Saturday August 17, 2013 Day 3 Finished Pittodrie Stadium

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Aberdeen
    • Celtic
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! Neil Lennon salutes the Celtic fans. A job well done on the day and three points in the bag.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on here.
    • 88' Celtic back in action against Shakther Karagandy in the Champion League play-off first leg on Tuesday. They travel to Kazakhstan on Sunday.
    • 87' Aberdeen can be content with their performance today, but the red card has changed the shape of the match today. Celtic fans in party mood.
    • 86' A few of the home fans begin to head for the exit doors. Celtic heading for two wins out of two in the Scottish Premiership.
    • 85' GOAL! Forrest races into the home box to score. Ball deflects off Reynolds before spiining off the home defender and over Weaver. Game over now surely at 2-0.
    • 84' Calum Murray having a word with Jim Leighton and Derek McInnes in the Aberdeen technical area. Not too happy about that.
    • 83' Wylde with a bit of payback as he thumps into the back of Lustig in the air. Free-kick to Celtic.
    • 82' A booking for Forrest after he clattered into Wylde with a late one. Think the home bench wanted more than the yellow.
    • 81' Celtic trying to slow the ball down in keeping possession. The visitors could do with another goal to make sure of the three points.
    • 80' Flag goes up against McGinn, who managed to nudge the ball at goal from Hayes' cross, but Forster is down to make the stop.
    • 79' Virgil van Dijk tries to pick out the run of Lustig on the other flank, but he overcooks the pass. Aberdeen continue to fight the good fight out there.
    • 78' Weaver making the save to deny Lustig from Mulgrew's free-kick. Mulgrew with a superb delivery.
    • 77' Hector is going to be booked after he crashed into the back of Forrest out wide.
    • 76' Virgil van Dijk takes over from Ambrose for the visiting side.
    • 75' On comes Kayal for the visiting side, and off goes Forrest, fresh from appearing at Wembley in Scotland's 3-2 loss to England.
    • 74' James Forrest waiting to arrive here for Celtic. Not sure who is going off.
    • 73' Hector tries a hopeful ball, but straight into the arms of Forster, who has made only the one real save in this match.
    • 72' Izaguirre chips a ball over the top looking for Samaras, but it speeds off the pitch safely into the arms of Weaver.
    • 71' Greg Wylde is going to take over from Anderson here. Anderson clearly carrying a knock.
    • 70' Aberdeen defending well and working so, so hard with their 10 men. Celtic going to make a change here.
    • 69' Commons nudges a pass out wide to Izaguirre, but Joe Shaughnessy quickly cuts him down.
    • 68' Aberdeen do just enough to clear the danger. Anderson looks like he may be departing with an ankle knock. Was a really robust challenge by Mulgrew earlier on.
    • 67' Hayes late on Lustig, but Celtic only have the throw-in. They have a corner seconds later.
    • 66' McGinn with some vibrant play, but a poor pass forwards. No chance for Magennis to get on the end of the loose ball.
    • 65' Izaguirre with a cross into the middle, but Brown just failing to connect. Inches aways from the loose ball.
    • 64' Celtic make their first change of the day as Lustig arrives to take over from Matthews.
    • 63' Samaras plays in Ledley after a one-two, but a fine stop by Weaver in the home goal.
    • 62' Commons with a cuback. Samaras runs over the ball, but Brown slides the shot inches wide. Fine effort, but Celtic remain only one goal clear.
    • 61' Scott Brown deemed to be guilty of a handball in the middle of the park. Ambrose rising to win the ball in the air at the back.
    • 60' Izaguirre rattles over a cross with plenty of pace, but the ball flies just behind the head of Samaras.
    • 59' Hayes seems to run the ball out of play. A bit of hesitation by Ambrose and Steven Mouyokolo at the heart of that visiting defence. Eventually they get it clear.
    • 58' Steven Mouyokolo recovers well to win the ball from Magennis. Aberdeen continue to go with two strikers despite their numerical disadvantage.
    • 57' Anderson with a good block, but Celtic have another corner coming up here. Shaughnessy heads out the Commons corner.
    • 56' On comes Josh Magennis and off goes Pawlett for the home side. Pawlett has produced a good shift today.
    • 55' Hayes standing his ground well to halt Izaguirre from bursting clear. Change coming here for Aberdeen.
    • 54' Celtic keeping possession with some ease. Passing from side to side. Aberdeen can't get near it at the moment with their 10 men.
    • 53' Mulgrew decides to try his luck, but he whips the ball a couple of yards wide with his left peg. Decent hit. Langfield happy to see that fly wide.
    • 52' Aberdeen enjoying some pressure, but Celtic can soak it up and hit on the break.
    • 51' Forster with a vital stop to deny McGinn. Great ball by Hayes into the middle, but the former Celtic man nods straight at the visiting goalkeeper. Had to be better than that.
    • 50' Samaras lifts the volley over after the ball had bounced around in that home area. Decent hit by Samaras, but just couldn't keep the effort down.
    • 49' Matthews on the run down a flank. Sees his cross cut out, but Celtic have the corner moments later.
    • 48' Mulgrew catches Anderson with a late challenge. A booking for Mulgrew for that effort. Not the best tackle by him, it must be said.
    • 47' Ledley spots the run of Kayal behind Anderson, but a decent piece of goalkeeping by Weaver in coming off his line to collect.
    • 46' Off we go then for this second half. Big ask for Aberdeen in this match.
    • 45+2' Was just a ball over the top that proved so costly for Aberdeen there. Izaguirre drills a shot well over the bar. That is that for the first half. Celtic lead 1-0.
    • 45' Celtic a goal up and a man up. Nicky Weaver is on for Langfield for the home team with Zola departing the scene.
    • 44' GOAL! Commons drills the ball down the middle. Weaver - the replacement for Langfield - dives to his right. Celtic lead 1-0.
    • 43' RED CARD! Langfield is off for hauling down Samaras and Celtic have a penalty. Aberdeen down to 10 men here. The Greek striker rounded the keeper after eluding Anderson.
    • 42' Shaughnessy with a late, lunging tackle on Samaras. Poor tackle, but no booking.
    • 41' Jack tries to place the ball from distance, but straight down the middle. And straight into the arms of Fraser Forster in the visiting goal.
    • 40' Matthews late on Pawlett, and he is booked for that one. Can have no qualms about that call.
    • 39' Another offside flag kills off a Celtic move as Brown is caught offside. Was well onside. Poor decision by the linesman there.
    • 38' Commons sends Izaguirre racing clear down a flank. He tries to connect with the return pass, but ends up knocking it well over. Goalkick to the Dons.
    • 37' Offside flag goes up against Samaras after he set off too soon. Celtic regain possession deep in their own half.
    • 36' Matthews with a lovely cross to the back post. Commons cuts the ball back across, but Reynolds is well positioned as Brown knocks it off him. Nice move by Celtic, but Aberdeen survive.
    • 35' Anderson heads clear the Mulgrew delivery. Final 10 minutes of a tough old first half.
    • 34' Celtic break from the corner before McGinn is booked for a late challenge on Commons. Celtic have the free-kick inside the home half.
    • 33' Commons cut out by Hector before Kayal does well to recover and block a cross by Reynolds. Aberdeen have their first corner of the match.
    • 32' Flood doing well to race back and win the ball from Izaguirre out wide. Decent tackle and a timely one.
    • 31' Pawlett prances down the line. Goes beyond Steven Mouyokolo, but the cross is poor as he knocks the ball straight out of play.
    • 30' Matthews tries to pick out the head of Samaras, but just too much pace on the cross for the Greek international. Right idea.
    • 29' Nice play involving Ledley and Brown, but Langfield dives to nudge away the Ledley shot. Fine save from the bending effort by Ledley.
    • 28' Commons with a corner, but far too deep. Celtic eventually crowded out of matters. Celtic back on the move seconds later.
    • 27' Commons brings down Jack, but the referee misses it as Izaguirre sees a shot deflect wide of the target.
    • 26' Intelligent chip into the home area from Kayal, but Commons can't connect with the volley. Frustration for Celtic.
    • 25' Commons can't get on the end of a ball over the top as Langfield comes off his line to collect.
    • 24' Celtic a bit ponderous with their passing so far. Really have to speed it up to cut through these red shirts.
    • 23' That was a real opportunity for Aberdeen there if the delivery had been better. Forster wallops the ball long from deep.
    • 22' Aberdeen still without Barry Robson, who is injured. But they don't seem to be missing him as Hayes knocks a cross straight out of play.
    • 21' Aberdeen looking slightly sharper, but neither keeper has had a save to make. Which sums up the tactical nature of the contest so far.
    • 20' But another attacking move collapses fairly tamely with Forster emerging from his line to gather up a loose ball.
    • 19' Aberdeen break up a visiting attack and Hayes takes the chance to bring Jack into matters. Aberdeen on the move.
    • 18' Mulgrew using all of his experience to make sure McGinn can't get a cross in. Another goalkick to Celtic.
    • 17' A real game of cat-and-mouse this at the moment. Celtic trying to retain possession with Aberdeen getting plenty of bodies behind the ball.
    • 16' Zola slides the ball to Pawlett, but Matthews has the pace to deal with that danger as Celtic dash back. Langfield then off his line to collect a loose ball.
    • 15' Think Mulgrew rose there to head clear the Hayes free-kick. Celtic look to break to the other end, but Kayal crashes into Pawlett with a late one.
    • 14' Steven Mouyokolo takes out McGinn with a late tackle out wide. Bit silly from him. Aberdeen have a free-kick out wide.
    • 13' Danny McGrain out of the Celtic technical area. What a player he was back in his day. Aberdeen staying nice and solid at the moment.
    • 12' Samaras sees a shot block before Ambrose is taken out of the game late. Poor challenge really, but referee waves play on.
    • 11' Brown feeds Commons, who then slides the ball out to Matthews. Celtic continuing to keep the ball. Not going anywhere with it. But keeping it.
    • 10' The Celtic fans in full voice as their side are content to go sideways then backwards. Neat stuff from Celtic. More like it.
    • 9' Langfield showing his ability to use both feet as he hammers the ball long from his own box. Former Aberdeen manager Craig Brown watching from the directors box.
    • 8' McGinn leaning back and send the free-kick well over the bar. High and wide from the Northern Irishman. Poor.
    • 7' Late tackle by Samaras on Hayes, and the home side have a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Real chance here for the Dons.
    • 6' Aberdeen unchanged from the side that won 3-1 at Motherwell last week, and so far look like a team that know each other as Reynolds clears some danger deep in his own half.
    • 5' Zola feeds Hayes speeding down a flank, but the cross is really poor. Celtic have a goalkick that Forster will launch long.
    • 4' Matthews prods the ball to Brown, but he is closed down by a red shirt. Aberdeen showing plenty of relish so far out there.
    • 3' Steven Mouyokolo late on Zola out wide. And Aberdeen have a free-kick here, but Pawlett can't connect with the McGinn's free-kick. Celtic clear.
    • 2' Izaguirre winning the ball for Celtic deep in his half before Samaras can't get space in the home half. Both sets of fans in full voice out there.
    • 1' We are off and running in Aberdeen. Cracking atmosphere inside Pittodries for this today.
    • 12:25 "I'm expecting us to put on a strong show. It is a full house so I'm expecting it to be a typical Scottish game with blood and guts. Aberdeen are playing very well," said Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Georgios Samaras leads the line for Celtuic with Steven Mouyokolo making his debut. Anthony Stokes and Amido Balde are both carrying injuries. James Forrest, Mikael Lustig and Virgil van Dijk are on the bench, but Derk Boerrigter remains injury.
    • 12:20 Aberdeen: Aberdeen: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Hector, Reynolds, Pawlett, Flood, Jack, Hayes, Zola, McGinn.subs: Robertson, Vernon, Wylde, Low, Weaver, Magennis, Murray////Celtic: Forster; Matthews, Mouyokolo, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Brown, Kayal, Ledley, Mulgrew; Commons; Samaras...subs: Zaluska, Van Dijk, Lustig, Watt, Atajic, McGeouch, Forrest
    • 12:15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Aberdeen versus Celtic in what should be an enthralling encounter with Aberdeen winning their first two matches of the season in the Scottish Premiership. They are expecting a first sell-out of 23,000 inside Aberrdeen's ground for the first time in six years.
  • Summary

    • 85' GOAL! Forrest races into the home box to score. Ball deflects off Reynolds before spiining off the home defender and over Weaver. Game over now surely at 2-0.
    • 82' A booking for Forrest after he clattered into Wylde with a late one. Think the home bench wanted more than the yellow.
    • 78' Weaver making the save to deny Lustig from Mulgrew's free-kick. Mulgrew with a superb delivery.
    • 77' Hector is going to be booked after he crashed into the back of Forrest out wide.
    • 63' Samaras plays in Ledley after a one-two, but a fine stop by Weaver in the home goal.
    • 62' Commons with a cuback. Samaras runs over the ball, but Brown slides the shot inches wide. Fine effort, but Celtic remain only one goal clear.
    • 51' Forster with a vital stop to deny McGinn. Great ball by Hayes into the middle, but the former Celtic man nods straight at the visiting goalkeeper. Had to be better than that.
    • 50' Samaras lifts the volley over after the ball had bounced around in that home area. Decent hit by Samaras, but just couldn't keep the effort down.
    • 48' Mulgrew catches Anderson with a late challenge. A booking for Mulgrew for that effort. Not the best tackle by him, it must be said.
    • 44' GOAL! Commons drills the ball down the middle. Weaver - the replacement for Langfield - dives to his right. Celtic lead 1-0.
    • 43' RED CARD! Langfield is off for hauling down Samaras and Celtic have a penalty. Aberdeen down to 10 men here. The Greek striker rounded the keeper after eluding Anderson.
    • 40' Matthews late on Pawlett, and he is booked for that one. Can have no qualms about that call.
    • 36' Matthews with a lovely cross to the back post. Commons cuts the ball back across, but Reynolds is well positioned as Brown knocks it off him. Nice move by Celtic, but Aberdeen survive.
    • 34' Celtic break from the corner before McGinn is booked for a late challenge on Commons. Celtic have the free-kick inside the home half.
    • 29' Nice play involving Ledley and Brown, but Langfield dives to nudge away the Ledley shot. Fine save from the bending effort by Ledley.
    • 12:20 Aberdeen: Aberdeen: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Hector, Reynolds, Pawlett, Flood, Jack, Hayes, Zola, McGinn.subs: Robertson, Vernon, Wylde, Low, Weaver, Magennis, Murray////Celtic: Forster; Matthews, Mouyokolo, Ambrose, Izaguirre; Brown, Kayal, Ledley, Mulgrew; Commons; Samaras...subs: Zaluska, Van Dijk, Lustig, Watt, Atajic, McGeouch, Forrest

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  1. Dons were the better team until pen/sending off. From­ then on they were up against it. Celtic did not deserve­ second goal.

    From Charles, on Sat 17 Aug 14:43
  2. gg celtic :)

    From Dodster, on Sat 17 Aug 14:36
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    never in the field of football history has such a shock­ result come out of such a pointless game,pmsl

    From Boab, on Sat 17 Aug 14:34
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    the worlds aghast at this shock result

    From Boab, on Sat 17 Aug 14:29
  5. 2-0 we will take that, as we have another big European­ night on Tuesday , do you remember where Europe is,­ it's not Forfar lol enjoy we will be live on the tv­ ;) $$$$$$$$$$$$

    From Energy, on Sat 17 Aug 14:28
  6. Questionable england, send me an address and I'll­ mail you a post card from the lovely beaches of South­ Carolina USA.

    From , on Sat 17 Aug 14:27
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    YES to a bridie des k but NO to ABUSING THE YOUTH TEAM­ FREAK BHOY

    From Alivenotlyswife, on Sat 17 Aug 14:17
  8. come on the hoops

    From eileen, on Sat 17 Aug 14:11
  9. come on the hoops

    From eileen, on Sat 17 Aug 14:11
  10. On and off all mixed up!

    From , on Sat 17 Aug 14:09
  11. forfar bridie anyone!

    From des k, on Sat 17 Aug 14:07
  12. Looks like celtic domination for another year, scottish­ football is fantasTIC ;) hail hail

    From Energy, on Sat 17 Aug 14:01
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    franco and energy,pmsl

    From Boab, on Sat 17 Aug 13:58
  14. Looks like the Tims are looking good for another 3­ points, dry yir eyes All u english Huns

    From Energy, on Sat 17 Aug 13:56
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    tv stations around the world are cancelling their­ schedules to show this monumental historic game

    From Boab, on Sat 17 Aug 13:56
  16. Same old Celtic always winning!

    From Franco, on Sat 17 Aug 13:46
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    Yet another penalty and man sent of. This is becoming­ embarrassing with these Tim refs.

    From 1 Account Chabey., on Sat 17 Aug 13:46
  18. has Langfield come back on?

    From P, on Sat 17 Aug 13:45
  19. Its seems by the number of union flags that you will­ not be voting for a free Scotland. So why wave the flag­ if you don't support it

    From P, on Sat 17 Aug 13:43
  20. Not there questionable english because I;m on holiday­ in the USA. I know the team I support is Celtic­ (without question).

    From jim g, on Sat 17 Aug 13:42
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