Aberdeen 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Aberdeen 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, December 30th, 1980
Pittodrie. Att. 22,556
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ian Scanlon (pen) (82) Davie Dodds (38)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Stuart Kennedy
Doug Considine
Andy Watson
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Gordon Strachan
Walker McCall
Mark McGhee
Doug Bell
Ian Scanlon
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Ralph Milne
Ian Gibson
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
John Hewitt
Ian Angus
Billy Kirkwood
Willie Pettigrew

Substitutions
John Hewitt for Walker McCall
Ian Angus for Doug Bell
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Penicuik) (Referee)



Match Report


A late soft penalty scored by Aberdeen, the league leaders, eight minutes from the end of a classic match gave the home side a share of the points which they scarcely deserved. Once Davie Dodds had headed United into the lead, Aberdeen had struggled against a composed Tannadice side who always looked in command and capable of winning until that controversial penalty.

Just before United did score Ralph Milne hit the bar with a header from an Eamonn Bannon cross. Then in the 38th minute. United went in front with a glorious goal. Paul Hegarty began it all with a long ball from midfield which Paul Sturrock chased 40 yards out to the touchline before passing to Eamonn Bannon. He crossed to the far post where Davie Dodds outjumped everyone to score with a powerful header.

Apart from Paul Hegarty clearing a Hewitt shot off the line midway through the second half, the points appeared Tannadice bound. Then eight minutes from time Mark McGhee seemed to deliberately run against Dave Narey and the referee astounded the United supporters in the capacity crowd by awarding a penalty from which Ian Scanlon scored a less than deserved equaliser.



Squad Statistics (as at December 30th, 1980)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 35 - 4443
Frank Kopel31 28 - 36813
Dave Narey24 33131721
John Holt24 19112811
Paul Hegarty26 35727346
Iain Phillip29 28 - 771
Eamonn Bannon22 3266310
Ian Gibson24 9191
Ralph Milne19 155358
Paul Sturrock24 351725472
Davie Dodds22 221010032






League Table (as at December 30th, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 20 13 6 1 +28 32
2. Celtic 20 13 2 5 +16 28
3. Rangers 18 8 8 2 +20 24
4. United 20 7 8 5 +2 22
5. St Mirren 19 7 5 7 +4 19
6. Morton 20 6 7 7 -6 19
7. Partick Th 20 6 5 9 -9 17
8. Airdrie 19 4 7 8 -9 15
9. Hearts 19 3 5 11 -15 11
10. Kilmarnock 19 1 5 13 -31 7