Dundee Utd 0
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 9th, 1991
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,114
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Gijs Steinmann
Miodrag Krivokapić
Freddy van der Hoorn
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Paddy Connolly
Duncan Ferguson
Darren Jackson
Andy Goram
Willie Miller
Graham Mitchell
Neil Cooper
Neil Orr
Murdo MacLeod
Gareth Evans
Pat McGinlay
Billy Findlay
Keith Houchen
Joe Tortolano

Mixu Paatelainen
John O'Neil
Dave Fellinger
Alan Sneddon

Mixu Paatelainen for John Clark (73)
John O'Neil for Paddy Connolly (82)
Dave Fellinger for Gareth Evans (56)

None. Keith Houchen (34)
Graham Mitchell (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Les Mottram (Forth) (Referee)

Match Report

The day was bitterly cold and only Tannadice's undersoil heating allowed this match to go ahead. The Arklay Street end of the ground was closed because it was snow covered and the 6,114 fans who braved the elements saw little to make them forget the chill in the air. Even from the very early stages it was evident that this could well be a repeat of the goalless draw at Easter Road two months previously. True, Houchen did get in a header from an Evans cross after four minutes which Alan Main saved at his near post, but thereafter Hibs funnelled back in numbers to form a ten man defensive barrier. Our neat build-up play was rarely matched by the requisite finishing power. The nearest we came to scoring in the first half, and, indeed, probably in the whole match came in the 33rd minute. Billy McKinlay getting in an angled shot from the left which bobbed past the far post. Towards half-time we did begin to find openings in the Hibs defence, but unfortunately our shooting was wayward. Snow was falling when the second half opened and Paddy Connolly forced Goram into a save when he cut in from the left, but the Hibs keeper kept out Paddy's near post shot though the ball did trundle over for a corner.

With the snow falling even more heavily, the referee called for an orange ball to replace the original white one, even though there was no snow lying on the pitch. Immediately, Paddy Connolly sent in a shot over the bar, but John Clark was off target a minute later, taking a Jackson flick and sending in a low drive which Goram saved. There was a let-off for us at the other end after 57 minutes when Houchen miskicked in front of goal, but little was seen of Hibs in an attacking sense after that. At the other end Goram's only other call to action was when Paddy Connolty dragged the ball along the edge of the box before firing in a shot which Goram saved at his left-hand post. As manager Jim McLean pointed out afterwards, "we had 20 shots at goal and only three on target". That sums up a disappointing game watched by our lowest crowd of the season.

Squad Statistics (as at February 9th, 1991)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)23 24 - 70 -
Freddy van der Hoorn27 301723
Miodrag Krivokapić31 22 - 871
Gijs Steinmann29 131131
Maurice Malpas28 34147415
Jim McInally26 32121510
Billy McKinlay21 3421124
John Clark26 9221428
Paddy Connolly20 1643810
Duncan Ferguson19 5151
Darren Jackson24 32156523
John O'Neil (sub)19 4 - 15 -
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)24 24113638

League Table (as at February 9th, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.