Celtic 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 26th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Parkhead
Attendance: 25,976
Referee: Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh)
Celtic Dundee Utd

None. Davie Dodds (6)
Eamonn Bannon (42)
Eamonn Bannon (68)

Team Managers
David Hay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Tommy Burns
Roy Aitken
Paul McGugan
Peter Grant
Brian McClair
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Murdo MacLeod
Alan McInally
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Paul Chalmers
Willie McStay
Gary McGinnis
Tommy Coyne

Paul Chalmers for Alan McInally
Willie McStay for Maurice Johnston (65)
Tommy Coyne for Ian Redford (58)

Roy Aitken (57)
Paul McGugan (78)
Ian Redford (50)
Dave Narey (66)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 20 apps -
Richard Gough 223 apps30 goals
John Holt 341 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 201 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 569 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 530 apps68 goals
Eamonn Bannon 313 apps85 goals
Ralph Milne 251 apps72 goals
Ian Redford 14 apps4 goals
Paul Sturrock 465 apps151 goals
Davie Dodds 341 apps138 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 50 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (23 years 90 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 101 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 31 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (22 years 11 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 101 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 138 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Tommy Coyne played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

After seven weeks without a win, United came back to form with a bang with this resounding win over a strangely subdued Celtic side. Only six minutes had elapsed when Paul Sturrock slung over a cross which Davie Dodds met to prod past Bonner and into the net via a post. Celtic rarely threatened and United took another step to victory just before the interval when Richard Gough's long pass upfield found Eamonn Bannon in the clear and although his first attempt on goal struck Bonner, Eamonn followed up to steer the ball into the vacant net.

Any lingering hopes Celtic had of salvaging anything from this game were completely quashed in the 68th minute with the best goal of the game. Ralph Milne slipped an Aitken challenge and his cross was bulleted past Bonner by Eamonn Bannon's diving header.

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