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Mark Millar is brought on as a substitute for Johnny Russell.
Efe Ambrose heads into his own net. Dundee Utd 2-2 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Barry Douglas.
The ball is swung over by Barry Douglas.
Gary Mackay-Steven grabs a goal from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-2 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Rudi Skacel.
Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, Fraser Forster makes a save.
Patrick McCourt challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.
Patrick McCourt takes a short corner.
Inswinging corner taken by Willo Flood.
Patrick McCourt on for Kris Commons.
The referee cautions Tony Watt for unsporting behaviour.
Tony Watt grabs a goal from just inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-2 Celtic.
Scott Brown challenges Gary Mackay-Steven unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Brown receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Barry Douglas from left channel, Radoslaw Cierzniak manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the left by-line to the near post, Willo Flood makes a clearance.
Victor Wanyama crosses the ball, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.
Corner from right by-line taken by Kris Commons.
Corner taken by Kelvin Wilson, Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.
Rudi Skacel replaces Stuart Armstrong.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kris Commons, Jon Daly makes a clearance.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Clearance by Sean Dillon.
Corner taken short by Kris Commons,
The referee shows Nicolas Fedor Miku a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Nicolas Fedor Miku finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 Celtic.Assist by Tony Watt.
Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons.
The ball is swung over by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Corner taken by Kris Commons.
Richie Ryan leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Mackay-Steven.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Willo Flood.
Foul by Efe Ambrose on Jon Daly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Armstrong on Adam Matthews. Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.
Joe Ledley produces a cross.
Foul by Victor Wanyama on John Rankin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Victor Wanyama goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Victor Wanyama is penalised for a handball. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
Willo Flood is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.
The ball is sent over by John Rankin, Willo Flood takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.
Emilio Izaguirre leaves the field to be replaced by Nicolas Fedor Miku.
The ball is delivered by Keith Watson.
Foul by Adam Matthews on Stuart Armstrong, free kick awarded. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Jon Daly on Victor Wanyama, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.
Shot by Emilio Izaguirre from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Kris Commons.
Scott Brown is caught offside. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.
Richie Ryan concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Brown. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Charlie Mulgrew, save by Fraser Forster.
The ball is crossed by Adam Matthews, Scott Brown has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Adam Matthews from the left by-line played to the near post.
Kris Commons takes a short corner, Willo Flood manages to make a clearance.
Keith Watson fouled by Adam Matthews, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Watson.
Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Stuart Armstrong results in a free kick. Adam Matthews takes the free kick.
Stuart Armstrong has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Emilio Izaguirre is given a yellow card.
Stuart Armstrong fouled by Adam Matthews, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Gavin Gunning, save by Fraser Forster.
Foul by Joe Ledley on Richie Ryan, free kick awarded. Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on Joe Ledley. Adam Matthews takes the direct free kick.
Tony Watt crosses the ball.
Willo Flood takes a short corner, clearance made by Emilio Izaguirre.
Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the right by-line, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Tony Watt. Keith Watson takes the free kick.
Efe Ambrose replaces Thomas Rogne.
Victor Wanyama concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell. Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Richie Ryan.
Adam Matthews takes the outswinging corner, clearance by John Rankin.
Kris Commons delivers a inswinging corner to centre.
Joe Ledley fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Rogne.
Tony Watt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Gavin Gunning restarts play with the free kick.
Charlie Mulgrew challenges Richie Ryan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
Kris Commons delivers the ball, clearance made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Shot from just outside the box by Victor Wanyama misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on Scott Brown. Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Wanyama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Barry Douglas takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Jon Daly. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Willo Flood.
Lennon wary of United challenge
Neil Lennon is wary of Dundee United ahead of Sunday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Tannadice despite the Taysiders struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Peter Houston's side have only 12 points from nine games this season and were knocked out of the Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final by Hearts on penalties in midweek.
However, the Celtic boss is not taking much notice of statistics or of their cup exit.
"Dundee United are a good team, they always come on strong in the second half of the season," he said.
"I think they are better off than they were last year which is ominous for a lot of clubs.
"I expect it to be fraught, I expect it to be played at a very good tempo and with no little skill either.
"I don't think there is much between the teams in the SPL.
"I think we are a little bit better in terms of quality and depth of squad but we have to find a consistent run of games and try to break away from the rest if we can.
"But it is very competitive and some of the games have been good to watch."
Celtic go into the game buoyed by their 5-0 home win over St Johnstone in the Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night.
The Parkhead side will go into the semi-final draw on Thursday with Hearts, St Mirren and Inverness, who beat Irn-Bru Third Division Rangers 3-0 at Ibrox on Wednesday night to inadvertently reduce the chances of an Old Firm clash this season.
Lennon, though, played down the importance of a game against their old rivals.
He said: "Inverness are probably one of the form teams in Scotland and I thought they might prevail in the game and it proved to be the case.
"I have my own agenda here at Celtic. Rangers are in a different league from us, it is not on my list of priorities to play them.
"If they keep winning in competitions and we keep winning we are going to play them sooner or later.
"It won't happen in the League Cup, it might in the Scottish Cup and if it does then fine we will deal with it then but I have a lot more to think about than that."
Hoops skipper Scott Brown is in the Celtic squad having been battling with a hip problem this season. It was believed Lennon might leave him out with a view to next Wednesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona.
Georgios Samaras (ankle) and James Forrest (hamstring) are unlikely to feature.
Dundee United captain Jon Daly is a doubt after getting a kick on the calf in the club's midweek cup defeat against Hearts.
Defender Gregory Vignal is still sidelined after his recent hamstring tear.
But winger Gary Mackay-Steven is in contention for a start after coming off the bench against Hearts in his long-awaited comeback following knee surgery.
Dundee United manager Peter Houston believes facing Celtic is the ideal fixture for his side following their cup exit.
The Taysiders host Neil Lennon's side on Sunday looking to get over their midweek Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final defeat by Hearts on a penalty shoot-out.
United are now turning their attentions back to SPL business with Houston hoping the visit of the Glasgow giants can bring out the best in his own side in their efforts to climb the table.
Houston said: "These are always good games to be involved in.
"In many ways, it's probably the right kind of fixture for us in the wake of our cup defeat to Hearts.
"It's not as though we're coming up against a so-called smaller club when we're expected to win being at Tannadice.
"We know it will be very difficult against a really good Celtic side but we've got to give it a go.
"I was more disappointed with the manner in which we lost to Hearts by not playing well like we know we can.
"But the players won't need motivation come Sunday as there will be a big crowd and a good atmosphere to get them going."
United have picked up in the league recently by drawing with on-form Aberdeen and winning away to St Mirren after previously going four games without a goal.
Houston hopes they can rediscover that sort of form as they aim to prove Wednesday's cup exit was a blip.
He said: "We've definitely picked up of late by going back to basics.
"Aberdeen have been on form in the league recently and we drew with them while we worked very hard to overcome St Mirren.
"The league is our bread and butter so we want to pick up more points although Celtic are a team who're getting better and have quality everywhere."
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