Date: 21st December 2019 at 5:04pm
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was one of the main talking points in ’s 2-1 win over Aberdeen today.

The hoops restored their five point lead at the top of the but it could have been at quite a price as Kris Ajer narrowly avoided serious injury.

restored Celtic’s lead in the 66th minute when Dons sub Jon Gallagher raced towards the Celtic goal. Ajer slid in with a perfect tackle to knock the ball towards the corner flag when the red mist fell down on Cosgrove. Just as it did in March 2018 when he lashed out at during a defeat at Pittodrie.

Reaching a speed that he rarely manages in possession of the ball Cosgrove went flying in on Ajer as he turned to bring the ball back into play. The young Norwegian half anticipated it to take the sting out of the attack- if he hadn’t he’d have been spending Christmas in hospital recovering from a broken leg.

Cosgrove can now look forward to a day off on Thursday due to suspension when Aberdeen face Livingston before returning to play Hearts on Sunday.