Motherwell: Boss Stuart McCall laments penalty decision

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall
Stuart McCall was delighted to see his Motherwell side finally score at Celtic Park

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall reckons his side were denied a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Celtic.

John Sutton gave 'Well the lead at Celtic Park but Kris Commons levelled from the spot after the break.

McCall, however, says his side should have had a penalty when Iain Vigurs' first-half effort hit Jason Denayer.

"The ref says he thought the shot was too near the boy but he's four yards away when Vigurs hits it and it's a clear save - a great save," he said.

The visitors played well in the first half and should have scored a second soon after their opener, but Sutton spurned the chance.

But McCall was delighted to come away with a point after seeing his outfit net for the first time at Celtic Park since he took over almost four years ago.

"We could have done [got three points] but we're delighted to get a goal, first and foremost, because we've not got a goal since I've been coming here," the Motherwell manager told BBC Scotland.

"It was a great goal and Sutty could have had another straight after it. And but for a great save by Denayer in the box we could have had a penalty, I don't think there's any doubt about that.

"Today it was one penalty that should have been given and one that was given, but I don't want to whinge about it.

"Second half we were camped in but first half we were excellent and I'm delighted with them.

"Dundee United, what a good side they can be, and they came here and lost six, and I saw Aberdeen here who, as well as they played in patches, could've lost more than two.

"So you've got to be careful you're not just open. We played with a sitting midfielder and we had to do that."