Scott Sinclair has defended his actions after a controversial penalty decision helped to clinch the Betfred Cup for Celtic.

With the Celts 1-0 ahead and the game in the balance, referee Craig Thomson adjudged that Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre had fouled the Celtic winger in the box and awarded the Bhoys a penalty and sent the Motherwell man off.

Moussa Dembele scored the penalty to make it 2-0 and end the game as a meaningful contest.

The decision to award the penalty looked very soft though, and many people have accused Sinclair of going down far too easily.

Sinclair doesn’t agree though, as he explained to BT Sport as reported by The Scottish Sun, he said: “I felt a little bit of contact.”

“It doesn’t matter how much contact there is. I got a little tug on my arm and I went down.”

Sinclair didn’t have the best of games but the match will mostly be remembered for the incident involving him.

Celtic have now won four domestic trophies out of four since Brendan Rodgers took over at Celtic Park in May 2016.

Celtic are next in action on Wednesday night, and once again it’s against Motherwell, with the teams meeting at Fir Park. The teams then play each other for a third time this week at Celtic Park on Saturday.

In other Celtic news, Dedryck Boyata was criticised on social media for his performance against Motherwell

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