Celtic 3
Dundee Utd 0
League Cup (Semi Final)


Celtic 

3 - 0

Dundee Utd


League Cup (Semi Final)
Thursday, February 6th, 2003
Hampden Park. Att. 18,856
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Bobo Balde (52)
Henrik Larsson (80)
Bobo Balde (90)
None.

Team Managers
Martin O'Neill Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Magnus Hedman
Joos Valgaeren
Bob Balde
Ulrik Laursen
Didier Agathe
Paul Lambert
Neil Lennon
Chris Sutton
Jamie Smith
Henrik Larsson
John Hartson
Alan Combe
Jim Lauchlan
Jim Paterson
Mark Wilson
David McCracken
Stuart Duff
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
Billy Dodds
Jim McIntyre
Derek Lilley

Bench
David Marshall
Stephen Crainey
David Fernández
Momo Sylla
Alan Thompson
Paul Gallacher
Jamie McCunnie
Stephen O'Donnell
Jim Hamilton
Allan Smart

Substitutions
Alan Thompson for Jamie Smith (73)
David Fernandez for John Hartson (73)
Momo Sylla for Didier Agathe (82)
Jim Hamilton for Billy Dodds (63)
Jamie McCunnie for Jim Paterson (70)
Stephen O'Donnell for Charlie Miller (74)

Cautions
Jamie Smith
Paul Lambert
Jim McIntyre
Charlie Miller

Red Cards
None. Jim Lauchlan (55)

Match Officials

Stuart Dougal (Referee)



Match Report


United played as well against Celtic as they had done in recent matches but still lost this evening’s CIS Cup semi-final against Celtic at Hampden Park.

Manager Ian McCall restored Alan Combe to the goalkeeping position but there was no place for Gary Bollan and Danielle Chiarini, both being Cup tied.

In a battling first forty five minutes, United performed well and deserved their level standing at the interval. Despite being under pressure, United were holding out comfortably and actually came back into the game, pressurising the Celtic defence on more than one occasion.

Celtic started the second half strongly and Balde who had been outstanding for Matin O’Neill’s side, netted nine minutes into the second half.

United’s situation became even more difficult when Jim Lauchlan was red carded for a tackle which the referee deemed violent conduct. Two more goals came Celtic’s way through Larsson and a second for Balde.

United deserved better than a 0-3 reverse and the Arab support showed their appreciation of the Tangerines with a superb level of support throughout the entire match.



Squad Statistics (as at February 6th, 2003)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Alan Combe (GK)28 2 - 81 -
Stuart Duff21 26 - 35 -
David McCracken21 21 - 561
Jim Paterson23 27 - 965
Mark Wilson18 231251
Jim Lauchlan26 23 - 913
Charlie Miller26 3019912
Craig Easton23 30 - 22416
Jim McIntyre30 2664912
Billy Dodds34 516028
Derek Lilley28 2848117
Jamie McCunnie (sub)19 18 - 71 -
Stephen O'Donnell (sub)19 134194
Jim Hamilton (sub)26 1558417






League Table (as at February 6th, 2003)


No league table has been added for this season.