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  • Date:06 May 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Tannadice Park
  • Attendance:1,144
  • Robertson (20)
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92:55 +2.55

Johnny Russell challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

92:10 +2.10

Willo Flood takes a short corner.

91:31 +1.31

Corner taken by Willo Flood played to the near post.

90:41 +0.41

Tony Watt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.

87:54

Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, save by Fraser Forster.

85:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Richie Ryan. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

83:10

Foul by John Rankin on Joe Ledley, free kick awarded. Mikael Lustig restarts play with the free kick.

82:51

John Rankin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

81:17

Garry Kenneth is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Gunning.

80:08

Shot from close in by Gary Hooper misses to the left of the target.

74:55

Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the right by-line, Joe Ledley challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.

74:42

The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Keith Watson.

72:00

Unfair challenge on Richie Ryan by Victor Wanyama results in a free kick. Johnny Russell takes the free kick.

70:23

Dylan McGeouch comes on in place of Scott Brown.

69:22

Unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Keith Watson results in a free kick. Emilio Izaguirre takes the free kick.

67:12

Johnny Russell on for Gary Mackay-Steven.

65:04

Keith Watson is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Neilson.

62:31

Foul by Scott Robertson on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. Kris Commons crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

61:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Rankin by Victor Wanyama. Victor Wanyama is cautioned. Robbie Neilson takes the direct free kick.

58:32

The ball is swung over by Tony Watt. The offside flag is raised against Charlie Mulgrew. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.

58:00

Corner taken right-footed by Kris Commons from the right by-line, Robbie Neilson manages to make a clearance.

54:56

Unfair challenge on Tony Watt by Sean Dillon results in a free kick. Victor Wanyama replaces Thomas Rogne. Joe Ledley takes the direct free kick.

51:03

Tony Watt takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

49:09

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line to the near post.

48:39

Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, clearance made by Robbie Neilson.

45:53 +0.53

Kris Commons takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.

45:01

Tony Watt comes on in place of Anthony Stokes.

44:39

Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Stokes from the right by-line, clearance made by Richie Ryan.

44:00

Gary Mackay-Steven fouled by Mikael Lustig, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.

42:39

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line, clearance made by Richie Ryan.

41:38

Thomas Rogne fouled by Willo Flood, the ref awards a free kick. Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

35:40

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

34:02

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Robbie Neilson gets a block in.

31:37

The referee blows for offside against Emilio Izaguirre. Robbie Neilson takes the free kick.

28:30

Corner taken by Kris Commons, Robbie Neilson makes a clearance.

23:50

Richie Ryan challenges Anthony Stokes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kris Commons.

20:12

Short corner worked by Gary Mackay-Steven, Scott Robertson grabs a headed goal from close range. Dundee Utd 1-0 Celtic.Assist by Paul Dixon.

16:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Dillon on Emilio Izaguirre. Free kick taken by Joe Ledley.

12:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Matthews by Gary Mackay-Steven. Mikael Lustig takes the free kick.

8:56

Corner from left by-line taken by Kris Commons.

1:01

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Daly. Paul Dixon crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Joe Ledley makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Lennon points to Celtic target Neil Lennon is looking for Celtic to finish off the season in style with two more wins, starting against Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday. The Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions beat St Johnstone 1-0 at Celtic Park on Thursday night to go on to 90 points, two short of their total last year when they finished second to Old Firm rivals Rangers. Manager Lennon hopes his side improve upon that tally by taking maximum points from Tayside and then at home to Hearts next week, where Celtic will be presented with the SPL trophy - although an improvement by just one point will be acceptable. "We would like 96 points ideally but if we get to 93 I will be very pleased," said the former Celtic skipper, named Clydesdale Bank Premier League manager of the month for April. "We still have two games to go. Tannadice is always a great venue to go and play and obviously we have Hearts at Celtic Park. "But we want to better last year and if we can win one more game we will have done that and I will be delighted." The Northern Irishman made seven changes for the visit of the Saints, leaving out Charlie Mulgrew, Adam Matthews, Glenn Loovens, Scott Brown and Georgios Samaras with number one keeper Fraser Forster and Gary Hooper starting on the bench. Lennon insists the comfortable if unspectacular win over Steve Lomas's Europa League contenders only confirmed his thoughts about his squad, as he looks to tinker again at Tannadice. "It's strong," he said. "They can cope. "I thought we were wasteful in the final third at times but some of our build-up play was very good. "I was pleased with Rabiu Ibrahim's contribution when he came on and I thought Dylan McGeouch had a good game so it has given me food for thought. "Emilio Izaguirre had another excellent game and looks back to his best and Kris Commons looks in good form at the minute so I'm delighted. "We are planning for next year. We still want to give the players the opportunity but in the meantime we still want to win games." Dundee United defender Barry Douglas admits he is desperate to feature against Celtic and help the club's fans forget all about their Ibrox agony in midweek. The United ace has been used only sparingly such has been the form of full-back Paul Dixon this season. But Douglas came on as a substitute at half-time away to Ally McCoist's men - a game that ended in a 5-0 defeat - and now he is eyeing a first-team start in this weekend's SPL meeting with the Hoops at Tannadice. Douglas said: "It was just good to get on and get some game-time under my belt. "That's what I've been needing and hopefully I can maybe get a start against Celtic now. "I want to play all the time obviously but I've just had to be patient as the boys have been doing really well recently with the exception of the Rangers game. "Any player who gets a chance has to try and take it so if it comes my way on Sunday I'll have to try my best to make an impression." Douglas insists the Tangerines can still feel the pain of their Rangers defeat and hopes they can use that a source of motivation to recover in style with a win over Lennon's Celtic. He said: "The boys are hurting. "Nobody likes to suffer that kind of defeat against anyone so we want to put it right. "It's a great game to look forward to. Celtic will come here as champions full of confidence so we'll have to be ready for the challenge. "The lads have been working hard in training over the past couple of days and we want to take that into Sunday's game. "We know when we've not done ourselves justice like the other night at Ibrox so we won't need any extra motivation come kick-off on Sunday." United defender Gavin Gunning is still fighting to return from a shoulder injury which has kept him out the last two games. Garry Kenneth and Johnny Russell are both doubts while Willo Flood is nursing a knock from the midweek defeat by Rangers. Milos Lacny (knee) remains on the sidelines.

Formation:451Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

Formation: 3412Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Dusan Pernis
  • Robbie Neilson
  • Sean Dillon
  • Gavin Gunning
  • Paul Dixon
  • Gary Mackay-Steven
  • Willo Flood
  • Scott Robertson
  • John Rankin
  • Richie Ryan
  • Jon Daly
  • SUBS
  • Steve Banks
  • Garry Kenneth
  • Danny Swanson
  • Keith Watson
  • Johnny Russell
  • Stuart Armstrong
  • Ryan Dow

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Form Guide

    WWLWDL
  • Dundee Utd
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • LWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 14/01/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 04/12/2011
  • Celtic
  • 5 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 13/08/2011
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 01/05/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 13/02/2011
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 20/11/2010

Top Scorers

Dundee Utd

  • J Daly 17
  • J Russell 8
  • S Robertson 5
  • J Rankin 4
  • G Mackay-Steven 4
  • P Dixon 3
  • D Swanson 3
  • G Gunning 2
  • W Flood 1
  • K Watson 1
  • B Douglas 1
  • M Lacny 1
  • S Armstrong 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 19
  • A Stokes 12
  • C Mulgrew 8
  • J Ledley 7
  • J Forrest 7
  • S Ki 6
  • G Samaras 4
  • V Wanyama 4
  • S Brown 2
  • T Watt 2
  • K Commons 1
  • G Loovens 1
  • D Cha 1
  • B El Kaddouri 1
  • T Rogne 1
  • D McGeouch 1

Goals

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 109
    • Goals per game 59
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 129
    • Goals per game 79
  • 8 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 15 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 14 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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