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Sinclair's late penalty preserves Celtic's unbeaten domestic run

Scott Sinclair converts a late penalty for Celtic

Scott Sinclair's controversial late penalty preserved Celtic's unbeaten domestic run as Motherwell came within two minutes of beating the champions.

Mikael Lustig's own goal with 12 minutes left, diverting Craig Tanner's free-kick, threatened an upset.

But when Callum McGregor went down after an Andy Rose challenge, Sinclair kept his nerve to send the spot-kick high into the left corner.

Well keeper Trevor Carson had earlier denied McGregor and Kieran Tierney.

A point was enough for Celtic to extend their unbeaten run to 66 matches and their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to four points, after Aberdeen's 3-0 defeat at Rangers.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Motherwell

  • 1Carson
  • 21Kipre
  • 6Hartley
  • 18DunneBooked at 86mins
  • 2Tait
  • 22CampbellBooked at 51mins
  • 8McHughBooked at 74minsSubstituted forBowmanat 75'minutes
  • 11FrearSubstituted forTannerat 66'minutes
  • 7Cadden
  • 9MoultBooked at 81mins
  • 20PetraviciusSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Grimshaw
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Griffiths
  • 14Plummer
  • 15Rose
  • 27Tanner

Celtic

  • 1Gordon
  • 23LustigSubstituted forEdouardat 81'minutes
  • 5Simunovic
  • 20Boyata
  • 63Tierney
  • 14ArmstrongSubstituted forSinclairat 73'minutes
  • 8Brown
  • 7RobertsSubstituted forRogicat 11'minutes
  • 42McGregor
  • 49Forrest
  • 9GriffithsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 11Sinclair
  • 18Rogic
  • 21Ntcham
  • 22Edouard
  • 24de Vries
  • 28Sviatchenko
  • 35Ajer
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
9,164

Match Stats

Home TeamMotherwellAway TeamCeltic
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Motherwell 1, Celtic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Motherwell 1, Celtic 1.

Booking

Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Motherwell 1, Celtic 1. Scott Sinclair (Celtic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Andy Rose (Motherwell) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Celtic. Callum McGregor draws a foul in the penalty area.

Jozo Simunovic (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Motherwell).

Booking

Charles Dunne (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card.

Tomas Rogic (Celtic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Charles Dunne (Motherwell).

James Forrest (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Scott Sinclair (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Celtic. Odsonne Edouard replaces Mikael Lustig.

Booking

Louis Moult (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Brown (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Moult (Motherwell).

Goal!

Own Goal by Mikael Lustig, Celtic. Motherwell 1, Celtic 0.

Louis Moult (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic).

Attempt saved. Kieran Tierney (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Motherwell. Ryan Bowman replaces Carl McHugh.

Booking

Carl McHugh (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Motherwell).

Callum McGregor (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tomas Rogic (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Celtic. Scott Sinclair replaces Stuart Armstrong.

Attempt saved. Craig Tanner (Motherwell) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Motherwell. Conceded by Jozo Simunovic.

Charles Dunne (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Motherwell. Craig Tanner replaces Elliott Frear.

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Callum McGregor (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

Mikael Lustig (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Frear (Motherwell).

Foul by Richard Tait (Motherwell).

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