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1994-08-31: Dundee 1-2 Celtic, League Cup 3rd Rd
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ReviewControversial rammy of a game with Paul McStay receiving the first red card of his career for violent conduct. Vrto of Dundee was also sent off i the same incident
TeamsDundee: Pageaud, McQuillan, J Duffy, N Duffy, Blake, Farningham, Shaw, Vrto, Wieghorst, Britton, McCann. Subs: Tosh, Teasdale, Thompson (gk).
Scorer: Farningham (19)
Celtic: Marshall, Grant, McNally, Mowbray, Boyd, Galloway, McGinlay, McStay, Collins, Donnelly (Nicholas), Walker NU Subs: O'Neil, Bonner (gk).
Scorers: Collins (8), Walker (78)
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
Referee: J McCluskey (Stewarton).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
- Walker goes solo to cap it all
The Scotsman 01/09/1994
THE ordering-off of Paul McStay for the first time in his career was hard to overshadow but Andy Walker's late winning goal at Dens Park last night achieved that feat.
The forward marked his inclusion in Scotland's squad for next week's international against Finland with a 78th minute solo effort that provided a breathtaking finish to a tie replete with incident.
Dundee were reduced to ten men in the incident which led to McStay's expulsion, Dusan Vrto being the culprit, and Celtic's Peter Grant and Mike Galloway were also shown yellow cards.
In the end, Celtic's ability to stand up to adversity saw them through and that quality was often found to be lacking in the team before Tommy Burns' arrival as manager.
Before victory could be claimed, however, Celtic had to go through a variety of emotions, starting with elation. John Collins, the subject of transfer speculation linking his name with a 3 million move to Arsenal officially denied by Celtic before the game, took only eight minutes to prove why he has been mentioned in connection with such an exotic sum.
Collins followed up his swerving, free-kick goal against Rangers on Saturday with a 25-yard diagonal drive that beat Michel Pageaud at the top left-hand corner of his net. The goal appeared at first to have put an extra gloss on a polished opening by a Celtic side still working on the weekend's adrenalin.
It was cancelled out after 19 minutes, though, by a goal created by the player, Neil McCann, whose name has been persistently associated with a move to the Glasgow club. The winger, who had been doing clever work in sterile areas of the park, suddenly took a dangerous turn when he was left unmarked and flicked the ball over the heads of a temporarily static defence. Ray Farningham ran in unchallenged to head the ball strongly past Marshall. It was an equaliser which significantly altered the game's agenda and abruptly moved Celtic from celebratory mode into the aggressive atmosphere of a cup tie that showed no respect for the division of a difference between the teams.
A George Shaw header could even have put Dundee in front after it further exposed noticeable laxity at the back for Celtic.
It was only when the teams reassembled after the interval that Celtic looked like fully regaining their composure and putting Pageaud under pressure. The French goalkeeper's mobility was also affected by a three-way colision involving Jim Duffy and Walker as the Dundee men had to act in concert to prevent a second goal.
Any good that could have come from that accidental advantage was denied Celtic by over-elaboration in front of goal. Only carelessness prevented Pat McGinlay from giving Celtic the lead, however, when McStay rolled the ball in front of him 12 yards out and he hurried a shot past the right-hand post.
McStay was then cautioned for a foul on the irrepressible McCann as the game showed no signs of being decided over 90 minutes. Amazingly, Celtic's captain, McStay, was then sent off for the first time in his career when he tangled with Vrto. The Dundee defender had held McStay back as he bore down on goal and as both players got to their feet, McStay made contact with his opponent.
The red card was shown to both men.
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