Celtic 6-0 Motherwell: Champions celebrate trophy lift with scintillating final-day victory

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Kyogo scores v Motherwell
Kyogo Furuhashi drilled low past Motherwell keeper Liam Kelly to start the scoring at Celtic Park

Celtic celebrated receiving the Scottish Premiership trophy by ending their season with a scintillating six-goal victory against Motherwell.

After 20 minutes of probing the away defence, Kyogo Furuhashi fired in the opener before guiding in a fine finish on the volley either side of David Turnbull’s drilled effort.

Jota slotted in a fourth, with Giorgos Giakoumakis’ brace from the bench sealing an emphatic final-day win, ensuring Celtic end the league campaign with a 32-game unbeaten streak.

Ange Postecoglou’s men last tasted Premiership defeat at Livingston in September.

The loss drops Motherwell, who secured European football with victory over Hearts on Wednesday, to fifth after Dundee United came from behind to win at Ross County.

That means Graham Alexander’s side will enter the Europa Conference League at the second round of qualifying, while Celtic will start their European campaign next term in the Champions League group stage.

More to follow.

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Celtic

  1. Squad number15Player nameHart

  2. Squad number56Player nameRalston

  3. Squad number20Player nameCarter-Vickers

  4. Squad number4Player nameStarfelt

  5. Squad number3Player nameTaylor

  6. Squad number18Player nameRogic

  7. Squad number42Player nameMcGregor

  8. Squad number14Player nameTurnbull

  9. Squad number17Player nameJota

  10. Squad number8Player nameFuruhashi

  11. Squad number38Player nameMaeda

  1. Squad number6Player nameBitton

  2. Squad number7Player nameGiakoumakis

  3. Squad number16Player nameMcCarthy

  4. Squad number21Player nameIdeguchi

  5. Squad number57Player nameWelsh

Motherwell

  1. Squad number1Player nameKelly

  2. Squad number5Player nameMugabi

  3. Squad number4Player nameLamie

  4. Squad number3Player nameCarroll

  5. Squad number32Player nameNirennold

  6. Squad number18Player nameCornelius

  7. Squad number27Player nameGoss

  8. Squad number2Player nameO’Donnell

  9. Squad number16Player nameSlattery

  10. Squad number29Player nameShields

  11. Squad number20Player nameEfford

  1. Squad number8Player nameO’Hara

  2. Squad number9Player namevan Veen

  3. Squad number22Player nameDonnelly

  4. Squad number26Player nameTierney

Line-ups

Celtic

Formation 4-3-3

  • 15Hart
  • 56Ralston
  • 20Carter-Vickers
  • 4Starfelt
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forWelshat 63′minutes
  • 18RogicSubstituted forMcCarthyat 62′minutes
  • 42McGregorSubstituted forBittonat 85′minutes
  • 14TurnbullSubstituted forIdeguchiat 62′minutes
  • 17Neves Filipe
  • 8FuruhashiSubstituted forGiakoumakisat 62′minutes
  • 38Maeda

Substitutes

  • 6Bitton
  • 7Giakoumakis
  • 11Abada
  • 16McCarthy
  • 21Ideguchi
  • 29Bain
  • 33O’Riley
  • 49Forrest
  • 57Welsh

Motherwell

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Kelly
  • 5MugabiSubstituted forTierneyat 63′minutes
  • 4LamieBooked at 76mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 32NirennoldSubstituted forDonnellyat 63′minutes
  • 18Cornelius
  • 27GossSubstituted forvan Veenat 45′minutes
  • 2O’Donnell
  • 16Slattery
  • 29ShieldsSubstituted forO’Haraat 77′minutes
  • 20Efford

Substitutes

  • 7Woolery
  • 8O’Hara
  • 9van Veen
  • 14Ojala
  • 22Donnelly
  • 26Tierney
  • 30Campbell
  • 41Connolly
  • 45Mahon

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