Motherwell’s anger following Sunday’s Betfred Cup ultimate defeat flared up once more final evening as Andy Rose claimed they have been the sufferers of some other contentious penalty resolution in opposition to Celtic.
Rose used to be penalised by means of referee Willie Collum for a problem on Callum McGregor after 86 mins, with Motherwell 1-Zero up on the time and eyeing a momentous victory over the champions.
However exchange Scott Sinclair, pictured, who confronted accusations he dived to earn Celtic a penalty on Sunday at Hampden, stepped as much as convert the award and maintain Celtic’s unbeaten home run. It now stands at 66 video games following the last-gasp 1-1 draw at Fir Park. However Rose used to be adamant Motherwell have been robbed simply 4 days after an identical court cases following the conflict between the similar groups at Hampden. The perimeters meet once more within the league at Celtic Park on Saturday.
“It wasn’t a penalty,” mentioned Rose. “I’ve noticed it again. I’ve planted my leg and he [McGregor] has bumped into me and flopped over.
“Obviously he has performed for it. He’s long gone down, it’s actually cushy, and it’s took place to us two times in every week now.
Rose a half-time exchange, added: “When the ref blew his whistle I used to be stunned. I actually used to be. He’s were given a difficult process however it wasn’t a penalty.
“With 4 mins to head it’s an enormous resolution. Other folks can have other perspectives however there used to be no intent to deliver him down. I planted my leg and he’s long gone down. He runs into me and he may just simply have stayed on his ft however didn’t and it’s price us.
“Those are any such selections I doubt we’d get on the different finish. It’s irritating. We have been super. Trevor Carson gave one of the vital very best goalkeeping shows I’ve ever noticed are living, with the intention to handiest get some degree is maddening.”
Celtic supervisor Brendan Rodgers praised his gamers’ get to the bottom of and once more stressed out the referee were given it proper by means of awarding the overdue penalty. “Motherwell were offended with so much for the reason that weekend, they’ve been offended about the entirety,” he mentioned.
“Their keeper makes an excellent save, it rebounds out and their participant makes an try to get the ball.
“Callum steps in entrance, will get his frame there and he knocks him over. If you happen to take a look at the referee, he’s in an ideal place to peer it.
“I assumed it used to be a penalty however when you’re the opposition, you most likely assume it’s now not.
“You need to recognize Celtic don’t surrender. I’m happy with my gamers.
“If there’s a penalty to be taken in that state of affairs, then Scott will take it.
“I’ve noticed him do it in entrance of 90,000 other folks at Wembley for Swansea in a play-off ultimate.
“That could be a £100million sport and he by no means budged – he used to be calm and composed.
“Whether or not it’s in entrance of 9000 or 90,000, I’d all the time again him to attain.
“He used to be immediately directly to it and completed it really well.
“The file? What’s extra essential is that we’re right here to assemble issues.
“You spot why the gamers have accomplished what they’ve and why it’s actually particular. You’ll be able to lose a sport of soccer for such a lot of causes.”
Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson, in the meantime, sought after to pay attention to the positives after Motherwell’s rousing efficiency at the again in their
“I’m now not going to discuss the verdict.I simply need to communicate in regards to the sport.
“Two excellent groups have been each seeking to win the sport. Celtic had numerous probabilities and so did we.
“Trevor Carson used to be
remarkable. Let’s discuss Allan Campbell’s efficiency, Chris Cadden’s efficiency, Kieran Tierney, Scott Brown.
“There have been some high quality performances available in the market.
“Let’s now not communicate in regards to the ref. I will be able to’t keep an eye on them. It
used to be an awesome sport of soccer.”