Dundee Utd 2
Celtic 2
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 13th, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 20,181
3:00 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (64)
Kevin Gallacher (85)
Brian McClair (3)
Paul McStay (24)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
David Hay

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Pat Bonner
Willie McStay
Derek Whyte
Roy Aitken
Paul McGugan
Peter Grant
Brian McClair
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Murdo McLeod
Tony Shepherd

Dave Bowman
Ralph Milne
Owen Archdeacon
Alan McInally

Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (44)
Dave Bowman for Iain Ferguson (76)
Alan McInally for Tony Shepherd (64)

Maurice Malpas (33)
Gary McGinnis (60)
Roy Aitken (15)
Paul McStay (43)
Derek Whyte (75)
Paul McGugan (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Don McVicar (Carluke) (Referee)

Match Report

A tale of two halves, a cliche that may be, but it perfectly describes yet another compelling fixture between the two rivals. Celtic got off to the perfect start thanks to an early strike by Brian McClair. A corner was headed clear but only to McGugan who headed down and McClair hooked the ball past Billy Thomson. An uncharacteristic mistake by Paul Hegarty gave Celtic a two goal lead. Maurice Johnston sent in a low cross from the right, the ball went through the United skippers legs and the incoming Paul McStay swept the ball into the far corner.

At the start of the second half Dave Beaumont was in midfield and Gary McGinnis at left-back and we gradually began to take the initiative from Celtic. Bonner denied Paul Sturrock but we got back in the game when Ralph Milne hammered in a low cross after his shot had been blocked and Iain Ferguson crashed in his 50th League goal. The pressure on the Celtic goal was stepped up and Paul Sturrock went very close after being superbly put clear by Eamonn Bannon. An equaliser looked more and more likely and it came with five minutes left. Ralph Milne in the clear had his shot blocked by Bonner, Eamonn Bannon's return header was cleared on the line but Kevin Gallacher was on the spot to drive home a deserved equaliser.

Squad Statistics (as at September 13th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis60 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman (sub)60 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at September 13th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.