Aberdeen 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


0 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 2nd, 1988
Pittodrie. Att. 21,142
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Ian Porterfield Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
David Robertson
Robert Connor
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Davie Dodds
Jim Bett
Paul Wright
Charlie Nicholas
John Hewitt
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson

Tom Jones
Steve Gray
Dave Beaumont
Gordon McLeod

Steve Gray for Davie Dodds (62)
Tom Jones for Alex McLeish (74)

None. Mixu Paatelainen (42)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

For the third time this season stalemate resulted from our clash with Aberdeen. If Aberdeen could claim the greater share of possession, they could have no complaints at the result, because what few chances were created were equally divided. We were decidedly unlucky not to go ahead as early as the sixth minute. Dave Narey pumped a free-kick high into the box, John Clark got a touch and as the ball landed he swivelled and crashed a shot against the inside of the post. Although Aberdeen had the best of the half in terms of possession, only a long range effort by Peter Nicholas gave Billy Thomson any real anxiety, but he grabbed the ball at the second attempt.

The pattern remained similar in the second half though we came into the game more. Only a Kevin Gallacher left foot shot from the edge of the box really tested Leighton. Meanwhile Aberdeen's best efforts came at the beginning and end of the second period. Two minutes after the restart Billy Thomson had to palm an acutely angled drive by Paul Wright round the post, and the last minute the same player hit the outside of the post, and that was the nearest that either side came to scoring.

Squad Statistics (as at January 2nd, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 35 - 149 -
Paul Hegarty33 33163480
Maurice Malpas25 35132610
Dave Narey31 30 - 68636
Mixu Paatelainen20 9393
Dave Bowman23 29 - 67 -
Jim McInally23 221733
John Clark23 22412019
Iain Ferguson25 32128340
Hamish French23 8181
Kevin Gallacher21 19210021

League Table (as at January 2nd, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.