Soccer-Celtic grab late winner against Aberdeen

By Kenny MacDonald

GLASGOW Sept 27 - Champions Celtic snatched a late
3-2 win against Aberdeen in their Scottish Premier League match
on Saturday thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Jan Vennegoor of
Hesselink.

Dutch striker Vennegoor of Hesselink opened the scoring in
the 15th minute when he fired a low left-footed shot past keeper
Jamie Langfield into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Aberdeen hit back with two second-half goals from ex-Celtic
defender Charlie Mulgrew before Celtic's Australian striker
Scott McDonald headed an equaliser in the 78th minute from close
range.

Vennegoor of Hesselink scored the winner a minute into
stoppage time when he slipped a low shot into the net from six
metres out.

Celtic top the SPL standings with 16 points from seven
games. Rangers, who visit Hibernian on Sunday, are on the same
points from six games.

In other SPL action, Motherwell beat St Mirren 2-1,
Inverness Caledonian Thistle won 3-1 at home to Kilmarnock,
Falkirk inflicted a 4-1 defeat on Hamilton Academical and Dundee
United thrashed Hearts 3-0.
(Editing by Sonia Oxley)