Dundee 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League Cup - Final
Saturday, December 6th, 1980, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 24,466
Referee: Bob Valentine (Dundee)
Dundee Dundee Utd

None. Davie Dodds (45)
Paul Sturrock (60)
Paul Sturrock (82)

Team Managers
Don Mackay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Les Barr
Erich Schaedler
Cammy Fraser
Bobby Glennie
George McGeachie
Peter Mackie
Ray Stephen
Eric Sinclair
Billy Williamson
Andy Geddes
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Dodds

Jim Shirra
Brian Scrimgeour
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood

Brian Scrimgeour for Andy Geddes
Jim Shirra for Billy Williamson

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 440 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 269 apps46 goals
Frank Kopel 364 apps13 goals
Dave Narey 313 apps21 goals
Iain Phillip 73 apps1 goal
John Holt 124 apps11 goals
Eamonn Bannon 59 apps10 goals
Paul Sturrock 250 apps70 goals
Graeme Payne 258 apps17 goals
Willie Pettigrew 68 apps28 goals
Davie Dodds 96 apps29 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Davie Dodds (22 years 80 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 328 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 43 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (22 years 23 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 328 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 187 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Paul Sturrock played his 250th major competitive game for the Club.

An historic occasion in the City of Dundee's footballing history with Dens Park the venue for the Bell's League Cup Final as United met Dundee trying to retain the first ever trophy they had won the previous season.

The pitch was far from ideal with traces of snow on a surface made crusty by a slight frost. The first half was long on effort but short on subtlety by either side, but thirty seconds from the break, United struck. Paul Sturrock, making his 250th competitive appearance for United, reached the bye-line on the left and sent over a cross from which Davie Dodds came bounding in to direct a downward header past Bobby Geddes.

Dundee never looked like retrieving the situation thereafter and United scored a second after an hour when Paul Hegarty headed Eamonn Bannon's comer against the bar and Paul Sturrock was on hand again to knock the rebound in from very close range. Seven minutes later a near action replay brought a third goal. This time the corner was from Graeme Payne. Paul Hegarty's header was parried by Geddes and Sturrock once more applied the finishing touch with a hitch kick from not very far out.

When the trophy was presented after the match, skipper Paul Hegarty stood aside to allow Hamish McAlpine to raise the cup aloft his head as United began to celebrate for the second time in 12 months.

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