Dundee Utd 0
Celtic 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 1
Celtic 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 13th, 1995
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,842
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Phil O'Donnell (75)

Team Managers
Billy Kirkwood
Tommy Burns

Starting Eleven
Kelham O'Hanlon
Christian Dailly
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
David Craig
Grant Johnson
David Hannah
Jim McInally
Andy McLaren
Craig Brewster
Robbie Winters
Pat Bonner
Tom Boyd
Tosh McKinlay
Rudi Vata
Malky Mackay
Peter Grant
Brian McLaughlin
Paul McStay
Pierre van Hooijdonk
Phil O'Donnell
John Collins

Bench
Stuart Garden
Scott Crabbe
Sérgio Gomes
Gordon Marshall
Stuart Gray
Charlie Nicholas

Substitutions
Scott Crabbe for Andy McLaren (46)
Sérgio Gomes for Craig Brewster (68)
Stuart Gray for Peter Grant (27)
Charlie Nicholas for Brian McLaughlin (81)

Cautions
Craig Brewster (44)
Jim McInally (63)
Grant Johnson (80)
John Collins (82)
Pierre van Hooijdonk (89)

Red Cards
Christian Dailly (89)
None.
Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)


Match Report


United's last match of the season also proved to be a hopefully temporary adieu to two decades of Premier division football. As it turned out the defeat by Celtic was academic for survival hopes with results elsewhere confirming our relegation fate.

Aberdeen's victory at Brockville meant that even a play-off place - the best which could have been hoped for - was beyond our reach. With Andy McLaren and Robbie Winters drafted in for Scott Crabbe and Sergio, United battled commendably, though it probably has to be admitted that Celtic had the better of the chances.

News of Aberdeen going in front at Brockville had the instant effect of subduing the noisy Tannadice support. But that didn't prevent United finishing the first half on a high. And indeed, immediately on the resumption after the break with Scott Crabbe having replaced Andy McLaren the tangerines would have forged ahead had Pat Bonner not managed to tip over Robbie Winters powerfully struck drive from 16 yards.

However, with news of a second Aberdeen goal at Falkirk, United's fate was all but sealed and our plight wasn't helped by Celtic fans impromptu rendition of 'We'll meet again!"

On the park Celtic threatened more and more and almost scored when McLaughlin burst through the middle only to fire over. That this wasn't to be United's day was proved all too conclusively when a shot from Sergio hit the bar. Though it wasn't known at the time events since meant this was probably the Brazilian's parting shot!

Fifteen minutes from time, United's 35 years of top football was well and truly sunk by a Celtic goal from Phil O'Donnell who ran through the middle to score with a well placed shot. Adding insult to injury, Christian Dailly was red carded after an altercation with Pierre van Hooijdonk to leave United depleted, defeated and thoroughly dejected as the final whistle sounded.



Squad Statistics (as at May 13th, 1995)


1994-95 All Time
Age
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK)32 33 - 33 -
David Craig25 9191
Mark Perry24 11 - 421
Christian Dailly21 40413818
Maurice Malpas32 38366422
Andy McLaren21 23 - 814
David Hannah21 417609
Grant Johnson23 131565
Jim McInally31 33 - 37521
Robbie Winters20 132132
Craig Brewster28 3687628
Sérgio Gomes (sub)25 164164
Scott Crabbe (sub)26 10 - 668






League Table (as at May 13th, 1995)


No league table has been added for this season.