Chelsea 3
Dundee Utd 0
Friendly (Guiness Challenge Cup)


3 - 0

Dundee Utd

Friendly (Guiness Challenge Cup)
Monday, May 18th, 1992
Swanguard Stadium. Att. 2,147
7:30 PM Kick-off

Tony Cascarino (66)
Vinnie Jones (80)
Kerry Dixon (88)

Team Managers
Ian Porterfield Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Dave Beasant
Andy Myers
Vinnie Jones
Paul Elliot
Frank Sinclair
Graham Stuart
Andy Townsend
Kerry Dixon
Tony Cascarino
Dennis Wise
Gareth Hall
Alan Main
Allan Preston
Christian Dailly
Brian Welsh
Gary Bollan
Alex Cleland
John O'Neil
Grant Johnson
John Clark
Ray McKinnon
Paddy Connolly

Damian Matthew
Erland Johnsen
Nick Colgan
Steve Clarke
Freddy van der Hoorn
Edison Machín
Dave Narey
Martin Neil
Victor Ferreyra

None. Victor Ferreyra for Paddy Connolly (67)
Edison Machín for Grant Johnson (82)

Dennis Wise
Vinnie Jones

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Match Report

Chelsea were our next opponents and the venue was again the picturesque Swanguard Stadium. For the most difficult match of the round robin tournament coach Paul Sturrock found himself having to rely on a youthful combination.

Due to knocks, Freddy Van der Hoorn, Dave Narey and the two South Americans were unable to start the match. By and large the Tannadice youngsters coped well in the early stages, but there was always the aerial threat Kerry Dixon and former Celt Tony Cascarino.

Chelsea fired a warning of things to come when Andy Townsend crashed a 20 yarder against the base of the post on the stroke of half-time.

Paddy Connolly went close early in the second half, when he side footed an Allan Preston cross wide of the target. The Stamford Bridge side again struck the woodwork when Paul Elliot's header was diverted on to the bar by Sinclair and that aerial threat finally paid off when Cascarino nodded home a Wise cross after 66 minutes.

Ten minutes from time Vinny Jones rocketed home a second goal following Stuart's knock down. Two minutes from the end Kerry Dixon converted a Stuart cross to score a third. The competitive edge to any Anglo/Scot confrontation lead to three bookings — Paddy Connolly of United and Denis Wise and surprise, surprise, Vinny Jones of Chelsea.

Of our starting eleven, only John Clark was aged over 24 and pitched against a virtually full strength Chelsea, we found the going tough. "We had to play more youngsters than I would have liked, but it was a very useful lesson for our youngsters against a very strong and professional Chelsea side", reflected coach Paul Sturrock.

Squad Statistics (as at May 18th, 1992)

1991-92 All Time

League Table (as at May 18th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.