Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 21st, 1991, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 11,746
Referee: Louis Thow (Ayr)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

Tosh McKinlay (69) Duncan Ferguson (37)

Team Managers
Joe Jordan Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Graeme Hogg
Tosh McKinlay
Craig Levein
Gary Mackay
Dave McPherson
Scott Crabbe
Derek Ferguson
Steve Penney
John Millar
John Robertson
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Jim McInally
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Duncan Ferguson
Hamish French

George Wright
Tommy Harrison
Andy McLaren
Mixu Paatelainen

None. Mixu Paatelainen for Hamish French (51)

John Millar (24)
Gary Mackay (34)
Dave Bowman (66)
Freddy van der Hoorn (77)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 93 apps -
Dave Narey 810 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 501 apps15 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 95 apps5 goals
Gary Bollan 8 apps -
Jim McInally 232 apps11 goals
John Clark 239 apps31 goals
Billy McKinlay 136 apps5 goals
Dave Bowman 202 apps7 goals
Duncan Ferguson 20 apps8 goals
Hamish French 96 apps16 goals
Mixu Paatelainen (sub) 149 apps40 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gary Bollan (18 years 185 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (35 years 109 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 24 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Andy McLaren (18 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (35 years 109 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 131 days
Domestic Players:11 (84.62 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This was our thirteenth visit to Tynecastle since we last recorded a victory there and for a long period it looked as though, it wouldn't be unlucky, particularly, after we went ahead thanks to Duncan Ferguson's third goal in as many matches. Quite the contrary to be honest, because Hearts applied a tremendous amount of pressure after the break in an effort to maintain their unbeaten record this term. The League Leaders had made a confident and resourceful start to the match and with the advantage of wind and rain play flowed towards Alan Main, but apart from Ferguson blazing over a knock down from Robertson, Hearts rarely threatened, to score in those early stages. Torrential rain made conditions extremely difficult and gradually we established control in midfield and were rewarded with a goal eight minutes from the interval. Hamish French played the ball wide to Dave Bowman on the right and his first time cross was headed home by Duncan Ferguson who had stolen in following indecision between Hogg and his keeper, Smith.

From then until half-time we dominated, but Hearts opened aggressively in the second period and were unfortunate not to get back on level terms when Ferguson slipped a short free-kick to Tosh McKinlay who proceeded to crash a 35-yard drive against the angle of upright and bar in the 61st minute. The Hearts defender wasn't to be denied, however. Eight minutes later Mackay dragged the ball in from the left before firing an angled shot which Alan Main stopped, but couldn't hold and Tosh McKinlay was on the spot to net the rebound from a couple of yards. Initially, thereafter, Hearts stepped up the pace in search of a winner and in the final analysis we were happy to leave Tynecastle with a point.

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