Celtic 3
Dundee Utd 0
Scottish Cup (Final)


3 - 0

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Final)
Saturday, May 4th, 1974
Hampden Park. Att. 75,959
3:00 PM Kick-off

Harry Hood (20)
Steve Murray (24)
Dixie Deans (89)

Team Managers
Jock Stein Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Denis Connaghan
Danny McGrain
Jim Brogan
Steve Murray
Billy McNeil
Pat McCluskey
Jimmy Johnstone
Harry Hood
Dixie Deans
Davie Hay
Kenny Dalglish
Sandy Davie
Walter Smith
Jackie Copland
Frank Kopel
Doug Smith
Doug Houston
Archie Knox
George Fleming
Andy Gray
Graeme Payne
Pat Gardner

Tommy Callaghan
Bobby Lennox
Andy Rolland
Tommy Traynor

Tommy Callaghan for Danny McGrain (60) Andy Rolland for Graeme Payne (60)
Tommy Traynor for Walter Smith (76)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Paterson (Bothwell) (Referee)

Match Report

United faced Celtic (fresh from completing 9 in a row league title wins) at Hampden Park in what was the Tannadice mens first ever Scottish Cup Final appearance. Jim McLean rung a few surprises in the side with Andy Rolland dropping to the bench and Pat Gardner retaining the number 2 shirt he had adorned in the cup semi-final. Also, Doug Houston was brought into the side with Tommy Traynor missing out.

United made a good start to the match in front of almost 80,000 spectators. However, a Celtic goal was to change the direction of the game. A high ball found Harry Hood who nodded up and over the advancing 'keeper. Before United were able to regain composure, they went further behind. Just 6 minutes later Steve Murray was the Celt who id the damage.

Both Archie Knox and Andy Gray had chances for United but they were unable to score. Dixie Deans went on to slam home Cetic's third goal late on in the match as United pushed forward and began taking risks. That was how the game would finish with Celtic running out 3-0 victors. Although defeated, United were not disgraced and will hope for a quick return to the final to make amends.

Squad Statistics (as at May 4th, 1974)

1973-74 All Time
Sandy Davie (GK)28 18 - 182 -
Doug Smith37 43658326
Jackie Copland27 42212416
Walter Smith26 4921203
Frank Kopel25 4931026
Archie Knox27 38106516
Doug Houston31 6 - 6 -
George Fleming25 5079811
Pat Gardner30 4279822
Andy Gray18 37183718
Graeme Payne18 302302
Andy Rolland (sub)31 43527829
Tommy Traynor (sub)30 45614017

League Table (as at May 4th, 1974)

No league table has been added for this season.