Dundee 0
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


0 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 3rd, 1982
Dens Park. Att. 12,602
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eamonn Bannon (35)
Paul Sturrock (51)

Team Managers
Don Mackay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Les Barr
Danny Cameron
Cammy Fraser
Jim Smith
Bobby Glennie
Iain Ferguson
Stewart McKimmie
Eric Sinclair
Albert Kidd
Peter Mackie
Hamish McAlpine
Derek Stark
John Holt
Richard Gough
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Ray Stephen
Brian Scrimgeour
Maurice Malpas
John Reilly

Ray Stephen for Albert Kidd (68)
Brian Scrimgeour for Les Barr (80)
John Reilly for Ralph Milne (85)

Albert Kidd (30) Ralph Milne (55)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)

Match Report

After the midweek defeat to Celtic, Eamonn Bannon swapped places with Maurice Malpas from the substitutes bench for the final Dundee derby of the season. Paul Sturrock had been a doubt after picking up a back injury in the previous game, but was passed fit.

In the sixth minute, Fraser went close with a free-kick for Dundee, and a minute later Geddes had to come sharply off his line at the other end to clutch a Davie Dodds header with Sturrock threatening. Dodds then had the ball in the net in the tenth minute, but Sturrock was ruled offside away from play. Minutes later referee David Syme disallowed a Bobby Glennie own goal, on the grounds that an earlier infringement had taken place. United kept up the pressure and in the 25th minute Scotland midfield man Dave Narey almost put them ahead but his blistering 20 yard volley flew just over. Eamonn Bannon put United ahead in the 35th minute when he nodded home close in after Milne had crossed from the right.

Paul Sturrock increased United's lead six minutes into the second half when he head-flicked a Richard Gough header past Geddes from a Ralph Milne corner. Having seen his blushes spared in the first half, Dundee defender Glennie was unlucky with two efforts in the latter stages, with a 25 yard shot and a close-in header both hitting the woodwork.

United's victory, along with St Mirren dropping points against Aberdeen, kept alive aspirations of a UEFA Cup spot, with United now just three points away from the Paisley side.

Squad Statistics (as at April 3rd, 1982)

1981-82 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 48 - 5153
Paul Hegarty27 46233951
John Holt25 45519016
Dave Narey25 48238624
Richard Gough19 352392
Derek Stark23 31 - 1513
Eamonn Bannon23 501813635
Ralph Milne20 45129925
Billy Kirkwood23 43721347
Paul Sturrock25 4422320100
Davie Dodds23 471616561
John Reilly (sub)20 81101

League Table (as at April 3rd, 1982)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 27 17 6 4 +28 40
2. Rangers 27 12 10 5 +11 34
3. Aberdeen 25 13 7 5 +15 33
4. St Mirren 25 12 7 6 +10 31
5. Hibernian 29 9 12 8 +6 30
6. DUNDEE UTD 26 11 7 8 +18 29
7. Morton 28 7 9 12 -18 23
8. Dundee 28 7 4 17 -19 18
9. Airdrie 27 5 6 16 -28 16
10. Partick Th 26 3 8 15 -23 14

League results since United's last match
3rd April 1982
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