Aberdeen 2
Dundee Utd 0
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


Aberdeen 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd


Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Sunday, February 7th, 1993
Pittodrie. Att. 14,500
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Eoin Jess (76)
Eoin Jess (85)
None.

Team Managers
Willie Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Theo Snelders
Stephen Wright
Gary Smith
Brian Grant
Brian Irvine
Alex McLeish
Lee Richardson
Paul Mason
Eoin Jess
Duncan Shearer
Mixu Paatelainen
Alan Main
Gary Bollan
Christian Dailly
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Grant Johnson
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Scott Crabbe

Bench
Scott Booth
Roy Aitken
Michael O'Neill
Paddy Connolly

Substitutions
Scott Booth for Paul Mason (68)
Roy Aitken for Duncan Shearer (80)
Paddy Connolly for Grant Johnson (79)

Cautions
None. Gary Bollan (16)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Syme (Aberdeen) (Referee)




Match Report


Because BBC were covering the tie live, this tie of the round was delayed 24 hours, but the cameras failed to capture us in our usual Pittodrie mood as we tumbled out of the cup. Before the game we were endeavouring to extend our remarkable Pittodrie record to five straight wins. Aberdeen were definitely the form team at that time and they certainly lived up to that reputation in the initial stages. The Dons opened with an attacking flourish, but by midway through the first half, the Tannadice defence, superbly marshalled by veteran Dave Narey had quelled the situation.

Jess, though, continued to pose problems and he was to prove Aberdeen's match winner. Undoubtedly our best chance of the match came when Scott Crabbe sent Christian Dailly clear, but Snelders rushed from goal to foil Christian by diving at his feet. With a little under quarter of an hour left Aberdeen got the vital opener. Wright's cross was headed back across goal by Shearer and Eoin Jess ran in to head the ball into the empty net. Five minutes from the end Man- of-the-Match, Eoin Jess, put the tie beyond our reach with a goal of remarkable similarity to the first, only this time the youngster drilled home a Mixu Paatelainen assist. United players and fans alike were very disappointed at the outcome,-but no one could quibble that Aberdeen didn't deserve to progress and earn a quarter final home tie with Clydebank.



Squad Statistics (as at February 7th, 1993)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)25 33 - 138 -
Maurice Malpas30 31 - 57019
Dave Narey36 18 - 84736
Mark Perry22 9191
Gary Bollan19 121272
Christian Dailly19 6 - 407
Grant Johnson20 182283
Dave Bowman28 14 - 2519
John Clark28 28129733
Billy McKinlay23 2431748
Scott Crabbe24 133133
Paddy Connolly (sub)22 3197619


League Table (as at February 7th, 1993)


No league table has been added for this season.