Celtic 5
Dundee 0
League (Premier League)


5 - 0


League (Premier League)
Saturday, April 3rd, 1999
Celtic Park
Attendance: 59,269
3:00 PM Kick-off

Henrik Larsson (7)
Craig Burley (22)
Mark Viduka (42)
Henrik Larsson (pen.) (57)
Regi Blinker (71)

Team Managers
Dr Josef Venglos Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Johnathan Gould
2. Tom Boyd
39. Vidar Riseth
35. Johan Mjallby
4. Jackie McNamara
8. Craig Burley
14. Paul Lambert
18. Tosh McKinlay
7. Henrik Larsson
36. Mark Viduka
20. Regi Blinker
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Lee Maddison .14
Robbie Raeside .6
Willie Miller .22
Brian Irvine .5
Gavin Rae .25
Shaun McSkimming .21
Jim McInally .11
James Grady .10
Eddie Annand .9

13. Simon Donnelly
38. Barry John Corr
11. Morten Wieghorst
9. Harald Brattbakk
27. Mark Burchill
Jamie Langfield .40
Steven Tweed .35
Steven Boyack .34
Gavin Strachan .18
Tommy Coyne .20

Harald Brattbakk for Mark Viduka (56)
Morten Wieghorst for Johan Mjallby (72)
Mark Burchill for Regi Blinker (82)

None. Eddie Annand

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D. McDonald (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Many a team has had many a going over on many occasions over many years at Parkhead.

Few on this field of conflict have had as much done unto them as the lads who took the road and the miles from Dundee.

Indeed, Jocky Scotts' strugglers were so far out of the game, they never succeeded in getting into it.

The manager's half-time talk, though, must have been interesting.

It should have been, "Let's all get back on the bus and get back up the road." That wouldn't have been a bad idea that's if the coach driver hadn't already gone!

It was simply one of those days when they would have done well to come in third in the boat race

The Dens Parkers, sadly for their peace of mind in the battle at the bottom of the league, were as poor as Celtic were good.

But the Hoops were in such good nick on the day, they could have sent on Fergus McCann on his last day to see what damage he could have done down the left. Or the right. Or through the middle for that matter!

The Venglos Victors, however, really did play out of their skin, especially first half when the match was theirs for the taking and they took it.

They don't need a second invitation when a side invites them to get forward and have a go at them.

Which was what happened and which was exactly what they did. Although Dundee can console themselves that they only lost the second half 2-0.

The opener was down to high-flying Larsson. with the Dundee back lot remaining grounded Wee Henrik took off for a Jackie McNamara cross, and his header jetted behind the goalie. The so-called Dundee rearguard didn't have an answer for No. 2 either.

They were glued to the same piece of turf as the ball sped like a hot potato from McKinlay to Larsson to Burley, who side-footed into the net through a forest of stationary legs. No. 3 was toffee-from-kids time, if that's not too insulting to toddlers everywhere.

Tosh McKinlay crossed from the left, Mark Viduka rose in the middle and nodded the ball into the net.

The fourth came from rather a soft penalty after Larsson went to ground with Raeside and Smith trying to get in about him. Henrik's shot from the spot was spot-on. Reggi Blinker got No. 5 with a trundler the keeper allowed to slip through his shovel-like hands.

There was one solitary booking, Eddie Annand in a match during which referee Douglas McDonald good job.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at April 3rd, 1999)

1998-99 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)26 30 - 74 -
Lee Maddison26 15 - 442
Barry Smith25 28 - 1351
Brian Irvine33 271712
Willie Miller29 22 - 22 -
Robbie Raeside26 21 - 796
Shaun McSkimming28 251564
Gavin Rae21 231573
Jim McInally35 15 - 663
James Grady28 2116519
Eddie Annand26 27107426

League Table (as at April 3rd, 1999)

No league table has been added for this season.