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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 24th, 1987
Parkhead. Att. 28,982
3:00 PM Kick-off

Tony Shepherd (90) John Clark (79)
Iain Ferguson (88)

Team Managers
Billy McNeill Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Chris Morris
Derek Whyte
Roy Aitken
Mick McCarthy
Peter Grant
Billy Stark
Paul McStay
Dugald McCarrison
Andy Walker
Owen Archdeacon
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Iain Ferguson
Hamish French
Alan Irvine

Anton Rogan
Tony Shepherd
Harry Curran
Paul Kinnaird

Tony Shepherd for Billy Stark (68) Paul Kinnaird for Hamish French (60)
Harry Curran for Dave Bowman (79)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

G Cummings (Carluke) (Referee)

Match Report

The disappointment of Wednesday night's defeat by Vitkovice was quickly forgotten in the wake of yet another excellent result at Parkhead. Though not one of our best performances at Parkhead, we still did enough to merit both points. The first half was short of incident. Paul McStay hit the outside of the post whilst Eamonn Bannon immediately set off on a mazy run and hit a shot just past. Then Andy Walker somehow contrived to screw the ball over with an empty goal at his mercy. Immediately prior to the half-time whistle Jim McInally sent over a cross to lain Ferguson but lain's header was directed straight at Bonner.

Early in the second half, Billy Thomson twice came to the rescue, blocking an Archdeacon drive with his feet and bravely clutching the ball from Walker's feet. The appearance of substitute Paul Kinnaird mid-way through the half altered the course of the game. His corner from the left was flicked on by John Clark to lain Ferguson, whose shot was saved by Bonner. The ball broke to John Clark who somehow managed to beat the forest of defenders legs to open the scoring in the 79th minute. Two minutes from the end, Paul Kinnaird scampered clear of Chris Morris to deliver the perfect cross which Iain Ferguson coolly slotted home. It hardly mattered that Celtic sub Tony Shepherd pulled one back with a shot from the edge of the box which was aided by a slight deflection off Maurice Malpas, because only seconds remained.

Squad Statistics (as at October 24th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 20 - 134 -
Maurice Malpas25 20131110
Paul Hegarty33 20162180
Dave Narey31 20 - 67636
Dave Bowman23 16 - 54 -
Jim McInally23 71583
John Clark23 9210717
Eamonn Bannon29 13 - 413103
Hamish French23 4 - 4 -
Alan Irvine24 7 - 7 -
Iain Ferguson25 1776835
Harry Curran (sub)21 1 - 4 -
Paul Kinnaird (sub)20 7 - 18 -

League Table (as at October 24th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.