Dundee Utd 2
Aberdeen 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, January 2nd, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 21,944
3:00 PM Kick-off

Davie Dodds (29)
Richard Gough (78)
Tommy McQueen (pen.) (25)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Dave Narey
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Alex Taylor
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie
Davie Dodds
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
Tommy McQueen
Brian Mitchell
Neale Cooper
Willie Miller
Willie Falconer
Neil Simpson
Frank McDougall
Doug Bell
Peter Weir

Dave Beaumont
John Clark
Billy Stark
Steve Cowan

John Clark for Alex Taylor (46)
Dave Beaumont for Paul Sturrock (85)
Billy Stark for Stewart McKimmie (51)
Steve Cowan for Willie Falconer (74)

Paul Hegarty (61)
John Holt (77)
Stuart Beedie (77)
Willie Miller (23)
Neil Simpson (77)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
C Senior & P Trotter (Assistants)

Match Report

As against Celtic, United found themselves trailing with Aberdeen taking the lead from the penalty spot. Hamish McAlpine tripped Frank McDougall and Tommy McQueen just beat the United 'keeper who dived correctly to his left. Four minutes later, United cancelled out the lead when Davie Dodds headed in a Richard Gough cross, our first goal against the Dons in five Tannadice meetings, incidentally.

United finished a fairly even first 45 minutes the stronger and this spilled over into the second half as United chased a winner. This eventually came from the Bannon-Gough duo to give us our first win of the New Year and complete a holiday double over the Dons.

Incredibly, lightning struck for the third consecutive time, as Eamonn Bannon flighted in a free-kick for Richard Gough to head United's winner.

Squad Statistics (as at January 2nd, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)36 21 - 6563
John Holt28 25 - 31223
Paul Hegarty30 33549468
Dave Narey28 29 - 53435
Maurice Malpas22 3211625
Richard Gough22 33518824
Eamonn Bannon26 33827571
Alex Taylor22 122324
Paul Sturrock28 3014431138
Davie Dodds26 238307129
Stuart Beedie24 284284
Dave Beaumont (sub)21 101141
John Clark (sub)20 115346

League Table (as at January 2nd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.