Red mist clears way for Hotspur

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United were first to produce the scoring touch when Colin Turnbull found the net with a sweetly-struck shot on the volley.

Hotspur equalised just on half-time from a Stuart Harkness header.

Early in the second half, United were reduced to 10 men through the dismissal of Dale Whillans and Hotspur went ahead when Harkness scored again, before Duncan Kemp notched a third.

United came rallying back, Ross Scott tucking the ball into the net, before Kemp scored again to put the issue beyond doubt.