Celtic have won penalties in their last two games - much to the disappointment of Motherwell.
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.
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.
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.
SB on penalty decision: "We've had decisions go against us. We’ll get more as we are in the box more and create more chances."— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 30, 2017
SB: "They got a free-kick that they scored from which definitely wasn’t and should have had a straight red in the Cup Final. What goes around comes around. There's been decisions against us and decisions against them."— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 30, 2017
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.