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Shot by Scott Vernon. Fraser Forster makes a comfortable save.
Kris Commons fouled by Paul Hartley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
The ball is sent over by Scott Vernon.
Shot from 35 yards by Charlie Mulgrew missed to the left of goal.
Chris Maguire challenges Charlie Mulgrew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
Lewis Toshney comes on in place of Scott Brown. Charlie Mulgrew receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Corner taken by Chris Maguire from the left by-line, Mark Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Daryl Murphy, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Chris Maguire. Efrain Juarez restarts play with the free kick.
(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Daryl Murphy coming on for Anthony Stokes. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the right by-line, clearance made by Scott Vernon.
Anthony Stokes finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic.Gary Hooper provided the assist for the goal.
Nick Blackman crosses the ball, clearance by Mark Wilson. Shot by Paul Hartley from just outside the area goes over the net.
Mark Wilson fires in a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic.Kris Commons takes the inswinging corner, assist by Kris Commons.
The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Zander Diamond. Corner taken short by Scott Brown. Patrick McCourt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Chris Maguire. Free kick taken by Chris Maguire.
Joe Ledley fouled by Paul Hartley, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kris Commons from right channel, Rory McArdle makes a clearance.
Kris Commons has an effort at goal from inside the six-yard box that hits the post.
Chris Maguire receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Patrick McCourt replaces Beram Kayal. Foul by Chris Maguire on Mark Wilson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from right channel, comfortable save by Jamie Langfield.
Robert Milsom produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Chris Maguire. Free kick taken by Steven Smith.
The referee cautions Scott Vernon for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Scott Vernon results in a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Chris Maguire on Mark Wilson, free kick awarded. Kris Commons crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Steven Smith.
Scott Vernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley. Emilio Izaguirre restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Steven Smith, clearance made by Mark Wilson.
Mark Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Steven Smith takes the direct free kick.
Chris Maguire is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
Kris Commons crosses the ball.
Effort from inside the area by Kris Commons misses to the left of the target.
Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball.
Emilio Izaguirre concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hartley. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Kris Commons.
Paul Hartley is booked. Paul Hartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Efrain Juarez. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Maguire from the left by-line played to the near post, Mark Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Hooper on Zander Diamond. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
Anthony Stokes is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Scott Brown fouled by Robert Milsom, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Zander Diamond. Anthony Stokes has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Foul by Gary Hooper on Rory McArdle, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.
Robert Milsom takes the inswinging corner, volleyed right-footed shot by Rory McArdle. Blocked by Mark Wilson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Blackman on Joe Ledley. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from 18 yards by Chris Maguire. Save by Fraser Forster.
Shot from outside the area by Nick Blackman misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Stokes on Zander Diamond. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Effort from long range by Beram Kayal hits the post.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Brilliant save by Jamie Langfield. Corner taken by Kris Commons played to the near post, Zander Diamond makes a clearance. Long distance shot from Emilio Izaguirre misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Emilio Izaguirre. Robert Milsom crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Fraser Forster.
Derek Young receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Derek Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.
Paul Hartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Beram Kayal. Mark Wilson takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Efrain Juarez on Robert Milsom, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Paul Hartley, clearance by Charlie Mulgrew.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Zander Diamond on Anthony Stokes. Efrain Juarez takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Beram Kayal, save by Jamie Langfield.
Effort on goal by Scott Brown from 18 yards. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Outswinging corner taken by Scott Brown from the right by-line played to the near post, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance. Kris Commons takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Centre by Nick Blackman.
Corner taken by Kris Commons, clearance by Zander Diamond. Anthony Stokes is caught offside. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Ledley. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Derek Young on for Ryan Jack. Chris Maguire gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
The offside flag is raised against Anthony Stokes. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Hooper finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic.Anthony Stokes provided the assist for the goal.
Paul Hartley sends in a cross.
Kris Commons produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Foul by Joe Ledley on Scott Vernon, free kick awarded. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Joe Ledley fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Wilson takes the direct free kick.
Paul Hartley has a volleyed shot. Mark Wilson gets a block in.
Centre by Ryan Jack, clearance made by Mark Wilson.
Red card for Andrew Considine. Scott Brown fouled by Andrew Considine, the ref awards a Penalty. A save by Jamie Langfield from penalty by Anthony Stokes. Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic.Kris Commons takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Zander Diamond.
Brown wants to see pride against Celtic
Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has urged his players to turn shame into pride for their fans when they face Celtic again.
A number of Dons fans walked out of Hampden 34 minutes into Saturday`s Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final, some throwing their scarves on to the track, after Anthony Stokes put Celtic 4-0 ahead.
Aberdeen were far better in the second half, with Scott Vernon netting the only goal, and Brown has demanded continued improvement when Celtic visit Pittodrie in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Brown said: "I am appealing to the fans to not desert the cause. I can't comment any more on the fantastic support that went to Hampden.
"Archie [Knox] and I sat and tried to work out how much it cost and estimated it cost each fan #50 at least, and that`s not including food or drink.
"When you see the commitment it really is quite moving.
"The fans have to be rewarded. The fans want to be proud of their team and not ashamed of their team.
"They were a bit ashamed in the opening period of the match because we conceded soft goals. We were horrified and we do not intend to repeat that."
Aberdeen have conceded 13 goals to Celtic this season but Brown is glad to be facing them again.
"I would think the best possible team to be playing again is Celtic," the former Scotland manager said.
"We owe a performance to the fans here. They know that. The players know that. I am glad we are playing Celtic who are on form. It is a major challenge for us.
"It would have been a disappointment to have to play someone else.
"It is not a revenge situation it's just a situation to try and get some credibility back."
Brown did take encouragement from their second-half display at Hampden, and their late rally in the 1-0 SPL defeat at Celtic Park the previous weekend.
"In open play they didn't really score a goal, three corners and a penalty.
"We have hit the post. We have missed three certainties. We are looking at the positive from the Aberdeen point of view when you analyse it.
"We have got to though be much more resolute in defending against our immediate opponent."
Neil Lennon admits his team talk before yet another Aberdeen clash will seem like Groundhog Day.
He accepts he might struggle to think of something new to say when he gathers his players around him to discuss an SPL game that Celtic will want to win to increase their lead over Rangers at the top of the table to eight points, albeit having played three games more than their Old Firm rivals.
"It is very fresh from Saturday," Lennon said. "It's sort of difficult to do team talks at times because it sounds like Groundhog Day but it's just the way the fixtures have thrown these games up.
"We have to concentrate. It's a massive game for us in terms of the league. It's a game that we dearly want to win and I'm sure Aberdeen will be the same so I think we are in for a tough game.
"It's a different venue and I'm sure Aberdeen will be fired up for it after what happened to them on Saturday. But we go into the game with confidence and belief in ourselves, which is good as long as it's not misplaced.
"We were excellent last Wednesday (against Hearts) and we carried that on at the weekend.
"It was scintillating stuff and I was delighted."
Lennon may have to field four full-backs in his defence against the Dons after Thomas Rogne failed to recover from a calf injury suffered at Hampden.
With no centre-backs available for selection, if Lennon fails to sign a defender before the transfer window closes, full-backs Mark Wilson and Charlie Mulgrew will be asked to play in central defence.
The former Northern Ireland international said: "Rogne won't travel but fingers crossed that he will be ready for the weekend.
"It will be a makeshift defence unless we get someone in. The ideal scenario would be to get someone in and travel with the team but if it is 12 o'clock it might be a different situation."
Stokes scores again as Celtic pull clear
Celtic moved eight points clear at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League thanks to a clinical 3-0 win over 10-man Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
Jamie Langfield saved Anthony Stokes' second-minute penalty after Andrew Considine's red-card offence, but the Hoops were not to be stopped for long.
Gary Hooper broke the deadlock after 12 minutes before Mark Wilson and Stokes scored in three second-half minutes to put it beyond doubt.
Mexican international Efrain Juarez replaced the injured Thomas Rogne in Celtic's only change from the side that eased to victory in the Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon failed in his attempts to land central defenders Abdoulaye Faye and Kelvin Wilson before the transfer window shut and was forced to field full-backs Wilson and Charlie Mulgrew at the heart of his defence once again.
Aberdeen, eager to avenge their 4-1 reverse at Hampden, made two changes with striker Nick Blackman and midfielder Ryan Jack both handed starts with Derek Young dropping to the bench and Nikola Vujadinovic missing out due to injury.
Steven Smith, who completed a transfer deadline day loan move from Norwich yesterday, was handed a place on the Aberdeen bench as was recent recruit Myles Anderson.
The game got off to an explosive start when Celtic were awarded a penalty in the opening minute, Considine was adjudged to have fouled the advancing Brown.
The Dons defender was shown a straight red card but Aberdeen goalkeeper Langfield guessed correctly to keep out Stokes' penalty.
However the inevitable opener for the visitors came after 12 minutes when Hooper exchanged passes with Stokes before calmly slotting the ball past the despairing Langfield.
Things went from bad to worse for the Dons as they were forced to make two early changes with Young coming on for Jack after only 17 minutes and Smith handed an early debut in place of the injured David McNamee a minute later.
Substitute Young was struggling to deal with the pace of Kris Commons and picked up a yellow card for a foul on the former Derby winger after 30 minutes.
Scotland international Commons drew a fine save from Langfield soon after, before Robert Milsom cleared Hooper's close-range effort off the line as the Celtic onslaught continued.
Biram Kayal was inches away from doubling Celtic's advantage when his powerful left-footed drive smashed off the post to safety.
The Dons had chances to equalise before the half ended with Blackman firing just wide and Celtic stopper Fraser Forster making a smart save to deny Chris Maguire.
Aberdeen skipper Paul Hartley picked up an early yellow card for dissent before Commons spurned an excellent opportunity to add a second for the Celts when he waited too long to pull the trigger after strong running by Hooper.
Aberdeen's Scott Vernon, deployed as a right midfielder following the early dismissal of Considine, picked up a booking for a crude tackle on the lively Commons just before the hour mark.
Maguire, starved of service for much of the match, joined him in the book for a challenge on Wilson soon after as the home side's frustrations grew.
Commons missed another glorious chance to put the game beyond doubt when he outsprinted Smith before rounding Langfield but managed to hit the post from an acute angle when it looked easier to score.
However the decisive second goal came with 15 minutes remaining when Wilson reacted quickest to powerfully head home Commons' near-post corner.
And Stokes added a third for the Celts when he picked up Hooper's lay-off and drilled a left-foot strike past the helpless Langfield after 78 minutes to the delight of the vocal travelling support.
"Benitez is manager of the month"