Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

Scottish Cup - 4th Round Replay
Tuesday, February 25th, 1997, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 12,376
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Motherwell)
Mascot: Nikaila McRither (Mossvale Primary, Glasgow)
Dundee Utd  Heart of Midlothian

Goalscorers
Robbie Winters (4)
None.

Team Managers
Tommy McLean
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
Erik Pedersen
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Ray McKinnon
Jamie Dolan
Lars Zetterlund
Andy McLaren
Robbie Winters
Kjell Olofsson
Gilles Rousset
Gary Locke
Gary Naysmith
David Weir
Dave McPherson
Paul Ritchie
Stefano Salvatori
Steve Fulton
Jim Hamilton
Colin Cameron
Neil McCann

Substitutes
David Sinclair
Jim McInally
Gary McSwegan
Grant Murray
Gary Mackay
John Robertson

Substitutions
Jim McInally for Andy McLaren (80)
Gary McSwegan for Robbie Winters (83)
David Sinclair for Ray McKinnon (89)
Gary Mackay for Stefano Salvatori (46)
John Robertson for Gary Locke (59)

Bookings
Kjell Olofsson (25)
Ray McKinnon (55)
Stefano Salvatori (35)
Colin Cameron (51)
Jim Hamilton (56)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Sieb Dijkstra (GK) 16 apps -
Erik Pedersen 20 apps -
Steven Pressley 77 apps4 goals
Mark Perry 103 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 724 apps25 goals
Ray McKinnon 100 apps13 goals
Jamie Dolan 8 apps -
Lars Zetterlund 20 apps -
Andy McLaren 150 apps9 goals
Robbie Winters 91 apps21 goals
Kjell Olofsson 21 apps9 goals
David Sinclair (sub) 4 apps -
Jim McInally (sub) 392 apps22 goals
Gary McSwegan (sub) 59 apps25 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Robbie Winters (22 years 119 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (34 years 215 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 39 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Robbie Winters (22 years 119 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (34 years 215 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 106 days
Domestic Players:10 (71.43 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Ray McKinnon played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

United extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches and in the process secured a place in the last eight of the Scottish Cup for the third consecutive season since winning the competition. A goal by Robbie Winters after only four minutes proved crucial. But even before that, Lars Zetterlund was unlucky not to have found the net for the first time after he ran on to a Perry chip, but his first time shot the bar.

Respite for the visitors was very brief. From the corner which ensued, Maurice Malpas headed a clearance back into the six yard box, and Robbie Winters, unmarked, headed in at Rousset's right-hand post. Hearts were reeling under United's whirlwind start with Kjell Olofsson whipping in a cross which Lars just failed to make contact with. Apart from a McPherson header which Sieb Dykstra clutched low down at his near post, most of the action was confined to the midfield area. However, Hearts almost equalised just before the interval. Colin Cameron was released through on Sieb Dykstra, but the keeper spread himself to block the shot and Unifed went into the break still ahead.

Although Hearts may have had more of game in the second period they created few, if any chances. A Robertson volley which dipped fiercely over and a Ritchie header which Sieb Dykstra saved being about the sum total of their efforts until the last minute when Sieb Dykstra was at full stretch to hold a McPherson header. Earlier Steven Pressley had a shot saved by Rousset and Gary McSwegan mis-hit a shot to give the Hearts deeper an easy save. offer Ae Tannadice substihjte had created the opening for himself. But in the cup, one goal is enough provided you don't concede any and with the application and organisation so lacking at Rugby Park, reinstated, Hearts rarely looked like finding a way past a United defence in outstanding form.



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