Dundee Utd 3 - 0 Motherwell

League - Premier Division
Saturday, January 19th, 1991, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,482
Referee: Bobby Tait (East Kilbride)
Dundee Utd  Motherwell

Paddy Connolly (47)
Paddy Connolly (59)
Billy McKinlay (69)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Miodrag Krivokapić
Brian Welsh
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Paddy Connolly
Darren Jackson
Ally Maxwell
Jim Griffin
Tom Boyd
Colin O'Neill
Craig Paterson
Chris McCart
Dougie Arnott
Iain Ferguson
Nick Cusack
Ian Angus
Davie Cooper

Alex Cleland
Hamish French
Steve Kirk
Bobby Russell

Hamish French for Darren Jackson (77)
Alex Cleland for Jim McInally (86)
Steve Kirk for Nick Cusack (67)
Bobby Russell for Ian Angus (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 66 apps -
Maurice Malpas 470 apps15 goals
Christian Dailly 22 apps7 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 68 apps3 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić 83 apps1 goal
Brian Welsh 30 apps2 goals
Jim McInally 211 apps10 goals
Billy McKinlay 108 apps4 goals
John Clark 211 apps27 goals
Paddy Connolly 34 apps9 goals
Darren Jackson 61 apps23 goals
Alex Cleland (sub) 55 apps4 goals
Hamish French (sub) 75 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (17 years 92 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (31 years 143 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 186 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (17 years 92 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (31 years 143 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 132 days
Domestic Players:11 (84.62 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Motherwell are certainly finding meetings with ourselves far from productive. This was our fourth meeting of the season and it resulted in our fourth victory with the aggregate score standing at 8-0 in our favour. Yet on the evidence of the first half a clear cut United victory didn't appear likely. Early pressure by the visitors saw skipper Maurice Malpas head over his own cross bar and former United striker Iain Ferguson blast past. Then it was Jim McInally to be pressurised into heading behind his own goal to avert danger. Gradually we came more into the picture with Maxwell saving a low grounder_from Paddy Connolly and then John Clark fired in a low cross which flashed across the face of an empty net. Maxwell then saved a shot from John Clark after his interception in midfield. However, the chance of the first half fell to Nick Cusack who was sent clear by Arnott, but he didn't connect fully with his shot and Alan Main made a good stop.

The second half was only a minute old when Darren Jackson and Paddy Connolly combined to prise open the Motherwell defence on the left and it left the latter a clear run in on goal and he stroked the ball into the far corner. Maxwell was then called into action to twice make saves from long range efforts by John Clark. Immediately afterwards Alan Main had to dive full length to save a grounder from Ian Angus. Just before the hour mark we went further ahead. It began with a surging run from the back by Brian Welsh. He played a one-two with John Clark and the ball ran to Paddy Connolly who prodded the ball goalwards, Maxwell got a hand to it, but couldn't stop the ball rolling into the corner of the net. Ten minutes later the game was over as a contest when Paddy Connolly flicked the ball into Billy McKinlay's path and the midfielder let fly with a shot that left Maxwell helpless as it flew into the net. Evidence that it just wasn't going to Motherwell's day came when first Brian Welsh and then John Clark headed net bound efforts off the line! A minute later and Freddy Van Der Hoorn sent a 40 yarder crashing fractionalty past Maxwell's right hand post. With seven minutes left Brian Welsh looked to have made it four until his header from a corner rebounded off Maxwell's leg. Just 60 seconds later substitute Hamish French fired a volley just over as we finished the game well in command.


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