Aberdeen 5 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Wednesday, April 18th, 1984, 7:30 PM at Pittodrie
Attendance: 19,514
Referee: Hugh Young (Larkhall)
Aberdeen Dundee Utd

Doug Rougvie (10)
Mark McGhee (27)
Mark McGhee (37)
Eric Black (62)
Doug Rougvie (67)
John Reilly (34)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Brian Mitchell
Doug Rougvie
Neil Simpson
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Gordon Strachan
Eric Black
Mark McGhee
Dougie Bell
Ian Angus
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
John Reilly
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Tommy Coyne

Peter Weir
Billy Stark
John Holt
John Clark

Peter Weir for Ian Angus (57)
Billy Stark for Mark McGhee (64)
John Holt for Richard Gough (45)
John Clark for Tommy Coyne (57)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 626 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 497 apps34 goals
Maurice Malpas 122 apps4 goals
Paul Hegarty 452 apps63 goals
Derek Stark 244 apps11 goals
Richard Gough 147 apps18 goals
John Reilly 60 apps20 goals
Eamonn Bannon 233 apps63 goals
Billy Kirkwood 314 apps64 goals
Davie Dodds 277 apps118 goals
Tommy Coyne 15 apps3 goals
John Holt (sub) 278 apps22 goals
John Clark (sub) 19 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (21 years 161 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 97 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 295 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (19 years 213 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 97 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 165 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Deprived of the services of both Paul Sturrock and Ralph Milne, we slumped to our heaviest defeat of the season as a rampant Aberdeen cruised to a victory that almost certainly ensured that the League title will move up to Pittodrie.

Doug Rougvie began the catalogue of disasters after 10 minutes when he hooked the ball in from close range. A swerving Mark McGhee goal 17 minutes later consolidated Aberdeen's lead. John Reilly restored United hopes seven minutes later with a sweetly struck volley from 20 yards. Three minutes later, however, Mark McGhee headed in a third at the near post.

Although United had chances early in the second half, Aberdeen increased their lead through a Eric Black header and Doug Rougvie.

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