Result: Kris Commons inspires Celtic's rout of Motherwell
Kris Commons scores his fourth and fifth goals of the week to inspire still-unbeaten Celtic to a 5-0 Scottish Premiership thrashing of Motherwell at Fir Park.
By Joe Fish, Reporter Filed: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 22:00 UK
Last Updated: Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 00:38 UK
Kris Commons took his tally for the week to five by scoring twice in Celtic's 5-0 Scottish Premiership thrashing of Motherwell at Fir Park tonight.
The former Derby Counter winger was entering the match on the back of a hat-trick in the 7-0 hammering of Hearts last Sunday, but had to wait until the 44th minute to pick up where he left off.
Motherwell had previously contained a dominant Celtic, who came close through Mikael Lustig and Teemu Pukki while the scores were goalless, before Commons opened up the floodgates just before the break.
However, the hosts strongly appealed that Commons was in an offside position when he cleverly diverted Anthony Stokes's shot past Steelmen goalkeeper Gunnar Nielson with a back heel.
It was 10 minutes into the second period when Efe Ambrose climbed to meet a Charlie Mulgrew corner and head his first domestic goal of the season and make sure of a third straight win for the Bhoys.
There was still plenty of time for Neil Lennon's side to make their victory more emphatic, as Commons bagged a 76th-minute second, tapping in after Nielson could only parry Emilio Izaguirre's drive.
Stokes got his own name on the scoresheet less than 90 seconds later when he tucked home a cross from the recalled Pukki, who had been sent clear by Mulgrew's precise pass.
A great evening's work for the SPL leaders, who are now eight points clear at the top of the table, was rounded off when young forward Bahrudin Atajic scored his first goal for the club in stoppage time.