Scottish Premiership: Neil Lennon hails Celtic's 3-0 win over Motherwell

Neil Lennon: Hailed Celtic display against Motherwell

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon felt that his side had produced their best performance of the season in the 3-0 win over Motherwell.

The irrepressible Kris Commons bagged a brace to take his tally for the season to 18 and Stephen McManus' own goal rounded off the scoring.

"That's the best we've played at home this season. You've got to give Motherwell credit too," he said.

"Our attacking play was sensational at times and Motherwell found it very difficult to cope with us.

"It was a brilliant atmosphere, I thought crowd were brilliant and I really enjoyed the whole afternoon.

"Kris Commons is such an important player for us and his all-round game is very good at the minute. He's at the top of his game.

The only blemish on the afternoon was a straight red card shown to Tony Stokes for a lunge on Keith Lasley.

"I felt Stokes's sending off was harsh," Lennon added. "I can understand the referee's decision but it was a genuine attempt to go for the ball.

"So he's feeling a wee bit disappointed. Normally I would punish players for red cards but I won't punish him for that."

Regarding Georgios Samaras' future, Lennon added: "He picked up injury and was not involved today but I'm hoping he'll be fit later on next week. I'm hoping to sit down on Monday or Tuesday with him to thrash something out."

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall added: "That's as well as we've played at Celtic Park in an attacking sense.

"I'm disappointed we haven't scored. We didn't cave in after losing the early goal. We've a lot to take for the game.

"I thought it was a bad tackle from Stokes and one which could have ruled Keith Lasley out for some time."