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League (Division One)
Gibby Ormond (28)
||John Hughes (82)|
William Mullan (Cardenden) (Referee)
United welcomed the Scottish Cup finalists Celtic to Tannadice in hope for something more than the stalemate they had at Parkhead earlier in the season, But, alas, it also ended in a score draw. Playing on a Monday afternoon, Jerry Kerr's men were just two days removed from their 3-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley and admirably, the manager named the same eleven.
The match began in drab fashion as both teams seemed to be feeling the effects of playing two games in three days, the only notable effort coming from Alex Byrne, who forced Alec Brown to palm his shot over the bar. As the match progressed, United gained control with Gibby Ormond and Neil Mochan threatening the Celtic defence. United's defence were playing the offside trap with effectiveness and stemmed the tide of the visitors' attacks. United were eventually rewarded for their persistence after 28 minutes when a Gibby Ormond effort blasted through a ruck of players and, grazing the fingers of Frank Haffey, Neil Mochan struck the ball home to send his former Club a goal down.
United looked likely to extend their lead in the second half, but stout work from Billy McNeill and Jim Kennedy kept them at bay. Despite the Celts' solid defensive play, United were dominating. With only seven minutes remaining, it looked as though United were set to emerge victorious, but then, in a rare counter attack, Charlie Gallagher swung a cross into the Terrors' box for John Hughes who was on hand to head the ball past Alec Brown for the equaliser. United will feel very aggrieved not to have taken both points, and to have passed up the opportunity to jump to sixth place in the Division One table.
|Alec Brown (GK)||-||5||-||67||-|
No league table has been added for this season.