Celtic 0
Dundee Utd 3
League Cup (Semi Final 2nd Leg)


Celtic 

0 - 3

Dundee Utd


League Cup (Semi Final 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, November 19th, 1980
Parkhead. Att. 18,710
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Willie Pettigrew (4)
Paul Sturrock (54)
Davie Dodds (80)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Mark Reid
Roy Aitken
Tom McAdam
John Weir
Davie Provan
George McCluskey
Frank McGarvey
Tommy Burns
Charlie Nicholas
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Dodds

Bench
Roddie MacDonald
Johnny Doyle
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood

Substitutions
Roddie MacDonald for George McCluskey
Johnny Doyle for Frank McGarvey
Billy Kirkwood for Willie Pettigrew

Cautions
Danny McGrain John Holt

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)



Match Report


In arguably the best performance in Scotland so far this season, United played magnificently from start to finish and the slick, quick football of the Tannadice side had Celtic's defence in trouble from the kick off. Following on from the 1-1 draw at Tannadice last week, United used the wet, greasy conditions in Glasgow to their advantage with their quick passing and fine movement.

Graeme Payne was brought in for Ian Gibson, and the midfielder was involved early on. In just 4 minutes Eamonn Bannon passed to Payne on the left and his cross was whipped past Pat Bonner by Willie Pettigrew. Celtic rallied for a spell and before half time ex-United man Tom McAdam went close with a header and Hamish McAlpine blocked a Frank McGarvey shot on the line with his foot.

Nine minutes after the interval United went two up and killed the tie when Bannon's low cross was brilliantly flicked into the net by Paul Sturrock. Celtic now fell to pieces and seconds later Graeme Payne hit the bar with a header and in 80 minutes Davie Dodds headed in a perfectly flighted cross from the irrepressible Sturrock.

United won 4-1 on aggregate, and went through to their second consecutive League Cup Final, where they will face neighbours Dundee in what promises to be the most important Dundee derby to date.



Squad Statistics (as at November 19th, 1980)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 28 - 4373
Paul Hegarty26 28726646
Iain Phillip26 21 - 701
Frank Kopel31 21 - 36113
Dave Narey24 27131121
John Holt23 12112111
Eamonn Bannon22 255569
Paul Sturrock24 281224767
Willie Pettigrew27 1556527
Graeme Payne24 25425517
Davie Dodds22 1569328
Billy Kirkwood (sub)22 22214630






League Table (as at November 19th, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 14 11 3 0 +24 25
2. Rangers 14 8 6 0 +23 22
3. Celtic 14 9 2 3 +14 20
4. Partick Th 14 6 3 5 -4 15
5. United 14 4 6 4 0 14
6. Airdrie 14 4 6 4 -4 14
7. St Mirren 14 3 4 7 -1 10
8. Morton 14 2 5 7 -12 9
9. Hearts 14 2 3 9 -13 7
10. Kilmarnock 14 1 2 11 -27 4