Date: 4th February 2016 at 2:11pm
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Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership season continued with a win against Celtic at Pittodrie on Wednesday

The title race is back on, it’s still advantage Celtic (given their goal-difference) but the two-one win secured by Aberdeen saw the gap closed to three-points.

Celtic started well but it was Jonny Hayes that smashed in from 25-yards, giving Craig Gordon no chance, to give Aberdeen the lead just past the half hour mark.

With the second coming soon after with Simon Church marking his debut when he forced the ball home from close range. Hayes’ corner was knocked on by Kenny McLean with the Welsh international doing the rest.

Leigh Griffiths grabbed a goal back in injury-time was virtually the last kick of the game with it too little too late for Celtic.

An early claim for a penalty was called for by Celtic with then feeling Shay Logan had seen the ball hit his arm but this was waved away then came the stunner from Hayes with an already impressive atmosphere growing with the second raising the roof, if there was one!

If it hadn’t been for Celtic ‘keeper Gordon it would have been three by half time with him turning away a McLean effort with the visitors bringing on deadline day signing Colin Kazim-Richards for his debut, his best efforts were to collect a yellow card!

Church could have been in dreamland with the MK Dons loanee having a great chance to finish the game in the second half but he couldn’t manage to hit the target, surprisingly when very well placed.

A rare Celtic chance saw Griffiths head just wide with Niall McGinn next to test Gordon, who didn’t take any chance from his long-range effort that probably wouldn’t have gone in anyway Griffiths having the last saw when he beat Scott Brown, to deny the Aberdeen ‘keeper a cleansheet, but that was too little too late.

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