Ronny Deila speaks about Considine not seeing red against Celtic

Celtic Football Club Wide

The Celtic boss has been speaking about a defining moment in their latest match.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been speaking after his side suffered a 2-1 defeat against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, with his comments later published on the club's official Twitter account.

Leigh Griffiths put the Bhoys ahead from the penalty spot but second-half goals from Adam Rooney and Paul Quinn secured the victory and saw Aberdeen leap-frog Celtic to the top of the table.

The new league leaders also have a game in hand over Celtic and if they win that they will go five points clear of Celtic early in the season.

That would mean the pressure is on Deila to defend the title he won so emphatically in his debut campaign, and in comments published soon after he spoke about the moment that could have seen Andrew Considine sent off for the foul that resulted in Griffiths' spot-kick.

If Aberdeen had gone down to 10 men at that point Celtic may well have gone on to win the match, but Deila said, “He (Leigh) is straight through on goal, but they got a man sent off in the end.”

That man was Jonny Hayes, who was shown a red card with 18 minutes of normal-time remaining.

At that point it was all to play for but with just four minutes left on the clock Quinn struck to break Celtic hearts, and raise a few questions about their title defence in the process.

 

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