1979–80 Scottish League Cup

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1979–80 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Dundee United
Runners-up Aberdeen

The 1979–80 Scottish League Cup was the thirty-fourth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Dundee United, who defeated Aberdeen in the replayed Final.

First round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 4–0 Arbroath 15 August 1979
Dumbarton 1–1 St. Johnstone 15 August 1979
East Stirlingshire 1–1 Albion Rovers 15 August 1979
Forfar Athletic 3–2 Berwick Rangers 15 August 1979
Kilmarnock 2–1 Alloa Athletic 15 August 1979
Stranraer 0–0 Dunfermline Ath 15 August 1979

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Albion Rovers 4–1 East Stirlingshire 27 August 1979 5–2
Alloa Athletic 1–1[1] Kilmarnock 22 August 1979 2–3
Arbroath 2–1 Aberdeen 22 August 1979 2–5
Berwick Rangers 2–2[1] Forfar Athletic 22 August 1979 4–5
Dunfermline Ath 2–4[1] Stranraer 22 August 1979 2–4
St. Johnstone 3–2 Dumbarton 22 August 1979 4–3

Second round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 2–1 Dundee United 29 August 1979
Ayr United 2–2 Heart of Midlothian 1 September 1979
Clyde 1–2 Rangers 29 August 1979
Clydebank 0–0 Hamilton Academical 29 August 1979
Cowdenbeath 1–4 Dundee 29 August 1979
Falkirk 1–2 Celtic 29 August 1979
Hibernian 2–1 Montrose 29 August 1979
Kilmarnock 2–0 Forfar Athletic 29 August 1979
Meadowbank Thistle 0–5 Aberdeen 29 August 1979
Motherwell 1–4 Queen's Park 29 August 1979
Partick Thistle 2–2 Albion Rovers 29 August 1979
Queen of the South 0–1 Morton 29 August 1979
Raith Rovers 1–0 East Fife 29 August 1979
St. Johnstone 3–1 Stranraer 29 August 1979
Stenhousemuir 1–4 St. Mirren 28 August 1979
Stirling Albion 3–1 Brechin City 29 August 1979

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aberdeen 2–2 Meadowbank Thistle 1 September 1979 7–2
Albion Rovers 0–1 Partick Thistle 1 September 1979 2–3
Brechin City 0–1 Stirling Albion 1 September 1979 1–4
Celtic 4–1 Falkirk 1 September 1979 6–2
Dundee 3–1 Cowdenbeath 1 September 1979 7–2
Dundee United 2–0 Airdrieonians 1 September 1979 3–2
East Fife 0–2 Raith Rovers 1 September 1979 0–3
Forfar Athletic 1–1 Kilmarnock 1 September 1979 1–3
Hamilton Academical 1–0 Clydebank 2 September 1979 1–0
Heart of Midlothian 0–1 Ayr United 3 September 1979 2–3
Montrose 1–1 Hibernian 1 September 1979 2–3
Morton 4–0 Queen of the South 1 September 1979 5–0
Queen's Park 0–2 Motherwell 1 September 1979 4–3
Rangers 4–0 Clyde 1 September 1979 6–1
St. Mirren 4–2 Stenhousemuir 1 September 1979 8–3
Stranraer 3–3 St. Johnstone 1 September 1979 4–6

Third round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 3–1 Rangers 26 September 1979
Dundee 2–1 Ayr United 26 September 1979
Hamilton Academical 1–3 St. Mirren 26 September 1979
Hibernian 1–2 Kilmarnock 26 September 1979
Partick Thistle 0–1 Morton 26 September 1979
Queen's Park 0–3 Dundee United 26 September 1979
Raith Rovers 1–1 St. Johnstone 26 September 1979
Stirling Albion 1–2 Celtic 26 September 1979

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Ayr United 0–1 Dundee 10 October 1979 1–3
Celtic 2–0 Stirling Albion 10 October 1979 4–1
Dundee United 2–1 Queen's Park 10 October 1979 5–1
Kilmarnock 2–1 Hibernian 10 October 1979 4–2
Morton 4–1 Partick Thistle 10 October 1979 5–1
Rangers 0–2 Aberdeen 10 October 1979 1–5
St. Johnstone 1–3 Raith Rovers 10 October 1979 2–4
St. Mirren 0–2[1][2] Hamilton Academical 10 October 1979 3–3

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 3–2 Celtic 31 October 1979
Dundee United 0–0 Raith Rovers 31 October 1979
Hamilton Academical 3–1 Dundee 31 October 1979
Morton 3–2 Kilmarnock 31 October 1979

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Celtic 0–1 Aberdeen 24 November 1979 2–4
Dundee 1–0 Hamilton Academical 14 November 1979 2–3
Kilmarnock 3–2[1][3] Morton 24 November 1979 5–5
Raith Rovers 0–1 Dundee United 14 November 1979 0–1

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 2–1 Morton 1 December 1979
Dundee United 6–2 Hamilton Academical 24 November 1979

Final[edit]

8 December 1979
Dundee United 0–0 Aberdeen
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 27,173
DUNDEE UNITED:
GK 1 Hamish McAlpine
DF 2 Derek Stark
DF 3 Frank Kopel
MF 4 Iain Phillip Substituted off
DF 5 Paul Hegarty
DF 6 David Narey
MF 7 Eamonn Bannon
FW 8 Paul Sturrock
FW 9 Willie Pettigrew
MF 10 John Holt
MF 11 Graeme Payne Substituted off
Substitutes:
MF ? George Fleming Substituted in
MF ? Steve Murray Substituted in
Manager:
Jim McLean
ABERDEEN:
GK 1 Bobby Clark
DF 2 Stuart Kennedy
DF 3 Doug Rougvie
DF 4 Alex McLeish
DF 5 Willie Garner
DF 6 Willie Miller
MF 7 Gordon Strachan
FW 8 Steve Archibald
FW 9 Mark McGhee Substituted off
MF 10 John McMaster Substituted off
MF 11 Ian Scanlon
Substitutes:
DF ? Derek Hamilton Substituted in
FW ? Drew Jarvie Substituted in
Manager:
Alex Ferguson

Replay[edit]

12 December 1979
Dundee United 3–0 Aberdeen
Pettigrew Goal
Pettigrew Goal
Sturrock Goal
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 28,933
DUNDEE UNITED:
GK 1 Hamish McAlpine
DF 2 Derek Stark
DF 3 Frank Kopel
MF 4 George Fleming
DF 5 Paul Hegarty
DF 6 David Narey
MF 7 Eamonn Bannon
FW 8 Paul Sturrock
FW 9 Willie Pettigrew
MF 10 John Holt
MF 11 Billy Kirkwood
Substitutes:
? ?
? ?
Manager:
Jim McLean
ABERDEEN:
GK 1 Bobby Clark
DF 2 Stuart Kennedy
DF 3 Doug Rougvie
DF 4 Alex McLeish
DF 5 Willie Garner
DF 6 Willie Miller
MF 7 Gordon Strachan
FW 8 Steve Archibald
FW 9 Mark McGhee Substituted off
MF 10 John McMaster Substituted off
MF 11 Ian Scanlon
Substitutes:
DF ? Derek Hamilton Substituted in
FW ? Drew Jarvie Substituted in
Manager:
Alex Ferguson

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e After Extra Time
  2. ^ Hamilton Academical won 4–2 on penalties
  3. ^ Morton won 5–4 on penalties