Dundee Utd 0
Hearts 3
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
0 - 3

League (SPL)
Saturday, December 21st, 2002
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,025
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Mark de Vries (26)
Andy Kirk (41)
Andy Kirk (51)

Team Managers
Paul Hegarty
Craig Levein

Starting Eleven
1. Paul Gallacher
2. Jamie McCunnie
15. Stuart Duff
6. Jim Lauchlan
11. Jim Paterson
5. Kevin McGowne
16. Stephen Carson
8. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
17. Jim Hamilton
9. Derek Lilley
Roddy McKenzie
Alan Maybury
Steven Pressley
Kevin McKenna
Austin McCann
Scott Severin
Jean-Louis Valois
Neil MacFarlane
Steven Boyack
Andy Kirk
Mark de Vries

22. Alan Combe
3. Warren Cummings
28. Stephen O'Donnell
29. Danny Ogunmade
12. Allan Smart
Craig Gordon
David Weir
Phil Stamp
Stephen Simmons
Joe Hamill

Warren Cummings for Jim Paterson (18)
Stephen O'Donnell for Jamie McCunnie (52)
Allan Smart for Jim Hamilton (69)
Phil Stamp for Neil MacFarlane (67)
Joe Hamill for Steven Boyack (75)
Stephen Simmons for Scott Severin (87)

Craig Easton (26)
Stuart Duff (54)
Kevin McGowne (75)
Alan Maybury (48)
Phil Stamp (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Charlie Richmond (Referee)

Match Report

United will go into the New Year without a home win in the league this season following their 0-3 defeat to Hearts this afternoon at Tannadice. United have now not beaten the Tynecastle side at Tannadice since May 1997. Lining up in their black Centenary strip, Manager Paul Hegarty’s team selection was hit by late call offs from Mark Wilson and David McCracken. The central defensive partnership from the beginning of the campaign, Jim Lauchlan and Kevin McGowan, were restored to the heart of the Tangerine defence. Jim McIntyre was out through suspension and Steven Thompson was missing through injury. Former United player Steven Pressley was ruled fit for the visitors and played from the start.

Both sides had opportunities in the first stages of the match but it was the visitors who made the breakthrough after 25 minutes following Lauchlan being penalised for a foul on Kirk. From the resulting Maybury free kick, Mark de Vries headed his tenth goal of the season to put Craig Levein’s side ahead. Andy Kirk severely damaged United’s comeback hopes when he added a second minutes before the interval.

Hearts added a third shortly after the break, again through Kirk who tapped in a Boyack cross. The third goal was the killer and Hearts ran out comfortable winners.

Squad Statistics (as at December 21st, 2002)

2002-03 All Time
Paul Gallacher (GK)23 24 - 89 -
Jim Lauchlan25 19 - 873
Jim Paterson23 22 - 915
Jamie McCunnie19 15 - 68 -
Stuart Duff20 20 - 29 -
Kevin McGowne33 13 - 13 -
Stephen Carson22 4 - 22 -
Charlie Miller26 23 - 9211
Craig Easton23 24 - 21816
Derek Lilley28 2247517
Jim Hamilton26 1148016
Warren Cummings (sub)22 11 - 11 -
Stephen O'Donnell (sub)19 73133
Allan Smart (sub)28 12 - 12 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at December 21st, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.