Dundee Utd 1
St Johnstone 0
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0
St Johnstone 

League (SPL)
Saturday, November 27th, 1999
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,367
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jan Telesnikov (17)

Team Managers
Paul Sturrock
Sandy Clark

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Combe
12. Scott McCulloch
21. David Partridge
2. Bernard Pascual
5. Jason de Vos
4. David Hannah
26. Hugh Davidson
15. Jan Telesnikov
7. Craig Easton
19. Steven Thompson
14. Billy Dodds
Alan Main
John McQuillan
Gary Bollan
Jim Weir
Danny Griffin
John O'Neil
Keith O'Halloran
Nick Dasovic
Gerry McMahon
Nathan Lowndes
Graeme Jones

22. Pat Onstad
3. Maurice Malpas
20. David Worrell
27. Tassos Venetis
25. Stephen McConalogue
Stephen Robertson
John-Paul McBride
Kieran McAnespie
Miguel Sim

David Worrell for Scott McCulloch (56)
Kevin Thomas for Graeme Jones (63)
Miguel Simão for Gerry McMahon (79)

David Partridge (25)
Graeme Jones (40)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Simpson (Referee)

Match Report

For the third time within the space of six weeks we met and defeated our Tayside rivals. Whilst the other two clashes at McDiarmid had produced little in the way of goalmouth action, this one did. Most particularly by us during a first half in which we played as well as we have done at any time this season. No one could dispute that we deserved to
be ahead of them by more than Jan Telesnikov's magnificent match winner at the break but the inconsistency which has plagued us within matches was once more highlighted here. Billy Dodds might well have given us the lead a mere sixty seconds after the start when a Hugh Davidson' flick set up the inform striker but for once his control let him down and Alan Main quickly closed him down and blocked his shot. Three minutes later and Hugh Davidson's failure to bring a Steven Thompson cross under control cost him a chance of opening the scoring. Ironically, it was just after Saints only real chance of the half that we went ahead. And it was only thanks to Alan Combe that we didn't fall behind. McMahon hurdled the challenge of Scott McCulloch to rifie in a shot which in no way lacked power but was brilliantly held by the United keeper. Saints were made to pay a heavy price for that failure, falling behind a couple of mmutes later. If the move was simple enough with David Partridge feeding Billy Dodds who squared the bail into the path of Jan Tetesnikov, the finish was anything but as the Israeli midfielder sent a scintiltating left foot shot past an astonished Main. David Hannah then fired wide from a Scott McCulloch cross as the pressure on the visitor's goal was maintained. Steven Thompson sent a header from a David Hannah cross just past and Saints would have been happy to go in at the break trailing by just a single goal. Not for the first time this season though it turned out to be a game of two halves. Gone was the free-flowing football which had been the hallmark of our first half performance as Saints dominated. But fortunately that was by-and-large only in terms of possession as they created few openings. An Alan Combe save from a short free-kick was about the only occasion on which the keeper was in any way tested as we held on for three more valuable points and complete a hat-trick of wins over Saints this season.

Squad Statistics (as at November 27th, 1999)

1999-00 All Time
Alan Combe (GK)25 17 - 27 -
Bernard Pascual32 17 - 35 -
Jason de Vos25 171481
David Partridge21 15 - 16 -
Scott McCulloch23 8 - 17 -
Hugh Davidson19 121121
Craig Easton20 161904
Jan Telesnikov26 124124
David Hannah26 17310916
Steven Thompson21 133456
Billy Dodds30 1795426
David Worrell (sub)21 9 - 14 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at November 27th, 1999)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Rangers 12 11 1 0 +26 34
2. Celtic 13 10 0 3 +25 30
3. DUNDEE UTD 15 8 3 4 +3 27
4. Motherwell 14 6 5 3 +1 23
5. Hibernian 16 5 5 6 -2 20
6. Hearts 14 4 5 5 0 17
7. St Johnstone 16 4 4 8 -6 16
8. Dundee 14 5 0 9 -6 15
9. Kilmarnock 15 2 6 7 -8 12
10. Aberdeen 15 1 3 11 -33 6

League results since United's last match
21st November 1999
St Johnstone1-1Aberdeen
23rd November 1999
24th November 1999
Hibernian0-1St Johnstone
27th November 1999
Dundee Utd1-0St Johnstone