Scott Brown suggests why Celtic get more penalties than most

Moussa Dembele of Celtic scores a penalty in the second half past Motherwell goal keeper Trevor Carson during the Betfred League Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on...

Celtic have won penalties in their last two games - much to the disappointment of Motherwell.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic scores a penalty in the second half past Motherwell goal keeper Trevor Carson during the Betfred League Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on...

As reported by Celtic's official Twitter account, Scott Brown has suggested that Celtic are always going to win more penalties than their Scottish Premiership rivals because they spend more time in the final third.

The Hoops have attracted plenty of attention lately having won penalties in both of their games with Motherwell over the last seven days. The first helped Brendan Rodgers' men secure the Scottish League Cup trophy with Moussa Dembele making the score 2-0 from the spot at Hampden Park after Scott Sinclair went to ground inside the box.

Cedric Kipre of Motherwell gets sent of for a foul in the penalty during the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The second came on Wednesday night when the Bhoys travelled to Fir Park for a league clash. Trailing 1-0 with a handful of minutes to go, Celtic managed to save their incredible unbeaten domestic record after Callum McGregor was sent over with Sinclair bagging the late equaliser.

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rogers hands over the Betfred League Cup trophy to captain Scott Brown as they start their celebrations after defeating Motherwell at Hampden Park on November 26,...

Both decisions left Motherwell feeling extremely aggrieved, but Brown dismissed the idea that Celtic are always the beneficiaries of poor officiating, insisting that Celtic are always more likely to get penalties because they are on the attack more often than their rivals.

In fairness to Motherwell, it seems as if Scott Sinclair receives nowhere near enough contact to go down in the cup final. However, it was poor defending to let the forward get that side of him and then stick an arm out to halt Sinclair - even if the contact is minimal at best.

Again, there appears to be not much contact on McGregor when he goes down to win the penalty in Wednesday's game, but the Celtic man gets to the ball first and ensures that the referee has a decision to make. 

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