Dundee Utd 2
Hearts 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 11th, 1984
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,027
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ralph Milne (16)
Ralph Milne (79)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne
Paul Sturrock
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Roddie MacDonald
Stewart MacLaren
Donald Park
John Robertson
Jimmy Bone
Alex MacDonald
Kenny Black

John Reilly
Alex Taylor
Craig Levein
Willie Johnston

John Reilly for Tommy Coyne (69)
Craig Levein for Donald Park (46)
Willie Johnston for Stewart McLaren (71)

None. Roddie McDonald (11)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Hope (Erskine) (Referee)
I W Skene & W A Marr (Assistants)

Match Report

On one of the hottest opening days to the season for many a long day. United repeated their mid-week victory over Nottingham Forest, even down to Ralph Milne scoring both goals.

The first threat on either goal came in 11 minutes when a Whittaker shot went just over. United, however, took the lead with their first serious assault on the Hearts' goal. Maurice Malpas won the ball in his own half, broke clear before parting to Eamonn Bannon on the left. Eamonn's perfect centre was headed down past Henry Smith by Ralph Milne.

Billy Thomson, making his debut, had to react quickly when he diverted a snap shot from Alex MacDonald to retain United's one goal advantage. Despite having the lion's share of the play. United couldn't extend their lead. Billy Thomson once again came to the rescue with a great save from a Whittaker header. Three minutes later Ralph Milne latched on to a touch from Paul Sturrock and raced on, beating MacDonald before lobbing over the advancing Smith from the edge of the box to clinch the points.

Squad Statistics (as at August 11th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)26 1 - 1 -
Richard Gough22 1 - 15619
Paul Hegarty30 1 - 46263
Gary McGinnis20 1 - 71
John Holt27 1 - 28823
Dave Narey28 1 - 50635
Maurice Malpas22 1 - 1314
Ralph Milne23 1220662
Eamonn Bannon26 1 - 24363
Tommy Coyne21 1 - 223
Paul Sturrock27 1 - 402124
John Reilly (sub)22 1 - 6522

League Table (as at August 11th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.