Dundee Utd 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

League Cup - 2nd Round 2nd Leg
Saturday, September 1st, 1979, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,760
Referee: W Gordon (Inverurie)
Dundee Utd  Airdrieonians

Paul Sturrock (35)
Graeme Payne (36)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Bobby Watson

Starting Eleven
Peter Bonetti
Derek Stark
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
George Fleming
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Paul Sturrock
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne
Ian Ballantyne
Ernie McGarr
Harry Erwin
John Lapsley
Tommy Veitch
Jim March
George Anderson
Brian McKeown
Sandy Clark
John McVeigh
Ian Gordon
Willie McGuire

Walter Smith
Ralph Milne
Tommy Walker
Gordon Hamilton

Ralph Milne for Ian Ballantyne
Walter Smith for Paul Sturrock
Tommy Walker for Harry Erwin (37)

Appearances & Goals To Date
Peter Bonetti (GK) 4 apps -
Derek Stark 40 apps2 goals
Frank Kopel 300 apps10 goals
Dave Narey 240 apps19 goals
George Fleming 304 apps35 goals
Billy Kirkwood 89 apps24 goals
Derek Addison 97 apps12 goals
Paul Sturrock 176 apps47 goals
Willie Pettigrew 5 apps -
Graeme Payne 203 apps13 goals
Ian Ballantyne 2 apps -
Walter Smith (sub) 179 apps3 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 3 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (20 years 291 days)
Oldest Player:Peter Bonetti (37 years 348 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 227 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ralph Milne (18 years 115 days)
Oldest Player:Peter Bonetti (37 years 348 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 188 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Frank Kopel made his 300th competitive appearance for the Club.

Two first half goals from Graeme Payne and Paul Sturrock were sufficient to see the Tannadice side through into the last sixteen of the competition,although Airdrie fought all the way.


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