Motherwell 0
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


0 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 3rd, 1990
Fir Park. Att. 8,117
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Darren Jackson (29)
Christian Dailly (89)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ally Maxwell
Craig Burley
Tom Boyd
Jim Griffin
Luc Nijholt
Chris McCart
Dougie Arnott
Bobby Russell
Nick Cusack
Steve Kirk
Davie Cooper
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Darren Jackson

Craig Paterson
Joe McLeod
Christian Dailly
Gijs Steinmann

Joe McLeod for Steve Kirk (71)
Craig Paterson for George Burley (85)
Christian Dailly for Hamish French (74)

None. None.

Red Cards
Dougie Arnott (57) Freddy van der Hoorn (57)

Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)

Match Report

The United line-up showed considerable change from the previous week with Freddy Van Der Hoorn and Miodrag Krivokapic, both passing late fitness tests. Meanwhile Mixu Paatelainen, Darren Jackson and Alex Cleland all returned. In the early stages it was end to end stuff with Maxwell holding a shot from Maurice Malpas in the first minute. Apart from a Kirk header which went over we continued to make the running in the early stages and Hamish French had the ball in the net in 17 minutes but was ruled off-side. Midway through the half Motherwell almost went ahead, but Freddy Van Der Hoorn flicked away a penetrating cross from the ever dangerous Davie Cooper. Tom Boyd then sent in a snap shot which was well held by Alan Main. In actual fact this was about the only shot Motherwell had on target during the whole game. Six minutes later we went ahead in spectacular fashion. There appeared little imminent danger as Darren Jackson took a Maurice Malpas throw and set off on a diagonal run out of the corner of the box, but Darren wheeled quickly to send in a spectacular curving shot into the top right hand corner of the net.

Motherwell, certainly made a more enterprising start to the second half, but for all that they failed to trouble Alan Main. Twelve minutes into the second period a clash between Arnott and Freddy Van Der Hoorn led to them both being red carded. Irnmediately after this, Maxwell came to Motherwell's rescue when a fierce shot by Mixu Paatelainen rebounded off his chest for a corner. Soon afterwards Maxwell was again in action holding a shot from Hamish French and then tipping a Jim Mclnally shot round the post. With seven minute's left we had a great opportunity to ensure victory when McCart misjudged Main's massive clearance downfield and the ball fell to Darren Jackson who miscued his shot. However, what few doubts about the results may have lingered were completely removed when Darren Jackson released Christian Dailly in the inside left channel and the teenage substitute carefully placed a shot into the far corner of the net from the edge of the box. So a week after losing our unbeaten home record, we did likewise to Motherwell by virtue of two magnificent strikes.

Squad Statistics (as at November 3rd, 1990)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)22 8 - 54 -
Alex Cleland19 172473
Miodrag Krivokapić31 7 - 721
Maurice Malpas28 18 - 45814
Dave Narey34 4 - 80136
Freddy van der Hoorn27 161583
Jim McInally26 16119910
Billy McKinlay21 181963
Mixu Paatelainen23 15 - 12737
Hamish French26 617110
Darren Jackson24 1795017
Christian Dailly (sub)17 104104

League Table (as at November 3rd, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.