Hearts 0
Dundee Utd 3
League (Premier Division)


Hearts 

0 - 3

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 8th, 1980
Tynecastle Park. Att. 5,875
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Paul Sturrock (2)
Paul Hegarty (34)
Paul Sturrock (77)

Team Managers
Bobby Moncur Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ian Westwater
Jim Jefferies
Peter Shields
Jim Denny
Frank Liddell
Walter Kidd
Dave Bowman
Bobby Masterton
Alfie Conn Jnr
Willie Gibson
Alex MacDonald
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
Derek Stark
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Ian Gibson
Joe Ward
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Gary MacKay
Archie White
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne

Substitutions
Gary MacKay for Walter Kidd
Archie White for Dave Bowman
Willie Pettigrew for Joe Ward

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike Delaney (Airdrie) (Referee)



Match Report


Graham Payne dropped out to make way for lan Gibson, who was ineligible for United's midweek UEFA Cup tie. Payne was on the substitutes' bench along with Willie Pettigrew. Hearts, who scored their first league goal at Tynecastle last week, were without Bobby Robinson. Masterton took his place.

Applying the early pressure, United got the best possible start when they went ahead after only two minutes. Paul Sturrock chased a long defensive clearance and young 'keeper Westwater looked rather slow to come off his line. Sturrock's first toe-ended effort was blocked by the 'keeper, but he followed up to
run the ball over the line. United went further ahead in 35 minutes after determined running on the left wing by Bannon won a corner. The corner, taken by the former Tynecastle favourite, was flicked on by Paul Hegarty at the near post, sending the ball towards the top left-hand corner of the goal. Although Shields got a head to it the referee and linesman judged the ball has crossed the line.

Hearts, looking for a quick goal, provided the initial pressure in the second half. The closest they come to scoring was when Gibson drove a shot across goal from the edge of the box. There was a walk-out from one section of the ground when United scored their third after 77 minutes. The Hearts defence was left wide open when McAlpine hit a long clearance downfield and Paul Sturrock was able to latch on to the ball and comfortably shoot past the helpless Westwater to kill the game stone dead.



Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 1980)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 25 - 4343
Derek Stark21 2411063
Paul Hegarty26 25726346
Iain Phillip26 18 - 671
Frank Kopel31 18 - 35813
Dave Narey24 24130821
Eamonn Bannon22 224538
Billy Kirkwood22 20214430
Ian Gibson24 4 - 4 -
Joe Ward25 137137
Paul Sturrock24 251024465
Willie Pettigrew (sub)27 1246226






League Table (as at November 8th, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 13 10 3 0 +23 23
2. Rangers 13 7 6 0 +21 20
3. Celtic 13 8 2 3 +11 18
4. Partick Th 13 6 3 4 -3 15
5. Airdrie 13 4 6 3 -1 14
6. United 13 3 6 4 -2 12
7. St Mirren 13 3 4 6 +1 10
8. Morton 13 2 4 7 -12 8
9. Hearts 13 2 2 9 -13 6
10. Kilmarnock 13 1 2 10 -25 4