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  • Date:18 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:47,489
  • Commons (4) Commons - pen (38)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

93:45 +3.45

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line.

92:17 +2.17

Shot on goal comes in from Charlie Mulgrew from the free kick.

91:22 +1.22

James Forrest fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick.

90:09 +0.09

James McFadden takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

88:55

The ball is crossed by Henri Anier.

87:46

Iain Vigurs takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

86:39

Efe Ambrose goes off and Amido Balde comes on.

84:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Iain Vigurs.

81:21

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

80:50

Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Henri Anier results in a free kick.

80:11

Teemu Pukki on for Kris Commons.

79:01

Anthony Stokes sent from the field by the ref for serious foul play.

78:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Anthony Stokes.

78:32

Clearance made by Virgil van Dijk.

78:29

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the left by-line.

77:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.

75:41

Henri Anier joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Sutton.

73:51

Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.

73:38

Scott Brown fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.

72:35

Fraser Kerr joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lionel Ainsworth.

69:56

Shot by Iain Vigurs went wide left of the goal.

69:30

Shot by James Forrest.

68:00

An own goal is conceded by Stephen McManus. Celtic 3-0 Motherwell.

66:46

Kris Commons has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

65:24

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.

63:16

Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.

63:09

Stuart Carswell fouled by Joe Ledley, the ref awards a free kick.

62:01

Efe Ambrose shown a yellow card.

61:45

Unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Efe Ambrose results in a free kick.

60:34

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

55:46

Stephen McManus takes the free kick.

55:28

Joe Ledley challenges James McFadden unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:05

Shot by James McFadden. Fraser Forster parries the effort to safety.

52:40

Iain Vigurs takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

48:42

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

47:41

Kris Commons takes a fantastic shot and goes over the bar.

The second half kicks off.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:58 +0.58

Iain Vigurs takes a fantastic shot and cleared the goal.

45:26 +0.26

Lionel Ainsworth fouled by Emilio Izaguirre, the ref awards a free kick.

44:55

Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.

44:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Scott Brown.

41:53

Kris Commons takes a shot. Gunnar Nielsen catches the ball.

40:25

Emilio Izaguirre takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

38:24

Power penalty scored by Kris Commons. Celtic 2-0 Motherwell.

38:00

Penalty awarded for a foul by Gunnar Nielsen on Anthony Stokes.

36:28

Virgil van Dijk takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

35:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.

32:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kris Commons.

31:12

Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

30:47

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Iain Vigurs, free kick awarded.

29:04

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line.

28:43

Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Fraser Forster parries the effort to safety.

22:59

Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

22:54

Scott Brown fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick.

21:03

Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

20:26

Kris Commons fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.

18:17

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

18:08

John Sutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Efe Ambrose.

17:26

Free kick taken by Darnell Fisher.

17:19

Kris Commons fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick.

15:10

Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

14:48

Darnell Fisher is booked.

14:29

Darnell Fisher concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs.

13:58

The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.

12:01

Free kick crossed by Iain Vigurs.

11:52

Unfair challenge on James McFadden by Darnell Fisher results in a free kick.

10:07

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.

8:47

Stephen McManus is cautioned.

8:40

James Forrest fouled by Stephen McManus, the ref awards a free kick.

7:15

Emilio Izaguirre sends in a cross.

4:10

Kris Commons scores with a left foot finish. Celtic 1-0 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Anthony Stokes.

2:44

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.

1:21

Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.

0:58

James McFadden concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Brown.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Lennon hails Celtic's character Neil Lennon praised his Celtic players for bouncing back from their Barcelona beating to help him become the Scottish Professional Football League manager of the month for December. The Parkhead side went into their Champions League dead rubber at the Nou Camp on the back of a thrilling 7-0 Scottish Cup victory over Hearts at Tynecastle and an emphatic 5-0 Scottish Premiership win at Motherwell. However, the Hoops were hammered 6-1 in Catalonia to end their doomed European campaign on a sobering note but they quickly shrugged off the trauma to win the four remaining league games in the month without losing a goal to keep them on course to retain their title. Ahead of the home league game against Motherwell on Saturday, where Celtic will look to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 21 games, the Northern Irishman was asked about the most pleasing aspect of his award. "Probably the reaction from the Barcelona game where we obviously came off the back of a heavy defeat," he said. "The character the team showed more or less straight away was great. "We kept our clean sheet record intact and we were winning games. "We carried that on into the new year with a fantastic (4-0) result against St Mirren so the way they lifted themselves and galvanised themselves after what was a disappointing night (was pleasing)." Celtic went to Turkey for a winter break earlier this month following the convincing win in Paisley where the club played two games in the Antalya Cup. Lennon was pleased to be able to see some of his fringe players in action as others who have featured regularly this season were given some time off. "It was very worthwhile in terms of some of the fringe players getting some games and the boys who have played the majority of the games getting some time to rest," said the former Celtic skipper. "Nir Biton, Teemu Pukki, Amido Balde got some game time and (Derk) Boerrigter, after having injury problems, got plenty of game time in the two games. "I think they got a shot of confidence from that and that is exactly what we were looking for. "So what we have is those four pushing for a place which makes competition in the squad healthier so we are looking forward to Saturday." The Hoops will come up against an in-form Fir Park side looking for their seventh successive league win, following the a shock 1-0 Scottish Cup exit to Albion Rovers and the heavy home defeat to Celtic. Lennon declared himself a fan of Well boss, Stuart McCall, who has guided his side up into third place in the table. "Stuart has done fantastically well, six wins in a row after two really disappointing defeats to ourselves and Albion Rovers," Lennon said "He came in for what I felt was totally unjustified criticism so it shows the measure of the job he has done." Hoops full-back Adam Matthews (calf) is a doubt and will be assessed but Georgios Samaras will return from a hamstring injury. New signing Stefan Johansen will not be included in the squad as he is requiring fitness work and Mo Bangura is ill, while Mikael Lustig (hip), Beram Kayal (foot) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles) remain out. Motherwell pair Simon Ramsden (knee) and Lee Hollis (ankle) both face six weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery this week. Fraser Kerr could replace Ramsden at right-back against Celtic after recovering from a hamstring injury, while Bob McHugh drops out following his loan move to Queen of the South and fellow forward Lee Erwin (knee) remains out. Iain Vigurs believes Motherwell's 5-0 thrashing last month by Saturday's opponents Celtic was "exactly what they needed" to spur the Steelmen on to their recent good form. McCall's side responded to their Hoops humbling in impressive style by winning six consecutive league games and are looking to make it seven for the first time in 81 years. Midfielder Vigurs painfully recalled the dismantling by the league leaders but looked at its upside. "The 5-0 defeat is a bad one to remember," said the 25-year-old. "I have played against Celtic a few times and I think that is the best they have played against my team. "From the word go, their touch and movement was spot on. "But it spurred us on in the last six games where we have played some good football, the best we've played this season. "So it was exactly what we needed. Even though you don't want to ever get beat 5-0, 18 points out of 18 is the perfect way to respond. "We are good enough and strong enough not to think about that 5-0 game, we will be going there looking to get a result."

Formation:433Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 4411Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Fraser Forster
  • Darnell Fisher
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Joe Ledley
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • James Forrest
  • Kris Commons
  • Anthony Stokes
  • SUBS
  • Nir Bitton
  • Amido Balde
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Eoghan O'Connell
  • Bahrudin Atajic
  • Liam Henderson

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Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 5
  • Celtic
  • 06/12/2013
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 05/10/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 28/04/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 27/02/2013
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 02/01/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 29/09/2012

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • K Commons 10
  • A Stokes 7
  • G Samaras 4
  • C Mulgrew 4
  • J Ledley 3
  • T Pukki 3
  • J Forrest 3
  • V van Dijk 3
  • A Balde 2
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • A Matthews 1
  • B Atajic 1

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 11
  • H Anier 7
  • L Ainsworth 5
  • J McFadden 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • S McManus 1
  • I Vigurs 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • Z Francis-Angol 1
  • C Moore 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 45
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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