Hibernian 3 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, December 28th, 1991, 3:00 PM at Easter Road
Attendance: 7,688
Referee: Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath)
Hibernian Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Gareth Evans (76)
Gareth Evans (78)
Keith Wright (80)
Mixu Paatelainen (16)
Maurice Malpas (74)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Chris Reid
Willie Miller
Joe Tortolano
Billy Findlay
Tommy McIntyre
Gordon Hunter
Micky Weir
Brian Hamilton
Keith Wright
Mark McGraw
Pat McGinlay
Guido van de Kamp
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Mixu Paatelainen
Ray McKinnon
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Duncan Ferguson
Darren Jackson

Bench
Dave Beaumont
Gareth Evans
Christian Dailly
Andy McLaren

Substitutions
Gareth Evans for Mark McGraw (57) Andy McLaren for Duncan Ferguson (73)
Christian Dailly for Ray McKinnon (85)

Bookings
Tommy McIntyre (22)
Brian Hamilton (49)
Ray McKinnon (13)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Guido van de Kamp (GK) 21 apps -
Maurice Malpas 519 apps17 goals
Dave Narey 824 apps36 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 113 apps5 goals
Alex Cleland 72 apps5 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 160 apps43 goals
Ray McKinnon 48 apps5 goals
John Clark 255 apps32 goals
Dave Bowman 219 apps8 goals
Duncan Ferguson 36 apps11 goals
Darren Jackson 95 apps32 goals
Christian Dailly (sub) 32 apps7 goals
Andy McLaren (sub) 15 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Duncan Ferguson (20 years 6 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (35 years 207 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 102 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (18 years 70 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (35 years 207 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 24 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Manager Jim McLean made three changes from the side which was defeated by Rangers. Badly bruised ribs kept Jim McInally out of contention and Ray McKinnon returned. Mixu Paatelainen came in for Andy McLaren with Darren Jackson replacing the injured Victor Ferreyra. Right from the start we went on the attack and Reid was in action in the eighth minute when he just managed to save from Darren Jackson after a knock down from Duncan Ferguson. Five minutes later the big striker hit the post following a long throw by Dave Bowman. In the 16th minute, however, Duncan Ferguson played the ball out to Alex Cleland on the right. He cut inside past Findlay and Tortolano and his cross was side-footed strongly past Reid from six yards by Mixu Paatelainen who reacted quicker than a rather static home defence. Hibs who had started brightly had fallen out of the game and had Mclntyre booked for a foul on Darren Jackson in the twenty second minute. Almost immediately Darren hooked Ray McKinnon's free kick past Reid, but just past the post. Reid then saved from Darren Jackson after Duncan Ferguson had cut the ball back as we continued to dominate. Ten minutes from the interval a Mclntyre error let Duncan Ferguson in but the big strikers shot from the edge of the box was well held by Reid. Hibs were just too deliberate in attack to cause us any real problems until Guido Van de Kamp tipped over a Mclntyre shot on the stroke of halftime, but that had been the home sides only shot on goal during the first half.

Hibs undoubtedly came more into the picture in the second period, but still lacked penetration and when we went further ahead with 16 minutes left, the match looked as good as ever. Skipper, Maurice Malpas ghosted past the Hibs defence to curl the ball past Reid into the corner of the net from some 15 yards out. However, Hibs rallied and Gareth Evans pulled one back within a minute when he scored with a near post shot from the left. Minutes later Gareth Evans was sent clear and hit a low shot past Guido Van de Kamp to hit a surprise equaliser. An even bigger shock was in store for us. Hibs scored a third goal within five minutes to completely turn the game around. Keith Wright was the culprit as he headed a Weir cross past Guido Van de Kamp to deny us even a point after having established a two goal lead.

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