It was Boxing Day cheer for Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as we extended the gap at the top of the Premiership table with an entertaining victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
Making the trip to their ground earlier this afternoon, Scott Sinclair was in inspired form as he helped himself to a hattrick with goals in the 6th, 76th and 88th minute and Odsonne Edouard got his own name on the scoresheet four minutes from the fulltime whistle.
With the hosts scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, a second penalty in the 83rd minute and a 90th minute third goal did make it an entertaining and slightly nervy ending to the game, but we held on for the win.
Four goals in the final seven minutes tells you all you need to know about the game really, so now to Rangers next weekend with all eyes on another three points and further widening the gap at the top.
Speaking to the BBC following the end of the game, Rodgers said of the match.
“I don’t think the scoreline quite reflects our performance and maybe the gap in the game. We wanted the three points and we got that. We certainly had to work for it. The last 15, 20 minutes the game started opening up for us. Our quality then came through.”
???? BR: "I’m happy for our supporters. That’s two years running now that they’ve travelled big distances to follow the team on Boxing Day."
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 26, 2018