Celtic 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 24th, 1987, 3:00 PM at Parkhead
Attendance: 28,982
Referee: G Cummings (Carluke)
Celtic Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Tony Shepherd (90) John Clark (79)
Iain Ferguson (88)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Chris Morris
Derek Whyte
Roy Aitken
Mick McCarthy
Peter Grant
Billy Stark
Paul McStay
Dugald McCarrison
Andy Walker
Owen Archdeacon
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Alan Irvine
Iain Ferguson
Hamish French

Bench
Anton Rogan
Tony Shepherd
Harry Curran
Paul Kinnaird

Substitutions
Tony Shepherd for Billy Stark (68) Paul Kinnaird for Hamish French (60)
Harry Curran for Dave Bowman (79)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 134 apps -
Maurice Malpas 311 apps10 goals
Dave Narey 676 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 621 apps80 goals
Dave Bowman 54 apps -
John Clark 107 apps17 goals
Jim McInally 58 apps3 goals
Eamonn Bannon 413 apps103 goals
Alan Irvine 7 apps -
Iain Ferguson 68 apps35 goals
Hamish French 4 apps -
Harry Curran (sub) 4 apps -
Paul Kinnaird (sub) 18 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Clark (23 years 37 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 99 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 248 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paul Kinnaird (20 years 352 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 99 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 295 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The disappointment of Wednesday night's defeat by Vitkovice was quickly forgotten in the wake of yet another excellent result at Parkhead. Though not one of our best performances at Parkhead, we still did enough to merit both points. The first half was short of incident. Paul McStay hit the outside of the post whilst Eamonn Bannon immediately set off on a mazy run and hit a shot just past. Then Andy Walker somehow contrived to screw the ball over with an empty goal at his mercy. Immediately prior to the half-time whistle Jim McInally sent over a cross to lain Ferguson but lain's header was directed straight at Bonner.

Early in the second half, Billy Thomson twice came to the rescue, blocking an Archdeacon drive with his feet and bravely clutching the ball from Walker's feet. The appearance of substitute Paul Kinnaird mid-way through the half altered the course of the game. His corner from the left was flicked on by John Clark to lain Ferguson, whose shot was saved by Bonner. The ball broke to John Clark who somehow managed to beat the forest of defenders legs to open the scoring in the 79th minute. Two minutes from the end, Paul Kinnaird scampered clear of Chris Morris to deliver the perfect cross which Iain Ferguson coolly slotted home. It hardly mattered that Celtic sub Tony Shepherd pulled one back with a shot from the edge of the box which was aided by a slight deflection off Maurice Malpas, because only seconds remained.



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