Hibernian 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 6th, 1982
Easter Road. Att. 6,133
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (27)

Team Managers
Bertie Auld Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim McArthur
Alan Sneddon
Erich Schaedler
Ally Brazil
Craig Paterson
Jackie McNamara
Ralph Callachan
Bobby Flavell
Ally Macleod
Derek Rodier
Arthur Duncan
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Derek Murray
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Graeme Payne
Davie Dodds

Gordon Rae
Willie Jamieson
Ian Gibson
Malcolm Robertson

Gordon Rae for Erich Scaedler Malcolm Robertson for Graeme Payne

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

In a dress rehearsal for our Scottish Cup tie at Tannadice a week later, we visited a rain-soaked Easter Road deprived of the services of Paul Sturrock, a victim of the flu. Graeme Payne was brought in for his first start since October, and Derek Murray came in for Derek Stark.

Both sides began at high speed but play was confined mainly to midfield. The first thrill of any sort came after 16 minutes when Ally MacLeod, looking well offside, took advantage of a slack Payne passback to bear in on goal, but Hamish McAlpine raced from his line to dive at the strikers feet. United took the lead after 27 minutes when Bobby Flavell stopped a fierce net-bound shot from Ralph Milne on the goal line with his hands. Eamonn Bannon duly despatched the inevitable spot-kick past Jim McArthur. Billy Kirkwood went close to doubling the lead, but his shot from 12 yards out went inches past the post.

United's defence dealt with everything that Hibs threw at them in the second half, much to the frustration of the Hibs support. There was, however, one scare for the tangerines late on in the game when Hamish McAlpine kept out a Rae pile-driver from close range to ensure the spoils of victory were United's. Just before the final whistle, former Hearts player Malcolm Robertson replaced Graeme Payne as he made his debut for United after signing on Thursday, gaining special attention from the Hibs fans. The result saw United leapfrog Hibs into 4th place on goal difference, although United still had four games in hand.

Squad Statistics (as at February 6th, 1982)

1981-82 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 33 - 5003
Derek Murray21 14 - 16 -
Maurice Malpas19 6 - 6 -
Richard Gough19 211251
Dave Narey25 33137123
Paul Hegarty27 31232451
Billy Kirkwood23 30620046
Eamonn Bannon23 351512132
Ralph Milne20 32108623
Davie Dodds23 331015155
Graeme Payne25 10227719
Malcolm Robertson (sub)30 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at February 6th, 1982)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 19 13 4 2 +22 30
2. St Mirren 19 10 5 4 +10 25
3. Rangers 18 8 7 3 +7 23
4. DUNDEE UTD 17 8 4 5 +12 20
5. Hibernian 21 6 8 7 +4 20
6. Aberdeen 18 7 6 5 +3 20
7. Morton 18 5 5 8 -11 15
8. Partick Th 19 2 7 10 -13 11
9. Dundee 20 5 1 14 -16 11
10. Airdrie 17 3 5 9 -18 11

League results since United's last match
6th February 1982
Hibernian0-1Dundee Utd
Partick Th0-0St Mirren