Dundee Utd 1
Hearts 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 2nd, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,142
3:00 PM Kick-off

Richard Gough (90)
Iain Jardine (67)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Neil Berry
Craig Levein
John Colquhoun
Iain Jardine
Sandy Clark
Gary Mackay
John Robertson

Gordon McLeod
Stuart Beedie
Kenny Black
Andy Watson

Stuart Beedie for Ian Redford (66)
Kenny Black for John Robertson (44)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bob Valentine (Dundee) (Referee)

Match Report

Just as United's unblemished home record looked to have been dented, a final thrust on the Hearts goal produced a late equaliser by Richard Gough.

Despite much the better of the first half we failed to breach a tight Tynecastie rearguard. Ralph Milne came closest to scoring. He ended a mazy run from just inside the visitor's half with a shot which hit the post and his follow-up effort went just wide of the far post. Ian Redford then met a Richard Gough cross but his effort flew only inches past the post. Billy Thomson was then called into action and twice made excellent saves from shots by Colquhoun and Mackay.

Although Paul Sturrock hit a first-time shot straight at Smith after the interval, it was Hearts who dominated most of the second half. A spell of heavy pressure brought its reward when a blocked Berry shot broke to Ian Jardine, and his sweetly struck dipping shot from 20 yards gave Billy Thomson no chance. Hearts' miserable record here looked on the verge of ending when United contrived a last minute goal with their best move of the game. Eamonn Bannon, deep in his own half, hit a long accurate crossfield pass which found Paul Sturrock on the left. Paul ran to the bye-line before crossing and Richard Gough's header with the apparent aid of a deflection sailed into the top right-hand corner.

Squad Statistics (as at November 2nd, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne62 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie (sub)63 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at November 2nd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.