Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 13th, 1980, 3:00 PM at Broomfield
Attendance: 2,721
Referee: Alan Ferguson (Giffnock)
Airdrieonians Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Bobby Watson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Martin
Harry Erwin
Jim Rodger
Tommy Walker
George Anderson
Norrie Anderson
Davie Thompson
Sandy Clark
Willie McCulloch
Ian Gordon
Willie McGuire
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Davie Dodds

Bench
Brian McKeown
John McVeigh
Ralph Milne
Willie Pettigrew

Substitutions
None. Ralph Milne for Graeme Payne

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 419 apps3 goals
Iain Phillip 57 apps1 goal
Derek Stark 92 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 248 apps43 goals
Frank Kopel 344 apps13 goals
Eamonn Bannon 41 apps7 goals
Billy Kirkwood 134 apps28 goals
Derek Addison 125 apps13 goals
Paul Sturrock 229 apps59 goals
Graeme Payne 239 apps16 goals
Davie Dodds 81 apps23 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 29 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (21 years 304 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 244 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 126 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ralph Milne (19 years 128 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 244 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 3 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

United travelled to Broomfield with Willie Pettigrew recalled to the squad for the first time this season. After breaking his collar bone in the pre-season match with West Ham, he had now recovered enough for a place on the bench, with Iain Phillip promoted in place of Dave Narey in the starting eleven. With the international defender suffering from a hip injury that has forced his withdrawal from Scotland's World Cup match against Sweden, he now looks doubtful for United's midweek trip to Poland. Having been sent home from training on Thursday with flu, Eamonn Bannon had recovered in time to start.

Airdrie defender George Anderson almost made it a dream debut following his transfer from Morton by out jumping the United defence and sending a header inches past the post in the third minute. United came even closer to scoring moments later, when Billy Kirkwood's header from a Frank Kopel cross came off the cross bar. Unfortunately the match did not continue with the same excitement, as both defences stood firm in the pouring rain.

Anderson threatened again in the second half, with a header cleared off the line by Derek Addison. However, defences dominated and the goalless scoreline summed up the action. This was the first time United had failed to score, but after four draws in five Premier outings, they were still without a win in the league.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 5 3 2 0 13 2 11 8
2. Celtic 5 4 0 1 12 4 8 8
3. Rangers 5 3 2 0 12 5 7 8
4. Airdrie 5 1 3 1 5 7 -2 5
5. Hearts 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 4
6. UNITED 5 0 4 1 6 8 -2 4
7. Partick Thistle 5 2 0 3 5 11 -6 4
8. St Mirren 5 1 1 3 7 8 -1 3
9. Kilmarnock 5 1 1 3 3 8 -5 3
10. Morton 5 1 1 3 5 13 -8 3
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