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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 24th, 1983
Pittodrie. Att. 21,093
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gordon Strachan (pen.) (78) Eamonn Bannon (36)
Billy Kirkwood (52)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Doug Rougvie
John McMaster
Neale Cooper
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Steve Cowan
Neil Simpson
Mark McGhee
Doug Bell
Peter Weir
Hamish McAlpine .1
Billy Kirkwood .2
Derek Stark .3
Richard Gough .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Eamonn Bannon .7
Ralph Milne .8
Maurice Malpas .9
John Holt .10
Davie Dodds .11

Gordon Strachan
John Hewitt
Graeme Payne .12
Alex Taylor .14

Gordon Strachan for Doug Bell (46)
John Hewitt for Steve Cowan (55)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)

Match Report

Pittodrie again proved to hold no fears for a United side which dominated most of Scotland's match of the day. United survived one early scare when Peter Weir hit the base of the post but then Eamonn Bannon and Ralph Milne took over and it was Eamonn Bannon who struck first with a superb 20-yarder following a fine left wing run by Maurice Malpas.

Almost immediately after the restart came the game's turning point when John McMaster blasted a penalty over the bar. Five minutes later Ralph Milne's cut-back was flicked home by Billy Kirkwood.

Gordon Strachan converted a second penalty award 13 minutes from time. Billy Kirkwood, Dave Narey, Ralph Milne and Aberdeen's Neil Simpson were ail booked in a game that was never dirty.

Squad Statistics (as at September 24th, 1983)

1983-84 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)35 10 - 5893
John Holt26 10224422
Derek Stark24 722127
Richard Gough21 10311114
Maurice Malpas21 8 - 842
Dave Narey27 10 - 46134
Paul Hegarty29 10141459
Ralph Milne22 10316851
Billy Kirkwood25 10428058
Eamonn Bannon25 10319955
Davie Dodds25 108240103

League Table (as at September 24th, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.