Dundee Utd 3
Motherwell 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 19th, 1991
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,482
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paddy Connolly (47)
Paddy Connolly (59)
Billy McKinlay (69)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Christian Dailly
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Brian Welsh
John Clark
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Paddy Connolly
Darren Jackson
Ally Maxwell
Jim Griffin
Tom Boyd
Colin O'Neill
Craig Paterson
Chris McCart
Dougie Arnott
Iain Ferguson
Nick Cusack
Ian Angus
Davie Cooper

Alex Cleland
Hamish French
Steve Kirk
Bobby Russell

Hamish French for Darren Jackson (77)
Alex Cleland for Jim McInally (86)
Steve Kirk for Nick Cusack (67)
Bobby Russell for Ian Angus (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bobby Tait (East Kilbride) (Referee)

Match Report

Motherwell are certainly finding meetings with ourselves far from productive. This was our fourth meeting of the season and it resulted in our fourth victory with the aggregate score standing at 8-0 in our favour. Yet on the evidence of the first half a clear cut United victory didn't appear likely. Early pressure by the visitors saw skipper Maurice Malpas head over his own cross bar and former United striker Iain Ferguson blast past. Then it was Jim McInally to be pressurised into heading behind his own goal to avert danger. Gradually we came more into the picture with Maxwell saving a low grounder_from Paddy Connolly and then John Clark fired in a low cross which flashed across the face of an empty net. Maxwell then saved a shot from John Clark after his interception in midfield. However, the chance of the first half fell to Nick Cusack who was sent clear by Arnott, but he didn't connect fully with his shot and Alan Main made a good stop.

The second half was only a minute old when Darren Jackson and Paddy Connolly combined to prise open the Motherwell defence on the left and it left the latter a clear run in on goal and he stroked the ball into the far corner. Maxwell was then called into action to twice make saves from long range efforts by John Clark. Immediately afterwards Alan Main had to dive full length to save a grounder from Ian Angus. Just before the hour mark we went further ahead. It began with a surging run from the back by Brian Welsh. He played a one-two with John Clark and the ball ran to Paddy Connolly who prodded the ball goalwards, Maxwell got a hand to it, but couldn't stop the ball rolling into the corner of the net. Ten minutes later the game was over as a contest when Paddy Connolly flicked the ball into Billy McKinlay's path and the midfielder let fly with a shot that left Maxwell helpless as it flew into the net. Evidence that it just wasn't going to Motherwell's day came when first Brian Welsh and then John Clark headed net bound efforts off the line! A minute later and Freddy Van Der Hoorn sent a 40 yarder crashing fractionalty past Maxwell's right hand post. With seven minutes left Brian Welsh looked to have made it four until his header from a corner rebounded off Maxwell's leg. Just 60 seconds later substitute Hamish French fired a volley just over as we finished the game well in command.

Squad Statistics (as at January 19th, 1991)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)23 20 - 66 -
Christian Dailly17 227227
Miodrag Krivokapić31 18 - 831
Maurice Malpas28 30147015
Freddy van der Hoorn27 261683
Brian Welsh21 221302
John Clark26 6121127
Jim McInally26 28121110
Billy McKinlay21 3021084
Paddy Connolly20 123349
Darren Jackson24 28156123
Alex Cleland (sub)20 253554
Hamish French (sub)26 1017510

League Table (as at January 19th, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.