Dundee Utd 1
Celtic 5
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
1 - 5

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 13th, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 18,187
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alan Gordon (19)
Harry Hood (pen.) (48)
Harry Hood (50)
Lou Macari (73)
Kenny Dalglish (77)
Bobby Lennox (79)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Jock Stein

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Jackie Copland
Doug Smith
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Morris Stevenson
Ian Reid
Alan Gordon
Denis Connaghan
Jim Craig
Jim Brogan
Davie Hay
Billy McNeill
George Connelly
Jimmy Johnstone
Harry Hood
Kenny Dalglish
Lou Macari
Tommy Callaghan

Stuart Markland
Bobby Lennox

None. Bobby Lennox for Kenny Dalglish (79)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

William Mullan (Dalkeith) (Referee)

Match Report

Having lost 5-1 to Rangers just a month earlier, United were on the end of repeat scoreline against the other side of the Old Firm. Having lost 5-3 to Falkirk two weeks previous, this was the third game on the trot where United had lost five goals at Tannadice. There were two changes for United following defeat at Partick Thistle. Walter Smith replaced Marklund and Alan Gordon came in for Mitchell.

A 5-1 defeat never looked on the cards based on the evidence of the first half. With just 17 minutes on the clock United scored in their first real attack of the match. In a sweeping forward move, Traynor and Reid exchanged passes before setting up Copland who nodded down for Alan Gordon to swivel and finish expertly. The game hung on a knife edge from then until half time with play switching from one penalty box to the other. Both Traynor and Reid looked most dangerous for United in the first period but neither team could add to the early opener.

The turning point in this match came just a few minutes into the second half. Cameron brought down Hood in the box and the referee pointed straight to the spot. Harry Hood dusted himself down and slotted home the penalty kick to level the match. Harry Hood only had to wait a couple more minute before he double his tally in the game, capitalising on a double save from McAlpine to bundle over the line. Lou Macari was next on the scoresheet, followed by Kenny Dalglish who made it four for Celtic. It was one way traffic now and United were toiling. Ten minutes from time, Celtic substitute Bobby Lennox scored the fifth with his first touch of the ball to round off another disappointing day for United. Rolland did have a close effort and Copland had a header cleared off the line, but from 47 minutes there was only going to be one winner here.

Squad Statistics (as at November 13th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 17 - 48 -
Walter Smith23 13 - 45 -
Andy Rolland29 19817921
Jim Cameron24 19 - 170 -
Doug Smith34 14147910
Jackie Copland24 1192311
Jim Henry22 131827
Tommy Traynor28 151483
Ian Reid20 31154
Alan Gordon27 1579538
Morris Stevenson28 2 - 383

League Table (as at November 13th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.