Dundee Utd 2
Motherwell 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 0
Motherwell 

League (Premier Division)
Thursday, December 26th, 1996
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,072
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary McSwegan (35)
David Hannah (67)
None.

Team Managers
Tommy McLean
Alex McLeish

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
Maurice Malpas
Erik Pedersen
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Andy McLaren
Dave Bowman
Ray McKinnon
Lars Zetterlund
Robbie Winters
Gary McSwegan
Stevie Woods
Joni Lehtonen
Willie Falconer
Mitchell van der Gaag
Brian Martin
Chris McCart
Eddie May
Jamie Dolan
Tommy Coyne
Billy Davies
Andy Roddie

Bench
David Hannah
Jim McInally
Kjell Olofsson
John Philliben
Ian Ross
Alex Burns

Substitutions
David Hannah for Ray McKinnon (56)
Jim McInally for Lars Zetterlund (69)
Kjell Olofsson for Gary McSwegan (81)
Ian Ross for Eddie May (53)
Alex Burns for Andy Roddie (59)
John Philliben for Brian Martin (81)

Cautions
None. Brian Martin (13)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bobby Tait (East Kilbride) (Referee)


Match Report


United's solid performance carried them back into fourth place. Motherwell were left to rue two golden opportunities which Billy Davies scorned. The first of these was immediately before Robbie Winters fashioned an absolutely sensational opener for Gary McSwegan. He showed his searing pace leaving five defenders in his wake to slip the ball into Gary McSwegan who merely had to guide the ball home. The goal which sealed victory came midway through the second, half when David Hannah directed a header from an Andy McLaren corner through the legs of Gary McSwegan who was virtually on the goal line.



Squad Statistics (as at December 26th, 1996)


1996-97 All Time
Age
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)30 5 - 5 -
Steven Pressley23 21 - 662
Mark Perry25 21 - 923
Erik Pedersen29 10 - 10 -
Maurice Malpas34 13 - 71324
Andy McLaren23 1921399
Ray McKinnon26 151928
Lars Zetterlund32 9 - 9 -
Dave Bowman32 20 - 38912
Robbie Winters22 2168018
Gary McSwegan26 1764823
Jim McInally (sub)32 7 - 38221
David Hannah (sub)23 1227912
Kjell Olofsson (sub)31 104104






League Table (as at December 26th, 1996)


No league table has been added for this season.