Celtic may have registered their seventh consecutive Premiership victory on Sunday, and their ninth in a row in all competitions, but many of the club’s fans weren’t in an overly celebratory mood afterwards.
The Hoops maintained their winning form after a hard-fought success away to Aberdeen, with Kristoffer Ajer’s decisive goal in their 2-1 victory not arriving until the 81st minute at Pittodrie. That tense afternoon was in stark contrast with their previous six games, each of which was won by a margin of at least three goals.
The post-match statistics gave an indication of how stern a test Aberdeen presented, with both teams having six shots each, and the home side had several decent chances in addition to Ash Taylor’s 27th-minute equaliser. Funso Ojo and Niall McGinn both threatened Celtic’s goal late in the first half and Scott McKenna spurned a good opportunity to score after the interval. [via BBC]
Relief was the predominant feeling among these Hoops fans on Twitter at the final whistle, with one saying that Neil Lennon’s side “know how to inject stress into a Sunday”, the day of the week on which both of their league defeats this season fell and nearly tripped them up again, but for Ajer’s late intervention:
By God Celtic, you fair know how to inject stress into a Sunday! Nerves were shot to bits watching that game.
Well done. 3 points. 🍀🍀🍀🍀
— C3lticghirl1888🍀 (@buttons1888) February 16, 2020
Yasssss! And breathe……#9INAR 🍀
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) February 16, 2020
— Caitríona 🌟 (@Caitriona_Nic_T) February 16, 2020
Not pretty or good for the nerves but hey doesn’t always have to be.. 13 clear 🙌 😊 Well done lads 👏💚
— Lisbon Lyoness ⭐🏴 (@PublicDomain5) February 16, 2020
Just Lost About 10 Years Of Ma Life But Orite
— Scott Young (@Scott_Young_06) February 16, 2020
that was scary mr celtic xx
— aaron (@AJ__67_) February 16, 2020
Me the last 8 mins of that pic.twitter.com/pg8vs6URji
— Glasgow Ghost (@GlasgowGhost) February 16, 2020
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