On This Day December 4th (Today)




Matches Played on December 4th


1937 - Montrose 1-3 Dundee Utd | League (Division Two)


1943 - Dundee Utd 5-4 Hearts | Supplementary Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)


1954 - Hamilton 1-1 Dundee Utd | League (B Division)

Even after breaking a long losing sequence with a 5-4 win over Alloa, only the most optimistic of United's fans would have been prepared for this result. Whilst we were hoping that we would give a good account of ourselves at Douglas Park, these aspirations plummeted to zero when Danny Bell and Duncan McMillan had to call off. However, former Falkirk forward Willie Dunlop gave us a lead which we held until just four minutes trom the end. A shock against pro


1993 - Dundee Utd 0-0 Kilmarnock | League (Premier Division)

Possession they say is nine tenths of the law, but that certainly didn't help us to break down Kilmarnock's very efficient and methodical defence. Indeed, in a rare Killie attack near the end only the wood-work prevented the Rugby Parker's recording what would have been their First ever Premier success at Tannadice. The same 13 as were on duty against Celtic faced Kilmarnock, but this was to be an encounter in which most of the action was to be confined to midfield. Guido van de Kamp was the fir


1971 - Hearts 3-2 Dundee Utd | League (Division One)

Former Dundee coach Jim McLean, who takes over on Monday as team manager of Dundee United, was with his new club for this match at Tynecastle. However, it was Jerry Kerr's final team selection before stepping up to General Manager after just over 12 years in the hot seat at Tannadice. United were unchanged from their previous game.It was a calamitous start to the match for United and even more so for their 18 year old defender, Harry Mollinson who was making just his 2nd appearanc


1948 - Dundee Utd 1-2 Ayr Utd | League (B Division)


2004 - Dundee Utd 0-1 Motherwell | League (SPL)

United’s poor run of results continued with a single goal defeat to an in-form Motherwell side. Jim Paterson’s 16th minute shot proved to be the difference between the sides on an afternoon when the home side should have at least had a share of the spoils. United skipper Derek McInnes failed to recover from his sickness bug and his place was taken in the starting line-up by Karim Kerkar. Stuart Duff retained his place in the defence with Chris Innes, Jason Scotland and Collin Samuel all


2011 - Dundee Utd 0-1 Celtic | League (SPL)

For the third match running Peter Houston named the same starting eleven for the visit of the Parkhead club. Garry Kenneth shrugged off injury and started after two previous clean sheets against Hearts and Motherwell.United were almost caught out in the opening minute when Samaras sent an inviting ball into the six yard box but Stokes just failed to connect. With seven minutes gone Forrest crossed and found the head of Stokes but this time he headed well over. United then put the visitor


2002 - Dunfermline 4-1 Dundee Utd | League (SPL)

Within the first five minutes, United were already behind. Jimmy Calderwood’s side were clearly intent on taking the game to their visitor’s. They got the ball out wide quickly and had men racing into the United box looking for a whipped in cross and it was from one of these early attacks that former Tangerine hero Craig Brewster put the home side ahead.Manager Hegarty immediately pulled Paterson back reshaping his defence to a back four. The goal stung United into action and they create


1994 - Dundee Utd 0-3 Rangers | League (Premier Division)

The first ever live televised league game from Tannadice will only live in the memory for the performance of Rangers who for all but the opening few exchanges completely dominated this encounter. The first save of the match came in the first minute when Christian Dailly took a return pass from Craig Brewster but couldn't get enough power into his shot to trouble Goram. Evidence of the threat Rangers posed came in the fifth minute when Durie went clear on goal, but fortunately for United


1976 - Motherwell - Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)


1982 - Celtic - Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)



1983 - Tayside Jnr XI 4-2 Dundee Utd | Friendly (Dundee Violet Centenary)


1926 - Dundee Utd 5-3 Hearts | League (Division One)


1965 - Hibernian - Dundee Utd | League (Division One)



WDL Competitive Statistics for December 4th


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 7 2 1 4 11 14
Away 4 1 1 2 7 9
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 3 2 6 18 23

Players Signed on December 4th



Players Born on December 4th