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  • Date:27 Feb 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:8,641
  • Humphrey (30) Higdon (72)
  • Samaras (62)
Goal!

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89:50

Simon Ramsden fouled by Kris Commons, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

87:39

Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Randolph by Victor Wanyama. Robert McHugh is brought on as a substitute for Michael Higdon. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

84:38

James Forrest has an effort at goal. Save by Darren Randolph.

83:11

The ball is sent over by James Forrest, Kris Commons takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

79:29

Simon Ramsden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

78:10

Henrik Ojamaa fouled by Efe Ambrose, the ref awards a free kick. Kallum Higginbotham on for Henrik Ojamaa. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

76:26

Simon Ramsden challenges Kris Commons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.

75:53

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

75:22

Henrik Ojamaa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Rogne. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

73:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Carswell on Gary Hooper. Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

72:15

Michael Higdon scores a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Motherwell 2-1 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Nicky Law.

70:26

James McFadden leaves the field to be replaced by Stewart Carswell. Gary Hooper comes on in place of Anthony Stokes.

69:32

Efe Ambrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Keith Lasley.

65:55

Anthony Stokes challenges Simon Ramsden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

64:40

Victor Wanyama concedes a free kick for a foul on Henrik Ojamaa. Booking for Victor Wanyama for unsporting behaviour. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick. The official flags Michael Higdon offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

62:25

Georgios Samaras scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Motherwell 1-1 Celtic.Assist by James Forrest.

59:45

Efe Ambrose on for Beram Kayal. Corner taken by Kris Commons played to the near post, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.

58:42

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law played to the near post, clearance made by Victor Wanyama.

57:31

Effort from 12 yards by Kris Commons. Save by Darren Randolph.

54:41

Effort on goal by Joe Ledley from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

53:44

Joe Ledley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Rogic.

52:12

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Law, clearance made by Georgios Samaras.

51:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Tom Rogic. Kris Commons takes the direct free kick.

49:58

Corner taken by Kris Commons played to the near post, Michael Higdon makes a clearance.

47:55

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by James McFadden from the left by-line, Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.

44:51

Stevie Hammell concedes a free kick for a foul on Beram Kayal. James Forrest takes the free kick.

43:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Beram Kayal. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

42:15

Foul by Beram Kayal on Henrik Ojamaa, free kick awarded. Beram Kayal is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.

39:11

Michael Higdon produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

38:27

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Stokes. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

33:12

Kris Commons produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

30:26

Chris Humphrey finds the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-0 Celtic.Assist by Nicky Law.

29:30

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

28:14

Nicky Law takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Thomas Rogne.

25:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Higdon. Indirect free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

21:02

Foul by Beram Kayal on Keith Lasley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.

20:12

Henrik Ojamaa is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Thomas Rogne restarts play with the free kick.

16:59

James McFadden challenges Adam Matthews unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Kris Commons from the free kick.

16:24

Shot by Keith Lasley. Save by Fraser Forster.

14:19

Stevie Hammell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Forrest. Adam Matthews restarts play with the free kick.

12:28

Shot by Tom Rogic from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

11:50

Henrik Ojamaa challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Victor Wanyama takes the direct free kick.

8:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Stokes. Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.

7:58

Simon Ramsden has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

7:27

Unfair challenge on James McFadden by Beram Kayal results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

6:38

Thomas Rogne fouled by Henrik Ojamaa, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

5:41

Anthony Stokes is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

5:19

Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Direct free kick taken by Kris Commons.

3:55

Tom Rogic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley. Shot on goal comes in from Nicky Law from the free kick.

1:38

Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Georgios Samaras results in a free kick. Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.

0:57

Tom Rogic fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Rogne restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

McCall focused on task at hand Stuart McCall claims he has been too busy masterminding what he hopes will be Motherwell's return to form against Celtic on Wednesday night to even have time to think about his new deal. The Fir Park boss revealed earlier this month that he was close to signing a contract extension with the Steelmen and did not anticipate any obstacles in extending his stay in Lanarkshire. He remains confident that his future will be tied up sooner rather than later. But, having suffered back to back defeats against Dundee United and Ross County ahead of the visit of the champions, his thoughts have been occupied with more pressing matters. McCall said: "It's not something that's been on my mind after Saturday. "I went down to Wembley to watch my old team Bradford on Sunday so, coming in on Monday, my full focus has been on this game on Wednesday night. You've got to prepare correctly. There's not any reason for it, we've just not sat down with my representatives. There's no big dilemma with it." Celtic head into the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash bolstered by 12 goals in their last three outings, since losing to Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League. But McCall is hoping a timely return to form for his own side will see Well match their visitors on the night. He said: "They've got an array of talent and a really good strong squad and they are putting in the performances at the moment. It's like any time we play the Old Firm, we are going to have to be at our best. "I'm confident in the group of players that we've got that if we are at our best, then we can push them close. Our approach will be to try to win the game and be as positive as we possibly can." McCall's players have been made well aware they must show a significant improvement on Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Ross County. He said: "I've got to be honest and say I can't remember the last time we were as limp and flat as that. I watched the game back and I don't know what it was but it certainly wasn't acceptable. "It's not often you get every one of the team under performing and that's what we had on Saturday. That's not taking anything away from Ross County, who did the job. It's history now and we've got to make sure we don't have any more of those performances." Fraser Kerr (illness) misses out, while fellow defender Zaine Francis-Angol is a doubt after being forced out of Saturday's match. Neil Lennon insists Celtic players have more than enough targets to ensure their season does not run out of steam. The Hoops have garnered 62 points after 28 games and, 21 clear of Inverness at the top of the table, are striding unchallenged towards retaining their title. T Parkhead manager pointed to several reasons why his side should be motivated to carry on from their 5-0 drubbing of Dundee at the weekend. "We want to win our remaining 10 games and finish the season strongly," said the former Celtic captain. "I think the points total is important, we had 92 and 93 in the last two seasons so we would like to get up around 90 again and we still have a bit of work to do to make that target. "I want these young players to keep progressing and try and adapt to any environment or challenge that is put in front of them. "We have scored 100 goals already this season so can we get close to 100 league goals? Can we get 90-plus points, can Gary Hooper get 30-plus goals, can Fraser Forster keep clean sheets, can the midfield pitch in with more goals? There is so much still to play for. "It's a great time to be involved with Celtic." Skipper Scott Brown and defender Mikael Lustig will be missing again. Brown has seen a specialist about his abductor problem and will discover on Monday if he requires surgery while Lustig is out with a thigh injury. Defender Charlie Mulgrew is a doubt with a glute problem.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Darren Randolph
  • Simon Ramsden
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Adam Cummins
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Keith Lasley
  • Nicky Law
  • James McFadden
  • Michael Higdon
  • Henrik Ojamaa
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Steven Saunders
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Robert McHugh
  • Omar Daley
  • Stewart Carswell
  • Euan Murray

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLWLL
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 02/01/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 29/09/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 22/04/2012
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 25/02/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 06/11/2011
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 10/09/2011

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 17
  • N Law 4
  • R McHugh 3
  • T Hateley 2
  • H Ojamaa 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • O Daley 1
  • C Humphrey 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 14
  • V Wanyama 6
  • K Commons 5
  • J Ledley 5
  • T Watt 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • S Brown 3
  • A Stokes 3
  • E Ambrose 3
  • L Nouioui 3
  • M Lustig 2
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • NL Miku 2
  • A Matthews 2
  • J Forrest 1
  • R Gershon 1
  • D McGeouch 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 43
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 105
    • Goals per game 67
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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