Aberdeen fell to a 2-1 defeat in a controversial encounter with Celtic at Parkhead as they ended the game without Sam Cosgrove.
Going into this match, the Dons were looking to avenge a 4-0 defeat handed to them at Pittodrie by Celtic. An early opener from Christopher Julien didn’t set them out with a great start.
Cosgrove stepped up to the mark once again and got back Aberdeen level at half time. That wasn’t to be the biggest talking point surrounding the Englishman though.
Odsonne Edouard restored Celtic’s lead before Cosgrove was shown a controversial red card. Whilst appearing to win the ball, his challenge on Kristoffer Ajer was deemed reckless and the striker was sent down the tunnel.
The home side threw plenty at Aberdeen and on another day it could have been more than two for them. More goals weren’t had though as Aberdeen rode their luck a bit to get over the line with a respectable scoreline.
It drops them into fourth over Christmas as the race for third tightens with Motherwell, who leapfrogged them with a win over Kilmarnock.
Some Aberdeen fans have reacted to the Celtic Park defeat.
The game has gone, superb challenge to win the ball fairly and note – strongly! If players can no longer make challenges like that we may as well pack up and make the game non-contact. Man up!
— ally begg ⭐️⭐️ (@ally_begg) December 21, 2019
Cosgrove red never a sending off by the way.
— DiscussDandies (@DiscussDandies) December 21, 2019
Anybody who thinks Aberdeen would go full on attack mode against Celtic at Celtic Park are high on something.
The results we had against old firm the last few years have involved a hell of a lot of defending and taking our chance when it comes. Not far off it today by the look
— Craig Mitchell (@craigmitch1991) December 21, 2019
The sad thing is. Some Aberdeen fans will be happy enough with that today. And that’s the problem. Of course, they won’t admit it.
— Millie Willer (@MillieWiller) December 21, 2019
A hate being an aberdeen fan, we are by far celtics easiest game of the season
— 🏴 (@ofcorsie) December 21, 2019
Celtic 2 Aberdeen 1 (Cosgrove).
Self-harm again from the Dons, who had survived a 1st half onslaught only to concede the winner just when it looked like the home side were running out of ideas.
I expect Cosgrove’s red will be appealed, doubt it’ll be successful.
— Here We Go! – The Aberdeen FC Podcast (@AFCHereWeGo) December 21, 2019
— stephen (@MrStephenKane) December 21, 2019
Get that red card appealed
— Grumpy Scot 🏴 (@grumpy_scot1) December 21, 2019