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  • Date:28 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:7,503
  • Ojamaa (44)
    Higdon - pen (49) Fraser Forster - og (54)
  • Hooper (39)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Kallum Higginbotham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Law. Anthony Stokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from the edge of the area hitting the post.

90mins

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

89mins

Shot by Anthony Stokes. Blocked by Shaun Hutchinson.

89mins

Zaine Francis-Angol joins the action as a substitute, replacing Henrik Ojamaa.

84mins

Shot by Anthony Stokes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target. Stewart Carswell replaces James McFadden.

81mins

Corner taken short by Charlie Mulgrew. Shot from just outside the area by Patrick McCourt goes over the bar.

80mins

Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper. Keith Lasley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mikael Lustig restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Tony Watt fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick. Emilio Izaguirre takes the direct free kick.

77mins

James McFadden fouled by Patrick McCourt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley. Effort on goal by Nicky Law from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar. Georgios Samaras goes off and Anthony Stokes comes on.

75mins

Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. Patrick McCourt takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

73mins

Tom Rogic goes off and Dylan McGeouch comes on.

71mins

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Comfortable save by Fraser Forster.

69mins

James McFadden takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a fantastic save. The referee blows for offside against Tony Watt. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

69mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew played to the near post, clearance by Tom Hateley.

67mins

Shot from 20 yards from Henrik Ojamaa. Save made by Fraser Forster.

67mins

Thomas Rogne goes off and Patrick McCourt comes on.

64mins

Shot by Chris Humphrey. Fantastic save by Fraser Forster. Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley to the near post, Emilio Izaguirre manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Michael Higdon. Michael Higdon booked. Mikael Lustig takes the free kick.

62mins

Beram Kayal takes a shot from 30 yards. Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by James McFadden from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

57mins

Georgios Samaras challenges Tom Hateley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.

55mins

Fraser Forster puts the ball into his own net. Motherwell 3-1 Celtic.Assist by Tom Hateley.

51mins

The referee blows for offside against Henrik Ojamaa. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

49mins

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa. Charlie Mulgrew goes into the referee's book for dissent. Michael Higdon scores a placed penalty. Motherwell 2-1 Celtic.Assist by Henrik Ojamaa.

48mins

Thomas Rogne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McFadden. James McFadden has an effort direct from the free kick. Shot from long distance by Chris Humphrey goes wide of the left-hand upright.

45mins

Henrik Ojamaa scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-1 Celtic.Assist by Keith Lasley.

43mins

Keith Lasley fouled by Victor Wanyama, the ref awards a free kick. Victor Wanyama receives a yellow card. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Keith Lasley challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick. Victor Wanyama has a drilled shot. Blocked by Chris Humphrey.

40mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Goal scored by Gary Hooper from close range low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Celtic.Tony Watt provided the assist for the goal.

38mins

Shot by Henrik Ojamaa. Comfortable save by Fraser Forster. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Stevie Hammell makes a clearance.

36mins

Short corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line. Effort on goal by Chris Humphrey from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

34mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot from 6 yards. Save by Darren Randolph. Victor Wanyama produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

32mins

The referee blows for offside. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

30mins

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Charlie Mulgrew has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.

29mins

Tony Watt fouled by Henrik Ojamaa, the ref awards a free kick. Mikael Lustig restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

Effort from close in by Gary Hooper goes wide left of the target.

27mins

Effort on goal by James McFadden from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

26mins

Henrik Ojamaa is adjudged to have handled the ball. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

24mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Higdon. Foul by Mikael Lustig on Nicky Law, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Chris Humphrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama. Victor Wanyama restarts play with the free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the inswinging corner, save by Darren Randolph.

18mins

Effort from 25 yards by Beram Kayal. Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save. Charlie Mulgrew fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

11mins

Stevie Hammell concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Thomas Rogne takes the free kick.

9mins

Unfair challenge on James McFadden by Beram Kayal results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick. Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Mulgrew. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

8mins

Tony Watt fouled by Simon Ramsden, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick. Header from deep inside the area by Thomas Rogne goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

7mins

Corner taken short by Tom Hateley. Centre by Tom Hateley.

7mins

Foul by Thomas Rogne on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Keith Lasley takes the free kick.

6mins

Tom Rogic has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

3mins

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Georgios Samaras, free kick awarded. The referee cautions Shaun Hutchinson for unsporting behaviour. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Tony Watt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

1mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Thomas Rogne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

Match Preview

Lennon hails McCall revolution Celtic manager Neil Lennon has credited Stuart McCall with changing the face of Motherwell. Motherwell go into Sunday's meeting with Celtic in second place behind the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions and looking to secure a second consecutive season as the best team outside Glasgow. McCall has also led Motherwell to the Scottish Cup final and Champions League qualifiers in less than two-and-a-half years in charge and Lennon has been impressed with his work. "I wouldn't say they have over-achieved but what I think he has done is changed the face of Motherwell," Lennon said. "They play great football, very good attacking football. They have a good core, a good work ethic and they are very consistent. "He has signed a new contract so obviously he is very happy to stay in that environment and I think that will settle the players as well. "He has been a little bit imaginative and brought in (James) McFadden out of nowhere really and given him a lease of life. He is rolling back the years with the style of football that he is playing. "So I think he has done a fantastic job." Celtic travel to Lanarkshire without four players who Lennon gave a week off after they clinched the title last Sunday. Defenders Efe Ambrose and Kelvin Wilson and midfield pair Joe Ledley and Kris Commons will all be absent along with unfit trio Lassad Nouioui, Scott Brown and Adam Matthews. With others set to get next week off, Lennon is hoping to keep his team fresh for the William Hill Scottish Cup final against Hibernian. Meanwhile, Lennon will hold talks about his future as Celtic manager after the Hampden showpiece on May 26. The Northern Irishman has guided the club to the title this season in fine style and could secure the double with victory over Hibs later this month. But Lennon admits he is not sure what the future holds after that and has not ruled out an exit from Celtic Park this summer. When asked where his future lies on the BBC's Football Focus programme, Lennon said: "I don't know." He added: "I've got magnificent support from chief executive Peter (Lawwell) and the board, I've got a great club here and a great group of young players. "But you just don't know what's around the corner and what challenges lie ahead for you, not just in your professional life, but in your personal life as well. "So we'll take stock of everything after the Cup final, have a sit down and see what we do for next year." Stevie Hammell has hailed Motherwell team-mate Michael Higdon for winning over the fans and securing what he believes is a well-deserved nomination for PFA Scotland player of the year. It took a few months for some Motherwell fans to appreciate Higdon's attributes after he arrived from St Mirren in the summer of 2011 but he is now the holder of the club post-war record for league goals scored in a top-flight season with 24 so far ahead of the visit of Celtic. Hammell said: "I'm delighted for big Higgy. I think he deserves it. The goals he has scored have been excellent. "We have players who can create chances but he tucks them away and makes it look easy. "He has been scoring all kinds of goals - the two he scores up at Tannadice last week were excellent." The 31-year-old added: "He has shown great character. It was only a small minority of fans but you could hear them at games and you could see it was getting to him. "But he slowly turned it around and he has been scoring goals for fun this season. "He has come back from being someone who gets a little bit of stick to someone who is one of the fans' favourites, so fair play to him." Celtic manager Lennon was not quite so pleased with the four-man award shortlist, which also contains Hibernian talisman Leigh Griffiths, Inverness playmaker Andrew Shinnie and Aberdeen forward Niall McGinn. Lennon described the absence of any of his title-winning side as "abysmal" and a "smack in the face" for their efforts in reaching the last 16 of the Champions League. Hammell said: "I can see why they are disappointed about it, they are top of the league and have done well in the cups and in Europe. "But you hear the arguments for the other way: because they have done really well as a team, there has not been one stand-out individual. "They have had six or seven players who have done really well but not one stand-out. "If you ask Celtic fans who is their player of the year, a lot of them would come up with a different one." Motherwell have a full squad to choose from. Manager Stuart McCall is likely to field the same team that beat Dundee United 3-1 at Tannadice last Friday night.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 4231Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Simon Ramsden
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Keith Lasley
  • Nicky Law
  • James McFadden
  • Henrik Ojamaa
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Robert McHugh
  • Stewart Carswell
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Adam Cummins

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWWDW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • LLWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 27/02/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 24
  • N Law 6
  • T Hateley 3
  • R McHugh 3
  • H Ojamaa 3
  • J McFadden 2
  • C Humphrey 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • O Daley 1
  • K Higginbotham 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 18
  • K Commons 9
  • G Samaras 7
  • J Ledley 6
  • V Wanyama 6
  • T Watt 5
  • C Mulgrew 4
  • S Brown 3
  • A Stokes 3
  • M Lustig 3
  • E Ambrose 3
  • L Nouioui 3
  • NL Miku 2
  • A Matthews 2
  • J Forrest 1
  • R Gershon 1
  • D McGeouch 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 59
  • 11 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 126
    • Goals per game 82
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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