St Johnstone 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)

St Johnstone 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, February 19th, 1991
McDiarmid Park. Att. 6,973
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Hamish French (77)

Team Managers
Alex Totten Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Lindsay Hamilton
Mark Treanor
Sergei Baltacha
Paul Cherry
John Inglis
Gary McGinnis
Alan Moore
Tommy Turner
Steve Maskery
Roddy Grant
Harry Curran
Alan Main
Miodrag Krivokapić
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Ray McKinnon
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson
Hamish French

John Davies
Kenny Ward
Brian Welsh
Mixu Paatelainen

John Davies for John Inglis (72)
Kenny Ward for Roddy Grant (81)

Gary McGinnis (41)
Paul Cherry
Ray McKinnon (89)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)

Match Report

The disappointment of the previous Saturday's performance at Tynecastle saw manager Jim McLean ring the changes. Out went Billy McKinlay, Darren Jackson and Paddy Connolly to be replaced by Ray McKinnon, Dave Bowman and Hamish French. With Saints very much in contention for a European place and only four points separating the two sides and Saints having two games in hand over us, a United victory was essential. All the early running was made by the men in Tangenne, Jim Mclnally just failed to apply the finishing touch to a flick on from Duncan Ferguson and then a John Clark shot was blocked by his former colleague Harry Curran. Midway through the half Saints started to come back into the game and in the 25th minute it took a double save by Alan Main to keep the home side at bay. He fisted out a cross and then brilliantly held a first time Cherry drive which emerged through a ruck of players. Grant and Turner both had efforts which were well off target, but the same could not be said about Alan Moore's effort two minutes from the interval. He hammered in a 25 yard drive, which Alan Main tipped over the bar at full stretch.

As in the first half we began the second half on top. Duncan Ferguson showed his battling qualities to get in a shot which wasn't so far away. A minute later John O'Neil sped to the bye-line but Duncan Ferguson and Ray McKinnon got in a tangle and failed to capitalise on the cut back. St. Johnstone threatened briefly when a Moore cross landed on the top of the cross-bar and then Harry Curran shot just past. We quickly retaliated when Dave Bowman sent John O'Neil away down the right and Duncan Ferguson got his head to an inch perfect cross only to see the ball come back off the inside of the post. Twenty minutes into the second half Jim McInally knocked the ball back into Freddy Van Der Hoorn's path and only a flying save by Hamilton kept out his raking 30 yarder. At the other end Alan Main tipped over a Davis shot. but a minute later we took the lead. The ball was played down the left where Hamish French escaped the attentions of Treanor and Baltacha. He then drew Hamilton and side-footed it past him and despite Cherry's attempted clearance, the ball went in just inside the post. Five minutes later we could easily have extended our lead, but Hamilton came out to narrow the angle and keep out John O'Neil's shot after the youngster had made a break down the right wing. So the trend for United and Saints to win their away matches in these Tayside derbies continued with all three encounters having ended in an away success.

Squad Statistics (as at February 19th, 1991)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)23 26 - 72 -
Maurice Malpas28 36147615
Freddy van der Hoorn27 321743
Miodrag Krivokapić31 24 - 891
John O'Neil19 6 - 17 -
Dave Bowman26 1611805
Jim McInally27 34121710
John Clark26 11321629
Ray McKinnon20 111231
Hamish French27 1227711
Duncan Ferguson19 7171

League Table (as at February 19th, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.