Hearts 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 7th, 1996
Tynecastle Park. Att. 11,848
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Robertson (pen.) (73) None.

Team Managers
Jim Jefferies Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Gilles Rousset
David Weir
Paul Ritchie
Steve Fulton
Dave McPherson
Pasquale Bruno
Neil McCann
Julian Beckford
John Robertson
Colin Cameron
Neil Pointon
Ally Maxwell
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Armand Benneker
Rab Shannon
Jamie McQuilken
Neil Duffy
Dave Bowman
Ray McKinnon
Owen Coyle
Gary McSwegan

Stephen Frail
John Colquhoun
Gary Mackay
Lance Key
Andy McLaren
Robbie Winters

Gary Mackay for Steve Fulton (63) Andy McLaren for Neil Duffy (17)
Robbie Winters for Andy McLaren (69)

John Robertson (22)
Neil McCann (65)
Gary McSwegan (26)
Andy McLaren (28)
Mark Perry (32)
Ray McKinnon (39)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike Pocock (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

In many ways this was a rerun at Ibrox, only in this instance there seemed even less likelihood of either team scoring. And for the third consecutive match. United were to lose a penalty and the implications of John Robertson's conversion near the end was to have far reaching consequences beyond the loss of just the three points.

Apart from a Bruno 25 yorder from which Ally Maxwell made a fine one-handed save, a flurry of five bookings was the main talking point of a first half which could be best described as a non-event. There was a bit more activity at the start of the second period. Neil McCann cut in and a near post save from Ally Maxwell and at the other end Ray McKinnon shot past from a Dave Bowman pass. But goalmouth action remained the exception rather than the rule.

The outcome of the game was decided 17 minutes from time when McCann went down in the box as he took on Owen Coyle and after appearing to wave play on referee Pocock pointed to the spot and John Robertson converted from the spot to extend Hearts unbeaten run against United at Tynecastle to 21 league games.

Squad Statistics (as at September 7th, 1996)

1996-97 All Time
Ally Maxwell (GK)31 6 - 49 -
Rab Shannon30 5 - 421
Mark Perry25 6 - 773
Steven Pressley22 6 - 512
Jamie McQuilken21 6 - 19 -
Armand Benneker27 6 - 6 -
Dave Bowman32 5 - 37412
Ray McKinnon26 5 - 827
Neil Duffy29 6 - 6 -
Gary McSwegan25 623719
Owen Coyle30 624011
Andy McLaren (sub)23 4 - 1247
Robbie Winters (sub)21 616513

League Table (as at September 7th, 1996)

No league table has been added for this season.