Dundee Utd 1
Celtic 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 11th, 1976
Tannadice Park. Att. 13,454
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gordon G Wallace (20)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Stein

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Andy Rolland
3. Frank Kopel
4. George Fleming
5. Alex Rennie
6. Dave Narey
7. Paul Sturrock
8. Gordon G Wallace
9. Paul Hegarty
10. Tom McAdam
11. Graeme Payne
Peter Latchford .1
Danny McGrain .2
Roddie MacDonald .3
Pat McCluskey .4
Andy Lynch .5
Pat Stanton .6
Ronnie Glavin .7
Tommy Burns .8
Johnny Doyle .9
Kenny Dalglish .10
Paul Wilson .11

12. Derek Addison
14. Allan Forsyth
Bobby Lennox .12
Roy Aitken .14

None. Bobby Lennox for Paul Wilson (66)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)
A G Huett (Edinburgh) & W Christie (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

It was third time luck for United, who having already played the Glasgow side twice in the early weeks of the season finally notched a victory over the hoops. Having lost and drawn the first two matches with Celtic, there was an air of hope rather than expectation when they visited Tannadice on this sunny afternoon.However, the Parkhead side with Dalglish leading the line were sent packing back to Glasgow with no points or goals. Over 13,000 fans turned up to witness a 1-0 win for the home side.

It was Gordon Wallace who scored the winning goal. It arrived in the 20th minute in front of the shed. United had to survive a number of scares in the remaining 70 minutes but held on for a precious win.

The photo (top left) shows Graeme Payne jumping on Paul Hegarty's shoulders as they celebrate the winning goal from Wallace. Below are United team mates, McAdam and Wallace and dejected Celtic players, McCluskey, Lynch, Glavin and McDonald.

Squad Statistics (as at September 11th, 1976)

1976-77 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)28 1012422
Dave Narey20 10 - 11211
Frank Kopel27 10 - 1977
Alex Rennie27 10 - 451
Paul Hegarty22 1037218
Andy Rolland33 10 - 37934
George Fleming27 10118720
Gordon G Wallace33 3232
Paul Sturrock19 814912
Graeme Payne20 10 - 835
Tom McAdam22 923815

League Table (as at September 11th, 1976)

No league table has been added for this season.