BRENDAN Rodgers hailed the relentless mentality of his players after Celtic became the first Scottish team to break the 100-point mark since Martin O'Neill's side back in 2002. The champions moved on to an even century of points courtesy of a 3-1 win at Pittodrie as they close in on the record of 103. Their three goals on the night - scored within 11 minutes by Dedryck Boyata, Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths - leave them on 99, just six away from the SPL record.

"Our targets going into the game tonight were 'could we get 100 points and get 100 goals'," he said. "When we got three so early I thought we might get the four goals. But it really shows the quality and focus of the team. People are waiting for us to go soft and lose our focus but that is not the case."

Derek McInnes said his side had taken confidence from their display and criticised referee Steven McLean for failing to award a penalty against Craig Gordon which could have brought them back at 3-2. “It was a penalty kick every day of the week," he said. "It’s a big decision and we needed a big referee to give it and we didn’t get it."