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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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94mins

The match has reached full-time.

94mins

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

93mins

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

92mins

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

91mins

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

89mins

The ball is crossed by Henri Anier.

88mins

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

87mins

Efe Ambrose goes off and Amido Balde comes on.

85mins

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

82mins

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

81mins

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

81mins

Teemu Pukki on for Kris Commons.

80mins

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

79mins

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

79mins

Clearance made by Virgil van Dijk.

79mins

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

78mins

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

76mins

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

74mins

Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.

74mins

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

73mins

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

70mins

Shot by Iain Vigurs went wide left of the goal.

70mins

Shot by James Forrest.

68mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

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

64mins

Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

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

63mins

Efe Ambrose shown a yellow card.

62mins

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

61mins

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

56mins

Stephen McManus takes the free kick.

56mins

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

55mins

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

53mins

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

49mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

48mins

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

46mins

The second half kicks off.

46mins

The referee calls an end to the first half.

46mins

Iain Vigurs takes a fantastic shot and cleared the goal.

46mins

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

45mins

Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.

45mins

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

42mins

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

41mins

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

39mins

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

38mins

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

37mins

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

36mins

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

33mins

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

32mins

Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

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

30mins

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

29mins

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

23mins

Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

23mins

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

22mins

Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

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

19mins

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

19mins

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

18mins

Free kick taken by Darnell Fisher.

18mins

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

16mins

Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.

15mins

Darnell Fisher is booked.

15mins

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

14mins

The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.

13mins

Free kick crossed by Iain Vigurs.

12mins

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

11mins

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

9mins

Stephen McManus is cautioned.

9mins

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

8mins

Emilio Izaguirre sends in a cross.

5mins

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

3mins

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

2mins

Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.

1mins

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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Match Report

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

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