Aberdeen came from behind to shock Celtic and reach the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.

The hosts led through Anthony Stokes's cool finish, but Russell Anderson's acrobatic effort and Peter Pawlett's angled drive gave the Dons victory.

Celtic pushed for a leveller, but the visitors came closest when Adam Rooney blasted over in injury time.

Derek McInnes's side had not won at Celtic Park since a quarter-final victory in the Cup in 2008.

Celtic took the lead with their first chance of the game. A beautifully flighted ball from Georgios Samaras found Stokes who took one touch and finished through the legs of Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield.

The home side almost doubled their advantage shortly after when defender Virgil Van Dijk's free-kick was deflected into the side-netting.

Celtic's forwards kept pressuring the Aberdeen backline in an effort to force mistakes but chances were few and far between in the opening 20 minutes.

Neil Lennon's side had not conceded a goal in 12 domestic matches, a run which began in their last Scottish Cup match against Hearts at the start of December.

Aberdeen's first opportunity to end that run came after almost 30 minutes with Pawlett swinging in a teasing cross but neither Niall McGinn nor Rooney were able to connect.

That gave McInnes's side confidence and they began to grow into the game as Scott Brown was booked for a crude challenge on Jonny Hayes.

Rooney came close to levelling the scores on the half-hour mark but his effort deflected off Emilio Izaguirre and over the crossbar.

Celtic's defensive record ended in the 38th minute as Aberdeen drew level. The home side were unable to clear the ball after a corner and Anderson acrobatically hooked the ball home.

Aberdeen started the second half as they ended the first. Barry Robson flicked through to Pawlett who angled the ball past Fraser Forster in the Celtic goal to put the Dons ahead.

The visitors' lead should have been short-lived but Van Dijk headed over from inside the six-yard box.

With Celtic pushing for an equaliser they were almost left exposed at the back, Pawlett was once again the catalyst but it was cleared to safety after rebounding off the post.

Shortly after the hour Celtic introduced new £1m signing, Leigh Griffiths, but there was no immediate impact from the former Hibernian and Wolves striker and the next chance fell to the League Cup finalists but Hayes dragged his shot wide.

Celtic were creating little and they were almost caught on the break following a corner, but good work from another of Lennon's January signings, Stefan Johansen, saved the day.

With seven minutes to go James Forrest found Griffiths who squandered the chance to be an instant hero by dragging his shot wide of the upright.

Aberdeen had the final chance when Rooney blazed over deep into injury time.

The miss made no difference as Aberdeen held on to triumph and progress to the quarter-final.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Celtic

  • 01 Forster
  • 02 Matthews Booked
  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 08 Brown Booked
  • 04 Ambrose Emuobo
  • 05 van Dijk
  • 49 Forrest
  • 25 Johansen Booked
  • 10 Stokes (Balde - 76' )
  • 15 Commons Booked (Boerrigter - 84' )
  • 09 Samaras (Griffiths - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Biton
  • 11 Boerrigter
  • 17 Balde
  • 20 Pukki
  • 24 Zaluska
  • 28 Griffiths
  • 41 Fisher

Aberdeen

  • 01 Langfield
  • 29 Logan
  • 05 Considine
  • 08 Flood
  • 04 Anderson
  • 06 Reynolds
  • 10 McGinn (Shaughnessy - 92' )
  • 15 Robson
  • 17 Rooney
  • 16 Pawlett Booked (Vernon - 77' )
  • 11 Hayes Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Shaughnessy
  • 07 Zola
  • 09 Vernon
  • 14 Smith
  • 18 Low
  • 20 Weaver
  • 28 Tate
Ref: William Collum
Att: 30,413

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

3 4

Corners

8 6

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Celtic 1, Aberdeen 2.

90:00 +3:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Celtic 1, Aberdeen 2.

90:00 +2:50

Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +2:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aberdeen. Joe Shaughnessy replaces Niall McGinn.

90:00 +1:50

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).

90:00 +1:50

Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:07

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Celtic).

90:00 +1:07

Russell Anderson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:49

Derk Boerrigter (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:49

Foul by Russell Anderson (Aberdeen).

85:32

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Jonathan Hayes.

84:36

Attempt saved. Amido Baldé (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Derk Boerrigter replaces Kris Commons.

82:57

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

78:31 Booking

Booking Stefan Johansen (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

78:28

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Celtic).

78:28

Barry Robson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aberdeen. Scott Vernon replaces Peter Pawlett.

76:06

Attempt blocked. Barry Robson (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Amido Baldé replaces Anthony Stokes.

74:57

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

72:30 Booking

Booking Adam Matthews (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

72:25

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Stefan Johansen.

71:34

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Andrew Considine.

71:04

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Andrew Considine.

69:29

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

68:33

James Forrest (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:33

Foul by Andrew Considine (Aberdeen).

68:01

Attempt saved. Barry Robson (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:09

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Andrew Considine.

63:19

Foul by Anthony Stokes (Celtic).

63:19

Barry Robson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Leigh Griffiths replaces Georgios Samaras.

61:53 Booking

Booking Kris Commons (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

61:48

Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

61:48

Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:45

Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

57:44

Efe Ambrose (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:44

Foul by Adam Rooney (Aberdeen).

57:15

Attempt missed. Efe Ambrose (Celtic) header from the right side of the box is too high.

56:52

Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:52

Foul by Barry Robson (Aberdeen).

53:16

Delay in match Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) because of an injury.

52:24

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Efe Ambrose.

52:11

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Brown.

51:58

Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

51:07

Attempt missed. Virgil van Dijk (Celtic) header from very close range is too high.

50:37

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Jonathan Hayes.

50:09

Adam Matthews (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:09

Foul by Adam Rooney (Aberdeen).

49:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Celtic 1, Aberdeen 2. Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Robson.

48:30

Foul by Virgil van Dijk (Celtic).

48:30

Willo Flood (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:04

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Celtic).

48:04

Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:47

Attempt blocked. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:10 Booking

Booking Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card.

47:04

Stefan Johansen (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:04

Foul by Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen).

45:46

Attempt missed. Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Celtic 1, Aberdeen 1.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Celtic 1, Aberdeen 1.

45:00 +1:09

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

45:00 +0:03 Booking

Booking Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card.

45:00

Scott Brown (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:59

Foul by Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen).

43:56

Foul by Adam Matthews (Celtic).

43:56

Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:29

(Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:29

Foul by Niall McGinn (Aberdeen).

43:15

Attempt saved. Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

42:42

Foul by Anthony Stokes (Celtic).

42:42

Willo Flood (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Celtic 1, Aberdeen 1. Russell Anderson (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

37:10

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Brown.

35:12

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

29:50

Kris Commons (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:50

Foul by Russell Anderson (Aberdeen).

29:14

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Emilio Izaguirre.

28:49

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Brown.

28:30

Attempt blocked. Barry Robson (Aberdeen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

27:50 Booking

Booking Scott Brown (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

27:45

Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic).

27:45

Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

24:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23:20

Delay in match Adam Matthews (Celtic) because of an injury.

21:09

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

17:22

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Shaleum Logan.

13:21

Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

13:21

Barry Robson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:11

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Barry Robson.

10:54

Attempt blocked. Virgil van Dijk (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:48

Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:48

Foul by Willo Flood (Aberdeen).

8:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Celtic 1, Aberdeen 0. Anthony Stokes (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Georgios Samaras.

6:15

Scott Brown (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:15

Foul by Adam Rooney (Aberdeen).

4:54

Barry Robson (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:54

Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic).

3:36

Foul by Barry Robson (Aberdeen).

3:36

Anthony Stokes (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:51

Efe Ambrose (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:51

Foul by Adam Rooney (Aberdeen).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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