Dundee 3 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - SPL
Saturday, November 23rd, 2002, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 11,539
Referee: Kenny Clark
Dundee Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Fabian Caballero (11)
Fabian Caballero (30)
Jonay Hernandez (55)
Jim Hamilton (67)
Jim McIntyre (83)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy Paul Hegarty

Starting Eleven
Julian Speroni
David MacKay
Lee Wilkie
Tom Hutchinson
Jonay Hernandez
Barry Smith
Georgi Nemsadze
Gavin Rae
Nacho Novo
Fabian Caballero
Steve Lovell
Paul Gallacher
Jim Lauchlan
Jim Paterson
David McCracken
Jamie McCunnie
Mark Wilson
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
Steven Thompson
Jim McIntyre
Derek Lilley

Bench
Jamie Langfield
Juan Sara
Steven Milne
Zurab Khizanishvili
Garry Brady
Alan Combe
Stuart Duff
Stephen O'Donnell
Allan Smart
Jim Hamilton

Substitutions
Zurab Khizanishvili for Fabian Caballero (86)
Juan Sara for Steve Lovell (88)
Steven Milne for Nacho Novo (89)
Jim Hamilton for Jamie McCunnie (36)
Allan Smart for Derek Lilley (79)

Bookings
Steve Lovell (78)
Nacho Novo (90)
Craig Easton (3)
Charlie Miller (56)
Jim McIntyre (77)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Paul Gallacher (GK) 84 apps -
Jim Lauchlan 84 apps3 goals
Jim Paterson 86 apps5 goals
David McCracken 45 apps1 goal
Mark Wilson 14 apps -
Jamie McCunnie 65 apps -
Charlie Miller 87 apps11 goals
Craig Easton 213 apps16 goals
Steven Thompson 158 apps32 goals
Jim McIntyre 39 apps10 goals
Derek Lilley 70 apps17 goals
Allan Smart (sub) 9 apps -
Jim Hamilton (sub) 75 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (18 years 175 days)
Oldest Player:Jim McIntyre (30 years 190 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 47 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (18 years 175 days)
Oldest Player:Jim McIntyre (30 years 190 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 126 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Jim McIntyre reached 10 goals for the Club.

United lost this afternoon’s city derby by the odd goal in five, fighting back from a three goal deficit and almost snatching an equaliser late in the match. The defeat coupled with Partick Thistle’s home win over Aberdeen meant that the Tangerine’s slipped to second bottom of the Bank of Scotland premierleague.

In front of a large Arab support, Team Manager Paul Hegarty brought back Steven Thompson to the attack in place of last week’s two goal hero Jim Hamilton. Charlie Miller was in the starting eleven despite being replaced in the first half against Motherwell with a strain. Jim Lauchlan continued in defence.

United lost an early goal in the eleventh minute when Novo crossed and Caballero headed the home side into the lead. Despite having a reasonable amount of possession, the Tangerine defence looked under pressure whenever the Dens Park side moved forward and it came as no real surprise when Caballero netted his and Dundee’s second.

Paul Hegarty made some changes shortly after falling further behind and Jamie McCunnie was replaced by Jim Hamilton with Jim Paterson dropping back.

The interval made little difference to the flow of the match and Hernandez put the Dark Blues three ahead. United then began to put pressure on their opponents when Jim Hamilton took advantage of a Jim Lauchlan knock down half way through the second period and fired home his third goal in two matches reducing the deficit back to two goals.

Hegarty then replaced Lilley with Smart and it was the substitute who set up Jim McIntyre to fire home United’s second with seven minutes remaining. Jim Hamilton could have equalised had he scored from eight metres with minutes remaining but he headed straight at Speroni and Dundee took all three points.

Dundee goals only

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