The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
As against Celtic, United found themselves trailing with Aberdeen taking the lead from the penalty spot. Hamish McAlpine tripped Frank McDougall and Tommy McQueen just beat the United 'keeper who dived correctly to his left. Four minutes later, United cancelled out the lead when Davie Dodds headed in a Richard Gough cross, our first goal against the Dons in five Tannadice meetings, incidentally. United finished a fairly even first 45 minutes the stronger and this spilled over into the second half as United chased a winner. This eventually came from the Bannon-Gough duo to give us our first win of the New Year and complete a holiday double over the Dons.Incredibly, lightning struck for the third consecutive time, as Eamonn Bannon flighted in a free-kick for Richard Gough to head United's winner.