Dundee Utd 0 - 0 Celtic

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 5th, 1987, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 16,403
Referee: Bill Crombie (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  Celtic

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Billy McNeill

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Ian McPhee
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Allen McKnight
Chris Morris
Anton Rogan
Roy Aitken
Derek Whyte
Peter Grant
Billy Stark
Paul McStay
Mark McGhee
Andy Walker
Tommy Burns

Substitutes
Gary McGinnis
Dave Bowman
Tony Shepherd
Owen Archdeacon

Substitutions
Dave Bowman for Paul Sturrock (57)
None.

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 123 apps -
Paul Hegarty 610 apps79 goals
John Holt 405 apps24 goals
Maurice Malpas 300 apps10 goals
Dave Narey 665 apps36 goals
Ian Redford 111 apps24 goals
Eamonn Bannon 406 apps103 goals
Ian McPhee 5 apps1 goal
Paul Sturrock 552 apps166 goals
Iain Ferguson 58 apps31 goals
Kevin Gallacher 89 apps20 goals
Dave Bowman (sub) 45 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 291 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 50 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 72 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 291 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 50 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 184 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Maurice Malpas made his 300th competitive appearance for the Club.

Despite the scoreline, this game wasn't lacking in thrills with a share of the points no more or no less than both sides deserved. We opened well showing few signs of the midweek exertions of the Skol Cup tie forcing three corners within the first five minutes. From the last of these Paul Hegarty rose to head the ball, but his effort went over. Two minutes later Tommy Burns collected a ball cleared by his own defenders and strode clear before letting fly, but Billy Thomson pushed his effort for a corner. Our best chance of the game came in the 14th minute. Dave Narey's intended pass to Bannon struck Paul McStay and into the path of Paul Sturrock. Paul closed in on goal and hammered in a shot from the edge of the box, but McKnight managed to touch the ball over.
lain Ferguson was unlucky to see his shot on the turn fly fractionally wide. Tommy Burns sent in a tremendous shot two minutes from half-time. Billy Thomson dived full length to save, but had to
concede a corner. McStay's corner was met by McGhee, who headed wide from a good position.

Early in the second half Billy Thomson was in action again, saving from Morris. One of the best moves of the game almost produced a goal for us. lain Ferguson began it with to Bowman who in turn
fed Kevin Gallacher on the right, and his cross was met by Eamonn Bannon, whose shot was only inches wide. McKnight then averted danger, finger-tipping a Gallacher cross away. As times ran out both sides had their chances, but the defenders held firm and a draw was appreciated by the two sides who had experienced the bitterness of a Skol Cup exit in midweek.

None.

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