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League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 29th, 1984
Parkhead. Att. 22,924
3:00 PM Kick-off

Tommy Burns (22)
Mo Johnston (missed pen.)
Paul Sturrock (64)
Richard Gough (73)

Team Managers
David Hay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Mark Reid
Brian McClair
Roy Aitken
Murdo MacLeod
Davie Provan
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Tommy Burns
Frank McGarvey
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne

Peter Grant
John Colquhoun
Dave Beaumont
Paul Sturrock

None. Paul Sturrock for Alex Taylor (46)
Dave Beaumont for Tommy Coyne (80)

Murdo MacLeod (72) Stuart Beedie (61)
Paul Hegarty (73)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)

Match Report

After beating leaders Aberdeen we meted out the same dose of medicine to second placed Celtic.

Remarkably, a missed penalty again turned the match. On this occasion Celtic had gone ahead through Tommy Burns in the first half and were awarded a penalty when John Holt's hand diverted a Brian McClair header.

Mo Johnston, however, weakly hit the spot kick and Hamish McAlpine save low to his left hand post. Almost immediately Eamonn Bannon hit just wide and ten minutes later United equalised.

Stuart Beedie won the ball in midfleld, passed to Richard Gough whose through bail was belted past Bonner by Paul Sturrock. Seven minutes later Richard Gough, for the second game running, headed in an Eamonn Bannon free kick to end another unbeaten home record.

Squad Statistics (as at December 29th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)36 20 - 6553
Paul Hegarty30 32549368
Dave Narey28 28 - 53335
Richard Gough22 32418723
John Holt28 24 - 31123
Maurice Malpas22 3111615
Eamonn Bannon26 32827471
Alex Taylor22 112314
Tommy Coyne22 164377
Davie Dodds26 227306128
Stuart Beedie24 274274
Dave Beaumont (sub)21 91131
Paul Sturrock (sub)28 2914430138

League Table (as at December 29th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.