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Sean Dillon scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Celtic 1-1 Dundee Utd.Assist by Barry Douglas.
Shaun Maloney challenges Barry Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
Georgios Samaras challenges Keith Watson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.
(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Efrain Juarez coming on for Gary Hooper.
Efrain Juarez replaces Gary Hooper.
The referee shows Daniel Majstorovic a yellow card. Daniel Majstorovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Indirect free kick taken by Prince Buaben.
The referee blows for offside against David Goodwillie. Indirect free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
Patrick McCourt challenges Daniel Swanson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
Morgaro Gomis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki. Indirect free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Morgaro Gomis takes a shot. Fraser Forster makes a save.
David Goodwillie sends in a cross, Thomas Rogne manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Douglas, Joe Ledley takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sung-Yeung Ki. Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Douglas, Fraser Forster makes a save.
Patrick McCourt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daryl Murphy. Header by Daniel Majstorovic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Shaun Maloney fouled by Garry Kenneth, the ref awards a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas, Headed effort from close range by Garry Kenneth goes wide left of the goal.
David Goodwillie delivers the ball, Du-Ri Cha manages to make a clearance.
Georgios Samaras comes on in place of Niall McGinn.
(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Georgios Samaras coming on for Niall McGinn.
A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Hooper on Garry Kenneth. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Booking for Daniel Swanson for dissent. Garry Kenneth is booked.
Scott Robertson goes off and Daniel Swanson comes on.
Du-Ri Cha produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Paul Dixon on Niall McGinn, free kick awarded. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.
The official flags Barry Douglas offside. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.
Jon Daly on for Johnny Russell.
Outswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance.
Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis. Corner from the right by-line taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
Scott Robertson challenges Shaun Maloney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.
Sung-Yeung Ki has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Dillon. Sean Dillon restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Barry Douglas, clearance by Thomas Rogne.
Effort from the edge of the area by Niall McGinn goes wide of the left-hand post.
Morgaro Gomis is penalised for a handball. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.
Barry Douglas is booked. A cross is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, Dusan Pernis manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Du-Ri Cha by Barry Douglas. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by Dusan Pernis. Unfair challenge on Du-Ri Cha by Barry Douglas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.
The ball is swung over by Shaun Maloney, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
Sung-Yeung Ki takes the outswinging corner, Paul Dixon manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Sung-Yeung Ki, blocked by Garry Kenneth.
Effort on goal by Niall McGinn from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
A cross is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
The offside flag is raised against David Goodwillie. Du-Ri Cha takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Dusan Pernis manages to make a clearance.
Niall McGinn crosses the ball, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Douglas on Du-Ri Cha. Du-Ri Cha takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Niall McGinn from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Goodwillie on Daniel Majstorovic. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.
Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
Niall McGinn crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Joe Ledley from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Gary Hooper takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre.
Niall McGinn delivers the ball, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by Barry Douglas.
Emilio Izaguirre sends in a cross, clearance by Sean Dillon.
The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, blocked by Keith Watson.
The ball is crossed by Du-Ri Cha, Niall McGinn takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Goodwillie. Daniel Majstorovic takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Niall McGinn, save by Dusan Pernis.
Centre by Niall McGinn, Paul Dixon gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
Shot from 6 yards by Gary Hooper. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
Gary Hooper scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Dundee Utd.Shaun Maloney provided the assist for the goal.
Niall McGinn delivers the ball, Paul Dixon gets a block in.
Daniel Majstorovic fouled by David Goodwillie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.
The referee blows for offside. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Barry Douglas is caught offside. Du-Ri Cha restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Daryl Murphy offside. Sean Dillon takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Du-Ri Cha, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dusan Pernis by Gary Hooper. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
Daryl Murphy sends in a cross, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
David Goodwillie crosses the ball, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.
Sean Dillon concedes a free kick for a foul on Niall McGinn. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick. Corner taken by Emilio Izaguirre from the left by-line played to the near post. Corner taken left-footed by Emilio Izaguirre, Paul Dixon manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Daryl Murphy. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick.
The referee gets the match started.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Stokes misses out for Hoops
Anthony Stokes will miss Celtic`s Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Dundee United at Parkhead after picking up a virus.
Midfielder Joe Ledley returns from a one-game suspension served against St Mirren last week.
Long-term injured Scott Brown (foot), Beram Kayal (groin) and James Forrest (ankle) are still out.
Boss Neil Lennon is preparing his side for the visit of United which is sure to revive memories of the controversial match between the sides on Tayside last month.
The Irishman though denied there was a problem between United boss Peter Houston and himself.
After his side lost to a late Gary Hooper goal in their last meeting, the Scotland assistant manager had a swipe at Lennon for his enthusiastic celebrations, saying: "Celtic backroom staff celebrated as if they had won the league. I'm going to start running 30 yards down the track when we score a goal. Celtic seem to get away with it."
And near the end of last season, after Celtic had won 2-0 at Tannadice, Houston rebutted the Celtic manager`s claim after the game that only his team had tried to play football.
However, Lennon denied there was anything between the two men.
"Not that I know of," he said.
"Emotions run high immediately after games and we all do and say things that maybe we shouldn't and I am as guilty of that as anyone.
"Again I don't think I did much wrong (at Tannadice).
"I did apologise for not taking the time to shake Peter's hand after the game.
"I think that might have upset him more than anything else and I totally understand it."
Dundee United are without winger Craig Conway.
The Scotland international underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out for up to six weeks.
He will be joined in the stands by Darren Dods (knee), Scott Severin (ankle) and Mihael Kovacevic (knee), while boss Peter Houston has a doubt over Scott Robertson (calf).
Danny Swanson and Jon Daly, who have been struggling in recent weeks, have completed a full week of training so come into contention for a starting place.
Youngster Stuart Armstrong is also added to the squad.
Boss Houston hopes the game is remembered for all the right reasons.
He said: "Last time we played them it was a fantastic game and it took until the dying minutes for Celtic to get the winner.
"In the furore that has followed I think that has been lost a bit and nobody has really talked about how well both teams played.
"It was a fantastic game, full of open football. This one is at Parkhead so we're expecting Celtic to have a lot of the ball and attack us.
"But our players have no fear and we'll be trying to create problems for them.
"This is the kind of challenge our players look forward to. We know what it's all about, Celtic will try to dominate us, we've got to stand firm when that happens and then look for openings of our own.
"I think we've got the right to believe we can go there and get something. If my players are strong and brave, like they have been so often in the past for me, then they're certainly good enough.
"I was delighted with the performance against Kilmarnock last weekend and if I get one similar this time round then we won't be far away."
Hoops held after Dillon late show
Sean Dillon's dramatic equaliser in the third minute of added time gave Dundee United a 1-1 draw against Celtic at Parkhead and put a dent in the Hoops' Clydesdale Bank Premier League title hopes.
Tannadice striker David Goodwillie had missed an early one-on-one with Celtic keeper Fraser Forster before Gary Hooper drove past Dusan Pernis in the 23rd minute for his 11th goal of the season.
It looked a long way back for United at the break but as the second half unfolded and Neil Lennon's side failed to get the clinching second, the Parkhead nerves began to jangle.
However it looked as if Celtic would hang on but with added time almost up, Dillon knocked in a floated free-kick from Barry Douglas to stun the home fans and keep Celtic three points behind Rangers at the top of the table.
It was a blow for the home side who, after watching Rangers win at Kilmarnock earlier in the day, were looking to keep right on their tails.
With striker Anthony Stokes out with a virus, Daryl Murphy returned to partner Hooper.
Midfielder Joe Ledley returned from suspension to replace Efrain Juarez who dropped to the bench.
United boss Peter Houston kept the same side which drew with Kilmarnock last week with Goodwillie leading the line.
The last meeting between the teams at Tannadice in October saw referee Dougie McDonald rescind a penalty award for Celtic which initiated a spat between the Parkhead club and the Scottish Football Association which had not yet been resolved by kick-off.
However, there was no such controversy in this game in which Celtic started strongly.
In the third minute Emilio Izaguirre's corner from the left was met by stopper Daniel Majstorovic whose wayward header arrived at Murphy almost on the byeline, and he headed off the post before the danger was cleared.
But Goodwillie missed a great chance two minutes later when Johnny Russell sent him racing through clear on goal with the Hoops defence missing.
The United striker, who made his Scotland debut as substitute in the 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands at Pittodrie in midweek, was too casual in his finish with his chip going past Forster's left-hand post.
The Taysiders looked dangerous going forward but in the 23rd minute Celtic got the breakthrough and there was no surprise that Hooper was the scorer.
The former Scunthorpe striker notched twice in the win against United in the controversial meeting last month and came up with a last-gasp winner at St Mirren last week.
After Tannadice skipper Garry Kenneth failed to clear his lines in the box the ball fell to Hoops captain Shaun Maloney who cut the ball back for Hooper, who, from 14 yards, turned and drove high in the net past Dusan Pernis.
Four minutes later Hooper should have made it two nil from four yards after being set up by the impressive Izaguirre but Pernis somehow managed to save the striker's volley on the line and the ball was escorted to safety.
It was all Celtic and in the 37th minute Pernis had to make another save from Hooper after the Englishman had latched on to Paul Dixon's poor pass to race in to the box, moments before Ledley blazed over the bar from the edge of the box.
Five minutes from the break, with the home side still on top, Celtic wide-man Niall McGinn came inside to fire a drive inches over the bar.
McGinn drove over the bar from the edge of the box two minutes after the restart as Celtic took control again.
United appeared sapped of real belief as the home side moved incessantly towards Pernis.
However, in the 52nd minute, with most of the Parkhead players camped around the United box, Goodwillie again broke free down the right but he failed to lift his head to see the unmarked Morgaro Gomis in support and was crowded out in the end, only winning a corner which came to nothing.
Things were rather quiet until 10 minutes later when Hooper took a McGinn pass and forced another good save from Pernis with a right-footed drive from inside the box, Celtic again failing to capitalise from the corner.
In the 71st minute, in a United breakaway, Goodwillie was bundled to the ground at the edge of the box by Majstorovic after he had tried to control Gomis's pass but referee Mike Tumilty ruled that there had been no infringement.
Kenneth missed the target twice with close-range headers as United pushed for the equaliser before Tannadice midfielder Prince Buaben cleared Ledley's shot off the line in a Celtic breakaway.
However, in the third minute of added time, Dillon dramatically headed in a Douglas free-kick from close range to give United a well-deserved point.
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