Dundee 3 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - SPL
Wednesday, September 20th, 2000, 7:45 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 9,838
Referee: Stuart Dougal
Dundee Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Juan Sara (47)
Juan Sara (80)
Juan Sara (88)
None.

Team Managers
Ivano Bonetti Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Rab Douglas
Barry Smith
Marco de Marchi
Steven Tweed
Shaun McSkimming
Gavin Rae
Alessandro Romano
Georgi Nemsadze
Ivano Bonetti
Fabian Caballero
Juan Sara
Alan Combe
John Licina
Hasney Aljofree
Stéphane Léoni
Jason De Vos
David Hannah
Hugh Davidson
Jamie Buchan
Joachim Fernandez
Mvondo Atangana
Steven Thompson

Bench
Jamie Langfield
Michael Yates
Willie Falconer
Javier Artero
Lee Wilkie
Paul Gallacher
David McCracken
Craig Easton
Kevin McDonald
Alphonse Tchami

Substitutions
Lee Wilkie for Marco de Marchi (38)
Javier Artero for Fabian Caballero (65)
Craig Easton for Hasney Aljofree (19)
Kevin McDonald for David Hannah (49)
David McCracken for Hugh Davidson (66)

Bookings
None. John Licina (27)
Hugh Davidson (30)
David Hannah (44)
Kevin McDonald (69)

Red Cards
None. Jason De Vos (55)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Combe (GK) 63 apps -
John Licina 2 apps -
Hasney Aljofree 10 apps1 goal
Stéphane Léoni 3 apps -
Jason De Vos 81 apps2 goals
David Hannah 142 apps21 goals
Hugh Davidson 34 apps1 goal
Jamie Buchan 10 apps -
Joachim Fernandez 5 apps -
Mvondo Atangana 3 apps -
Steven Thompson 75 apps9 goals
David McCracken (sub) 6 apps1 goal
Kevin McDonald (sub) 2 apps -
Craig Easton (sub) 120 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Hugh Davidson (20 years 53 days)
Oldest Player:Joachim Fernandez (27 years 295 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 62 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David McCracken (18 years 344 days)
Oldest Player:Alphonse Tchami (29 years 14 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 188 days
Domestic Players:9 (56.25 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

In desperate need of a derby win to kick start the campaign United made the short trip across to Dens in search of that elusive first win of the season.

Mvondo Atangana won a second minute free kick which Jamie Buchan took and Steven Tweed almost scored an own goal from the delivery. Atangana then beat the offside trap in 5 minutes and following a scramble Rab Douglas was able to gather. United had started the better team although it took a saving tackle from Hasney Aljofree to stop Juan Sara from going clean through on Alan Combe with 14 minutes played. United were dealt a blow in 17 minutes when Craig Easton had to come on to replace the injured Aljofree. In 20 minutes Hugh Davidson's cross was volleyed onto the bar by Atangana who amazingly was sitting down on the pitch at the time.In 35 minutes Steven Thompson put Atangana through on goal but he could only fire wide. Easton was next to hit the bar in 35 minutes with a great long range strike. With the game still 0-0 United walked off at half time to a strong round of applause from the Arab support, appreciative of their teams showing.

Shortly after the break the Tangerines were left to rue their missed chances when Fabian Caballero’s shot in 48 minutes was saved by Combe only for Juan Sara to follow up and score against the run of play. Matters took a turn for the worse in 65 minutes as Jason de Vos was shown a straight red for a tackle on Caballero. In 82 Georgi Nemsadze went on a run past three United players before crossing for Juan Sara to score both his and Dundee’s second. In the last minute of the match, Juan Sara netted from an Javier Artero cross to claim his hat trick, compounding the misery for United. It was typical of how the season had gone up until this point for the Terrors with many leaving wondering what may have been had they taken advantage of their first half superiority.



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 7 7 0 0 20 7 13 21
2. Hibernian 8 6 1 1 15 4 11 19
3. Rangers 7 5 1 1 17 12 5 16
4. Kilmarnock 8 4 1 3 10 10 0 13
5. Dundee 8 3 3 2 12 9 3 12
6. Hearts 8 2 4 2 10 9 1 10
7. St Johnstone 7 1 5 1 8 8 0 8
8. Dunfermline 8 2 2 4 5 12 -7 8
9. Aberdeen 7 1 4 2 5 7 -2 7
10. Motherwell 8 1 2 5 5 11 -6 5
11. St Mirren 8 1 1 6 4 12 -8 4
12. UNITED 8 0 2 6 3 13 -10 2
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