Celtic 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 15th, 1992
Parkhead. Att. 30,513
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gerry Creaney (4)
Gerry Creaney (12)

Team Managers
Liam Brady Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Gordon Marshall
Tommy Boyd
Dariusz Wdowczyk
Mike Galloway
Tony Mowbray
Gary Gillespie
Joe Miller
Paul McStay
Andy Payton
Gerry Creaney
John Collins
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly

Brian O'Neil
Tommy Coyne
Alex Cleland
Victor Ferreyra

Brian O'Neil for Dariusz Wdowczyk (5)
Tommy Coyne for Mike Galloway (46)
Alex Cleland for Dave Narey (74)
Victor Ferreyra for Paddy Connolly (78)

None. Billy McKinlay (54)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Parkhead was the scene of our first defeat of the season and there is no doubt that United gave themselves a mountain to climb by losing two goals after only 12 minutes play. Celtic had Andy Payton making his debut and the former Middlesbrough striker almost scored with his first touch after 15 seconds. Not that a goal was long delayed. Newcomer Payton initiated the move with a pass out to Miller and when his cross arrived in the middle Gerry Creaney sent a glancing header well out of Alan Main's reach. Further disaster befell us eight minutes later when Boyd's cross from the left was again met by Gerry Creaney who this time directed a looping header in at the far post.

We didn't give up without a fight and we had chances to get back into the match, though early in the second half Creaney almost completed a' hat-trick, whilst only a fine one-handed save kept out a Tommy Coyne header. In truth, however, we never really recovered from the loss of those two early goals which made the return trip home from Parkhead as dreich as the weather.

Squad Statistics (as at August 15th, 1992)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 5 - 110 -
Dave Narey36 5 - 83436
Freddy van der Hoorn28 5 - 1385
Maurice Malpas30 5 - 54419
Billy McKinlay23 511556
Grant Johnson20 52153
Jim McInally28 4 - 26815
John Clark27 5 - 27432
John O'Neil21 5 - 492
Duncan Ferguson20 526022
Paddy Connolly22 535013
Alex Cleland (sub)21 5 - 968
Victor Ferreyra (sub)28 21277

League Table (as at August 15th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.