Hibernian 3
Dundee Utd 0
League (SPL)


Hibernian 

3 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, August 5th, 2000
Easter Road. Att. 9,541
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Didier Agathe (2)
Didier Agathe (19)
Tam McManus (90)
None.

Team Managers
Alex McLeish Paul Sturrock

Starting Eleven
Nick Colgan
Tom Smith
Paul Fenwick
Franck Sauzee
Gary Smith
Ulrik Laursen
John O'Neil
Mathias Jack
Russell Latapy
Mixu Paatelainen
Didier Agathe
Alan Combe
John McQuillan
David Partridge
Hasney Aljofree
Jason De Vos
Jim Paterson
Neil Heaney
Jamie Buchan
Tassos Venetis
Craig Easton
Steven Thompson

Bench
Ian Westwater
Stuart Lovell
Tam McManus
Ian Murray
Dirk Lehmann
Pat Onstad
David McCracken
David Hannah
Jim Hamilton
Alex Mathie

Substitutions
Dirk Lehmann for Mixu Paatelainen (70)
Ian Murray for Ulrik Laursen (79)
Tam McManus for Didier Agathe (79)
David Hannah for Tassos Venetis (50)
Alex Mathie for John McQuillan (74)
Jim Hamilton for Steven Thompson (77)

Cautions
None. Tassos Venetis (39)
Jason De Vos (57)
Hasney Aljofree (69)
David Partridge (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Stuart Dougal (Referee)



Match Report


It was a disastrous start for United as Didier Agathe beat David Partridge to latch onto a long through ball in the second minute. One on one with goalkeeper Alan Combe he made no mistake to open the scoring by calmly slotting home. Tassos Venetis missed a free header from a Neil Heaney free kick as the visitors tried to respond quickly but after 19 minutes they fell further behind when Didier Agathe doubled his tally. United were struggling to make an impact but as the half hour mark approached a decent low strike from Jamie Buchan at least gave Hibs something to think about. In the end the Tangerines were thankful to be going in at the break just two goals down.

Into the second half United managed their first period of sustained pressure and during this spell David Hannah missed a glorious chance with a free header. Steven Thompson's direct running was giving the Easter Road side something to think about and Craig Easton then hit a volley into the ground and up into the arms of Nick Colgan. The pattern of the first half then resumed as both Russell Latapy and Franck Sauzee went close. In the end despite their huffing and puffing the Terrors couldn't force a way back into it and a late goal from Hibs’ substitute Tam McManus ensured United left Edinburgh empty handed.



Squad Statistics (as at August 5th, 2000)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Alan Combe (GK)26 2 - 55 -
Jason De Vos26 2 - 732
David Partridge21 1 - 39 -
Jim Paterson20 2 - 321
Hasney Aljofree22 2 - 2 -
John McQuillan30 1 - 13 -
Jamie Buchan23 2 - 2 -
Craig Easton21 2 - 1145
Neil Heaney28 2 - 2 -
Tassos Venetis20 2 - 21 -
Steven Thompson21 2 - 689
David Hannah (sub)27 2 - 13521
Alex Mathie (sub)31 2 - 476
Jim Hamilton (sub)24 2 - 184


League Table (as at August 5th, 2000)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dundee 2 2 0 0 5 6
2. Rangers 2 2 0 0 3 6
3. Celtic 2 2 0 0 2 6
4. Hibernian 2 1 1 0 3 4
5. Kilmarnock 2 1 0 1 -1 3
6. Hearts 1 0 1 0 0 1
7. Aberdeen 2 1 1 0 1 4
8. Dunfermline 2 0 1 1 -3 1
9. St Johnstone 1 0 0 1 -1 0
10. St Mirren 2 0 0 2 -2 0
11. Motherwell 2 0 0 2 -3 0
12. Dundee Utd 2 0 0 2 -4 0

* - Table split into two divisions of six.