Dundee Utd 1 - 0 KB Copenhagen

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 14th, 1977, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Henry Öberg (Norway)
Dundee Utd  KB Copenhagen

Paul Sturrock (66)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Mario Astorri

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Alex Rennie
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Billy Kirkwood
Bobby Robinson
Gordon G Wallace
Derek Addison
Graeme Payne
Paul Sturrock
Ole Qvist
Niels Boesen
Palle Hansen
Henrik Eigenbrod
Ole Højgaard
Steen Andreasen
Klaus Nørregaard
Bo Frimann-Hansen
Peter Lindby
Finn Laudrup
Flemming Pedersen

John Holt
Eigil Neilsen
Karl Kroll
Benny Myssing
Niels Hagenau

John Holt for Derek Addison (46)
Eigil Neilsen for Bo Frimann-Hansen (46)
Karl Kroll for Steen Andreasen

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 286 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 116 apps26 goals
Alex Rennie 63 apps1 goal
Frank Kopel 237 apps7 goals
Dave Narey 152 apps14 goals
Billy Kirkwood 12 apps4 goals
Bobby Robinson 6 apps1 goal
Gordon G Wallace 36 apps16 goals
Derek Addison 37 apps3 goals
Graeme Payne 125 apps6 goals
Paul Sturrock 93 apps31 goals
John Holt (sub) 34 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Billy Kirkwood (19 years 18 days)
Oldest Player:Gordon G Wallace (34 years 95 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 49 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Billy Kirkwood (19 years 18 days)
Oldest Player:Gordon G Wallace (34 years 95 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 283 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Jim McLean sought a two goal advantage from this game but although that wasn't achieved, the United will be confident that the single goal they did get may be enough.

United got the vital lead in 66 minutes. Gordon Wallace struck a shot but it rebounded off a defender. Paul Sturrock was first to react and fired the ball into the net.

United could have scored more, Kirkwood missed a simple chance early on and Wallace hit the bar just after half-time in the best move of the match. The Danes had the best of their chances in the second half and maybe gave United some warnings as to what might be in store for them in the return leg.

McLean sent Hegarty up front in search of that desired second goal but that wasn't to be.


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