Dundee Utd 1
Celtic 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 11th, 1976
Tannadice Park. Att. 13,454
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gordon G Wallace (20)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Stein

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Alex Rennie
Frank Kopel
Andy Rolland
Gordon G Wallace
George Fleming
Graeme Payne
Tom McAdam
Paul Sturrock
Peter Latchford
Danny McGrain
Roddie MacDonald
Pat McCluskey
Andy Lynch
Pat Stanton
Ronnie Glavin
Tommy Burns
Johnny Doyle
Kenny Dalglish
Paul Wilson

Allan Forsyth
Derek Addison
Bobby Lennox
Roy Aitken

None. Bobby Lennox for Paul Wilson

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)
A G Huett (Edinburgh) & W Christie (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

It was third time luck for United, who having already played the Glasgow side twice in the early weeks of the season finally notched a victory over the hoops. Having lost and drawn the first two matches with Celtic, there was an air of hope rather than expectation when they visited Tannadice on this sunny afternoon.However, the Parkhead side with Dalglish leading the line were sent packing back to Glasgow with no points or goals. Over 13,000 fans turned up to witness a 1-0 win for the home side.

It was Gordon Wallace who scored the winning goal. It arrived in the 20th minute in front of the shed. United had to survive a number of scares in the remaining 70 minutes but held on for a precious win.

The photo (top left) shows Graeme Payne jumping on Paul Hegarty's shoulders as they celebrate the winning goal from Wallace. Below are United team mates, McAdam and Wallace and dejected Celtic players, McCluskey, Lynch, Glavin and McDonald.

Squad Statistics (as at September 11th, 1976)

1976-77 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)28 1012422
Alex Rennie27 10 - 451
Paul Hegarty22 1037218
Andy Rolland33 10 - 37934
Dave Narey20 10 - 11211
Frank Kopel27 10 - 1977
George Fleming27 10118720
Gordon G Wallace33 3232
Paul Sturrock19 814912
Graeme Payne20 10 - 835
Tom McAdam22 923815

League Table (as at September 11th, 1976)

No league table has been added for this season.