On This Day August 21st (Today)




Matches Played on August 21st


1984 - Dundee Utd 5-0 Forfar Athletic | League Cup (2nd Round)

After last week's fright against Brechin City in the Forfarshire Cup, United ensured that there was no repeat against their County neighbours. It wasn't as easy as the scoreline may suggest. Chances came and went and it wasn't until the 43rd minute that United eventually made the breakthrough. A Bannon throw to Ralph Milne was played in to Paul Sturrock. Luggy turned the Forfar defence before sending a shot well wide of Kennedy. Only when ...


1982 - Dundee Utd 5-1 Raith Rovers | League Cup (Group Stage - Section 4)

Dundee United started the game with the same team as faced Falkirk in midweek. Milne who came on as a sub last week, retained his place on the bench. Raith Rovers attack was spearheaded by former Tannadice player Ian Ballantyne who is currently their top goal scorer.Dundee United were first to go close when Dave Narey struck a copy of his world cup goal but his luck was out this time around. Sturrock then started a move by setting free Payne on the right. The winger got the cross in afte...


1990 - Alloa Athletic 0-3 Dundee Utd | League Cup (2nd Round)

The new season began in fine style and by half time we had already surpassed our best result of the whole of the previous season! By then we had established a 3-0 lead and effectively killed the tie against an Alloa side newly demoted to Division Two. Our first goal of the new season came after only seven minutes and what a fine effort it was. Billy McKinlay hoisted a high ball out to Darren Jackson on the right and he cut in before unleashing a shot into t...


1985 - Alloa Athletic 0-2 Dundee Utd | League Cup (2nd Round)

A well merited victory, but not for the first time this season, the final score didn't reflect United's territorial advantage. Controlling the game, throughout, two goals was a poor return for their efforts, although there was a missed penalty to take into account. Playing down the slope in the first half United immediately pressed forward with Paul Sturrock and Richard Gough both going close on at least two occasions. A succession of corners eventually produced a goal when Stuart Beedie...


1976 - Dumbarton 1-2 Dundee Utd | League Cup (Sectional Tie)

In a section comprising Celtic, Dumbarton and Arbroath, we had to win at Boghead to give us any hope of qualifying, but the picture was bleak at half-time. After a bright start, we were taken aback by an lan Wallace header. It took us until the 69th minute to get back on level terms. From a free-kick just outside the box George Fleming teed the ball up for Alec Reid to hammer in an unstoppable low drive. Six minutes from the end Paul Sturrock sent ov...



WDL Competitive Statistics for August 21st


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 7 4 1 2 17 10
Away 12 3 3 6 15 28
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19 7 4 8 32 38

Players Signed on August 21st



Players Born on August 21st