Celtic 2 - 1 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Tuesday, February 11th, 1992, 7:30 PM at Parkhead
Attendance: 26,625
Referee: Hugh Williamson (Renfrew)
Celtic Dundee Utd

Gerry Creaney (25)
Tommy Coyne (85)
Mixu Paatelainen (28)

Team Managers
Liam Brady Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Gordon Marshall
Chris Morris
Mike Galloway
Brian O'Neil
Derek Whyte
Gary Gillespie
Joe Miller
Paul McStay
Tommy Coyne
Gerry Creaney
John Collins
Guido van de Kamp
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Jim McInally
John Clark
Dave Bowman
John O'Neil
Mixu Paatelainen
Darren Jackson
Duncan Ferguson

Steve Fulton
Charlie Nicholas
Ray McKinnon
Victor Ferreyra

Steve Fulton for Gary Gillespie (69)
Charlie Nicholas for Gerry Creaney (79)
Ray McKinnon for John O'Neil (52)
Victor Ferreyra for Darren Jackson (85)

None. Maurice Malpas (54)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Guido van de Kamp (GK) 29 apps -
Maurice Malpas 527 apps18 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 121 apps5 goals
Alex Cleland 79 apps5 goals
Jim McInally 257 apps13 goals
John Clark 263 apps32 goals
Dave Bowman 227 apps8 goals
John O'Neil 38 apps2 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 168 apps45 goals
Darren Jackson 102 apps37 goals
Duncan Ferguson 43 apps15 goals
Ray McKinnon (sub) 54 apps6 goals
Victor Ferreyra (sub) 16 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Duncan Ferguson (20 years 51 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (29 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 226 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Duncan Ferguson (20 years 51 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (29 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 178 days
Domestic Players:9 (69.23 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Our fourth round tie with Celtic was brought forward to Tuesday to enable the match to be shown on BSkyB Satellite television. For the tie we were deprived of the services of Dave Narey through injury and Alex Cleland was his replacement while Darren Jackson returned to the side in place of Victor Ferreyra who joined Ray McKinnon on the subs bench. The stakes were high for both clubs and it resulted in a match played at a frantic
pace. Celtic were the early pace setters, but Darren Jackson soon carved out a chance for himself, but shot straight at Marshall. We had the first of several narrow escapes in the 17th minute when Guido Van De Kamp plucked the ball to safety after a scramble in front of goal. Neither defence was looking particularly happy and both sides conceded goals within the space of three minutes. First Guido Van De Kamp let a Galloway corner slip through his hands, allowing Gerry Creaney to force the ball over the line. However,shortly afterwards, Jim McInally pressurised the Celtic defence into an error as the ball broke to Mixu Paatelainen who steered a well placed shot from ten yards past a static Marshall. We survived a couple of amazing escapes after Tommy Coyne had intercepted Darren Jackson's intended pass back.

The second half was no less frantic than the first with Collins finding the net but the goal was disallowed for an off-side infringement. Tommy Coyne figured prominently as Celtic tried to force the issue, heading narrowly past and then forcing Guido Van De Kamp to tip over the former United striker's header. At the other end Marshall tipped over a Ray McKinnon free kick and just when it seemed we had taken the sting out of Celtic's attacking momentum, Miller crossed from the right for Tommy Coyne to head in the winner. Unfortunately, there was no immediate response from us as there had been when Celtic scored in the first half and we made our exit from the Scottish cup prior to the quarter finals for the first time since 1982/83.

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