Motherwell vs Celtic Live Blog: Score and Live Updates

FT: Motherwell 0-4 Celtic. Griff, CalMac and Eddy all looked fantastic tonight! No idea how anyone can claim Morelos is a better player than Edouard after these last few matches.

86′: SUBSTITUTION. Tom Rogic coming on to replace Olivier Ntcham. #MOTCEL

84′: SUBSTITUTION. Man of the Match Odsonne Edouard is being replaced by new Bhoy Patryk Klimala.

80′: GOALLLLL!!!!! Edouard adds another goal of the free-kick! Beautiful shot! Motherwell 0-4 Celtic.

79′: YELLOW CARD. Motherwell’s Gallagher booked for a challenge on Christie.

75′: GOALLLL!!! CalMac got himself a BEAUTIFUL goal! Motherwell 0-3 Celtic.

71′: SUBSTITUTION. Ryan Christie comes on for Leigh Griffiths.

67′: Celtic are really pressing. In less a minute, McGregor and Odsonne have had excellent shots blocked by the Motherwell keeper.

63′: Ntcham blows an easy opportunity to add another goal. Should have found the back of the net. Instead, he sails it well over the bar from just a few yards out.

62′: Leigh Griffiths came SO CLOSE to his second goal. Right off the top bar.

58′: Another nice save from Forster as Motherwell is throwing everything they have at the Hoops.

56′: Celtic look to have made the adjustments needed in this half. They have been playing much more aggressively, and two goals is not enough for this squad.

51′: GOALLLLL!!!!!! Leigh Griffiths makes it two! Another goal for our Bhoy! Motherwell 0-2 Celtic!

We are back with second half action!

HT: Motherwell 0-1 Celtic. Celtic get ahead quickly, but Motherwell is not laying down.

44′: Another huge shot denied by Forster. It looked like that ball should’ve been the equalizer. Luckily, Motherwell remains scoreless.

35′: Motherwell is showing some life. They are pressing hard on defence, and are attacking quickly.

32′: Motherwell’s Hylton takes a good shot on goal. Forster deals with it effectively, but Motherwell is being aggressive.

29′: Motherwell nearly gets a goal by hitting the post. However, they were penalized with a high foot. Still Motherwell 0-1 Celtic.

24′: Long of Motherwell made a hard challenge on Scott Brown. Long got a talking to, but no bookings.

23′: Callum McGregor attempted a beautiful shot, but it sailed just over the bar. Missed opportunity.

20′: At the 20-min mark, both clubs actually look good despite Motherwell conceding a goal. However, Celtic is really pressuring Motherwell, and holds the clear advantage.

16′: A free kick attempt. Nothing comes of it.

11′: Leigh Griffiths nearly adds a second goal, but fires it over the bar.

9′: GOALLLLL!!!! Odsonne Edouard gets the scoring started! Motherwell 0-1 Celtic!

3′: Odsonne Edouard takes a good shot from 20-yards out, but it is deflected by Motherwell.

We have kickoff! Let’s go Bhoys!

Celtic Starting XI

Fraser Forster

Jozo Simunovic

Christopher Jullien

Kristoffer Ajer

James Forrest

Scott Brown (c)

Olivier Ntcham

Callum McGregor

Greg Taylor

Leigh Griffiths

Odsonne Edouard

Substitutes: Scott Bain, Stephen Welsh, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, Tom Rogic, Ryan Christie, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Patryk Klimala

Motherwell Starting XI

Gillespie

Hartley (c)

Gallagher

Grimshaw

Carroll

Donnelly

Campbell

Polworth

Hylton

Long

Aarons

Substitutes: Carson, Tait, Seedorf, Manzinga, Mugabi, MacIver, O’Hara

Celtic are at Fir Park getting ready to take on Motherwell in another Scottish Premiership League matchup. The Hoops’ starting lineup is very similar the one Neil Lennon fielded against St. Johnstone last week. However, Scott Bain and Mohamed Elyounoussi have returned to the substitutes list, which is a great sign. When Mohamed Elyounoussi is healthy, he has proven to be a game changer with his electric-style play. He should get a few minutes today on the pitch, as he works towards being fully fit.

The match against Motherwell could prove to be a tricky one for the Hoops. Motherwell sits at third in the Scottish Premiership League table despite recent woes. Motherwell will want to get back on track in the league, and will be looking at Celtic as the perfect opportunity.

With Rangers faltering, as they tend to do this time of year, Celtic will want to capitalize on every opportunity. The Hoops need to come away with three points in order to put more space between them and their rivals. Furthermore, a solid showing against Motherwell will give the squad added momentum heading into their first Europa League Knockout match later this month.

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