Dundee Utd 0
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 8th, 1997
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,219
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Tommy McLean
Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
Steven Pressley
Erik Pedersen
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Andy McLaren
Lars Zetterlund
Jamie Dolan
Kjell Olofsson
Gary McSwegan
Jim Leighton
Willie Miller
Jamie McQuilken
Brian Grant
Shaun Dennis
Joe McLaughlin
Chris Jackson
Chic Charnley
Kevin Harper
Greg Miller
Pat McGinlay

David Sinclair
Neil Duffy
Robbie Winters
Ian Cameron
David Elliot
Gordon Hunter

Robbie Winters for Andy McLaren (75)
David Sinclair for Jim McInally (81)
Neil Duffy for Mark Perry (89)
Gordon Hunter for Brian Grant (89)

None. Chris Jackson (35)
Pat McGinlay (48)

Red Cards
None. Pat McGinlay (89)
Match Officials

J Smith (Troon) (Referee)

Match Report

The run of eight consecutive victories came to an end with a disappointing draw against Hibs as United failed to score for the first time this year.
A strong blustery wind exacerbated the low entertainment value as the visitors packed the midfield and limited the hosts to very few openings. The only moment of real note during the first half was a fine save from Scotland's number two keeper Jim Leighton who clawed away a header by Jim McInally.
Things were only marginally better after the break with United's most fluent move of the afternoon coming in the 62nd minute. Goal scoring hero of the previous week Gary McSwegan crossed for Lars Zetterlund whose header came back off the base of the post. 3 minutes later Leighton was again Hibs saviour when he blocked from Kjell Olofsson at point blank range. The game opened up slightly during the final quarter, allowing the visitors to emerge as an attacking force for the first time. Chris Jackson forced a save out of Sieb Dijkstra as did Kevin Harper with the United keeper holding his effort at the second attempt. Only Dijkstra's out-stretched leg then kept out a Greg Miller header as Hibs enjoyed their best spell of the game by far. The Easter Road side however suffered a major setback when Pat McGinlay was shown a straight red card following a challenge on Erik Pedersen. Just when it seemed the Tangerines would be firm favourites to go on and snatch the win it was the visitors who nearly did so, with Jackson dragging a low drive wide of target after finding himself clean through. A largely forgettable afternoon therefore ended goalless as United struggled to match the heights of their superb performance against Celtic the week prior.

Squad Statistics (as at February 8th, 1997)

1996-97 All Time
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)30 13 - 13 -
Steven Pressley23 292744
Mark Perry26 29 - 1003
Erik Pedersen29 17 - 17 -
Maurice Malpas34 21172125
Jim McInally32 15139022
Lars Zetterlund32 17 - 17 -
Jamie Dolan27 5 - 5 -
Andy McLaren23 2721479
Kjell Olofsson31 189189
Gary McSwegan26 2585625
David Sinclair (sub)27 2 - 2 -
Neil Duffy (sub)29 111111
Robbie Winters (sub)22 2988820

League Table (as at February 8th, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.