LiveMotherwell 1-4 Celtic RECAP: Mohamed Elyounoussi bags hat-trick as he and Celtic answer critics

Celtic travel to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership looking to move on from Thursday’s alarming defeat to Sparta Prague in the Europa League, while the hosts could move as high as fifth with a victory.

Motherwell host Celtic at Fir Park in this Scottish Premiership encounter. Picture: SNS
Motherwell host Celtic at Fir Park in this Scottish Premiership encounter. Picture: SNS

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Celtic: Get the latest team news, match previews and reports

Celtic: Get the latest team news, match previews and reports

Motherwell v Celtic LIVE: Updates from Fir Park

Last updated: Sunday, 08 November, 2020, 13:53

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Dallas brings the match to an end. There were a couple of nervy moments, but overall it was a comfortable win for Celtic.

Edouard sets up Ntcham for a right-footed finish into the corner. Game over here.

Motherwell 1, Celtic 4.

Celtic make what will be their final change with Ntcham replacing Rogic.

White then goes close with a header that he glances just wide after beating Duffy to a Polworth cross.

Watt is booked before being replaced by White. A frustrating day for the ex-Celtic man who played well but couldn’t find a route to goal.

It’s Elyounoussi with the hat-trick and that’ll be that.

The winger rises highest at the back post to post an Elhamed cross beyond the goalkeeper.

The hosts are back in this one.

Polworth’s cross from a free-kick finds Gallagher who places a perfect header back across goal that bounces and drops in at the far post.

Two subs for Celtic as Frimpong and Ajeti make way for Edouard and Elhamed.

Motherwell make two of their own. Crawford and Long come on for Cole and Maguire.

Rogic reverse ball is almost perfect for Ajeti but O’Hara gets just the slightest of touches, enough to divert it every so single as the striker hits wide.

Watt is denied a goal against his old side by his own team-mate. His side-foot volley at the back post looks like it’s good a great chance of going across goal and in at the far corner, but it strikes Lang standing in an offside position. 

Terrific piece of defending from Laxalt to deny Lang at the back post after a Watt flick-on. Again, the flag is up, but the Uruguayan wasn’t to know that.

Elyounoussi almost has a third. Frimpong’s run down the right sees him pick out the two-goal Norwegian. He elects to take a touch before shooting, but it provides the Motherwell defence with just enough time to get in front of the effort.

Cole goes in the book but he’s lucky to stay on the park. The Motherwell striker goes high into the knee of Frimpong with his studs. Referee Andrew Dallas missed the worst of the contact, it seems.

Motherwell almost find themselves a route back into this match via a set piece.

Gallagher heads back across goal for Lang and Cole waiting. Neither striker can get much contact on the ball, allowing Laxalt to block and clear.

Celtic get the second half underway

Celtic’s second goal

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