The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Another high scoring win came within days of that midweek derby win. However, this overwhelming victory by Jim McLean's men consigned his brother Willie's Cappielow side to the First Division by scoring five times without reply. The basis of United's victory had its foundations in the first half. Eamonn Bannon cut the ball back from a free-kick to enable Alex Taylor to strike the ball past McDermott and open the scoring. The second goal was originated and converted by Dave Narey. The defender burst out of defence, took a return pass from Paul Sturrock and hammered home his first goal of the season. John Reilly finished off a Bannon inspired goal with a piece of opportunist finishing. Paul Sturrock was downed in the box just before half-time and Eamonn Bannon slotted home the resultant penalty. After that scoring burst the second half proved less than spectacular. though Alex Taylor netted a fifth after a neat piece of foot work.