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IN PICTURES: CELTIC 4 MOTHERWELL 1

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CELTIC had to overcome the setback of a controversial goal yesterday before they cemented a 4-1 triumph over Motherwell at Parkhead to remain eight points ahead in the pursuit of their EIGHTH successive Premiership crown.

Scott Sinclair claimed his 17th goal of the campaign with a neat side-footed effort following a sublime cross from Ryan Christie before Odsonne Edouard took centre stage to net a double – a header and an unstoppable free-kick.

Right on cue, Oliver Burke, on as a second-half substitute, curled in the fourth to bring down the curtain on another dramatic encounter in Paradise.

CQN‘s team of ace snapper were there to capture the action.┬áHere is the pick of the pics,

WELCOME BACK…Nir Bitton is put under extreme pressure as Dedryck Boyata gets a close-up view.

WALLOP…Ryan Christie fires in a right-foot effort as Carl McHugh tries to intercept.

GREAT SCOTT…Hoops attacker Scott Sinclair perfectly steers in the opening goal.

CHEERS…Scott Sinclair races away to accept the plaudits from the Celtic fans.

RISE AND SHINE…Nir Bitton clears from Well’s James Scott, who hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

ON THE RAMPAGE…Odsonne Edouard threatens the Well goal.

OUCH…James Forrest feels the full force of keeper Mark Gillespie’s knee in his back.

SHOVE OFF…Scott Sinclair proves a handful for the Well defence.

CLASS ACT…teenager Ewan Henderson won praise for his poise and control, as he demonstrates here.

SEE YOU LATER…Odsonne Edouard races away from Allan Campbell.

JOY BHOYS…Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer show their delight after the French ace’s exquisite free-kick for the third goal.

A PYRAMID OF PLEASURE IN PARADISE…Odsonne Edouard is congratulated by Jonny Hayes, Dedryck Boyata and Jack Hendry.

THAT’S ANOTHER FINE STRIKE, OLI…striker Oliver Burke shows his delight after thumping in the fourth goal. Odsonne Edouard is about to join him in the glee club.

 

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