1657: Celtic manager Gordon Strachan agrees about the excitement of the match, but bemoans his side's bad marking at free-kicks. He says Mark Brown didn't have a save to make from open play, and maintains referee Dougie McDonald HAD blown to chop off Aberdeen's third.
1655: "I though we did really well in the first half and we deserved our lead. In the second half I thought they were going to take over when they levelled, and we got our break with the third goal. But I think we deserved to win today, and we'll take massive confidence from that." Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood after his side's 4-2 win at home to Celtic.
1654: Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood says the match at Pittododrie was a "Fantastic advertisement for Scottish football." and who could disagree?
1653: FULL-TIME: Dundee United 0-4 Motherwell
Comprehensive from the Steelmen - three wins and a draw for them recently, and they go up to seventh.
1650: I think you've all gone off for some din-dins on My Sport too... It's half-time in England where Portsmouth are 'welcoming' back old boss Harry Redknapp and Jermaine Defoe with Spurs.
No score there. Earlier West Ham beat Fulham 3-1.
1646: Mark McGhee may have one eye on the Inverurie Locos match, but I've got both eyes on my dinner.
I've been in this chair so long I'm almost looking back with thankful fondness at that that cold tea bath that made me get up for some paper towels.
1644: Final substitution for Motherwell - Darren Smith for Chris Porter.
1643: "Five clean sheets in 24 games for Motherwell this season."BBC Radio Scotland's John Barnes gives us those NEED-TO-KNOW stats!
1641: "If Motherwell play like this on Wednesday how many are they going to put past Inverurie?" asks kevmfc.
I hear the Locos boss is working on his 10-0-0 formation as we speak...
1638: "C'mon the Well, cracking performance from the boys!! Wish we hadn't got off to such a slow start though this season or we could have been away to Europe again. There's no denying we are one of the better teams in the SPL and it just goes to show what consistency means," says madscot125 on My Sport.
1511: A quick update from daaan saaaaf.... West Ham 3-1 Fulham in the 1330 GMT kick-off.
1510: Oh... Sone Aluko flagged wrongly offside there. The Englishman had latched on to a chip over McManus' head and was bearing down on goal too!
1508: Jimmy Calderwood's fine teak complexion pales somewhat as he waits to hear the damage to Zander Diamond, who hobbles to the touchline with what looks like an ankle problem.
1506: "A good start from Celtic in the second half especially down the flanks."BBC Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod.
"At the moment Aberdeen are on the back foot."BBC Scotland pundit Brian Irvine agrees. I hope he nipped to the loo. It's not good to hold it in, you know.
1503: And we've kicked off at Tannadice too! And a yellow card already for Stevie Hammell of Motherwell for a foul on Warren Feeney. Forty-five whole seconds on the clock.
1502: We're back playing at Pittodrie. More of the same please lads! No changes for either side.
1459: "It's been a great game - one of the best first-halves of the season so far. I'm up in the press box and I've been really needing to relieve myself, but I can't. It's just so exciting." BBC Scotland pundit Brian Irvine.
1456: "Celtic have struggled with set-plays this afternoon."BBC Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod.
1455: "Motherwell are a good side but just were not firing on all cylinders. We were forced into changes last week, but we are not a kick off my best side today. I don't know what the significance of a result would be either way in the race for a European place."Dundee United manager Craig Levein.
The United boss gets ready for his 100th game in charge at Tannadice. Real, actual fact.
1451: Mmmm! Keir Murray has just given me one of his chocolate gingers. Very nice.
I also have a fresh cup of tea... which is staying WELL out the way of excitable colleagues...
1450: "I think if we beat Dundee United today we'd be back in the mix for third spot, but if they win they might run away with it." Motherwell manager Mark McGhee tells Sportsound ahead of his match at Tannadice.
1449: "Not happy with Celtic's performance so far,"says shrek69.
1411: A confidence-booster for Mark Brown as he claims a good, whipped-in cross by Sone Aluko.
1410: In the other box Jamie Langfield saves from Samaras' toe-poke.
End to end stuff!
1408: A BIG claim for a penalty for Aberdeen! Darren Mackie squares for Gary McDonald, and Scott Brown looks to have pushed the former Oldham man just as he was about to take his shot.
1406: Some sustained pressure from Celtic and Richie Foster clears off the line from Scott McDonald's hook-shot in the six-yard area.
1404: Andy Murray would've enjoyed that exchange of head tennis in midfield as the teams struggle to get the ball on the deck. Georgios Samaras has been penalised twice already as he's gone up for headers.
1402: It's frantic stuff in the opening minutes.
"What a fantastic start to this football match." BBC Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod.
1401: "Remember, there's no roly-poly Holy Goalie today..."BBC Radio Scotland commentator Scott Davie.
That's easy for you to say!
1400: Bang on cue, we're under way.
1357: "The ref at Ibrox yesterday was pretty awful. He only sent Papac off to balance the numbers. It was a soft penalty as well. Who's the ref in the Aberdeen Celtic game?"asks phantom_piddler.
1355: On the other hand... Not exactly a vote of confidencefrom Gavin who texted 80295 to say: "Mark Brown is a legend in his own mind, nothing more. No command of his area, weak at crosses, appalling at penalties, ICT are better off without him."
1353: cuth4king says on My Sport: "I served Boruc in Tesco yesterday in Aberdeen. He was bigger than I thought he was! Shame he is injured but it is probably for the best. All the Celtic fans please get behind Mark Brown as he is loyal to us."
When you say bigger, you mean taller, right? What was he buying?
1338: "Oh dear - the warm up probably took it out of Boruc. He'll be quite happy - probably go and get a pie and a pint."the phantom_piddler has no sympathy for Artur Boruc, who to be fair, does seem slightly... errr... generously filled out of late.
1334: "Mark Brown is more-than-capable of coming in but it's a big blow as Boruc is able to pull off some real match-winning saves."BBC Scotland pundit Brian Irvine at Pittodrie on the news that Artur Boruc has been injured in the warm-up.
So... those coming in for Celtic today are Barry Robson, Gary Caldwell, Andreas Hinkel, Georgios Samaras, and now Mark Brown.
1334: That would be six changes for Celtic then.
1330: "It's very strange, our goalie got injured in the warm-up, so Mark Brown has to go in goals."Celtic manager Gordon Strachan.
Interesting last-minute switch for Celtic. We were just debating whether Artur Boruc deserved to start after some of his mistakes this season, but he's gone and injured his groin, so he's out now anyway.
1327: "Motherwell will have to be at there best if they are to beat Dundee Utd today,"says kevmfc who they won't play at their best to end up Dundee United 2-1 Motherwell. He also reckons it'll be Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic.
1324: "Jimmy has done well to stabilize the club but has taken us as far as he can. By far, the majority of die-hard regular fans would not be sorry to see him replaced. We need to improve the quality of our play and win something! After all, that's what football is all about for clubs like AFC." Rory in Aberdeen by text.
1321: Woops! I've gone nuts... Aberdeen beat Killie mid-week. Thanks tokennymo08 on My Sport. My brain is mush - I even watched the match!
1320: "I can't believe Boruc is in again today. Sure he has been brilliant for us in the past but he needs to improve his fitness and drop the arrogance. A spell in the reserves might help."opines Jim in Aberdeen by text on 80295.
1317: The debate on Sportsound has turned to Artur Boruc and whether it's time for him to be dropped. The Celtic goalie has been out of sorts this season, and found yet another way to sell a goal last week against Dundee with a fresh-air swipe. Add to that a butter-fingered effort to catch a cross.
His boss Gordon Strachan has kept faith in Boruc for today though.
1314: "The Dons have to get stuck into Celtic early doors. Hopefully a nice hostile home crowd as well,"saysrequiem7 onMy Sport.
Join the debate on My Sport
1313: Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is playing down reports that he's in line for either the Norwich City or Utrecht manager's jobs:"I have heard nothing about it. I have heard things from Holland, but nothing from the club."
1309: The considerable collective minds of BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound are unable to agree on whether it's two changes or five changes for Celtic...
Confusion reigns. Once the teams are announced officially we'll sort it out. Sheesh!
1308: "We are in a rich vein of form, but we have not beaten Celtic for some time at Pittodrie and hopefully today is the day." Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood.
Jimmy's not wrong! here are the gory details...
Aberdeen have won their last five matches at Pittodrie, but haven't beaten Celtic there since 22 December 2001 when Robbie Winters and Darren Mackie scored the goals in a 2-0 win.
In the same seven years they've gone to Glasgow and won three times!
1306: For Celtic Paul Hartley and Andy Hinkel are changes from the Scottish Cup win over Dundee. Barry Robson looks likely to play at left back according to BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin at Pittodrie.
1303: Early team news from Pittodrie... Aberdeen make one change from the team that lost to Kilmarnock in mid-week. Andy Considine drops to the bench with Stuart Duff coming in.
1301: Good afternoon sports fans!
The SPL is preparing a hearty Sunday lunch for us today.
Jimmy Calderwood and Gordon Strachan are cooking up a big, fat, juicy roast of a game, with Aberdeen hosting Celtic from 1400 GMT.
If you've got any room left after that, generous helpings of tangerine and more-than-a-splash of claret will be going in to the dessert at Tannadice when Motherwell take on Dundee United.
Okay, enough with the food analogies....
There's plenty at steak, I mean stake, for both sides in the match at Pittodrie.
Celtic will hope to restore their lead over Rangers at the top to five points, while victory for the Dons would take them up to third.
Although that will be short-lived if United can beat Motherwell in the 1500 GMT kick-off.
So stay with us throughout the afternoon and please send in your thoughts via:
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Full coverage of both matches is available online.
And on BBC Radio Scotland 810 MW they'll have second half coverage from Tannadice after the full Aberdeen v Celtic game.
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