Dundee 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 3rd, 1988, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 14,927
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Dundee Dundee Utd

None. Mixu Paatelainen (21)
Kevin Gallacher (37)
Mixu Paatelainen (69)

Team Managers
Dave Smith Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Stewart Forsyth
Tosh McKinlay
Gordon Chisholm
Wes Saunders
Billy Kirkwood
Rab Shannon
Stuart Rafferty
Keith Wright
Tommy Coyne
Graham Harvey
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Alex Cleland
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Kevin Gallacher

John Hendry
Steve Campbell
Dave Beaumont
Hamish French

John Hendry for Tommy Coyne (61)
Steve Campbell for Graham Harvey (61)
Hamish French for Alex Cleland (80)
Dave Beaumont for Jim McInally (86)

Wes Saunders (18)
Billy Kirkwood (66)
Gordon Chisholm (68)
Jim McInally (50)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 171 apps -
Dave Narey 717 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 661 apps81 goals
Maurice Malpas 357 apps11 goals
Alex Cleland 5 apps -
Mixu Paatelainen 32 apps16 goals
Ian Redford 147 apps30 goals
Jim McInally 100 apps4 goals
Dave Bowman 97 apps1 goal
Billy McKinlay 26 apps1 goal
Kevin Gallacher 127 apps30 goals
Dave Beaumont (sub) 102 apps3 goals
Hamish French (sub) 30 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (17 years 272 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 49 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 202 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (17 years 272 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 49 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 152 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Jim McInally played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.
Kevin Gallacher reached 30 goals for the Club.

Derby meetings last season, and there were nine of them in total, turned out to be all close fought affairs. The first Derby of the new season, however, was dominated by United, as we recorded the biggest away win of the new Premier season.

We dominated from the beginning, but it wasn't until after Wes Saunders was booked in the 18th minute that we took the lead. That came three minutes later when Billy McKinlay swung over a corner which Mixu Paatelainen powered home via the underside of the bar.

Dundee did get the ball in the net seven minutes later but Billy Kirkwood's 'goal' was ruled out because of an offside decision. In the 37th minute we went two ahead. Ian Redford flicked the ball on to Kevin Gallacher, who strode on to beat Geddes.

After the interval Dundee enjoyed their best spell of the match and Tommy Coyne almost pulled one back, but Billy Thomson blocked his shot. As the second half progressed, we re-asserted our dominance and sealed the points with a third goal in the 69th minute. Paul Hegarty back-headed an Alec Cleland cross for Mixu Paatelainen to plant a header past Geddes.

So our great record at Dens Park continued, with Dundee having only one Derby win on home territory in sixteen League attempts.

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