Dundee Utd 2 - 0 Hajduk Split

UEFA Cup - 3rd Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, November 26th, 1986, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 11,596
Referee: Werner Foeckler (West Germany)
Dundee Utd  Hajduk Split

Goalscorers
Jim McInally (28)
John Clark (48)
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Team Managers
Jim McLean
Sergije Krešić

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Billy McKinlay
Jim McInally
John Clark
Paul Sturrock
Mladen Pralija
Branko Miljus
Dragi Setinov
Ive Jerolimov
Robert Jarni
Drago Celic
Dragoslav Cakic
Luka Peruzovic
Milos Bursac
Aloscia Asanovic
Stepan Deveric

Substitutes
Gary McGinnis
Chris Sulley
Dave Bowman
Kevin Gallacher
Tommy Coyne
Zoran Vardovic
Darko Drazic
Ente Mise
Josif Veber
Zdenko Adamovic

Substitutions
Kevin Gallacher for Eamonn Bannon (49)
Tommy Coyne for Ralph Milne (87)
Zdenko Adamovic for Dragoslav Cakic (46)

Bookings
Maurice Malpas (87)
Aloscia Asanovic (32)
Zdenko Adamovic (48)
Robert Jarni (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 82 apps -
Dave Beaumont 69 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 263 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 621 apps36 goals
Eamonn Bannon 371 apps98 goals
Ralph Milne 283 apps75 goals
Ian Redford 69 apps15 goals
Billy McKinlay 2 apps -
Jim McInally 16 apps1 goal
John Clark 67 apps11 goals
Paul Sturrock 519 apps161 goals
Kevin Gallacher (sub) 49 apps9 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 75 apps14 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Billy McKinlay (17 years 222 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (30 years 174 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 172 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Billy McKinlay (17 years 222 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (30 years 174 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 299 days
Domestic Players:14 (87.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Jim McInally scored his first goal for the Club.

We established the minimum acceptable lead over Hajduk but this was for the most part, not one of our vintage European displays. Hajduk, in fact, had their best spell of the game after going two behind. Although it was no coincidence that Eamonn Bannon had departed the scene before the Yugoslavians began to show any attacking prowess. The early threat on the Split goal came from free-kicks. Twice John Clark pierced the defensive wall only to see his shot saved by Pralija. Then Ian Redford bent a free kick around the wall but this too was well saved. The keeper, however, was responsible for us going ahead. He completely missed a cross from Paul Sturrock on the left and Jim McInally was left with the simple task of controlling the ball before stroking it into the empty net. Billy Thomson then made a fine stop from Devenc but the action swung to the other end with both Eamonn Bannon and Ian Redford having headers at goal before half-time.

Only 90 seconds of the second half had gone when we went two up. Pralija touched over a powerful Ian Redford drive. From the corner, a Sturrock cross was missed by Billy McKiniay, but not John Clark, whose raging left foot volley from 18 yards entered the net in the postage stamp left hand side corner of the net. Hajduk then enjoyed their best spell and Bursac had a good header well saved by Billy Thomson. Gradually we re-asserted our impact on the game and Maurice Malpas was unlucky to see his close range effort deflected for a corner. John Clark then set up a chance for Paul Sturrock when his clearance found Luggy in the clear, but Pralija somehow managed to tip Paul's effort round the post. Our inability to capitalise on that two goal lead left us a lot to do in the return but we remained slight favourites in the eyes of both managers after the game.

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