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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About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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