Dundee Utd 2
Motherwell 2
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 2
Motherwell 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 22nd, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 4,746
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Alex Cleland (58)
Duncan Ferguson (72)
Steve Kirk (21)
Phil O'Donnell (87)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Guido van de Kamp
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Ray McKinnon
John O'Neil
Dave Bowman
Paddy Connolly
Duncan Ferguson
Billy Thomson
Luc Nijholt
Rab McKinnon
Neil Simpson
Alex Jones
Brian Martin
Iain Ferguson
Ian Angus
Phil O'Donnell
Davie Cooper
Steve Kirk

Bench
John Clark
Mixu Paatelainen
Paul McGrillen
Jamie Dolan

Substitutions
None. Paul McGrillen for Iain Ferguson (89)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)


Match Report


It's no secret David Syme isn't United's favourite ref, and once again the Tannadice side suffered from controversial decisions made by the Rutherglen official. The first came in the 79th minute with United leading 2-1. John O'Neil went past Thomson, who appeared to grab the winger's ankle. The only man in the ground who didn't think it was a penalty was the one wearing black. Another goal for United at that point would surely have clinched the match for them. But Mr Syme wasn't finished. Iain Ferguson looked at least two yards offside when he received the ball wide on the right. Again Mr Syme waved play on. Iain raced to the by-line and cut the ball back to Phil O'Donnell, who first timed it home. It was rough justice on a young United team. They'd shown a lot of skill and determination to come back into the game after going behind when Steve Kirk headed in a cross from McKinnon.

United equalised when Duncan Ferguson deftly laid the ball into the path of Alex Cleland. The young full-back hit a ferocious shot which swerved viciously on its way past Thomson. That goal gave United confidence, and they proceeded to play some of the best football of the match. When O'Neil sent over an in-swinging corner, Duncan Ferguson rose above everyone to nod the ball in at the back post. And United never looked in any danger of losing their grip on the game—until that late, controversial equaliser.



Squad Statistics (as at February 22nd, 1992)


1991-92 All Time
Age
Guido van de Kamp (GK)28 30 - 30 -
Alex Cleland21 222806
Freddy van der Hoorn28 3511225
Brian Welsh22 31373
Maurice Malpas29 38352818
Gary Bollan18 131151
Dave Bowman27 3722288
Ray McKinnon21 193556
John O'Neil20 91392
Paddy Connolly21 4 - 4310
Duncan Ferguson20 30124416






League Table (as at February 22nd, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.