Celtic 6 Dundee Utd 2

After Tuesday night’s cheat session there was no way I was missing this.  A good bright start to the game from Celtic. Dundee Utd were set up to defend and catch us on the break which they done successfully when Armstrong scored against the run of play to make it 1 – 0 in 9 minutes after Charlie Mulgrew lost the ball to Mackay – Steven. No sooner had the game restarted when Big Efe scored the equaliser to make at 1- 1. Celtic then took the lead through Kris Commons after another good ball from Izzy who looked in top form today.
Forster pulled of a great save but seconds later the referee gave a penalty to Utd for nothing when Adam Mathews clearly takes the ball and not the man. However Forster saved the referee’s blushes by saving the penalty. Dundee Utd certainly up for a game, good to see.
Gary Hooper went for goal of the century when he spotted the Utd keeper slightly out of position and smacked one from a Par4: 420 yards 🙂 . Utd looking very sharp in attack with Mackay – Steven a big threat down the left but Forster and Celtic doing well.
Celtic went up 3 – 1 after 38 min’s when Joe Ledely scored after some ping pong action in the box. Celtic done really well to come back and take control of the game after conceding the first goal. No sign of a Champions league hangover. An entertaining first half ended 3 – 1 and Kris Common’s shot lands safely in a Siberian lake.
Good open start to the second half but not any clear chances. Celtic unlucky after Gary Hooper came close after an excellent move involving Ambrose and Commons. Within a minute Celtic get a penalty after Stokes goes down in the box. Looked like Stokes was taking the pen but instructions came from the dugout and Kris Commons took the pen and scored his second and Celtic’s forth.
Still early in the second half and it was end to end stuff with Forster saving with his feet from Mackay – Steven the ball then went back up the park for a corner to Celtic. This has been the best football  game of the season so far. John Rankin came close after 58 min’s when his shot beat Forster but just went by the post.
A well worked free kick see’s Mulgrew going close to making it 5 – 1. Even at 4 – 1 down Utd were still right up for the game which was a credit to them and their manager Jackie McNamara. Gary Hooper missed the target but in all fairness the Utd keeper done well to block him at the post. Celtic were now cruising.
Anthony Stokes made it 5 – 1 with a tremendous shot that left the keeper with no chance. Beram Kayal came on for Efe Ambrose with Mulgrew moving to centre half. Tam Rogic replaced Kris Commons  to make his Celtic Park debut. Daly went off for Gardyne after having a quiet game and Forrest replaced Wanyama.
Tam Rogic came close after a move which he started. From the corner Anthony Stokes made it 6 – 1 after being first to react to the keeper parrying the ball away. Celtic were now taking Utd to the cleaners. Hooper and Stokes both came close to increasing the rout. Izzy made his first bad pass of the game in the 90th minute. Guess who’s back ?
Johnny Russell scored Utd’s second goal after Mulgrew fell. The game finished Celtic 6 – Dundee Utd 2. Fantastic advert for Scottish football but Celtic showed they are just too strong for anyone else.
TCN Man of the Match: A tossup between Izzy and Commons so I’ll give it to Efe Ambrose for not hiding after Tuesday night. 🙂

Comments

  1. JasCam
    Thank you for the summary. I always looked forward to Blogger’s as I only have the audio on Celtic TV – known to be biased on occasion. Now that my obligations are completed both to God and my wife, or should that be the other way round, I am about to watch the game on CTV. I hope someone will continue where Blogger left off as I do enjoy the opinions of someone who has actually attended. I have come to appreciate that being present at the actual game in the stadium is a much different experience and provides totally divergent aspects of the play than the limitations of TV and more so audio commentaries do. I will comment further if I find my view differs from yours and you can put me straight. Otherwise, I will concentrate on my next piece of writing for discussion.
    H H

  2. JasCam
    Thank you for the summary. I always looked forward to Blogger’s as I only have the audio on Celtic TV – known to be biased on occasion. Now that my obligations are completed both to God and my wife, or should that be the other way round, I am about to watch the game on CTV. I hope someone will continue where Blogger left off as I do enjoy the opinions of someone who has actually attended. I have come to appreciate that being present at the actual game in the stadium is a much different experience and provides totally divergent aspects of the play than the limitations of TV and more so audio commentaries do. I will comment further if I find my view differs from yours and you can put me straight. Otherwise, I will concentrate on my next piece of writing for discussion.
    H H

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