Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen: Deila's men move six points clear with crucial victory

Celtic Parkhead

Celtic ended Aberdeen's 13-game unbeaten run with a comfortable 4-0 victory over the Dons at Celtic Park.

Celtic tightened their grip on the Scottish Premiership title after defeating second placed Aberdeen 4-0 at Celtic Park this afternoon.

The Bhoys went into one of the biggest games of the season with a three point lead at the top of the table, but have now extended that to six points with today's win.

Celtic took the lead in the first half, with Jason Denayer rising highest to head the ball home from a corner in the 37th minute.

With a 1-0 lead at half time, Celtic were looking to take control in the second period - and were aided by a poor Aberdeen showing after the interval.

The Dons conceded a penalty kick just after the hour mark, with Mark Reynolds tripping Stefan Johansen inside the area. Striker Leigh Griffiths converted from 12 yards to give Celtic some breathing space - and Ronny Deila's men kicked on from there.

January signing Gary Mackay-Steven made it three from outside the box just six minutes later, before Johansen got himself on the scoresheet late on to round off a convincing win.

Celtic now sit six points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership, and still have one game in hand over Derek McInnes' side - meaning Celtic are moving ever closer to a fourth successive title.

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