Dundee Utd 2
St Johnstone 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
St Johnstone 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 4th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,553
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Alex Cleland (29)
Dave Bowman (54)
Paul Wright (14)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Totten

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Ray McKinnon
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra
Lindsay Hamilton
Mark Treanor
Sergei Baltacha
Paul Cherry
John Inglis
Ian Redford
Tommy Turner
John Davies
Paul Wright
Roddy Grant
Harry Curran

Bench
John O'Neil
José Luis Pochettino
Vinny Arkins
Liam Dunne

Substitutions
José Luis Pochettino for Victor Ferreyra (68)
Vinny Arkins for Paul Wright (64)
Liam Dunne for Ian Redford (79)

Cautions
None. Tommy Turner (55)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Don McVicar (Carluke) (Referee)


Match Report


On the corresponding Saturday last year we met St.Johnstone in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup but this clash had a touch of an end of season look about it. Saints got off to a lively enough start and may well have taken the lead after only five minutes. From Treanor's cross from the right, Roddy Grant sent in a header which Alan Main saved, but on to the post and Alan recovered in time to grab the rebound before Grant could reach it. There was, however, no such escape for us in the 14th minute. Maurice Malpas didn't get enough on his pass back and Paul Wright nipped in to nick the ball past Alan Main. Grant then shot narrowly past and then over and only a great block by Alan Main from a Tommy Turner shot prevented Saints from going two ahead. The switch of full-backs Jim McInally and Freddy Van der Hoorn who went to left-back took the sting out of the St. Johnstone attack and in the 29th minute we equalised when Duncan Ferguson's header from a Grant Johnson cross landed at the feet of Alex Cleland who picked his spot, shooting into the far comer.

We grabbed the initiative eight minutes into the second half when Duncan Ferguson latched on to a poor kick out by Hamilton and progressed to the bye-line. His cross beyond the far post was neatly flicked back to Dave Bowman whose angular shot not only beat Hamilton, but also the two defenders on the line. Saints introduced former United striker Vinny Arkins 20 minutes from the end whilst United fans got their first opportunity to see new signing Jose Luis Pochettino. The Argentinian newcomer had little chance to shine, though he did get a header in on target in what was his only real opening. Saints pressed for an equaliser towards the end and their best chance came from a corner with four minutes remaining. Duncan Ferguson cleared off the line after a goalmouth melee, but we survived that scare to go on and record our first win of the season over St. Johnstone.



Squad Statistics (as at April 4th, 1992)


1991-92 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)24 15 - 101 -
Maurice Malpas29 45353518
Freddy van der Hoorn28 4211295
Brian Welsh23 101443
Alex Cleland21 294878
Ray McKinnon21 254617
Grant Johnson20 6 - 6 -
Dave Bowman28 4332349
Jim McInally28 30326014
Victor Ferreyra28 236236
Duncan Ferguson20 37135117
José Luis Pochettino (sub)26 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at April 4th, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.