Dundee Utd 0
Hearts 3
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 3

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, November 18th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 14,260
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. John Robertson (30)
John Robertson (38)
Wayne Foster (65)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald & Sandy Jardine

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Paul Kinnaird
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Iain Ferguson
Henry Smith
Hugh Burns
Brian Whittaker
Craig Levein
Walter Kidd
Dave McPherson
Wayne Foster
Kenny Black
John Colquhoun
Gary Mackay
John Robertson

Harry Curran
John Clark
Mike Galloway
Sandy Clark

John Clark for Billy McKinlay (53)
Harry Curran for Eamonn Bannon (71)
Sandy Clark for Wayne Foster (68)
Mike Galloway for Walter Kidd (83)

Billy McKinlay (35)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bobby Valentine (Dundee) (Referee)

Match Report

Hearts came as League Leaders and their performance fully justified that tag. We matched them for the first half hour but after John Robertson had put them ahead, Hearts clicked into the same kind form with which they hammered us at Tynecastle. The first real chance of the match fell to us in the ninth minute. Billy McKinlay robbed Gary Mackay deep on the left. Billy knocked the ball back to the edge of the box where Jim Mclnally met it. His volley was blocked by lain Ferguson who wheeled quickly and shot, but the ball struck the side-netting. Hearts replied with a spell of pressure, but failed to find their way to Billy Thomson. The first real signs of danger came in the 28th minute when Billy Thomson brilliantly punched away a fierce John Robertson drive. Two minutes later disaster struck, an Eamonn Bannon pass-back meant for Billy Thomson was intercepted by John Robertson who rammed the ball in at the near post. Eight minutes later Hearts went further ahead in simplistic style. Black slung over a cross and John Robertson, unmarked, headed wide of Billy Thomson.

Hearts continued to dominate after the interval and Colquhoun was only just too high with a drive after 56 minutes. In 65 minutes Levein headed down a corner and Wayne Foster flicked the ball past Billy Thomson from close in. Hearts almost got a fourth in the 71st minute when John Robertson broke clear but his lob was a might too high.

Squad Statistics (as at November 18th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Billy McKinlay54 0 - 0 -
Paul Kinnaird57 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Harry Curran (sub)57 0 - 0 -
John Clark (sub)59 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at November 18th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.