Hearts 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


2 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 16th, 1991
Tynecastle Park. Att. 7,216
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Robertson (68)
Alan McLaren (89)
John Clark (25)

Team Managers
Joe Jordan Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Jimmy Sandison
Alan McLaren
Craig Levein
Gary Mackay
Dave McPherson
John Colquhoun
Eamonn Bannon
Wayne Foster
Derek Ferguson
John Robertson
Alan Main
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
John Clark
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
John O'Neil
Paddy Connolly
Duncan Ferguson
Darren Jackson

Walter Kidd
Tommy Harrison
Christian Dailly
Mixu Paatelainen

Walter Kidd for Craig Levein
Tommy Harrison for Eamonn Bannon
Christian Dailly for Paddy Connolly (60)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Syme (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

For a long period of this match it looked as though our record of not having won at Tynecastle since March 1985 was going to come to a conclusion. After going ahead mid-way through the first half we looked in no imminent danger of dropping a point, never mind losing, until Hearts got back on level term's with twenty-two minutes remaining. Hearts actually made quite a good start with their early pressure being rewarded by a couple of fruitless corners. Nicky Walker who was replacing the enduring Henry Smith was first called into action to cut out a Duncan Ferguson cross. A minute later, he could only watch as John Clark's header from a Billy McKinlay corner flashed past the near post. In the eighteenth minute a Colquhoun snap shot was well saved by Alan Main at the second attempt. Seven minutes later, however, we took the lead with a scrambled goal. John O'Neil's free-kick was met forcefully by the head of John Clark. Nicky Walker made the save but Darren Jackson's shot from a narrow angle hit the post and John Clark was on hand to flick the ball over the line. Hearts might have equalised two minutes later but Eamonn Bannon's volley following a melee in the goalmouth struck woodwork. Just on half time Dave McPherson cut out the danger from a Duncan Ferguson cross from the right and almost succeeded in turning the ball past his own goalkeeper.

Hearts best chance of the match so far came in the 56th minute when Colquhoun cut the ball back and Foster's effort was on target until it hit Harrison, the Hearts half-time substitute for the injured Eamonn Bannon, and went behind for a goal-kick. There were further warning signs for us in the 66th minute as Hearts stepped up the pressure. Colquhoun played a diagonal ball to the far post where McLaren was running in, but he couldn't squeeze the ball past Alan Main at the near post. Two minutes later Hearts did equalise. The ball ran to John Robertson in the box and from 16 yards, the Maroons' striker hit a shot on the turn which Alan Main got a hand to, but couldn't prevent the ball going over the line. The match then appeared to be heading for a draw when Hearts made a late charge for victory. Initially Alan Main deflected a Robertson shot around the post for a corner and when Colquhoun's kick came over Alan McLaren got in a header at the near post to score the goal which cost us a point and extended our sequence without a win at Tynecastte to twelve matches.

Squad Statistics (as at February 16th, 1991)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)23 25 - 71 -
Miodrag Krivokapić31 23 - 881
Maurice Malpas28 35147515
Freddy van der Hoorn27 311733
John Clark26 10321529
Jim McInally26 33121610
Billy McKinlay21 3521134
John O'Neil19 5 - 16 -
Paddy Connolly20 1743910
Duncan Ferguson19 6161
Darren Jackson24 33156623
Christian Dailly (sub)17 267267

League Table (as at February 16th, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.