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Celtic beats Motherwell 2-0

October 5, 2013

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons scored as Celtic defeated Motherwell 2-0 to move to the top of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

Putting aside the disappointment of their narrow defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, Celtic got off to a strong start as Stokes opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a strike from a tight angle after goalkeeper Lee Hollis failed to clear the ball.

Commons missed two chances before halftime but found the net in the 49th minute with a clever lob after Iain Vigurs gave the ball away.

Celtic moved three points clear of Inverness, which lost 4-0 to St. Johnstone. Motherwell, unbeaten in its previous seven games, is third.

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