Dundee Utd 2
Newcastle Utd 0
Texaco Cup (Semi Final 1st Leg)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0
Newcastle Utd 

Texaco Cup (Semi Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, December 12th, 1973
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,500
7:30 PM Kick-off

Frank Kopel (15)
Archie Knox (21)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Joe Harvey

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Jackie Copland
Frank Kopel
Andy Rolland
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Archie Knox
George Fleming
Andy Gray
Pat Gardner
Willie McFaul
Dave Crosson
Alan Kennedy
Terry McDermott
David Craig
Pat Howard
Stewart Barrowclough
Tommy Gibb
John Tudor
Keith Robson
Terry Hibbitt

Sandy Davie
Dave Narey
Eric Steele
Gordon Hodgson

Dave Narey for Jim Henry (46)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alistair McKenzie (Larbert) (Referee)

Match Report

Having already defeated Sheffield United and Leicester City, United added Newcastle to their list of scalps. They scored early on and went on to dominate the game. McLean dropped his two 17 year olds that played at Parkhead and replaced them with experience. Gardner and Henry replacing Narey and Payne.

United took the lead in 15 minutes as they battered Newcastle into submission. It was Frank Kopel who rose to head home a Traynor corner kick. Six minutes later it was two. A long McAlpine clearance reached Gray who powered towards goal. He was tackled as he progressed toward goal and the ball broke kindly for Archie Knox who made no mistake with the finish.

It was two goals in a first half that could have yielded so many more had they taken their chances. There were no further goals in the game but United will travel to Newcastle with a good lead to defend.

Squad Statistics (as at December 12th, 1973)

1973-74 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)25 24 - 127 -
Walter Smith25 232943
Frank Kopel24 232765
Jackie Copland26 19 - 10114
Andy Rolland31 22425728
Archie Knox26 1344010
Tommy Traynor30 19 - 11411
Jim Henry24 16212912
George Fleming25 244728
Pat Gardner30 2017616
Andy Gray18 207207
Dave Narey (sub)17 4 - 4 -

League Table (as at December 12th, 1973)

No league table has been added for this season.