Celtic 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Celtic 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 16th, 1978
Parkhead. Att. 19,868
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Andy Lynch (pen.) (45) Dave Narey (74)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Roy Baines
Joe Filippi
Roddie MacDonald
Johannes Edvaldsson
Andy Lynch
Roy Aitken
Murdo MacLeod
Ronnie Glavin
Alfie Conn
Tom McAdam
Johnny Doyle
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
John Holt
Ray Stewart
Dave Narey
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
George Fleming
Davie Dodds
Graeme Payne

Bench
Bobby Lennox
Jim Casey
Iain Phillip
Ralph Milne

Substitutions
Bobby Lennox for Tom McAdam (76) Iain Phillip for Davie Dodds

Cautions
Tom McAdam (75) Ray Stewart (78)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


Five minutes into the first half, Ronnie Glavin hit the post with a header from an Alfie Conn corner and the woodwork came into play shortly after when Johannes Edvaldsson rattled the crossbar with a header. The rebound fell to Tom McAdam who watched his header cleared off the line by Billy Kirkwood. A frenetic start which saw United's backs to the wall. Chances continued for Celtic throughout the first period as Hamish McAlpine and his defence frequently scrambled the ball to safety. The opening goal came just before the half time whistle. A shot from Alfie Conn was hooked into the body of Paul Hegarty, prompting the linesman to raise his flag and alert referee Smith to award a penalty for handball. Andy Lynch did the honours for the home side to make it 1-0.

United came out of the traps for the second half a different side. With Celtic legs perhaps tiring from their midweek cup game, United looked the more energetic side and one minute in, John Holt forced a save from Roy Baines. Shortly after, a Graeme Payne free kick forced a brilliant save from Baines at full stretch. It came as no surprise when the Terrors finally equalised on 74 minutes. A Roddie MacDonald push on Derek Addison went unpunished in the box, but from the resultant corner, Lynch headed into the path of Dave Narey who thrashed the ball into the net. United looked the more likely to snatch a winner in the dying stages, with Baines saving from Holt and Addison in quick succession, but the game ended in a draw.



Squad Statistics (as at December 16th, 1978)


1978-79 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)30 21 - 3473
Derek Stark20 12 - 13 -
Paul Hegarty24 21217835
Ray Stewart19 191282
Dave Narey22 21421318
John Holt22 13 - 674
Billy Kirkwood20 1966318
George Fleming30 18228233
Derek Addison23 191779
Davie Dodds20 114278
Graeme Payne22 2011859
Iain Phillip (sub)27 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at December 16th, 1978)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. United 17 7 7 3 +8 21
2. Partick Th 17 8 4 5 +3 20
3. Aberdeen 17 6 7 4 +12 19
4. Celtic 17 7 5 5 +6 19
5. St Mirren 17 7 4 6 +4 18
6. Rangers 17 5 8 4 +3 18
7. Morton 17 5 6 6 -4 16
8. Hibernian 16 3 8 5 -4 14
9. Hearts 17 5 4 8 -12 14
10. Motherwell 16 3 3 10 -16 9