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Celtic’s defeat over Motherwell records ‘continuous’ winning stand.

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Allan Campbell pulled one back for Motherwell just after the hour mark, the midfielder audaciously chipping Scott Bain in the Celtic goal from outside the area to halve the deficit..

Celtic reduced Rangers’ lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to just the 20 points with a 2-1 win over Motherwell at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon.

Goals either side of half time from Stephen Welsh and Odsonne Edouard had given Celtic a comfortable 2-0 advantage, and they survived a fightback from Motherwell in the second period to take all three points.

Welsh netted his maiden Celtic goal in victory over Motherwell | Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The hosts raced into a 1-0 lead inside the first two minutes, Welsh meeting David Turnbull’s corner and powering a header past Liam Kelly for his first ever Celtic goal.

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Five minutes into the second half, the Hoops doubled their advantage. Edouard and Callum McGregor combined, before the former spun on the edge of the box and fired a low effort into the bottom corner.

Allan Campbell pulled one back for Motherwell just after the hour mark, the midfielder audaciously chipping Scott Bain in the Celtic goal from outside the area to halve the deficit, before Leigh Griffiths was introduced from the bench shortly after to reach the 250-match milestone for the Bhoys .

The Motherwell goal briefly shook Celtic as the visitors went in search of an equaliser but they soon regained control, Tom Rogic calling Kelly into a fabulous save as the clock ticked down.

It was to be the final foray forward of note as Celtic saw the game out to secure all three points – their second league win in the space of five days following Tuesday’s win over Kilmarnock.

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Although still some way behind Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership, the victory does consolidate Neil Lennon’s side in second, giving them a six point advantage over third place Hibernian – plus two games in hand over the Edinburgh outfit. Celtic are back in action on Wednesday when they travel to St Mirren.

Rivals Rangers play Hamilton Academical on Sunday and can regain their 23-point advantage at the league summit with victory.

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Celtic CEO, Peter Lawwell to retire since 2003.

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Lawwell believes the time is right for a new regime to take charge, and delivered an emotional statement on the Celtic website confirming his imminent departure.

Celtic have announced that CEO Peter Lawwell will step down from his role at the end of this season, with Scottish Rugby chief Dominic McKay to take over from 2021/22.

Lawwell has called the shots at Celtic since 2003, guiding the club to 27 major trophies and 13 league titles throughout his tenure.

Supporters have been calling for a change at the club recently, however, as they look set to finally yield their Premiership title to Rangers at the tenth time of asking.

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He said: “It has been an enormous privilege to have served the club and our supporters for more than 17 years – a wonderful honour to have been part of an institution I have loved and supported all my life.

“I will always be very proud of what we have achieved together and it has been a particular privilege to be involved throughout a period in the club’s history which has brought immense domestic success – as well as so many great European nights at Celtic Park.

“Everything we have aimed for and achieved has been for everyone associated with the club. I have greatly valued my involvement with Celtic supporters in Scotland and around the world.

“In particular, I have appreciated the advice and support offered by all our main supporters groups across Scotland, Ireland and beyond. I would like to thank them all for the passion, support and commitment they continue to bring to Celtic.”

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He concluded: “Celtic will always be the biggest and the best club in Scotland and our supporters will always be everything to our success. We need our fans with us to achieve that success.

“Above all, I thank my wife and family for their support and encouragement at all times. We will all continue to support the club with the same love and passion we always have.”

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Neymar is infuriating, Celtic boss says after 4:0 defeat by PSG

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Neil Lennon described Neymar as “infuriating” following Celtic’s defeat to Paris Saint-Germain but heaped praise on the Brazilian’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe.

The Hoops completed their three-match trip to France with a 4-0 friendly defeat to PSG at the Parc des Princes.

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Mbappe put the home side ahead in the first minute before Neymar added a second in the 25th minute.

PSG made wholesale changes for the second half with substitutes Ander Herrera and Pablo Sarabia scoring for the French champions after the break.

Lennon said his side would benefit from the experience of playing world-class opposition and he praised them for the way they handled the Brazilian superstar.

“He was just trying to wind people up,” Lennon was quoted by the Daily Record.

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“I said to the players you just have to keep your discipline and not take the bait really.

“He is infuriating but he knows it.

“I’m a big fan of Kylian Mbappe because I think he’s fantastic in terms of his purpose and his pace. They’ve got quality all over the pitch.

“That quality is world-class. I’m pleased we’ve taken it on. I don’t think we need to be down about it.

“Sometimes the players need to see the game at that level for what it is, and how far you have to strive to get there. Hopefully they can take a lot from it physically and mentally.”

Celtic return home from France, where they also lost 2-1 to Lyon and drew 1-1 with Nice in the Veolia Trophy tournament, to step up their preparations for the defence of their Scottish Premiership title.

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Robertson Unviels He will Love To Play in Celtic One Day

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Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson has admitted that he would “love” to play for Celtic towards the end of his career if he is unable to retire at Anfield.

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“If you asked me now what I’d want to do, I’d love to retire at Liverpool of course, but you know how hard it is to play at the highest of levels until you’re 35-36,” he said on the BBC’s That Peter Crouch podcast.

“I’d love to pull on the Celtic top and walk out at Parkhead.

“Do I want to go back at one point to even just live? Yeah, maybe.”


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Celtic’s Ryan Christie banned

…for grabbing Morelos manhood


Celtic and Scotland star, Ryan Christie has been handed a two-match ban after he was found guilty of grabbing Alfredo Morelos by the testicles during the Old Firm derby with Rangers.

The incident happened on December 29 during the second half of the clash as Celtic lost to 2 – 1 to Rangers. The midfielder was filmed grabbing Alfredo Morelos by the testicles as he attempted to mark out the striker.

Celtic star Ryan Christie banned for grabbing Alfredo Morelos by the testicles during Old Firm derby with Rangers

According to Mail Online Sport, the 24-year-old only conceded a free-kick during the game but after a complaint was lodged by SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte post-match, a two-match banned was issued to Christie. The midfielder will now miss the games against Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock.

During the same match, Morelos allegedly suffered racial abuse from Celtic fans. Rangers lodged a complaint about the abuse after the game, which is still being investigated by police, along with ‘offensive social media material’.


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