Motherwell's Jonathan Obika scores to make it 1-1 late on at ParkheadMotherwell's Jonathan Obika scores to make it 1-1 late on at Parkhead
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Celtic player ratings v Motherwell: Two ‘admirable' 7/10 but five 5s as Hoops drop points - gallery

Celtic player ratings v Motherwell as Jon Obika's late 90th-minute header denies the leaders victory

Celtic passed up an opportunity to stretch their lead over arch rivals Rangers as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Motherwell at Parkhead on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers' side, who didn't create as many clear-cut chances as would have been expected against a side on a nine-match losing run, failed in their bid to put some daylight between them and their Glasgow neighbours.

The Hoops struggled to find their rhythm and it took until the 86th minute for David Turnbull to eventually break the deadlock from the penalty spot after Luis Palma was denied from 12 yards by visiting keeper Liam Kelly in the first-half.

That looked to have secured the victory, but Well' substitute Jonathan Obika had other ideas as he headed home from a quickly-taken corner to clinch a spirited point for the Lanarkshire club.

Despite dropping two points, Celtic must brush themselves down ahead of their midweek trip to Rome to face Lazio in their penultimate Champions League group stage fixture.

Here’s our Celtic player ratings from Parkhead:

Unused subs: Scott Bain (GK), Alistair Johnston, Nat Phillips, Alexandro Bernabei, Paulo Bernardo.

The Hoops struggled to find their rhythm and it took until the 86th minute for David Turnbull to eventually break the deadlock from the penalty spot after Luis Palma was denied from 12 yards by visiting keeper Liam Kelly in the first-half.

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