St Johnstone 0
Dundee Utd 3
League Cup (Group Stage - Section 4)

St Johnstone 

0 - 3

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Group Stage - Section 4)
Saturday, August 28th, 1982
Muirton Park. Att. 4,092
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Davie Dodds (40)
Eamonn Bannon (69)
Billy Kirkwood (74)

Team Managers
Alex Rennie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. George Tulloch
2. John Mackay
3. Tom McNeil
4. Stuart Beedie
5. Alex Caldwell
6. Drew Rutherford
7. Derek Addison
8. John Brogan
9. John Pelosi
10. Jim Morton
11. George Fleming
Hamish McAlpine .1
John Holt .2
Derek Stark .3
Richard Gough .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Ian Britton .7
Maurice Malpas .8
Eamonn Bannon .9
Paul Sturrock .10
Davie Dodds .11

12. Andy Brannigan
14. Paul O'Brien
Billy Kirkwood .12
Graeme Payne .14

None. Billy Kirkwood for John Holt (65)

Alex Caldwell (49) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W. P. Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)

Match Report

Former United man Alex Rennie was in charge of the Saints for this League cup tie at Muirton Park.

It was an even first half with neither side really threatening until the closing stages. Saints looked satisfied to play keep ball without any cutting edge. United attempted to get on the ball but it wasn't until just before half-time that they were able to get a grip on this match. After threatening several times as the clock ticked towards the interval, United finally made the breakthrough on 42 minutes. John Holt slung in a cross from the left and Davie Dodds' rose to direct a glancing header from 6 yards, beyond Tulloch and into the net.

The second half saw Saints tiring rapidly and United assuming full control. Eamonn Bannon picked up the ball from Britton, darted forward and then screwed the ball in from an acute angle to increase the lead. Finally, the third goal was supplied by Billy Kirkwood. Having been sent on after 62 minutes as a replacement for John Holt, he rammed a Sturrock flick high into the net to complete a fantastic second half performance. United's win means that Section 4 is well and truly over.

Squad Statistics (as at August 28th, 1982)

1982-83 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 4 - 5293
John Holt25 2 - 19916
Dave Narey26 5340128
Richard Gough20 5 - 542
Maurice Malpas20 51301
Paul Hegarty28 5 - 35453
Ian Britton28 5151
Derek Stark23 5 - 1603
Eamonn Bannon24 2114840
Davie Dodds23 5418071
Paul Sturrock25 53334105
Billy Kirkwood (sub)23 4222549

League Table (as at August 28th, 1982)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.

League results since United's last match