Dundee Utd 1
St Johnstone 1
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
1 - 1
St Johnstone 

League (SPL)
Saturday, February 3rd, 2001
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,482
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Charlie Miller (pen.) (42)
Nathan Lowndes (59)

Team Managers
Alex Smith
Sandy Clark

Starting Eleven
13. Paul Gallacher
23. Jim Lauchlan
42. Jamie McCunnie
5. Jason De Vos
16. Danny Griffin
26. Hugh Davidson
24. Jamie Buchan
29. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
17. Jim Hamilton
10. Derek Lilley
Alan Main
Stephen Frail
Jim Weir
Darren Dods
Gary Bollan
Paul Kane
Momo Sylla
Nick Dasovic
John-Paul McBride
Keigan Parker
Paddy Connolly

Bench
22. Pat Onstad
32. David McCracken
14. Hasney Aljofree
19. Steven Thompson
9. Beto Naveda
Kevin Cuthbert
Stuart McCluskey
Marc McCulloch
Nathan Lowndes
Michael O'Neill

Substitutions
Hasney Aljofree for Hugh Davidson (66)
Steven Thompson for Jim Hamilton (69)
Beto Naveda for Derek Lilley (80)
Nathan Lowndes for Paddy Connolly (58)
Michael O'Neill for Keigan Parker (76)

Cautions
Charlie Miller (56)
Jamie McCunnie (83)
Momo Sylla (56)
Paul Kane (57)
Nathan Lowndes (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)
John McElhinney & Robert Johnston (Assistants)


Match Report


There was no temptation for manager Alex Smith to make changes to the side that defeated Dundee on Wednesday. Hasney Aljofree replaced Neil Heaney on the bench.

Saints kick offed, with the Tangerines attacking the ‘Shed’ which today housed United fans. The wet ‘n’ windy conditions made it difficult for either side to play with any fluency. In the sixth minute the ball broke to Charlie Miller who surged forward into the box. He shot, but his effort went past Main’s left hand post. In 15 minutes Gallacher did well to deal with a difficult pass-back that stuck in the mud in his goalmouth, and managed to clear. In 24 minutes Gallacher made a superb one-handed stop from Sylla and luckily McCunnie was close by to clear. Saints had the ball in the net in 32 minutes but the whistle had already blown for offside. In 42 minutes strong running from Lilley, who wass being shadowed by Weir, carried him into the box. As Lilley cut inside he was upended by Weir and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Charlie Miller wanted to take it and did so, tucking the ball inside the right hand post. United fans in three sides of the stadium celebrated wildly.

Both teams started the second half with no changes in personnel. Both teams started the half with the same attitude as they left the first. However, the game was littered with offsides. The match exploded when Sylla and Davidson clashed on the ground. Sylla was booked for his part along with Miller for dissent. In 59 minutes Saints replaced Connolly with Lowndes to bolster their attack. The move paid off one minute later as the substitute drew them level with a peach of a goal. Nathan Lowndes ran down the left with the ball and, from an acute angle, chipped the out-rushing Gallacher. Soon after Lilley got through on goal but his shot soared over the bar. There was controversy in 73 minutes as McCunnie was adjudged to have felled Sylla in the area. Parker stepped up and sent the ball towards the inside of the left hand post. Gallacher had other ideas and stretched to make a superb one-handed save.



Squad Statistics (as at February 3rd, 2001)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)21 4 - 5 -
Danny Griffin23 7 - 7 -
Jim Lauchlan24 133133
Jamie McCunnie17 5 - 5 -
Jason De Vos27 27 - 982
Charlie Miller24 142142
Hugh Davidson20 111402
Craig Easton21 2541379
Jamie Buchan23 27 - 27 -
Derek Lilley26 7171
Jim Hamilton24 121285
Hasney Aljofree (sub)22 282282
Beto Naveda (sub)28 9292
Steven Thompson (sub)22 25 - 919






League Table (as at February 3rd, 2001)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 24 20 3 1 45 63
2. Rangers 25 18 3 4 29 57
3. Hibernian 26 16 7 3 29 55
4. Kilmarnock 26 12 4 10 -3 40
5. Hearts 26 10 6 10 1 36
6. Dundee 25 8 6 11 4 30
7. Motherwell 26 9 5 12 -7 32
8. St Johnstone 26 7 10 9 -10 31
9. Dunfermline 26 8 7 11 -10 31
10. Aberdeen 24 4 9 11 -16 21
11. St Mirren 26 4 3 19 -33 15
12. Dundee Utd 26 3 5 18 -29 14

* - Table split into two divisions of six.