Celtic ease to Pittodrie win

Kris Commons and James Forrest scored late in each half as Celtic beat Aberdeen 2-0 in front of a full house at Pittodrie.

Last Updated: 19/08/13 at 17:15 Post Comment

Krisn Commons: Scores from the penalty spot to give Celtic the lead in Aberdeen

Krisn Commons: Scores from the penalty spot to give Celtic the lead in Aberdeen

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Aberdeen had goalkeeper Jamie Langfield dismissed in the incident that led to the opening goal from Commons before Forrest used his pace to settle the issue three minutes from the end.

Celtic carved out the first opportunity when Joe Ledley played a one-two with Scott Brown and twisted into the penalty area before his curling shot was pushed away by the diving Langfield on 29 minutes.

Commons then cushioned a volley to the back post from a deep Adam Matthews delivery, but Brown was unable to squeeze the ball on target from a tight angle.

But the hosts were left facing an uphill task on the stroke of half-time when Georgios Samaras held off the challenge of Russell Anderson and rounded Langfield, who whipped the feet from the Celtic striker.

Langfield was dismissed and a couple of minutes later Commons blasted the resulting spot-kick under replacement keeper Nicky Weaver.

Aberdeen should have levelled the match when Niall McGinn rose between Steven Mouyokolo and Emilio Izaguirre to meet a Jonny Hayes cross but his header was brilliantly blocked by Fraser Forster.

Either side of that chance Samaras volleyed over from six yards after some head tennis from a corner and Charlie Mulgrew curled a drive from the edge of the box narrowly wide of the target.

Brown dragged a shot wide of the post after a Commons cut-back was dummied by Samaras and the big Greek later set up Ledley, whose low drive was blocked by the legs of Weaver.

Celtic were comfortably seeing the game out, but they made sure of the points when substitute Forrest (87) used his pace to cut into the box from the left flank and his shot took a nick off Mark Reynolds and looped over Weaver into the net.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
19:45
Aberdeen 2-2 St Mirren Report
Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Aberdeen 3-2 Inverness  
Dundee Utd 2-0 St J'stone  
Kilmarnock 3-0 Partick  
Motherwell 0-4 Hamilton  
Ross Co 2-1 Dundee  
12:45
St Mirren 1-2 Celtic Report
Sunday, 21 September 2014
15:00
Celtic 1-1 Motherwell  
12:15
Dundee 1-4 Dundee Utd  
Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
Aberdeen 3-0 Ross Co  

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Dundee Utd 8 8 19
2 Hamilton 8 10 17
3 Inverness 8 5 16
4 Celtic 7 9 14
5 Kilmarnock 8 3 14
6 Aberdeen 8 3 13
7 Dundee 8 -2 10
8 St J'stone 8 -5 9
9 Partick 7 -1 7
10 Motherwell 8 -8 7
11 St Mirren 8 -8 4
12 Ross Co 8 -14 3

Updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Daniel Sturridge won't be fit for England says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has told Roy Hodgson that Daniel Sturridge will not be fit to play for England next week.

PSG stun Barca, Bayern stay 100%

PSG edged to an entertaining 3-2 Champions League win over Barcelona, while Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow and BATE stunned Athletic Bilbao.

Champions League: Manchester City held to home draw by Roma

Manchester City endured yet another night of Champions League frustration as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Roma.

Mail Box

#Usingfootballersnamesineverydaylife

We have the last of these as well as mails on Liverpool, Wayne Rooney, QPR, Arsenal's injuries and more. It's a mailbox that's Alonso rather than Rafael, if you will...

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property