Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Dundee

League - Premier Division
Saturday, February 27th, 1993, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 12,140
Referee: David Syme (Rutherglen)
Dundee Utd  Dundee

Duncan Ferguson (8)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Simon Stainrod

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Michael O'Neill
Scott Crabbe
Paddy Connolly
Duncan Ferguson
Paul Mathers
John McQuillan
Steve Pittman
Morten Weighorst
Jim Duffy
Kevin Bain
Jamie McGowan
Dusan Vrto
Ivo Den Bieman
Billy Dodds
Andy Kiwomya

John O'Neil
Jim McInally
Colin West
Andy Dow

John O'Neil for Michael O'Neill (72)
Colin West for Ivo Den Bieman (58)
Andy Dow for Kevin Bain (73)

Dave Bowman (23)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 142 apps -
Mark Perry 13 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 574 apps19 goals
Dave Narey 851 apps36 goals
John Clark 301 apps33 goals
Billy McKinlay 178 apps8 goals
Dave Bowman 255 apps9 goals
Michael O'Neill 67 apps12 goals
Scott Crabbe 17 apps4 goals
Paddy Connolly 80 apps21 goals
Duncan Ferguson 82 apps33 goals
John O'Neil (sub) 72 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Duncan Ferguson (21 years 68 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 269 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 67 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Duncan Ferguson (21 years 68 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 269 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 20 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Territorialty, we dominated this match from the first whistle and even before taking an early lead, we had been unlucky not to score when Michael O'Neill's corner fell to Billy McKinlay on the edge of the box and his swerving volley crashed off the middle of the cross bar. A goal, however, was only temporarily delayed. Two minutes later, Scott Crabbe sent over an inviting cross which Duncan Ferguson headed powerfully past Mathers from six yards.Only Duffy's intervention in the 19th minute prevented us going further ahead when he popped up to clear Paddy Connolly's shot after the United striker had rounded the Dundee keeper.

John Clark sent a free kick crashing just over as we tried to re-assert our earlier dominance, but despite failing to achieve this we still had chances to remove any doubt about the destination of the points. Mathers' legs kept out a Duncan Ferguson shot after Paddy Connolly had released the big" striker. Another glaring opportunity went a begging with a little over quarter of an hour remaining when Maurice Malpas sent Paddy Connolly clear, but again the lower anatomy of Mathers came to Dundee"s rescue. So in the end we had to be content with the narrowest of victories which didn't fully satisfy Manager Jim McLean as his post match comment clearly illustrated. "Too many players thought it was all over after we scored."


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