Dundee Utd 0 - 0 Dundee

League - SPL
Saturday, August 31st, 2002, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 12,402
Referee: John Underhill
Dundee Utd  Dundee

None. None.

Team Managers
Alex Smith
Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Paul Gallacher
Kevin McGowne
Danny Griffin
Stuart Duff
Jim Lauchlan
Warren Cummings
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
Arnar Gunnlaugsson
Steven Thompson
Jim McIntyre
Julián Speroni
Barry Smith
David MacKay
Lee Wilkie
Jonay Hernández
Gavin Rae
Giorgi Nemsadze
Tom Hutchinson
Nacho Novo
Fabián Caballero
Steve Lovell

Paul Jarvie
Jim Paterson
Mark Wilson
Allan Smart
David Winters
Jamie Langfield
Neil Jablonski
Lee Mair
Juan Sara
Steven Milne

Allan Smart for Arnar Gunnlaugsson (66)
Jim Paterson for Jim McIntyre (72)
David Winters for Charlie Miller (83)
Juan Sara for Steve Lovell (59)
Lee Mair for Tom Hutchinson (71)

Jim Lauchlan (27)
Craig Easton (50)
Nacho Novo (40)
Lee Mair (76)

Red Cards
Allan Smart (90)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Paul Gallacher (GK) 70 apps -
Kevin McGowne 5 apps -
Danny Griffin 61 apps4 goals
Stuart Duff 14 apps -
Jim Lauchlan 73 apps3 goals
Warren Cummings 2 apps -
Charlie Miller 74 apps11 goals
Craig Easton 199 apps16 goals
Arnar Gunnlaugsson 4 apps -
Steven Thompson 145 apps24 goals
Jim McIntyre 28 apps7 goals
Jim Paterson (sub) 73 apps5 goals
Allan Smart (sub) 4 apps -
David Winters (sub) 22 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Stuart Duff (20 years 225 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin McGowne (32 years 266 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 254 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (18 years 91 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin McGowne (32 years 266 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 177 days
Domestic Players:14 (87.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Having played four league games without a win, Alex Smith made three changes for the first Dundee derby of the season at Tannadice. Arnar Gunnlaughsson, Warren Cummings and Charlie Miller were brought in while Allan Smart dropped to the bench. Derek Lilley and Jamie McCunnie were left out altogether.

United had a chance to score in the opening minute thanks to a Gunnlaughsson pass, setting up Craig Easton to knock the ball on to Steven Thompson who had his shot blocked. Stuart Duff came close ten minutes later with a 20 yard strike, which flew wide following a positive run down the wing. Action swung from end to end in the early stages as both teams looked to break the deadlock. Nacho Novo for Dundee cut inside in the 21st minute to shoot into the far corner but Paul Gallacher was alert to the try and pulled off a good save. Gallacher again had to react well when a Stuart Lovell header was sent goalward as the first half ended goalless.

The second half continued with the end-to-end theme as both sides looked for a breakthrough. Danny Griffin came close with a 25 yard effort, shooting straight at Speroni and in 54 minutes, Gallacher saved once again, this time from Gavin Rae. Two minutes later, Novo played Lovell in on goal, but Gallacher again was up to the challenge. A Griffin free kick from thirty yards out was fired over the bar with twenty minutes remaining. Shortly after, referee John Underhill's patience was broken as Allan Smart went in late on Jonay Hernández, resulting in a post-incident melee between Rae, Hernández and the United man. The end result was a red card for Smart, reducing United to ten men. Undeterred, United forced a save from Speroni when Griffin directed a free kick over the wall towards goal. With the man advantage though, Dundee took to the counter-attack and a headed chance for Lee Wilkie was cleared by Kevin McGowne. The final chance of the game fell to Easton, who could only head a Jim Paterson cross over the bar, and the game ended with no score.


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