Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Saturday, February 17th, 2001, 3:00 PM at Fir Park
Attendance: 6,186
Referee: Stuart Dougal
Motherwell Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Charlie Miller (3)
Craig Easton (38)

Team Managers
Billy Davies Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Martyn Corrigan
Ange Oueifio
Derek Townsley
Steven Hammell
Derek Adams
Keith Lasley
Scott Leitch
Kevin Twaddle
John Spencer
Stuart Elliott
Paul Gallacher
Jim Lauchlan
Hasney Aljofree
Jamie McCunnie
Jason De Vos
Danny Griffin
David Hannah
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
Jim Hamilton
Derek Lilley

Bench
Martin Wood
Dougie Ramsay
Stevie Nicholas
Brian Dempsie
James McFadden
Pat Onstad
Tony Smith
Jamie Buchan
Steven Thompson
Beto Naveda

Substitutions
James McFadden for Derek Adams (56)
Stevie Nicholas for Kevin Twaddle (67)
Brian Dempsie for Martyn Corrigan (72)
Beto Naveda for Derek Lilley (82)
Steven Thompson for Jim Hamilton (82)
Tony Smith for David Hannah (86)

Bookings
John Spencer Jason De Vos

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Paul Gallacher (GK) 7 apps -
Jim Lauchlan 15 apps3 goals
Hasney Aljofree 30 apps2 goals
Jamie McCunnie 7 apps -
Jason De Vos 100 apps2 goals
Danny Griffin 9 apps -
David Hannah 150 apps22 goals
Charlie Miller 16 apps3 goals
Craig Easton 139 apps10 goals
Jim Hamilton 30 apps5 goals
Derek Lilley 9 apps2 goals
Tony Smith (sub) 12 apps -
Beto Naveda (sub) 11 apps2 goals
Steven Thompson (sub) 93 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCunnie (17 years 313 days)
Oldest Player:David Hannah (27 years 204 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 342 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie McCunnie (17 years 313 days)
Oldest Player:Pat Onstad (33 years 44 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 337 days
Domestic Players:11 (68.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Jason De Vos played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.
Craig Easton reached 10 goals for the Club.

Manager Alex Smith made a few changes to the side that faltered against Dunfermline last Saturday. David Hannah won a place in the starting XI, coming in for Hugh Davidson, after a long lay off through injury. Also starting was Hasney Aljofree who relegated Jamie Buchan to the bench.

United kicked off wearing their change strip, attacking the goal where the United fans were seated behind. United made a positive start, probing Motherwell at every opportunity. The traveling support didn’t have long to wait for their chance to celebrate. In 4 minutes, Hamilton neatly flicked a long ball from Aljofree on. The move sent Charlie Miller clean through on goal, he steadied himself before calmly slotting past Goram. The game continued at a fast pace, but with neither side creating any guilt-edged scoring chances. United continued to hold the upper hand in terms of possession and goal threat, and together with a vociferous support proved to be a tough nut to crack. It only seemed a matter of time before United would grab another goal, such was the extent of their domination. However, Motherwell did nearly grab an equalizer in 30 minutes when Gallacher had to punch clear from Adams. In 38 minutes United grabbed a second goal that their play deserved. Lilley side stepped a defender at the bye-line before squaring for Craig Easton to hammer home.

United went close to adding a third goal in 46 minutes when an accurate Hamilton cross was headed straight at Goram by Miller. A fine one-two from Spencer and Leitch opened up the United defence but Aljofree’s intervention saved the day. In 68 minutes McCunnie made a fine run from the back, he played a one-two with Easton and fired a shot just wide. Once again young Jamie McCunnie showed why at 17 he was such a prospect, when he thwarted the home side at the bye-line with great defending in 75 minutes. Naveda forced a couple of corners near the end but United seemed content to toy with their opponents until the referee called time.

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