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CELTIC LEAD CUT TO ONE POINT

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CELTIC’S lead at the top of the Premiership was cut to one point as Aberdeen came from behind to beat Partick Thistle 2-1 at Firhill tonight.

Goals from Andrew Considine and Sam Church secured the win after the Jags opened the scoring when Steven Lawless fired home from 25 yards on the hour mark.
But the Dons struck back with two goals in four minutes, Considine nodding home the equaliser before Church scored what proved to be the winner with a glancing header.

After a deadlocked opening 45 minutes, both teams went at each other from the start of the second-half and in the 54th minute Craig Storie’s free-kick was cleared off the line by back-tracking midfielder Sean Welsh.

Despite Aberdeen’s pressure it was the Jags who scored first when Lawless lashed home past Scott Brown.

Only a great save from Brown prevented Mathias Pogba heading in a second eight minutes later and that was to prove crucial, as Derek McInnes’ side bounced back.

Jonny Hayes’ cross from the left ended up at the back post where Considine, in the 74th minute, was left unmarked to head in from four yards.

Church then nipped in to take his side into the lead when he glanced in a cprner from ex-Celt Barry Robson.

Partick substitute Kris Doolan then missed a great chance to equalise when he dragged a shot from 10 yards wide.

Victory for Aberdeen keeps up the pressure on the champions, although Ronny Deila’s side have a game in hand.

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