Rodgers proud as unbeaten Celtic hit 100 points
GLASGOW: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said he was proud of his side’s defensive performance as they defeated second-place Aberdeen 3-1 on Friday to maintain their unbeaten run and hit 100 points.
The champions raced into a three-goal lead at Pittodrie after just 11 minutes thanks to quickfire goals from Dedryck Boyata, Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths.
However, Jonny Hayes pulled one backed a minute later to inspire an Aberdeen revival with the Dons spurning a number of opportunities to reduce the deficit.
And Rodgers, whose side moved 30 points clear of the Dons as they reached the 100 point mark in the Scottish Premiership, was happy to see his side dig deep defensively to seal their 44th match unbeaten this season.
The two sides are due to meet again in the Scottish Cup final on May 27, but Rodgers claims this result won’t have any bearing on the match at Hampden as the Hoops chase a treble.