Dundee Utd 5 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League - Division One
Saturday, October 12th, 1974, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 7,424
Referee: C Hutton (Dunfermline)
Dundee Utd  Heart of Midlothian

Doug Houston (1)
Tommy Traynor (43)
Tommy Traynor (52)
Andy Gray (56)
Tommy Traynor (87)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Hagart

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
George Fleming
Iain McDonald
Doug Houston
Tommy Traynor
Pat Gardner
Andy Gray
Kenny Garland
Roy Kay
David Clunie
Jimmy Cant
Alan Anderson
Jim Brown
Willie Gibson
Donald Ford
Drew Busby
Tommy Murray
Ralph Callachan

Dave Narey
Graeme Payne
Kenny Aird
Eric Carruthers

None. Kenny Aird for Drew Busby

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 151 apps -
Andy Rolland 294 apps30 goals
Doug Smith 598 apps27 goals
Frank Kopel 118 apps6 goals
Jackie Copland 141 apps17 goals
George Fleming 113 apps11 goals
Iain McDonald 13 apps -
Doug Houston 14 apps1 goal
Tommy Traynor 149 apps21 goals
Pat Gardner 113 apps24 goals
Andy Gray 54 apps29 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Andy Gray (18 years 321 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (37 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 68 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Narey (18 years 126 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (37 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 254 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Doug Houston scored his first goal for the Club.

Managerless Hearts, with John Hargart in charge prior to his appointment later on a permanent basis, found United in no mood to be charitable.

The Tynecastle side struggled from the 55th second of the game when Doug Houston sent the Tannadice men into the lead. Former Hearts servant Tommy Traynor made it 2-0 with just four minutes of the first half remaining, a goal which previewed what was to come as the little winger proceeded to take his ex-teammates to pieces during the second period.

Tommy Traynor completed his hat-trick as Hearts collapsed and Andy Gray chipped in with another to complete a nap hand for Jim McLean's side. The game furthered United's record of not having had a goal scored against them at home in four outings.


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