Celtic made to wait for title

Two goals in the opening eight minutes at Tannadice set Motherwell up for a 3-1 victory over Dundee United and left Celtic still requiring a point to retain the SPL title.

Last Updated: 20/04/13 at 07:50 Post Comment

Michael Higdon: Celebrates with James McFadden at Tannadice

Michael Higdon: Celebrates with James McFadden at Tannadice

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Motherwell struck after just two minutes when Steven Hammell fed James McFadden, and he skipped past John Rankin before laying the ball in front of Michael Higdon to lash home from 25 yards via the right post.

United almost levelled when youngster Ryan Gauld turned in acres of space before exchanging passes with Rankin and chipping the ball against the top of the crossbar.

Hammell also started the move for Motherwell's second when his throw-in came off Higdon's thigh to Henrik Ojamaa, and the little forward ran through the heart of the United defence and poked the ball past Rado Cierzniak.

Stuart Armstrong left Tom Hateley standing and swept the ball to the near post but Jon Daly's flick was blocked by the chest of follow Irishman Darren Randolph to deny United a route back into the game.

And Randolph produced an excellent save to claw away a Gary Mackay-Steven shot with Daly lurking behind the keeper with the goal at his mercy.

Higdon secured the points 10 minutes after the break when he took a pass from Chris Humphrey at the edge of the box and turned to dispatch a low drive into the far corner.

Willo Flood then hit the post with a curling free-kick from 25 yards with Randolph beaten at full stretch, before Daly (69) slipped the ball through the keeper's legs from Mackay-Steven's assist.

And Randolph ensured there would be no nervy finish for Motherwell when he got down to turn a powerful Mackay-Steven drive round the post 12 minutes from time.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 23 May 2015
15:00
Hamilton 1-0 St Mirren Report
Kilmarnock 1-2 Ross Co Report
Motherwell 0-0 Partick Report
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen Report
Inverness 3-0 Dundee U Report
Partick 1-4 Kilmarnock  
Ross Co 2-1 Hamilton  
St Mirren 2-1 Motherwell  
Friday, 15 May 2015
19:45
St J'stone 0-0 Celtic  
Sunday, 10 May 2015
14:30
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic Report

Footer 365

QPR's Rio Ferdinand is astounded by reaction to his wife's death

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been astounded by the levels of support he received following the death of his wife.

Raheem Sterling would interest Manchester City – Sky sources

Manchester City would be interested in signing Raheem Sterling if he were to become available, according to Sky sources.

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company