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2nd Dec, 2017 | 7:14pm

Attacker is not irreplaceable: Three things learned about Celtic in win v Motherwell


Celtic thrashed Motherwell 5-1 in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to 67 games domestically.

A hat-trick from Odsonne Eduoard and James Forrest’s double secured the win for the Hoops in a much-changed side from Wednesday’s meeting between the sides.

With Brendan Rodgers’ side facing up to being without Patrick Roberts for three months through injury, Celtic fans were hoping for a big performance from Forrest and the Scotland star delivered with two goals.

The Parkhead side were in dominant form against Stephen Robinson’s men as they clashed for the third time in less than a week.

With several key players missing, the Hoops’ didn’t miss a step as they cruised to a win

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The Hoops now go on to face Anderlecht in midweek in a crucial Champions League tie with a Europa League spot at stake.

Rodgers will be delighted that his side eased by Motherwell so comfortably and will have been impressed by the performances of Forrest and Eduoard in front of goal.

With Aberdeen facing Rangers tomorrow at Pittodrie, the win extended the Scottish champions’ lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to seven points.

Here, Football Insider looks at three things we learned from Celtic’s dominant win over Motherwell.

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