Motherwell climb into second

A late strike from Iain Vigurs gave Motherwell a 2-1 victory over Inverness and lifted them into second place in Scottish Premiership.

Last Updated: 01/04/14 at 23:00 Post Comment

Iain Vigurs: Scored the late winner as Motherwell beat Inverness

Iain Vigurs: Scored the late winner as Motherwell beat Inverness

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Both teams were looking to enhance their European aspirations and the game started brightly at the Caledonian Stadium with chances at either end.

Ryan Esson was forced to punch away Vigurs' inswinging free-kick, while Graeme Shinnie went close from 25 yards.

Greg Tansey then had an effort from similar distance for Caley as the visitors partially cleared a corner.

Motherwell opened the scoring after 39 minutes when Fraser Kerr's long ball split the home defence and Henri Anier ran clear before dispatching a low effort into the corner of the net via the post.

Well looked content to sit in and soak up the pressure at the beginning of the second half, although Vigurs showed the visiting team were still a threat with a floated free-kick that landed on the roof of the net.

Inverness needed something to provide a spark for them and only a fine block by Stephen McManus denied Greg Tansey as he pulled the trigger from James Vincent's incisive pass.

Tansey went closer moments later, firing one in from 30 yards that had Gunnar Nielsen beaten, but his effort hit the post before bouncing away to safety.

Frustration was beginning to set in for the home fans but substitute Ryan Christie brought Caley level with 16 minutes left to play.

The ball broke to the youngster and he hit it sweetly from 25 yards, beating Nielsen and finding the corner of the net.

But the hosts' European ambitions suffered a massive blow when Vigurs grabbed the winner eight minutes from time against the run of play.

Danny Devine was left isolated as Vigurs and Craig Moore worked several passes between them before Vigurs finished off a composed effort from just inside the 18-yard box.

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

Friday, 19 September 2014
19:45
Partick 1-2 St Mirren  
Saturday, 13 September 2014
15:00
Dundee Utd 2-2 Hamilton  
Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren  
Partick 3-1 Inverness  
Ross Co 1-2 Motherwell  
St J'stone 0-1 Dundee  
12:45
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
12:30
Dundee 1-1 Celtic Report
Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Hamilton 4-0 Ross Co Report
Inverness 2-0 Kilmarnock Report

Scottish Premiership

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Hamilton 6 6 13
2 Inverness 6 5 13
3 Dundee Utd 6 3 13
4 Celtic 5 8 10
5 Dundee 6 2 10
6 Kilmarnock 6 0 10
7 St J'stone 6 -2 9
8 Partick 6 2 7
9 Aberdeen 5 -1 6
10 Motherwell 6 -4 6
11 St Mirren 6 -7 3
12 Ross Co 6 -12 0

Updated Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wary over a lack of European football

Louis Van Gaal believes a lack of Champions League football this season could damage Manchester United’s title hopes.

Premier League: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini not concerned by Yaya Toure's form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over the form or commitment of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Transfer news: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho plays down Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talk

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has played down speculation about signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property