Dundee Utd 1
Aberdeen 3
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
1 - 3
Aberdeen 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 25th, 1979
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,982
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paul Sturrock (90)
Mark McGhee (24)
Joe Harper (58)
Steve Archibald (63)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Peter Bonetti
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
Ray Stewart
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Derek Addison
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne
Bobby Clark
Stuart Kennedy
Doug Considine
Alex McLeish
Willie Garner
Willie Miller
Gordon Strachan
Steve Archibald
Joe Harper
Gordon McMaster
Mark McGhee

Bench
Billy Kirkwood
Ian Ballantyne
Drew Jarvie
Duncan Davidson

Substitutions
Billy Kirkwood for Iain Phillip (54)
Ian Ballantyne for Davie Dodds (64)
Drew Jarvie for John McMaster (71)
Duncan Davidson for Joe Harper (80)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)


Match Report


A Premier clash that United will want to forget as soon as possible. Slack play allowed Mark McGhee to put the Dons ahead and Joe Harper was responsible for adding to that tally before Steve Archibald completed the visiting scoring in the 64th minute. Despite these setbacks United kept plugging away and were finally rewarded when Paul Sturrock grabbed a late consolation goal.



Squad Statistics (as at August 25th, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Peter Bonetti (GK)37 3 - 3 -
Frank Kopel30 5129810
Ray Stewart19 51526
Iain Phillip28 5 - 16 -
Derek Stark20 51382
Dave Narey23 5 - 23819
Derek Addison24 4 - 9511
Willie Pettigrew25 3 - 3 -
Paul Sturrock22 5317446
Davie Dodds20 4 - 5014
Graeme Payne23 5120112
Billy Kirkwood (sub)20 418724
Ian Ballantyne (sub)20 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at August 25th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 3 2 1 0 +6 5
2. Aberdeen 3 2 0 1 +4 4
3. Morton 3 2 0 1 +3 4
4. Partick Th 3 2 0 1 +1 4
5. Rangers 3 1 1 1 +1 3
6. Kilmarnock 3 1 1 1 -4 3
7. United 3 1 0 2 0 2
8. Hibernian 3 1 0 2 -2 2
9. Dundee 3 1 0 2 -3 2
10. St Mirren 3 0 1 2 -6 1