Well pay the penalty

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An­other con­tro­ver­sial penalty call cost Mother­well the chance to be the first team in over a year to beat Celtic in a do­mes­tic fix­ture.

After a Mikael Lustig own goal had given Mother­well hope of break­ing the long 66 game un­beaten run, Cal­lum McGre­gor went down un­der a chal­lenge from Andy Rose in front of the vis­it­ing Celtic sup­port.

Wil­lie Col­lum pointed to the spot and Scott Sin­clair con­verted the spot­kick to level the game which even­tu­ally fin­ished 1-1.

After the match, Rose ac­cused Sin­clair of con­ning the ref­eree into giv­ing the foul.

He said:“It wasn’t a penalty. I’ve seen it back. I’ve planted my leg and he’s ran into me and flopped over.

“Clearly he has played for it. He’s gone down, it’s re­ally soft, and it’s hap­pened to us twice in a week now. When the ref­eree blew his whis­tle I was shocked. He’s got a tough job but it wasn’t a penalty.

“With two min­utes to go it’s a mas­sive de­ci­sion. Peo­ple will have dif­fer­ent views but there was no in­tent to bring him down. I planted my leg and he’s gone down. He runs into me and he could have stayed on his feet but didn’t and it’s cost us.

“These are the sort of de­ci­sions I doubt we’d get at the other end. We were tremen­dous.

“Trevor Car­son gave one of the best goal­keep­ing dis­plays I’ve ever seen live so to only get a point is frus­trat­ing.”

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