Everton 4
Dundee Utd 1


4 - 1

Dundee Utd

Saturday, August 2nd, 1969
Goodison Park. Att. 21,487
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jimmy Husband (44)
John Hurst
Joe Royle (75)
Colin Harvey (79)
Ian Scott (10)

Team Managers
Harry Catterick Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
1. Gordon West
2. Tommy Wright
3. Sandy Brown
4. Howard Kendall
5. Brian Labone
6. Colin Harvey
7. Jimmy Husband
8. Alan Ball
9. Joe Royle
10. John Hurst
11. Johnny Morrissey
Don Mackay .1
Andy Rolland .2
Jim Cameron .3
Dennis Gillespie .4
Doug Smith .5
Alex Stuart .6
Davie Hogg .7
Alec Reid .8
Ian Scott .9
Ian Mitchell .10
Davie Wilson .11

12. Andy Rankin
14. Frank D'Arcy
15. Tommy Jackson
16. Alan Whittle
Alan Gordon .12
Jimmy Briggs .14

None. Jimmy Briggs for Jim Cameron (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Harold Williams (Sheffield) (Referee)

Match Report

The first ever clash was a milestone in United’s history, as it marked the first time the club wore tangerine, following the transition from black and white.

Everton won three corners in the first three minutes. First a bad pass by Gillespie let Morrissey in, but a sliding tackle by Smith conceded a corner as the winger moved dangerously towards goal. Ball then won another corner on the right which was put behind by a United defender. Hurst and Harvey then both fired speculative efforts over the bar. Despite early Everton pressure it was United who scored a tenth minute opener. When Tommy Wright failed to intercept a cross, Davie Wilson nodded the ball to Ian Scott who slid it past ’keeper Gordon West. The Blues dominated and eventually equalised just before half-time when Jimmy Husband bundled the ball over the line.

But they opened strongly after the break and it was no surprise when John Hurst headed past Donald Mackay from a Husband cross. Another header extended Everton’s lead when Howard Kendall’s delicate chip was met by Joe Royle. It was England World Cup-winning winger Alan Ball who split the United defence for the fourth, allowing Colin Harvey to round Mackay to complete the scoring. It was no disgrace for United to lose to what was a powerful Everton side, indeed they went on to become league champions that season! And Jerry Kerr’s men didn’t do too badly either, finishing fifth to clinch a Fairs cup spot for only the second time in our history.

Squad Statistics (as at August 2nd, 1969)

1969-70 All Time

League Table (as at August 2nd, 1969)

No league table has been added for this season.