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League (Division One)
Andy Rolland (40)
Andy Gray (44)
Jackie Copland (53)
Doug Houston (75)
Dave Narey (85)
Paul Hegarty for Andy Gray
Eddie Pringle (Glasgow) (Referee)
Until then Firhill had scarcely been United's happiest hunting ground for league points. But all that changed in a devastating Tannadice display, to which Thistle had no answer at all. A Dave Narey rocket which rebounded from the underside of the crossbar and clear signalled the pattern and Andy Rolland went one better soon afterwards with a brilliant 20-yard goal. Andy Gray added to United's lead with two minutes of the first half remaining.
Jackie Copland made it three soon after the interval. Doug Houston grabbed a fourth before United sent on their latest signing Paul Hegarty in place of Gray. Five minutes from the end a dazzling United performance was completed when Dave Narey sent a diving header past Alan Rough. Also of note was the introduction of Paul Hegarty who made his first appearance in a United jersey.
|Hamish McAlpine (GK)||26||22||-||158||-|
|Paul Hegarty (sub)||20||1||-||1||-|
No league table has been added for this season.