Dundee Utd 1
Copenhagen 0
UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


Dundee Utd
1 - 0
Copenhagen 

UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, September 14th, 1977
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,500
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paul Sturrock (66)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Mario Astorri

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Alex Rennie
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Billy Kirkwood
Bobby Robinson
Gordon G Wallace
Derek Addison
Graeme Payne
Paul Sturrock
Ole Qvist
Niels Boesen
Palle Hansen
Henrik Eigenbrod
Ole Højgaard
Steen Andreasen
Klaus Nørregaard
Bo Frimann-Hansen
Peter Lindby
Finn Laudrup
Flemming Pedersen

Bench
John Holt
Eigil Neilsen
Karl Kroll
Benny Myssing
Niels Hagenau

Substitutions
John Holt for Derek Addison (46)
Eigil Neilsen for Bo Frimann-Hansen (46)
Karl Kroll for Steen Andreasen

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Henry Öberg (Norway) (Referee)


Match Report


Jim McLean sought a two goal advantage from this game but although that wasn't achieved, the United will be confident that the single goal they did get may be enough.

United got the vital lead in 66 minutes. Gordon Wallace struck a shot but it rebounded off a defender. Paul Sturrock was first to react and fired the ball into the net.

United could have scored more, Kirkwood missed a simple chance early on and Wallace hit the bar just after half-time in the best move of the match. The Danes had the best of their chances in the second half and maybe gave United some warnings as to what might be in store for them in the return leg.

McLean sent Hegarty up front in search of that desired second goal but that wasn't to be.



Squad Statistics (as at September 14th, 1977)


1977-78 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)29 9 - 2863
Alex Rennie28 1 - 631
Paul Hegarty23 9211626
Dave Narey21 9115214
Frank Kopel28 9 - 2377
Gordon G Wallace34 933616
Bobby Robinson26 6161
Billy Kirkwood19 83124
Derek Addison22 91373
Paul Sturrock20 939331
Graeme Payne21 7 - 1256
John Holt (sub)20 1 - 34 -






League Table (as at September 14th, 1977)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 4 3 1 0 +5 7
2. United 4 2 2 0 +3 6
3. St Mirren 4 2 1 1 +4 5
4. Hibernian 4 2 1 1 +2 5
5. Motherwell 4 2 1 1 +1 5
6. Rangers 4 2 0 2 +1 4
7. Ayr Utd 4 1 1 2 -2 3
8. Partick Thistle 4 1 1 2 -3 3
9. Celtic 4 0 1 3 -3 1
10. Clydebank 4 0 1 3 -8 1