Hearts 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 29th, 1990
Tynecastle Park. Att. 12,052
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eamonn Bannon (72) None.

Team Managers
Joe Jordan Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Alan McLaren
Tosh McKinlay
Craig Levein
Davie Kirkwood
Dave McPherson
John Colquhoun
George Wright
Wayne Foster
Iain Ferguson
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Thomson
Brian Welsh
Alex Cleland
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Ray McKinnon
Mixu Paatelainen
Jim McInally
Darren Jackson

Jimmy Sandison
Derek Ferguson
Allan Preston
Paddy Connolly

Jimmy Sandison for Wayne Foster (74)
Derek Ferguson for Eamonn Bannon (86)
Paddy Connolly for Darren Jackson (50)
Allan Preston for Alex Cleland (74)

John Colqhoun (90) Maurice Malpas (38)
Darren Jackson (84)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Sandy Roy (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

In a way the pattern of play was somewhat similar to events at Hampden, but differed significantly in that we were on top for longer in the first half and Hearts never exerted the same pressure on us as Celtic did. We might well have gone ahead as early as the eighth minute when Ray McKinnon's through ball put Jackson clear on Henry Smith, but couldn't keep the ball in as he tried to tuck it into the empty net. Having dictated those early stages, Hearts took up the running but chances in the first period were and far between.

Although Hearts continued where they left off in the second half again there was little action in either goalmouth. There were two notable exceptions to that rule. First, Wright ran half the length of the park down the right, cut in past the returning defenders, but Billy Thomson saved his low grounder. At the other end a shot by Mixu Paatelainen on the turn was comfortably held by Smith. Eight minutes later, however, came the decisive moment of the match. Tosh McKinlay began the move and then two former United players took up the running. McKinlay passed the ball out to Eamonn Bannon, who then took a return ball from Iain Ferguson before hitting a low shot past Billy Thomson. The United keeper did get a touch to it, but the pace of the shot beat him. We did have one great chance to save a point when a flick on by Mixu Paatelainen landed in the path of Jimmy McInally, but his crashing volley flashed fractionally and agonisingly over.

Squad Statistics (as at September 29th, 1990)

1990-91 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)32 9 - 233 -
Maurice Malpas28 11 - 45114
Brian Welsh21 111192
Alex Cleland19 112413
Freddy van der Hoorn26 111533
Ray McKinnon20 71191
Dave Bowman26 5 - 1694
Mixu Paatelainen23 9 - 12137
Jim McInally26 11119410
Billy McKinlay21 111893
Darren Jackson24 1174415
Allan Preston (sub)21 5 - 291
Paddy Connolly (sub)20 5 - 276

League Table (as at September 29th, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.