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Summary

  1. Celtic 1-1 Motherwell (Commons; Sutton)
  2. Dundee 1-4 Dundee United (Stewart; Bilate, Dow, Morris, Watson)
  3. United overtake Premiership leaders Inverness on goals scored
  4. Dundee's 10-game unbeaten run comes to an end
  5. Celtic can move to within three points of leaders

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for your company today for an enthralling day in a Scottish Premiership that isn't so far going to script. Please join us again on Tuesday as the League Cup heats up in the third round. Bye for now.

The action - and our live coverage - moves on to the Scottish League Cup, with five ties on Tuesday and three more on Wednesday.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will demand an improvement as they host Scottish Championship leaders Hearts on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the other three teams featured today are in derby action.

Motherwell travel to New Douglas Park to face Hamilton Academical.

Meanwhile, the two Dundee sides will renew their rivalry at Tannadice.

Despite their draw at Celtic Park, Motherwell stay 10th, behind Partick Thistle, who have a game in hand, on goal difference.

Defeated Dundee remain in sixth.

Dundee United are now top of the table, equal on points and goal difference with Inverness Caledonian Thistle but ahead courtesy of finding the net more times.

Celtic's draw at home to Motherwell means they effectively lost pace with the leaders over the weekend and are now five points adrift but with a game in hand.

Earlier today, what's seems like a lifetime ago, the last unbeaten record in the Scottish Premiership ended when Dundee, who had not lost in 10 outings including the end of last season, were thumped 4-1 at home to city rivals Dundee United.

It not only meant that United won for the fourth consecutive time at Dens Park and extended their unbeaten run in Tayside derbies to seven games but took Jackie McNamara's side to the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Ronny Deila

Celtic manager on BBC Radio Scotland

"I think we played a very bad first half. We didn't get tempo in the play and we didn't create any chances and conceded a stupid goal as well.

"The second half was much better. We got the tempo more up and created the chances and got the goal.

"In the end, the result is disappointing, but I'm satisfied with the second half.

"We can't rely on Scott Brown and Kris Commons all the time. We need more people to step up and be leaders out there."

Most people seem to have missed the Motherwell penalty claim. Manager Stuart McCall thought that Iain Vigurs had been four yards away from Jason Denayer when he fired against the Celtic defender's hand.

Stuart McCall

Motherwell manager of BBC Radio Scotland

"Delighted to get a goal first and foremost as we've not scored since I've been coming here.

"A great goal and we could have had another one straight after it and if it was not for a great save by Denayer in the box we could have had a penalty kick, there's no doubt about that.

"Second half, they come on strong, they bring Commons and Brown and Brown's desire gets him into the box.

"I've seen them given, I've seen them not given. I think it was a case of one penalty that should have been given and one that was given.

"But I don't want to whinge about it. I thoguht the lads' effort and desire and determination today was fantastic and it is so good to get a point."

Craig Paterson

BBC Radio Scotland pundit

"Scott Brown was clipped outside the box and the players could not believe a penalty was given.

"But Motherwell stuck with it, rode their luck a bit, but for their effort deserved their point, although Stuart McCall might think that they should have taken that chance at 1-0 and left with a win.

"The worrying thing for the Celtic manager is that he's tried squad rotation and his players have shown they are not up to it."

FULL-TIME

Celtic 1-1 Motherwell

There's a few boos from around Celtic Park from the home fans as the reigning Scottish champions drop another two points.

Following wins for Inverness Caledonian Thistle yesterday and Dundee United today, that leaves Ronny Deila's side five points off the top of the table, although they do have a game in hand.

Emilio Izaguirre's superb cross finds the head of Virgil van Dijk, but the Celtic defender sends his effort straight at goalkeeper Dan Twardzik, who juggles the ball on the line before snatching it to his chest.

Zaine Francis-Angol is presented with a chance of a shock winner for Motherwell after being found by a Josh Law cross, but the wing-back misses the target with a wild swipe from 10 yards.

Anthony Stokes squanders a chance with a free-kick from 20 yards but blasts it a few yards over the crossbar. Can Motherwell hold out for the last three minutes plus whatever there is for stoppage time.

Kris Commons equalises from the penalty spot for Celtic.
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Kris Commons equalised from the penalty spot for Celtic.

Andrew Southwick

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"Celtic have broken Motherwell's spirit. While before, Stuart McCall's men always looked a threat despite Celtic dominating possession, now they are clinging on here, with home captain Scott Brown showing the leadership that was badly missing in the first half."

It's Anthony Stokes' turn to try a pot shot at the Motherwell goal, but again it misses the target.

Craig Paterson

BBC Radio Scotland pundit

"Motherwell have done well to take the sting out of the game as Celtic haven't had the same intensity since the equaliser."

Israel midfielder Nir Biton fires a shot just wide of the post as Celtic go close to taking the lead.

Kris Commons, Scott Brown and Craig Gordon on the Celtic bench
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Kris Commons, Scott Brown and Craig Gordon started on the Celtic bench.
John Sutton celebrates his goal
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John Sutton (left) opened the scoring for Motherwell and also missed a good chance afterwards to put his side 2-0 ahead.

GREAT SAVE!

Callum McGregor forces a fine save from Motherwell goalkeeper Dan Twardzik, especially as the shot took a wicked deflection. McGregor follows it up with a drive that finds the side netting.

YELLOW CARD

Motherwell midfielder Iain Vigurs is booked for complaining about not being given a foul.

Callum McGregor fires a shot just wide as Celtic find renewed confidence and almost go ahead immediately after their equaliser. It could be a long last 20 minutes for Motherwell.

GOAL

Celtic 1-1 Motherwell (Kris Commons)

Celtic captain Scott Brown looks as surprised as anyone as referee Brian Colvin points to the penalty spot. Craig Reid's challenge looked to be outside the box and the home midfielder stumbles into the penalty box.

No matter, Kris Commons is not complaining as he slots away the spot kick.

PENALTY

A penalty is given as Celtic captain Scott Brown thrusts into the Motherwell penalty box.

Murdo MacLeod

BBC Radio Scotland pundit

"The difference between this and the first half is that Celtic are moving it quicker and it is backs to the wall now for Motherwell."

Craig Paterson

BBC Radio Scotland pundit

"Celtic have not been great after the break, but you can certainly see there's a bit more about the team after those two substitutions."

GREAT SAVE!

Callum McGregor cuts inside before curling a left-foot drive towards goal, but the midfielder is thwarted by a fine save from goalkeeper Dan Twardzik.

You could be forgiven for forgetting that John Guidetti was on the park, but the on-loan Manchester City striker bursts into life to pounce on an Emilio Izaguirre cross but finds the side netting.

Excellent play by substitute Kris Commons wins a corner for Celtic and, following his own corner, the midfielder fires a drive that is well held by goalkeeper Dan Twardzik.

KICK-OFF

Celtic 0-1 Motherwell

The second half is under way, with Celtic quickly into the attack.

Celtic were out on the pitch a full five minutes before the Motherwell players emerged from the tunnel.

Kris Commons is also on for Celtic in place of Aleksandar Tonev as manager Ronny Deila rings the changes to his midfield.

Beram Kayal is replaced at half-time by Celtic manager Ronny Deila, with captain Scott Brown coming on.

Chick Young

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"There's no sense of urgency from Celtic and that's why the fans are booing their team."

Andrew Southwick

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"It's the second time in matter of weeks that Ronny Deila has not been scared to use his squad players, but it could be the second time it costs them points.

"Motherwell have looked solid enough, with Dan Twardzik only having two real saves of note, both from defender Jason Denayer.

"At the other end, John Sutton will feel he should have had a second, while, if Keith Lasley had been a bit quicker at getting the ball out from under his feet, he too could have been on the score-sheet."

Craig Paterson

BBC Radio Scotland pundit

"Stuart McCall will be delighted with his players but will be fizzing that John Sutton missed that chance to put them 2-0 ahead."

Ronny Deila has only managed five wins in 12 matches as Celtic manager and that unimpressive record will become worse unless he can revitalise his much-changed side during the half-time break.

HALF-TIME

Celtic 0-1 Motherwell

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk sends an effort against the upright following a corner in the first real danger to Motherwell's goal.