Dalglish At The Double

On this day in 1976, Celtic hosted Motherwell at Paradise. The Bhoys were without Jim Casey and Johnny Doyle, who both sustained ligament injuries in the previous game against Dundee, whilst on the other hand, there was a welcome boost in the form of a return from injury for Dixie Deans and Bobby Lennox.

Celtic went into the match just one point clear with 28 games having been played, making this a must win encounter against fourth placed Motherwell. The Hoops had the assistance of the wind in the first half and took full advantage to rush into a 4-0 lead within 39 minutes!

Dalglish opened the scoring on 15 minutes, before Deans doubled the lead ten minutes later. Dalglish then scored his second in the 34th minute and Lennox compounded the Steelmen’s misery when he made it four, just five minutes later.

The second half was uneventful, with the score finishing 4-0. Nevertheless, the bulk of the 29,000 supporters at Celtic Park that day left the stadium happy.

There was even a cheer at full time when the news came though that a Celtic reserve side featuring George McCluskey and Tommy Burns had defeated Motherwell reserves 1-0 at Fir Park.

🍀27/3/1976🍀Celtic 4-0 Motherwell Competition Scottish League (Premier Division / 28)Date 27/03/1976 (Saturday) (Season: 1975/1976)Attendance 27974Manager Fallon, SeanVenue HomeLineupLatchford, Peter McGrain, Danny Lynch, Andy McCluskey, Pat Aitken, Roy Edvaldsson, Johannes Deans, Dixie scored McNamara, Jackie MacDonald, Roddie Dalglish, Kenny scoredscored Lennox, Bobby scored

Posted by Glasgow Celtic Supporters page on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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