Dundee Utd 0
Celtic 2
League Cup (Semi Final)

Dundee Utd
0 - 2

League Cup (Semi Final)
Tuesday, September 25th, 1990
Hampden Park. Att. 49,975
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Gerry Creaney (39)
Paul McStay (50)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Billy McNeill

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Alex Cleland
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Allan Preston
Freddy van der Hoorn
Brian Welsh
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Ray McKinnon
Darren Jackson
Pat Bonner
Peter Grant
Anton Rogan
Stevie Fulton
Derek Whyte
Paul Elliot
Joe Miller
Paul McStay
Dariusz Dziekanowski
Gerry Creaney
John Collins

Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Mike Galloway
Andy Walker

Mixu Paatelainen for Christian Dailly (60)
Mike Galloway for Stevie Fulton (87)
Andy Walker for Dariusz Dziekanowski (86)

Brian Welsh (31)
Peter Grant (78)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

We came to Hampden undefeated and certainly opened in commanding fashion, dictating the early stages.

The first threat on either goal came after nine minutes when Allan Preston's free-kick was headed goalwards by Darren Jackson, but Bonner saved. Creaney saw a snap-shot whistle past the post and then had a goal chalked off as Celtic began to make their presence felt. In between our claims for a penalty after Billy McKinlay went tumbling in the box went unheeded. Five minutes from half-time Paul McStay swept the ball out to Joe Miller who sent over a measured cross and Gerry Creaney rose above Maurice Malpas to head powerfully past Billy Thomson.

Only five minutes of the second half had elapsed when Celtic got a killer second goal. Paul McStay picked up Allan Preston's acrobatic clearance drove into the box before thumping an angular drive into the far corner. Gradually we began to regain the initiative and created our best chance of the game midway through the second half. Darren Jackson worked his way into the box before releasing an angled cross to Ray McKinnon, but his header was too close to Bonner. A goal at that stage might just have changed the course of the match. Shortly afterwards skipper Maurice Malpas shot past and in the last ten minutes, as we kept plugging away, Jim McInally just failed to get a touch to a flick from Darren Jackson and then the United midfielder sent in a header which Bonner saved, but only at the second attempt. But by then the tie was lost and with it our undefeated record this season.

Squad Statistics (as at September 25th, 1990)

1990-91 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)32 8 - 232 -
Alex Cleland19 102403
Christian Dailly16 8383
Maurice Malpas28 10 - 45014
Allan Preston21 4 - 281
Freddy van der Hoorn26 101523
Brian Welsh21 101182
Jim McInally26 10119310
Billy McKinlay21 101883
Ray McKinnon20 61181
Darren Jackson24 1074315
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)23 8 - 12037

League Table (as at September 25th, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.