Scottish Premier League review

Watt powers Celtic to victory

April 22, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Celtic debutant Tony Watt scored twice in three remarkable second-half minutes to help the Scottish Premier League champions to a 3-0 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park.

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew and Motherwell's Michael Higdon do battle
PA PhotosCeltic's Charlie Mulgrew and Motherwell's Michael Higdon do battle

The game was drifting when the 18-year-old striker replaced Pawel Brozek in the 59th minute but it came to life when he volleyed in a Victor Wanyama cross three minutes later from a tight angle.

With the travelling support still celebrating, he drove low past Well goalkeeper Darren Randolph from the edge of the box.

Hoops wing-back Cha Du-Ri headed in a third to deal a blow to the home side's Champions League aspirations, the Steelmen now only three points ahead of fourth-placed Dundee United having played the same amount of games.

Hibernian old boy Dean Shiels ensured the Scottish Cup finalists' battle to avoid relegation continues after Kilmarnock claimed a narrow 1-0 victory at Easter Road.

Hibs were dominant for long periods but it was Scottish Communities League Cup winners Killie who emerged victorious as Shiels converted a 44th-minute penalty against the run of play after Jorge Claros was adjudged to have brought down Liam Kelly.

Leigh Griffiths, who scored the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final winner to set up next month's all-Edinburgh final, was lively for Hibs, but Pat Fenlon's side now hold a six-point advantage over bottom club Dunfermline with four games to play.