Celtic’s chase to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title resumed on Saturday at Pittodrie with Cameron Carter-Vickers headlining the defense in a shutout victory over Aberdeen.
Carter-Vickers played 90 minutes alongside Carl Starlet in Ange Postecoglou’s squad, helping Celtic earn a 1-0 win. The 24-year-old led all players with 13 duels and two tackles won as Celtic re-extended its lead over Rangers to nine points at the top of the league table. Carter-Vickers helped silence an Aberdeen attack which has registered the third-highest goals scored in the Premiership this season. After featuring once at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Carter-Vickers is now back playing regularly in Scotland as Celtic continues a busy holiday schedule.
Celtic next hosts Livingston on Wednesday before facing St. Johnstone at Celtic Park on Dec. 24.
Elsewhere in Scotland, Malik Tillman registered two assists in Rangers comeback victory over Hibernian. James Sands played 90 minutes in defense for Rangers.
In England, Auston Trusty logged 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s home win over Reading. Josh Sargent started for Norwich City, but couldn’t help the club avoid a home loss to Blackburn Rovers.
In Portugal, Alex Mendez went the distance for FC Vizela in Cup action.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Zack Steffen started, made TWO SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 3-1 loss to Burnley on Saturday.
Matthew Hoppe did not dress for Middlesbrough.
Josh Sargent started and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Jonathan Tomkinson did not dress for Norwich City.
Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 3-2 win over Reading on Friday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Hull City on Saturday.
Daryl Dike started and played 57 minutes in West Bromwich Albion’s 3-0 win over Rotherham United on Saturday.
Duane Holmes did not dress in Huddersfield’s 2-0 loss to Watford on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town’s scheduled match with Millwall was postponed onn Sunday.
Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.
Tanner Tessmann started and played 83 minutes in Venezia’s 2-1 loss to Perugia on Monday.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 24 minutes for Venezia.
Gianluca Busio came off the bench and played seven minutes for Venezia.
Jack DeVries did not dress for Venezia.
Anthony Fontana did not dress (Injury) in Ascoli’s 3-1 win over Cosenza on Sunday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen on Saturday.
Christian Ramirez dressed but did not play for Aberdeen.
Malik Tillman started, registered TWO ASSISTS, and played 87 minutes in Rangers 3-2 win over Hibernian on Thursday.
James Sands started and played 90 minutes for Rangers.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United’s scheduled match with Livingston was postponed on Saturday.
Joe Efford is OUT (Injury) for Motherwell.
Dante Polvara is OUT (Injury) for Aberdeen.
Alex Mendez started and played 90 minutes in FC Vizela’s 4-0 loss to FC Porto on Friday.
John Brooks dressed but did not play in Benfica’s 1-1 draw with Moreirense on Saturday.