Dundee Utd 2
Celtic 3
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 3

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 27th, 1993
Tannadice Park. Att. 12,185
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paddy Connolly (66)
Duncan Ferguson (89)
Frank McAvennie (10)
Mike Galloway (59)
John Collins (78)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Liam Brady

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
Michael O'Neill
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly
Scott Crabbe
Pat Bonner
Tommy Boyd
Dariusz Wdowczyk
Peter Grant
Mark McNally
Mike Galloway
Stuart Slater
Paul McStay
Frank McAvennie
Charlie Nicholas
John Collins

Christian Dailly
John O'Neil
Rudi Vata
Gary Gillespie

John O'Neil for Jim McInally (46)
Christian Dailly for Scott Crabbe (83)
Rudi Vata for Charlie Nicholas (81)

Jim McInally (13)
Michael O'Neill (58)
Grant Johnson (60)
Peter Grant (27)
Dariusz Wdowczyk (37)
Stuart Slater (53)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Martin Clark (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Play raged from end to end right from the off, but we fell behind to what only can be described as a bizarre goal. In attempting to clear, skipper Maurice Malpas knocked the ball straight up in the air. Nicholas failed to control it when it came to ground and the ball ran loose to Frank McAvennie who squeezed it home.

Although we made a good start to the second period, Celtic forged further in front when Wdowczyk curled over a free kick from which Mike Galloway scored. Seven minutes later we got a foot back in the door when Duncan Ferguson touched on a free kick from John dark and Paddy Connolly stole in. But Celtic effectively put the match beyond our reach when McAvennie broke clear from the halfway line and slipped the ball inside for John Collins. United did fight to the bitter end. McNally cleared a Duncan Ferguson header off the line and our persistence was rewarded in the last minute when Duncan Ferguson headed home a Paddy Connolly cross. That last goal had the effect of putting a better complexion on a result which seriously damaged our hopes of regaining a place in Europe.

Squad Statistics (as at March 27th, 1993)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 42 - 147 -
Dave Narey36 26 - 85536
Mark Perry22 181181
Maurice Malpas30 40 - 57919
Grant Johnson21 192293
Jim McInally29 33529720
John Clark28 37230634
Michael O'Neill23 1917213
Duncan Ferguson21 32158735
Paddy Connolly22 40148524
Scott Crabbe24 224224
Christian Dailly (sub)19 9 - 437
John O'Neil (sub)21 314756

League Table (as at March 27th, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.