Dundee Utd 1
Motherwell 4
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 4

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 17th, 1976
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,395
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jackie Copland (45)
Willie Pettigrew (36)
Bobby Watson (60)
Bobby Graham (64)
Peter Marinello (75)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Willie McLean

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Paul Hegarty
John Holt
Dave Narey
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Doug Houston
Alec Reid
Tom McAdam
Billy Steele
Stuart Rennie
Willie Watson
Joe Wark
Bobby Watson
Willie McVie
Gregor Stevens
Stewart MacLaren
Willie Pettigrew
Bobby Graham
Vic Davidson
Peter Marinello

George Fleming
Paul Sturrock
Peter Millar
Ian Taylor

George Fleming for Alec Reid
Paul Sturrock for Billy Steele
Peter Millar for Bobby Watson
Ian Taylor for Stewart MacLaren

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

At that stage of the season, talk of relegation for the Tannadice men was doing the rounds in football circles, with Jim McLean's side having not won since the first day of November, 1975. And things got much worse when Motherwell inflicted what United's biggest Premier defeat to date.

Bang in form Wiiiie Pettigrew was the man who engineered United's downfall downfall when he scored his 21st goal of the term from close range. But United struck back hanks to a Jackie Copland volley and things started to look good again for the home side when a Hegarty header rebounded off the woodwork and several other close occurred in the 'Well goal area. Then the roof fell in! Bobby Watson hammered in and four minutes later Bobby Graham added another. And to complete an afternoon misery for United fans Peter Marinello powered in Motherwell's final blow.

Squad Statistics (as at January 17th, 1976)

1975-76 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)27 31 - 214 -
Jackie Copland28 14218622
Paul Hegarty21 2574411
John Holt19 14 - 19 -
Dave Narey19 2838611
Andy Rolland33 27135134
Doug Smith38 11 - 62727
Doug Houston32 252675
Alec Reid28 3213118
Tom McAdam21 125125
Billy Steele19 123123
George Fleming (sub)27 27 - 16116
Paul Sturrock (sub)19 2553811

League Table (as at January 17th, 1976)

No league table has been added for this season.