Motherwell shock Celtic
GLASGOW (AFP) – Motherwell moved up to second place in the Scottish Premier League as they inflicted a shock 2-1 defeat on runaway league leaders Celtic on Wednesday.
Motherwell handed a first starting slot to prodigal son James McFadden but it was Nicky Law who inspired the Fir Park side as he set up Chris Humphrey for the opener in the 31st minute.
It took Celtic an hour to have a shot on target but they found themselves level in the 63rd minute when Georgios Samaras, who was returning from a long injury lay-off, headed past Darren Randolph.
However, Motherwell responded excellently and took the lead for the second time when Law crossed for Michael Higdon to volley high into the net at the far post.
The Glasgow giants still hold a massive 19-point lead at the top of the table but the win put Stuart McCall’s side in pole position to clinch the second Champions League slot in the SPL.
Motherwell made a positive start when Keith Lasley tried his luck with an effort from 25 yards but a deflection took the pace out his shot and it was easily gathered.