Dundee Utd 2
Aberdeen 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, January 2nd, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 21,944
3:00 PM Kick-off

Davie Dodds (29)
Richard Gough (78)
Tommy McQueen (pen.) (25)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie
Davie Dodds
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
Tommy McQueen
Brian Mitchell
Neale Cooper
Willie Miller
Willie Falconer
Neil Simpson
Frank McDougall
Doug Bell
Peter Weir

Dave Beaumont
John Clark
Billy Stark
Steve Cowan

John Clark for Alex Taylor (46)
Dave Beaumont for Paul Sturrock (85)
Billy Stark for Stewart McKimmie (51)
Steve Cowan for Willie Falconer (74)

Paul Hegarty (61)
John Holt (77)
Stuart Beedie (77)
Willie Miller (23)
Neil Simpson (77)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
C Senior & P Trotter (Assistants)

Match Report

As against Celtic, United found themselves trailing with Aberdeen taking the lead from the penalty spot. Hamish McAlpine tripped Frank McDougall and Tommy McQueen just beat the United 'keeper who dived correctly to his left. Four minutes later, United cancelled out the lead when Davie Dodds headed in a Richard Gough cross, our first goal against the Dons in five Tannadice meetings, incidentally.

United finished a fairly even first 45 minutes the stronger and this spilled over into the second half as United chased a winner. This eventually came from the Bannon-Gough duo to give us our first win of the New Year and complete a holiday double over the Dons.

Incredibly, lightning struck for the third consecutive time, as Eamonn Bannon flighted in a free-kick for Richard Gough to head United's winner.

Squad Statistics (as at January 2nd, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)76 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Alex Taylor61 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie63 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont (sub)60 0 - 0 -
John Clark (sub)59 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at January 2nd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.