Stephen Robinson says Motherwell’s performance against Celtic was much improved from their last showing against the Old Firm.

Celtic were clinical against the Steelmen as Mohamed Elyounoussi hat-trick and an Olivier Ntcham goal sealed a comfortable 4-1 win, although the scoreline probably doesn’t tell the whole story.

Motherwell v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Celtic beat Motherwell at Fir Park. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Motherwell were in this game for large spells and gave Celtic a fright in the second half when the game had gone 2-1.

Considering there was only one goal of a difference to their 5-1 defeat to Rangers where they were off the pace, Robinson took the positives from this outing.

“It was night and day (from Rangers home 5-1 loss),” said Robinson. “We scored here and then lost one three minutes when we were starting to dominate possession and maybe get more chances.

Motherwell v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Positives to take but lots to learn. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Callum has a great chance. Tony has a great chance. We have one cleared off the line in a scramble.

“That’s the difference. They got chances and took them. I think they had five and took four. We had five and took one. That’s the difference in quality you have to accept.

“But there were a lot of positives in our play against, make no mistake no matter what some people have built up, an excellent team. They have excellent footballers and took their chances when they got them.”

Have something to tell us about this article?