Dundee Utd 1
Hearts 0
Scottish Cup (4th Round Replay)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

Scottish Cup (4th Round Replay)
Tuesday, February 25th, 1997
Tannadice Park. Att. 12,376
7:30 PM Kick-off

Robbie Winters (4)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Erik Pedersen
Lars Zetterlund
Andy McLaren
Ray McKinnon
Jamie Dolan
Kjell Olofsson
Robbie Winters
Gilles Rousset
Gary Locke
Gary Naysmith
David Weir
Dave McPherson
Paul Ritchie
Stefano Salvatori
Steve Fulton
Jim Hamilton
Colin Cameron
Neil McCann

David Sinclair
Jim McInally
Gary McSwegan
Grant Murray
Gary Mackay
John Robertson

Jim McInally for Andy McLaren (80)
Gary McSwegan for Robbie Winters (83)
David Sinclair for Ray McKinnon (89)
Gary Mackay for Stefano Salvatori (46)
John Robertson for Gary Locke (59)

Kjell Olofsson (25)
Ray McKinnon (55)
Stefano Salvatori (35)
Colin Cameron (51)
Jim Hamilton (56)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Motherwell) (Referee)

Match Report

United extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches and in the process secured a place in the last eight of the Scottish Cup for the third consecutive season since winning the competition. A goal by Robbie Winters after only four minutes proved crucial. But even before that, Lars Zetterlund was unlucky not to have found the net for the first time after he ran on to a Perry chip, but his first time shot the bar.

Respite for the visitors was very brief. From the corner which ensued, Maurice Malpas headed a clearance back into the six yard box, and Robbie Winters, unmarked, headed in at Rousset's right-hand post. Hearts were reeling under United's whirlwind start with Kjell Olofsson whipping in a cross which Lars just failed to make contact with. Apart from a McPherson header which Sieb Dykstra clutched low down at his near post, most of the action was confined to the midfield area. However, Hearts almost equalised just before the interval. Colin Cameron was released through on Sieb Dykstra, but the keeper spread himself to block the shot and Unifed went into the break still ahead.

Although Hearts may have had more of game in the second period they created few, if any chances. A Robertson volley which dipped fiercely over and a Ritchie header which Sieb Dykstra saved being about the sum total of their efforts until the last minute when Sieb Dykstra was at full stretch to hold a McPherson header. Earlier Steven Pressley had a shot saved by Rousset and Gary McSwegan mis-hit a shot to give the Hearts deeper an easy save. offer Ae Tannadice substihjte had created the opening for himself. But in the cup, one goal is enough provided you don't concede any and with the application and organisation so lacking at Rugby Park, reinstated, Hearts rarely looked like finding a way past a United defence in outstanding form.

Squad Statistics (as at February 25th, 1997)

1996-97 All Time
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)30 16 - 16 -
Maurice Malpas34 24172425
Steven Pressley23 322774
Mark Perry26 32 - 1033
Erik Pedersen29 20 - 20 -
Jamie Dolan28 8 - 8 -
Ray McKinnon26 23610013
Andy McLaren23 3021509
Lars Zetterlund33 20 - 20 -
Kjell Olofsson31 219219
Robbie Winters22 3299121
David Sinclair (sub)27 4 - 4 -
Jim McInally (sub)33 17139222
Gary McSwegan (sub)26 2885925

League Table (as at February 25th, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.