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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Celtic Park
CelticCelticvMotherwellMotherwell
1
  • Hooper, 79
0

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Match ends, Celtic 1, Motherwell 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Celtic 1, Motherwell 0.

90+4 mins:Corner, Celtic.

90+4 mins:Attempt blocked. Dylan McGeouch (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Keith Lasley (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Hateley.

90 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

89 mins:Keith Lasley (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88 mins:Offside, Motherwell. Keith Lasley tries a through ball, but Keith Lasley is caught offside.

87 mins:Foul by Robert McHugh (Motherwell).

87 mins:Adam Matthews (Celtic) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Robert McHugh replaces Henrik Ojamaa.

86 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Omar Daley replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.

84 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

84 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Thomas Rogne replaces Efe Ambrose.

82 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Dylan McGeouch replaces Kris Commons.

79 mins:Goal! Celtic 1, Motherwell 0. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Georgios Samaras with a cross.

78 mins:Corner, Celtic.

77 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

77 mins:Penalty saved! Tom Hateley (Motherwell) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

76 mins:Fraser Forster (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

76 mins:Victor Wanyama (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

76 mins:Penalty conceded by Kelvin Wilson (Celtic) after a foul in the penalty area.

76 mins:Penalty Motherwell. Jamie Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area.

74 mins:Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72 mins:Substitution, Celtic. Tony Watt replaces Biram Kayal.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Hateley (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Kris Commons (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

67 mins:Foul by Fraser Kerr (Motherwell).

67 mins:Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Offside, Motherwell. Chris Humphrey tries a through ball, but Chris Humphrey is caught offside.

63 mins:Foul by Keith Lasley (Motherwell).

63 mins:Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Foul by Keith Lasley (Motherwell).

62 mins:Kris Commons (Celtic) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Biram Kayal (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59 mins:Corner, Celtic.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Keith Lasley (Motherwell) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56 mins:Corner, Celtic.

56 mins:Corner, Celtic.

55 mins:Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52 mins:Corner, Celtic.

52 mins:Attempt saved. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

50 mins:Biram Kayal (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49 mins:Foul by Biram Kayal (Celtic).

49 mins:Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Zaine Francis-Angol (Motherwell).

48 mins:Adam Matthews (Celtic) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Keith Lasley (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half begins Celtic 0, Motherwell 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Celtic 0, Motherwell 0.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. Efe Ambrose (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

45+1 mins:Corner, Celtic.

45 mins:Attempt blocked. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41 mins:Attempt saved. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

37 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

36 mins:Foul by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).

36 mins:Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

32 mins:Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32 mins:Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).

32 mins:Tom Hateley (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Motherwell) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

30 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

25 mins:Corner, Celtic.

22 mins:Attempt missed. Efe Ambrose (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross.

21 mins:Foul by Steven Hammell (Motherwell).

21 mins:Kris Commons (Celtic) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Georgios Samaras (Celtic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

15 mins:Foul by Biram Kayal (Celtic).

15 mins:Tom Hateley (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Offside, Celtic. Gary Hooper tries a through ball, but Gary Hooper is caught offside.

10 mins:Corner, Celtic.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

8 mins:Corner, Celtic.

8 mins:Attempt saved. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7 mins:Hand ball by Nicky Law (Motherwell).

7 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4 mins:Corner, Celtic.

2 mins:Offside, Celtic. Georgios Samaras tries a through ball, but Georgios Samaras is caught offside.

2 mins:Corner, Celtic.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 2 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Celtic Park
CelticCelticvMotherwellMotherwell
1
  • Hooper, 79
0

match report

Gary Hooper's late goal secured a 1-0 SPL win for Celtic as Motherwell paid the price for missing a penalty at Parkhead.

Hoops keeper Fraser Forster made a brilliant save from Tom Hateley's penalty, awarded for Kelvin Wilson's challenge on Jamie Murphy, just before Hooper converted a Georgios Samaras cross from close range on 79 minutes.

Well keeper Darren Randolph kept Celtic at bay with a series of saves although there were some glaring misses too before Hooper pounced to take Neil Lennon's side into the winter break nine points clear of Inverness.

Samaras had the ball in the net from Kris Commons' cross in the second minute but was flagged offside. Commons then flashed a shot from the edge of the box just wide after being set up by Hooper.

In the seventh minute Darren Randolph made a fine save from Hooper's stab from close range after more good work on the left from Samaras, before tipping stand-in skipper Charlie Mulgrew's curling free-kick over the bar.

There was no let-up in the pressure on the Motherwell goal and moments later Randolph flew to his left to pluck a goal-bound Commons shot out of the air.

Jamie Murphy, skipper for the day on his farewell appearance ahead of a move to Sheffield United, should have put the visitors ahead following a break in the 20th minute when he was played in by Keith Lasley but he lashed the ball over the bar.

In the 37th minute Murphy tested Forster with a drive from the edge of the box and moments later curled a shot from 14 yards past the far post.

With seconds remaining Efe Ambrose missed the chance of the half when Randolph dropped Wanyama's header from a Mulgrew corner, the Parkhead defender hooking the ball over the bar from barely two yards.

Celtic had an unconvincing start to the second period but with six minutes gone Randolph tipped a deflected shot from Wanyama over the bar.

Motherwell were handed a great chance to take the lead when referee Steven McLean adjudged Wilson to have tripped Murphy in the box. There was some concern as to whether Hateley had the ball on the spot or not - and Forster was booked for pointing this out - but when the Motherwell player blasted his shot to his left the Celtic flew across to make a great save.

The incident seemed to energise Celtic and they were soon in the lead when Hooper played the ball to Samaras and ran into the box to collect the return pass and slip the ball under Randolph from six yards.

There were some nervy moments before the final whistle as Motherwell went for broke but in the end Celtic deserved their win.

team line-up

1Fraser Forster
3Emilio Izaguirre
6Kelvin Wilson
2Adam Matthews
21Charlie Mulgrew
4Efe Ambrose84
15Kris Commons82
33Biram Kayal72
67Victor Wanyama
88Gary Hooper
9Georgios Samaras

substitutes

43Joe Chalmers
20Patrick McCourt
32Tony Watt72
24Lukasz Zaluska
46Dylan McGeouch82
25Thomas Rogne84
11Lassad

referee

Steven McLean

team line-up

1Darren Randolph
3Steven Hammell
26Zaine Francis-Angol86
19Fraser Kerr
15Simon Ramsden
6Tom Hateley
7Chris Humphrey
4Nicky Law
14Keith Lasley
11Jamie Murphy
8Henrik Ojamaa86

substitutes

12Lee Hollis
9Michael Higdon
16Robert McHugh86
30Adam Cummins
27Steven Hetherington
18Stuart Carswell
17Omar Daley86

referee

Steven McLean

match stats

possession %6039
shots on target82
shots off target86
corners125
tackles won00
offsides22