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Dedryck Boyata delivers verdict on Celtic win v Aberdeen

By Matt Bullin

Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata believes his side showed they could fight as they beat Aberdeen 3-1 on Friday night.

The Hoops flew into a 3-0 lead after just 11 minutes as Boyata, Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Girffiths all found the net, before Jonny Hayes pulled one back for Aberdeen in the 12th minute.

The win stretched Celtic’s unbeaten domestic run to 44 games and moved them 30 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Premiership.

Since securing the title in April, the Bhoys have not let up and they continue to churn out the victories in the league.

Their win was their third straight in the Premiership and Boyata delivered his verdict on the game and the result to Celtic TV, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

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“It was a hard game,” he said. “We didn’t really play our style of game but we knew it would be hard and we came for the fight.

“It was a fighting game and we showed we can do that too. The first thing for us was to win all our challenges and it stayed 3-1 so that was good.”

The former Manchester City defender has been in good goal-scoring form this season, netting five goals in his 15 Premiership appearances.

The 26-year-old joined the Glasgow giants in the summer of 2015 from City and has made 61 league and cup appearances in total.

Next up for the Hoops is their penultimate league game on Thursday night as they travel to Firhill to take on Partick Thistle.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has revealed who he wants to manage when he leaves Celtic.

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