The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Once again the Rugby Park side were to suffer at Tannadice as United rattled in four first-half goals to ensure victory and down Killie. Derek Stark (two headers), John Holt and Paul Sturrock got the goals that devastated Killie. With Celtic losing at Pittodrie, United went top for the first time and dreams of the title became a potential reality.
Despite our own achievements in mid-week, I must start by adding my congratulations to Aberdeen on reaching the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup where they will face Real Madrid next month. Turning to our own efforts at Parkhead, I felt our players were magnificent in overcoming Celtic, and that justice was done in the end with the better side coming out on top. Now we must keep our feet firmly on the ground, maintaining the confidence and arrogance displayed against Celtic. If we do this we have as good a chance as any of winning the title. Never before has patience of the Dundee public been so essential. I can assure you that the players are equally as anxious as the keenest supporters that we end the season as champions. Too often in the past at Ibrox and Parkhead we have let our travelling support down and I was greatly appreciative of Wednesdays magnificent support which for once was duly rewarded. I might be prone to exaggeration but I have never been prouder of the players than on Wednesday night particularly taking into account all the circumstances. Thankfully that result put all the pressure on ourselves and deservedly so. Naturally I am disappointed that we will be without Richard Gough this afternoon, following his sending off. With the continued absence of lain Phillip it means I have no alternative but to revert Dave Narey to his role as sweeper. We have put ourselves right back into the title frame and an awful lot rests in our hands. Now we must approach our last four matches, starting against Kilmarnock today, in the same fashion as we did against Celtic in mid-week.