Football - Aberdeen v Celtic - Scottish Premiership - Pittodrie Stadium - 9/11/14 Celtic manager Ronny Deila (L) celebrates victory with Jason Denayer (2nd R) and Virgil van Dijk (R) Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Graham Stuart Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Today marks eight years since Virgil Van Dijk scored a last gasp winner to send Celtic top of the league under Ronny Deila.

The Hoops hadn’t had the best of starts to the season under the Norwegian having crashed out the Champions League at the play-off round to Slovenia side NK Maribor.

Deila’s side headed to Pittodrie with an opportunity to head to the top of the table if they could pick up all three points in the Granite City.

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After conceding first to an Adam Rooney strike just before the half-hour which came from a fumble from Celts keeper Lukasz Zaluska, Stefan Johansen managed to bring his side level.

The second half had been a rather tense affair with Celtic captain Scott Brown being shown red after a second yellow card with eight minutes remaining.

Deila’s side showed their character and went on to get the winner when Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk made sure to get on to the end of Johansen’s corner to give the Bhoys all three points.

Football – Aberdeen v Celtic – Scottish Premiership – Pittodrie Stadium – 9/11/14
Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring their second goal
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The full-time celebrations saw the birth of the ‘Ronny Roar’ as the Hoops boss joined in with the celebrations after the match.

It felt like a massive win and a huge turning point in Celtic going on to win their fourth title in a row.

 

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