Dundee Utd 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 18th, 1992, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,711
Referee: Douglas Yeats (Perth)
Dundee Utd  Heart of Midlothian

Goalscorers
Maurice Malpas (22)
Duncan Ferguson (89)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Joe Jordan

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
John Clark
John O'Neil
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra
Henry Smith
Alan McLaren
Glynn Snodin
Craig Levein
Gary Mackay
Dave McPherson
Scott Crabbe
Derek Ferguson
Wayne Foster
John Millar
George Wright

Substitutes
Allan Preston
Josť Luis Pochettino
Eamonn Bannon
Graeme Hogg

Substitutions
Josť Luis Pochettino for Victor Ferreyra (74)
Eamonn Bannon for George Wright (46)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 103 apps -
Alex Cleland 89 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 827 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 537 apps19 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 131 apps5 goals
John Clark 267 apps32 goals
John O'Neil 42 apps2 goals
Grant Johnson 8 apps -
Jim McInally 262 apps15 goals
Duncan Ferguson 53 apps18 goals
Victor Ferreyra 25 apps6 goals
Josť Luis Pochettino (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Grant Johnson (20 years 30 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (35 years 319 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 333 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Grant Johnson (20 years 30 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (35 years 319 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 266 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Our last home outing brought us an even more comfortable victory than the scoreline would suggest and at the same time we swept away any lingering hopes Hearts may have had of catching Rangers. Having booked the advantage of a gale-force wind we were encamped in the visitors half for almost the whole of the first period and created enumerable chances.

The first of these came after only five minutes when Duncan Ferguson's cross from the right took a deflection off McPherson and broke to Grant Johnson who appeared to be impeded and as a consequence sent the ball over from only six yards out. Victor Ferreyra sent the ball wide when well placed before our control of the match finally reaped reward in the 22nd minute. The Argentinian striker sent over a cross which was headed on by Duncan Ferguson into the path of skipper Maurice Malpas who neatly netted from 12 yards. Smith then twice saved brilliantly, keeping out a scorching shot from John O'Neil and a Duncan Ferguson header. Apart from a Snodin effort four minutes from the interval it had been all United and we should have had more to show for efforts at the interval.

Even against the elements after the break, Hearts never exerted the same intense pressure to stretch our defence in the same way as we had in the first half. Not until the dying minutes was Alan Main really tested and even then the danger came from a series of wind assisted in swinging corners from Eamonn Bannon. A goal inside the last minute capped an excellent United performance. John O'Neil made it with a superb run down the left before crossing the ball back for Duncan Ferguson to finish stylishly.



None.

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