Celtic beat Aberdeen to continue winning run at top of Premiership

Celtic continue their now five-month unbeaten run with a routine win in Glasgow.

Celtic beat Aberdeen to continue winning run at top of Premiership SNS Group

Celtic beat Aberdeen in Glasgow as they continue their relentless winning run at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The 4-0 win marks five months since the last time the league leaders lost a domestic game.

They have also now won 23 of their last 24 games as they retain their nine point lead over Rangers who also won at Livingston on Saturday.

Callum McGregor set the tone for the day with an early goal as the Hoops steamrollered the Dons to continue their momentum ahead of next week’s League Cup final.

Reo Hatate then scored his second double in as many weeks to secure the win and another three points on the board as the title nears the final furlong.

The skipper scored within the first two minutes to give the league leaders the perfect start in a rainy Parkhead on Saturday afternoon.

Reo Hatate then made it two on the 12 minute mark and left the travelling support fearing another long day in the east end of Glasgow.

Hatate nearly had his second with chances also falling to Jota and Maeda as Celtic threatened to put the game out of sight.

The Portuguese winger had the best of the chances when he met an Alistair Johnston cross but his header bounced off the ground and over the bar just before the end of the first half.

The second half took a little longer to spark into life but Celtic killed the game off with 15 minutes remaining when Hatate secured his double.

That made it four goals in the last two games for the 25-year-old and put the game well beyond Aberdeen.

Liel Abada then made it four in injury time as Celtic celebrated the win and Aberdeen remain outside the top six as their hunt for a new manager continues.

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