Morton 0
Dundee Utd 4
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 30th, 1988
Cappielow. Att. 1,520
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Mixu Paatelainen (15)
Mixu Paatelainen (44)
Mixu Paatelainen (60)
Mixu Paatelainen (82)

Team Managers
Allan McGraw Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
David Wylie
Alex O'Hara
Brian Robinson
Jim Hunter
Roddie MacDonald
Martin Doak
Ian Clinging
Derek Collins
Rowan Alexander
Archie McGeachie
John McNeil
Billy Thomson
Alex Cleland
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock

Derek McInnes
Jim Arthur
Harry Curran
J Alan Irvine

Derek McInnes for Martin Doak (59)
Jim Arthur for Archie McGeachie (59)
J Alan Irvine for Iain Ferguson (1)
Harry Curran for Eamonn Bannon (81)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)

Match Report

An impressive performance was marred by injuries to Iain Ferguson, Eamonn Bannon and four goal hero Mixu Paatelainen which meant we ended the match with only 10 men. We attacked right from the start and reward for that pressure came in the 15th minute.

Dave Bowman's reverse pass found Eamonn Bannon whose precision cross was powered home by the head of Mixu Paatelainen. Although we continued to press forward a second goal didn't materialise until the stroke of half time. Mixu Paatelainen chased a Paul Hegarty header and the big Finn's mishit shot was fumbled by Wyllie and trickled into the net.

Paul Sturrock, making a welcome back after almost a six month absence, was the architect of our third goal after an hour. Paul's run down the left to the bye-line and cut the ball back for Mixu Paatelainen to sweep home his third. The fourth goal came out of the blue. The ball broke to Mixu Paatelainen about 20 yards out and the Finn hammered in a shot which Wyllie watched motionlessly enter his right hand post. Shortly afterwards the flying Finn had to limp off leaving us to play out the remaining five minutes a man short, both substitutes having already been utilised.

Squad Statistics (as at April 30th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)30 47 - 161 -
Alex Cleland17 1 - 1 -
Paul Hegarty33 54265581
Maurice Malpas25 56234711
Dave Narey31 51 - 70736
Eamonn Bannon30 395439108
Dave Bowman24 491871
Billy McKinlay19 111161
Mixu Paatelainen21 24112411
Iain Ferguson25 511610244
Paul Sturrock31 147559170
Harry Curran (sub)21 5 - 8 -
J Alan Irvine (sub)29 194194

League Table (as at April 30th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.