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By Andy Campbell

1435: Well that's it from me. Thank you for all your contributions and please visit the site again to watch highlights of this match, available from midnight tonight. Highlights of Saturday's SPL games will be available on the site from 1800 GMT this evening.

My Sport
A_A on My Sport says: "YES UNITED GET IN THERE! I truly hope they can restore some belief in Scottish football and finish in first place (forget second, go for the win Wnited)."

My Sport
REPUBLIC OF LIVERPOOL on My Sport says: "Mowbray needs to sort that defence out quick, can't remember a season start like this."

1422: The referee blows the final whistle to end a dramatic match. United coming from behind to beat Celtic for the first time since August 1999. Celtic remain second in the Scottish Premier League table while United go level on points with third-place Hibernian.

Full time
FULL-TIME Dundee United 2-1 Celtic

1421: The match is deep into injury time now. Can Celtic find a leveller or will United see out the win?

1419: Another Danny Swanson corner provides a goal as Darren Dods heads the ball past Lukasz Zaluska.

GOAL Dundee United 2-1 Celtic

1418: Danny Swanson's 30-yard free-kick is beaten away by Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska.

1415: Niall McGinn slams the ball into the net but the midfielder had already been flagged offside.

"Both sides are going to have a real go at each other." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1412: Danny Swanson swings in a corner and the unmarked Jon Daly bullets a header into the net. The striker scoring in his first appearance of the season.

GOAL Dundee United 1-1 Celtic

1410: Final substitution for Celtic as Niall McGinn comes on for Scott McDonald

1404: Should the scores stay the same, Celtic will return to the top of the Scottish Premier League.

1402: Jon Daly almost makes an immediate impact as he heads over with the goal gaping but the offside flag was up in any event.

1402: Third substitution for United with Jon Daly replacing Damian Casalinuovo.

1400: Barry Robson sends Nicky Weaver the wrong way to find the net. It's Robson's first goal of the season and his first against former club United.

GOAL Dundee United 0-1 Celtic

Yellow card
1359: Celtic are awarded a penalty after Barry Robson is felled by Darren Dods, who is booked.

1358: Jennison Myrie-Williams and Danny Fox are spoken to by referee Dougie McDonald after an altercation off the ball.

1356: Georgios Samaras collects Barry Robson's raking cross at the back post but Andy Webster nicks the ball away to safety.

1355: Jennison Myrie-Williams gets to the by-line and cuts the ball back but Gary Caldwell makes an important saving challenge.

1353: Stubborn defending by United halts Scott McDonald's progress towards goal.

1351: Dundee United make a double substitution with Danny Swanson and David Goodwillie coming on in place of Craig Conway and Danny Cadamarteri

1350: Scott McDonald cannot get on the end of Georgios Samaras' driven cross.

1347: Celtic make a substitution with Georgios Samaras and replacing Marc-Antoine Fortune.

Someone has struck the woodwork
1342: Darren Dods heads a corner back across goal and Mihael Kovacevic nods the ball against the Celtic crossbar.

1341:Prince Buaben belts a shot towards goal and Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska denies his former club with a save.

1339: Gary Caldwell chips to the back post and Marc-Antoine Fortune leisurely brings the ball down before seeing his shot smothered by Nicky Weaver.

1337: Jennison Myrie-Williams meanders towards the penalty area and drags a shot wide of the Celtic goal.

"You just wonder if Tony Mowbray will think about bringing Niall McGinn on to change the pace of the match." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1334: The second half kicks off with no changes made to either side.

My Sport
sgtpeppersabbeyroad on My Sport says: "Fortune looks like a player with no self-belief at the moment, hopefully he will come good in the second half but how long before Samaras comes on?"

1330: Second half is on its way. Can either side make the breakthrough after the break?

My Sport
Sky Blue Bally Kid on My Sport says: "Celtic will really have to make more of the space they are getting on the wings and in behind United's defence. For all the pressure, Weaver's only made one save."

My Sport
2o-DeMoN-o9 on My Sport says: "This match is nothing, it's all about the MG ALBA Cup in Scotland today, Dundee vs. Inverness CT, that's where all the fun will be, free on the BBC!"

Remember the Dundee v Inverness game is live on BBC ALBA and there will be commentary from McDiarmid Park on BBC Radio Scotland 810 MW and online.

1317: An extremely competitive first half draws to a close to give us all a bit of a breather.

Half time
HALF-TIME Dundee United 0-0 Celtic

Yellow card
1315: Landry N'Guemo's dangerous free-kick is headed clear and from the resulting corner, Jennison Myrie-Williams mounts and counter-attack and is eventually fouled by Glenn Loovens, who receives a yellow card.

My Sport
irishdug on My Sport says: "Why is the text commentary so slow?"

Apologies, there was a slight technical hitch. It's back to normal now.

1314: A series of Celtic set pieces fails to result in a goal as United clear their lines.

1310: Andreas Hinkel's teasing centre is kicked away by United keeper Nicky Weaver.

1307: Celtic striker Scott McDonald cannot quite connect with Aiden McGeady's cross and the ball drifts away from goal.

1306: Both sides are struggling to get a fluency to their game with possession constantly changing hands.

"It's end to end, 100 miles per hour." BBC Radio Scotland's Murdo MacLeod gives his verdict on the match so far.

1259: Celtic's Danny Fox bends a free-kick attempt high and wide of Nicky Weaver's goal.

1257: Landy N'Guemo's low shot is deflected wide of the Dundee United goal.

1256: Aiden McGeady races to the by-line and pulls back for Marc-Antoine Fortune but the striker again takes too long to get his shot in and his effort is blocked.

1252: The match is swinging from end to end with Jennison Myrie-Williams and Aiden McGeady seeing plenty of the ball.

1251: Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska makes a crucial intervention as Danny Cadamarteri tries to find a Dundee United teammate and the danger is quickly cleared.

1250: More ironic cheers from the crowd as Barry Robson sends another attempted cross into the stand.

1249: A superb driving run by Aiden McGeady opens up the space for Marc-Antoine Fortune on the right but the striker takes too much time to get his shot in and the chance is gone.

My Sport
DavidAttenborough on My Sport says: "Why is Swanson not starting today? When I have seen Utd play this season, he has been far and away their best performer."

1247: Barry Robson's free-kick curls over the United bar.

1245: Jennison Myrie-Williams leads a United counter-attack but Danny Fox makes a saving tackle on Danny Cadamarteri to avert the danger.

A text from Stevie in Motherwell to 80295 informs us that the strip Celtic are wearing is their third one, the so-called "international" version.

1243: Celtic break away from the United corner and Marc-Antoine Fortune makes an excellent run on the right but his cross fails to find a teammate.

1242: United win their first corner of the game after a period of sustained possession

1241: A high tempo to the game in the opening stages with Celtic having most of the territorial advantage so far.

1239: Andreas Hinkel cuts in from the right and sends a fierce left-foot shot towards the United goal but Nicky Weaver gets down to palm the shot away before the ball is cleared for a corner.

My Sport
"..its in scotlands 22, its in scotlands 22!!..." on My Sport says: "That Celtic kit is awful, it's worse than the Bumblebee!"

1237: Referee Dougie McDonald decides not to book Mihael Kovacevic after a late challenge on Celtic winger Aiden McGeady.

My Sport
2o-DeMoN-o9 on My Sport says: "I think that Dundee United could win this match, if they believe in themselves and hope that Celtic underestimate their opponents."

1235: There are ironic cheers from the home crowd after former United hero Barry Robson fluffs his cross.

1234: United appeal in vain for a penalty after Jennison Myrie-Williams is challenged in the box by Landry N'Guemo.

1231: And we're off!

1229: Both sides are out on the pitch with Celtic sporting their rarely seen change kit of white tops, green shorts and white socks. United are in their traditional tangerine and black strip.

My Sport
zakattack1888 on My Sport says: "This is the perfect match for Tony Mowbray to stamp his authority at Celtic. A satisfying victory here would surely relieve the criticism he is facing."

1226: BBC Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod has tipped Celtic to record a 2-1 win, with Scott McDonald scoring the first goal.
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1223: Celtic defender Glenn Loovens passed a late fitness test after nursing a groin injury earlier in the week.

Dundee Utd: Weaver, Kovacevic, Webster, Dods, Dixon, Myrie-Williams, Buaben, Gomis, Conway, Cadamarteri, Casalinuovo. Subs: Banks, Dillon, Daly, David Robertson, Swanson, Shala, Goodwillie.

Celtic: Zaluska, Hinkel, Caldwell, Loovens, Daniel Fox, McGeady, N'Guemo, Crosas, Robson, Fortune, McDonald. Subs: Cervi, Naylor, Samaras, McGinn, Flood, Thompson, Caddis.

Ref: D McDonald

"The boys have been on it and it's fine so there are no excuses about the pitch today. Zheng Zhi came in yesterday ill so he didn't travel." Celtic manager Tony Mowbray chats to BBC Scotland's Chick Young before kick-off.

My Sport
Sky Blue Bally Kid on My Sport says: "United to break their Celtic hoodoo today."

1214: Dundee United are looking for their first victory over Celtic since August 1999.

"We're in reasonable for. We've still got a lot of injuries but the lads are hanging in there." Dundee United manager Craig Levein chats to BBC Scotland's Chick Young before kick-off.

1209: Team news from Tannadice. Darren Dods and Danny Cadamarteri come in for Garry Kenneth and David Goodwillie. Scott McDonald replaces Georgios Samaras and Paddy McCourt also drops out with Marc Crosas coming in.

1206: Dundee United host Celtic in Sunday's only Scottish Premier League match.

1203: Welcome to Sunday's Scottish Premier League action.

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Scottish Premier results

22 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Dundee Utd 2-1 Celtic R

Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 11 13 25
2 Celtic 12 11 24
3 Hibernian 12 8 22
4 Dundee Utd 11 8 22
5 Motherwell 12 3 19
6 Aberdeen 12 -1 15
7 St Mirren 12 -3 13
8 St Johnstone 12 -5 12
9 Hearts 12 -5 10
10 Kilmarnock 12 -9 9
11 Hamilton 12 -11 9
12 Falkirk 12 -9 8


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