Dundee Utd 2
Falkirk 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 29th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,444
3:00 PM Kick-off

Duncan Ferguson (46)
Duncan Ferguson (82)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Victor Ferreyra
Duncan Ferguson
Gordon McDougall
Neil Oliver
Forbes Johnston
Crawford Baptie
John Hughes
Brian Rice
Kevin McAllister
Eddie May
Kevin Drinkell
Richard Cadette
Paul Smith

Dave Bowman
Paddy Connolly
Scott Sloan
Craig Taggart

Paddy Connolly for Victor Ferreyra (67)
Dave Bowman for Alex Cleland (72)
Scott Sloan for Richard Cadette (74)
Craig Taggart for Neil Oliver (84)

None. Paul Smith (85)
John Hughes (88)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Having completed a clean sweep against the Bairns the previous season, we extended that run, though this had to go down as one of our poorer early season performances. By the interval, Falkirk could legitimately claim to have had the better scoring opportunities, particularly when Drinkell sent an overhead kick just over.

The visitors paid a heavy price for those first half failings as they saw United go ahead almost immediately on the resumption of play in the second half. Brian Welsh won possession from Cadette and the ball ran to John O'Neil. His cross from the left was met by Duncan Ferguson whose looping header dropped in at the far post. After Paddy Connolly had replaced Victor Ferreyra with 20 minutes remaining, we touched upon the form which had been the hallmark of our early season play and eight minutes from the end Paddy Connolly sped on to Freddy van der Hoorn's chip and glided a cross into the middle which Duncan Ferguson slid into the net. With results elsewhere going our way, United headed the Premier table for the first time since November 1990. For Falkirk this defeat sent them to the foot of the division and left the Bairns without a win in almost 20 years at Tannadice.

Squad Statistics (as at August 29th, 1992)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 9 - 114 -
Freddy van der Hoorn28 9 - 1425
Alex Cleland21 9 - 1008
Brian Welsh23 3 - 483
Maurice Malpas30 9 - 54819
John Clark27 9 - 27832
John O'Neil21 92534
Grant Johnson20 92193
Jim McInally28 8 - 27215
Victor Ferreyra28 52308
Duncan Ferguson20 866326
Dave Bowman (sub)28 1 - 2389
Paddy Connolly (sub)22 955415

League Table (as at August 29th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.