On This Day August 5th (Today)




Matches Played on August 5th


2012 - Dundee Utd 3-0 Hibernian | League (SPL)

After an absorbing Europa League tie against Dynamo Moscow on Thursday night, it was the start of SPL business for the hosts as they welcomed Hibernian to Tannadice for an early Sunday kick off. Having obviously been impressed with the efforts of his starting side in the previous game Peter Houston made no changes as he sought for a morale boosting win which would ensure the perfect start to the league campaign. The pitch was in immaculate condition and a healthy crowd was in attendance for what


2017 - Inverness CT 0-1 Dundee Utd | League (Championship)

United opened their 2017/18 league season with a tough trip to face relegated Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Ray McKinnon made only one change from the side which defeated Dundee on penalties six days earlier, with Jamie Robson coming in for the suspended Mark Durnan. Robson slotted in at left back with captain Tam Scobbie moving across to centre half alongside William Edjenguele. Perhaps the most encouraging sight for United fans was seeing Stewart Murdoch and James Keatings on the bench as they


2006 - Rangers 2-2 Dundee Utd | League (SPL)

French tricolors and berets abounded at Ibrox for Paul Le Guen’s welcome party, and most Rangers fans anticipated a comfortable victory to celebrate. But nobody told United – and instead the Tangerines played the role of party-poopers to perfection.An impressive performance at Motherwell allowed Le Guen’s starting eleven to remain unchanged, and Kris Boyd, Chris Burke and new signing Filip Sebo all had to settle for a place on the bench. In contrast, Craig Brewster rang the changes follo


2000 - Hibernian 3-0 Dundee Utd | League (SPL)

It was a disastrous start for United as Didier Agathe beat David Partridge to latch onto a long through ball in the second minute. One on one with goalkeeper Alan Combe he made no mistake to open the scoring by calmly slotting home. Tassos Venetis missed a free header from a Neil Heaney free kick as the visitors tried to respond quickly but after 19 minutes they fell further behind when Didier Agathe doubled his tally. United were struggling to make an impact but as the half hour m


1980 - Dundee Utd 4-1 Tottenham | Friendly

United created a near replica of their classic encounter with Tottenham Hotspur at the start of last season, with another comeback special after going a goal down during a first half which Spurs dominated. The friendly win rounded off an otherwise drab set of pre-season run outs, offering United fans some hope for the forthcoming season, as the team prepare for their opening league match against Kilmarnock on Saturday.Jim McLean's men almost snatched an early lead when a clever move dow


1979 - Dundee Utd 3-0 Aston Villa | Friendly

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.




1978 - Port Vale 0-1 Dundee Utd | Friendly

United once again made changes in an effort to find a successful blend in their pre-season build up.United quickly repulsed Vale's opening move and Sturrock, moving swiftly down the left, flashed a first time drive narrowly wide with Connaughton out of position. As United began to exert control on the game Kirkwood crossed well from the right, but Connaughton held safely. A five-man move resulted in Port Vale conceding a corner, but Robinson's flag kick came to nought. There was a moment




1969 - Ipswich 3-0 Dundee Utd | Friendly

This was United's third match in just 4 days as they faced up to another English side as part of their pre-season preparations. Having lost the first two matches, United were keen to make amends at Portman Road. United were back in their tangerine kits after wearing the Millwall blue the previous night. The team was also reshuffled and almost at full strength.Ipswich were first to be dangerous. In the tenth minute centre half Baxter came up for a corner and Mackay did well to save his ra


1992 - Partick Th 0-1 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

Manager Jim McLean stuck by the same starting eleven for our second successive away fixture, though it was to be the man whom he brought on as a substitute who was to ultimately decide the issue. For long periods the flowing football which was the trademark of our early season form had Thistle bemused. All that was lacking was the end product Goals! The introduction of Paddy Connolly twenty minutes from time was, however, to prove decisive. Within a




1985 - Stirling Albion 2-2 Dundee Utd | Friendly

The preparation for the new season continued when a largely Reserve Eleven shared the honours in an even and entertaining contest. Stirling took the lead after only four minutes through Davie Thomson. Stirling, without a great deal of play, squandered a golden opportunity in the 2oth minute when Billy Thomson blocked a Willie Irvine penalty. United did equalise after 31 minutes when with the Albion defence in disarray Kevin Gallacher diverted a Reilly shot past Andy Graham. Just four min



1984 - VfR Bürstadt 2-0 Dundee Utd | Friendly

The team had to be off at 2.30 p.m. the following afternoon for the final match of the tour against V.F.R. Burstadt, newly promoted to the Second Bundesliga. Bearing in mind the fatigue plus the absence of Dave Narey Maurice Malpas, Paul Sturrock and lan Munro, it was no surprise that United lost 2-0. Indeed Assistant Manager Wattie Smith and Hamish McAlpine were on the bench as subs. Whilst the playing record may not have lived up to normal expectations, the object of the exercise was t



WDL Competitive Statistics for August 5th


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 1 1 0 0 3 0
Away 4 2 1 1 4 5
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 3 1 1 7 5

Players Signed on August 5th



Players Born on August 5th