Celtic 5-2 Aberdeen/Thoughts/Pics/Report


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I didn’t get along to the game yesterday instead managed to get a cracking wee stream online ….celtic s 5-2 win over Aberdeen was a great watch..both teams set out to win and it was refreshing to see derek mccinnes team attack and make a game of it,the encounters between the sides going into yesterdays game seen the honours even with 2 wins each,so the rubber match at parkhead yesterday was the decider and what a great game we were treated to………….
 
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Aberdeen started brightly and fashioned the first real chance with a Adam Rooney shot that was blocked by Charlie mulgrew,johanson commons and stokes all had chances before scott brown brilliantly turned sharply in the box to drill a shot low into langfeilds bottom left corner…….1-0….
 
Celtics joy was short-lived however as Adam Mathews short pass back was intercepted by mcginn who neatly tucked the equalizer away past forster….Scott brown did grab celtic second goal before the break after Mathews managed to cut the ball back to him from the byeline another neat finish for brown 2 goals and a great half from the captain..
 
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The game ebbed and flowed and was great for a end of season match that had no real meaning ,other than celtic trying to reach over 100 points for the season in there final games,this point was emphasized in the second half as celtic ramped up the pressure…..
 
Stokes getting his goal to make it 3-1 the striker continuing his goal scoring form of recent weeks,his reactions from a parried mulgrew shot to finish was class.. well deserved from the strikers efforts in the last 4 to 6 weeks,the arrival of Griffith has certainly made the big Irishman up his game…
 
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Aberdeen again struck back in the game with the best goal of the match from on loan full back Logan a superb long range strike that had Forster well beaten so 3-2 and the fans were being treated to a real good game of football,something sometimes end of season games don’t produce….
 
A Aberdeen penalty claim was denied before Anthony stokes setup Chris commons for his 29th goal of the season and soon after Scotlands player of the year scored his 2nd and celtic 5th after substitute beram kayal set him up with a lovely pass to finish the days scoring ,Commons delight was apparent for all to see reaching the 30 goal mark for a fantastic season….
 
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Our defence allowed Aberdeen 2 goals but the game was competitive and the players deserve great credit for a fine season,we now play st Johnstone away on wed night followed by Dundee utd  at the weekend where the bhoys will Lift the spfl trophy at parkhead ………….
 
Another fine season sees celtic again prove they are the best team in the country by far,there’s so many pluses from this season,on a playing level forster and van dyk have been fantastic commons and brown have shown why they are so valuable to the club …with browns consistency and commons goals, also stokes and Griffith look like they can forge a fine partnership in the 2014-15 season….
 
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Our youth teams are again performing at high levels and with a good solid business plan our finances are being managed well…the new developments outside the stadium are complete and on par with many of europes top stadiums,as celtic fans there is so much to look forward to in the coming yrs ,its such a privilege to support this fine football team and be part of the celtic family….roll on the new season hh and god bless…
 
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Official Match Report

 

Scottish Premiership
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Saturday, May 3, 2014
 
CELTIC…5
(Brown 25, 44, Stokes 53, Commons 69, 87)
ABERDEEN…2
(McGinn 28, Logan 56)
 
DEADLY doubles from Scott Brown and Kris Commons helped Celtic seal a thrilling 5-2 victory over second-placed Aberdeen in Paradise as they continued their march to the 100-points landmark.
 
The captain struck twice with left-footed shots in the first half either side of Niall McGinn’s counter for the Pittodrie side.Anthony Stokes scored his 20th goal of the season after the interval to put the Hoops in charge again, but they were quickly pegged back by Shaleum Logan’s superb strike for the visitors.
 
However, the champions weren’t to be denied as Commons found the net twice to keep the points in Glasgow and reach the 30-goal milestone in a sensational season for the attacker.
Now sitting on 95 points, Neil Lennon’s men know two victories next week against St Johnstone and Dundee United will see them amass more than a century of points for the first time since Martin O’Neill’s reign.
 
After last week’s 6-0 trouncing of Inverness Caley Thistle, the manager had understandably kept faith with the same starting XI for the visit of the Dons.And as the two top teams in Scottish football squared up, there was an absorbing opening to proceedings as the game flowed from end-to-end.
 
Charlie Mulgrew had to make a timely intervention to deny Adam Rooney at the edge of the box after a patient passage of play from the visitors.Celtic then broke quickly, and only a last-ditch block from Logan denied Stefan Johansen as the Norwegian attempted to pull the trigger after being picked out by Anthony Stokes.
 
Top scorer Commons was next to try his luck, fizzing a shot narrowly wide from an acute angle after Griffiths had teed him up.The lively McGinn and Stokes shot wide at each end, and then Commons headed over as the pattern of play continued.However, harassing Aberdeen at every opportunity, Celtic were growing in ascendancy and they broke the deadlock through Brown.
 
Cutting inside the box from the right, the skipper took aim and buried a shot beyond Jamie Langfield for his first goal since 7-0 rout of Hearts on December 1.The Hoops had worked hard for their lead but a defensive error from Matthews allowed Derek McInnes’ men to draw level three minutes later.
 
The full-back’s back-pass was too short for Fraser Forster and a grateful McGinn capitalised, rounding the Englishman and rolling the ball into the empty net.It took the Bhoys around 10 minutes to recover from that setback and rediscover their earlier fluency, and as half-time approached they started to threaten again.
 
After a neat interchange of passing, Commons’ venomous drive from 18 yards stung the hands of Langfield, who took two attempts to gather the ball.But just before the interval he was beaten for a second time as Brown bagged his brace. Atoning for his earlier mistake, Matthews reached the byline and found the midfielder with a precise cutback.
 
Moving the ball on to his left-foot, Brown crafted a yard of space and made no mistake, slamming a low shot into the net.And eight minutes after the break, the Hoops increased their advantage as Stokes continued his red-hot form in front of goal. Reacting fastest to Mulgrew’s shot, the Irishman stabbed home at the near post.Just moments earlier, Forster had been called into action by a trademark Barry Robson strike from distance and they were in mood to submit.
 
And, just like in the first-half, they mustered up a swift response as full-back Logan found the far corner with a stunning strike from distance.A piece of ingenuity from Commons almost saw the Bhoys restore their two-goal cushion. Holding off one defender and then dancing away from another challenge, his delicate chip forced Langfield into a fingertip save.
 
The match was still delicately poised and the Dons felt they had a good claim for a penalty as Jonny Hayes went tumbling in the box from Efe Ambrose’s tackle. However, referee Iain Brines was unmoved.And midway through the half, Celtic pulled further ahead as Stokes slipped a pass into Commons’ path and he finished emphatically into the corner.
 
Willo Flood’s accurate drive hit the post as the Pittodrie side threw more men forward in the closing stages but Commons ended their plucky resistance three minutes from time.Substitute Beram Kayal found the 30-year-old with a lovely reserve pass and he applied the finish to reach 30 goals for the season as Celtic cruised to another stylish victory.
 
CELTIC (4-3-1-2) Forster; Matthews, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguirre, Brown, Mulgrew, Johansen (Kayal 83); Commons (Henderson); Stokes Grififths (Lustig 83)
Not Used: Zaluska, Balde, Pukki, Boerrigter
 
ABERDEEN (4-5-1) Langfield; Jack, Anderson, Reynolds, Logan; McGinn, Flood, Robson (Smith 73), Pawlett (McManus 88), Hayes; Rooney (Vernon 39)
Not Used: Weaver, Tate, Robertson, Zola
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