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  • Date:06 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:9,117
  • Commons (43) Commons (43)
    Ambrose (53) Commons (75)
    Stokes (77) Atajic (90)
Goal!

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The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:54 +0.54

Bahrudin Atajic grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Motherwell 0-5 Celtic.

88:30

Stuart Carswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Virgil van Dijk.

87:29

Derk Boerrigter takes a shot.

83:13

(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Liam Henderson coming on for Scott Brown.

83:00

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

80:18

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

78:47

Bahrudin Atajic replaces Kris Commons.

78:23

Derk Boerrigter replaces Teemu Pukki.

77:17

Anthony Stokes grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Motherwell 0-4 Celtic.Assist by Teemu Pukki.

75:12

Kris Commons slots the ball right footed into the goal. Motherwell 0-3 Celtic.Emilio Izaguirre provided the assist for the goal.

74:58

Shot by Emilio Izaguirre. Gunnar Nielsen fumbles the ball.

73:13

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

73:02

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

70:48

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

70:41

Efe Ambrose fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick.

70:34

Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.

70:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Emilio Izaguirre.

68:07

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

67:50

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Gunnar Nielsen parries the ball away.

65:31

Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.

65:24

Scott Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs.

64:14

Keith Lasley takes the free kick.

64:04

Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Kris Commons results in a free kick.

61:28

Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

60:28

Foul by Stuart Carswell on Kris Commons, free kick awarded.

59:18

Craig Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Henri Anier.

57:43

Clearance by Steven Hammell.

56:36

Kris Commons takes the free kick.

56:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Hammell on Scott Brown.

56:05

Scott Brown has an effort at goal. Gunnar Nielsen parries the effort to safety.

55:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Efe Ambrose on Craig Moore.

53:35

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line. Efe Ambrose scores with a header. Motherwell 0-2 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Charlie Mulgrew.

53:15

Efe Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

53:00

Unfair challenge on Efe Ambrose by John Sutton results in a free kick.

51:24

Free kick taken by Joe Ledley.

51:18

Unfair challenge on Teemu Pukki by Keith Lasley results in a free kick.

47:25

Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

47:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Virgil van Dijk on Craig Moore.

45:51

The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.

45:37

Keith Lasley is given a yellow card.

The second half begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

43:09

Kris Commons scores with a right foot finish. Motherwell 0-1 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Joe Ledley.

41:07

Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.

40:54

John Sutton challenges Virgil van Dijk unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:11

Gunnar Nielsen manages to make a clearance.

37:55

Kris Commons takes a shot.

35:58

Keith Lasley takes the free kick.

35:48

Virgil van Dijk concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton.

35:21

Free kick taken by Gunnar Nielsen.

35:17

Anthony Stokes is ruled offside.

34:23

Teemu Pukki takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

28:42

Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

28:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Kris Commons.

27:20

Shot by Iain Vigurs went over the crossbar.

24:19

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

22:42

The ball is swung over by Charlie Mulgrew.

22:32

Corner taken by Emilio Izaguirre.

20:34

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

19:26

Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

19:19

Unfair challenge on Charlie Mulgrew by Craig Moore results in a free kick.

18:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cummins by Emilio Izaguirre.

16:16

Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

15:23

Teemu Pukki fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.

10:03

Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9:42

(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Adam Cummins coming on for Fraser Kerr.

8:44

Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley.

7:40

Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

7:31

Foul by Iain Vigurs on Kris Commons, free kick awarded.

6:05

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

4:25

Anthony Stokes restarts play with the free kick.

4:12

Foul by Iain Vigurs on Kris Commons, free kick awarded.

1:34

Free kick taken by Gunnar Nielsen.

1:30

Foul by Teemu Pukki on Simon Ramsden, free kick awarded.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

McCall puts pain into perspective Motherwell boss Stuart McCall says he cannot wallow in the pain of his side's shock William Hill Scottish Cup exit while nine families are coming to terms with the tragic Glasgow helicopter crash. The Fir Park manager admits he struggled to get out of bed in the days that followed Saturday's last-gasp 1-0 defeat to local rivals Albion Rovers. But the former Scotland midfielder says the fatal incident in nearby Glasgow which saw nine people lose their lives when a police helicopter crashed into the Clutha pub has put his troubles into perspective. McCall said: "As proud and as happy as I was a few seasons ago when we managed to get to a Scottish Cup final for the first time in 20-odd years, it was nothing compared to how low I felt after last Saturday. "We had a youth-team game the next day that I went to and to be honest, I'd have rather stayed in bed because I didn't want to face folk. "But you have to put things in perspective. It was a horrendous result but you look at the terribly sad news that came out on Friday from Glasgow, then it doesn't compare. No one died at the game and we have got to move on." Well looked set to take the fourth-round tie to a replay when Gary Phillips struck in the final minute to secure a famous win for the Steelmen's Lanarkshire neighbours. McCall admitted Motherwell contributed to their own downfall but has now challenged his team to respond by beating Scottish Premiership champions Celtic when they host the Hoops on Friday night. "I remember being a young boy as a Leeds fan and watching as we got beat by Colchester. I also remember Newcastle getting beat by Hereford, York City going to Old Trafford and beating Manchester United. "Even this season, Morton went to Celtic Park and won after 120 minutes to record a real upset. "So these things happen. We were not good enough. We didn't have enough people going past their opponents in one-on-one situations. "We didn't deserve to lose the game but we certainly didn't deserve to win it. It looked like a 0-0 all over but you leave yourself open to a sucker punch. "It's one of the worst results we've had as a club and one of the worst since I've been a manager. But it's about how you bounce back." McCall has been forced to rule out four members of his squad for the game - but does at least welcome three other players back from injury. Bob McHugh suffered a leg knock against Albion, while Zaine Francis-Angol (groin), Lee Erwin (knee) and goalkeeper Lee Hollis (ankle) are also unavailable. However, he is boosted by the return of wide men Iain Vigurs (thigh) and Lionel Ainsworth (calf), as well as full-back Simon Ramsden (hamstring). Meanwhile, Celtic manager Neil Lennon is looking to bring players in next month so his team can hit the ground running in the Champions League qualifiers - but he refused to say whether or not James Vaughan was among his targets. Huddersfield manager Mark Robins this week warned Lennon that striker Vaughan was not for sale after Lennon watched his team play twice in four days. But the Celtic manager remained coy when asked about the 25-year-old former Everton and Norwich forward, who has scored 12 goals for the Sky Bet Championship side this season. "I've been watching a lot of players," said Lennon. "I'm not here to talk about one specific player. There were 22 players at Huddersfield-Burnley and 22 players at Bolton-Huddersfield. Maybe I wasn't specifically looking at James Vaughan. "I've been linked with him and that's fine, people are putting two and two together. "I have spoken to Mark Robins, I know Mark from my playing days. So it's not just James Vaughan I'm looking at but he is a player we think is a good player." Celtic have a number of illness and injury problems for the Motherwell clash. Tom Rogic (calf), Dylan McGeouch (ankle) and James Forrest (hamstring) are doubts while Georgios Samaras and Nir Biton have both missed training in the last two days with a virus. Adam Matthews has returned to training following shoulder surgery but will not be involved while Beram Kayal (foot) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles) remain out.

Formation:532Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Gunnar Nielsen
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Simon Ramsden
  • Stephen McManus
  • Steven Hammell
  • Stuart Carswell
  • Keith Lasley
  • Iain Vigurs
  • John Sutton
  • Craig Moore
  • SUBS
  • James McFadden
  • Paul Lawson
  • Adam Cummins
  • Ross Stewart
  • Euan Murray
  • Henri Anier
  • Lionel Ainsworth

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLWLW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WDWDWW

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 22/04/2012

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Sutton 6
  • H Anier 5
  • S McManus 1
  • L Ainsworth 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • C Moore 1

Celtic

  • A Stokes 5
  • K Commons 4
  • G Samaras 4
  • C Mulgrew 3
  • J Ledley 2
  • T Pukki 2
  • J Forrest 2
  • A Balde 2
  • V van Dijk 2
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • A Matthews 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 30
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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