Dundee Utd 4
Motherwell 1
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)

Dundee Utd
4 - 1

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, March 8th, 1997
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,112
3:00 PM Kick-off

Andy McLaren (47)
Robbie Winters (63)
Andy McLaren (66)
Kjell Olofsson (87)
Mitchell van der Gaag (80)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean
Alex McLeish

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
Maurice Malpas
Erik Pedersen
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Ray McKinnon
Jamie Dolan
Lars Zetterlund
Andy McLaren
Robbie Winters
Kjell Olofsson
Scott Howie
Steve McMillan
Ian Ross
Mitchell van der Gaag
Brian Martin
Simo Valakari
Alec Burns
Lee McCulloch
Tommy Coyne
Willie Falconer
Owen Coyle

David Sinclair
Jim McInally
Gary McSwegan
Billy Davies
Greig Denham
John Philliben

David Sinclair for Ray McKinnon (83)
Gary McSwegan for Robbie Winters (87)
Jim McInally for Jamie Dolan (87)
Billy Davies for Simo Valakari (77)
Greig Denham for Ian Ross (87)

Ray McKinnon (21)
David Sinclair (87)
Brian Martin (11)
Tommy Coyne (26)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Willie Young (Clarkston) (Referee)

Match Report

United comprehensively dumped Motherwell out of the cup to gain a place in the semi-finals for the 13th time. Dominant from the start, the only surprise was that the tie was still in the balance come the interval.

However, the second period was just a couple of minutes old when Andy McLaren rammed in the opener from Kjell Olofeson's pass.

Robbie Winters headed in the second to provide the perfect finish to a flowing move; the third came gift-wrapped courtesy of the Motherwell defence, enabling Robbie Winters to tee up an easy chance for Andy McLaren's second.

Motherwell had a brief flirtation with success when Sieb Dyksira coudn't keep out fellow Dutchman van der Gaag's header.

Three minutes from time United made it four, this time Oloffson notched after Howie had only parried a Robbie Winters shot.

Squad Statistics (as at March 8th, 1997)

1996-97 All Time
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)30 18 - 18 -
Maurice Malpas34 26172625
Steven Pressley23 342794
Erik Pedersen29 22 - 22 -
Mark Perry26 34 - 1053
Jamie Dolan28 10 - 10 -
Andy McLaren23 32515212
Ray McKinnon26 25610213
Lars Zetterlund33 22 - 22 -
Kjell Olofsson31 23112311
Robbie Winters22 34109322
David Sinclair (sub)27 5 - 5 -
Jim McInally (sub)33 18139322
Gary McSwegan (sub)26 3086125

League Table (as at March 8th, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.