Dundee Utd 3
Celtic 2
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
3 - 2
Celtic 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 10th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 19,020
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Iain Ferguson (7)
Kevin Gallacher (50)
Eamonn Bannon (76)
Brian McClair (53)
Brian McClair (60)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
David Hay

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Anton Rogan
Peter Grant
Derek Whyte
Willie McStay
Brian McClair
Paul McStay
Alan McInally
Murdo McLeod
Tony Shepherd

Bench
Gary McGinnis
Paul Kinnaird
Owen Archdeacon
Mark McGhee

Substitutions
Gary McGinnis for Paul Sturrock (60)
Paul Kinnaird for Kevin Gallacher (75)
Owen Archdeacon for Derek Whyte (73)
Mark McGhee for Alan McInally (75)

Cautions
Ian Redford (9)
Jim McInally (90)
Brian McClair (80)
Paul McStay (85)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Sandy Roy (Aberdeen) (Referee)


Match Report


A great victory over Celtic helped United draw within three points of the League leaders in an exciting tussle which kept the crowd warm on a freezing cold day. The spoils didn't come our way easily despite the fact that we established a two goal lead immediately after the interval. A Paul Sturrock free-kick from the right was flicked on to an unmarked Iain Ferguson who hammered past Bonner. The remainder of the half produced little activity for either keeper with both defences on top.

The same cannot be said of the second half. Three minutes after the restart a long clearance by Billy Thomson was headed on by Iain Ferguson and Kevin Gallacher nipped in behind Willie McStay to knock the ball past Bonner. The Tangerine joy was curtailed two minutes later when a similar defensive error allowed Brian McClalr to pull a goal back. McClair then equalised eight minutes later with a volley when he found himself in space after the United defence failed to cut out a cross from the right. The succession of defensive errors continued when substitute Paul Kinnaird, with almost his first touch, sent over an inviting low cross which the Celtic defence ignored to let Eamonn Bannon in to sweep home the winner. A spirited surge by the visitors as they sought an equaliser was repelled thanks to two fine saves from Billy Thomson and a headed clearance by Maurice Malpas.



Squad Statistics (as at January 10th, 1987)


1986-87 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)28 38 - 91 -
Dave Beaumont23 32 - 772
Maurice Malpas24 34 - 2688
Dave Narey30 28 - 63036
Ian Redford26 3487718
Billy Kirkwood28 2 - 38169
Jim McInally22 251251
Eamonn Bannon28 357377101
Kevin Gallacher20 3175510
Iain Ferguson24 26172617
Paul Sturrock30 306525163
Gary McGinnis (sub)23 23 - 501
Paul Kinnaird (sub)20 3 - 3 -






League Table (as at January 10th, 1987)


No league table has been added for this season.