Dundee Utd 4
St Mirren 0
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
4 - 0
St Mirren 

League (SPL)
Saturday, March 3rd, 2001
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,334
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Charlie Miller (32)
David Hannah (35)
Derek Lilley (79)
Jim Hamilton (81)
None.

Team Managers
Alex Smith
Tom Hendrie

Starting Eleven
13. Paul Gallacher
42. Jamie McCunnie
5. Jason De Vos
16. Danny Griffin
23. Jim Lauchlan
24. Jamie Buchan
29. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
4. David Hannah
17. Jim Hamilton
10. Derek Lilley
Ludovic Roy
Scott Walker
Tommy Turner
Barry McLaughlin
Jamie McGowan
Scott McKenzie
Ricky Gillies
Sergei Baltacha
Chris Kerr
Moussa Dagnogo
Graham Fenton

Bench
1. Alan Combe
27. Tony Smith
8. Tassos Venetis
9. Beto Naveda
12. Paul Robinson
Derek Scrimgour
Jose Quitongo
Mark Yardley
Barry Nicolson
Steven McGarry

Substitutions
Tassos Venetis for David Hannah (82)
Paul Robinson for Jim Hamilton (82)
Beto Naveda for Derek Lilley (84)
Mark Yardley for Moussa Dagnogo (36)
Steven McGarry for Scott McKenzie (46)
Barry Nicholson for Chris Kerr (70)

Cautions
David Hannah (38)
Ricky Gillies (42)
Barry McLaughlin (52)
Mark Yardley (55)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Mike McCurry (Referee)
Gordon Middleton & Ricky Smith (Assistants)



Match Report


Manager Alex Smith stuck with the same starting eleven that battled for a point at Rugby Park last weekend.

The Terrors nearly took the lead in four minutes. Quick footwork by McCunnie saw the young defender cross for the head of Hamilton. Only a superb one-handed save from Roy prevented United from making the perfect start. In 16 minutes the visiting defence blocked Charlie Miller’s rasping effort from 20 yards. Hannah latched on to the rebound and directed the ball back towards goal, signaling a scramble in the six-yard box, however the defenders once again clear. In 32 minutes the United fans celebrated wildly when Charlie Miller scored an absolute beauty from 20 yards. He had the ball on his right foot, and then switched to his left before hammering the ball into the top right-hand corner. The United fans had hardly any time to catch their breath before it was time to celebrate again. Easton’s cross in 35 minutes from the right was met by the head of David Hannah, who promptly dispatched the ball into the same spot as Miller’s goal.

St Mirren made one change at the break, replacing MacKenzie with McGarry.
With the game switching from end-to-end, United looked for the killer goal, and Saints had to fight to get themselves back in the match. In 66 minutes Hannah cut inside from the left to fire in a shot that flew narrowly wide from 15 yards.
In 80 minutes United scored again. Hamilton’s cross from the right dropped for Miller, who then fed Derek Lilley to stab past Roy to take the score to 3-0. United fans were still celebrating when the team scored a fourth. Good possession football, saw United string many passes together, enabling Griffin to cross for Jim Hamilton to head home. It was a goal similar to the one scored by Jim Paterson against Motherwell earlier in the season.



Squad Statistics (as at March 3rd, 2001)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)21 8 - 9 -
Jim Lauchlan24 173173
Jamie McCunnie17 9 - 9 -
Jason De Vos27 31 - 1022
Danny Griffin23 11 - 11 -
David Hannah27 19215223
Charlie Miller24 184184
Craig Easton22 29514110
Jamie Buchan23 30 - 30 -
Derek Lilley27 113113
Jim Hamilton25 162326
Tassos Venetis (sub)20 11 - 30 -
Beto Naveda (sub)28 132132
Paul Robinson (sub)22 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at March 3rd, 2001)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 28 23 4 1 50 73
2. Rangers 28 20 3 5 31 63
3. Hibernian 28 17 8 3 31 59
4. Kilmarnock 29 13 6 10 -2 45
5. Hearts 29 11 6 12 2 39
6. Dundee 28 9 6 13 3 33
7. Dunfermline 29 10 7 12 -13 37
8. Motherwell 29 10 5 14 -8 35
9. St Johnstone 28 7 10 11 -12 31
10. Aberdeen 27 6 10 11 -12 28
11. Dundee Utd 29 4 6 19 -27 18
12. St Mirren 30 4 3 23 -43 15

* - Table split into two divisions of six.