Hibernian 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, May 2nd, 1998, 3:00 PM at Easter Road
Attendance: 13,413
Referee: Geoge Clyde (Bearsden)
Hibernian Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Grant Brebner (31) Kjell Olofsson (72)
Kjell Olofsson (78)

Team Managers
Alex McLeish Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Bryan Gunn
Willie Miller
David Elliot
Grant Brebner
John Hughes
Darren Dods
Tony Rougier
Stevie Crawford
Barry Lavety
Pat McGinlay
Justin Skinner
Sieb Dijkstra
Steven Pressley
Maurice Malpas
Iain Jenkins
Siggi Jónsson
Lars Zetterlund
Dave Bowman
Ray McKinnon
Jamie Dolan
Kjell Olofsson
Gary McSwegan

Bench
Paul Tosh
Michael Renwick
Andy Dow
David Sinclair
Andy McLaren
Craig Easton

Substitutions
Paul Tosh for Tony Rougier (80) Andy McLaren for Ray McKinnon (45)
Craig Easton for Jamie Dolan (52)
David Sinclair for Lars Zetterlund (88)

Bookings
None. Craig Easton
Ray McKinnon

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Sieb Dijkstra (GK) 76 apps -
Steven Pressley 129 apps6 goals
Maurice Malpas 775 apps26 goals
Iain Jenkins 6 apps -
Siggi Jónsson 16 apps -
Lars Zetterlund 75 apps6 goals
Dave Bowman 428 apps12 goals
Ray McKinnon 122 apps13 goals
Jamie Dolan 54 apps -
Kjell Olofsson 75 apps36 goals
Gary McSwegan 111 apps43 goals
David Sinclair (sub) 11 apps -
Craig Easton (sub) 36 apps2 goals
Andy McLaren (sub) 199 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Steven Pressley (24 years 209 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (35 years 281 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 158 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Craig Easton (19 years 70 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (35 years 281 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 38 days
Domestic Players:9 (64.29 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The tension of the occasion was highly evident in the opening stages. Immediately after Crawford sent an angular drive narrowly wide, we passed up an even better chance, Lars Zetterlund placing a Kjell Olofsson cut back narrowly wide of the target. We rued that, as just after the half hour mark when Grant Brebner headed in a McGinlay cross.

Thereafter goalmouth incident was scant at either end, but the two exceptions to that were to weigh heavily in our favour. Eighteen minutes from time Gary McSwegan teed up a chance for Kjell Olofsson who side-footed home from six yards and six minutes later, Kjell Olofsson collected a cross from fellow countryman Lars Zetterlund with his head and with a second header managed to beat Gunn to the near post and bring complete salvation from the spectre of relegation.



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