Celtic defeated Aberdeen by a score of 4-0 at the weekend – however, the team wasn’t unanimously praised for their big win over the Dons.
While the likes of Reo Hatate and Callum McGregor received plaudits for their excellent showings, one player was singled out for criticism – former Manchester City man Joe Hart.
The veteran shot stopper was able to keep a clean sheet, but made a couple of glaring errors that could have gifted Aberdeen the chance to score – thankfully, the Dandies failed to capitalise.
In the second half, the ball was played back to Hart – only for him to take a poor touch with his chest, causing him to give possession away. Then, inexplicably, Hart lingered outside of his area, instead of retreating back to his goalline. Thankfully, Celtic’s defence was able to re-organise quickly enough in order to spare the former Manchester City goalkeeper’s blushes.
Willie Miller, who played for Aberdeen from 1971-1990 under Alex Ferguson, said on BBC Sportsound: “There weren’t any opportunities (for Aberdeen) other than possibly Joe Hart being their best and most dangerous player with some of his clearances at times, really switching off and not concentrating properly.
“He gave Jonny Hayes two opportunities actually to find the back of the net but that would not have made any difference at all.”
Despite Hart’s erraticness, it was a comfortable afternoon for the Celts. Their four goals were scored by Callum McGregor, Liel Abada and Reo Hatate (who netted a brace).