Dundee Utd 1 - 3 Celtic

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 20th, 1984, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 16,758
Referee: Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh)
Mascot: Anthony Deans
Dundee Utd  Celtic

Eamonn Bannon (56)
Murdo MacLeod (36)
Maurice Johnston (52)
Peter Grant (67)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
David Hay

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Iain Munro
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Tommy Coyne
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Murdo MacLeod
Roy Aitken
Tom McAdam
Peter Grant
Davie Provan
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Tommy Burns
Frank McGarvey

Gary McGinnis
Alex Taylor
Brian McClair
John Colquhoun

Alex Taylor for Billy Kirkwood (54)
Gary McGinnis for Iain Munro (71)
Brian McClair for Tommy Burns (28)

Dave Narey (65)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 642 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 148 apps4 goals
Dave Narey 519 apps35 goals
Paul Hegarty 479 apps64 goals
Richard Gough 173 apps19 goals
Iain Munro 17 apps -
Eamonn Bannon 260 apps66 goals
Billy Kirkwood 328 apps65 goals
Davie Dodds 298 apps126 goals
Paul Sturrock 419 apps129 goals
Tommy Coyne 27 apps4 goals
Gary McGinnis (sub) 16 apps1 goal
Alex Taylor (sub) 21 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (21 years 346 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 282 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 171 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (21 years 5 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 282 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 211 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Celtic recorded their first victory over United under Davie Hay. And there could be no complaints in the Tannadice camp at the outcome.

A typically tight opening produced few chances in the early stages. A cross from Richard Gough was headed just wide by Billy Kirkwood and then Dave Narey jinked his way clear of the Celtic defence but Pat Bonner tipped his chip past the post. Celtic then went ahead with a well-worked free-kick which culminated in Murdo MacLeod's wind-assisted shot curling into the net via the underside of the bar.

Celtic's second goal came when Mo Johnston headed in a cross from Davie Provan on the right. Four minutes later United were back in the game when Eamonn Bannon hit a scorching 25-yarder, giving Bonner no chance. Another tactical free-kick ended with Peter Grant scoring a third, despite a linesman's flag.


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