Airdrie 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Airdrie 

0 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 13th, 1980
Broomfield. Att. 2,721
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Bobby Watson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Martin
Harry Erwin
Jim Rodger
Tommy Walker
George Anderson
Norrie Anderson
Davie Thompson
Sandy Clark
Willie McCulloch
Ian Gordon
Willie McGuire
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Eamonn Bannon
Graeme Payne
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Brian McKeown
John McVeigh
Ralph Milne
Willie Pettigrew

Substitutions
None. Ralph Milne for Graeme Payne

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)



Match Report


United travelled to Broomfield with Willie Pettigrew recalled to the squad for the first time this season. After breaking his collar bone in the pre-season match with West Ham, he had now recovered enough for a place on the bench, with Iain Phillip promoted in place of Dave Narey in the starting eleven. With the international defender suffering from a hip injury that has forced his withdrawal from Scotland's World Cup match against Sweden, he now looks doubtful for United's midweek trip to Poland. Having been sent home from training on Thursday with flu, Eamonn Bannon had recovered in time to start.

Airdrie defender George Anderson almost made it a dream debut following his transfer from Morton by out jumping the United defence and sending a header inches past the post in the third minute. United came even closer to scoring moments later, when Billy Kirkwood's header from a Frank Kopel cross came off the cross bar. Unfortunately the match did not continue with the same excitement, as both defences stood firm in the pouring rain.

Anderson threatened again in the second half, with a header cleared off the line by Derek Addison. However, defences dominated and the goalless scoreline summed up the action. This was the first time United had failed to score, but after four draws in five Premier outings, they were still without a win in the league.



Squad Statistics (as at September 13th, 1980)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 10 - 4193
Iain Phillip29 8 - 571
Frank Kopel31 4 - 34413
Paul Hegarty26 10424843
Derek Stark21 10 - 922
Billy Kirkwood22 10 - 13428
Eamonn Bannon22 103417
Derek Addison25 10112513
Paul Sturrock23 10422959
Davie Dodds21 318123
Graeme Payne24 9323916
Ralph Milne (sub)19 92295






League Table (as at September 13th, 1980)


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