A late Danny Johnson goal snatched a point for Motherwell despite Celtic grabbing an early lead through Ryan Christie in a dominate first half.
Brendan Rodgers made seven changes from the cup final win over Aberdeen with Jonny Hayes making a rare start and the likes of Leigh Griffiths, Cristian Gamboa and Olivier Ntcham returning.
After some good early possession it didn’t take for the in-form Ryan Christie to get back on the scoresheet. With Motherwell’s Liam Donnelly off injured, Olivier Ntcham’s run made space for Christie, who was played in by Tierney and it was a delightful poked finish for 1-0.
The visitors continued to move ball around well on the slick Fir Park surface but the hosts only early threat came from David Turnbull’s drive which flew over.
From Griffiths corner, Filip Benkovic thought he had his second Celtic goal with a great sweeping volley but referee Kevin Clancy blew for a yet another debatable decision.
If it wasn’t 2-0 after that, it really should have been just before half-time when that man Christie earned a penalty but this time it was Leigh Griffiths who was denied from the spot by Mark Gillespie.
A bit of sloppiness in the passing allowed Motherwell into the game but both teams started to lack quality and Celtic had to do a lot more defending than they would have liked.
Kevin Clancy again made another controversial after Allan Campbell scythed down Jonny Hayes but escaped a second yellow.
With nine minutes left, a big chance came the way of Connor Sammon after Edouard gave the ball away. The striker danced past Simunovic but could only find Craig Gordon from his shot.
Celtic looked to be seeing out the three points until the backline failed clear the ball before Danny Johnson smashed a fantastic low finish past Gordon and into the far corner.
Despite their first half dominance and chances, Celtic’s second half performance was poor and they allowed Motherwell to steal a late point and also missed the chance to return to the top of the table.
Here’s how we rated the players after tonight’s disappointing draw.