Dundee Utd 0 - 1 Celtic

League Cup - Sectional Tie
Saturday, August 24th, 1974, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 15,308
Referee: Eddie Thomson (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  Celtic

Goalscorers
None. Paul Wilson (7)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Stein

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Dave Narey
Andy Rolland
George Fleming
Iain McDonald
Doug Houston
Pat Gardner
Andy Gray
Denis Connaghan
Danny McGrain
Pat McCluskey
George Connelly
Billy McNeill
Tommy Callaghan
Jimmy Johnstone
Steve Murray
Paul Wilson
Kenny Dalglish
Bobby Lennox

Substitutes
Archie Knox
Sandy White
Jackie McNamara
Vic Davidson

Substitutions
Sandy White for Dave Narey
None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 141 apps -
Doug Smith 588 apps26 goals
Frank Kopel 108 apps6 goals
Jackie Copland 131 apps16 goals
Dave Narey 19 apps1 goal
Andy Rolland 284 apps29 goals
George Fleming 103 apps11 goals
Iain McDonald 4 apps -
Doug Houston 9 apps -
Pat Gardner 103 apps22 goals
Andy Gray 44 apps22 goals
Sandy White (sub) 57 apps14 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dave Narey (18 years 77 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (37 years 177 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 327 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Narey (18 years 77 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (37 years 177 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 253 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

It was win or burst for United as they faced Celtic who led Section Four by a point. Any hopes United may have harboured for success received a nasty jolt after only eight minutes. Jimmy Johnstone set off on a jinky run releasing Paul Wilson who scored from eight yards. From then on the Tangerines dominated proceedings but, in truth, rarely looked like getting back on level terms. Meanwhile, Celtic always looked dangerous on the break, but nonetheless could have been beaten if United could have converted a small percentage of their pressure into goals. This victory for Celtic ensured that they qualified for the quarter-final stages.



None.

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