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Keith Jackson delivers verdict on VAR decision in Celtic win v Aberdeen

Celtic earned a convincing 6-0 defeat against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday (12 November) at Celtic Park. 

The Bhoys suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid in midweek, and this victory in a way eased down that pain.

Yang Hyun-jun scored the opening goal of the match. He was the beneficiary of Daizen Maeda’s absence through injury and made an instant impact. Kyogo Furuhashi,  Luis Palma, David Turnbull and Oh Hyeon-gyu also got their names on the scoresheet.

Keith Jackson was far from impressed with VAR decisions. On the Monday Jury section of the Daily Record, Jackson has suggested that the decision to not show the red card to Aberdeen’s Slobodan Rubezic for a challenge on Kyogo “defied belief”.

“Ross McCausland got hit by both ends of the VAR stick yesterday and neither call was correct. But the decision not to red card Aberdeen‘s Slobodan Rubezic for wiping out Kyogo was the one that defied belief,” wrote Jackson for the Daily Record (13 November, page 38).

Easy win

It was an easy outing for the Bhoys who went 2-0 up before the break. A late flurry of goals made the scoreline look attractive, and in reality, the Dons failed to put any pressure on Celtic.

Aberdeen’s first attempt on target arrived after 59 minutes. Rodgers said before the match that he would not allow his side to suffer the hangover from European games, and they were right.

It was also a good opportunity to hand Holm his first league start, and the 20-year-old didn’t disappoint. Losing Maeda is a big blow for the Hoops but Rodgers will be happy to find that Yang has proved to be a lively replacement.

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