Celtic beats Motherwell 2-0, back on top in SPL


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -Celtic reclaimed top spot in the Scottish Premier League after beating Motherwell 2-0 on Saturday thanks to two goals in a four-minute span on Saturday.

Motherwell started the day two points ahead of the reigning champions but was soundly beaten at Fir Park thanks to Gary Hooper's 32nd-minute opener and Adam Cummins' own goal in the 35th.

Scott Brown missed a penalty for Celtic in the 56th following a foul on Kris Commons by Cummins, who received a red card for the challenge on a miserable afternoon for the defender.

After a poor start to the campaign, Celtic has a one-point lead with a game in hand over its nearest challengers.

Kilmarnock is third - a point behind Motherwell - after beating Hearts 3-1 away.

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