Motherwell 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Motherwell 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 1st, 1992
Fir Park. Att. 5,037
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Duncan Ferguson (53)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Alan Sneddon
Rob McKinnon
Neil Simpson
Elroy Kromheer
Luc Nijholt
Stevie Kirk
Brian Martin
Dougie Arnott
Ian Angus
Davie Cooper
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Grant Johnson
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson

Bench
Iain Ferguson
Paul Shepstone
David Hannah
Paddy Connolly

Substitutions
Iain Ferguson for Brian Martin (63) Paddy Connolly for Alex Cleland (85)

Cautions
Luc Nijholt (51) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alistair Huett (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


United's season opened as the previous term had ended with victory at Fir Park. There was never any real doubt that the Tangerines would emerge winners after Motherwell's early spell of pressure had been easily repelled. Indeed, the home side were lucky to escape penalty appeals when Nijholt tripped John O'Neil in the box. As we tightened our grip on proceedings former United keeper Billy Thomson tipped a Grant Johnson shot round the post. This was the first of several times that Billy was to deny us that afternoon.

Immediately after the interval he miraculously kept out a John O'Neil shot. Eventually even he succumbed. John Clark clattered a free-kick off the angle of bar and post and Duncan Ferguson scrambled home the rebound. Only once did Motherwell look like equalising. That came when Davie Cooper cracked a 20 yarder off the post, but the ball rebounded straight into the arms of Alan Main. Billy Thomson was the man responsible for United's victory not being greater. Twice before the end he performed heroics to deny Maurice Malpas and John O'Neil. None-the-less this was a highly satisfactory start to the new campaign.



Squad Statistics (as at August 1st, 1992)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)24 1 - 106 -
Dave Narey36 1 - 83036
Maurice Malpas29 1 - 54019
Alex Cleland21 1 - 928
Freddy van der Hoorn28 1 - 1345
Gary Bollan19 1 - 161
Grant Johnson20 1 - 111
John Clark27 1 - 27032
Billy McKinlay23 1 - 1515
John O'Neil21 1 - 452
Duncan Ferguson20 115621
Paddy Connolly (sub)22 1 - 4610






League Table (as at August 1st, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.