Celtic 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League Cup - Semi Final 2nd Leg
Wednesday, November 19th, 1980, 7:30 PM at Parkhead
Attendance: 18,710
Referee: Brian McGinlay (Balfron)
Celtic Dundee Utd

None. Willie Pettigrew (4)
Paul Sturrock (54)
Davie Dodds (80)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Mark Reid
Roy Aitken
Tom McAdam
John Weir
Davie Provan
George McCluskey
Frank McGarvey
Tommy Burns
Charlie Nicholas
Hamish McAlpine
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Dodds

Roddie MacDonald
Johnny Doyle
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood

Roddie MacDonald for George McCluskey
Johnny Doyle for Frank McGarvey
Billy Kirkwood for Willie Pettigrew

Danny McGrain John Holt

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 437 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 361 apps13 goals
Dave Narey 311 apps21 goals
Iain Phillip 70 apps1 goal
John Holt 121 apps11 goals
Paul Hegarty 266 apps46 goals
Eamonn Bannon 56 apps9 goals
Paul Sturrock 247 apps67 goals
Graeme Payne 255 apps17 goals
Willie Pettigrew 65 apps27 goals
Davie Dodds 93 apps28 goals
Billy Kirkwood (sub) 146 apps30 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Davie Dodds (22 years 63 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 311 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 26 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (22 years 6 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 311 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 170 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


In arguably the best performance in Scotland so far this season, United played magnificently from start to finish and the slick, quick football of the Tannadice side had Celtic's defence in trouble from the kick off. Following on from the 1-1 draw at Tannadice last week, United used the wet, greasy conditions in Glasgow to their advantage with their quick passing and fine movement.

Graeme Payne was brought in for Ian Gibson, and the midfielder was involved early on. In just 4 minutes Eamonn Bannon passed to Payne on the left and his cross was whipped past Pat Bonner by Willie Pettigrew. Celtic rallied for a spell and before half time ex-United man Tom McAdam went close with a header and Hamish McAlpine blocked a Frank McGarvey shot on the line with his foot.

Nine minutes after the interval United went two up and killed the tie when Bannon's low cross was brilliantly flicked into the net by Paul Sturrock. Celtic now fell to pieces and seconds later Graeme Payne hit the bar with a header and in 80 minutes Davie Dodds headed in a perfectly flighted cross from the irrepressible Sturrock.

United won 4-1 on aggregate, and went through to their second consecutive League Cup Final, where they will face neighbours Dundee in what promises to be the most important Dundee derby to date.

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