Celtic 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 26th, 1992
Parkhead. Att. 22,852
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Duncan Ferguson (45)

Team Managers
Liam Brady Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Mark McNally
Tommy Boyd
Mike Galloway
Tony Mowbray
John Collins
Joe Miller
Paul McStay
Andy Payton
Gerry Creaney
Stuart Slater
Alan Main
Mark Perry
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Miodrag Krivokapić
Freddy van der Hoorn
John O'Neil
Billy McKinlay
Jim McInally
Duncan Ferguson
Scott Crabbe

Rudi Vata
Peter Grant
John Clark
Paddy Connolly

Rudi Vata for Stuart Slater (79)
Peter Grant for Gerry Creaney (90)
Paddy Connolly for Scott Crabbe (87)
John Clark for John O'Neil (90)

Tony Mowbray (71) Billy McKinlay (24)
Scott Crabbe (65)
Jim McInally (87)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Gareth Evans (Bishopbriggs) (Referee)

Match Report

After four straight losses at Parkhead, we reversed the trend and at the same time recorded our first win over Celtic since Liam Brady had taken charge. There was an early warning for Celtic after only three minutes when Duncan Ferguson headed a Scott Crabbe cross narrowly over. By half-time the same duo were to combine to even more telling effect. Before then, it was Celtic who created the better chances with Alan Main the United hero with two brilliant saves as he kept out Mowbray's powerful header and Payton's follow up effort. As the interval loomed, Jim McInally played a decisive role in proceedings. First he hooked a Mowbray header off the line and then he dispossessed McStay in midfield to set up what proved to be the winner. He switched the ball out right to Scott Crabbe and the United newcomer cut inside before swinging the ball over to the far post where Duncan Ferguson nodded the ball down into the far corner.

Any Celtic goal attempts in the second half were confined to long range shots all of which Alan Main dealt with competently. Even with less possession than the home side we created the better chances. Bonner had to react quickly to keep out a Maurice Malpas shot which emerged from a ruck of players and prevent Duncan Ferguson scoring with a shot on the turn in the last minute. So United's Christmas present to their fans was two very welcome points from Parkhead.

Squad Statistics (as at December 26th, 1992)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 25 - 130 -
Mark Perry21 2 - 2 -
Freddy van der Hoorn29 25 - 1585
Maurice Malpas30 25 - 56419
Brian Welsh23 8 - 533
Miodrag Krivokapić33 7 - 1061
Billy McKinlay23 1621667
Jim McInally28 23328718
John O'Neil21 203645
Scott Crabbe24 5151
Duncan Ferguson20 19107430
John Clark (sub)28 23129233
Paddy Connolly (sub)22 2587018

League Table (as at December 26th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.