On This Day October 26th (Today)




Matches Played on October 26th


1988 - Dundee Utd 0-1 Din. Bucharest | Cup Winners' Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)

Pre-match expectations that this would be a very difficult tie against an excellent side proved all too accurate. Fast on the break, supportive in midfeld and calm at the back, Dinamo count amongst the best sides we have played in European competition. This is not to say we played badly and had it not been for a last minute goal, we would certainly have deserved the goalless draw which appeared to be our reward until Matuet struck. We made a good start to the match and almost took an early lead


2013 - Dundee Utd 4-0 St Mirren | League (Premiership)

t was a much changed United side for the visit of St Mirren with Manager Jackie McNamara making four changes to the team that started against Aberdeen. Mark Wilson, John Souttar, Gary Mackay-Steven and Brian Graham all started at Tannadice. Dillon and Watson missed out completely whilst Armstrong and Goodwillie dropped to the bench. Familiar faces in the opposition line up were Steven Thompson and Lee Mair with Danny Grainger listed as a substitute.Within a minute of the game starting Un


1985 - Celtic 0-3 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

After seven weeks without a win, United came back to form with a bang with this resounding win over a strangely subdued Celtic side. Only six minutes had elapsed when Paul Sturrock slung over a cross which Davie Dodds met to prod past Bonner and into the net via a post. Celtic rarely threatened and United took another step to victory just before the interval when Richard Gough's long pass upfield found Eamonn Bannon in t


1983 - Dundee Utd 3-0 Morton | League Cup (Group Section 1)

Derek Johnstone, on loan from Chelsea, was the hero of United's first ever League Cup win over the Greenock club. After dominating the early play, United opened the scoring in the 25th minute. John Holt started the move and Davie Dodds pushed the ball into Derek Johnstone's path and the debutant crashed a tremendous shot past McDermott. United's second goal was equally as decisive with Ralph Milne cracking home a Kirkwoo


1963 - Motherwell 0-3 Dundee Utd | League (Division One)


1991 - Airdrie 1-3 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

Before the visit to Broomfield, coach Paul Sturrock said that if we matched Airdrie in battling qualities then we had the ability in the side to win this awkward match. In reality that was exactly how this rearranged fixture worked out. Our starting line-up showed four changes from the one which had lost at home in disappointing fashion to St. Johnstone. Duncan Ferguson came in for Mixu Paatelainen; Christian Dailly replaced the departed Hamish French; Brian Welsh deputised for Dave Narey who wa


2019 - Dundee Utd 2-0 Dunfermline | League (Championship)

Robbie Neilson made three changes from the side that lost at Dumfries. Jamie Robson, Nicky Clark, Peter Pawlett were all in the starting line up with Watson, Appéré and Stanton all dropping out of the team that lost heavily at Palmerston last time out. Dunfermline’s only change from the team which defeated Ayr United the previous week saw Kevin Nisbet dropping to the bench with Andy Ryan coming in.After a fairly quiet opening period, United scored with their first foray into the Pars pen


1946 - Dundee Utd 3-2 Arbroath | League Cup (Sectional Tie)


1977 - Dundee Utd 2-1 Arbroath | League Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)


1929 - Dundee Utd 2-1 Cowdenbeath | League (Division One)


1996 - Dundee Utd 1-0 Hearts | League (Premier Division)

Pre-match interest centred mainly round the possible appearance of the two Scandinavians in United's side and when the teams were announced the surprise was not the presence of the pair, but the fact that Swede Kjell Olofsson was listed under his own name, the striker having signed a short term contract on the morning of the match. Norwegian Erik Perdersen, however, was listed as a trialist in a United starting eleven which showed a whole host of changes from the one which had drawn at East End


1974 - Dundee Utd 3-3 Dumbarton | League (Division One)

The Tannadice side got off to a tragic start when they were awarded a spotkick just twelve seconds from the opening whistle. However, Doug Smith sent the ball wide from the award. Tom McAdam, later to join United, made us pay for that early failure when he nodded the visitors into the lead just on the interval. However, Andy Gray supplied a sparkling double to ease United ahead before Denis Ruddy and Ian Wallace changed things again with anoth


2002 - Dundee Utd 1-1 Partick Th | League (SPL)

United failed again to hold onto a home lead in this afternoon’s Bank of Scotland Premier League match and in doing so, they remained at the foot of the League table.Coach Paul Hegarty brought in David McCracken and Jamie McCunnie to his starting line-up. The Maryhill side gave a starting berth to new Italian signing Daniele Chairini while former Tangerine Jamie Buchan also started for the Jags. Another former United player, Paul Walker was on the bench.United took an early lead


2003 - Dundee Utd 1-1 Dundee | League (SPL)

In front of a very healthy attendance of 12,767, given that the match was shown on the TV, both the live and armchair audience were entertained by a fast flowing city derby, a draw was a pretty fair reflection of the ninety minutes after the proverbial game of two halves. To Dundee went the first half honours, but after the interval, play was almost exclusively towards Julian Speroni's goal. Manager lan McCall stuck with the same starting eleven who had won at Pittodrie the previous week. There


1968 - Hibernian 1-1 Dundee Utd | League (Division One)


2010 - Motherwell 1-0 Dundee Utd | League Cup (Quarter Final)

A goal three minutes from the end of an at times scrappy encounter at Fir Park cruelly ended United hopes of a place in the semi-final of the Co-op Cup at Fir Park.The tie looked to be heading for extra time until three minutes from the end of the regulation 90 minutes until disaster struck.Buaben’s clearance from Hateley’s corner came off the post and hit Gomis and the ball fell to Alan Gow who delivered a killer strike from ten yards.Compounding the misery was th



1935 - Cowdenbeath 7-0 Dundee Utd | League (Division Two)


1980 - Carnoustie Pan. 0-3 Dundee Utd | Friendly (Testimonial for Davie Falconer)

Just a day removed from their 3-1 defeat to Aberdeen, United sent a relatively strong team to play Carnoustie Panmure Juniors in what was to be a testimonial match for Davie Falconer, Westfield Park's long time groundsman and the Gowfers' first ever treasurer.Most notably, Billy Kirkwood, John Holt and Willie Pettigrew started the match for United, having played ninety minutes for the Tangerines just the day before. Iain Phillip and Derek Stark, who had not been involved since playing mi





WDL Competitive Statistics for October 26th


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 11 7 3 1 22 10
Away 7 3 1 3 11 15
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 10 4 4 33 25

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Players Born on October 26th