Aberdeen, Scotland (SportsNetwork.com) – Celtic moved back to the top of the
Scottish Premier League table on Sunday after claiming a 2-1 victory over
Aberdeen at the Pittodrie Stadium.
Coming off a 1-1 draw with Romanian side Astra in the Europa League in mid
week, the defending Scottish champions entered Sunday’s clash riding an
impressive six-match unbeaten streak across all competitions.
But the home side opened the scoring after 27 minutes through Adam Rooney. 11
minutes later Celtic pulled back an equalizer through Stefan Johansen.
Things then became more difficult for the champions when Scott Brown was shown
a second yellow card and sent off, reducing the visitors to 10 men for the
final eight minutes of play.
Despite going down a man, Celtic pulled out a late winner when Virgil van Dijk
buried his first goal of the season in stoppage time to hand Celtic all three
The result lifts the Hoops back to the top of the table with 26 points, ahead
of second-place Inverness on goal difference. Aberdeen, meanwhile, remains in
fifth place with 22 points.