Dundee Utd 3
St Mirren 0
League Cup (3rd Round)


Dundee Utd
3 - 0
St Mirren 

League Cup (3rd Round)
Tuesday, August 18th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,586
6:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Duncan Ferguson (40)
John O'Neil (48)
Duncan Ferguson (77)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jimmy Bone

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Miodrag Krivokapić
Alex Cleland
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly
Campbell Money
Robert Dawson
Mark Reid
Roddy Manley
Lex Baillie
Roland Fabiani
David Elliot
Paul Lambert
Kenny MacDowall
Jim Beattie
Julian Broddie

Bench
Allan Preston
Victor Ferreyra
Barry Lavety
Danny McGill

Substitutions
Allan Preston for Miodrag Krivokapić (46)
Victor Ferreyra for Paddy Connolly (81)
Barry Lavety for Jim Beattie (46)
Danny McGill for Roland Fabiani (52)

Cautions
None. Jim Beattie (43)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Hope (Erskine) (Referee)


Match Report


Another early start and another comfortable Skol Cup success. Saints intention was clear from the very start as they tried to frustrate, fielding five men in midfield. Consequently, United enjoyed almost complete possession, but it took us until five minutes from the interval to finally break down the massed ranks of the visitors. John O'Neil slung over a cross from the left and Duncan Ferguson rapped the ball home from just inside the six yard box. If there were any lingering doubts about a United success, these were dispelled within two minutes of the restart. Money failed to hold Jim McInally's sweetly struck 25 yarder and John O'Neil was first to react, albeit, he was somewhat fortunate to score with a shot which bounced down and over the prostrate body of the Saints' goalkeeper.

The value of that second strike was soon apparent when McDowell struck the bar and Alan Main brilliantly blocked the follow up effort from Broddle. Play was much more open as Saints at last threw caution to the wind, but with 13 minutes left, we deservedly grabbed a third goal. Allan Preston replaced the injured Miodrag Krivokapic who was playing his first match since the 1991 Scottish Cup Final and the substitute's perfectly flighted freekick enabled Duncan Ferguson to direct a powerful header past Money for his second goal which earned him the 'Man of the Match' award made by the sponsors. This thoroughly professional and polished performance extended our 100% League Cup record against Saints in what was our 7th clash in this particular competition.



Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1992)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)24 6 - 111 -
Maurice Malpas30 6 - 54519
Miodrag Krivokapić32 1 - 1001
Freddy van der Hoorn28 6 - 1395
Alex Cleland21 6 - 978
Jim McInally28 5 - 26915
John Clark27 6 - 27532
John O'Neil21 61503
Grant Johnson20 62163
Duncan Ferguson20 646124
Paddy Connolly22 635113
Allan Preston (sub)23 1 - 351
Victor Ferreyra (sub)28 31287






League Table (as at August 18th, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.