Celtic move closer to title

Aberdeen 1 Celtic 2

Aberdeen 1 Celtic 2

Two moments of magic from Shunsuke Nakamura gave Celtic a deserved victory over Aberdeen to put them only three victories away from securing a second successive Bank of Scotland Premier League title.

Nakamura set-up Craig Beattie’s opener thanks to a deft pass which released the striker to score with a well-placed shot, while the Japanese midfielder added a second courtesy of a terrific, trademark free kick.

Aberdeen had a first-half penalty appeal turned down when Steven Pressley appeared to handle and, although Darren Mackie pulled a goal back late on, it was not enough to derail Celtic’s charge towards the championship.

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