Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 23rd, 1989, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 14,011
Referee: D Miller (Garrowhill)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

Dave McPherson (60) Jim McInally (65)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Alan McLaren
Tosh McKinlay
Craig Levein
Davie Kirkwood
Dave McPherson
John Colquhoun
Gary Mackay
John Robertson
Scott Crabbe
David McCreery
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Peter Hinds
Kevin Gallacher

Husref Musemic
Eamonn Bannon
John Clark
Hamish French

Husref Musemic for Scott Crabbe (80) Hamish French for Mixu Paatelainen (61)
John Clark for Alex Cleland (88)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 219 apps -
Paul Hegarty 706 apps82 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 9 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 409 apps13 goals
Alex Cleland 16 apps1 goal
Dave Narey 765 apps36 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 79 apps29 goals
Dave Bowman 137 apps3 goals
Jim McInally 146 apps7 goals
Peter Hinds 6 apps2 goals
Kevin Gallacher 171 apps38 goals
John Clark (sub) 175 apps22 goals
Hamish French (sub) 58 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (18 years 292 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (35 years 69 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 333 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (18 years 292 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (35 years 69 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 244 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


The goal drought may have ended at Tynecastle, but the script didn't alter too much as we fought out the seventh successive draw against Hearts. Hearts were first to come close to bringing the dearth of goals in this fixture to an end when John Colquhoun's first time effort from some 30 yards clipped the top of the bar. Mixu Paatelainen rose to head a Dave Bowman cross towards goal, but Henry Smith plucked the ball from under the bar. An even better chance fell our way in the 31st minute when Peter Hinds forced an error between Mclaren and Levein, but Henry Smith was on hand to turn his shot round the post. Kevin Gallacher's cross from the resultant corner was headed in by Mixu Paatelainen but the referee ruled that Smith had been fouled. As half-time approached the all too familiar pattern of a goalless draw appeared on the cards.

Hearts might well have gone ahead six minutes into the second half when Scott Crabbe's free kick from some 30 yards out struck the post. Scott Crabbe was the unwitting architect of the long awaited goal. The striker found himself in space, but miskicked and the ball went slithering out to the left where Colquhoun picked up on Crabbe's error to return the ball into the middle for Dave McPherson, to head home powerfully from close range. The Tynecastle men's lead was to be short-lived. Freddy Van Der Hoorn won the ball in midfield. Kevin Gallacher quickly pushed the ball out to Peter Hinds and his square ball was met by Jim McInally. His first effort was blocked by Smith, but the ball bounced up and Jim bundled the ball over the line. Thereafter a draw looked inevitable and so it proved to be.

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