Ash Taylor believes Aberdeen ‘dominated’ their difficult Celtic task and were unlucky to not take something from it after a 2-1 defeat.

The Dons were left with a tougher task after just ten minutes. Callum McGregor converted past Joe Lewis after Celtic capitalised on some free space in the final third.

McGregor put Celtic ahead. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Aberdeen remained resilient though and it was Taylor who got them back on level pegging. He controlled a Conor McLennan cross brilliantly, chesting it down and firing an effort past Fraser Forster.

Taylor and his teammates were doing all they could to find a winner but eventually it was Celtic who got over the line. Kristoffer Ajer’s powerful effort found the roof of the net as the Hoops claimed Pittodrie victory.

It wasn’t for the lack of trying on Aberdeen’s part that defeat was had. They put in a brilliant performance and on another day might have taken something from this clash. But it wasn’t to be.

Taylor scored against Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Speaking to Aberdeen’s website, Taylor reckons that his side did more than enough to get something from this game after pushing Celtic all the way.

“I thought we dominated large spells, it was a very positive performance,” the Welshman said. “I thought that we were worthy of the three points if not one. We were good today.

“We have that belief and confidence in ourselves. We knew things would turn and it is just about putting the ball in the back of the net and that is what we were lacking. The performance today was spot on. It was just disappointing that we didn’t come away with anything.

“We will take all of the positives out of today, which there were many of and will look forward to Kilmarnock.”

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