Aberdeen 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 24th, 1983, 3:00 PM at Pittodrie
Attendance: 21,093
Referee: Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock)
Aberdeen Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Gordon Strachan (pen.) (78) Eamonn Bannon (36)
Billy Kirkwood (52)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Doug Rougvie
John McMaster
Neale Cooper
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Steve Cowan
Neil Simpson
Mark McGhee
Doug Bell
Peter Weir
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
John Holt
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds

Bench
Gordon Strachan
John Hewitt
Alex Taylor
Graeme Payne

Substitutions
Gordon Strachan for Doug Bell (46)
John Hewitt for Steve Cowan (55)
None.

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 589 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 461 apps34 goals
Maurice Malpas 84 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 414 apps59 goals
Derek Stark 212 apps7 goals
Richard Gough 111 apps14 goals
John Holt 244 apps22 goals
Ralph Milne 167 apps51 goals
Eamonn Bannon 199 apps55 goals
Billy Kirkwood 280 apps58 goals
Davie Dodds 240 apps103 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (21 years 57 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 255 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 315 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (21 years 57 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 255 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 236 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Pittodrie again proved to hold no fears for a United side which dominated most of Scotland's match of the day. United survived one early scare when Peter Weir hit the base of the post but then Eamonn Bannon and Ralph Milne took over and it was Eamonn Bannon who struck first with a superb 20-yarder following a fine left wing run by Maurice Malpas.

Almost immediately after the restart came the game's turning point when John McMaster blasted a penalty over the bar. Five minutes later Ralph Milne's cut-back was flicked home by Billy Kirkwood.

Gordon Strachan converted a second penalty award 13 minutes from time. Billy Kirkwood, Dave Narey, Ralph Milne and Aberdeen's Neil Simpson were ail booked in a game that was never dirty.



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