Last Updated: 04/12/11 2:39pm
There will be a minimum of three minutes added time which Celtic see out and they successfully close the gap on SPL leaders Rangers to four points.
Ki's rocket shot is blocked by Gunning who looks understandably shaken after taking the full force of it.
Kayal plays a one-two with Samaras in the box and goes down under Dixon's challenge but again nothing is given.
A slightly anxious moment for Forster who has to deal with a back pass and is almost charged down by Daly.
Stokes has been flagged offisde and all the frontmen on show have been guilty of that this afternoon which has not helped the flow.
That has to my bugbear this season ... corners that don't beat the first defender. It's so ANNOYING!!!!
Samaras then tries to slip in the overlapping Kayal, but it's a lazy pass and goes out for a goakick.
Celtic have a corner that Forrest takes this time after Matthews' previous woeful attempts. It's headed to Kayal whose attempted cross goes out for a goalkick.
Kayal's superb pass then plays in Cha, but is unable to keep it in as he attempts to put over a cross.
Russell holds the ball up and Loovens puts the ball out for a throw. Dixon hurls it into the box and Daly flicks on but Kayal belts it clear from the six-yard box.
Kayal leads a swift Celtic break but they overplay it with good numbers in support and United clear.
Gunning slices a clearance and Celtic have a corner. Matthews takes it but again it is cleared at the near post - poor.
There will be a minimum two minutes of added times. Celtic have a corner which Matthews takes, but again it's cleared at the near post. The ball comes back out to him but his second attampt is also blcoked before the half-time whistle is blown.
Neilson plays the resulting free-kick deep into the Celtic area and Forster comes to almost the edge of his box to punch clear.
That was a good opening for Celtic but it quickly fizzled out as the hosts got numbers back quickly.
A poor backpass by Scott Roberston lets in Stokes, but he is forced to lay the ball off to Forrest whose shot is blocked.
Good hold-up play by Daly in the centre circle sees him hold off two challenges but Daniel Majstorovic mops up.
There is littleto choose between the sides,although Celtic have enjoyed more possession and, of course, have the all-important goal.
United are pressing well and force the visitors to play the ball back to Forster from the halfway line.
Makay-Steven has been a key figure for the hosts and plays a good ballinto Daly, but he is caught offside.
Daly goes down after an aerial collision with Glenn Loovens, but the free kick goes against the United striker.
Mackay-Steven has a chance to get in a cross and Neilson meets it at the far post, but his header lacks power and Forster saves.
United try to repsond but Flood's pass forward is too strong for Jon Daly and Celtic have a goalkick.
Great chance for Celtic with Forrest playing a great one-two with Stoes but firing straight at keeper Dusan Pernis from 14 yards.
GOAL! Celtic are ahead with a strong run by Forrest an then a pass into Gary Hooper who turns past a tackle inside the box before rifling the ball into the far corner.
Willo Flood gets in a cruching tackle on Forrest - keen to do well against his former club no doubt.
Gary Mackay-Steven takes it and it is half cleared to Paul Dixon whose drives from 25 yards is deflected wide for a goalkick.
Well that would have been some start for Neil Lennon's side - positive run by the Greek international.
Celtic get us underway and Georgios Samaras bursts into the box and drives the ball across the face of goal, with Anthony Stokes just unable to get on the end of it at the far post.
It's a lovely sunny day in Dundee, even though snow has hit parts of Scotland with several major roads blocked.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon makes two changes to his side for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday. Midfielder Joe Ledley is ruled out with a ankle injury and is replaced by right-back Cha Du-ri while striker Gary Hooper returns at the expense of midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, who starts on the bench. Skipper Scott Brown, who yesterday signed an extended contract which keeps him at Celtic Park until 2015, also starts as substitute. United keep the same side which started last week's 0-0 draw at Motherwell, with Johnny Russell and captain Jon Daly leading the line.
The teams are to hand and Dundee United line-up as follows: 1 Dusan Pernis, 3 Paul Dixon, 18 Gavin Gunning, 26 Robbie Neilson, 5 Garry Kenneth, 6 Willo Flood, 8 Scott Robertson, 11 John Rankin, 17 Gary Mackay-Steven, 9 Jon Daly, 15 Johnny Russell. Subs:13 Steve Banks (GK), 2 Sean Dillon, 12 Keith Watson, 14 Barry Douglas, 16 Stuart Armstrong, 19 Lauri Dalla Valle, 22 Ryan Dow. Celtic:1 Fraser Forster, 5 Daniel Majstorovic, 11 Du-Ri Cha, 22 Glenn Loovens, 2 Adam Matthews, 33 Beram Kayal, 67 Victor Wanyama, 9 Georgios Samaras, 10 Anthony Stokes, 49 James Forrest, 88 Gary Hooper. Subs: 24 Lukasz Zaluska (GK), 8 Scott Brown, 14 Mohamed Bangura, 18 Sung-Yeung Ki, 20 Patrick McCourt. 46 Dylan McGeough, 56. Filip Twardzik.
"A big game for Celtic today - even more important than the midweek game against Madrid, as to win today would ps ychologically give us the boost we need. Should be a great game," says Red (Helmsdale).
Our colleagues at Sky Bet make Celtic odds-on 4/7 favourites to win the match, with United 9/2 and the draw 3/1. Celtic strikers Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper head the first goalscorer market at 7/2, with team-mate Georgios Samaras 5/1. United's Jon Daly is a 9/1 shot, with Johnny Russell 10/1 and Lauri Dalla Valle 12/1.
Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of today's SPL clash at Tannadice between Dundee United and Celtic. The hosts have been arguably the most inconsistent side in the league so far this season, while the Celts will be looking to reduce the gap on leaders Rangers back to four points. As always, we welcome your thoughts on the game so e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll publish the best ones.