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  • Date:02 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:47,386
  • Mulgrew (90)
    Mulgrew (90)
  • Armstrong (37)

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

90:27 +0.27

Charlie Mulgrew grabs a goal with a headed effort. Celtic 1-1 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Emilio Izaguirre.


Mark Wilson takes the free kick.


Mikael Lustig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin.


Free kick taken by Virgil van Dijk.


John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown.


Free kick taken by James Forrest.


Ryan Dow comes on in place of Gary Mackay-Steven.


Scott Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong.


Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikael Lustig by Stuart Armstrong.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Derk Boerrigter.


Clearance made by Andrew Robertson.


(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with David Goodwillie coming on for Brian Graham.


Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.


Scott Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven.


Brian Graham is ruled offside.


Clearance by John Rankin.


Derk Boerrigter comes on in place of Joe Ledley.


Emilio Izaguirre has an effort at goal. Radoslaw Cierzniak safely holds on.


Header at goal by Anthony Stokes misses to the right.


The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre.


Teemu Pukki takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.


The ball is swung over by Nadir Ciftci.


Morgaro Gomis leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Paton.


The ball is delivered by Gary Mackay-Steven.


Teemu Pukki comes on in place of Amido Balde.


Gary Mackay-Steven produces a cross.


Free kick crossed by Andrew Robertson.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Ledley on Gary Mackay-Steven.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Charlie Mulgrew produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.


Unfair challenge on James Forrest by Morgaro Gomis results in a free kick.


Header at goal by Virgil van Dijk to the left of the net.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.


Anthony Stokes takes a weak shot and went wide left of the target.


Booking for Morgaro Gomis for unsporting behaviour.


Mikael Lustig comes on in place of Darnell Fisher.

The second half begins.

The first half comes to an end.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.


Clearance made by John Souttar.


James Forrest has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Gavin Gunning gets a block in.


Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Gary Mackay-Steven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley.


Stuart Armstrong scores a left footed goal. Celtic 0-1 Dundee Utd.Nadir Ciftci provided the assist for the goal.


Emilio Izaguirre concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven.


Corner taken by Anthony Stokes.


Morgaro Gomis restarts play with the free kick.


Anthony Stokes concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Gunning.


Corner taken by Mark Wilson from the left by-line.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line.


Charlie Mulgrew gets a header at goal.


A cross is delivered by Darnell Fisher.


Centre by Darnell Fisher.


Mark Wilson produces a cross.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.


Foul by Virgil van Dijk on Gavin Gunning, free kick awarded.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Morgaro Gomis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes.


Shot by Anthony Stokes went wide right of the net.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

McNamara eyes Parkhead lift Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has challenged his side to put a controversial League Cup exit behind them and show their true colours at Celtic on Saturday. A first-half flare-up at Inverness saw Nadir Ciftci sent off after reacting angrily to a Richie Foran tackle on Gary Mackay-Steven that sparked a melee. The 21-year-old Turkish striker has since been accused by the Scottish Football Association of grabbing assistant referee Gavin Harris "by the throat" and an opposition player "by the face", and he could face a long suspension. He is disputed his sending-off and must make his case on that issue and respond to the accusations of excessive misconduct in a hearing next Thursday. Ciftci is available for the trip to Parkhead and McNamara must decide whether to select him. The United boss has no plans to change his team's style of play for the Premiership clash with the champions, but after a 2-1 defeat in the Highlands he hopes for better in Glasgow. The Tangerines have won many admirers already this season with their brand of exciting football which last weekend saw them tear St Mirren apart 4-0 at Tannadice. McNamara said: "We're looking forward to going to Celtic Park and we'll approach it like we do any other game. "That's when we're at our best and we'll try to show that again on Saturday. "We have some very good forward-thinking players who can cause any team problems on their day. "This is a great stage to go and play at and hopefully it can bring out the best in us." McNamara has told his players to forget about their cup exit and focus on tackling Neil Lennon's men, saying: "What's done is done now. "We wanted to progress in the cup but it wasn't to be unfortunately. "It's about moving on and trying to get a positive result in the next game. "Celtic are a quality side but as always we'll focus on ourselves and stick to the things we're good at. "We've been playing quite well in the league recently so it's a case of trying to keep that going. "There were a lot of positives to take from our win over St Mirren but this is a different type of challenge away from home. "The players are all looking forward to it and so they should be with what's at stake." United have a slight doubt over goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak who is carrying an ankle injury from the Inverness game. Defender Andrew Robertson has been suffering from a dead leg but should be available. Georgios Samaras is a major doubt for Celtic after having stitches in a knee injury sustained last week at Partick Thistle. Midfielder Joe Ledley did not train on Friday due to a back problem but should be okay and left-back Emilio Izaguire has recovered from a head knock picked up against Thistle. James Forrest (ankle), Charlie Mulgrew (heel) and Derk Boerrigter (ankle) are back in contention, and while Kris Commons (hamstring) should be back for the Champions League game against Ajax in Amsterdam next Wednesday night, he is unlikely to feature against United. Celtic's Champions League hopes suffered a blow on Friday as captain Scott Brown's appeal against the length of his suspension was dismissed by UEFA. The midfielder was banned for two matches on top of his automatic one-game suspension for being sent off in the Group H clash against Barcelona on October 1, when he flicked a leg out at Neymar after fouling the Brazilian. Brown missed the home game against Ajax as a result and travelled to Geneva to plead his case to UEFA's appeals committee, eager for the chance to return early. However, that appeal was unsuccessful and the Scotland international will sit out the return game against Ajax next Wednesday and the visit of AC Milan later in the month. Celtic manager Neil Lennon said: "It has been turned down. We didn't win the appeal. It is disappointing because we thought we had a good case. "He will be flying back and meeting up with the squad tonight (Friday). I feel the ban is excessive for a misdemeanour, or whatever you want to call it. "I am sure we had a fair hearing but it wasn't to be. It is a blow for us and for Scott and we will just have to deal with it."

Formation:433Manager: Neil Lennon


Formation: 4231Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Fraser Forster
  • Darnell Fisher
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Scott Brown
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Joe Ledley
  • James Forrest
  • Amido Balde
  • Anthony Stokes
  • SUBS
  • Nir Biton
  • Derk Boerrigter
  • Tom Rogic
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Beram Kayal



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 31/08/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 4
  • Celtic
  • 19/05/2013
  • Celtic
  • 6 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 16/02/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 22/01/2013
  • Dundee Utd
  • 2 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 04/11/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 06/05/2012

Top Scorers


  • A Stokes 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • K Commons 2
  • C Mulgrew 2
  • T Pukki 2
  • J Forrest 2
  • A Balde 2
  • A Matthews 1

Dundee Utd

  • N Ciftci 4
  • S Armstrong 3
  • R Gauld 2
  • K Watson 1
  • D Goodwillie 1
  • G Mackay-Steven 1
  • C Erskine 1
  • A Robertson 1



    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 22
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins