ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes claimed his team’s 2-0 loss to Celtic at Pittodrie this afternoon was “harsh”.
The Dons are now 12 points behind the champions after goals from Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney.
Aberdeen debutant Sam Cosgrove was sent off just minutes after coming off the bench for a foul on Scott Brown, as two yellow cards for Mikael Lustig also meant the Hoops finished with 10 men.
McInnes, however, was pleased with his team’s performance.
He said: “I thought the result was harsh on us. Celtic were obviously clinical.
“I can’t remember them having too many opportunities.
“I thought we did a lot right in terms of what I was looking for. We allowed Celtic possession in certain areas. I thought we offered a counter-attacking threat.
“I thought we had enough moments, even in the first-half, to give us encouragement.”