The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
United's first home Premier match on a Sunday completed a hat-trick of successes over the Jam Tarts at Tannadice this season. The home side, however, had to come from behind. After only 8 minutes a flick from John Robertson was picked up by captain Walter Kidd who ran in to score. The equaliser came 13 minutes later when Paul Sturrock got in a shot after appeals for a penalty. His effort was going wide but Eamonn Bannon followed up to side-foot home from close range. Four minutes later United were ahead. Hamish McAlpine's throw found Eamonn Bannon, his run up the left was followed by a perfect cross which Tom Coyne headed in via the post. Hearts fought back in the second period but a slip by Henry Smith let in Tommy Coyne to seal the points with his second goal.