Dundee Utd 0
Celtic 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 10th, 1979
Tannadice Park. Att. 18,630
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Johannes Edvaldsson (77)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Billy McNeill

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Derek Stark
3. Frank Kopel
4. Iain Phillip
5. Paul Hegarty
6. Dave Narey
7. Eamonn Bannon
8. Paul Sturrock
9. Willie Pettigrew
10. George Fleming
11. Graeme Payne
Peter Latchford .1
Alan Sneddon .2
Danny McGrain .3
Roy Aitken .4
Tom McAdam .5
Murdo MacLeod .6
Davie Provan .7
Dom Sullivan .8
Johannes Edvaldsson .9
Mike Conroy .10
Bobby Lennox .11

12. Billy Kirkwood
14. Ralph Milne
Roddie MacDonald .12
Vic Davidson .14

None. None.

Derek Stark (58)
Alan Sneddon (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Although the second half was evenly contested. United should have held a comfortable interval lead with a raking Phillip effort coming back off the bar besides four gilt-edged chances which were scorned. Lennox, too, hit United's bar immediately after Edvaldsson headed the only goal but United's pressure should have meant at least one point from this fast, entertaining game

Squad Statistics (as at November 10th, 1979)

1979-80 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 15 - 3823
Frank Kopel30 23431613
Dave Narey23 23 - 25619
Iain Phillip28 201311
Derek Stark20 221552
Paul Hegarty25 15 - 21337
George Fleming31 21232137
Eamonn Bannon21 3131
Willie Pettigrew26 229229
Graeme Payne23 24222013
Paul Sturrock23 24619349

League Table (as at November 10th, 1979)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 13 8 3 2 +13 19
2. Celtic 13 8 3 2 +13 19
3. Kilmarnock 13 5 4 4 -6 14
4. Aberdeen 13 5 3 5 +6 13
5. Rangers 13 5 3 5 +3 13
6. DUNDEE UTD 13 5 2 6 +4 12
7. Partick Th 13 4 4 5 -3 12
8. St Mirren 13 4 4 5 -5 12
9. Dundee 13 5 1 7 -12 11
10. Hibernian 13 1 3 9 -13 5

League results since United's last match
10th November 1979
Dundee Utd0-1Celtic
Partick Th2-3Dundee
St Mirren2-1Rangers

Manager's Programme Notes

Good afternoon and welcome back to Tannadice for what should prove to be another in the long line of pulsating Premier League clashes with our visitors from Parkhead. Since last I communicated with you through this column our successive Premier League wins over Kilmarnock here and Aberdeen at Pittodrie have brightened the picture at that level. After our 4-0 success over Killie two weeks ago I stated that although I was pleased that we were amoingst the goals again, I would not be completely satisfied that we had turned the corner until consistency of performance became part and parcel of our outings. The signing of Eamonn Bannon and his subsequent debut against League Cup quarter-final opponents Raith Rovers was somewhat dimmed by the fact that we failed once again to turn it on in front of our own fans. However, those of you who travelled to Aberdeen last Saturday were doubtless as pleased as I was at both the performance and of course the eventual outcome. For me to say that ours was a very, very good display is as you know a rare occurrence and yet despite the tremendous 3-0. win I must admit to a sense of intense anger.

By that I mean that ours was a display which should and could occur far more often than has been the case this season. In all"! rate only three of our showings this season have come up to scratch. And for you the fans to have missed out so often this term makes me very annoyed. The city public have been tremendous to the club this season in turning out in greater numters than before, and I want you to benefit from the side playing at its full potential. Why this has not happened consistently is unfortunate for you the fans, because believe you me our side at its very best as was the case at Pittodrie last week, is a pleasure to watch. The performance in that opening 30 minutes last week was probably the very best by any United side since I took over at the club. Now I look for a continuation because siirely the players themselves must realise that chances of winning anything for provincial clubs comes only one in a blue moon. And when they come, such as our opportunity last season — those chances simply must be snapped up. Today will be another hard one for us but I seek no more than a repeat of last weekend's display.