Dundee Utd 3
Aberdeen 5
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
3 - 5
Aberdeen 

League (SPL)
Saturday, September 23rd, 2000
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,699
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Craig Easton (pen.) (63)
Stephen McConalogue (85)
David Hannah (89)
Robbie Winters (9)
Robbie Winters (18)
Derek Young (29)
Robbie Winters (pen.) (80)
Eoin Jess (90)

Team Managers
Alex Smith
Ebbe Skovdahl

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Combe
3. Stephen Wright
28. John Licina
2. John McQuillan
12. Stéphane Léoni
24. Jamie Buchan
6. Joachim Fernandez
4. David Hannah
26. Hugh Davidson
19. Steven Thompson
15. Mvondo Atangana
Ryan Esson
David Rowson
Phil McGuire
Derek Whyte
Kevin McNaughton
Cato Guntveit
Eoin Jess
Derek Young
Chris Clark
Darren Young
Robbie Winters

Bench
22. Pat Onstad
32. David McCracken
7. Craig Easton
25. Stephen McConalogue
10. Alphonse Tchami
David Preece
Jamie McAllister
Rachid Belabed
Darren Mackie
Mark Perry

Substitutions
Craig Easton for Joachim Fernandez (31)
Stephen McConalogue for Hugh Davidson (51)
David McCracken for Jamie Buchan (58)
Darren Mackie for Chris Clark (73)
Rachid Belabed for Robbie Winters (81)
Mark Perry for Derek Whyte (87)

Cautions
Alan Combe (18)
Craig Easton (33)
David Hannah (65)
Phil McGuire (35)
Robbie Winters (67)

Red Cards
None. Darren Young (55)
Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)
Frank Cole & Derek Mason (Assistants)


Match Report


United made two changes from the derby midweek team with McQuillan and Wright replacing the suspended de Vos and the injured Aljofree. Leoni switched to left-back to replace Aljofree.

Licina had to look lively in the first ten seconds to clear from Winters. Robbie Winters scored for Aberdeen in 9 after Gunveit laid the ball into his path. Robbie Winters made it 0-2 in 17 when Clark robbed Leoni and crossed for the former United striker to head home. Thompson went clean through in 25 but was well challenged by Rowson on the edge of the box. In 29 Derek Young took advantage of sloppy defending to make it 0-3. In 45 Thompson ran 40 metres down the left and crossed for Atangana who shot over.

United won a free kick in 50 but Davidson’s cross was cleared to safety. From the resultant counter attack Aberdeen almost scored with only an excellent save from Combe preventing Winters completing his hat-trick. In 56, a tackle by Darren Young on Buchan results in a red card for the Don. The injured Buchan had to be replaced by McCracken. Clark’s tackle on McQuillan in 67 resulted in a United penalty. Craig Easton converted the spot kick to pull one back for Arabs. McConalogue won a corner in 70 and from the young striker’s cross, Atangana’s header was cleared. Aberdeen won a penalty in 84 when Combe pulled down Mackie. Robbie Winters completed his hat-trick from the spot. Stephen McConalogue pulled one back in 86 with a header from a Leoni cross. Then David Hannah made it 3-4 with a great 25 metre strike in 90. In stoppage time Thompson almost levelled with a header but Esson saved. Eoin Jess then cast aside any doubts about a Don’s victory when he curled a free kick into Combe’s left hand corner to make it 3-5.



Squad Statistics (as at September 23rd, 2000)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Alan Combe (GK)26 11 - 64 -
Stéphane Léoni24 4 - 4 -
John Licina24 3 - 3 -
Stephen Wright29 6 - 6 -
John McQuillan30 6 - 18 -
Hugh Davidson20 6 - 351
Jamie Buchan23 11 - 11 -
Joachim Fernandez27 6 - 6 -
David Hannah27 10114322
Steven Thompson21 10 - 769
Mvondo Atangana21 4 - 4 -
David McCracken (sub)18 5171
Craig Easton (sub)21 911216
Stephen McConalogue (sub)19 64254






League Table (as at September 23rd, 2000)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 8 8 0 0 14 24
2. Hibernian 9 6 2 1 11 20
3. Rangers 8 6 1 1 6 19
4. Kilmarnock 8 4 1 3 0 13
5. Dundee 9 3 3 3 2 12
6. Hearts 8 2 4 2 1 10
7. St Johnstone 8 2 5 1 1 11
8. Aberdeen 8 2 4 2 0 10
9. Dunfermline 9 2 3 4 -7 9
10. Motherwell 9 1 2 6 -7 5
11. St Mirren 9 1 1 7 -9 4
12. Dundee Utd 9 0 2 7 -12 2

* - Table split into two divisions of six.