Jim McLean made three changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Hibs at the weekend. Billy Kirkwood, Iain Phiilip and Ralph Milne came in for Ian Britton, Maurice Malpas and Graeme Payne. Davie Dodds had been a doubt, but kept his place in the starting line-up for this League Cup quarter final tie.Paul Sturrock scorned an early opportunity for United in the 1st leg at Pittodrie, kicking high over the bar. Aberdeen swept to the other end and John Hewitt was only inches away from a cross ball
Dundee United started their League Cup campaign by making two changes from the draw with Inverness. Charlie Telfer replaced Ryan Dow and Jamie Robson made his United debut at left back, coming in for the suspended Sean Dillon.Dunfermline started the better of the two teams, and took a deserved lead after ten minutes. A Michael Paton shot from 25 yards should not have been a problem for Luis Zwick. However, he let the shot squirm through his hands and over the line. The goal did no
United climbed to third place in the Scottish Championship with a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Falkirk at the Falkirk Stadium. Despite the lackadaisical performance in the previous week’s game against Morton, as well as the rumours about his own job security, manager Csaba Laszlo resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes. Only two changes were made to his starting eleven from that Morton game. Paul McMullan made his first league start of the season, and Jamie Robson also returned.
Club captain Lee Wilkie returned to first team action and scored as United progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Co-operative Insurance Cup, with substitute Johnny Russell adding a second late on.The game started quite evenly, and Steve Banks was the first goalkeeper forced into action, with Michael Gardyne testing him with a long range effort from twenty five yards which the United keeper saved well, before Craig fired wide with an instinctive effort. United then came into the
United secured another two points in the race for promotion against Queen of the South with another odd goal win at Tannadice. The early stages of the game suggested that the men from Dumfries were set to run riot over the homesters, and after just four minutes, McCall had scored for the visitors. A series of back and forth attacks followed before United eventually found an equaliser; Duncan Hutchison with the goal two minutes before the break.
Yvonne Murray, Britain's only gold medal winning women in this year's European Cup games held in Split was presented to the crowd before the start of the match. And it was Rangers who promptly raced into a fifth minute lead. A Trevor Steven flick found Mo Johnston who netted at the near post. This was the first goal which we had conceded at Tannadice this season and Rangers gave us a tough time of it in those early stages, although only a diving save by Chris Woods kept out Billy McKinlay
Bottom placed Hibs got off to a flying start when Bobby Thomson latched on to a loose ball to net after only 5 minutes. The Easter Road side, encouraged by this, dominated the first half and Ralph Callachan should have added a second before the interval. Fortunately, the introduction of Ralph Milne after the break changed the course of the game. Ralph volleyed home United's equaliser from a Paul Sturrock knock down. Ralph was also involved dir
United forced their way through to the quarter finals of the Co-operative Insurance Cup after a tough match at Victoria Park. David Goodwillie’s penalty on the hour mark looked to have them through before an 86th minute equaliser from Iain Vigurs gave County hope. However, United made the best of extra time and it was County defender Scott Boyd who put through his own net to allow United to progress.The first 45 minutes were very open but it was United that fashioned the best real goalsc
Peter Bonetti returned to the team for match with Patrick Thistle. Otherwise the United team was unchanged from that which was held to a no-scoring draw by Anderlecht on Wednesday. Kirkwood and Sturrock passed late fitness tests. Reserve midfielder Jim Kerr, found a place on the bench.Thistle were immediately pressed back to their own half by an eager United midfield. The visitors then hit back with a promising Houston run but it was stopped on the 18 yard line. With 7 minutes played, Do
Dundee United made one change to side that defeated Ross County 4-2 in Dingwall. Gary Mackay-Steven missed out due to a slight groin injury and was replaced by Ryan Dow in what was United captain Sean Dillon’s 300th appearance for the Tangerines. Stuart McCall also made one change to his side. Stuart Ramsden returned to a starting berth following his suspension replacing James McFadden in the Motherwell starting line up.Motherwell started the brighter and Zaine Francis-Angol was able to
United’s run of four straight victories came to a halt this afternoon with a below-par display against battling Gretna. The visitors went into the game boasting the best defensive record in the league, but their usually solid back four never really got to grips with the hosts’ ambitious three man attack. For the home side, Cowan, Paartalu and Deverdics replaced Barr, Osman and McGill. United welcomed back Gomis from suspension in place of David Robertson and Stuart Duff deputised for the injured
Following last Friday’s draw with Ross County, United returned to the familiarity of a 3pm kick-off on a Saturday with the visit of Hearts. It was the same 11 that started for United with Jon Daly and new signing Gregory Vignal on the bench. Former United man Danny Grainger started for Hearts however Andy Webster missed out through injury.With four minutes on the clock United were first to threaten when they won a free kick at the edge of the penalty area but Flood floated his direct sho
When the teams trooped off at half-time on level terms, it would have been hard to envisage the rush of goals, which Rangers were to score after the break. Jamie Buchan's early own goal was negated when Jim Mclntyre swept home the equaliser as United came back into the game. However, after again conceding an early goal in the second half, there was to be no salvation this time.