Dundee Utd 1
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 7th, 1990
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,633
3:00 PM Kick-off

Mixu Paatelainen (pen.) (80)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Brian Welsh
Miodrag Krivokapić
Alex Cleland
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Darren Jackson
Paddy Connolly
Peter Hinds
Andy Goram
Paul Kane
Joe Tortolano
Willie Miller
Graeme Mitchell
Gordon Hunter
Micky Weir
Neil Orr
Pat McGinlay
John Collins
Willie Findlay

John Clark
Mixu Paatelainen
Alan Sneddon
Gareth Evans

Mixu Paatelainen for Peter Hinds (60)
John Clark for Paddy Connolly (70)
Gareth Evens for Neil Orr (63)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D Brooks (Lenzie) (Referee)

Match Report

We posted our third 1-0 Tannadice victory over Hibs this season, with about the only variable factor being that on this occasion Darren Jackson didn't score our winner! Darren was, however, instrumental in us almost taking an early lead. He was the subject of a professional foul and from the free-kick, the ball was slipped into the path of Freddy Van Der Hoorn's whose shot went narrowly past. Further efforts followed with Dave Bowman and Billy McKinlay (twice) firing in long range efforts. Then Brian Welsh shot over. Little had been seen of Hibs in the early stages, but when they came into the picture, Alan Main twice came to our rescue. Firstly he confidently held a corner and then spectacularly tipped a Tortolano cross over the bar. In the last minute of the first half Willie Findlay ran in to net, but was pulled up for off-side.

The substitution of Mixu Paatelainen after an hour almost had immediate effect, he appeared to be pulled down on the point of shooting almost as soon as he came on, but the referee waved away our penalty claims. However, only a quite magnificent one-handed save by Alan Main prevented a Micky Weir header from putting the Easter Road side ahead. Ten minutes from time the decisive goal arrived. Mixu Paatelainen turned on a through ball in the box, but Willie Miller brought him down and Mixu picked himself up to send Goram the wrong way from the spot with ten minutes remaining. The action didn't end there because Micky Weir almost forced his way through a packed tangerine defence and only a fine Goram save low down to his left kept out a shot from Jim McInally in the closing minutes.

Squad Statistics (as at April 7th, 1990)

1989-90 All Time
Alan Main (GK)22 28 - 41 -
Freddy van der Hoorn26 392392
Brian Welsh21 2 - 51
Alex Cleland19 131261
Miodrag Krivokapić30 30 - 611
Dave Bowman26 3211624
Jim McInally26 4141789
Billy McKinlay20 14 - 742
Peter Hinds27 182182
Darren Jackson23 277287
Paddy Connolly19 186206
John Clark (sub)25 34420126
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)23 37910837

League Table (as at April 7th, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.