Hibernian 5 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, August 13th, 1994, 3:00 PM at Easter Road
Attendance: 8,338
Referee: J Timmons (Kilwinning)
Hibernian Dundee Utd

Willie Findlay (7)
Darren Jackson (33)
Darren Jackson (pen.) (35)
Kevin Harper (69)
Michael O'Neill (89)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Willie Miller
Graham Mitchell
Willie Findlay
Steven Tweed
Gordon Hunter
Kevin McAllister
Brian Hamilton
Gareth Evans
Darren Jackson
Michael O'Neill
Henrik Jørgensen
Mark Perry
Alex Cleland
Gordan Petrić
Brian Welsh
Jerren Nixon
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Craig Brewster
Paddy Connolly
Dragutin Ristić

Chris Reid
Dave Beaumont
Kevin Harper
Alan Main
Gary Bollan
David Craig

Kevin Harper for Darren Jackson (58) Gary Bollan for Jerren Nixon (54)

Willie Miller (11)
Darren Jackson (38)
Kevin McAllister (68)
Alex Cleland (4)
Paddy Connolly (8)
Henrik Jørgensen (35)
Gordan Petrić (38)
Dave Bowman (53)
Gary Bollan (62)
Brian Welsh (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Henrik Jørgensen (GK) 1 app (debut) -
Mark Perry 32 apps1 goal
Alex Cleland 163 apps9 goals
Gordan Petrić 36 apps1 goal
Brian Welsh 113 apps8 goals
Jerren Nixon 23 apps1 goal
Dave Bowman 310 apps11 goals
David Hannah 20 apps2 goals
Craig Brewster 41 apps20 goals
Paddy Connolly 127 apps35 goals
Dragutin Ristić 1 app (debut) -
Gary Bollan (sub) 50 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Hannah (21 years 14 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Bowman (30 years 163 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 192 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Hannah (21 years 14 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Bowman (30 years 163 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 106 days
Domestic Players:10 (71.43 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Dragutin Ristić(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Henrik Jørgensen(Signed August 8th, 1994)

Gary Bollan played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The build up to the new season hadn't been ideal as Manager Ivan Golac had to make his team selection minus seven first team regulars. Unfortunately events on the park were about to follow suit! Within eight minuted the Tangerines had had two players cautioned, but worse still. They trailed to a Willie Findlay goal after he volleyed a shot past Danish debutant keeper Henrik Jorgensen. United's already perilous position was exacerbated in the 27th minute when Alex Cleland, booked early on for a foul on Evans, was harshly yellow carded when he bumped into McAllister, thus reducing United to ten men.

Six minutes later, we fell further behind when Findlay hoisted a pass forward to the unmarked Darren Jackson who quickly despatched a lob from the edge of the box over the stranded Henrik Jorgensen.

There was more misery for United's new keeper two minutes later when Evans ran on to Hamilton's through pass and was sent sprawling in the box by the Dane who was booked and then beaten by Darren Jackson's spot-kick.

Leighton's first call to action didn't come until ten minutes into the second half and then it was to palm away Tweed's stray header as he attempted to clear a cross! That signalled United's first and only sustained spell of pressure during which we were unlucky not to peg one goal back. Hibs, however, soon regained the initiative again and grabbed a fourth goal when Evans knocked the ball forward for Evans to run on to and the substitute slipped the ball under Joraensen and with a minute left O'Neill drifted in from the left to curl the ball into the far comer which left United contemplating their worst ever Premier defeat and heaviest opening day defeat since 1945 when Dunfermline defeated us 7-0 at East End Park immediately after the war.

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