CELT-IN-WAITING Ryan Christie scored one, set up another and was later sent off as Inverness Caley Thistle won 2-1 to dynamite Aberdeen’s 100 per cent record in the Premiership.
Miles Storey was teed up by Christie to open the scoring before the £500,000 new Bhoy netted a terrific effort from long range to double the hosts’ advantage.
Ash Taylor pulled one back before half-time, but Christie, who is back on loan at the Highlanders, and his team-mates held out for three points.
The midfielder did his parent club a favour before being dismissed in stoppage time for his second yellow card, both for fouls on Graeme Shinnie.
Dejected Dons boss Derek McInnes, who has seen his side’s form slump in the space of 4 days, admitted: “Ryan Christie lit the place up and we never got the grips with him.
“We allowed their better players to be influential – none more so than Ryan Christie. I thought he was excellent.
“Even though we dominated after the break, I feel the better team won. In my time here, it’s the poorest first-half I have ever seen.
“It was the same team that beat Celtic a fortnight ago bar one player. In that game, we were winning challenge after challenge and doing the ugly side of the game that needs to be done.
“We need to make sure we recognise what we are – a hard-working side who have to impose themselves on the opposition first and foremost.”
Aberdeen exited the League Cup on Wednesday evening after losing 2-0 to lower league Hibernian in Edinburgh.
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