Dundee Utd 2
Livingston 0
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
2 - 0
Livingston 

League (SPL)
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,302
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
David Fernández (34)
Peter Canero (76)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Chisholm
Paul Lambert

Starting Eleven
1. Derek Stillie
23. Paul Ritchie
6. Peter Canero
5. Alan Archibald
2. Mark Wilson
3. David McCracken
8. Grant Brebner
11. Barry Robson
7. Mark Kerr
9. Lee Miller
20. David Fernández
Roddy McKenzie
Scott Boyd
Emmanuel Dorado
Greg Strong
Dave Mackay
Jason Dair
Neil Barrett
Derek Adams
Gabor Vincze
Graham Barrett
Paul Dalglish

Bench
31. Euan McLean
18. Garry Kenneth
12. Stuart Duff
4. Derek McInnes
25. David Robertson
10. Jim McIntyre
Billy Dodds
Ludovic Roy
Richard Brittain
Martin Scott
Robert Snodgrass
Ramon Pereira
James McPake
Allan Walker

Substitutions
Jim McIntyre for Barry Robson (85)
Stuart Duff for Lee Miller (85)
Richard Brittain for Neil Barrett (53)
Martin Scott for Jason Dair (58)
Ramon Pereira for Derek Adams (81)

Cautions
Barry Robson (65)
Emmanuel Dorado (73)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)
John Bicknell & Gary Cheyne (Assistants)


Match Report


Gordon Chisholm handed a recall to David McCracken in the hope to tighten up the United defence with Stuart Duff and Garry Kenneth both listed as substitutes. There was a welcome return to the bench for club captain Derek McInnes. Barry Robson also started with new man Peter Canero making his home debut. Livi player boss Paul Lambert was not fit enough to make the visitors’ squad.

In a first half dominated by the home side, David Fernandez was a constant threat to his former employers. On the fifteen minute mark he did superbly well to swing in a cross that was cleared by the Livi defence. He then had a powerful shot well saved by McKenzie low to his left. After half an hour McKenzie was again at his best when he made a brilliant one handed save from a Mark Wilson shot. United took a deserved lead on 35 minutes. McKenzie tipped a Fernandez free kick over the top. From Robson’s corner the Spaniard headed home despite a valiant effort to clear by Derek Adams.

In the second period it was United who always looked the more lively. Ten minutes into the half it was almost two when an excellent cross from Robson just failed to find a tangerine jersey. Mark Kerr was then set up by Fernandez but his shot found the side netting. Ten minutes later Fernandez set up Robson but he flicked his shot just wide. Robson again went close following a great run but his shot came back off the inside of the post. With 15 minutes left, United put the game out of reach. Robson found Fernandez who had an overhead kick blocked by the arm of Dorado but the ball fell to Canero who powered the ball home. In the dying minutes Paul Dalglish almost pulled one back for Livi but it was not to be.



Squad Statistics (as at September 17th, 2005)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Derek Stillie (GK)31 9 - 9 -
Paul Ritchie30 5 - 36 -
David McCracken23 6 - 1365
Alan Archibald27 9 - 976
Peter Canero24 2121
Mark Wilson21 9 - 12211
Mark Kerr23 91814
Barry Robson26 8 - 8211
Grant Brebner27 93495
Lee Miller22 9494
David Fernández29 5252
Stuart Duff (sub)23 8 - 1073
Jim McIntyre (sub)33 9 - 14442






League Table (as at September 17th, 2005)


No league table has been added for this season.