Dundee Utd 0
Aberdeen 2
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 25th, 1984
Tannadice Park. Att. 13,033
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eric Black (pen.) (14)
Eric Black (89)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Stuart Beedie
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
Tommy McQueen
Billy Stark
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Eric Black
Neil Simpson
Frank McDougall
Doug Bell
Willie Falconer

John Holt
Tommy Coyne
Steve Cowan
Ian Porteous

John Holt for Stuart Beedie (46)
Tommy Coyne for Ralph Milne (85)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)
G Cowper & D Martin (Assistants)

Match Report

Aberdeen, whose record at Tannadice, is unsurpassed by anyone, succeeded yet again in uplifting both points on offer in the first New Firm meeting of the season.

Depleted as they were through injuries, the Dons did manage to field one of their walking wounded with Eric Black returning to the side, and the returning striker proved Aberdeen's match winner.

United started well enough but fell behind when Billy Thomson brought down his former St Mirren team-mate, Frank McDougall after a defensive error had given him a clear run-in on goal. The Dons midfield had a stranglehold on the game for most of the first half with United rarely posing a threat to Leighton.

John Holt took the place of the injured Stuart Beedie at the restart and United then dominated proceedings. Chances came and went, but despite almost total domination couldn't grab an equaliser. To rub salt in the wound, Frank McDougall broke away in the dying seconds and his shot was saved by Billy Thompson, but Eric Black followed up to score, giving the final scoreline a somewhat flattering look in Dons favour.

Squad Statistics (as at August 25th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)26 4 - 4 -
Richard Gough22 4 - 15919
Paul Hegarty30 4 - 46563
Maurice Malpas22 4 - 1344
Dave Narey28 4 - 50935
Billy Kirkwood25 3 - 31964
Eamonn Bannon26 4124664
Ralph Milne23 4220962
Davie Dodds25 1 - 285121
Stuart Beedie24 3333
Paul Sturrock27 41405125
John Holt (sub)27 4 - 29123
Tommy Coyne (sub)21 3 - 243

League Table (as at August 25th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.