Scottish Premiership round-up: Aberdeen make Celtic wait for title with win

Ruben Hill
April 23, 2018

A tidy finish from Odsonne Edouard three minutes from time looked like potentially sparking a late, great comeback.

"I think we'll need to win four games to finish second and, starting on Saturday, that'll be a tall order".

Brendan Rodgers' side could still be crowned champions this weekend depending on results elsewhere, if not, they can clinch the trophy against Glasgow rivals Rangers at Parkhead next week.

The Hoops went into the fixture in Edinburgh knowing that victory would be enough to confirm a seventh successive league title but Hibs could have gone ahead after just two minutes when Florian Kamberi volleyed over from a corner.

Jack Hendry is available for Celtic after being cup-tied for last week's Scottish Cup semi-final win against Rangers.

Moments later, the visitors put together a counter-attack which almost led to a goal of their own but Hibs stopper Ofir Marciano made two excellent interventions to deny both Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths.

Gordon dived to catch Swanson's long-range drive, his save bettered by Marciano at the other end when he raced from goal to deny Rogic, as Celtic piled on the pressure.

Jamie MacLaren got Neil Lennon's side up and running after 24 minutes, before second half substitute Vykintas Slivka put the hosts two goals to the good with ten minutes remaining.

The champions-elect regained their composure and threat and in the 41st minute midfielder Olivier Ntcham flashed a pass from Kieran Tierney over the bar from 12 yards.

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