Ambrose stars as ruthless Celtic thump Aberdeen

Efe Ambrose

Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose played as a second half substitute as his Scottish side Celtic ruthlessly dismissed Aberdeen 3-1 on Saturday at Celtic Park.

Leigh Griffiths set Celtic on their way, scoring a header just before half time and a penalty eight minutes after the break. James Forrest added a fine third as the champions dominated.

Adam Rooney, who went close three times in the first half, managed a late consolation for the visitors.

It was Aberdeen’s 21st consecutive league defeat at Parkhead going back 11 years and it leaves them a distant seven points behind Celtic in the league table.

The Dons have taken just one point from their last five league outings, their fire of early season all but extinguished.

It ended up as a rout, but in the beginning it was a contest, no question. Rooney continually found space in the Celtic penalty area and glanced efforts narrowly past Craig Gordon’s goal.