How the Celtic players rated in thrilling 3-3 draw with Aberdeen

Ratings out of ten for every Celtic player from Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Aberdeen

Callum McGregor brings down Connor McLennan in stoppage-time as Aberdeen enjoy a share of the spoils with Celtic. Picture: SNS

Celtic twice found themselves staring at a third successive defeat but were ultimately disappointed not to secure all three points after a 3-3 draw at Pittodrie.

Neil Lennon’s side were 1-0 down to a Lewis Ferguson penalty at half-time. The visitors drew themselves level thanks to a terrific goal from Callum McGregor but it was the hosts again who netted next as Ryan Hedges knocked a rebound over the line from close range.

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Leigh Griffiths rose from the bench to fire his side level and it looked like the reigning champions were going to get themselves a much-needed victory when Ryan Christie tucked away a penalty.

Could maybe have done better with Sam Cosgrove effort that popped right up for Hedges to score. Also made an odd decision not to attempt a dive at the late penalty.

However, referee Willie Collum pointed to the spot for the third time in the 92nd minute, allowing Ferguson to slot home again.

Player ratings scale - 10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.

Asked questions at times but his effectiveness was curtailed by the Aberdeen defence.
Solid in defence and helped contribute to the attack.
Another game, another error that led to a goal. He was also lucky that an obvious foul on Sam Cosgrove in the lead up to Celtic's equaliser wasn't picked up.
A strong second half saw him routinely getting forward to pressure the home defence.
Kept his cool to score the penalty but was quite wasteful in possession a lot throughout the 90 minutes.
Scored a terrific individual goal but it was far from a strong performance otherwise. Gave away too many fouls, including the injury-time trip on Connor McLennan which saw his side drop two points.
Didn't do enough in his time on the pitch and was deservedly the first Celtic player subbed.
Had a pair of assists as he justified his selection by being one of few Celtic players to play with any sort of guile.
Won the penalty for Christie's goal but was another who tried a few things here and there without much coming off.
Looks like the type of striker that needs service to be effective and didn't get any today.
Celtic improved after he came on but he couldn't help his side keep things tight in the closing minutes.
The striker produced an excellent finish to draw his side level for a second time after coming off the bench.
On late.

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