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Hooper claims late Celtic winner

06 Nov 2011 14:17:04

Hooper claims late Celtic winner

A late goal by Celtic substitute Gary Hooper against 10-man Motherwell took the visitors into second place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and reduced the gap behind leaders Rangers to 12 points following a 2-1 victory at Fir Park .

Well striker Michael Higdon headed the home side into the lead in the 11th minute from a Tom Hateley cross but three minutes later Celtic were level when Anthony Stokes volleyed in at the back post after Georgios Samaras flicked on a Kris Commons' corner.

Hooper replaced Commons after the break and in the 79th minute he was on hand to convert a Stokes cross from close range before Well defender Tim Clancy was handed a straight red for kicking out at Hooper.


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