Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, December 16th, 1978, 3:00 PM at Parkhead
Attendance: 19,868
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Celtic Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Andy Lynch (pen.) (45) Dave Narey (74)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Roy Baines
Joe Filippi
Roddie MacDonald
Johannes Edvaldsson
Andy Lynch
Roy Aitken
Murdo MacLeod
Ronnie Glavin
Alfie Conn
Tom McAdam
Johnny Doyle
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
John Holt
Ray Stewart
Dave Narey
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
George Fleming
Graeme Payne
Davie Dodds

Bench
Bobby Lennox
Jim Casey
Iain Phillip
Ralph Milne

Substitutions
Bobby Lennox for Tom McAdam (76) Iain Phillip for Davie Dodds

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 347 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 178 apps35 goals
Derek Stark 13 apps -
John Holt 67 apps4 goals
Ray Stewart 28 apps2 goals
Dave Narey 213 apps18 goals
Billy Kirkwood 63 apps18 goals
Derek Addison 77 apps9 goals
George Fleming 282 apps33 goals
Graeme Payne 185 apps9 goals
Davie Dodds 27 apps8 goals
Iain Phillip (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ray Stewart (19 years 105 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (30 years 337 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 114 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ralph Milne (17 years 221 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (30 years 337 days)
Average Player Age:22 years 357 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Iain Phillip(Signed November 29th, 1978)

Milestones

Five minutes into the first half, Ronnie Glavin hit the post with a header from an Alfie Conn corner and the woodwork came into play shortly after when Johannes Edvaldsson rattled the crossbar with a header. The rebound fell to Tom McAdam who watched his header cleared off the line by Billy Kirkwood. A frenetic start which saw United's backs to the wall. Chances continued for Celtic throughout the first period as Hamish McAlpine and his defence frequently scrambled the ball to safety. The opening goal came just before the half time whistle. A shot from Alfie Conn was hooked into the body of Paul Hegarty, prompting the linesman to raise his flag and alert referee Smith to award a penalty for handball. Andy Lynch did the honours for the home side to make it 1-0.

United came out of the traps for the second half a different side. With Celtic legs perhaps tiring from their midweek cup game, United looked the more energetic side and one minute in, John Holt forced a save from Roy Baines. Shortly after, a Graeme Payne free kick forced a brilliant save from Baines at full stretch. It came as no surprise when the Terrors finally equalised on 74 minutes. A Roddie MacDonald push on Derek Addison went unpunished in the box, but from the resultant corner, Lynch headed into the path of Dave Narey who thrashed the ball into the net. United looked the more likely to snatch a winner in the dying stages, with Baines saving from Holt and Addison in quick succession, but the game ended in a draw.



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. UNITED 17 7 7 3 23 15 8 21
2. Partick Thistle 17 8 4 5 18 15 3 20
3. Aberdeen 17 6 7 4 29 17 12 19
4. Celtic 17 7 5 5 26 20 6 19
5. St Mirren 17 7 4 6 20 16 4 18
6. Rangers 17 5 8 4 21 18 3 18
7. Morton 17 5 6 6 21 25 -4 16
8. Hibernian 16 3 8 5 15 19 -4 14
9. Hearts 17 5 4 8 22 34 -12 14
10. Motherwell 16 3 3 10 15 31 -16 9
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