sport news Celtic 5-1 Motherwell: Odsonne Edouard scores hat-trick

Odsonne Edouard grabbed a stunning hat-trick as Celtic cruised to a 5-1 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Motherwell at Parkhead.

The 19-year-old striker, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, was one of six changes made by boss Brendan Rodgers with an eye on Tuesday's Champions League game against Anderlecht and he struck from close range in the 16th minute and then from the edge of the box before the break.

In the third meeting between the clubs in a week, Well's half-time substitute Elliott Frear scored against the run of play in the 65th minute but Hoops replacement James Forrest restored Celtic's two-goal advantage and then completed the rout after Edouard added a fourth with six minutes remaining.

Odsonne Edouard grabbed a stunning hat-trick as Celtic beat Motherwell 5-1 on Saturday

Odsonne Edouard grabbed a stunning hat-trick as Celtic beat Motherwell 5-1 on Saturday

The 19-year-old made the most of the chance given to him by Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead

The 19-year-old made the most of the chance given to him by Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead

MATCH FACTS 

Celtic: Gordon, Lustig, Ajer, Boyata, Tierney, Brown, Ntcham (McGregor 68), Hayes (Forrest 68), Rogic, Sinclair (Armstrong 77), Edouard

Subs not used: Simunovic, Griffiths, de Vries, Kouassi

Goals: Edouard (16, 33, 85), Forrest (76,88)

Bookings: Brown

Motherwell: Carson, Tait, Kipre, Hartley, Dunne, Cadden (McHugh 45), Campbell, Rose, Tanner (Frear 45), Moult (Petravicius 58), Bowman 

Subs not used: Grimshaw, Bigirimana, Griffiths, Plummer,

Goals: Frear 65

Bookings: Tait, McHugh, Campbell

Referee: Kevin Clancy

The champions extended their unbeaten domestic run 67 games to go seven points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

With fellow Frenchman Moussa Dembele working his way back from an ankle injury and Leigh Griffiths starting on the bench, Edouard led the line with Jonny Hayes, Kristofer Ajer, Olivier Ntcham, Tom Rogic and Scott

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