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Motherwell   0 - 3   Celtic

Scottish Cup Highlights - Motherwell 0-3 Celtic

Cup highlights - Motherwell 0-3 Celtic

By Martin Conaghan

Celtic claimed their 35th Scottish Cup with a comfortable victory against Motherwell at a rain-soaked Hampden.

Ki Sung-Yeung struck from distance in the 32nd minute for a sensational opener, then Gavin Gunning shook the Celtic crossbar moments later.

Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan deflected in a Mark Wilson shot in the 76th minute for Celtic's second.

Charlie Mulgrew completed the win with five minutes remaining, confidently striking a free-kick from 20 yards out.

The trophy marks the first silverware for Neil Lennon in his inaugural season as Celtic manager, closing a turbulent season for the Northern Irishman.

Kris Commons was drafted back into the Celtic side to face Motherwell, with Anthony Stokes named on the bench having previously been dropped over a disciplinary matter.

Motherwell welcomed back goalkeeper Darren Randolph and Steve Jennings for their first Cup final since lifting the trophy 20 years ago.

With just two minutes played at Hampden, Gary Hooper volleyed a Commons ball off the Motherwell crossbar, but the assistant referee had already flagged for offside.

Moments later, Gunning sent in a cross at the other end, but Daniel Majstorovic made the clearance.

The big Swede was subsequently booked for a rough challenge on John Sutton. Keith Lasley joined him in the referee's book for a similar challenge on Loovens that could have easily been a red.

Celtic celebrate their Scottish Cup win over Motherwell

Celtic celebrate Scottish Cup win

The tone of the game was matched by the miserable weather with neither goalkeeper significantly tested in the opening 20 minutes.

A well-worked Celtic move into the Motherwell penalty area ended with a feeble header from Georgios Samaras under pressure from Shaun Hutchinson.

Scott Brown broke free to pounce onto a Commons through ball on the 18-yard line, but Steven Jennings cleared the danger.

Majstorovic needed to be at full stretch to keep pace with Chris Humphrey's darting run down the right wing, then Ki was carded for a sliding tackle on Lasley before opening the scoring with a sensational strike from 30 yards out.

The deadlock was broken in the 32nd minute when the South Korean international latched on to a Commons square ball and blasted a left-footed cannonball shot past Randolph and into the corner of the net.

Three minutes later, Gunning had the Celtic crossbar shuddering in the wind with a blistering shot from 35 yards out that almost restored parity.

Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson
It proved to be a disappointing day for Motherwell

Majstorovic was lucky to escape a second yellow card when he appeared to deliberately handle the ball on the edge of the Celtic penalty area, but referee Calum Murray saw fit to let him away with a sternly-worded warning and Gunning's free-kick was cleared.

As half-time approached, Craigan similarly handled the ball on the edge of the Motherwell box and Murray waved play on.

After the restart a lengthy spell of possession for Celtic around the Motherwell penalty area ended with Emilio Izaguire's cross being deflected out, then a Hooper back-heel was cleared by keeper Randolph.

Humphrey tested Celtic keeper Fraser Forster in the 54th minute with a volleyed effort from wide on the right, then Gunning's cross was thwarted on the left wing by Commons.

Samaras should have netted Celtic's second when he drove into the Motherwell penalty area and went to ground too easily under pressure, then Mulgrew's shot was blocked by Tom Hateley.

Commons should have done better with a close-range effort in the 65th minute that he toe-poked past Randolph, but Hutchinson was on hand to clear, then the former Derby man fired in a shot that Randolph easily smothered.

Wilson claimed Celtic's second goal of the afternoon when he blasted in a right-footed shot from the 18-yard line that deflected off Craigan into the back of the Motherwell net in the 76th minute.

Five minutes from full-time, Mulgrew stepped up and hammered in an inch-perfect free-kick that evaded Randolph and sealed Celtic's win.

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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Motherwell 0-3 Celtic FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Ki Sung-Yeung 32
    • Craigan (og) 76
    • Mulgrew 88

    Motherwell

    • 01 Randolph
    • 03 Hammell (Jeffers 72)
    • 05 Craigan yellow card
    • 19 Hutchinson
    • 22 Gunning
    • 06 Hateley
    • 07 Humphrey
    • 08 Jennings
    • 14 Lasley yellow card
    • 09 Murphy (Jones 80)
    • 11 Sutton

    Substitutes

    • 12 Hollis,
    • 02 Saunders,
    • 17 Jones,
    • 18 Forbes,
    • 24 Jeffers

    Celtic

    • 26 Forster
    • 03 Izaguirre
    • 05 Majstorovic yellow card
    • 12 Wilson
    • 21 Mulgrew
    • 22 Loovens
    • 08 Brown yellow card
    • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung yellow card
    • 09 Samaras (Stokes 68)
    • 15 Commons (Forrest 81)
    • 88 Hooper (McCourt 89)

    Substitutes

    • 24 Zaluska,
    • 11 Cha Du-Ri ,
    • 20 McCourt,
    • 10 Stokes,
    • 49 Forrest
    Ref: MurrayAtt: 49,618
    MOTHERWELL
    CELTIC

    Possession

    • Motherwell 38%
    • Celtic 62%

    Attempts on target

    • Motherwell 1
    • Celtic 4

    Attempts off target

    • Motherwell 1
    • Celtic 7

    Corners

    • Motherwell 3
    • Celtic 5

    Fouls

    • Motherwell 18
    • Celtic 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:07 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+2:30 Shot by Anthony Stokes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 90:00+0:39 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Hateley.
    • 90:00+0:25 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line to the near post, Sung-Yeung Ki makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:12 Centre by John Sutton, blocked by Daniel Majstorovic.
    • 90:00+0:08 The ball is swung over by Tom Hateley.
    • 89:53 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley.
    • 89:19 Centre by Tom Hateley, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.
    • 88:02 Substitution Patrick McCourt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Hooper.
    • 87:07 GOAL - Charlie MulgrewMotherwell 0 - 3 Celtic Charlie Mulgrew grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Motherwell 0-3 Celtic.
    • 86:15 Foul by Stephen Craigan on Gary Hooper, free kick awarded.
    • 85:51 The ball is swung over by Anthony Stokes.
    • 84:37 The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Jones. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.
    • 84:19 Emilio Izaguirre challenges Tom Hateley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:19 Foul by Keith Lasley on Sung-Yeung Ki, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.
    • 81:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Francis Jeffers. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
    • 80:43 Substitution James Forrest joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Commons.
    • 80:43 Effort on goal by Kris Commons from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 79:48 The ball is delivered by Chris Humphrey, save by Fraser Forster.
    • 79:10 Substitution (Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Steve Jones coming on for Jamie Murphy.
    • 75:27 Kris Commons takes a shot.
    • 75:18 Kris Commons provided the assist for the goal.
    • 75:15 GOAL - Stephen CraiganMotherwell 0 - 2 Celtic An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Stephen Craigan. Motherwell 0-2 Celtic.
    • 73:31 Kris Commons has a drilled shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
    • 71:54 Substitution Francis Jeffers comes on in place of Stevie Hammell.
    • 71:38 Glenn Loovens has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 71:08 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.
    • 71:02 The ball is sent over by Charlie Mulgrew, Tom Hateley gets a block in.
    • 69:10 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kris Commons.
    • 68:32 Kris Commons has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.
    • 68:32 Booking The referee books Stephen Craigan for unsporting behaviour.
    • 68:25 Unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Stephen Craigan results in a free kick.
    • 67:17 Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:17 Substitution Georgios Samaras leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Stokes.
    • 67:17 Daniel Majstorovic fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 66:15 Corner taken by Kris Commons.
    • 65:47 Kris Commons takes a shot. Clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.
    • 64:21 Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball, save by Darren Randolph.
    • 64:12 The ball is swung over by Gary Hooper.
    • 63:30 Foul by Steve Jennings on Georgios Samaras, free kick awarded. Kris Commons takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Sutton on Daniel Majstorovic. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
    • 61:55 Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Georgios Samaras results in a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:06 Foul by Tom Hateley on Charlie Mulgrew, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
    • 58:02 Handball by Gavin Gunning. Direct free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
    • 57:08 The ball is crossed by Gavin Gunning, Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.
    • 57:02 A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance.
    • 56:56 Centre by Gavin Gunning.
    • 55:40 The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.
    • 54:44 The ball is delivered by Gavin Gunning, clearance made by Kris Commons.
    • 53:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Gunning by Kris Commons. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
    • 53:01 Chris Humphrey produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Fraser Forster.
    • 52:55 The ball is crossed by Gavin Gunning.
    • 51:17 Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line played to the near post, Stevie Hammell makes a clearance.
    • 51:10 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, blocked by Chris Humphrey.
    • 49:35 Emilio Izaguirre sends in a cross, save by Darren Randolph.
    • 47:55 The ball is swung over by Kris Commons.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:02 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:32 The ball is crossed by Georgios Samaras.
    • 39:41 Chris Humphrey crosses the ball.
    • 38:37 The ball is swung over by Gavin Gunning, clearance made by Emilio Izaguirre.
    • Correction - 36:26 The referee gives a free kick against Daniel Majstorovic for handball. Stevie Hammell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Scott Brown.
    • 36:26 Handball decision goes against Daniel Majstorovic. Free kick crossed by Stevie Hammell, clearance by Steve Jennings.
    • 35:48 Drilled left-footed shot by Gavin Gunning.
    • 35:04 Centre by Chris Humphrey, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:33 Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Shot comes in from Kris Commons from the free kick.
    • 31:39 Assist on the goal came from Kris Commons.
    • 31:39 GOAL - Sung-Yeung KiMotherwell 0 - 1 Celtic Sung-Yeung Ki grabs a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Celtic.
    • 30:03 Stephen Craigan takes the free kick.
    • 30:03 Booking Sung-Yeung Ki is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 29:58 Keith Lasley fouled by Sung-Yeung Ki, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 28:22 Gary Hooper fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
    • 26:51 Scott Brown fouled by Stevie Hammell, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from right wing.
    • 25:38 Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Brown. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kris Commons, clearance by Shaun Hutchinson.
    • 25:12 Centre by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance by Stephen Craigan.
    • 24:07 Unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Steve Jennings results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
    • 22:20 The ball is crossed by Mark Wilson, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:15 The ball is swung over by Charlie Mulgrew, Jamie Murphy makes a clearance.
    • 21:35 Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Hooper. Direct free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
    • 20:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Georgios Samaras. Tom Hateley takes the free kick.
    • 19:10 Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Hooper. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:31 Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
    • 18:31 Booking Booking for Scott Brown for unsporting behaviour.
    • 18:22 Foul by Scott Brown on Stevie Hammell, free kick awarded.
    • 16:30 The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre, Steve Jennings manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:52 Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
    • 14:52 Booking Keith Lasley receives a caution.
    • 14:42 Foul by Keith Lasley on Glenn Loovens, free kick awarded.
    • 14:17 Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, save by Darren Randolph.
    • 12:41 Charlie Mulgrew sends in a cross, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.
    • 11:07 Gavin Gunning fouled by Kris Commons, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
    • 10:18 Chris Humphrey challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
    • 9:21 Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:21 Booking Daniel Majstorovic is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 9:20 Daniel Majstorovic challenges John Sutton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 6:26 Scott Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:53 Daniel Majstorovic fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.
    • 4:47 Gavin Gunning sends in a cross, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.
    • 4:27 The ball is sent over by Chris Humphrey, Mark Wilson makes a clearance.
    • 4:09 Kris Commons delivers the ball, clearance by Shaun Hutchinson.
    • 3:59 Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:47 Kris Commons delivers the ball, clearance made by Steve Jennings.
    • 1:53 The offside flag is raised against Gary Hooper. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.
    • 1:18 Centre by Kris Commons, Gary Hooper takes a shot.
    • 0:39 Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line played to the near post, Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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