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  • Date:06 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:10,440
  • Higdon (10)
  • Stokes (13)
    Hooper (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:32 +0.32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCourt by Shaun Hutchinson. Anthony Stokes has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

89:31

James Forrest goes off and Dylan McGeouch comes on.

88:18

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance.

82:29

Gary Hooper fouled by Tim Clancy, the ref awards a free kick. The referee sends off Tim Clancy for serious foul play. (Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Omar Daley coming on for Chris Humphrey. Shaun Hutchinson is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Murphy. Anthony Stokes takes the direct free kick.

81:03

Michael Higdon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

79:02

Gary Hooper grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 1-2 Celtic.Assist by Anthony Stokes.

78:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCourt by Keith Lasley. Direct free kick taken by Victor Wanyama.

76:31

Patrick McCourt on for Georgios Samaras.

76:02

Stewart Carswell replaces Steve Jennings.

75:06

Thomas Rogne fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Beram Kayal delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Darren Randolph makes a save.

73:30

The ball is delivered by Chris Humphrey, clearance made by Thomas Rogne.

72:25

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Georgios Samaras makes a clearance.

71:22

Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line to the near post.

68:28

Nicky Law concedes a free kick for a foul on Beram Kayal. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

66:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Victor Wanyama. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

62:27

Tim Clancy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Matthews, clearance by Tom Hateley.

61:32

The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Murphy for handball. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

59:41

Foul by Georgios Samaras on Tom Hateley, free kick awarded. Tim Clancy takes the free kick.

58:36

Gary Hooper is brought on as a substitute for Kris Commons.

56:11

Beram Kayal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

55:23

Nicky Law takes a shot. Fraser Forster gets a block in.

54:35

The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha.

51:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy by Anthony Stokes. Booking for Anthony Stokes. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

51:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Victor Wanyama. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

50:13

Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Michael Higdon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

49:31

James Forrest produces a cross.

49:15

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.

47:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie Hammell on Du-Ri Cha. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

45:50 +0.50

Unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Steve Jennings results in a free kick. Booking for Steve Jennings for unsporting behaviour. Adam Matthews delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Darren Randolph.

44:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Beram Kayal. Direct free kick taken by Keith Lasley.

42:31

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, Fraser Forster makes a save.

41:51

Corner taken by Tom Hateley played to the near post, clearance made by Victor Wanyama.

40:51

Foul by Steve Jennings on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

40:30

The ball is swung over by Chris Humphrey, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.

39:20

Daniel Majstorovic challenges Michael Higdon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Clancy takes the free kick.

35:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Headed effort from close range by Stephen Craigan goes wide left of the goal.

31:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Michael Higdon. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.

29:09

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

28:41

Centre by Chris Humphrey, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.

27:11

Keith Lasley challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Keith Lasley a yellow card. Kris Commons crosses the ball in from the free kick.

27:06

Centre by Georgios Samaras, Tim Clancy manages to make a clearance.

24:00

Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Forrest. The ball is sent over by Kris Commons, Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, Tom Hateley makes a clearance. James Forrest fouled by Stevie Hammell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Rogne.

23:51

The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, clearance made by Stephen Craigan.

22:19

Beram Kayal fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Adam Matthews, clearance by Tim Clancy.

18:47

Unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Steve Jennings results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

18:14

Daniel Majstorovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Higdon. Tim Clancy takes the free kick.

16:24

Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras. Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

12:55

Corner taken by Kris Commons, Anthony Stokes finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-1 Celtic.Assist by Georgios Samaras.

10:28

Tom Hateley crosses the ball, Michael Higdon grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-0 Celtic.Tom Hateley provided the assist for the goal.

10:12

Tom Hateley decides to take a short corner.

9:39

Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.

9:18

Jamie Murphy produces a cross, clearance by Victor Wanyama.

8:45

The referee penalises Georgios Samaras for handball. Direct free kick taken by Tim Clancy.

6:30

Unfair challenge on Steve Jennings by Anthony Stokes results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stevie Hammell from right channel, save made by Fraser Forster.

5:55

Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Thomas Rogne manages to make a clearance.

5:48

Centre by Chris Humphrey, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance.

5:32

The ball is swung over by Stevie Hammell.

5:09

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Hateley, Fraser Forster makes a clearance.

4:31

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley to the near post, clearance by Victor Wanyama.

2:14

Daniel Majstorovic fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.

0:48

Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Keith Lasley results in a free kick. Kris Commons delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

0:28

James Forrest produces a cross, clearance by Stephen Craigan.

Match Preview

Mixed news for Well Motherwell left-back Stevie Hammell (ankle) is a major doubt for the visit of Celtic but Steve Jennings has recovered from the back spasm that forced him out of the victory at Inverness. Motherwell manager Stuart McCall revealed he had a "couple of doubts" for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash but would make a decision nearer kick-off. Bob McHugh (ankle), Lee Hollis (hip) and Steven Saunders (Achilles) remain on the sidelines. Neil Lennon wants Celtic to be on guard when they return to Fir Park for the first time since they lost 2-0 in February. A John Sutton double put a dent in the Hoops' ultimately fruitless Clydesdale Bank Premier League hopes, but they repaid Well with a 4-0 thrashing at Parkhead before a comfortable 3-0 win over the Lanarkshire side in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden. Celtic recorded another 4-0 win over the Steelmen in September but go into this game three points adrift of their second-placed hosts, albeit with a game in hand. The Parkhead manager is hoping there is no adverse reaction to Thursday night's morale-boosting 3-1 Europa League Group I win over Rennes at Parkhead. "I think that 2-0 defeat at Fir Park hurt the players and it was off the back of a good win against Rangers," said Lennon. "We had a good win on Thursday night but we have to be very careful that we don't slip into the same level of performance that we had at Fir Park that day. "I think the pitch will be in better state this time, which might suit us better, but with Motherwell being at home it will be a tough game." "Stuart McCall has done a fabulous job there," Lennon added. "They still have the same personnel which got them to the cup final last season. "They lost John Sutton, who could have been a big loss, but (Michael) Higdon has come in and done very well. "They have been very consistent and their results home and away they have been excellent. "There is obviously a good collective spirit there and they are a good football team as well." Glenn Loovens is out for Celtic. The Dutch defender suffered a recurrence of a hamstring complaint against Rennes. Thomas Rogne was ineligible for the game against the French club while Badr El-Kaddouri was cup-tied and both return. Joe Ledley (calf) and Ki Sung-yueng (illness) are doubts.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Tim Clancy
  • Stephen Craigan
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Keith Lasley
  • Steve Jennings
  • Nicky Law
  • Michael Higdon
  • Jamie Murphy
  • SUBS
  • Tom Bradley
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Omar Daley
  • Ross Forbes
  • Gary Smith
  • Jonathan Page
  • Stewart Carswell

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Match Report

Hooper last show lifts Hoops A late goal by Celtic substitute Gary Hooper at Motherwell secured Celtic a 2-1 win and took them into second place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. It was a hard-fought win for Neil Lennon's side who once again had to come back from conceding an early goal when Well striker Michael Higdon headed the home side into the lead in the 11th minute from a Tom Hateley cross. However, 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 tap in a Stokes cut-back from close range before Well defender Tim Clancy was handed a straight red for kicking out at Hooper. Celtic have a game in hand over Rangers and by the way their fans celebrated at the end there is still genuine belief the champions can be caught although the Hoops boss will want some easier afternoons on the way. Lennon made two changes to his side for the keenly-awaited trip to Lanarkshire, one enforced. Thomas Rogne replaced the injured Glenn Loovens at the heart of the Celtic defence while midfielder Commons came in for Paddy McCourt who dropped to the bench. Well defender Stevie Hammell passed a late fitness test on his ankle knock while midfielder Steve Jennings, who had recovered from a back injury, came in for Shaun Hutchinson who started as substitute. Lennon's side went into the game with confidence after beating Rennes 3-1 in the Europa League at Celtic Park on Thursday night. But it was the visitors who had to withstand a series of Hateley early corners as Stuart McCall's men pressed for the opener. And it was in the 11th minute, from a short corner taken with Nicky Law, that Hateley crossed into the box for the burly Higdon to glance a header past Fraser Forster from six yards out. It was an all-too familiar lapse in concentration from the Hoops defence who looked around in wonderment. However, three minute later the Parkhead men were level when a Commons corner from the left was helped on by striker Samaras and Stokes was at the back post to volley past Well keeper Darren Randolph. The match was living up to its promise as Celtic began to dominate possession. In the 25th minute Samaras had a chance when Commons' driven free-kick from 30 yards ricocheted to his feet eight yards out but his shot was deflected past for corner from which Rogne's header at the back post was blocked. After Motherwell midfielder Keith Lasley picked up a booking for catching Hoops skipper Beram Kayal, Higdon had a poorly-struck drive from 12 yards easily scooped up by Forster after Jamie Murphy had fed the ball into the box. In the 36th minute Well skipper Stephen Craigan headed a Hateley corner high and wide but by this time the early ferocity had subsided. It was all to play for at the start of the second half which began with Celtic looking the more determined. In the 49th minute a long punt from Celtic stopper Daniel Majstorovic saw Stokes racing past Craigan and into the box but the former Hibernian striker appeared to be caught just a little by the Fir Park veteran and was off-balance as his shot was blocked by Randolph. Three minutes later Stokes picked up a booking for dissent by Charlie Richmond after being penalised for tangling with Clancy as he tried to go past the Well defender down the line. It looked like the Celtic player had just cause for his grievance but as the tempo was cranked up again, Commons was denied by a robust penalty-box tackle by Jennings. At the other end Forster had to rush from his line to block Law who had moved on to a clever lobbed pass from Lasley at the edge of the box. Hooper replaced Commons in the 58th minute and he teamed up with Stokes in attack for a combination that would later prove lethal. In the 76th minute Stuart Carswell replaced Jennings while McCourt came on for Samaras and play continued to rage from end to end, uncontrollably at times. But with time running out, McCourt dribbled to the edge of the Motherwell box and played in Stokes who drove the ball across goal for Hooper to knock in from almost on the line. In the 82nd minute Clancy was sent off after appearing to kick out at Hooper and with it went any real chance of a Well comeback, although the same cannot be said of Celtic's title hopes. end

Form Guide

    LWWWDW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • LWLDWD

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 10/09/2011
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 15/05/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 27/02/2011
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 29/12/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 29/08/2010
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 01/05/2010

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Murphy 4
  • K Lasley 3
  • M Higdon 3
  • T Hateley 2
  • S Hammell 1
  • C Humphrey 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1

Celtic

  • A Stokes 5
  • G Hooper 4
  • S Ki 4
  • J Forrest 4
  • J Ledley 3
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • B El Kaddouri 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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