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  • Date:17 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:18,000
  • Nouioui (72) Mulgrew (76)
Goal!

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92:43 +2.43

Tony Watt produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

89:47

Foul by Scott Vernon on Victor Wanyama, free kick awarded. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.

87:28

Dylan McGeouch fouled by Chris Clark, the ref awards a free kick. Efe Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

84:42

Rory Fallon fouled by Kelvin Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Isaac Osbourne from right channel, Beram Kayal fouled by Chris Clark, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

80:32

Rory Fallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Lassad Nouioui. Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball in from the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Victor Wanyama. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

79:40

Georgios Samaras leaves the field to be replaced by Dylan McGeouch.

78:24

Corner taken by Niall McGinn played to the near post, clearance made by Efe Ambrose.

77:28

Rory Fallon replaces Johnny Hayes.

76:02

Charlie Mulgrew finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic.Georgios Samaras provided the assist for the goal.

72:14

Effort from outside the penalty area by Victor Wanyama strikes the post. Lassad Nouioui grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Victor Wanyama.

68:41

Foul by Scott Vernon on Kelvin Wilson, free kick awarded. Kris Commons leaves the field to be replaced by Lassad Nouioui. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

67:48

Effort on goal by Johnny Hayes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

66:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Anderson on Victor Wanyama. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.

63:35

Ryan Fraser goes off and Scott Vernon comes on.

60:45

Andrew Considine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Charlie Mulgrew has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

59:40

Fraser Forster fouled by Niall McGinn, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

58:41

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Hayes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Johnny Hayes, save made by Fraser Forster.

55:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Beram Kayal on Ryan Fraser. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Hayes.

54:08

Foul by Isaac Osbourne on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Charlie Mulgrew, save made by Fraser Forster.

50:52

Inswinging corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

48:58

Header from deep inside the area by Andrew Considine goes over the bar.

47:55

Johnny Hayes takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Efe Ambrose.

46:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Isaac Osbourne. Adam Matthews takes the free kick.

45:01

Clark Robertson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Rae.

44:47

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Close range header by Beram Kayal misses to the right of the goal.

36:49

Charlie Mulgrew takes the inswinging corner, Shot from outside the box by Kris Commons misses to the left of the goal.

35:30

Effort by Kris Commons from a long way out goes over the target.

31:47

Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

31:23

Mikael Lustig concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Clark. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Rae.

30:29

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gavin Rae.

23:41

A cross is delivered by Kris Commons, Headed effort from close in by Tony Watt bounces off the post.

22:50

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew.

21:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Niall McGinn. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

20:38

Ryan Fraser fouled by Mikael Lustig, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Considine takes the free kick.

19:50

Effort on goal by Ryan Fraser from 20 yards. Fraser Forster makes a save.

18:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Isaac Osbourne. Mikael Lustig takes the direct free kick.

18:24

Charlie Mulgrew concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Magennis. Direct free kick taken by Isaac Osbourne.

16:45

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Russell Anderson makes a clearance.

13:34

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, Victor Wanyama has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

9:27

Johnny Hayes challenges Kelvin Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

8:14

Georgios Samaras produces a cross.

7:30

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

5:34

Ryan Fraser fouled by Mikael Lustig, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Fraser, Efe Ambrose manages to make a clearance.

1:35

Shot by Josh Magennis from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

Dark days over for Langfield Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield could not be happier with his team challenging at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and his health scare fully behind him. Langfield was this week given the all-clear from doctors 18 months after suffering a brain seizure, which kept him out of the first team for the majority of last season. The 32-year-old has been an ever-present this season and could celebrate his news by helping Aberdeen go top of the SPL if they beat Celtic at Pittodrie. "It was a massive relief off my shoulders," Langfield said. "I am so happy the worry has finally gone. It is a good thing for my family as well. "The support I have had from the fans has been amazing. I had a lot of good luck messages from fans throughout Scotland, but the Aberdeen fans have been brilliant and I cannot thank them enough. "Their messages got me through some dark times. I am just glad I have got through it." Langfield believes his ordeal has furnished him with a more relaxed approach to football. "I don't look to the future as much now," he said. "I take every game as it comes. "I am really enjoying my football. I am really enjoying being at the club. We have a great bunch of lads in the dressing room. Coming into work every day is very enjoyable." Aberdeen could be without five experienced players for the match Stephen Hughes, Ryan Jack and Gary Naysmith are still out and Rob Milsom is facing another knee operation. Midfielder Gavin Rae is also struggling to overcome a knock but winger Ryan Fraser is expected to shake off a minor injury. Celtic manager Neil Lennon has clear memories of the Aberdeen glory days - some fond and some painful - and is relishing a top-of-the-table clash at Pittodrie. Lennon's team travel to the Granite City one point above Craig Brown's men, who have only lost once in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League since their late 1-0 defeat at Parkhead on the opening day. Lennon grew up in an era when Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen dominated Scottish football. "Obviously I remember that great Aberdeen team, and the highlight was the Cup Winners' Cup final against Real Madrid," the former Northern Ireland international said. "I remember sitting in the house as a boy watching it and jumping up and down because it was a Scottish team that were doing it." After the collapse of Rangers, Celtic were generally expected to surge well ahead in the title race but they have faced a challenge at home from Aberdeen and Hibs, teams who have struggled in recent years, while exceeding expectations in the Champions League. "I think it's very healthy for Aberdeen," Lennon said. "I'm sure there will be a really good crowd. They have recruited well in the summer. "Craig's very shrewd and obviously with Archie [Knox, Brown's assistant] there they have great experience in the background. And they have been pretty consistent this season, which is something you can't throw at Aberdeen over the last few seasons. "It will be a good atmosphere, you'll have two big clubs in Scotland going at it and we'll not be thinking about Benfica until two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. "It's an important game for us. Our league form recently hasn't been great. It's not a major concern for me but it's a game where we can set a marker down." Lennon had prepared a response to those criticising his side's SPL form, which has seen them pick up two points from three games and often struggle around the European fixtures. "There are people casting aspersions and saying we are being complacent because there is no Rangers," he said. "For some players tomorrow will be the 30th game of the season already in competitive games and internationals. "I have done a bit of research. In Germany, Borussia Dortmund are 11 points behind, Ajax are nine points behind, Real Madrid are eight points behind. "A lot of teams are struggling to compete in both. AC Milan are 17 points behind, Malaga and Valencia are double figures, Montpellier, the champions of France, double figures, Arsenal 11 points. "We are two points behind with a game in hand. There are a lot of other clubs who aren't top of their respective leagues so we are there or thereabouts so that's why I don't think there should be too much negativity being thrown at us. "We are not doing too badly considering the workload we have had."

Formation:343Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Andrew Considine
  • Russell Anderson
  • Josh Magennis
  • Gavin Rae
  • Isaac Osbourne
  • Chris Clark
  • Ryan Fraser
  • Niall McGinn
  • Johnny Hayes
  • SUBS
  • Jason Brown
  • Clark Robertson
  • Scott Vernon
  • Rory Fallon
  • Joe Shaughnessy
  • Jamie Masson
  • Cameron Smith

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Form Guide

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  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Celtic
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Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 04/08/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 03/03/2012
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 23/10/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 07/08/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 01/02/2011
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 22/01/2011

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • N McGinn 7
  • G Rae 3
  • J Hayes 3
  • C Clark 1
  • S Vernon 1
  • I Osbourne 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • C Smith 1

Celtic

  • T Watt 5
  • V Wanyama 4
  • K Commons 3
  • G Hooper 3
  • G Samaras 1
  • M Lustig 1
  • C Mulgrew 1
  • NL Miku 1
  • E Ambrose 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 19
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 22
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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