Hibernian 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Hibernian 

0 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 18th, 1982
Easter Road. Att. 5,562
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Pat Stanton Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Jim McArthur
2. Alan Sneddon
3. Eric Schaedler
4. Jackie McNamara
5. Gordon Rae
6. Ally Brazil
7. Ralph Callachan
8. Peter Welsh
9. Willie Jamieson
10. Bobby Thomson
11. Gary Murray
Hamish McAlpine .1
Maurice Malpas .2
Derek Stark .3
Richard Gough .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Ian Britton .7
Eamonn Bannon .8
Graeme Payne .9
Paul Sturrock .10
Davie Dodds .11

Bench
12. Arthur Duncan
14. Bobby Flavell
Billy Kirkwood .12
Ralph Milne .14

Substitutions
Arthur Duncan for Willie Jamieson (45)
Bobby Flavell for Ally Brazil (45)
Ralph Milne for Graeme Payne (57)
Billy Kirkwood for Ian Britton (80)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Young (Larkhall) (Referee)



Match Report


United's new acquisition, former England international Charlie George, had been pencilled in to make his debut against newly appointed Pat Stanton's Hibs side at Easter Road, but having travelled north he strained a calf muscle in training and headed back home the night before the match. Therefore the only change to the team that drew with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday was Graeme Payne in for Billy Kirkwood.

Hibs threatened first when Peter Welsh dribbled his way into the 18 yard box, but screwed the ball past the post. United then had a penalty appeal turned down when Jackie McNamara fouled Payne just inside the box, and Davie Dodds nearly put them in front when he took advantage of a weak Ralph Callachan pass back, but shot tamely against Jim McArthur's legs. Ian Britton fired in a good shot from the edge of the 18 yard area, Welsh shot across goal for Hibs and Paul Sturrock tried a first time shot on the turn but sent it just wide.

The rest of the match had a lot of effort from both teams, without much goal mouth action. There were plenty hard tackles, with Gordon Rae lucky not to at least pick up a booking for a couple of hefty challenges on Sturrock and Dodds. United, though the better side, failed to threaten the Hibs defence and so had to be satisfied with a second successive draw.



Squad Statistics (as at September 18th, 1982)


1982-83 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 9 - 5343
Richard Gough20 9 - 582
Ian Britton28 101101
Derek Stark23 9 - 1643
Maurice Malpas20 92342
Paul Hegarty28 10 - 35953
Dave Narey26 10340628
Eamonn Bannon24 7215341
Davie Dodds23 10718574
Graeme Payne26 7228821
Paul Sturrock25 104339106
Ralph Milne (sub)21 6211429
Billy Kirkwood (sub)24 9223049






League Table (as at September 18th, 1982)


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