MyPa 47 0 - 0 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg
Thursday, August 11th, 2005, 7:45 PM at Anjalankoski Stadium
Attendance: 1,820
Referee: Dragomir Tanovic (Serbia & Montenegro)
MyPa 47 Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Ilkka Mäkelä Gordon Chisholm

Starting Eleven
Janne Korhonen
Tuomo Könönen
Toni Huttunen
Jukka Lindstrom
Hugo Miranda
Tero Taipale
Tuomas Haapala
Kimmo Tauriainen
Tero Karhu
Niklas Tarvajärvi
Adriano
Derek Stillie
David McCracken
Stuart Duff
Alan Archibald
Mark Wilson
Mark Kerr
Grant Brebner
Barry Robson
Stevie Crawford
Jim McIntyre
Lee Miller

Bench
Aapo Kiljunen
Eetu Muinonen
Petteri Kaijasilta
Saku Puhakainen
Tuomas Kansikas
Marco Manso
Aleksei Kangaskolkka
Craig Samson
Garry Kenneth
David Robertson
Derek McInnes
Greg Cameron
Billy Dodds
Collin Samuel

Substitutions
Eetu Muinonen for Kimmo Tauriainen (75)
Petteri Kaijasilta for Niklas Tarvajärvi(80)
None.

Bookings
Hugo Miranda
Kimmo Tauriainen
Barry Robson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Derek Stillie (GK) 3 apps -
David McCracken 133 apps5 goals
Mark Wilson 116 apps11 goals
Stuart Duff 102 apps3 goals
Alan Archibald 91 apps6 goals
Mark Kerr 75 apps3 goals
Grant Brebner 43 apps2 goals
Barry Robson 76 apps11 goals
Stevie Crawford 26 apps5 goals
Jim McIntyre 138 apps42 goals
Lee Miller 3 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (21 years 72 days)
Oldest Player:Jim McIntyre (33 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 233 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Greg Cameron (17 years 127 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Dodds (36 years 196 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 272 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Just under 2000 spectators were here to see United make their long-awaited return to the European stage. Around 400 of them were travelling Arabs.

MyPa were first to threaten in the early exchanges when Stillie was forced into a good save from a Karhu shot. From the resulting corner, a Taipale header hit the junction of post and bar with Stillie stranded.

United weathered the early storm and looked to take the game to the hosts. Mark Kerr burst forward from midfield and fired a shot just past the post. Not happy at that, great skill by Brebner led to the midfielder crossing to the far post where McIntyre nodded the ball across the goal where Barry Robson was just unable to put the ball into the net.

Jim McIntyre continued to threaten the Finnish goal and was just short when he tried to knock a Wilson cross down for Lee Miller.
Mark Wilson had to leave the field for treatment for a bleeding nose but the Finns’ frustration was apparent as Turrainnen was booked for dissent as he argued about a throw-in. United were doing well and not really struggling to contain their hosts.

The second half started with no changes to the starting line-ups and United started positively again with Miller and McIntyre combining well for McIntyre to shoot wide.MyPa had a great chance when the ball was played into the box from a free kick on the left but the striker made such a hash of shooting he actually cleared it for the defence. MyPa continued to try and take control of the game and a shot was deflected wide for a corner as the home fans came to life. Derek Stillie had to look smart to tip a speculative free kick over the bar as MyPa tried to gain the upper hand.

United continued to frustrate the Finnish side and restrict their opportunities and McIntyre came close to connecting with a cross which caused the Finnish goalkeeper to scramble from his line. United continued to thwart the home side and then threaten on the break and the game drew to a close with United well in control.



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