Aberdeen took a point away from Parkhead after a fine away performance against Celtic resulted in a 0-0 draw.
The Reds contained the Hoops and limited them to very few chances and deservedly left Glasgow with a point.
Although the men from the Granite City were unable to set a new club record of eight straight away wins this was still a fine performance.
Dons boss Derek McInnes made one change to the side which drew 1-1 with Rangers in the Scottish Cup with a calf knock sustained against the Gers keeping Gary Mackay-Steven out with James Wilson coming in up front.
The hosts were looking to make a fast start in Neil Lennon’s first match at Parkhead since he returned to Celtic as interim manager, but other than force a couple of corners they were frustrated by the Reds in the opening quarter hour.
Aberdeen were looking to counter-attack when they good the chance, but in the opening half hour there wasn’t too much opportunity to do that.
On one occasion Greg Stewart picked out Max Lowe on the left flank and his curling cross required good defending from Kris Ajer.
Right on the half hour there was the first meaningful effort when Ajer was allowed to advance towards the Dons box and after beating Stewart his low drive from 20 yards was tipped behind by keeper Joe Lewis for a fruitless corner.
On 36 minutes Lowe was caught out as Oliver Burke’s flick-on put James Forrest in behind but his cross found no takers in the box.
A couple of minutes before the break Kieran Tierney sent in a cross from the left but Forrest’s volley was tame and easy for Lewis to hold and then just before the whistle Ajer headed in Ewan Henderson’s free-kick but the defender was flagged offside.
That three subs were made at half-time said a lot about the first half. Wilson was replaced by youngster Dean Campbell for Aberdeen and Odsonne Edouard and Mikey Johnstone came on for Scott Sinclair and Henderson as Lennon shuffled his pack.
The Reds started the second period well. Connor McLennan got into some threatening positions down the left, but Dedryck Boyata snuffed out the danger.
On the right side Stewart tricked his way into the area, but his teasing cross was dealt with by Boyata.
On 52 minutes Aberdeen worked keeper Scott Bain for the first time. Ajer was robbed in his own half by Sam Cosgrove and the Dons had a spell of pressure.
Stewart could have had a penalty with Ajer tugging at his jersey just inside the area, the ball then broke to Dom Ball who drove into the area on right before his low drive was saved by the feet of Bain.
As the Dons were growing into the game they were given a reminder of Celtic’s quality just before the hour.
Jeremy Toljan led a counter-attack and Edouard bundled through Scott McKenna’s challenge, but Lewis smothered the shot from eight yards.
Midway through the second period Celtic began to pick up the tempo, but there were no clear sights of the Aberdeen goal just a number of crosses that were comfortably dealt with by the Dons.
With 13 minutes left only intelligent defending by Toljan denied the Dons. Stewart flicked on a Lewis clearance for Cosgrove on the right, his low ball across was destined for Stewart but Toljan got there in the nick of time.
Ball had a fine game at right-back but with four minutes to play he was beaten twice in quick succession, the first time was by Johnston, but the wingers low ball across the six-yard area found nobody.
Seconds later the same player cut inside Ball but curled well wide from the edge of the box.
In the last minute of the 90 Aberdeen had two chances to win the match. First Cosgrove was fouled near the right angle of the box and from the free-kick Ferguson’s curler was pushed clear by Bain.
From the resulting throw-in Ferguson’s deep cross was knocked back across goal by Cosgrove and sub Stevie May nodded over, but the striker was flagged offside in any case.
Celtic: Scott Bain, Jeremy Toljan, Nir Bitton, Scott Brown, Scott Sinclair (Mikey Johnston 46), Dedryck Boyata, Oliver Burke (Timothy Weah 78), Kristoffer Ajer, James Forrest, Ewan Henderson (Odsonne Edouard 46), Kieran Tierney.
Subs not used: Dorus De Vries, Jack Hendry, Jonny Hayes, Mikael Lustig.
Aberdeen: Joe Lewis, Dom Ball, Andy Considine, Scott McKenna, Max Lowe, Greg Stewart (Stevie May 88), Lewis Ferguson, Graeme Shinnie, Connor McLennan (Ethan Ross 90+2), James Wilson (Dean Campbell 46), Sam Cosgrove.
Subs not used: Michael Devlin, Stephen Gleeson, Greg Halford, David Craddock.