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Scottish Premier League wrap: Motherwell beat Celtic

27 April 2013 18:51

Motherwell sealed their place in Europe with a 3-1 win over newly crowned champions Celtic on Sunday.

Gary Hooper put Neil Lennon's side in front with 40 minutes on the clock, but Henrik Ojamaa equalised for the hosts on the stroke of half-time.

Michael Higdon then gave Stuart McCall's men the lead five minutes after the restart before an unfortunate own goal courtesy of goalkeeper Fraser Forster handed Motherwell the three points.

Elsewhere in the race for European football, St Johnstone claimed an important three points with a 1-0 win over 10-man Inverness on Saturday.

David Raven was sent off in the 12th minute for a professional foul on Rowan Vine and the hosts eventually made their numerical advantage count with 13 minutes remaining.

Nigel Hasselbaink crossed for Steven MacLean to head past Antonio Reguero, putting Saints within one point of their third-placed opponents.

Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths grabbed his 27th goal of the season to earn a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw with St Mirren.

Griffiths gave Hibs the lead but St Mirren levelled through Esmael Goncalves, before a Marc McAusland double put the visitors in the driving seat.

But Griffiths eventually turned in the equaliser from close range with less than four minutes remaining, despite cries of offside from the visitors.

St Mirren’s draw means that bottom side Dundee have prolonged their stay in the Scottish Premier League after Ryan Conroy’s late winner against Hearts.

Scotland defender Andy Webster was shown a second yellow card after 28 minutes, before Conroy’s free-kick deflected past goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald in the 82nd minute.

Elsewhere, Aberdeen edged past Kilmarnock thanks to a fourth-minute effort from Niall McGinn.

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Competition
Premiership
Date
27 April 2013
Game week
2
Kick-off
13:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
McDiarmid Park (Perth)
Attendance
2368

Goals

S. MacLean 77'  
1 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
33
5
6
2
10
7 61'
21
17 77'
23
9
Coach: S. Lomas
# Player Bookings
12
2 12'
3 69'
27 7'
14
28 27'
9
4
17
8
7
Coach: T. Butcher

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
11
4
15
16
18
19
# Player Bookings
11
10
6
18
21
22
31

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