Celtic 6-0 Motherwell: Champions round off their season in style with emphatic win

Champions Celtic celebrated trophy day with a merciless 6-0 mauling of Motherwell at Parkhead.

The Hoops clinched their 10th cinch Premiership title in 11 years at Dundee United on Wednesday night to ensure a party in the last game of the season, where a double from striker Kyogo Furuhashi and a goal in-between by former Well midfielder David Turnbull made it 3-0 at the break.

Second-half goals from Portuguese winger Jota and substitute Giorgos Giakoumakis, who netted a double, added to an afternoon of joyous celebrations. 


Celtic players celebrate winning the Scottish Premiership in their trophy presentation

Former Manchester City and England keeper Joe Hart has his turn with the league trophy

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou celebrates with his wife Georgia after the trophy celebration

Celtic routed Motherwell on the final day of the Scottish Premiership to celebrate their title

Kyogo Furuhashi (right) scored two at a wild Parkhead to help kickstart the party atmosphere


There was more emotion as Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic said their goodbyes as they played their last games for the club after nine years of service and they were given a standing ovation in the sixth and 18th minutes respectively – their shirt numbers.

Ange Postecoglou, Premiership and League Cup winner in his first season in charge, has transformed a club from one which slipped 25 points behind Rangers last season to finishing four ahead of their great rivals.

Motherwell had already qualified for the Europa Conference League qualifiers but they will want to forget this game in a hurry.

Australia midfielder Rogic started the game to the approval of the excited home support as Jota, Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda and Turnbull also came back into the side with Israel international Bitton on the bench.

Captain Callum McGregor hoists the Scottish Premiership trophy above his head

Celtic players Yosuke Ideguchi, Kyogo Furuhashi, Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda pose for a picture after receiving their medals following the final game of the Premiership season

Celtic reclaim the title after Rangers prevented them from winning ten in a row last season


Celtic: Hart, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor (Welsh 63), Turnbull (Ideguchi 62), McGregor (Bitton 85), Rogic (McCarthy 62), Jota, Furuhashi (Giakoumakis 62), Maeda

Subs not used: Abada, Bain, O’Riley, Forrest

Goals: Furuhashi 21, 44, Turnbull 40, Jota 59, Giakoumakis 68, 90+1

Manager: Ange Postecoglou

Motherwell: Kelly, Mugabi (Tierney 63), Lamie, Carroll, Nirennold (Donnelly 63), Cornelius, Goss (van Veen 46), O’Donnell, Slattery, Shields (O’Hara 77), Efford

Subs not used: Woolery, Ojala, Campbell, Connolly, Mahon

Booked: Lamie 

Manager: Graham Alexander 


The frontman smashed home his first inside the near post, opening the scoring in superb style

David Turnbull also hit the back of the net before the break as the hosts flooded forward

Well boss Graham Alexander made two changes with Bevis Mugabi and Victor Nirennold, in for his first start since signing in January, replacing Liam Donnelly and Juhani Ojala.

It seemed only a matter of time until Celtic got the breakthrough and it came following a mistake by Nirennold in the 22nd minute.

The French defender miskicked a deep corner from Jota inside the box and Furuhashi wasted no time in turning and rifling a low drive past Well keeper Liam Kelly at his near post.

In the 32nd minute, as Motherwell retreated from a rare attack, Jota’s cross from the left was met by the sliding Rogic whose shot rebounded off the post with the offside flag going up for lurking Hoops striker Maeda.

Celtic then had a minute or so of slackness.

Furuhashi pounced to grab his brace, having tucked neatly beyond goalkeeper Liam Kelly

Jota celebrated Celtic’s fourth of the afternoon with the home crowd, ahead of their trophy lift

Tom Rogic, who will leave the club this summer, was visibly emotional walking off the pitch

Joe Efford set up Dean Cornelius but his unconvincing shot from 16 yards went well wide.

The home side imposed themselves again and scored twice before the break.

Turnbull combined with Maeda, turned defender Rickie Lamie and shot past Kelly from 12 yards before Furuhashi then volleyed in a perfectly-weighted pass from Anthony Ralston with trademark technique.

Motherwell had to regroup at the interval and striker Kevin Van Veen replaced Sean Goss but it made no difference.

Substitute Giorgos Giakoumakis came off the bench and added two more goals to Celtic’s tally

Manager Ange Postecoglou was treated to a rapturous reception after arriving at the ground

In the 59th minute, after Furuhashi’s pass to Maeda bounced off his fellow Japan international, Jota latched onto a loose ball to sweep it past Kelly.

Then, amid a slew of substitutions, Rogic was given a standing ovation from the fans and embraced by his team-mates as he went off for the last time and he was clearly overcome by emotion.

Celtic kept going and in the 68th minute the Steelmen’s defence allowed Giakoumakis to execute an overhead kick from six yards.

There were more cheers in the 85th minute when Bitton took over from captain Callum McGregor and he enjoyed his final moments in a green and white shirt, with Giakoumakis bundling in number six from close range in added time.

Celtic were given a guard of honour by the visitors, with supporters holding up a sea of scarves