Dundee Utd 7 - 2 Śląsk Wrocław

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, October 1st, 1980, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 8,415
Referee: Kjell Johansson (Sweden)
Mascot: Mark Crighton
Dundee Utd  Śląsk Wrocław

Davie Dodds (6)
Derek Stark (26)
Paul Hegarty (56)
Willie Pettigrew (66)
Willie Pettigrew (70)
Davie Dodds (73)
Graeme Payne (pen.) (87)
Tadeusz Pawlowski (37)
Tadeusz Pawlowski (89)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Orest Lenczyk

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Derek Stark
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Dodds
Zdzislaw Kostrzewa
Ryszard Sobiesiak
Henryk Kowalczyk
Roman Wojcicki
Mieczyslaw Kopycki
Miroslaw Pekala
Zygmunt Garlowski
Janusz Szarek
Tadeusz Pawlowski
Janusz Sybis
Jacek Nocko

John Gardiner
Walter Smith
Paul Cavanagh
Billy Kirkwood
Joe Ward
Zbigniew Majewski
Jacek Jarecki
Jerzy Matys
Miroslaw Sieja
Marek Szeptonowski

Paul Cavanagh for John Holt (84)
Joe Ward for Willie Pettigrew (86)
Zbigniew Majewski for Henryk Kowalczyk (85)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 424 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 298 apps21 goals
Iain Phillip 59 apps1 goal
John Holt 114 apps11 goals
Derek Stark 97 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 253 apps44 goals
Frank Kopel 348 apps13 goals
Paul Sturrock 234 apps61 goals
Graeme Payne 243 apps17 goals
Willie Pettigrew 53 apps24 goals
Davie Dodds 86 apps26 goals
Paul Cavanagh (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Joe Ward (sub) 8 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (21 years 322 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 262 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 323 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paul Cavanagh (18 years 350 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 262 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 155 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Paul Cavanagh(Signed July 6th, 1978)


United recorded their highest European goals tally against Poles Slask Wroclaw, beating previous best in 1975/76 against Icelanders Keflavik. The Tannadice fans were treated to seven goals in a very comfortable win for United.

It was Davie Dodds who scored first for the Tangerines, sliding in to poke home past the luckless Slask 'keeper. That was after just six minutes. Twenty minutes later and Derek Stark was next up to claim a goal. This tie looked to be a tricky one when Slask pulled one back with Powlowski scoring a crucial away goal. At half time United would have been feeling a little nervous, but those nerves were soon shaken off in the second half.

An incredible four goals in a fifteen minute spell put United firmly in the driving seat. Two goals for Willie Pettigrew were sandwiched between a good finish by Paul Hegarty and a second for Davie Dodds. Before the game was out Powlowski scored his second but Graeme Payne also slotted home a penalty to record this record breaking score.

Mention should be made for young Paul Cavanagh who was given his debut in this game as a substitute. Last time a teenager was given a European debut was Paul Sturrock in September 1974.

Tonight it gives me great pleasure to welcome you back to Tannadice-for our first home European venture of the season against our Polish visitors, Slask Wroclaw. As you know the tie still remains at 0-0 following what was a successful first-leg for us in the Silesian city, and needless to say we are all determined to complete the UEFA Cup task ahead in tonight's return. However, it is to you the Tannadice fans that I devote this article tonight by firstly recording in this column my sincere thanks for your backing of the side recently especially in last Saturday's disappointment against Hearts.

As you know only too well throughout my term here as manager I have let off quite a bit of steam to you the fans of the city, be it mainly to stir up the interest in our club. Nevertheless, as I have already been reported as saying since the weekend, I was absolutely amazed at the backing you gave the side against the Tynecastle men especially when one considers what you got in return. Still, however much I appreciated the encouragement given the side, I would make the point that whatever is forthcoming from the terracings by way of criticisms of selection pr indeed substitutions, there is only one person responsible me whether you like it or not.

Therefore I can assure you at this stage that your vocal deliberations over selection or the replacement of players in no way affects me, however, wellmeaning you may be in your opinion. I realise you all have favourites amongst the players, especially amongst the exceptionally talented of ours. But as far as I am concerned if our 'ordinary' types are
giving nearer their all that those supposedly better equipped, then there is no way that I will take easy way out.

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