The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Points were vital for United as they continued their fight to avoid the drop in this tough Premier League season. Their plight was not helped by the squandering of a fifth minute penalty award. Alan Forsyth was the culprii to bring United's tally of missed spot kicks to seven this season. Undaunted by this United stuck to their task and their persistence paid off in the 22nd minute when Alec Reid's corner led to a melee in the Hearts box and Paul Hegarty stepped in to slide the ball home. Even after the interval United continued to make towards the Maroons goal but dear cut chances were few and far between. The tension was obviously telling on the home side but in 68 minutes the situation was relieved when United got their second. Again an Alec Reid corner instigated the goal and Tom McAdam's powerful header soared into the net despite Jim Brown's desperate efforts to head dear. With the result sewn up, the Tannadice side merely played out time to boost their of survival.