Thursday, December 27, 2007

Celtic FC Finally Return To Winning Ways

Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tannadice, Dundee


(Vennegoor of Hesselink 68, McManus 75)

DUNDEE UNITED (4-5-1) Szamotulski; Dillon, Wilkie, Dods, Flood; D. Robertson (Conway 59), Gomis, Buaben, Robson, Hunt; J. Robertson
Subs not used: McLean, Kerr, Cameron, Kenneth, Duff, Dow

CELTIC (4-4-2) M.Brown; Caldwell, Balde, McManus, Naylor; McGeady, S.Brown, Hartley, Jarosik (Donati 72); McDonald, Vennegoor of Hesselink
Subs not used:McGovern, O’Dea, Sno, Killen, Caddis, Riordan

Attendance: 12, 357

CELTIC produced a superb second-half display to sweep past Dundee United and emerge from this Boxing Day cracker with a hard-fought win.

Dutch hitman Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scored his 10th goal of the season midway through the second half to put Celtic ahead and Stephen McManus sealed the three points.

The win ensures Celtic stay two points clear at the top of the SPL, while a clean sheet was another pleasing aspect from a hugely satisfying 90 minutes.

Bobo Balde made his first competitive start for Celtic in 12 months after being handed a recall by Hoops boss Strachan. Steven Pressley made way for the Guinean defender, who had last featured against Dundee United on Boxing Day 2006.

Jiri Jarosik, who came off the bench to score Celtic’s equaliser against Hibernian on Saturday, also returned to the Hoops starting XI, with Massimo Donati dropping out.


Its about damn time they returned to form. . . . . Next up, Gretna, where they should continue their winning ways!

'Mon The Hoops!!


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