By Alasdair Lamont
BBC Scotland at Celtic Park
Celtic beat Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership after a execrable-tempered 2d half as they made it 9 home wins in a row.
The home aspect bear been 2-0 forward thru Scott Sinclair and Odsonne Edouard when the game descended into controversy.
Gboly Ariyibi scored with Celtic looking ahead to the ball to be returned to them after a Ryan Christie damage.
That reignited the competition unless Edouard and Oli Burke extinguished all doubt with two late, monumental finishes.
Celtic bear now won 16 of their previous 18 league video games at home to Motherwell as they restored their eight-level lead on the high of the Premiership.
In flip, that ended Motherwell’s dangle six-match winning dash in the Premiership.
There bear been damage concerns for every aspects. Motherwell’s Tom Aldred and Carl McHugh bear been each taken off with head injuries, whereas Christie limped off for Celtic with a hamstring concern.
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Apoplectic fans and enraged confrontations
Brendan Rodgers’ aspect bear all all over again dispatched a employees that got here to Celtic Park in abundant kind and entire of self belief.
It looked as even though they would originate so conveniently, nonetheless handiest after the departure of Aldred – who used to be forced off with a head nick following a clash with Edouard.
That unsettled Motherwell, who began the match in smooth model, and so that they soon found themselves in the attend of.
Christie swung in a contaminated from deep, Sinclair slipped the attentions of Charles Dunne and volleyed previous Impress Gillespie from just correct six yards out.
You sensed Motherwell desired to behold the half out with out conceding again, nonetheless Celtic had diversified tips, scoring a 2d aim fat of quality.
Dedryck Boyata found the impressive teenager Ewan Henderson with the start air of his heavenly boot, the newborn whipped an early contaminated in from the heavenly and Edouard used to be in front of his marker to flash the header into the procure.
James Forrest used to be denied a 3rd before the rupture because it looked Celtic would hurry on and blow the company away.
But then got here the 2d that sparked accurate controversy. Christie’s game used to be over nonetheless with the game stopped to enable him treatment, Celtic anticipated Motherwell to present them attend possession per the unwritten etiquette of the game.
Young James Scott, who led the freeway for Motherwell, either did now no longer know or did now no longer like convention as he broke away to shoot and even though Scott Bain saved, Ariyibi tucked in the rebound.
The home crowd and avid gamers bear been apoplectic and there bear been enraged confrontations in consequence.
The incident did appear to rattle Celtic fairly nonetheless Motherwell, even though attend in the game, could well now no longer make essentially the most.
They lost substitute McHugh to a being concerned-searching head damage before Celtic attach an emphatic sheen on the scoreline.
Edouard curled a out of the ordinary free kick over the wall and former Gillespie before Burke slotted previous the keeper after monumental work from Forrest.
Celtic show their class – diagnosis
Had Motherwell long previous on to grab the rest from the game, the controversy over the Ariyibi aim would bear raged lengthy and difficult.
As it used to be, it used to be tutorial, Celtic’s class coming to the fore with these late targets from their story signing Edouard, and with essentially the most costly Scottish player in Burke.
Celtic will feel aggrieved that their clear-sheet story used to be blemished with a aim that arguably wouldn’t bear took space.
But they are all all over again in a map of some comfort on the high of the Premiership forward of a sturdy outing to Tynecastle.
Motherwell acquitted themselves nicely and will bear to tranquil continue to present plaudits for his or her rebranded variety of play. Unfortunately for them it used to be now no longer just correct sufficient to grab the rest from the home of the champions.