Celtic responded perfectly in the face of adversity to beat Motherwell 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Rivals Rangers moved to the top of the Scottish Premiership earlier in the day after thrashing Hearts, but Ange Postecoglou’s men regained their position at the summit with three points of their own.
Kyogo Furuhashi gave the Hoops a 15th-minute lead after Matt O’Riley’s header was spilled by Liam Kelly, and the Japan international was on hand to blast home from close range.
Celtic twice rattled the woodwork – firstly through Reo Hatate and then Josip Juranovic – as the champions applied further pressure.
But the hosts were pegged back after a mix-up between Juranovic and Joe Hart, with the in-demand Croatian turning a searching Motherwell ball over the top into an own goal.
The visitors began the second half fairly brightly, but were made to pay when Hatate thumped Celtic back in front with a thunderous strike from 20 yards.
However, Hatate nearly turned from hero to villain when he gifted Ross Tierney possession in the final minutes of the game, forcing McGregor to make a last-man challenge, resulting in a straight red card.
Celtic clung on to claim victory and move back to the top of the table. They next travel to RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Ben White leaves England World Cup squad due to ‘personal reasons’
Arsenal star Ben White has left England’s World Cup training camp and isn’t expected to return for the remainder of the tournament.
The defender didn’t make an appearance in any of the Three Lions group stage games, and has now left the squad due to ‘personal reasons’.
In a statement released by England, the Three Lions confirmed the news: “Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons.
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“The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament. We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time.”
White has enjoyed a fantastic domestic season with Arsenal, becoming the club’s first choice right-back – and one of the best right-backs in the Premier League – as the Gunners have gone from top four challengers to table-toppers.
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France, who have already secured a spot in the last 16 of the World Cup 2022, play Tunisia on Wednesday in their final Group D matchup.
In the meantime, the African nation is last in the standings and must defeat the current champions to advance to the knockout stages.
Poland XI (4-4-1-1): Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Kiwior, Cash; Frankowski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Zielinski; Swiderski; Lewandowski
Argentina XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Mac Allister; Messi, Álvarez, Di María
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