Celtic 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 26th, 1977
Parkhead. Att. 35,899
3:00 PM Kick-off

Joe Craig (44)
Ronnie Glavin (pen.) (50)
Hamish McAlpine (missed pen.) (19)

Team Managers
Jock Stein Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Roy Baines
2. Danny McGrain
3. Tommy Burns
4. Pat Stanton
5. Johannes Edvaldsson
6. Roy Aitken
7. Johnny Doyle
8. Ronnie Glavin
9. Joe Craig
10. Kenny Dalglish
11. Alfie Conn
Hamish McAlpine .1
Andy Rolland .2
Frank Kopel .3
George Fleming .4
Walter Smith .5
Dave Narey .6
Paul Sturrock .7
Doug Houston .8
Paul Hegarty .9
Tom McAdam .10
Graeme Payne .11

12. Paul Wilson
14. Johnny Gibson
Billy Williamson .12
Gordon G Wallace .14

None. Billy Williamson for Walter Smith (45)

None. Andy Rolland (15)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Eddie Pringle (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Realistically we were the only major challengers to Celtic for the Premier title so our visit to Parkheact was crucial to say the least. United made a bright start and were presented with a golden opportunity to go ahead when Paul Hegarty was pulled down in the box by Danny McGrain after 19 minutes.

We'd struggled all season from the spot and Hamish McAlpine, who'd been entrusted with the task, came up, only for Barnes to smother his effort and sending Hamish scurrying back to his own charge.

Celtic, spurred by this reprieve stepped up their efforts, took charge and a minute from the interval Joe Craig headed Celtic into the lead. Five minutes into the second half Doyle was brought down by Hamish McAlpine and Ronnie Glavin tucked home the spot kick. From then on we were chasing the game and though the Tannadice men never gave up, that second goal made sure Celtic had adequate breathing space.

Squad Statistics (as at March 26th, 1977)

1976-77 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)29 3722693
Dave Narey20 33213513
Frank Kopel27 34 - 2217
Paul Hegarty22 3799924
Andy Rolland34 30139935
Walter Smith29 10 - 1563
George Fleming28 37221421
Doug Houston33 19 - 1045
Paul Sturrock20 35157626
Graeme Payne21 3711106
Tom McAdam22 33106223
Billy Williamson (sub)24 7 - 7 -

League Table (as at March 26th, 1977)

No league table has been added for this season.