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Celtic's Defensive Horror Show Sees Three Points Thrown Away At Aberdeen

Celtic's Defensive Horror Show Sees Three Points Thrown Away At Aberdeen

Things certainly aren't right at Celtic at the minute. While the club are in a difficult position in terms of missing players, their performances as of late have been well short of the mark.

The Aberdeen game this afternoon was the latest example. The game would finish 3-3, and while Aberdeen did rescue a point with a stoppage time penalty, Celtic can certainly have no complaints about the result.

The away side's defending was a concern throughout the 90 minutes. They conceded a penalty just before halftime, with Olivier Ntcham needlessly bringing down Lewis Ferguson in the box.

Callum McGregor equalised in the second half, but it was another defensive error that allowed Aberdeen to retake the lead.

This time it came from Shane Duffy, with the Ireland international failing to deal with a routine ball down the left flank.

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Leigh Griffiths gave Celtic supporters a timely reminder of what he can offer to the club when he got them back on level terms.

It was a cracking finish from the Scotland striker, who had only been introduced a few minutes earlier.

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Ryan Christie got his side's third of the game from the penalty spot to give Celtic the lead a couple of moments later, but there would be late drama.

A very clumsy tackle from Callum McGregor resulted in a third penalty of the game, with Lewis Ferguson tucking away the spot kick.

This result that Celtic have now gone three games without a win, while also potentially conceding more ground to Rangers in the title race.

Speaking after the game, Neil Lennon said he had to try and ignore the current criticisms coming from those outside the dressing.

I can't control that. You aware of it, but there's nothing I can do about that, people will have their opinions.

They will have a go at me, they will have a go at the players, but that's par for the course with this job.

You just have to accept it, look at what you've achieved before and what you can achieve, carry on as strong as you can.

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