‘Ten Men Won the League’ team meet up to reminisce about the 4-2 Game

CELTIC’S class of 1979 met up this evening in Glasgow to reminisce about a game they won exactly 40 years ago this evening.

This was a Championship decider that had everything, and Celtic came out on top to win the league for Billy McNeill in his first season as our manager. Down to ten men and a goal behind too, Celtic appeared to need a miracle and that is exactly what unfolded.

Murdo MacLeod won his first medal as a Celtic player that night and the goal he scored in the last few seconds of the game is up there as one of the all-time great Celtic goals. There was a sizeable Rangers support on the terraces at Celtic Park that night and they certainly did an impressively quick disappearing act as soon as Murdo’s shot hit the postage stamp corner of big Peter McCloy’s net.

“What a fantastic day with the 10 men who won the league at 29 Glasgow,” Murdo this evening wrote on social media. “Reminiscing about the game, one of the best nights of our lives.”

What a fantastic day with the ????men who won the league at @29Glasgow Reminiscing about the game, one of the best nights of our lives. ????????⚽️ #10MenWonTheLeague #Celtic #CelticFC pic.twitter.com/cPuMvsHR9q

— Murdo Macleod (@murdomacleod06) May 21, 2019

Here’s Murdo speaking about the 4-2 game earlier today on Celtic TV…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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