Motherwell's Stuart McCall hails players after draw with Celtic

Stuart McCall was proud of his Motherwell players after seeing them earn a 3-3 draw with Celtic at Fir Park.

Well went 2-0 up through goals from John Sutton and Zaine Francis-Angol before Anthony Stokes and Georgios Samaras hauled the champions level.

Leigh Griffiths then edged Celtic ahead, but Sutton squared it in injury time.

"It was a deserved point that fills me with so much pride about the group of players today," said McCall.

"It was a fantastic game and I think only AC Milan and Barcelona have scored three against Celtic in a wee while.

"It would have been nice to go in 2-0 up at half time, but it was a great goal by Stokes and you've got to give him credit.

Motherwell penalty save
Motherwell goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen gets down to turn Kris Commons' penalty wide

"Then they scored early and everyone in the ground thought Celtic would come on and they did come on strong, but we stuck in there and I thought we started to play our better football. We played some decent stuff and got in good areas.

"When you lose a goal with three minutes to go, it's heartbreaking for the lads because they put so much into it, but great credit to them.

"It was a great move, Lionel Ainsworth cuts it across and Sutty's there.

"Once they lift the tempo, they've got very good players, but I was delighted, to get three goals past big Fraser Forster at any stage is great credit to the lads."

Home goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen made a magnificent penalty save from Kris Commons when Well were 1-0 up after Iain Vigurs tripped Stokes in the box.

"It was a clear penalty kick and Commons very rarely misses," added McCall. "No matter who is in goal, I don't fancy him to save it, but it was a fantastic save.

"Gunnar's giving credit to big Gordon Marshall, who does his homework, and he's gone the right way."

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