Celtic 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 18th, 1989
Parkhead. Att. 30,194
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Kevin Gallacher (77)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Chris Morris
Tommy Burns
Anton Rogan
Calum Elliot
Stevie Fulton
Mike Galloway
Paul McStay
Dariusz Dziekanowski
Andy Walker
Joe Miller
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Michael O'Neill
Mixu Paatelainen
Kevin Gallacher

Peter Grant
John Hewitt
Alex Cleland
Peter Hinds

Peter Grant for Andy Walker (78)
John Hewitt for Stevie Fulton (81)
Alex Cleland for Freddy van der Hoorn (46)
Peter Hinds for Kevin Gallacher (89)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Parkhead, not for the first time, proved to be a venue for one of our best performances, for us to notch our first away win of the season. Even although we were without the services of the suspended Miodrag Krivokapic, the defence held firm and in almost customary manner against Celtic we repeatedly hit the home side on the break.After only five minutes we created the first incisive opening of the game. Dave Bowman met a Freddy Van Der Hoorn cross with his chest, but overran the ball. Kevin Gallacher then intercepted a pass-back from Elliott and back-heeled the ball into the path of Michael O'Neill, but Bonner saved his shot. The first of two glaring chances which went abegging came in the 18th minute. Jim McInally found Kevin Gallacher who swung over a cross which Mixu Paatelainen nudged over the bar. A misdirected pass back by Michael O'Neill presented Celtic with about their only chance of the first half. Dziekanowski pounced but Alan Main easily saved the Pole's shot. Before half-time Mixu Paatelainen shot wide from a good position and Chris Morris tested Pat Bonner when he almost sliced a clearance into his own net.

The second half started with Alex Cleland substituting for the injured Freddy Van Der Hoorn, but the chances continued to crop up and be passed up in front of Celtic's goal. Pat Bonner beat away a shot from Jim McInally and from the ensuing corner Michael O'Neill looked certain to score from a Jim McInally cross but the ball somehow stayed out and Bonner came to the rescue. Another dangerous moment for the Celtic defence came from a Jim McInally cross, but Billy McKinlay headed wide. In 72 minutes Alan Main made his only save of note when he clutched a Galloway shot. Five minutes later we finally found the net. Billy McKinlay knocked the ball into Kevin Gallacher's path and though Bonner blocked his first effort he was powerless to prevent Kevin stabbing home the rebound. Before the end we could well have scored twice more - firstly Bonner and the woodwork combined to deny Michael O'Neill's header after great work by Kevin Gallacher and with four minutes left Billy McKinlay lobbed the ball just over.

Squad Statistics (as at November 18th, 1989)

1989-90 All Time
Alan Main (GK)21 6 - 19 -
Maurice Malpas27 20242014
Dave Narey33 18 - 77436
Freddy van der Hoorn26 182182
Dave Bowman25 18 - 1483
John Clark25 17218424
Jim McInally25 1931568
Billy McKinlay20 8 - 682
Michael O'Neill20 177177
Mixu Paatelainen22 1638731
Kevin Gallacher22 16218040
Alex Cleland (sub)18 71201
Peter Hinds (sub)27 132132

League Table (as at November 18th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.