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Motherwell v Celtic (Sun Nov 8th 2020)

Motherwell 1 (Gallagher 72)

Celtic 4 (Elyounoussi 8, 27, 76 and Ntcham 86)

Celtic's first was when Elyounoussi scored the rebound after Ajeti's shot hit the post. Ajeti winning the ball by pressing Motherwell's centre backs. Elyounoussi then scored Celtic's second after a cut back from Rogic. Celtic's third was a header from Elyounoussi from an Elhamed cross.

Motherwell then pulled one back when Gallagher out jumped Bitton to head home a long diagonal free kick from just inside Celtic's half. Bain's positioning was questionable again.

Celtic's fourth was a cut back in the box from Edouard to Ntcham.

Celtic had an NP xG of 2.81 while Motherwell had an NP xG of 1.7 which was the highest of any Celtic opponents in the league this year. Celtic's 2.81 was their 2nd highest this year behind the 2.84 away to Ross County.

Celtic had 21 shots with 6 being on target. Possession was 64% with 738 touches. Celtic had 5 corners and touches in the box were 36 (which was the highest since the last time Celtic played Motherwell in August). Total Passes were 557 with a Passing accuracy of 87%. Celtic had 203 passes in the final third which was the highest in the last 8 games.

Elyounouusi received Man of the Match rating due to the stats and had 3 goals, 6 shots, 3 on target, 67 touches, 4 key passes, 87% passing accuracy from 47 passes, 2 successful dribbles out of 3 attempted, 4 aerials won from 5 attempted, 4 clearances, 2 interceptions and 7 touches in the box.

Ajer was back from injury and replaced Duffy who was dropped for the first time. Ajeti came in for Edouard who was dropped. Jullien and Forrest were still out injured.

Celtic lined up with;

- Bain

- Frimpong, Bitton, Ajer, Laxalt

- Brown and McGregor

- Christie, Rogic and Elyounoussi

- Ajeti

Elhamed, Duffy, Edouard and Ntcham all came on as subs. Ntcham maintained his ever present record and Ajeti maintained his ever present record from coming back from injury.

Key notes - Stats were well up on previous 6 to 8 games and passes in the box were the best since August.

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