Hearts 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Hearts 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 21st, 1991
Tynecastle Park. Att. 11,746
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Tosh McKinlay (69) Duncan Ferguson (37)

Team Managers
Joe Jordan Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Graeme Hogg
Tosh McKinlay
Craig Levein
Gary Mackay
Dave McPherson
Scott Crabbe
Derek Ferguson
Steve Penney
John Millar
John Robertson
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Duncan Ferguson
Hamish French

Bench
George Wright
Tommy Harrison
Andy McLaren
Mixu Paatelainen

Substitutions
None. Mixu Paatelainen for Hamish French (51)

Cautions
John Millar (24)
Gary Mackay (34)
Dave Bowman (66)
Freddy van der Hoorn (77)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Louis Thow (Ayr) (Referee)



Match Report


This was our thirteenth visit to Tynecastle since we last recorded a victory there and for a long period it looked as though, it wouldn't be unlucky, particularly, after we went ahead thanks to Duncan Ferguson's third goal in as many matches. Quite the contrary to be honest, because Hearts applied a tremendous amount of pressure after the break in an effort to maintain their unbeaten record this term. The League Leaders had made a confident and resourceful start to the match and with the advantage of wind and rain play flowed towards Alan Main, but apart from Ferguson blazing over a knock down from Robertson, Hearts rarely threatened, to score in those early stages. Torrential rain made conditions extremely difficult and gradually we established control in midfield and were rewarded with a goal eight minutes from the interval. Hamish French played the ball wide to Dave Bowman on the right and his first time cross was headed home by Duncan Ferguson who had stolen in following indecision between Hogg and his keeper, Smith.

From then until half-time we dominated, but Hearts opened aggressively in the second period and were unfortunate not to get back on level terms when Ferguson slipped a short free-kick to Tosh McKinlay who proceeded to crash a 35-yard drive against the angle of upright and bar in the 61st minute. The Hearts defender wasn't to be denied, however. Eight minutes later Mackay dragged the ball in from the left before firing an angled shot which Alan Main stopped, but couldn't hold and Tosh McKinlay was on the spot to net the rebound from a couple of yards. Initially, thereafter, Hearts stepped up the pace in search of a winner and in the final analysis we were happy to leave Tynecastle with a point.



Squad Statistics (as at September 21st, 1991)


1991-92 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)23 7 - 93 -
Freddy van der Hoorn27 81955
Gary Bollan18 6 - 8 -
Dave Narey35 7 - 81036
Maurice Malpas29 11 - 50115
Jim McInally27 2 - 23211
Dave Bowman27 1112027
John Clark26 9123931
Billy McKinlay22 1111365
Hamish French27 719616
Duncan Ferguson19 64208
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)24 11214940






League Table (as at September 21st, 1991)


No league table has been added for this season.