Dundee Utd 0
Standard 0
UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
Standard 

UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, September 27th, 1978
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,656
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Robert Waseige

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Walter Smith
John Holt
Ray Stewart
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Derek Addison
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Graeme Payne
Michel Preud'homme
Eric Gerets
Michel Renquin
Theo Poel
Christian Labarbe
Matthieu Denier
Helmut Graf
Asgeir Sigurvinsson
Luís Norton de Matos
Philippe Garot
Willy Wellens

Bench
George Fleming
Billy Kirkwood
Jean-Paul Crucifix
Erhan Onal
Pierre Frenay
Gerard Plessers
Frans Beckers

Substitutions
George Fleming for Derek Addison (46)
Billy Kirkwood for Paul Sturrock (71)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Siegfried Kirschen (West Germany) (Referee)


Match Report


Wednesday 27th September 1978, was the date-line for the return leg which proved to be a night of bitter disappointment for Tannadice fans. It might have been different had referee Kirchen from East Germany not chalked off what looked a legitimate United score in the 25th minute. Frank Kopel lobbed the ball into the Standard net, but the referee chalked off the goal for an alleged infringement by Davie Dodds' challenge on the 'keeper.

Five minutes before half-time, Gerets handled a Sturrock cross, but the United appeals were rejected. Almost immediately afterwards, Dave Narey struck the bar. However, Standard, packing midfield, frustrated United, and began to move forward as the game progressed. Icelander Sigurvinsson was only just prevented from scoring by Dave Narey in 57 minutes.

United's task was becoming more difficult and more frustrating by the minute. In 70 minutes Hamish McAlpine brilliantly saved a Graf 40-yarder. United's last chance to take the tie into extra-time came 12 minutes from time, Dave Narey's initial effort was saved by Preud'Homme who couldn't hold the ball, but George Fleming shot the rebound past the post. So Standard survived United's onslaught to qualify by virtue of that single goal in Ghent.



Squad Statistics (as at September 27th, 1978)


1978-79 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)30 10 - 3363
Walter Smith30 4 - 1733
Paul Hegarty24 10216735
Ray Stewart19 8 - 171
Dave Narey22 10120215
John Holt21 9 - 634
Frank Kopel29 8 - 2827
Derek Addison23 9 - 678
Paul Sturrock21 8113937
Graeme Payne22 10 - 1758
Davie Dodds20 42206
George Fleming (sub)30 7127132
Billy Kirkwood (sub)20 815213






League Table (as at September 27th, 1978)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 6 5 0 1 +11 10
2. Hibernian 6 3 3 0 +3 9
3. Aberdeen 6 3 2 1 +8 8
4. United 6 2 3 1 +2 7
5. Partick Thistle 6 2 2 2 0 6
6. St Mirren 6 3 0 3 0 6
7. Rangers 6 0 4 2 -3 4
8. Morton 6 1 2 3 -4 4
9. Hearts 6 1 2 3 -7 4
10. Motherwell 6 1 0 5 -10 2