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Hoops safe hard-earned win to go prime of Scottish Premiership

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Celtic responded completely within the face of adversity to beat Motherwell 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Rivals Rangers moved to the highest of the Scottish Premiership earlier within the day after thrashing Hearts, however Ange Postecoglou’s males regained their place on the summit with three factors of their very own.

Kyogo Furuhashi gave the Hoops a Fifteenth-minute lead after Matt O’Riley’s header was spilled by Liam Kelly, and the Japan worldwide was readily available to blast dwelling from shut vary.

Celtic twice rattled the woodwork – firstly via Reo Hatate after which Josip Juranovic – because the champions utilized additional strain.

However the hosts have been pegged again after a mix-up between Juranovic and Joe Hart, with the in-demand Croatian turning a looking out Motherwell ball excessive into an personal aim.

The guests started the second half pretty brightly, however have been made to pay when Hatate thumped Celtic again in entrance with a thunderous strike from 20 yards.

Nonetheless, Hatate almost turned from hero to villain when he gifted Ross Tierney possession within the ultimate minutes of the sport, forcing McGregor to make a last-man problem, leading to a straight pink card.

Celtic clung on to say victory and transfer again to the highest of the desk. They subsequent journey to RB Leipzig within the Champions League on Wednesday.

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