Dundee Utd 3 - 1 Heart of Midlothian

League - Premier Division
Sunday, March 11th, 1984, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 10,058
Referee: Kenny Hope (Clarkston)
Mascot: Paul Kelly
Dundee Utd  Heart of Midlothian

Eamonn Bannon (20)
Tommy Coyne (24)
Tommy Coyne (82)
Walter Kidd (6)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Tommy Coyne
Davie Dodds
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
George Cowie
Sandy Jardine
Roddy MacDonald
Craig Levein
Dave Bowman
John Robertson
Jimmy Bone
Alex MacDonald
Gary Mackay

John Holt
Ralph Milne
Donald Park
Derek O'Connor

John Holt for Paul Hegarty (34)
Ralph Milne for Paul Sturrock (69)
Donald Park for Craig Levein (74)

None. Gary Mackay

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 619 apps3 goals
Derek Stark 235 apps10 goals
Richard Gough 140 apps18 goals
Maurice Malpas 113 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 488 apps34 goals
Paul Hegarty 444 apps63 goals
Eamonn Bannon 226 apps62 goals
Billy Kirkwood 305 apps64 goals
Paul Sturrock 388 apps120 goals
Tommy Coyne 10 apps2 goals
Davie Dodds 269 apps115 goals
John Holt (sub) 272 apps22 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 194 apps59 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (21 years 123 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 59 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 72 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (21 years 123 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 59 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 10 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United's first home Premier match on a Sunday completed a hat-trick of successes over the Jam Tarts at Tannadice this season. The home side, however, had to come from behind. After only 8 minutes a flick from John Robertson was picked up by captain Walter Kidd who ran in to score. The equaliser came 13 minutes later when Paul Sturrock got in a shot after appeals for a penalty. His effort was going wide but Eamonn Bannon followed up to side-foot home from close range. Four minutes later United were ahead. Hamish McAlpine's throw found Eamonn Bannon, his run up the left was followed by a perfect cross which Tom Coyne headed in via the post.

Hearts fought back in the second period but a slip by Henry Smith let in Tommy Coyne to seal the points with his second goal.


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