Kyogo Furuhashi and Lille Abada scored a hat-trick as Celtic inflicted a disappointing 9-0 defeat at Dundee United at Tanades.
The last time the Bhoys beat Aberdeen by nine goals was in the 2010/11 season, crushing them by just two goals short of their 11-0 win record, set in 1985.
Japan international Furuhashi got the ball on after 15 minutes and added two more – including a 20-yard beauty – before the break, and by then Anji Postecoglou’s men were leading 4-0 and Jota also entered.
Energetic Abada scored a hat-trick of his own in just 27 minutes of the second half, a goal from defender Josep Juranović in the middle, before Karl Starvelt added the shine to the exceptional attacking performance when he headed home a corner kick from David Turnbull.
Dundee United led by Jack Ross – who lost 7-0 to Alkmaar in the Europa League qualifiers earlier this month – remain at the bottom of the Scottish League by one point, having conceded 18 in just five league games.
Meanwhile, Celtic have jumped to the top of the Rangers ahead of facing the Old Firm next week.
More to follow…
Attention now turns to the League Cup for both.
Celtic start their defense away to Ross County on Wednesday night, as United face Livingston.
It’s the first major showdown of the season on September 3 as Postecoglou face the Rangers at Celtic Park, Live on Sky BEIN Match kicks off 12:30pm.
Dundee United miss Motherwell on the same day.