Celtic 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Celtic 

2 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 10th, 1981
Parkhead. Att. 22,132
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Charlie Nicholas (27)
Frank McGarvey (42)
Ralph Milne (82)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Mark Reid
Dom Sullivan
Tom McAdam
Roy Aitken
Davie Provan
John Weir
Frank McGarvey
Tommy Burns
Charlie Nicholas
Hamish McAlpine
Frank Kopel
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Billy Kirkwood
Ian Gibson
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Dodds

Bench
George McCluskey
Roddie MacDonald
Derek Addison
Ralph Milne

Substitutions
None. Derek Addison for Ian Gibson
Ralph Milne for Willie Pettigrew

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)



Match Report


United returned from Parkhead bitterly disappointed at not taking a point after just failing to come back from a two goal deficit. Celtic had gone ahead in the 28th minute. A poor clearance by Hamish McAlpine in the Tannadice goal was headed on to Charlie Nicholas by Tommy Burns and he calmly stabbed the ball over the advancing Hamish and into the net. In the 41st minute Celtic increased their lead, Frank McGarvey was fouled just outside the United penalty area and from the resultant free-kick, Dom Sullivan knocked the ball into the path of Danny McGrain who found Tommy Burns inside the box with a first time pass. Burns eluded two defenders before crossing for Frank McGarvey to head home.

United didn't reduce the leeway until eight minutes from the end when substitute Ralph Milne pushed the ball past Bonner to set up a rousing finish and in the very last minute United almost grabbed the equaliser when Davie Dodds found himself in a good position, but shot over the bar.



Squad Statistics (as at January 10th, 1981)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 37 - 4463
Iain Phillip29 30 - 791
Frank Kopel31 30 - 37013
Dave Narey24 35131921
Paul Hegarty26 37727546
Eamonn Bannon22 3476511
Billy Kirkwood22 26415032
Ian Gibson24 112112
Paul Sturrock24 371725672
Willie Pettigrew27 2277229
Davie Dodds22 241110233
Derek Addison (sub)25 13212814
Ralph Milne (sub)19 1773710






League Table (as at January 10th, 1981)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 22 14 7 1 +30 35
2. Celtic 23 16 2 5 +21 34
3. Rangers 21 9 10 2 +22 28
4. United 22 8 8 6 +8 24
5. St Mirren 22 8 6 8 +4 22
6. Partick Th 23 8 6 9 -7 22
7. Morton 23 6 7 10 -13 19
8. Airdrie 22 5 8 9 -9 18
9. Hearts 22 3 5 14 -19 11
10. Kilmarnock 22 2 5 15 -37 9