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Dundee Utd   1 - 2   Celtic

Gary Hooper scores a 90th-minute winner for Celtic
Hooper scores the 90th-minute winner for Celtic at Tannadice

By Keir Murray

Gary Hooper poked home a 90th-minute winner as Celtic maintained their 100% Scottish Premier League record.

In a tempestuous match, Hooper swept home a Mark Wilson cross in 13 minutes to put Neil Lennon's side ahead.

United stemmed the Celtic attacks and equalised when David Goodwillie's shot deflected in off Glenn Loovens.

Referee Dougie McDonald pointed to the spot when Dusan Pernis upended Hooper, then overturned his decision, but 20 minutes later the striker won the game.

The last-gasp victory keeps Celtic level-pegging with Rangers at the top of the table, with the first Old Firm derby of the season to come next weekend.

The visitors will go into that key match buoyed by triumph in this thriller but Lennon will be concerned that his side did not kill United off in a first half they completed dominated.

Georgios Samaras was the spearhead of Celtic's attack, with willing support from Hooper, Anthony Stokes and Shaun Maloney.

And the first chance fell to the Greek, who seized on a slip to race straight at Pernis's goal. However, his right boot sliced across the ball and the effort spun harmlessly wide.

The opening goal, in 13 minutes, was swift in its execution, as Stokes spun on the touchline, fed Mark Wilson down the right and the full-back whipped in a cross for Hooper to convert from the six-yard line.

Three minutes later, Samaras was too fast for Garry Kenneth and Paul Dixon and found himself facing Pernis. The Slovak pushed the rampaging striker wide enough to make an effort on goal sufficiently tricky and Kenneth was able to get back in time to hoof the ball off the line.

The first 20 minutes of the match had passed before United were able to break through the green and white torrent that threatened to sweep them away.

United's unlikely attacker was centre-half Scott Severin. Twice in quick succession he connected with loose balls from corners and on each occasion his efforts were blocked by Samaras, while a powerful Prince Buaben strike ricocheted wide of Fraser Forster's post.

As the Celtic attacks resumed, an awkward first-time shot from Stokes was saved by Pernis before Maloney pinged a free-kick over the crossbar.

A David Robertson header at the back post from a Craig Conway cross went close before United drew level.

Joe Ledley was on the turf claiming for a foul, when Goodwillie picked up the ball, made a bee-line for goal and tried his luck from 18 yards, his shot deflecting off Loovens past the stranded Forster.

United goalie Dusan Pernis leaps for the ball and Gary Hooper goes sprawling
Pernis appears to get a touch on the ball but sends Hooper sprawling

As McDonald checked his watch for half-time, Ledley skelped a rising left-foot shot that Pernis had to stretch fully to tip over.

The Terrors came out for the second half in determined mood and Buaben came very close with a fizzing shot from 20 yards that Forster punched away.

Kenneth somehow managed to prevent Samaras tapping home a low Wilson cross and Maloney curled a free-kick round the United wall but wide of goal.

And the Scotland international brought out a smart save from the Slovak goalie when he cut in from the left to fire in a shot from 12 yards.

The first 70 minutes of the match had not been short on action, but the drama hit new heights when Pernis appeared to sweep the legs of Hooper and McDonald pointed to the spot.

But a conversation with the far-side assistant referee resulted in McDonald overturning his decision and a drop-ball was awarded instead. Presumably, the assistant believed Pernis had got the ball before his momentum took him into Hooper.

As Celtic manager Neil Lennon ranted at the fourth official, the match raged on, Samaras spinning one way and the other to create chances, Severin and Kenneth throwing themselves in the way of crosses and shots amidst the mayhem.

With 12 minutes remaining, Stokes whacked a shot that Pernis parried as far as Ledley and the Welshman crunched a shot off the woodwork.

United boss Peter Houston urged his players forward, with Danny Cadamarteri, on for the returning Craig Conway, offering fresh legs up front.

But it was Hooper who was the match-winner as Celtic's incessant pressure finally paid off. A lofted ball into the United box was headed down by Samaras and the English striker was the most alert, nicking in to stab the ball over the line to send the Celtic fans wild.

There was still time for Pernis to deny Hooper a hat-trick with a wonderful save - the busy keeper throwing out a hand to push away a fierce strike.


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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Dundee Utd 1-2 Celtic FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Goodwillie 38
  • Hooper 13
  • Hooper 89

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Pernis
  • 02 Dillon
  • 03 Dixon yellow card
  • 18 Kenneth yellow card
  • 04 Severin
  • 06 Conway (Cadamarteri 74)
  • 12 Robertson (Douglas 86 yellow card)
  • 15 Buaben
  • 16 Gomis
  • 09 Daly yellow card (Russell 90+4)
  • 25 Goodwillie

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks,
  • 17 Douglas,
  • 23 Watson,
  • 08 Robertson,
  • 10 Cadamarteri,
  • 20 Shala,
  • 27 Russell

Celtic

  • 26 Forster
  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 05 Majstorovic yellow card
  • 12 Wilson
  • 22 Loovens yellow card
  • 16 Ledley
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung
  • 09 Samaras yellow card
  • 10 Stokes yellow card
  • 13 Maloney (McCourt 89)
  • 88 Hooper

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 04 Juarez,
  • 11 Cha Du-Ri ,
  • 31 Towell,
  • 56 Twardzik,
  • 14 McGinn,
  • 20 McCourt
Ref: McDonaldAtt: 11,790
DUNDEE UTD
CELTIC

Possession

  • Dundee Utd 42%
  • Celtic 58%

Attempts on target

  • Dundee Utd 8
  • Celtic 14

Attempts off target

  • Dundee Utd 4
  • Celtic 11

Corners

  • Dundee Utd 9
  • Celtic 11

Fouls

  • Dundee Utd 12
  • Celtic 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:32 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+6:13 Centre by Garry Kenneth, Emilio Izaguirre gets a block in.
  • 90:00+6:00 Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Sean Dillon gets a block in.
  • 90:00+5:27 Booking Glenn Loovens receives a yellow card.
  • 90:00+5:08 Booking Barry Douglas is shown a yellow card.
  • 90:00+5:01 Booking The referee cautions Georgios Samaras for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:12 Substitution (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Johnny Russell coming on for Jon Daly.
  • 90:00+1:10 Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis. Short corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the left by-line.
  • 90:00+0:52 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Dixon from the right by-line, save made by Fraser Forster.
  • 88:56 GOAL - Gary HooperDundee Utd 1 - 2 Celtic Gary Hooper fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-2 Celtic.
  • 88:44 The ball is delivered by Patrick McCourt, Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Garry Kenneth gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Georgios Samaras.
  • 88:17 Substitution Patrick McCourt is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Maloney.
  • 87:31 Unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Danny Cadamarteri results in a free kick. Emilio Izaguirre takes the free kick.
  • 86:36 Centre by Anthony Stokes, Scott Severin manages to make a clearance.
  • 84:33 Substitution (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Barry Douglas coming on for David Robertson.
  • 84:33 The ball is sent over by Danny Cadamarteri.
  • 83:49 Outswinging corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line.
  • 83:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against David Goodwillie. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.
  • 83:17 Joe Ledley sends in a cross, save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 82:40 The ball is crossed by Georgios Samaras, blocked by Morgaro Gomis. Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, clearance by Jon Daly.
  • 81:51 The ball is delivered by Mark Wilson, Paul Dixon gets a block in. Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 80:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Prince Buaben. Sung-Yong Ki delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, David Goodwillie gets a block in.
  • 79:27 Booking Anthony Stokes shown a yellow card.
  • 78:04 Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis. Shot by Joe Ledley from deep inside the penalty box hits the post.
  • 77:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emilio Izaguirre on Danny Cadamarteri. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Dixon, Georgios Samaras makes a clearance.
  • 76:21 David Goodwillie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre. Sung-Yong Ki takes the free kick. The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Scott Severin manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:45 Anthony Stokes sends in a cross, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
  • 75:36 Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, Paul Dixon manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:21 Anthony Stokes delivers the ball.
  • 74:25 Danny Cadamarteri crosses the ball, Glenn Loovens manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:00 Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 73:22 Substitution Craig Conway goes off and Danny Cadamarteri comes on.
  • 69:07 Effort on goal by Gary Hooper from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 67:50 Glenn Loovens concedes a free kick for a foul on Prince Buaben. Free kick taken by Paul Dixon. Craig Conway sends in a cross, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:16 Georgios Samaras sends in a cross, Shaun Maloney takes a shot.
  • 65:26 Gary Hooper sends in a cross.
  • 65:14 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by Scott Severin.
  • 64:32 Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from the left by-line, clearance by Scott Severin.
  • 63:56 Shot from 25 yards by Mark Wilson. Blocked by Scott Severin.
  • 63:24 Free kick crossed right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from right wing, Scott Severin makes a clearance.
  • 63:24 Booking Paul Dixon receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dixon on Anthony Stokes.
  • 62:35 Morgaro Gomis takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 62:27 A cross is delivered by Garry Kenneth.
  • Correction - 61:13 Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 61:13 Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 59:17 Gary Hooper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis. Morgaro Gomis takes the free kick.
  • 58:21 Anthony Stokes fouled by Paul Dixon, the ref awards a free kick. Sung-Yong Ki delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Paul Dixon.
  • 58:04 Prince Buaben concedes a free kick for a foul on Sung-Yong Ki. Free kick taken by Sung-Yong Ki.
  • 57:03 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sung-Yong Ki.
  • 56:30 Morgaro Gomis produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 56:14 David Goodwillie takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Loovens.
  • 55:00 Unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Craig Conway results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Shaun Maloney from the free kick.
  • 53:45 Mark Wilson sends in a cross, David Robertson manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki, Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis. Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
  • 53:26 The ball is crossed by Mark Wilson, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:34 The ball is crossed by Paul Dixon, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance.
  • 52:16 Shot by Prince Buaben from 25 yards. Save by Fraser Forster.
  • 52:09 Paul Dixon delivers the ball.
  • 51:05 Craig Conway fouled by Mark Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Conway.
  • 50:07 Paul Dixon takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Glenn Loovens. Corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line played to the near post, Glenn Loovens manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:24 David Goodwillie delivers the ball, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance. Corner taken by Craig Conway, clearance made by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 48:44 Scott Severin produces a cross.
  • 48:07 Jon Daly crosses the ball, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance. Craig Conway takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 47:43 The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, comfortable save by Fraser Forster.
  • 46:15 Scott Severin fouled by Gary Hooper, the ref awards a free kick. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
  • 45:38 Centre by David Goodwillie, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:05 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+1:28 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Ledley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
  • 45:00+1:28 Booking Garry Kenneth shown a yellow card.
  • 45:00+1:02 Joe Ledley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 45:00+0:55 Anthony Stokes crosses the ball.
  • 42:49 Unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Craig Conway results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki from right wing.
  • 41:29 Prince Buaben fouled by Georgios Samaras, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Severin takes the direct free kick.
  • 40:03 Paul Dixon produces a cross, Daniel Majstorovic manages to make a clearance.
  • 38:46 Anthony Stokes produces a cross, Morgaro Gomis manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Sung-Yong Ki, Daniel Majstorovic takes a shot. Clearance made by Scott Severin. The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Headed effort from inside the box by Daniel Majstorovic misses to the right of the target.
  • 37:26 GOAL - David GoodwillieDundee Utd 1 - 1 Celtic David Goodwillie gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee Utd 1-1 Celtic.
  • 35:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben by Gary Hooper. Direct free kick taken by Paul Dixon.
  • 34:08 Sean Dillon delivers the ball, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.
  • 33:40 Centre by Mark Wilson.
  • 33:19 Morgaro Gomis challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sung-Yong Ki.
  • 31:05 Effort from deep inside the area by Prince Buaben misses to the right of the goal.
  • 29:28 The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 27:05 Craig Conway sends in a cross, Close range header by David Robertson misses to the right of the target.
  • 26:38 Georgios Samaras is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.
  • 26:18 The official flags David Goodwillie offside. Daniel Majstorovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Sean Dillon. Shaun Maloney fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 24:04 The ball is delivered by Mark Wilson, Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 23:29 Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:29 Booking Booking for Daniel Majstorovic for unsporting behaviour.
  • 23:22 Booking The referee shows Jon Daly a yellow card.
  • 23:14 Jon Daly challenges Fraser Forster unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 20:12 Sean Dillon delivers the ball, David Robertson takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Majstorovic. Corner taken by Craig Conway, Scott Severin takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Majstorovic. Outswinging corner taken by Craig Conway from the right by-line, Scott Severin takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Loovens. Scott Severin takes the inswinging corner, Scott Severin takes a shot. Emilio Izaguirre manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Paul Dixon, Daniel Majstorovic makes a clearance.
  • 19:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Sung-Yong Ki. Free kick taken by Morgaro Gomis.
  • 18:13 Scott Severin challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yong Ki takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:27 The ball is crossed by Georgios Samaras, save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 16:46 Jon Daly is adjudged to have handled the ball. Joe Ledley takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:41 Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Clearance by Sean Dillon. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sung-Yong Ki, Header by Daniel Majstorovic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 14:36 Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 14:00 The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, Prince Buaben takes a shot. Daniel Majstorovic gets a block in.
  • 13:44 Glenn Loovens concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Daly. Direct free kick taken by David Goodwillie.
  • 12:17 Mark Wilson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 12:17 GOAL - Gary HooperDundee Utd 0 - 1 Celtic Gary Hooper gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Dundee Utd 0-1 Celtic.
  • 12:12 Centre by Mark Wilson,
  • 11:19 The ball is delivered by David Goodwillie, Anthony Stokes makes a clearance.
  • 10:20 The offside flag is raised against David Goodwillie. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.
  • 9:34 Paul Dixon sends in a cross, Anthony Stokes gets a block in.
  • 9:16 Shaun Maloney delivers the ball, save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 8:02 Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 7:07 Shaun Maloney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Dillon. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
  • 5:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Anthony Stokes. Free kick taken by David Goodwillie.
  • 4:17 Georgios Samaras produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 3:35 A cross is delivered by Mark Wilson, save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 1:53 David Robertson produces a cross, clearance by Emilio Izaguirre.
  • 1:10 Shot from long range by Emilio Izaguirre misses to the right of the goal.
  • 0:51 The ball is swung over by Mark Wilson.
  • 0:15 Jon Daly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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17 Oct 2010 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 17 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rangers 8 15 24
2 Celtic 8 14 24
3 Motherwell 8 2 13
4 Inverness CT 8 3 11
5 Hearts 8 1 11
6 Dundee Utd 8 -5 11
7 St Johnstone 8 -2 8
8 Hibernian 8 -5 8
9 Aberdeen 8 -2 7
10 Kilmarnock 8 -3 7
11 Hamilton 8 -10 6
12 St Mirren 8 -8 5

see also
Lennon joy at 'wonderful' Celtic
17 Oct 10 |  Celtic
Houston pans 'below average' ref
17 Oct 10 |  Dundee Utd
Sunday's SPL - as it happened
17 Oct 10 |  Scottish Premier


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