Celtic defeats Motherwell after recovering from a 4-0 deficit

GLASGOW. Celtic had an impossible comeback against Motherwell.

Celtic defeats Motherwell after recovering from a 4-0 deficit

GLASGOW. Celtic had an impossible comeback against Motherwell. Celtic was definitely superior in terms of ball possession (79%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow on Saturday and it started at 12:15 pm local time. The referee was Alan James Muir with the assistance of David McGeachie and Graham McNeillie. The 4th official was Stewart Luke. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.9 degrees Celsius or 60.55 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 64%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 21 Ball Possession 79
Shots
  • 6 Total 17
  • 0 On Target 9
  • 6 Off Target 8
  • 0 Shots blocked 3
  • 56 Attack 119
  • 29 Dangerous attack 85
  • 57 Ball safe​ 73
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 3 Corners 15
  • 1 Off Sides 3
Fouls
  • 6 Total 16
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Celtic had a superior ball possession 79% while Motherwell was struggling with a 21% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Celtic was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Celtic won the match.​

Motherwell shot 6 times, 0 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Celtic shot 17 times, 9 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Motherwell received 1 yellow card (R. Lamie). Regarding the opposition, Celtic didn’t receive any yellow card.

Match Timeline

21'
K. Furuhashi(goal)
40'
D. Turnbull(goal)D. Maeda
44'
K. Furuhashi(goal)A. Ralston
K. van Veen- sub ->S. Goss
46'
59'
Jota(goal)D. Maeda
62'
J. McCarthy- sub ->T. Rogic
62'
G. Giakoumakis- sub ->K. Furuhashi
62'
Y. Ideguchi- sub ->D. Turnbull
63'
S. Welsh- sub ->G. Taylor
R. Tierney- sub ->B. Mugabi
63'
L. Donnelly- sub ->V. Nirennold
63'
68'
G. Giakoumakis(goal)
R. Lamie- Yellow
76'
M. O\'Hara- sub ->C. Shields
77'
85'
N. Bitton- sub ->C. McGregor
90'
G. Giakoumakis(goal)

Standings

After this encounter, Motherwell will stay with 46 points like Livingston to remain in the 10th place. On the other side, Celtic will have 93 points to sit in the 1st place.

Next matches

Motherwell – Formation

Motherwell started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Angelos Postecoglou decided to play with the following team: .

Substitutions

Motherwell made 4 changes: S. Goss for K. van Veen (46′), B. Mugabi for R. Tierney (63′), V. Nirennold for L. Donnelly (63′) and C. Shields for M. O’Hara (77′).

Celtic – Formation

Celtic started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

Graham Alexander played with: .

Substitutions

Celtic made 5 changes: T. Rogic for J. McCarthy (62′), K. Furuhashi for G. Giakoumakis (62′), D. Turnbull for Y. Ideguchi (62′), G. Taylor for S. Welsh (63′) and C. McGregor for N. Bitton (85′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership.​