Motherwell 0
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


Motherwell 

0 - 2

Dundee Utd


Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Saturday, February 17th, 2001
Fir Park. Att. 6,186
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Charlie Miller (3)
Craig Easton (38)

Team Managers
Billy Davies Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Martyn Corrigan
Ange Oueifio
Derek Townsley
Steven Hammell
Derek Adams
Keith Lasley
Scott Leitch
Kevin Twaddle
John Spencer
Stuart Elliott
Paul Gallacher
Hasney Aljofree
Jamie McCunnie
Jason De Vos
Danny Griffin
Jim Lauchlan
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
David Hannah
Jim Hamilton
Derek Lilley

Bench
Martin Wood
Dougie Ramsay
Stevie Nicholas
Brian Dempsie
James McFadden
Pat Onstad
Tony Smith
Jamie Buchan
Beto Naveda
Steven Thompson

Substitutions
James McFadden for Derek Adams (56)
Stevie Nicholas for Kevin Twaddle (67)
Brian Dempsie for Martyn Corrigan (72)
Beto Naveda for Derek Lilley (82)
Steven Thompson for Jim Hamilton (82)
Tony Smith for David Hannah (86)

Cautions
John Spencer Jason De Vos

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Stuart Dougal (Referee)



Match Report


Manager Alex Smith made a few changes to the side that faltered against Dunfermline last Saturday. David Hannah won a place in the starting XI, coming in for Hugh Davidson, after a long lay off through injury. Also starting was Hasney Aljofree who relegated Jamie Buchan to the bench.

United kicked off wearing their change strip, attacking the goal where the United fans were seated behind. United made a positive start, probing Motherwell at every opportunity. The traveling support didn’t have long to wait for their chance to celebrate. In 4 minutes, Hamilton neatly flicked a long ball from Aljofree on. The move sent Charlie Miller clean through on goal, he steadied himself before calmly slotting past Goram. The game continued at a fast pace, but with neither side creating any guilt-edged scoring chances. United continued to hold the upper hand in terms of possession and goal threat, and together with a vociferous support proved to be a tough nut to crack. It only seemed a matter of time before United would grab another goal, such was the extent of their domination. However, Motherwell did nearly grab an equalizer in 30 minutes when Gallacher had to punch clear from Adams. In 38 minutes United grabbed a second goal that their play deserved. Lilley side stepped a defender at the bye-line before squaring for Craig Easton to hammer home.

United went close to adding a third goal in 46 minutes when an accurate Hamilton cross was headed straight at Goram by Miller. A fine one-two from Spencer and Leitch opened up the United defence but Aljofree’s intervention saved the day. In 68 minutes McCunnie made a fine run from the back, he played a one-two with Easton and fired a shot just wide. Once again young Jamie McCunnie showed why at 17 he was such a prospect, when he thwarted the home side at the bye-line with great defending in 75 minutes. Naveda forced a couple of corners near the end but United seemed content to toy with their opponents until the referee called time.



Squad Statistics (as at February 17th, 2001)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)21 6 - 7 -
Jim Lauchlan24 153153
Jamie McCunnie17 7 - 7 -
Jason De Vos27 29 - 1002
Hasney Aljofree22 302302
Danny Griffin23 9 - 9 -
David Hannah27 17115022
Charlie Miller24 163163
Craig Easton21 27513910
Derek Lilley27 9292
Jim Hamilton25 141305
Tony Smith (sub)27 3 - 12 -
Beto Naveda (sub)28 112112
Steven Thompson (sub)22 27 - 939






League Table (as at February 17th, 2001)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 26 22 3 1 49 69
2. Hibernian 27 17 7 3 31 58
3. Rangers 26 18 3 5 28 57
4. Kilmarnock 27 13 4 10 -2 43
5. Hearts 27 10 6 11 -2 36
6. Dundee 25 8 6 11 4 30
7. Dunfermline 27 9 7 11 -8 34
8. Motherwell 27 9 5 13 -8 32
9. St Johnstone 27 7 10 10 -11 31
10. Aberdeen 25 5 9 11 -15 24
11. St Mirren 27 4 3 20 -35 15
12. Dundee Utd 27 3 5 19 -31 14

* - Table split into two divisions of six.