Dundee Utd 7
Slask Wroclaw 2
UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)

Dundee Utd
7 - 2
Slask Wroclaw 

UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, October 1st, 1980
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,415
7:30 PM Kick-off

Davie Dodds (6)
Derek Stark (26)
Paul Hegarty (56)
Willie Pettigrew (66)
Willie Pettigrew (70)
Davie Dodds (73)
Graeme Payne (pen.) (87)
Tadeusz Pawlowski (37)
Tadeusz Pawlowski (89)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Orest Lenczyk

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Derek Stark
Frank Kopel
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Davie Dodds
Graeme Payne
Paul Sturrock
Willie Pettigrew
Zdzislaw Kostrzewa
Ryszard Sobiesiak
Henryk Kowalczyk
Roman Wojcicki
Mieczyslaw Kopycki
Miroslaw Pekala
Zygmunt Garlowski
Janusz Szarek
Tadeusz Pawlowski
Janusz Sybis
Jacek Nocko

John Gardiner
Walter Smith
Paul Cavanagh
Billy Kirkwood
Joe Ward
Zbigniew Majewski
Jacek Jarecki
Jerzy Matys
Miroslaw Sieja
Marek Szeptonowski

Paul Cavanagh for John Holt (84)
Joe Ward for Willie Pettigrew (86)
Zbigniew Majewski for Henryk Kowalczyk (85)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Kjell Johansson (Sweden) (Referee)

Match Report

United recorded their highest European goals tally against Poles Slask Wroclaw, beating previous best in 1975/76 against Icelanders Keflavik. The Tannadice fans were treated to seven goals in a very comfortable win for United.

It was Davie Dodds who scored first for the Tangerines, sliding in to poke home past the luckless Slask 'keeper. That was after just six minutes. Twenty minutes later and Derek Stark was next up to claim a goal. This tie looked to be a tricky one when Slask pulled one back with Powlowski scoring a crucial away goal. At half time United would have been feeling a little nervous, but those nerves were soon shaken off in the second half.

An incredible four goals in a fifteen minute spell put United firmly in the driving seat. Two goals for Willie Pettigrew were sandwiched between a good finish by Paul Hegarty and a second for Davie Dodds. Before the game was out Powlowski scored his second but Graeme Payne also slotted home a penalty to record this record breaking score.

Mention should be made for young Paul Cavanagh who was given his debut in this game as a substitute. Last time a teenager was given a European debut was Paul Sturrock in September 1974.

Squad Statistics (as at October 1st, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 15 - 4243
Dave Narey24 14129821
Derek Stark21 151973
Frank Kopel31 8 - 34813
Iain Phillip29 10 - 591
John Holt23 5111411
Paul Hegarty26 15525344
Davie Dodds22 848626
Graeme Payne24 13424317
Paul Sturrock23 15623461
Willie Pettigrew27 325324
Paul Cavanagh (sub)18 1 - 1 -
Joe Ward (sub)25 8585

League Table (as at October 1st, 1980)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Rangers 7 5 2 0 +16 12
2. Aberdeen 7 4 3 0 +12 11
3. Celtic 7 4 2 1 +8 10
4. Airdrie 7 2 4 1 -1 8
5. Partick Th 7 3 0 4 -6 6
6. St Mirren 7 2 1 4 -1 5
7. Hearts 7 2 1 4 -3 5
8. DUNDEE UTD 7 0 5 2 -4 5
9. Morton 7 2 1 4 -8 5
10. Kilmarnock 7 1 1 5 -13 3

League results since United's last match

Manager's Programme Notes

Tonight it gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to Tannadice-for our first home European venture of the season against our Polish visitors, Slask Wroclaw. As you know the tie still remains at 0-0 following what was a successful first-leg for us in the Silesian city, and needless to say we are all determined to complete the UEFA Cup task ahead in tonight's return. However, it is to you the Tannadice fans that I devote this article tonight — by firstly recording in this column my sincere thanks for your backing of the side recently — especially in last Saturday's disappointment against Hearts.

As you know only too well throughout my term here as manager I have let off quite a bit of steam to you the fans of the city, be it mainly to stir up the interest in our club. Nevertheless, as I have already been reported as saying since the weekend, I was absolutely amazed at the backing you gave the side against the Tynecastle men — especially when one considers what you got in return. Still, however much I appreciated the encouragement given the side, I would make the point that whatever is forthcoming from the terracings by way of criticisms of selection pr indeed substitutions, there is only one person responsible — me — whether you like it or not.

Therefore I can assure you at this stage that your vocal deliberations over selection or the replacement of players in no way affects me, however, wellmeaning you may be in your opinion. I realise you all have favourites amongst the players, especially amongst the exceptionally talented of ours. But as far as I am concerned if our 'ordinary' types are
giving nearer their all that those supposedly better equipped, then there is no way that I will take easy way out.