CELTIC LEGEND Chris Sutton will be in Ballybofey next weekend for events surrounding Celtic’s friendly with Finn Harps…but today his brother did enormous damage to the Hoops championships by scoring twice in Motherwell’s 2-0 win.
The goals ended Celtic’s 17-match unbeaten run as Motherwell secured a deserved win over the Scottish Premier League leaders.
Sutton pounced on a mistake from Charlie Mulgrew to slide the home side into the lead after just two minutes.
Darren Randolph saved well from Celtic captain Scott Brown before the break.
Shaun Hutchinson’s header struck the bar before Emilio Izaguirre was ruled to have tripped Keith Lasley and Sutton scored from the 49th-minute penalty.
Suffering their first defeat since 10 November gave Celtic’s title rivals, Rangers, the chance to reduce the gap to five points – and they did, beating St Johnston 4-0 at Ibrox.
Ending a run of five straight defeats by the visitors – and 11 games without a win over the Glasgow side – moves Motherwell five points clear of sixth-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle.