Celtic 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 18th, 1984
Parkhead. Att. 18,905
3:00 PM Kick-off

Brian McClair (61) Stuart Beedie (7)

Team Managers
David Hay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Graeme Sinclair
Mark Reid
Roy Aitken
Tom McAdam
Murdo MacLeod
John Colquhoun
Peter Grant
Brian McClair
Tommy Burns
Frank McGarvey
Billy Thomson
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Stuart Beedie
Paul Sturrock

Alan McInally
Davie Provan
Dave Beaumont
John Clark

Alan McInally for Murdo MacLeod (26)
Davie Provan for John Colquhoun (64)
John Clark for Ralph Milne (81)

Peter Grant (24)
Frank McGarvey (24)
Stuart Beedie (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United's new system worked perfectly for most of this game and only a highly individual goal by Brian McClair denied both points coming to Tannadice.

The first half was almost totally controlled by United as they exerted their fluent style over Celtic's running game. Indeed, the goals perfectly reflected the different styles. United's in 8 minutes was a result of a neat bulid-up between Ralph Milne and Paul Sturrock which turned the Parkhead defence inside out. Paul Sturrock then passed to Billy Kirkwood who set-up the chance for Stuart Beedie. Billy Thomson's first half inactivity was a fair indication of that opening period.

Celtic, as ever, stormed back in the second half but rarely threatened the United goal, until Brian McClair took a hand in proceedings. He picked up a clearance just outside his own penalty box, ran two-thirds of the park, before blasting home a 20-yarder. Before the end. Paddy Bonner had a great save from Paul Sturrock, but at the end of the day, neither side could complain at the eventual outcome.

Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)26 2 - 2 -
Richard Gough22 2 - 15719
Paul Hegarty30 2 - 46363
John Holt27 2 - 28923
Maurice Malpas22 2 - 1324
Dave Narey28 2 - 50735
Eamonn Bannon26 2 - 24463
Billy Kirkwood25 1 - 31764
Ralph Milne23 2220762
Stuart Beedie24 1111
Paul Sturrock27 2 - 403124
John Clark (sub)19 1 - 241

League Table (as at August 18th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.