Longstaff

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Celtic 2, Aberdeen 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Celtic 2, Aberdeen 1.

  3. Substitution, Celtic. Albian Ajeti replaces Kyogo Furuhashi.

  4. Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Jonny Hayes.

  5. Anthony Ralston (Celtic) wins a escaped footwear successful the attacking half.

  6. Foul by Austin Samuels (Aberdeen).

  7. Attempt saved. Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic) near footed changeable from the centre of the container is saved successful the bottommost near corner. Assisted by Michael Johnston.

  8. Michael Johnston (Celtic) is shown the yellowish card.

  9. Foul by Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic).

  10. David Bates (Aberdeen) wins a escaped footwear successful the antiaircraft half.

  11. Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Josip Juranovic.

  12. Attempt blocked. Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the container is blocked.

  13. Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by James McCarthy.

  14. Foul by Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic).

  15. David Bates (Aberdeen) wins a escaped footwear successful the antiaircraft half.

  16. Substitution, Celtic. Michael Johnston replaces Jota.

  17. Jota (Celtic) hits the close station with a close footed changeable from the near broadside of the box. Assisted by Callum McGregor.

  18. Attempt missed. Jonny Hayes (Aberdeen) near footed changeable from extracurricular the container misses to the left. Assisted by Teddy Jenks.

  19. Foul by Anthony Ralston (Celtic).

  20. Austin Samuels (Aberdeen) wins a escaped footwear successful the antiaircraft half.

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