Dundee Utd 0 - 3 Celtic

League Cup - Final
Sunday, November 30th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Ibrox
Attendance: 49,305
Referee: Jim McCluskey (Stewarton)
Dundee Utd  Celtic

Goalscorers
None. Marc Reiper (21)
Henrik Larsson (24)
Craig Burley (59)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean
Wim Jansen

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Erik Pedersen
Steven Pressley
Magnus Sköldmark
Dave Bowman
Lars Zetterlund
Craig Easton
Robbie Winters
Kjell Olofsson
Jonathan Gould
Jackie McNamara
Stéphane Mahé
Tom Boyd
Marc Rieper
Alan Stubbs
Henrik Larsson
Craig Burley
Andreas Thom
Morten Wieghorst
Regi Blinker

Substitutes
Jamie Dolan
Mikael Andersson
Gary McSwegan
Enrico Annoni
Paul Lambert
Simon Donnelly

Substitutions
Gary McSwegan for Magnus Sköldmark (57)
Simon Donnelly for Andreas Thom (80)
Paul Lambert for Regi Blinker (88)
Enrico Annoni for Jackie McNamara (90)

Bookings
Craig Easton
Gary McSwegan
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Sieb Dijkstra (GK) 51 apps -
Mark Perry 137 apps4 goals
Maurice Malpas 753 apps25 goals
Erik Pedersen 54 apps -
Steven Pressley 110 apps6 goals
Magnus Sköldmark 8 apps -
Dave Bowman 415 apps12 goals
Lars Zetterlund 54 apps5 goals
Craig Easton 19 apps2 goals
Robbie Winters 124 apps38 goals
Kjell Olofsson 53 apps24 goals
Gary McSwegan (sub) 91 apps40 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Craig Easton (18 years 282 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (35 years 128 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 353 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Craig Easton (18 years 282 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (35 years 128 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 221 days
Domestic Players:8 (57.14 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

An afternoon best forgotten as we lost out for the second week running. Few suspected Celtic could repeat the emphatic victory of the previous week, but they did and what made it all the more disappointing was that the game was effectively over after 23 minutes.

Marc Rieper's headed opener was not open to question, but there was more than an element of luck about the two goals which followed. Henrik Larsson got the credit for the second, but the ball reared up wickedly off the heel of Maurice Malpas.

Also, there was more than a suggestion of off side as Craig Burley nodded in the third. But you couldn't really make these out as excuses as to why Celtic didn't deservedly lift the trophy, so disappointedly did we perform!

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