Aberdeen 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 23rd, 1993
Pittodrie. Att. 13,566
3:00 PM Kick-off

Mixu Paatelainen (26)
Duncan Shearer (36)

Team Managers
Willie Miller Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Theor Snelders
Stewart McKimmie
Gary Smith
Paul Kane
Alex McLeish
Brian Irvine
Lee Richardson
Brian Grant
Eoin Jess
Duncan Shearer
Mixu Paatelainen
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Grant Johnson
John Clark
John O'Neil

Michael Watt
Stephen Wright
Joe Miller
Guido van de Kamp
Scott Crabbe
Craig Brewster

Joe Miller for Eoin Jess (67)
Stephen Wright for Brian Grant (79)
Scott Crabbe for John O'Neil (77)

Lee Richardson (45)
Gary Smith (82)
Brian Welsh (45)
Grant Johnson (64)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alistair Huett (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The United side showed three changes from the one which had drawn with Thistle. Freddy van der Hoorn returned in place of Mark Perry; Grant Johnson came in for the injured Dave Bowman while Craig Brewster dropped down to the subs bench art the expense of John O'Neil.

Whilst Aberdeen had most of the early possession, neither keeper was unduly troubled until midway throutgh the opening half and it was Snelders who was first called into action. Christian Dailly got his head to a Grant Johnson cross and the Dutch keeper was at full strength to hold the ball. Three minutes later, however we fell behind and again it was a bad goal to lose. There seemed little danger when Stuart McKimmie flighted in a cross, but Brian Welsh let it go when he could easily have headed the ball clear and Mixu Paatelainen followed the ball in to net from a tight angle at the far post. Nine minutes before the break, United's task of extending a run of six games unbeaten at Pittodrie became a very much an uphill battle as Paatelainen provided a cross to Duncan Shearer from which the former Blackburn Rovers striker scored with a spectacular hook shot from the edge of the box.

Dons grew in confidence following this and twice Paatelainen sidefooted narrowly past and Kane blasted wide when well placed before the interval. United began the second half displaying a lot of neat possession football, but apart from that first half Christian Dailly header, had failed to really trouble Snelders until ten minutes into the second half. The ball was transferred from John O'Neil on the left to Andy McLaren on the right and he clipped the ball back to Billy McKinlay on the edge of the box. Snelders was at full stretch to knock Badger's shot up and over the bar. However, this was the nearest we came to scoring and Grant Johnson cleared an Irvine header off the line shortly afterwards. A John O'Neil drive was deflected past, but there was never any real threat to the Dons two goal advantage as the home side emerged comfortable winners.

Squad Statistics (as at October 23rd, 1993)

1993-94 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 19 - 172 -
Alex Cleland22 9 - 1288
Brian Welsh24 181806
Christian Dailly20 1926813
Freddy van der Hoorn30 17 - 1865
Maurice Malpas31 9 - 59019
Andy McLaren20 172392
Billy McKinlay24 18720715
Grant Johnson21 9 - 404
John Clark29 16332637
John O'Neil22 6 - 826
Scott Crabbe (sub)25 112406

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at October 23rd, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.