Celtic 2-0 Motherwell

Last updated : 23 January 2005 By Kevin Smith
Yesterday, Stan Petrov and Chris Sutton bagged a goal each in Celtic's 2-0 home win over Motherwell. A goal in each half secured the win for The Bhoys, who keep up the winning form to retain top spot in the SPL.

It was a freezing cold day and the game didn't do much to warm the supporters up. Motherwell deployed the boring, ten men behind the ball tactics and never really threatened Rab Douglas in the Celtic goal.

Stan Petrov was outstanding throughout the day, and it was he who grabbed Celtic's first. His powerful finish on 32 minutes was too much for Gordon Marshall.

Chris Sutton broke to double Celtic's lead, 12 minutes into the second half, the game was all over. Sutton's finish was superb, it was the Englishman's second goal in consecutive games.

In all honestly, the game was very poor. Celtic are simply sealing games, and settling for that, when perhaps a year ago, we should have been going for more goals. There is no excitement to our play and when teams like Motherwell are turning up on a damage limitation exercise, they're not doing much for the game either.

I said before yesterday's game that it was about time we stepped things up a bit. We never did. I am getting fed up of coming away from games and having to settle for the "at least it was three points" line of thought. The players need to do something about this.

I suppose though, the bottom line is that we got the three points, but surely we could have penetrated Motherwell a little more, and gave the fans something more to shout about. It isn't too much to ask for, is it?

Celtic: Douglas, Balde, Varga, McNamara, Laursen, Petrov, Lennon, Thompson, McGeady (Camara), Sutton, Hartson (Juninho)

Come On The Hoops Man Of The Match: Stan Petrov

Come On The Hoops Moment To Remember: Petrov's classy performance.

Come On The Hoops Moment To Forget: Celtic's inability to hammer teams by four or five goals.