Dundee Utd 2
Celtic 2
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 2
Celtic 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 13th, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 20,181
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Iain Ferguson (64)
Kevin Gallacher (85)
Brian McClair (3)
Paul McStay (24)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
David Hay

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Pat Bonner
Willie McStay
Derek Whyte
Roy Aitken
Paul McGugan
Peter Grant
Brian McClair
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Murdo McLeod
Tony Shepherd

Bench
Dave Bowman
Ralph Milne
Owen Archdeacon
Alan McInally

Substitutions
Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (44)
Dave Bowman for Iain Ferguson (76)
Alan McInally for Tony Shepherd (64)

Cautions
Maurice Malpas (33)
Gary McGinnis (60)
Roy Aitken (15)
Paul McStay (43)
Derek Whyte (75)
Paul McGugan (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Don McVicar (Carluke) (Referee)


Match Report


A tale of two halves, a cliche that may be, but it perfectly describes yet another compelling fixture between the two rivals. Celtic got off to the perfect start thanks to an early strike by Brian McClair. A corner was headed clear but only to McGugan who headed down and McClair hooked the ball past Billy Thomson. An uncharacteristic mistake by Paul Hegarty gave Celtic a two goal lead. Maurice Johnston sent in a low cross from the right, the ball went through the United skippers legs and the incoming Paul McStay swept the ball into the far corner.

At the start of the second half Dave Beaumont was in midfield and Gary McGinnis at left-back and we gradually began to take the initiative from Celtic. Bonner denied Paul Sturrock but we got back in the game when Ralph Milne hammered in a low cross after his shot had been blocked and Iain Ferguson crashed in his 50th League goal. The pressure on the Celtic goal was stepped up and Paul Sturrock went very close after being superbly put clear by Eamonn Bannon. An equaliser looked more and more likely and it came with five minutes left. Ralph Milne in the clear had his shot blocked by Bonner, Eamonn Bannon's return header was cleared on the line but Kevin Gallacher was on the spot to drive home a deserved equaliser.



Squad Statistics (as at September 13th, 1986)


1986-87 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)28 10 - 63 -
Maurice Malpas24 10 - 2448
Dave Narey30 10 - 61236
Paul Hegarty32 10157375
Gary McGinnis22 5 - 321
Dave Beaumont22 8 - 532
Ian Redford26 1025312
Eamonn Bannon28 10235296
Iain Ferguson24 5656
Paul Sturrock29 8 - 503157
Kevin Gallacher19 86329
Dave Bowman (sub)22 8 - 8 -
Ralph Milne (sub)25 6127074






League Table (as at September 13th, 1986)


No league table has been added for this season.