Dundee Utd 2
Partick Th 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Partick Th 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 22nd, 1979
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,786
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Willie Pettigrew (33)
Frank Kopel (45)
Alex O'Hara (47)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Bertie Auld

Starting Eleven
Peter Bonetti
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Frank Kopel
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Ralph Milne
George Fleming
Paul Sturrock
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne
Alan Rough
Dave McKinnon
Brian Whittaker
Jackie Campbell
John Marr
Alex O'Hara
Bobby Houston
Ian Gibson
Jamie Doyle
Gordon McGregor
George Clark

Bench
Derek Stark
Jim Kerr
Ally Love
Jim Melrose

Substitutions
Derek Stark for Derek Addison (57)
Ally Love for Ian Gibson (59)
Jim Melrose for Bobby Houston (67)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Eddie Pringle (Edinburgh) (Referee)


Match Report


Two first half goals gave United a good platform for an emphatic victory. Willie Pettigrew netted first after 33 minutes and then Frank Kopel double United's lead on the stroke of half time. However, Thistle replied through an O'Hara header and the scoreline remained at 2-1 despite much United pressure.



Squad Statistics (as at September 22nd, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Peter Bonetti (GK)37 5 - 5 -
Dave Narey23 11 - 24419
Paul Hegarty25 2 - 20037
Frank Kopel30 11230411
Billy Kirkwood21 1019324
George Fleming31 8 - 30835
Derek Addison24 10110112
Ralph Milne18 7272
Willie Pettigrew25 9494
Paul Sturrock22 11418047
Graeme Payne23 11220713
Derek Stark (sub)20 91422






League Table (as at September 22nd, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 6 4 2 0 +9 10
2. Morton 6 4 0 2 +5 8
3. Rangers 6 3 1 2 +3 7
4. Aberdeen 6 3 0 3 +4 6
5. Partick Th 6 2 2 2 0 6
6. Kilmarnock 6 2 2 2 -5 6
7. United 6 2 1 3 0 5
8. Dundee 6 2 1 3 -4 5
9. St Mirren 6 2 1 3 -5 5
10. Hibernian 6 1 0 5 -7 2