Motherwell manager Stuart McCall expressed his pride in his players after they produced a spirited performance in the 1-0 defeat to Celtic.
A second-half strike from Gary Hooper ensured the Steelmen left Parkhead empty handed but McCall was pleased with the way his team played.
The hosts had beaten the SPL’s third-placed side 4-0 on their previous visit to the east end of Glasgow.
After the game McCall reflected on how far his side had come since that match.
He said: "It makes a change from talking about a 4-0 defeat which I have done the last two times.
"I am proud of the players, the biggest disappointment is the goal we lost. We switched off at a long throw-in and to be fair to Tim Clancy he came in and held his hands up, he lost Hooper in the flight of the ball.
"We had a right go at them in the last 25 minutes but we didn't test their keeper enough."