DRAMATIC late action in Glasgow yesterday afternoon has given Aberdeen the advantage ahead of their early season pace-setting rivals Celtic and St Johnstone.
Callum McGregor’s goal brought Celtic level late in the game but as the match at Parkhead entered its final few minutes the home side twice saw efforts come back off the crossbar.
Meanwhile in the West End Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney’s late header was just a little more accurate and secured a dramatic 4-3 victory for the Dons. The action at Celtic Park ended with honours even at 1-1 so Aberdeen headed back up the road two points clear at the top of the Premiership and are now they only team with 4 wins from 4.
Their delighted manager Derek McInnes immediately challenged his players to maintain their 100% record for as long as possible and to make sure that their is a proper title race this season.
“That felt like a big result today. It doesn’t matter if it’s the fourth game of the season or the 34th,” he said.
“You train hard all week to win a game and it’s no consolation if you play well and don’t. The players are getting the rewards for their efforts.
“It has been a good start for us and we’ve always been a team capable of going on winning runs.
“We said at the start we had five domestic games before the international break including a League Cup tie.
“We challenged the players to win four in the league and get into the last eight of the cup and that’s where we are. So we’re really pleased and let’s see if we can keep it going now.”