Who could have predicted this? Motherwell defeated Celtic at Celtic Park and won for the first time in almost eight years at this stadium. It actually was a game that was dominated by Celtic, at least possession wise and that possession did bear fruit when Nir Bitton scored a deflected goal but Motherwell came storming back in the second half and two goals from Louis Moult, the second one from the penalty spot gave Motherwell an unlikely victory.
The loss for Celtic means that the Hoops are just one point clear of Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership but they do have one game in hand, which would be extremely important for the Bhoys as they chase another title. Celtic might be feeling the pressure to get back to winning ways after losing their first home game this season but here are a few things the club need to do that would help them.
Play Carlton Cole
Nadir Ciftci didn’t really cover himself with glory in this game, although the striker did score twice in the last game against St Johnstone, he didn’t really have the service or made much of what little he had to trouble the Motherwell defence.
Celtic do have a lot of options which they can use up top, for some reason Ronny Deila doesn’t want to use the likes of Carlton Cole or even Leigh Griffiths. Cole might not be the same dynamic player he was at West Ham but he should start the next game as he would be chomping at the bits to start a game for his new club.