Celtic 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


0 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 20th, 1990
Parkhead. Att. 34,627
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Peter Grant
Dariusz Wdowczyk
Stevie Fulton
Paul Elliot
Anton Rogan
Joe Miller
Paul McStay
John Hewitt
Gerry Creaney
John Collins
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Alex Cleland
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Hamish French
Darren Jackson

Chris Morris
Martin Hayes
Michael O'Neill
Mixu Paatelainen

Chris Morris for Stevie Fulton (46)
Martin Hayes for Joe Miller(68)
Mixu Paatelainen for Darren Jackson (77)
Michael O'Neill for Jim McInally (89)

None. Billy McKinlay (53)
Freddy van der Hoorn (64)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The last time we ventured to Parkhead on League business we came away on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline. It was a result which hardly reflected the course of play, and in truth last Saturday's visit to Parkhead was a similar case in point, but this time the goalless draw was perhaps less than Celtic deserved. The early activity around goal came at Paddy Bonner's end when the Republic of Ireland internationalist saved Darren Jackson's header, but Darren was adjudged to have 'climbed' on a defender as he went up to meet a Freddy Van Der Hoorn free-kick. However, Celtic opened their case for the right to claim both points when Creaney sweetly struck a 25 yarder which rebounded from the outside of Alan Main's right hand post. Paddy Bonner then saved a Darren Jackson shot after Jim McInally had fed the ball to him. Midway through the first half Jim McInally's return to action was even more greatly appreciated by the band of United fans as he headed Elliot's header from a corner off the line. A flurry of action just before half-time saw Bonner save a grounder from Hamish French and Hewitt sent in a hooked shot which Alan Main saved at the second attempt.

Both sides had the ball in the net early in the second half but neither was to count. Joe Miller drilled home only to be given off-side and then Brian Welsh sent a looping header from a Billy McKinlay corner over Bonner, but was pulled up for climbing. Creaney, who had opened the scoring in our Skol Cup semi-final meeting, then went close to adding to that goal on two occasions in quick succession. In the 57th minute he sprung the offside trap, cut in from the left but Alan Main alertly beat his near post shot away. Within a minute we enjoyed another slice of luck when Creaney's shot hit the underside of the bar and bounced into Alan Main's arms. Rogan sent in a curling shot inches wide and Alan Main brilliantly tipped an angular drive from Paul McStay past the post. But our luck held good and we emerged unscathed from Parkhead with a point and it was very much a case of the result being better than the performance, One interesting statistic to emerge other than the actual score itself was the fact that the corner count was also level at five each.

Squad Statistics (as at October 20th, 1990)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)22 5 - 51 -
Alex Cleland19 152453
Dave Narey34 1 - 79836
Maurice Malpas28 15 - 45514
Freddy van der Hoorn27 141563
Brian Welsh21 151232
Jim McInally26 13119610
Dave Bowman26 911735
Billy McKinlay21 151933
Hamish French26 316810
Darren Jackson24 1474715
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)23 12 - 12437
Michael O'Neill (sub)21 7 - 327

League Table (as at October 20th, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.