Aberdeen 5
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Aberdeen 

5 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 6th, 1982
Pittodrie. Att. 13,958
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Neale Cooper (23)
Doug Rougvie (29)
Doug Rougvie (41)
Eric Black (72)
Gordon Strachan (85)
Richard Gough (20)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Jim Leighton
2. Stuart Kennedy
3. Doug Rougvie
4. Neale Cooper
5. Alex McLeish
6. Willie Miller
7. Gordon Strachan
8. Neil Simpson
9. Mark McGhee
10. Eric Black
11. Peter Weir
Hamish McAlpine .1
Maurice Malpas .2
Derek Stark .3
Richard Gough .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Eamonn Bannon .7
Ralph Milne .8
Billy Kirkwood .9
John Holt .10
Davie Dodds .11

Bench
12. Dougie Bell
14. John Hewitt
Dave Beaumont .12
John Reilly .14

Substitutions
None. John Reilly for Davie Dodds (74)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


Following United's win over Viking Stavanger and being drawn against West German side Werder Bremen in the UEFA Cup 3rd round draw yesterday, United returned to League duty with a trip to Pittodrie. Iain Phillip, who had to have six stitches inserted in a leg gash suffered in that win over Stavanger, missed out with Maurice Malpas coming back into the side. Eamonn Bannon also returned, having missed five matches through injury.

After a dull opening spell it was United who broke the deadlock when Richard Gough made an unchallenged run into the box to meet a Ralph Milne free-kick and head into the net after 20 minutes, giving Jim Leighton no chance. Neale Cooper equalised four minutes later, latching onto a second rebound to beat Hamish McAlpine with a low shot from 15 yards. McAlpine prevented Cooper scoring a second with a fine save a few minutes later. Aberdeen took the lead in 29 minutes when Doug Rougvie met a Peter Weir corner kick at the far post to head home. And with two minutes of the first half remaining, Doug Rougvie bundled the ball into the net from another Weir corner.

United were really struggling with Aberdeen's set pieces, and in the 72nd minute they conceded from another Weir corner kick, this time Eric Black the scorer. With five minutes to go Gordon Strachan worked the ball into the United penalty area and side-footed a shot just inside the far post for Aberdeen's fifth. This was United's first League defeat in 12 matches, and their heaviest defeat since October 1976. The result meant that Aberdeen leapfrogged United into second place, with both teams now three points behind leaders Celtic.



Squad Statistics (as at November 6th, 1982)


1982-83 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 22 - 5473
John Holt25 12 - 20916
Derek Stark23 22 - 1773
Richard Gough20 222714
Maurice Malpas20 202452
Dave Narey26 23641931
Paul Hegarty28 23137254
Ralph Milne21 19712734
Billy Kirkwood24 22624353
Eamonn Bannon24 13315942
Davie Dodds24 231219879
John Reilly (sub)20 5 - 202






League Table (as at November 6th, 1982)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 10 8 1 1 +14 17
2. Aberdeen 10 6 2 2 +10 14
3. United 10 5 4 1 +10 14
4. Rangers 10 4 5 1 +10 13
5. Dundee 10 3 3 4 0 9
6. St Mirren 10 2 5 3 -2 9
7. Morton 10 2 3 5 -11 7
8. Hibernian 10 1 4 5 -7 6
9. Kilmarnock 10 1 4 5 -10 6
10. Motherwell 10 2 1 7 -14 5