Dundee Utd 0
Aberdeen 0 (AET)
League Cup (Final)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
(AET)
Aberdeen 

League Cup (Final)
Saturday, December 8th, 1979
Hampden Park. Att. 27,156
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew
Bobby Clark
Stuart Kennedy
Doug Rougvie
Alex McLeish
Willie Garner
Willie Miller
Gordon Strachan
Steve Archibald
Mark McGhee
John McMaster
Ian Scanlon

Bench
George Fleming
Steve Murray
Drew Hamilton
Drew Jarvie

Substitutions
George Fleming for Iain Phillip
Steve Murray for Graeme Payne
Drew Hamilton for John McMaster
Drew Jarvie for Mark McGhee

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)


Match Report


The New Firm pairing defied awful underfoot conditions to entertain a sparsely occupied Hampden Park in the League Cup final. This was the lowest ever League Cup final attendance but those that travelled must have felt it was worthwhile.

Aberdeen had the better of this match, which lasted a full 120 minutes, but United probably deserved another crack of the whip in the replay. Jim McLean bemoaned his midfield, stating that they were completely outplayed by Aberdeen. However, the 13 United players who took part in this final refused to concede defat under heavy Aberdeen pressure.

United were actually first to settle into this match but were unable to create any significant chances. After that initial burst, Aberdeen came more into the game with Archibald and McGhee a constant menace to the United defence.

Aberdeen had a couple of good chances that fell to their centre-half Willie Garner but he failed to capitalise. United's only real chance fell to Sturrock, but when the ball arrived to him in the box he was facing the wrong way and the opportunity evaporated.

Extra-time failed to produce a goal and for the first time ever a Scottish League Cup final will be staged at a ground other than Hampden. The replay to go ahead at Dens Park.



Squad Statistics (as at December 8th, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 20 - 3873
Iain Phillip28 231341
Frank Kopel30 28432113
Dave Narey23 28 - 26119
John Holt23 5 - 916
Derek Stark21 271602
Paul Hegarty25 19221739
Eamonn Bannon21 8181
Paul Sturrock23 29919852
Willie Pettigrew26 27102710
Graeme Payne23 26222213
George Fleming (sub)31 24232437
Steve Murray (sub)35 3 - 3 -






League Table (as at December 8th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 15 9 3 3 +15 21
2. Morton 15 9 3 3 +14 21
3. Rangers 17 7 3 7 +2 17
4. St Mirren 16 6 5 5 -3 17
5. Aberdeen 14 6 3 5 +7 15
6. Partick Th 16 5 5 6 -3 15
7. United 15 5 4 6 +4 14
8. Kilmarnock 15 5 4 6 -8 14
9. Dundee 15 6 1 8 -12 13
10. Hibernian 16 2 3 11 -16 7