Glasgow - Celtic ended a historic week with a 2-0 win over Motherwell on Sunday
to remain top of the Scottish Premiership as Rangers stayed hot on
The Scottish champions won on Italian soil for the first time with a
2-1 Europa League victory over Lazio on Thursday and French striker
Odsonne Edouard helped them take care of domestic duties with a
19th-minute opener at Parkhead.
Motherwell defender Richard Tait scored an own goal in the 54th
minute to leave the home side ahead of their Old Firm rivals, who won at
Livingston by the same scoreline, by a one-goal margin.
Celtic and Rangers both have 31 points after 12 matches. Both teams
have conceded seven goals but Celtic have scored 36 compared with
Rangers' tally of 35.
Edouard scored the opener after early Celtic pressure.
Olivier Ntcham, Edouard and Mohamed Elyounoussi all fired shots over
the bar before Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie had to beat away a
more accurate effort from Jonny Hayes.
It was from the Irishman's cross into the six-yard box, after a fine
pass from Edouard, that Tait knocked the ball past Gillespie and into
his own net.
"We created brilliant opportunities and we had good control," Celtic
manager Neil Lennon told the BBC. "It's another fantastic performance
Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo and Alfredo Morelos scored in Rangers' 2-0 victory at Livingston.
Aribo fired home in the 32nd minute following good work from Scott
Arfield while Morelos finished from a tight angle early in the second
"Celtic are in excellent form," said Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.
"They've had a big week themselves and they're scoring goals heavily and
don't seem to be dropping any points so it's important we continue to
do what we need to do, keep winning and staying in there."