Dundee Utd 2 - 3 Celtic

League - Premier Division
Saturday, March 27th, 1993, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 12,185
Referee: Martin Clark (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  Celtic

Paddy Connolly (66)
Duncan Ferguson (89)
Frank McAvennie (10)
Mike Galloway (59)
John Collins (78)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Liam Brady

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Mark Perry
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
John Clark
Michael O'Neill
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Scott Crabbe
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly
Pat Bonner
Tommy Boyd
Dariusz Wdowczyk
Peter Grant
Mark McNally
Mike Galloway
Stuart Slater
Paul McStay
Frank McAvennie
Charlie Nicholas
John Collins

Christian Dailly
John O'Neil
Rudi Vata
Gary Gillespie

John O'Neil for Jim McInally (46)
Christian Dailly for Scott Crabbe (83)
Rudi Vata for Charlie Nicholas (81)

Jim McInally (13)
Michael O'Neill (58)
Grant Johnson (60)
Peter Grant (27)
Dariusz Wdowczyk (37)
Stuart Slater (53)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 147 apps -
Mark Perry 18 apps1 goal
Dave Narey 855 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 579 apps19 goals
John Clark 306 apps34 goals
Michael O'Neill 72 apps13 goals
Grant Johnson 29 apps3 goals
Jim McInally 297 apps20 goals
Scott Crabbe 22 apps4 goals
Duncan Ferguson 87 apps35 goals
Paddy Connolly 85 apps24 goals
Christian Dailly (sub) 43 apps7 goals
John O'Neil (sub) 75 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Grant Johnson (21 years 8 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 297 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 0 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 160 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 297 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 61 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Play raged from end to end right from the off, but we fell behind to what only can be described as a bizarre goal. In attempting to clear, skipper Maurice Malpas knocked the ball straight up in the air. Nicholas failed to control it when it came to ground and the ball ran loose to Frank McAvennie who squeezed it home.

Although we made a good start to the second period, Celtic forged further in front when Wdowczyk curled over a free kick from which Mike Galloway scored. Seven minutes later we got a foot back in the door when Duncan Ferguson touched on a free kick from John dark and Paddy Connolly stole in. But Celtic effectively put the match beyond our reach when McAvennie broke clear from the halfway line and slipped the ball inside for John Collins. United did fight to the bitter end. McNally cleared a Duncan Ferguson header off the line and our persistence was rewarded in the last minute when Duncan Ferguson headed home a Paddy Connolly cross. That last goal had the effect of putting a better complexion on a result which seriously damaged our hopes of regaining a place in Europe.


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