Dundee Utd 1
Aberdeen 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 17th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 14,339
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Sturrock (41)
Stewart McKimmie (36)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Dave Beaumont
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Stuart Beedie
Paul Sturrock
Bryan Gunn
Stewart McKimmie
Neale Cooper
Billy Stark
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Eric Black
Neil Simpson
Frank McDougall
Jim Bett
Peter Weir

Gary McGinnis
Ralph Milne
Brian Mitchell
John Hewitt

Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (80)
John Hewitt for Eric Black (63)

Stuart Beedie (10)
Neil Simpson (10)
Jim Bett (26)
Eric Black (32)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
G Newlands & J Brown (Assistants)

Match Report

When these two sides meet a fast and furious clash can almost be guaranteed and this was no exception, especially in the opening half. After being on top in the early stages without creating much by way of chances, United fell behind to a superb strike by Stuart McKimmie, whose 25 yarder dipping shot gave Hamish McAlpine no chance of saving. That lead, fortunately, only lasted three minutes thanks to a superb piece of probing by Stuart Beedie. His pass found Paul Sturrock in space and after sidestepping Alex McLeish, Paul slotted the ball past Gunn.

The second half was severely punctuated by a series of fouls and only rarely was either goal under threat.

Squad Statistics (as at August 17th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)76 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie63 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at August 17th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.