Hibernian 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 3rd, 1981, 3:00 PM at Easter Road
Attendance: 5,384
Referee: Douglas Downie (Edinburgh)
Hibernian Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Arthur Duncan (50) Davie Dodds (44)

Team Managers
Bertie Auld Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim McArthur
Alan Sneddon
Bobby Flavell
Jackie McNamara
Craig Paterson
Billy McLaren
Ralph Callachan
Ally Macleod
Gordon Rae
Gary Murray
Arthur Duncan
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Iain Phillip
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Frank Kopel
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
Erich Schaedler
Derek Rodier
George Nicol
Graeme Payne

Substitutions
None. Graeme Payne for Ralph Milne

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 481 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 13 apps1 goal
Iain Phillip 111 apps1 goal
Paul Hegarty 304 apps49 goals
Derek Stark 130 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 401 apps13 goals
Ralph Milne 65 apps15 goals
Billy Kirkwood 181 apps43 goals
Eamonn Bannon 101 apps26 goals
Paul Sturrock 291 apps85 goals
Davie Dodds 131 apps51 goals
Graeme Payne (sub) 274 apps19 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (19 years 186 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (33 years 264 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 113 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (19 years 186 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (33 years 264 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 228 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

With Dave Narey doubtful since the midweek match with Monaco, and John Holt out through suspension, Richard Gough and Frank Kopel were drafted into the starting eleven for the trip to Edinburgh. Hamish McAlpine and Derek Stark both recovered from minor injuries to make the game against a Hibs side in the midst of a change of ownership.

United were first to create, when Ralph Milne ran fully 50 yards before crossing to Davie Dodds, who headed straight at keeper Jim cArthur. Hibs then had a chance, but Ally MacLeod mis-kicked in front of goal, and Gough did similar at the other end after Paul Sturrock carved out the chance. After another MacLeod chance for Hibs, Davie Dodds was booked for dissent after conceding a free-kick in the 38th minute. One minute before the interval Davie Dodds shot the visitors in front after a brilliant move by Phillip and Sturrock.

Hibs manager Bertie Auld brought both his subs on at half-time, and Arthur Duncan grabbed the equaliser for Hibs five minutes after the restart, snatching the ball from the fingers of McAlpine to put the ball into the net. McAlpine made amends later, pulling off a fine save from Derek Rodier, and United stormed the home goal throughout the second half, but their finishing let them down and both teams settled for a point.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 6 6 0 0 17 5 12 12
2. Aberdeen 6 4 0 2 11 7 4 8
3. St Mirren 6 3 2 1 9 8 1 8
4. Rangers 5 2 2 1 8 6 2 6
5. Morton 6 3 0 3 5 6 -1 6
6. UNITED 5 2 1 2 11 7 4 5
7. Hibernian 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 5
8. Dundee 6 2 0 4 10 14 -4 4
9. Airdrie 6 1 1 4 9 19 -10 3
10. Partick Thistle 6 0 1 5 3 11 -8 1
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