Celtic 2
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


Celtic 

2 - 2

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 8th, 1979
Parkhead. Att. 25,959
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
George McCluskey (20)
George McCluskey (59)
Willie Pettigrew (pen.) (45)
Ralph Milne (76)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Peter Latchford
Alan Sneddon
Roy Aitken
Tom McAdam
Danny McGrain
Vic Davidson
Mike Conroy
Murdo MacLeod
Davie Provan
George McCluskey
Johnny Doyle
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
Frank Kopel
George Fleming
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Bobby Lennox
Tommy Burns
Walter Smith
Ralph Milne

Substitutions
Bobby Lennox for Mike Conroy Ralph Milne for Iain Phillip

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)



Match Report


United had to come from behind twice at Parkhead to cancel out a brace from George McCluskey. The Celtic striker, McCluskey, put his side ahead after 21 minutes, but on the stroke of half-time, Willie Pettigrew converted a penalty to show that our problems in finding a regular spot kick taker may have been over. Thirteen minutes into the second half, McCluskey put Celtic back in front again, but with just under quarter of an hour to go, Ralph Milne rescued a deserved point with a superb long range strike.



Squad Statistics (as at September 8th, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 2 - 3693
Derek Stark20 81412
Frank Kopel30 8130110
Dave Narey23 8 - 24119
Iain Phillip25 7 - 18 -
Billy Kirkwood21 719024
George Fleming30 5 - 30535
Derek Addison24 719812
Graeme Payne23 8220413
Willie Pettigrew25 6161
Paul Sturrock22 8417747
Ralph Milne (sub)18 4242






League Table (as at September 8th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 4 2 2 0 +6 6
2. Morton 4 3 0 1 +4 6
3. Rangers 4 2 1 1 +3 5
4. Partick Th 4 2 1 1 +1 5
5. Kilmarnock 4 2 1 1 -3 5
6. Aberdeen 4 2 0 2 +3 4
7. United 4 1 1 2 0 3
8. Dundee 4 1 1 2 -3 3
9. Hibernian 4 1 0 3 -3 2
10. St Mirren 4 0 1 3 -8 1