The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
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.