Celtic won 3-0 in a match at Pittodrie which couldn’t have gotten off to a crazier start.
Dons boss Craig Brown had just finished shaking hands with his Celtic counterpart Neil Lennon when Hooper picked out Brown making a run into the box.
Hooper’s delicious cross-field pass was controlled and nudged towards goal by the Celtic captain in a flowing move, but as Brown shaped to score he was hauled down by Andrew Considine and referee Alan Muir pointed to the spot.
While Stokes grabbed the ball for the penalty, Muir presented the shell-shocked Dons defender with a red card and his involvement was over after just 95 seconds.
The drama didn’t end there – Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield saved Anthony Stokes’ resultant penalty.
But with just 10 men to play against Celtic went at the home team like madmen and were ahead in the 12th minute as Hooper and Stokes played a brilliant one-two – and Hooper finished.
In the second half Stokes added a second before Mark Wilson made it 3-0 – with super-sub Paddy McCourt helping to turn the screw.