Aberdeen 2 - 0 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Sunday, February 7th, 1993, 3:00 PM at Pittodrie
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: David Syme (Aberdeen)
Aberdeen Dundee Utd

Eoin Jess (76)
Eoin Jess (85)

Team Managers
Willie Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Theo Snelders
Stephen Wright
Gary Smith
Brian Grant
Brian Irvine
Alex McLeish
Lee Richardson
Paul Mason
Eoin Jess
Duncan Shearer
Mixu Paatelainen
Alan Main
Christian Dailly
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Gary Bollan
Dave Bowman
Grant Johnson
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Scott Crabbe

Scott Booth
Roy Aitken
Michael O'Neill
Paddy Connolly

Scott Booth for Paul Mason (68)
Roy Aitken for Duncan Shearer (80)
Paddy Connolly for Grant Johnson (79)

None. Gary Bollan (16)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 138 apps -
Christian Dailly 40 apps7 goals
Mark Perry 9 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 570 apps19 goals
Dave Narey 847 apps36 goals
Gary Bollan 27 apps2 goals
Dave Bowman 251 apps9 goals
Grant Johnson 28 apps3 goals
Billy McKinlay 174 apps8 goals
John Clark 297 apps33 goals
Scott Crabbe 13 apps3 goals
Paddy Connolly (sub) 76 apps19 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 249 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 172 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 249 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 38 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Because BBC were covering the tie live, this tie of the round was delayed 24 hours, but the cameras failed to capture us in our usual Pittodrie mood as we tumbled out of the cup. Before the game we were endeavouring to extend our remarkable Pittodrie record to five straight wins. Aberdeen were definitely the form team at that time and they certainly lived up to that reputation in the initial stages. The Dons opened with an attacking flourish, but by midway through the first half, the Tannadice defence, superbly marshalled by veteran Dave Narey had quelled the situation.

Jess, though, continued to pose problems and he was to prove Aberdeen's match winner. Undoubtedly our best chance of the match came when Scott Crabbe sent Christian Dailly clear, but Snelders rushed from goal to foil Christian by diving at his feet. With a little under quarter of an hour left Aberdeen got the vital opener. Wright's cross was headed back across goal by Shearer and Eoin Jess ran in to head the ball into the empty net. Five minutes from the end Man- of-the-Match, Eoin Jess, put the tie beyond our reach with a goal of remarkable similarity to the first, only this time the youngster drilled home a Mixu Paatelainen assist. United players and fans alike were very disappointed at the outcome,-but no one could quibble that Aberdeen didn't deserve to progress and earn a quarter final home tie with Clydebank.

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