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1st Dec, 2017 | 10:45am

Sinclair: This is why Celtic are 66 unbeaten, reveals what was special about Motherwell goal

Scott Sinclair has saluted Celtic’s character as they stretched their unbeaten run to 66 games and said the penalty he scored against Motherwell was extra special because of the abuse he got.

The Englishman scored an 88th minute penalty equaliser against Motherwell on Wednesday night as Celtic just about managed to keep their British record run going.

Sinclair revealed that even when Celtic went a goal down thanks to Mikael Lustig’s own goal, the players didn’t think they would lose the game.

“Deep in the team we have belief. When you go 1-0 down late in the game, like we did against Motherwell, it takes character to come back from that,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Every week is tough. Every side wants to stop our unbeaten run. But we’re never complacent.”

Sinclair has been the centre of attention this week following the penalty he won against Motherwell in last Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final.

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The Steelmen were furious with the award, with the incident also leading to Cedric Kipre being sent-off.

The controversy continued when Motherwell complained once more after the penalty awarded for a foul on Callum McGregor, which lead to Sinclair’s equaliser on Wednesday.

And he admitted it was extra sweet to score the penalty after the abuse he’d got saying, “It’s always nice to score after the abuse and the stick.”

Celtic and Motherwell play each other for the third and final time this week tomorrow at Celtic Park.

The Hoops have the chance to go seven points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table if they win the game.

In other Celtic news, Charlie Nicholas has criticised Brendan Rodgers for “hypocritical” comments that he made 

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