Neil Lennon praises his Celtic team for a solid performance in their win over Aberdeen
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Neil Lennon praises his Celtic team for a solid performance in their win over Aberdeen

Celtic manager Neil Lennon heaped praises on his charges for the performance they put up in their 2-1 victory over Aberdeen away from home, Irish Independent reported. 

The Hoops took the lead when Callum McGregor opened the scoreline in the 10th minute but were held to a draw at halftime when Ash Taylor scored the equaliser for the hosts.

The game looked like it was going to be a one-pointer before Kristoffer Ajer scored a fine ball in the 81st minute to give Celtic three points away from home. 

"I'm thrilled. It's a massive win in treacherously difficult conditions to play football. All credit to the players who dug out a marvellous result," Lennon said.

"You can't always play slick, quick football and we had to grind it out today. We didn't want to drop points obviously, but it was perhaps looking like we would. A point at Pittodrie is sometimes a decent result and in these conditions the game could have gone either way.

"We've a bit of character and resilience. We're not getting ahead of ourselves, there's a lot of football yet to play, but in the context of the run that we're on it's a big win."