It was fate that Christie scored victor, says Celtic boss Rodgers

Tough night Gareth Mc Auley during defeat to Aberdeen

Tough night Gareth Mc Auley during defeat to Aberdeen

'At that stage I wasn't so happy with our positioning and level of our game.

"The message to the players is quite clear: you have worked ever so hard to get where you are, but now you have to work even harder to stay where you are because the pressure comes even more from behind".

'Jonny Hayes did great and his thrust and pressing was very good.

Speaking to the media after his latest success, Rodgers said: "I'm thankful to everyone here at the club who helped to make it all happen. I'm obviously proud but I don't want to dwell on it because there's so much more we want to achieve".

'But it's a poor goal to lose.

When asked if his players took the points for granted, he said: "I don't think they took it for granted, it was down to concentration".

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An equaliser still looked unlikely but Johnson made the most of a half-chance after the ball broke to him just inside the left edge of the box and drilled the ball just inside the far post. We didn't win the first ball, the second, the third, and he scores from a very narrow angle.

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson praised his side's organisation and discipline.

You get the feeling that Celtic are just going up a gear now after a couple of important wins in a row, with the Betfred Cup win being preceded by a huge victory over Rosenborg in the Europa League last week.

Celtic were handed a penalty in the 38th minute however when Andy Rose clipped Christie in the box, but Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie was equal to Leigh Griffiths' shot from the spot.

PLUS - there is Classic Kits, They Played At Ibrox (Sami Khedira), On This Day, Oppo Focus, Match Fast Facts, Snapshot, a tricky quiz to test your football knowledge and Junior Gers. His save was like scoring a goal because it keeps us in the game and gives us momentum. We took a little gamble on a non-league boy and it's paying off. I have good relations with Derek.

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