Dundee Utd 3
Aston Villa 0

Dundee Utd
3 - 0
Aston Villa 

Sunday, August 5th, 1979
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,348
7:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Sturrock (44)
Paul Sturrock (55)
Paul Sturrock (65)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Ron Saunders

Starting Eleven
1. Andy Graham
2. Ray Stewart
3. Frank Kopel
4. Iain Phillip
5. Derek Stark
6. Dave Narey
7. Derek Addison
8. Paul Sturrock
9. Billy Kirkwood
10. George Fleming
11. Graeme Payne
Jimmy Rimmer .1
Ivor Linton .2
Colin Gibson .3
Brendan Ormsby .4
Ken McNaught .5
Dennis Mortimer .6
Tony Morley .7
Brian Little .8
John Deehan .9
Gordon Cowans .10
Kenny Swain .11

12. Davie Dodds
Terry Donovan .12
Gary Shelton .14

Davie Dodds for George Fleming (70)
Terry Donovan for Gordon Cowans
Gary Shelton for Kenny Swain (70)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T.Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

A truly memorable hat-trick from Paul Sturrock sent the rain-soaked Tannadice fans home happy in the knowledge that they had witnessed one of their side's most convincing displays in years. Villa were outplayed in almost every department by a performance certain to have fired United with a timely confidence boost for the difficult weeks ahead.

Squad Statistics (as at August 5th, 1979)

1979-80 All Time

League Table (as at August 5th, 1979)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.

League results since United's last match