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UEFA Cup (Final 1st Leg)


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Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, May 6th, 1987
Ullevi Stadium. Att. 50,023
6:00 PM Kick-off

Kjell Pettersson (38) None.

Team Managers
Gunder Bengtsson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Thomas Wernersson
Mats-Ola Carlsson
Glenn Hysen
Peter Larsson
Stig Frediksson
Magnus Johansson
Tord Holmgren
Michael Andersson
Tommy Holmgren
Kjell Pettersson
Lennart Nilsson
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
John Holt
Dave Bowman
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Jim McInally
Paul Sturrock

Ove Tobiasson
Roland Nilsson
Lars Zetterlund
Per Edmund Mordt
Jari Rantanen
Scott Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Gordon McLeod
John Clark
Kevin Gallacher

Roland Nilsson for Magnus Johansson (68)
Lars Zetterlund for Tommy Holmgren (89)
John Clark for Paul Hegarty (56)
Dave Beaumont for Paul Sturrock (89)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Siegfried Kirschen (East Germany) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Part one of the most important match in the Club's history ended, on the whole, satisfactorily. The Swedes, who have such an awesome reputation in this competition never looked like gaining a convincing margin for the return leg and with just a little bit more luck we might have snatched the away goal that is so vital in the later stages of this competition.

There was early consternation in the united camp when Billy Thomson came to the rescue when Nilsson broke free. Thomson failed to get up from the challenge immediately and subsequently had five stitches in an ear wound. Both sides continued to search each other out but the home side made the breakthrough after 38 minutes. A corner on the left was headed down fiercely by Kjell Petterson and the ball shot high into the net. The uneven bounce was more to blame for Billy Thomson being beaten than the after-effects on his ear injury.

The Swedes opened brightly in the second half and only a magnificent one-handed save by Thomson kept out a shot from Petterson. After surviving a spell of hectic pressure it was United's turn to attack. Dave Bowman's pass found Ian Redford whose sweetly struck volley was somehow tipped over by Wernersson. John Clark then brought out another good save from the keeper from a free-kick.

A looping header by Petterson, well saved by Thomson, was the only major threat in the final quarter of an hour as play swung from end to end.

Squad Statistics (as at May 6th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 59 - 112 -
Dave Narey30 51 - 65336
John Holt30 28139424
Maurice Malpas24 5512899
Paul Hegarty32 36559979
Jim McInally23 482482
Billy Kirkwood28 15 - 39469
Eamonn Bannon29 559397103
Ian Redford27 56119921
Dave Bowman23 35 - 35 -
Paul Sturrock30 476542163
Dave Beaumont (sub)23 38 - 832
John Clark (sub)22 4369414

League Table (as at May 6th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.