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Short corner taken by Dylan McGeouch.
Dylan McGeouch takes a shot. Stevie Hammell gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Keith Lasley misses to the left of the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Keith Lasley. Booking for Keith Lasley. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Robert McHugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Matthews. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Omar Daley coming on for Zaine Francis-Angol. Robert McHugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Henrik Ojamaa.
(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Thomas Rogne coming on for Efe Ambrose. Corner taken short by Tom Hateley.
Dylan McGeouch comes on in place of Kris Commons.
Gary Hooper gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Motherwell.Assist by Georgios Samaras.
Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Zaine Francis-Angol manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Nicky Law.
Short corner taken by Tom Hateley.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Kelvin Wilson on Jamie Murphy. Victor Wanyama is cautioned. Fraser Forster is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Penalty taken by Tom Hateley is saved by Fraser Forster. Celtic 0-0 Motherwell.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Murphy, Fraser Forster makes a save.
Tony Watt takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Tony Watt coming on for Beram Kayal.
Tom Hateley has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Fraser Kerr challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Beram Kayal takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Humphrey. Indirect free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
Beram Kayal produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance made by Fraser Kerr.
Keith Lasley has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, save by Darren Randolph.
Henrik Ojamaa booked for unsporting behaviour. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Mulgrew, save by Darren Randolph.
Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance by Zaine Francis-Angol.
Victor Wanyama takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Beram Kayal challenges Jamie Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick. Beram Kayal receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Zaine Francis-Angol on Adam Matthews, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
Close range effort by Efe Ambrose goes over the bar.
Shot from outside the box by Keith Lasley misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Mulgrew.
Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Blocked by Fraser Kerr.
Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Effort on goal by Kris Commons from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Jamie Murphy has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
Unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Chris Humphrey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.
Tom Hateley takes a short corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Tom Hateley. Charlie Mulgrew goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
Nicky Law takes a shot. Efe Ambrose gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley.
Corner taken by Kris Commons.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Stevie Hammell. Charlie Mulgrew sends in a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Efe Ambrose misses to the right of the target.
Effort on goal by Jamie Murphy from just inside the area clears the bar.
Shot from long range by Victor Wanyama goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Effort on goal by Georgios Samaras from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Beram Kayal concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Hateley. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Gary Hooper offside. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, clearance made by Stevie Hammell.
The ball is sent over by Georgios Samaras, clearance made by Simon Ramsden.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
Charlie Mulgrew takes a outswinging corner.
Handball decision goes against Nicky Law. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Charlie Mulgrew, save by Darren Randolph.
Gary Hooper takes a shot. Fantastic save by Darren Randolph.
Shot by Gary Hooper from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Kris Commons produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Tom Hateley makes a clearance.
Georgios Samaras is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons, clearance by Stevie Hammell.
The ball is delivered by Gary Hooper, Nicky Law makes a clearance.
Brown: SPL title race far from over
Scott Brown has stepped outside the common consensus by insisting that Celtic do not already have the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title in the bag.
Despite the 1-0 defeat by Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday, which ended a six-match winning run, Neil Lennon's men remain six points ahead of Inverness and with a game in hand.
The Celtic manager's demeanour in the post-match press conference appeared to be of a man who, in the knowledge that traditional rivals Rangers are playing in the Irn-Bru Third Division this season, believes his side are in little danger of losing their SPL crown, a belief shared by almost everyone in Scottish football.
However, ahead of the visit of Motherwell, Parkhead skipper Brown refused to agree.
"The league is far from over," he said. "It is definitely not done and dusted. It was shown against Hibs that it is hard no matter where you play, home or away.
"It's been difficult for us recently but we have to kick on with our home form and get back to winning ways. We have to keep going.
"We are a few points clear and we have a game in hand as well so that is going to help us, but it is going to be tough against Motherwell.
"They have got some good young players, they started off the season well and then had a little dip but they seem to be going really well again.
"So it's going to be a tough game, it is going to be hard but hopefully there will be a big crowd and we get back to winning ways."
The visit of the Steelmen will be the last SPL game Celtic will play before the winter break which Brown believes will be beneficial to the squad.
Chris Humphrey feels fellow Motherwell winger Jamie Murphy's imminent move is overdue reward for his form.
Murphy looks set to play his last game for the club in Wednesday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Celtic Park after holding talks with npower League One promotion hopefuls Sheffield United.
Murphy rejected a move to Blackpool on the final day of last January's transfer window in order to help Motherwell seal a slot in the Champions League qualifiers but his salute to the Fir Park fans following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock looked like a farewell.
Manager Stuart McCall expects the 23-year-old to move on after the Celtic Park clash and Humphrey feels his team-mate will go on to bigger things.
The Jamaica international said: "I'm sure it will be emotional for him and I'm sure it was emotional for his last home game. But he will be looking forward to it and will want to leave on a high.
"He has been terrific for the four years that I have been here. I think it's a long time overdue. He has done terrifically well and I wish him all the best.
"Obviously we will see him for the game on Wednesday but he deserves everything he gets because he has been fantastic."
Murphy has scored nine goals in his last 13 games from midfield and Humphrey believes his friend can improve further.
"I think he can be unbelievable," the former Shrewsbury winger said. "He has always had the right head on him to do well and I think he can go on to big things."
Murphy has a difficult game to make a farewell impression with Motherwell having scored just three times in their last 12 visits to Celtic Park, although that meagre return has yielded four points and they sit just six points behind Celtic.
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