Saturday March 3, 2012 Day 29 Finished Pittodrie Stadium

Aberdeen 1 - 1 Celtic

  • Blackman 44’ (o.g.)
  • Stokes 27’

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  1. Aberdeen draw with Celtic

    Aberdeen draw with Celtic

    Aberdeen and Celtic drew 1-1 at Pittodrie in Saturday's SPL lunchtime clash. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Aberdeen
    • Celtic
    • 90+4 It ends 1-1 at Pittodrie, as Celtic's winning run of 20 games finally ends. Aberdeen are now 12 games unbeaten.
    • 90+4 Forrest goes the long way round, and Jack tackles to end another Celtic attack.
    • 90+4 McGeouch shot from the edge of the box flicks off McArdle.
    • 90+3 Late corner for Celtic, as Mulgrew's cross hits Arnason.
    • 90+2' Hooper's pass to Forrest runs out of play. Lennon on the bench looks disgusted.
    • 90+1' Jack blocks Wanyama superbly on the edge of the box with a brave tackle.
    • 90' Four minutes of added-on time.
    • 89' Megginson's corner is cleared.
    • 88' Aberdeen on the attack, and another Arnason long-throw wins The Dons a corner.
    • 87' Ledley tries to get onto Mulgrew's lovely swinging cross from the left, but Brown saves.
    • 86' Pawlett is unable to control Vernon's cutback, and an Aberdeen chance is lost.
    • 85' Cha is tackled down the left by McArdle, and Aberdeen clear.
    • 83' Mulgrew's cover tackle denies Pawlett a goalscoring opportunity. Good reading of the game by the new Scotland international.
    • 82' Wilson fouls Vernon on the halfway line. The ball ends up with an Arnason long throw, but Forster saves Vernon's flick-on.
    • 81' Jack and Aberdeen clear Mulgrew's floated free-kick into the area.
    • 80' Mawene goes in on Wanayama with two feet, but Thomson only shows a yellow card.
    • 79' Fallon is replaced by Youl Mawene.
    • 78' Cha Du-Ri's deflected cross from the right reaches Hooper, but his looped headed is caught easily by Brown.
    • 76' Forrest with a great ball that just evades Ledley. The ball ends up with Stokes at the far post, but he shoots straight at Brown.
    • 76' Free-kick to Aberdeen 30 yards out, but Arnason's ball is straight at Forster.
    • 75' This is pretty poor from Celtic. Now Mulgrew puts the ball out of play.
    • 74' Wanyama now wastes a pass, and Stokes is getting more and more frustrated.
    • 73' Forrest's chip into the box goes nowhere. Fingers pointed by Hooper and Stokes as to where they wanted the ball.
    • 71' Fyvie limps off with a twisted ankle, to be replaced by Peter Pawlett.
    • '69 Forrest charges towards goal, but with Hooper and Stokes both looking for the ball, the midfielder shoots tamely.
    • 68' Cha Du-ri comes on for Lustig.
    • 67' Vernon's header at the near post from Megginson's flick on from Arnason's throw is just wide.
    • 64' A second change for Celtic, with Commons replaced by Dylan McGeouch.
    • 63' Megginson shoots wide after a great crosssfield ball from Rae. The 19-year-old had got round the back of Lustig, but could not get his left-footed shot on target.
    • 61' Mikael Lustig fouls Mitchel Megginson on the breakway, and referee Thomson shows the yellow card.
    • 60' Two corners in a row for Celtic, but Aberdeen clear.
    • 59' Blackman comes off, to be replaced by Victor Wanyama.
    • 58' Mulgrew is unable to get on to Forrest's pass, and Brown clutches the ball. There is movement on the Celtic bench. A change is imminent.
    • 56' Arnason tries a snapshot from 30 yards after being set up by Fyvie, but the ball is well over the bar.
    • 55' Forster clears under pressure from Vernon and Rae. Lots of spirit being shown by Aberdeen.
    • 54' That was a disappointing touch in the box from Hooper as he tried to control Stokes' low cross.
    • 52' Arnason's long throw evades Considine, and the ball rolls out of play.
    • 51' Rogne gets a very soft yellow after clashing with Fallon. It barely seemed a foul.
    • 50' Ledley is now clutching his head, after being caught by Arnason's arm.
    • 49' Stokes is very late on Jack, but Thomson decides not to give a yellow card. Stokes seems angry that Aberdeen did not return the ball after a drop ball.
    • 48' McArdle has just gone through the back of Hooper, so the Celtic striker is really in the wars now.
    • 47' Hooper is limping slightly. It could be a tensed-up hamstring.
    • 46' Jack delivers a lovely cross from the right, but a stretching Fallon is unaable to get his foot on the ball.
    • 46' Aberdeen kick off the second half, attacking to the goal to the right.
    • 45' Half-time at Pittodrie, and it is Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic, as Blackman's own goal cancels out Anthony Stokes' 27th minute goal.
    • 44' Gavin Rae levels for Aberdeen, via a massive Blackman deflection. Fallon wins the ball and flicks on to Vernon, who sets up the unmarked midfielder to shoot past Forster. The ball was probaly going wide, so it will go down as an own goal.
    • 40' Forrest loses his footing in the box after beating McArdle down the right hand side of the box. The chance came after Blackman brilliantly won possession from Fraser Fyvie on the left.
    • 39' Considine is penalised for a foul on Ledley, and an Aberdeen chance is wasted.
    • 38' Arnason sees a shot deflected, and nothing comes from the corner.
    • 37' Stokes' low free-kick is saved to his left by Brown.
    • 36' Ryan Jack pulls back Blackman on the edge of the box, and it is a free-kick in a dangerous area for Celtic. Blackman then runs into Vernon and falls to the ground, but referee Craig Thomson is unimpressed.
    • 34' Rae switches off under pressure from Commons, and then needs to concede a corner. Rae clears Mulgrew's corner.
    • 33' McArdle tries to chase down Rae's pass down the left, but the ball runs out.
    • 31' Reynolds find Vernon down the left, and he sets up Fallon, who shoots over.
    • 29' Fallon heads over at the far post from a McArdle cross from the left, as Aberdeen look to respond immediately.
    • 28' And immediately Anthony Stokes scores to give Celtic the lead. It came from a quite lovely reverse pass from Commons, and the Dubliner glided past Reynolds and beat Brown at his near post from a narrow angle. The goal came initially from a poor clearance from Considine.
    • 27' For all of Celtic's possession, they have a lacked a killer ball.
    • 24' Vernon fouls Commons on the left, and Blackman's cross almost gets to Hooper. However, Reynolds gets in to clear.
    • 22' At the midway point, Celtic have had 60 percent possession.
    • 21' Mulgrew's corner fails to beat the first Aberdeen man on the post.
    • 20' Hooper tries to hold up a Forrest cross in the box, and the chance comes for Stokes, but Considine gets a boot in to block.
    • 19' Fallon fouls Blackman on the left, and the former Arsenal youngster takes it himself. But it comes to nothing.
    • 16' Fallon and Rogne clash as they vie for a Considine long ball, but no free-kick is given.
    • 15' A neat move from Celtic ends with a very poor Ledley pass, which gives the ball straight back to Aberdeen.
    • 13' Celtic manage to clear an Aberdeen corner, as The Dons make a rare break.
    • 12' Rae touches the ball as he tries to get the ball off Stokes in the penalty area, but the Irishman's appeals to the referee are in vain.
    • 11' Forrest has the beating of McArdle again, but Mark Reymolds clears the low cross.
    • 10' Rory Fallon has a header at the far post from a floated Gavin Rae cross, but the New Zealander is penalised for offside.
    • 9' Celtic have the edge of the early stages, with Aberdeen packing ten men behind the ball when their opponents have the ball.
    • 8' Andrew Considine clears a Mulgrew free-kick, under pressure from Thomas Rogne.
    • 5' Blackman fouls Kari Arnason 30 yards out, and is slightly lucky not to get a yellow. The Icelander's free-kick into the box is cleared, though.
    • 4' Rory McArdle trips Jamie Forrest, so Celtic get a free-kick on the right edge of the Aberdeen area. And Mulgrew curls a shot that hits the post, with Jason Brown getting the slightest of touches.
    • 3' Kris Commons tries a speculative ball down the line, straight to an Aberdeen player.
    • 2' All a bit aerial so far, but then Aberdeen waste a chance to go forward, and the ball ends up with Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
    • 1' Celtic kick off, and the Bhoys' fans are already in good voice.
    • 12:00 Aberdeen boss Craig Brown accepts that Celtic will not let up in their quest for the title. "We have to acknowledge how excellent Celtic have been. They will not take the foot of the pedal, that is certain, I don't think Neil Lennon would allow that."
    • 11:55 Celtic manager Lennon is complaining again about the early kick-off, and how it has not given his players enough recovery time. "I have had to leave some players out. The likes of Samaras, Izaguirre, Ki and Juarez..I have had to rejig things quite a bit."
    • 11:34 ABERDEEN: Brown, Jack, McArdle, Reynolds, Considine, Fyvie, Rae, Arnason, Megginson, Fallon, Vernon...Subs: Langfield, Mawene, Mackie, Pawlett, Chalali, Magennis, Uchechi.///CELTIC: Forster; Lustig, Rogne, Wilson, Blackman; Forrest, Mulgrew, Ledley, Commons; Hooper, Stokes...Subs: Zaluska, Cha, McCourt, Wanyama, Loovens, Brozek, McGeouch.
    • 11:31 Celtic manager Neil Lennon has made a number of changes to the team which beat Motherwell last week at Celtic Park, with Mikael Lustig and Andre Blackman making their first-team debuts at right and left back respectively.
    • 11:29 Aberdeen are without Stephen Hughes, Michael Paton, Chris Clark, Isaac Osbourne, Russell Anderson, Rob Milsom and Yoann Folly for Saturday lunchtime's SPL clash with Celtic at Pittodrie. The Dons make one change to the side that drew with St Mirren last week, with Rory Fallon replacing Youl Mawene.
  • Summary

    • 44' Gavin Rae levels for Aberdeen, via a massive Blackman deflection. Fallon wins the ball and flicks on to Vernon, who sets up the unmarked midfielder to shoot past Forster. The ball was probaly going wide, so it will go down as an own goal.
    • 28' And immediately Anthony Stokes scores to give Celtic the lead. It came from a quite lovely reverse pass from Commons, and the Dubliner glided past Reynolds and beat Brown at his near post from a narrow angle. The goal came initially from a poor clearance from Considine.
    • 4' Rory McArdle trips Jamie Forrest, so Celtic get a free-kick on the right edge of the Aberdeen area. And Mulgrew curls a shot that hits the post, with Jason Brown getting the slightest of touches.
    • 11:34 ABERDEEN: Brown, Jack, McArdle, Reynolds, Considine, Fyvie, Rae, Arnason, Megginson, Fallon, Vernon...Subs: Langfield, Mawene, Mackie, Pawlett, Chalali, Magennis, Uchechi.///CELTIC: Forster; Lustig, Rogne, Wilson, Blackman; Forrest, Mulgrew, Ledley, Commons; Hooper, Stokes...Subs: Zaluska, Cha, McCourt, Wanyama, Loovens, Brozek, McGeouch.

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