2 - 1
2 - 1
League (Premier Division)
Mixu Paatelainen (27)
Mixu Paatelainen (39)
|Eddie May (77)|
Freddy van der Hoorn
Paddy Connolly for Victor Ferreyra (75)
Paul Rutherford for Scott Sloan (67)
Richard Cadette for Paul Smith (85)
Martin Clark (Edinburgh) (Referee)
We completed the full set against Falkirk at Tannadice yesterday with the fourth Premier success of the season over the Brockville men. And it was Finn Mixu Paatelainen - out of contract at the end of the season - who was at the double to put the skids under them this time. United's opening surge had threatened much, with Argentinian Victor Ferreyra back and relishing his striking role. His skills in combining with youngster Duncan Ferguson posed numerous problems for the Falkirk rearguard - only for the finishing to lack that vital spark. Indeed, despite United being well on top, it was Falkirk who almost grabbed the lead in 17 minutes through Alex Taylor. But the former United man saw his snapshot rebound to safety off the underside of the bar. In stepped big Mixu Paatelainen to right matters in 27 minutes with a simple far post header from a Ferguson cross. And with United gaining in confidence, Ferreyra and then Ferguson went close before Mixu Paatelainen struck again. Six minutes from the interval, following right wing invention by Darren Jackson, the big fellow swung his right foot to volley home a loose ball from 12 yards.
But what looked to be a comfy ride for the Tangerines was halted by Falkirk's determination after the break. And with just 13 minutes remaining, Eddie May, another ex-Tannadice man, volleyed in from eight yards.
|Alan Main (GK)||24||9||-||95||-|
|Freddy van der Hoorn||28||36||1||123||5|
|Paddy Connolly (sub)||21||5||-||44||10|
No league table has been added for this season.