The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Ian McCall is able to field an unchanged eleven for this SPL match against Kilmarnock who have not lost at Tannadice in their previous twelve visits.As early as the first minute United post notice of intent when a move down the right end with McIntyre feeding the ball to McLaren and his effort from a tight angle is just over the bar. The United pressure brings its reward in the tenth minute when Robson executes a free kick and Jim McIntyre heads home from six yards off the underside of the cross bar. lmost immediately United are back in the Killie half after Robsonís determination wins possession in the visitors' half. He bursts forward and then despite appearing to lose the ball, he gets a toe to it to feed Jim McIntyre who nets his second of the afternoon from twenty yards, firing high into the roof of the net. Another goal is certain and when Archibald launches a high ball into the box, with twenty minutes gone, it is headed on by McLaren to the unmarked Charlie Miller who fires in an angled drive from twelve yards. Five minutes later Skora tries a long range effort but Gallacher gathers easily and then the same player fires in a corner that McCracken clears only as far as Locke who shoots from thirty yards but McInnes is there to block the shot. A Miller cross is cleared by Lilley and then the United midfielder looks like he will score again when he is put through, but the ball runs agonisingly to far ahead and a chance is lost. On thirty four minutes United go further ahead with Jim McIntyre completing his first ever hat trick at senior level. McInnes is the provider this time rolling the ball into the path of the former Killie striker, who frequently comes back to haunt his old side, and he fires high into the net from the edge of the box.The second half gets under way but not unexpectedly the pace has dropped considerably with game all but won. Both sides are trying to get forward but moves are beginning to break down and defences are on top. McIntyre is just short with a lay-off which might have put Miller through on goal and Miller was then unlucky not to find Robson with a through ball. Dargo is booked on fifty-three minutes for dissent after a close call on an offside decision that denies him a goal. Wilson fires in a cross that Greer gets away and just on the hour mark the visitors pull one back through Invincible who strokes home a knock down from Boyd.