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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 17th, 1991
McDiarmid Park. Att. 7,700
3:00 PM Kick-off

Roddy Grant (18) Darren Jackson (pen.) (43)

Team Managers
Alex Totten Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Lindsay Hamilton
Mark Treanor
Sergei Baltacha
Ian Redford
John Inglis
Ray Stewart
Allan Moore
John Davies
Paul Wright
Roddy Grant
Tommy Turner
Guido van de Kamp
Alex Cleland
Christian Dailly
Dave Narey
Jochen Müller
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Michael O'Neill
Darren Jackson

Kenny Ward
Harry Curran
Mixu Paatelainen
Andy McLaren

Harry Curran for Ray Stewart (55)
Kenny Ward for Roddy Grant (81)
Mixu Paatelainen for Dave Narey (46)
Andy McLaren for Christian Dailly (74)

Ray Stewart (10)
Mark Treanor (61)
Roddy Grant (66)
Tommy Turner (87)

Red Cards
John Inglis (43) None.

Match Officials

Alistair Huett (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

When Dave Bowman sent a long clearance downfield and Christian Dailly tore in on goal but shot wide within the first minute, another sensational start had looked on the cards. As it turned out we held the ascendancy in those early stages with former Tannadice defender Raymond Stewart, almost conceding a penalty when he pulled down Darren Jackson on the edge of the box.

In fact, Darren almost did score when Billy McKinlay's freekick came over, but his header drifted just wide of the far post. A few minutes later another Billy McKinlay free-kick almost brought us a goal but although his effort took a deflection it sailed into the side-netting. After dictating play in the early stages it came as a major blow to find ourselves trailing after Saints first attack of note. Moore escaped the clutches of Maurice Malpas and headed to the bye-line from where he despatched a cross which Roddie Grant headed in via a post.

Play then became bogged down in midfield until two minutes before the interval. John Clark hoisted a long ball up the middle. Darren Jackson won the race with Inglis for the ball, but was bundled over inside the box which, for the second successive match, saw us gain a penalty and have the opposition reduced to ten men as Inglis was shown a red card for his indiscretion. Darren Jackson equalised from the spot for what was already our fourth penalty award of the new season.

A groin strain prevented Dave Narey starting the second half and that entailed Alex Cleland and Jochem Muller moving back from midfield into the back four with Dave Bowman stepping forward. Despite facing ten man Saints for the whole of the second half, we failed to capitalise on our numerical advantage as Saints fought doggedly and determinedly. Andy McLaren came on to make his Premier Division debut when he replaced Christian Dailly ten minutes from the end. The closest we actually came to scoring was as a result of a cross from the newcomer, but Mixu Paatelainen's header was cleared off the line by Turner. However, ten-man Saints survived to earn a draw and so we lost our 100% Premier record at McDiarmid Park after being the only side to win both games there last term.

Squad Statistics (as at August 17th, 1991)

1991-92 All Time
Guido van de Kamp (GK)27 2 - 2 -
Alex Cleland20 3 - 614
Christian Dailly17 1 - 277
Dave Narey35 2 - 80536
Jochen Müller28 3 - 3 -
Maurice Malpas29 3 - 49315
Billy McKinlay22 311285
Dave Bowman27 3 - 1946
John Clark26 1 - 23130
Michael O'Neill22 334610
Darren Jackson25 238129
Andy McLaren (sub)18 1 - 1 -
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)24 3 - 14138

League Table (as at August 17th, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.