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Dons edged out by champions Celtic at Pittodrie

Posted On: 16 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Aberdeen were hit by a late sucker punch by Celtic at Pittodrie as defender Kris AJer's goal gave the Hoops victory.
The Premiership champions were pushed all the way by the Dons, who had fought back from the loss of an early goal to force an equaliser and with Aberdeen pushing for a winner it was the visitors who broke upfield to find a late goal to claim all three points.
Dons boss Derek McInnes made two changes from the side which beat Hamilton 3-1 on Tuesday with Shay Logan returning at right back in place of Dylan McGeouch, who dropped to the bench, while Ash Taylor replaced Mikey Devlin in central defence.
Curtis Main, however, was rewarded for his goal and display in the win at Accies by keeping his place in the starting line-up meaning leading scorer Sam Cosgrove had to settle for a place on the bench.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon made one change from the midweek 5-0 win against Hearts with Nir Bitton replacing Jozo Simunovic in defence.
Aberdeen started brightly but they were caught on the counter as...

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