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League (Premier Division)
Duncan Ferguson (45)
Freddy van der Hoorn
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)
Gareth Evans (Bishopbriggs) (Referee)
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.
|Alan Main (GK)||25||25||-||130||-|
|Freddy van der Hoorn||29||25||-||158||5|
|John Clark (sub)||28||23||1||292||33|
|Paddy Connolly (sub)||22||25||8||70||18|
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