Dundee Utd 2
Falkirk 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Falkirk 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 29th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,592
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Mixu Paatelainen (27)
Mixu Paatelainen (39)
Eddie May (77)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Maurice Malpas
Brian Welsh
Mixu Paatelainen
Ray McKinnon
Dave Bowman
Darren Jackson
Victor Ferreyra
Duncan Ferguson
Ian Westwater
Neil Duffy
Neil Oliver
John Hughes
Crawford Baptie
Eddie May
Jamie McAllister
Alex Taylor
Forbes Johnston
Scott Sloan
Paul Smith

Bench
John Clark
Paddy Connolly
Richard Cadette
Paul Rutherford

Substitutions
Paddy Connolly for Victor Ferreyra (75)
Paul Rutherford for Scott Sloan (67)
Richard Cadette for Paul Smith (85)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Martin Clark (Edinburgh) (Referee)


Match Report


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.



Squad Statistics (as at February 29th, 1992)


1991-92 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)24 9 - 95 -
Brian Welsh23 41383
Freddy van der Hoorn28 3611235
Maurice Malpas29 39352918
Alex Cleland21 232816
Mixu Paatelainen25 31916947
Ray McKinnon21 203566
Dave Bowman27 3822298
Duncan Ferguson20 31124516
Darren Jackson25 241110337
Victor Ferreyra28 175175
Paddy Connolly (sub)21 5 - 4410






League Table (as at February 29th, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.