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  • Date:25 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:16,634
  • Hayes (40) Rooney (45)
  • Forrest (61)
Goal!

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The final whistle is blown by the referee.

92:32 +2.32

Barry Robson takes the free kick.

92:21 +2.21

Amido Balde challenges Jonny Hayes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

91:52 +1.52

Scott Vernon comes on in place of Peter Pawlett.

91:11 +1.11

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn.

88:13

Amido Balde replaces Emilio Izaguirre.

86:41

Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

86:28

Joe Shaughnessy fouled by Georgios Samaras, the ref awards a free kick.

84:49

Corner taken by Anthony Stokes.

82:37

Russell Anderson comes on in place of Shaleum Logan.

82:22

Joe Shaughnessy is brought on as a substitute for Alan Tate.

81:20

Willo Flood challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81:02

The ball is sent over by Adam Matthews.

80:22

Willo Flood challenges Nir Bitton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:10

Georgios Samaras takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

78:16

Shot by Anthony Stokes. Jamie Langfield safely holds on.

77:24

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

77:15

Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Stokes.

76:09

Leigh Griffiths goes off and Georgios Samaras comes on.

75:34

Shot by Anthony Stokes missed to the left of the net.

74:50

Strike comes in from Niall McGinn from the free kick.

74:08

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Niall McGinn, free kick awarded.

72:01

The ball is delivered by Shaleum Logan.

70:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Anthony Stokes.

70:32

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

70:23

Scott Brown fouled by Adam Rooney, the ref awards a free kick.

68:06

Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.

65:54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Anthony Stokes.

64:39

Barry Robson has an effort at goal. Fraser Forster catches the ball.

64:15

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line.

62:28

Scott Brown takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

60:27

Clearance made by Alan Tate.

57:31

Anthony Stokes produces a cross.

54:35

James Forrest takes the free kick.

54:24

Scott Brown fouled by Jonny Hayes, the ref awards a free kick.

52:43

Alan Tate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths.

52:28

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

52:15

Niall McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Emilio Izaguirre.

51:41

Clearance made by Alan Tate.

50:28

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

49:56

Leigh Griffiths concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Reynolds.

48:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Leigh Griffiths.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

It is the end of the first-half.

46:06 +1.06

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

45:01

James Forrest comes on in place of Kris Commons.

44:09

The ball is swung over by Jonny Hayes.

43:05

Header at goal by Leigh Griffiths misses to the right.

42:38

Mark Reynolds manages to make a clearance.

40:45

Jonny Hayes slots the ball left footed into the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic.

39:07

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

39:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Commons.

36:17

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

35:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Rooney on Efe Ambrose.

34:03

Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

33:49

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes.

32:23

Niall McGinn manages to make a clearance.

32:18

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

30:57

Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.

30:46

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line.

30:18

Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.

28:22

Barry Robson takes the free kick.

27:57

Scott Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Reynolds.

26:36

Shaleum Logan takes the free kick.

26:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nir Bitton on Peter Pawlett.

24:44

Adam Rooney challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23:00

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

21:50

Free kick crossed by Niall McGinn.

21:09

Efe Ambrose challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:55

Shaleum Logan restarts play with the free kick.

20:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Commons on Jonny Hayes.

17:50

Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

17:01

Leigh Griffiths gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonny Hayes.

16:01

Kris Commons crosses the ball in from the free kick.

15:35

Foul by Alan Tate on Anthony Stokes, free kick awarded.

15:02

Mark Reynolds manages to make a clearance.

14:58

Kris Commons sends in a cross.

12:51

Strike comes in from Barry Robson from the free kick.

12:02

Virgil van Dijk shown a red card for serious foul play.

11:41

Virgil van Dijk challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:48

Niall McGinn produces a cross.

9:38

Free kick taken by Anthony Stokes.

7:59

Kris Commons fouled by Andrew Considine, the ref awards a free kick.

7:01

Anthony Stokes takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

5:28

Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.

4:48

Niall McGinn fouled by Nir Bitton, the ref awards a free kick.

4:18

Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

3:54

Niall McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Efe Ambrose.

2:45

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

1:42

Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

McInnes: We don't fear Celtic Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes insists his side do not fear a Celtic backlash after wrecking their ambitions of a domestic double. The Dons face the runaway Scottish Premiership leaders for the first time since knocking them out of the William Hill Scottish Cup two-and-a-half weeks ago. Celtic have responded to that shock 2-1 defeat in Glasgow by redoubling their defensive efforts and helping keeper Fraser Forster post a new Scottish league record for clean-sheets of 1,215 minutes. But McInnes says Aberdeen are high on confidence despite slipping to a 3-1 defeat against Partick at the weekend and are ready for whatever Celtic have to throw at them. Speaking before Tuesday's Pittodrie clash, he told RedsTV: "It's the perfect game for us. Any time Celtic come to town it's always eagerly anticipated and it's a good challenge for us. "Celtic deserve huge credit for their league form this season. Fraser Forster's record is something he should be really proud of. I think that says a lot about the team rather than just the individual as well. "They are quite a formidable opponent but it's a game that as a player, a manager or a supporter, you are always looking forward to. "I think we should go into the game looking forward to it and I think we should go into the game with confidence, certainly based on our performances against Celtic this season. The games have all been tight and winning the game a couple of weeks ago was a great boost for us in terms of our confidence and our belief going into the game for the players." The Dons were surprise losers at Firhill as the Jags claimed their first home league victory since winning promotion back to the top flight. But McInnes hopes the Granite City support will cheer his team on to another win over the Hoops. "It's great to be back at Pittodrie, we've been on the road for a while now and it's good for the players to be back here," he said. "I think the home support will be glad to see the team back and playing. If we put in the performance that we are capable of there is no question that we can go and try and get a positive result." McInnes admits defender Shaleum Logan remains a doubt for the clash with the groin strain which kept him out at the weekend. Celtic's Stefan Johansen is racing against time to be fit after sustaining an ankle knock against Hearts on Saturday. Leigh Griffiths has a slight calf strain but should face the Dons at Pittodrie, however the journey north has come too soon for Emilio Izaguirre and James Forrest, who are back training after recovering from knocks. Celtic boss Neil Lennon has warned that Griffiths will only get better after opening his Hoops account. The former Hibernian striker returned to Tynecastle for the first time since completing his B#1million move from Wolves on Saturday to net his opening Celtic goal against old foes Hearts. Griffiths struck 28 goals during his final season at Easter Road last year as he claimed both the Clydesdale Bank and Scottish Football Writers' player of the year awards. But Lennon believes the 23-year-old Scotland cap is ready to click up another notch. "He's settled in fine," said the Parkhead manager. "Getting the goal will have given him a huge psychological lift. "He has been brought here to score goals and there is an expectation on him now. He's playing for the biggest club he's had in his career now but he's adapted to it very well and the players around him have made the transition easier for him. "It will be a weight off his shoulders to get that goal so early in his time here. He's a goalscorer and if you look at his finish, it was a typical Leigh Griffiths finish. "He strikes the ball with so little back-lift but with a lot of power and unerring accuracy. We like his movement and his intelligence and I think there is more to come from him." Celtic travel to Aberdeen on Tuesday but Lennon insists the Bhoys do not have vengeance on their mind following their shock Scottish Cup defeat by the Dons. "Revenge is a bit too strong a word really," said the Northern Irishman. "It's just a case of us maintaining our focus away from home."

Formation:4231Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Shaleum Logan
  • Alan Tate
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Andrew Considine
  • Willo Flood
  • Barry Robson
  • Niall McGinn
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Jonny Hayes
  • Adam Rooney
  • SUBS
  • Joe Shaughnessy
  • Russell Anderson
  • Calvin Zola
  • Scott Vernon
  • Cameron Smith
  • Nicky Low
  • Nicky Weaver

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLDWL
  • Aberdeen
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 3 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 23/11/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 17/08/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 16/03/2013
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 17/11/2012
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 04/08/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 03/03/2012

Top Scorers

Aberdeen

  • N McGinn 6
  • P Pawlett 5
  • CM Zola 3
  • S Vernon 3
  • B Robson 2
  • W Flood 2
  • M Reynolds 2
  • A Rooney 2
  • R Anderson 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • N Low 1

Celtic

  • K Commons 13
  • A Stokes 10
  • C Mulgrew 5
  • T Pukki 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • J Forrest 3
  • A Balde 3
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • L Griffiths 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1

Goals

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 36
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 62
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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