Anderlecht 1
Dundee Utd 1
UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)


Anderlecht 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Tuesday, October 2nd, 1979
Émile Versé Stadium. Att. 30,000
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Benny Neilsen (25) Frank Kopel (82)

Team Managers
Raymond Goethals Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Nico de Bree
2. Gilbert van Binst
3. Michel de Groote
4. Johnny Dusbaba
5. Raymond Jaspers
6. Franky Vercauteren
7. Francois van der Elst
8. Benny Nielsen
9. Arie Haan
10. Enrique Villalba
11. Rob Rensenbrink
Hamish McAlpine .1
Derek Stark .2
Frank Kopel .3
Iain Phillip .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Derek Addison .7
Paul Sturrock .8
Willie Pettigrew .9
George Fleming .10
Graeme Payne .11

Bench
12. Friedrich Koncilia
14. Hugo Broos
15. Ronny Martens
16. Kristiaan Ceuppens
17. Tony Rombouts
Billy Kirkwood .12
Peter Bonetti .14
Jim Kerr .15
Davie Dodds .16
Ralph Milne .17

Substitutions
Hugo Broos for Johnny Dusbaba (21)
Ronny Martens for Benny Nielsen (81)
Billy Kirkwood for Derek Addison (50)
Davie Dodds for Willie Pettigrew (76)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Adolf Prokop (East Germany) (Referee)




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Match Report


A truly magnificent triumph for the Tannadice side who stunned all Belgium — and the rest of Europe — by eliminating one of the Continent's most consistent sides. United received a setback after only 25 minutes when Benny Neilson stole away against the run of play to send Anderlecht ahead. Jim McLean's side stuck to their task however, and were rewarded with a fantastic Frank Kopel equaliser from the edge of the penalty area to go through on the away goals rule in front of a shattered home support which never the less stayed behind to applaud United off the field.

Three firsts were achieved by United in this win. We had never before been involved in a Euro tie decided on away goals ruling; We had never advanced in Europe having failed to win our home leg; Kopel's goal was his first European strike.



Squad Statistics (as at October 2nd, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 5 - 3723
Paul Hegarty25 5 - 20337
Derek Stark20 121452
Frank Kopel30 13330612
Dave Narey23 14 - 24719
Iain Phillip28 10 - 21 -
George Fleming31 11 - 31135
Derek Addison24 12110312
Graeme Payne23 14221013
Paul Sturrock22 14518348
Willie Pettigrew26 126126
Billy Kirkwood (sub)21 1319624
Davie Dodds (sub)21 815415






League Table (as at October 2nd, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 7 5 2 0 +11 12
2. Morton 7 5 0 2 +8 10
3. Aberdeen 7 4 0 3 +8 8
4. Partick Th 7 3 2 2 +1 8
5. Kilmarnock 7 3 2 2 -4 8
6. Rangers 7 3 1 3 +2 7
7. United 7 2 1 4 -3 5
8. St Mirren 7 2 1 4 -7 5
9. Dundee 7 2 1 4 -8 5
10. Hibernian 7 1 0 6 -8 2