Celtic have escaped from Pittodrie with a 2-1 result and all three points after a difficult afternoon against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
Neil Lennon’s team had to dig deep and show real spirit to pick up the victory, not playing their best in a physical and windy encounter.
The Scottish champions took the lead in the match thanks to Callum McGregor, with the midfielder also playing a driving role in the team’s second of the afternoon that was eventually netted by Kristoffer Ajer.
Those goals sandwiched an Ash Taylor effort that threatened to see us drop points for the first time since December.
Ultimately it’s all smiles leaving the north east, extending our lead at the top of the table to 13 points ahead of Rangers’ hastily rescheduled match at home to Livingston this afternoon.
Celtic were far from their best today and nobody really stood out as a stellar performer but it was the display of McGregor that caught the eye of some supporters, feeling that he helped dig us out of a fixture that easily could have ended badly.
It’s a huge three points and demonstrates if nothing else that Lennon’s team will find a way to win on most days, even when the performance leaves a lot to be desired.
With Copenhagen ahead on Thursday night, we’re entering a huge week.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on McGregor’s performance today…
That run from McGregor is something else. Opens up the whole Aberdeen defence. Plays a massive part in that goal
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) February 16, 2020
If eddy is worth £40m
CalMac is worth £60m
— WillieMaleyCSCNewry (@WillieMaleyCSC) February 16, 2020
CalMac will always be my number one💚
— ᴄʜʟᴏᴇ🍀. (@ceedeexo) February 16, 2020
Callum McGregor has came back from Dubai looking like batman
— Kouassi Aboozemate (@camelmagnet) February 16, 2020
Callum mcgregor is the best midfielder in the world x
— Conor McD (@ConorMcD4) February 16, 2020
Callum McGregor is a class act
— Gearóid Galavan (@ggalavan) February 16, 2020
Callum McGregor man 🤩🤩🤩 trust him to open up the scoring in the 9th minute
— Erin McCormack (@erinxmccormackk) February 16, 2020
Callum McGregor is priceless. Obviously our next captain but he’s just so integral to the way we play
— Huell Babineux 🇮🇪 (@HBabineux) February 16, 2020
Despite the fact we as a collective have been poor in that first half, Callum McGregor has still been phenomenal 🍀
— Liam Mosson (@LiamMosson) February 16, 2020