Heart of Midlothian 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, November 8th, 1980, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 5,875
Referee: Mike Delaney (Airdrie)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Paul Sturrock (2)
Paul Hegarty (34)
Paul Sturrock (77)

Team Managers
Bobby Moncur Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ian Westwater
Jim Jefferies
Peter Shields
Jim Denny
Frank Liddell
Walter Kidd
Dave Bowman
Bobby Masterton
Alfie Conn Jnr
Willie Gibson
Alex MacDonald
Hamish McAlpine
Derek Stark
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
Ian Gibson
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Joe Ward
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Gary MacKay
Archie White
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne

Substitutions
Gary MacKay for Walter Kidd
Archie White for Dave Bowman
Willie Pettigrew for Joe Ward

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 434 apps3 goals
Derek Stark 106 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 263 apps46 goals
Frank Kopel 358 apps13 goals
Iain Phillip 67 apps1 goal
Dave Narey 308 apps21 goals
Ian Gibson 4 apps -
Eamonn Bannon 53 apps8 goals
Billy Kirkwood 144 apps30 goals
Joe Ward 13 apps7 goals
Paul Sturrock 244 apps65 goals
Willie Pettigrew (sub) 62 apps26 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (21 years 360 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 300 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 263 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (21 years 360 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 300 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 276 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Graham Payne dropped out to make way for lan Gibson, who was ineligible for United's midweek UEFA Cup tie. Payne was on the substitutes' bench along with Willie Pettigrew. Hearts, who scored their first league goal at Tynecastle last week, were without Bobby Robinson. Masterton took his place.

Applying the early pressure, United got the best possible start when they went ahead after only two minutes. Paul Sturrock chased a long defensive clearance and young 'keeper Westwater looked rather slow to come off his line. Sturrock's first toe-ended effort was blocked by the 'keeper, but he followed up to
run the ball over the line. United went further ahead in 35 minutes after determined running on the left wing by Bannon won a corner. The corner, taken by the former Tynecastle favourite, was flicked on by Paul Hegarty at the near post, sending the ball towards the top left-hand corner of the goal. Although Shields got a head to it the referee and linesman judged the ball has crossed the line.

Hearts, looking for a quick goal, provided the initial pressure in the second half. The closest they come to scoring was when Gibson drove a shot across goal from the edge of the box. There was a walk-out from one section of the ground when United scored their third after 77 minutes. The Hearts defence was left wide open when McAlpine hit a long clearance downfield and Paul Sturrock was able to latch on to the ball and comfortably shoot past the helpless Westwater to kill the game stone dead.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 13 10 3 0 31 8 23 23
2. Rangers 13 7 6 0 31 10 21 20
3. Celtic 13 8 2 3 26 15 11 18
4. Partick Thistle 13 6 3 4 12 15 -3 15
5. Airdrie 13 4 6 3 14 15 -1 14
6. UNITED 13 3 6 4 14 16 -2 12
7. St Mirren 13 3 4 6 19 18 1 10
8. Morton 13 2 4 7 12 24 -12 8
9. Hearts 13 2 2 9 9 22 -13 6
10. Kilmarnock 13 1 2 10 7 32 -25 4
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