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James Forrest takes a shot. Blocked by Kris Commons.
The ball is crossed by James Forrest, clearance by Stephen Craigan.
Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line, clearance made by Tom Hateley.
Tim Clancy challenges Gary Hooper unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley.
Mohamed Bangura is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Victor Wanyama is brought on as a substitute for Beram Kayal.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Murphy, save by Fraser Forster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Adam Matthews. Steve Jennings goes off and Stewart Carswell comes on. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Gary Hooper manages to make a clearance. Tom Hateley takes the outswinging corner, save by Fraser Forster.
Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph. The official flags Mohamed Bangura offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
James Forrest finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 4-0 Motherwell.Assist by Gary Hooper.
Beram Kayal produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Clancy on Mohamed Bangura. Tim Clancy shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Beram Kayal.
The ball is swung over by Joe Ledley. Kris Commons is brought on as a substitute for Joe Ledley.
Mohamed Bangura replaces Anthony Stokes.
Sung-Yeung Ki grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 3-0 Motherwell.Joe Ledley provided the assist for the goal.
Beram Kayal challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Clancy restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the area by Steve Jennings misses to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Tom Hateley, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.
Michael Higdon is caught offside. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Murphy, clearance made by Badr El Kaddouri. Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner.
Effort from inside the area by James Forrest misses to the left of the goal.
Keith Lasley challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
Foul by Kelvin Wilson on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Sung-Yeung Ki. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Hateley, save made by Fraser Forster.
Chris Humphrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Badr El Kaddouri. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from left wing, Darren Randolph makes a save.
Anthony Stokes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Badr El Kaddouri crosses the ball.
The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.
Sung-Yeung Ki decides to take a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Kelvin Wilson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan by Kelvin Wilson. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey, Fraser Forster makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Badr El Kaddouri.
Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.
Michael Higdon fouled by Kelvin Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by James Forrest misses to the right of the target.
Gary Hooper is caught offside. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Hateley takes a shot. Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley, Anthony Stokes manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Beram Kayal on Keith Lasley. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.
Chris Humphrey delivers the ball, Beram Kayal makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Kelvin Wilson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Clancy.
The ball is sent over by Chris Humphrey, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.
Steve Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper. Steve Jennings is cautioned. The referee books Gary Hooper for dissent. Sung-Yeung Ki produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Joe Ledley gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 2-0 Motherwell.Anthony Stokes provided the assist for the goal.
Anthony Stokes takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Gary Hooper concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Clancy. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Humphrey comes on in place of Shaun Hutchinson.
Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Michael Higdon results in a free kick. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
James Forrest takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
Gary Hooper takes a shot. Sung-Yeung Ki takes a short corner.
A cross is delivered by Badr El Kaddouri, clearance made by Nicky Law. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Steve Jennings makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Tim Clancy, save made by Fraser Forster.
Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Wilson. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Badr El Kaddouri. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki, Header from deep inside the area by Kelvin Wilson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Effort from inside the area by Michael Higdon misses to the left of the goal.
Tim Clancy delivers the ball, Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Nicky Law, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Beram Kayal results in a free kick. Keith Lasley takes the free kick.
A goal is scored by James Forrest from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Motherwell.Assist by Anthony Stokes.
The ball is delivered by Badr El Kaddouri. The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Hooper. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Rampant Celtic ready for Europa League
Celtic hammered Motherwell 4-0 in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Parkhead to set themselves up perfectly for their Europa League group opener against Atletico Madrid on Thursday night.
Man-of-the match James Forrest helped himself to a brace with further goals from fellow midfielders Joe Ledley and Ki Sung-yueng as the disappointing Steelmen were dismantled with ease.
Neil Lennon's men will travel to Spain with confidence for what is sure to be more difficult task as they remained one point behind SPL leaders Rangers, whom they meet in the first Old Firm derby of the season at Ibrox next Sunday.
All in all, it was a good afternoon's work for the Parkhead side who at no point looked like they may be troubled.
New signing Badr El-Kaddouri, on loan from Dinamo Kiev, took over from left-back Charlie Mulgrew who moved in to the centre of defence at the expense of Daniel Majstorovic, who dropped out altogether.
Right-back Adam Matthews replaced injured Cha Du-ri, while skipper Scott Brown failed a fitness test on his ankle, his place taken by Ledley.
It was a tepid start by the home side, skippered for the day by midfielder Beram Kayal, but they still went ahead after only eight minutes through Forrest.
An impressive move by the Parkhead side saw Gary Hooper link up with strike-partner Anthony Stokes and, when the Irishman's pass split the Well defence, Forrest guided the ball past Well keeper Darren Randolph from 12 yards with some assurance.
The visitors responded and in the 16th minute left-back Steven Hammell worked a one-two with midfielder Keith Lasley inside the Celtic box, but lone-striker Michael Higdon turned after taking the cut-back and drove wide.
However, in the 27th minute, after Randolph had flapped at a Mulgrew corner, the Fir Park side almost fell further behind.
As the ball bounced around inside the box Hooper tried an overhead kick which came off the bar before Fir Park captain Stephen Craigan cleared with Stokes waiting to head the ball in to the empty net.
A minute later Randolph made up for his error with a decent save from Forrest's low drive from the edge of the box.
Just before the half-hour mark Chris Humphrey replaced Shaun Hutchinson who looked to have injured himself and there was soon more woe for Stuart McCall's side.
In the 33rd minute the Steelmen failed to defend properly again and, when Stokes slipped the ball through to Ledley, the Wales midfielder quickly slammed the ball past Randolph.
Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings was then booked for a rash challenge on Hooper with the Celtic striker also seeing yellow for his reaction.
Three minutes from the break Forrest threaded his way to the edge of the Well box again, but sent his shot inches wide of the post before Ledley forced a save from Randolph with a drive from distance.
Good odds were available at half-time for a Motherwell comeback and they would have increased further two minutes into the second half had defender Tim Clancy's wayward pass back, which fooled Randolph, gone in to his own net instead of just past the post.
The Lanarkshire side survived the corner and, when Ki combined with Mulgrew minutes later, they were again lucky that no Celtic player was on the end of the cross which sped across the goal begging to be knocked home.
It seemed all too easy for Celtic and on the hour mark Forrest ran on to a clever flick from Hooper at the edge of the visitors' box, but did not connect with his shot properly and the ball ran past the far post.
However, it was all over in the 67th minute when Ki made it 3-0, the South Korean hammering in a drive from 25 yards after Ledley laid the ball in to his path after taking a Hooper pass.
Lennon's other new signing, Mohamed Bangura, the 22-year-old African striker brought in from AIK Stockholm, came on for Stokes to a great reception from the home fans.
Kayal drove just wide from distance before Forrest grabbed his second in the 73rd minute, running through the dispirited Motherwell defence before knocking the ball past Randolph.
There was a late shout for a Celtic penalty when Clancy clashed with Forrest inside the box but referee Alan Muir was having none of it.
But by then the damage was done.
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