Celtic 3
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)


3 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Tuesday, April 25th, 1972
Parkhead. Att. 11,036
7:30 PM Kick-off

Jimmy Johnstone (46)
Bobby Lennox (51)
Dixie Deans (83)

Team Managers
Jock Stein Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Evan Williams
Jim Craig
Jim Brogan
Bobby Murdoch
Billy McNeill
George Connelly
Jimmy Johnstone
Kenny Dalglish
Dixie Deans
Tommy Callaghan
Bobby Lennox
Hamish McAlpine
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Andy Rolland
Tommy Traynor
Billy Gray
George Fleming
Pat Gardner
Kenny Cameron

Brian McLaughlin Archie Knox

None. Archie Knox for Pat Gardner

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Grant (Larbert) (Referee)

Match Report

Just over 11,000 turned out in the sunshine for the last home game of Celtic's seventh championship year. It was a less than pulsating encounter, won comfortably by the home side. Tommy Traynor in for Ian Mitchell was the only change for United following their 2-0 win against Aberdeen.

With the league already won, Celtic players were really just playing for a place in their cup final team. Dundee United on the other hand still harboured hopes of winning a place in the Texaco Cup next season. The first half lacked goals and also the edge of competition. the first 45 minutes passed by with little to excite those in attendance. Murdoch and Connelly were most impressive for Celtic and controlled the midfield.

All of Celtic’s goals came after the interval, the first only a minute after. McAlpine was distracted by Deans and was unable to hold a cross by Brogan. The ball broke to Jimmy Johnstone, who showed quick feet to score from close range. Bobby Lennox doubled the Celtic lead soon after. McNeill rose high to a Johnstone corner and headed forward. Almost on the goal-line Lennox had the simple task of back-heading the ball into the net. The third did not come until seven minutes from time when Dixie Deans ran through to score after being played through by Johnstone. A tired performance by United with only Rolland and Cameron gaining pass marks.

Squad Statistics (as at April 25th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 36 - 67 -
Doug Smith35 32249711
Frank Kopel23 8181
Jim Cameron25 3611871
Andy Rolland29 39819921
Jackie Copland25 29114113
George Fleming23 111111
Tommy Traynor28 325657
Billy Gray26 321321
Pat Gardner28 12 - 12 -
Kenny Cameron28 25811264
Archie Knox (sub)24 124124

League Table (as at April 25th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.