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
1. Roy Baines
2. Joe Filippi
3. Andy Lynch
4. Roy Aitken
5. Roddie MacDonald
6. Johannes Edvaldsson
7. Alfie Conn
8. Murdo MacLeod
9. Tom McAdam
10. Ronnie Glavin
11. Johnny Doyle
Hamish McAlpine .1
Ray Stewart .2
Derek Stark .3
George Fleming .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Davie Dodds .7
Derek Addison .8
John Holt .9
Graeme Payne .10
Billy Kirkwood .11

Bench
12. Jim Casey
14. Bobby Lennox
Iain Phillip .12
Ralph Milne .14

Substitutions
Bobby Lennox for Tom McAdam (76) Iain Phillip for Davie Dodds (69)

Cautions
Tom McAdam (75) Ray Stewart (78)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


Flu victim Paul Sturrock was missing, and United had to reshuffle slightly as they made their bid to do the double over the Old Firm in the space of seven days. Derek Addison returned to the side from the start, which new signing Iain Phillip was on the bench.

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
Paul Hegarty24 21217835
Ray Stewart19 191282
Dave Narey22 21421318
John Holt22 13 - 674
Derek Stark20 12 - 13 -
Derek Addison23 191779
Billy Kirkwood20 1966318
George Fleming30 18228233
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. Hibernian 17 4 8 5 -3 16
8. Morton 17 5 6 6 -4 16
9. Hearts 17 5 4 8 -12 14
10. Motherwell 17 3 3 11 -17 9