Dundee Utd 1
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, November 8th, 1989
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,247
7:30 PM Kick-off

Darren Jackson (3)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Dave Narey
Miodrag Krivokapić
Mixu Paatelainen
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Michael O'Neill
Darren Jackson
Andy Goram
Paul Kane
Alan Sneddon
Neil Cooper
Graham Mitchell
Gordon Hunter
Pat McGinlay
Steve Archibald
Brian Hamilton
John Collins
Gareth Evans

John Clark
Peter Hinds
Micky Weir
Billy Findlay

Peter Hinds for Darren Jackson (28)
John Clark for Jim McInally (46)
Micky Weir for Graham Mitchell (78)

Miodrag Krivokapić (38)
Billy McKinlay (39)
Peter Hinds (88)
Steve Archibald (86)
Paul Kane (36)

Red Cards
Miodrag Krivokapić (65)
Match Officials

Kenny Hope (Clarkston) (Referee)

Match Report

Scotland's last remaining European survivors met earlier than scheduled due to Scotland's World Cup tie with Norway. Most of the action too was confined to the early stages. Dave Bowman had a shot on goal after only 15 seconds and we took the lead with less than three minutes on the clock. The goal was a personal disaster for Hibs 'keeper and skipper Andy Goram. Maurice Malpas hit a fairly innocuous looking shot, but Goram diving forward, let the ball slip from his grasp and Darren Jackson nipped in to strike the ball home for his first goal for the club. The former Newcastle midfielder hasn't enjoyed the best of luck since coming to Tannadice and this unfortunate trend continued when he was injured as Goram punched clear and landed on Darren, who eventually had to hobble off three minutes later. The game was interrupted by a series of niggling fouls which led to bookings for Paul Kane, Billy McKinlay and Miodrag Krivokapic, but Collins did go close for Hibs with a dipping volley which went narrowly over. Maurice Malpas had another couple of pots at goal early in the second half, but this time there was no repeat of Goram's earlier blunder.

Undoubtedly the nearest we, or Hibs for that matter, came to scoring after the interval was in the 75th when Peter Hinds headed the ball down, but Mixu Paatelainen shot over from six yards. This was clearly a case where the result was better than the performance.

Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 1989)

1989-90 All Time
Alan Main (GK)21 5 - 18 -
Miodrag Krivokapić30 10 - 411
Freddy van der Hoorn26 172172
Dave Narey33 17 - 77336
Maurice Malpas27 19241914
Mixu Paatelainen22 1538631
Billy McKinlay20 7 - 672
Dave Bowman25 17 - 1473
Michael O'Neill20 167167
Jim McInally25 1831558
Darren Jackson23 7181
John Clark (sub)25 16218324
Peter Hinds (sub)27 122122

League Table (as at November 8th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Recent results have been slightly better with the win over Antwerp and the draw at East End Park following upon the draw with Dundee. It was ludicrous that we came out of the derby with nothing more than a point. Then against Royal Antwerp the players gave so much, but didn't get the run of the ball when they lost the opening and decisive goal in our European tie. However, they responded superbly to the tremendous backing from our supporters to salvage a victory and recover from that two goal deficit. I thought that the backing our support gave us at East End Park was incredible and I hope that they are as excited as we are within the club, at the new system we are trying to play at the moment. One of the problems we have during this transitional phase is that any comparisons are made with the best United sides of recent years rather than when as now, we were in the process of rebuilding the team.

I am only to well aware that improvements have still got to be made and one of the first things which has to be sorted is the strike force. Tonights visitors Hibs will no doubt be equally as disappointed as we were at losing. I personally feel it was sad to see Hibs go out of Europe and leave Scotland without any representation. This, I feel, is an indictment of the current Scottish game. Hibs, as we have already found to our cost this season, will be extremely difficult opponents They are an extremely well organised side and we'll have to work extremely hard if we are to avenge our earlier 2-0 defeat at Easter Road.