Dundee Utd 2 - 1 St Johnstone

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 4th, 1992, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,553
Referee: Don McVicar (Carluke)
Dundee Utd  St Johnstone

Goalscorers
Alex Cleland (29)
Dave Bowman (54)
Paul Wright (14)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Totten

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Dave Bowman
Ray McKinnon
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra
Lindsay Hamilton
Mark Treanor
Sergei Baltacha
Paul Cherry
John Inglis
Ian Redford
Tommy Turner
John Davies
Paul Wright
Roddy Grant
Harry Curran

Substitutes
John O'Neil
Josť Luis Pochettino
Vinny Arkins
Liam Dunne

Substitutions
Josť Luis Pochettino for Victor Ferreyra (68)
Vinny Arkins for Paul Wright (64)
Liam Dunne for Ian Redford (79)

Bookings
None. Tommy Turner (55)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 101 apps -
Maurice Malpas 535 apps18 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 129 apps5 goals
Alex Cleland 87 apps8 goals
Brian Welsh 44 apps3 goals
Dave Bowman 234 apps9 goals
Ray McKinnon 61 apps7 goals
Grant Johnson 6 apps -
Jim McInally 260 apps14 goals
Duncan Ferguson 51 apps17 goals
Victor Ferreyra 23 apps6 goals
Josť Luis Pochettino (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Grant Johnson (20 years 16 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (29 years 252 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 311 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Grant Johnson (20 years 16 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (29 years 252 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 248 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Josť Luis Pochettino(Signed March 27th, 1992)

Milestones
Alex Cleland reached 10 goals for the Club.

On the corresponding Saturday last year we met St.Johnstone in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup but this clash had a touch of an end of season look about it. Saints got off to a lively enough start and may well have taken the lead after only five minutes. From Treanor's cross from the right, Roddy Grant sent in a header which Alan Main saved, but on to the post and Alan recovered in time to grab the rebound before Grant could reach it. There was, however, no such escape for us in the 14th minute. Maurice Malpas didn't get enough on his pass back and Paul Wright nipped in to nick the ball past Alan Main. Grant then shot narrowly past and then over and only a great block by Alan Main from a Tommy Turner shot prevented Saints from going two ahead. The switch of full-backs Jim McInally and Freddy Van der Hoorn who went to left-back took the sting out of the St. Johnstone attack and in the 29th minute we equalised when Duncan Ferguson's header from a Grant Johnson cross landed at the feet of Alex Cleland who picked his spot, shooting into the far comer.

We grabbed the initiative eight minutes into the second half when Duncan Ferguson latched on to a poor kick out by Hamilton and progressed to the bye-line. His cross beyond the far post was neatly flicked back to Dave Bowman whose angular shot not only beat Hamilton, but also the two defenders on the line. Saints introduced former United striker Vinny Arkins 20 minutes from the end whilst United fans got their first opportunity to see new signing Jose Luis Pochettino. The Argentinian newcomer had little chance to shine, though he did get a header in on target in what was his only real opening. Saints pressed for an equaliser towards the end and their best chance came from a corner with four minutes remaining. Duncan Ferguson cleared off the line after a goalmouth melee, but we survived that scare to go on and record our first win of the season over St. Johnstone.



None.

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