Celtic 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 15th, 1986
Parkhead. Att. 31,323
3:00 PM Kick-off

Maurice Johnston (81) None.

Team Managers
David Hay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Peter Grant
Derek Whyte
Roy Aitken
Pierce O'Leary
Murdo McLeod
Brian McClair
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Tony Shepherd
Alan McInally
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Chris Sulley
Dave Beaumont
Eamonn Bannon
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher

Mark McGhee
Danny McGrain
Ian Redford
Tommy Coyne

Mark McGhee for Tony Shepherd (70) Tommy Coyne for Iain Ferguson (59)

Murdo McLeod (62)
Peter Grant (67)
Dave Bowman (62)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)

Match Report

Our excellent recent record at Parkhead was always under threat with Paul Hegarty and Dave Narey’s continued absence and there was the additional blow of Jim McInally being under suspension. As it turned out we were only nine minutes away from escaping with a point with Celtic displaying their vast array of attacking talent. The reason it took the Parkhead side so long to make the breakthrough was down almost entirety to a flawless performance by Billy Thomson in goal. Billy produced many fine saves, notably when he turned a Johnston header on to the post just before halftime.

He had, however, no chance when Celtic did score. Peter Grant’s through ball found Mo Johnston in the clear and Scotland’s leading scorer ran on to shoot low past Billy from just inside the penalty area. Five minutes later we almost snatched an equaliser when Kevin Gallacher sent over an inviting cross which Tommy Coyne flicked past Bonner but Grant made a goal-line stop. In the end it had to be conceded that Celtic deserved the points that opened up a four point lead for them at the top of the table.

Squad Statistics (as at November 15th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis60 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Chris Sulley64 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Tommy Coyne (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at November 15th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.