Dundee 0
Dundee Utd 3
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 3rd, 1988
Dens Park. Att. 14,927
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Mixu Paatelainen (21)
Kevin Gallacher (37)
Mixu Paatelainen (69)

Team Managers
Dave Smith Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Stewart Forsyth
Tosh McKinlay
Gordon Chisholm
Wes Saunders
Billy Kirkwood
Rab Shannon
Stuart Rafferty
Keith Wright
Tommy Coyne
Graham Harvey
Billy Thomson
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher

John Hendry
Steve Campbell
Dave Beaumont
Hamish French

John Hendry for Tommy Coyne (61)
Steve Campbell for Graham Harvey (61)
Hamish French for Alex Cleland (80)
Dave Beaumont for Jim McInally (86)

Wes Saunders (18)
Billy Kirkwood (66)
Gordon Chisholm (68)
Jim McInally (50)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Derby meetings last season, and there were nine of them in total, turned out to be all close fought affairs. The first Derby of the new season, however, was dominated by United, as we recorded the biggest away win of the new Premier season.

We dominated from the beginning, but it wasn't until after Wes Saunders was booked in the 18th minute that we took the lead. That came three minutes later when Billy McKinlay swung over a corner which Mixu Paatelainen powered home via the underside of the bar.

Dundee did get the ball in the net seven minutes later but Billy Kirkwood's 'goal' was ruled out because of an offside decision. In the 37th minute we went two ahead. Ian Redford flicked the ball on to Kevin Gallacher, who strode on to beat Geddes.

After the interval Dundee enjoyed their best spell of the match and Tommy Coyne almost pulled one back, but Billy Thomson blocked his shot. As the second half progressed, we re-asserted our dominance and sealed the points with a third goal in the 69th minute. Paul Hegarty back-headed an Alec Cleland cross for Mixu Paatelainen to plant a header past Geddes.

So our great record at Dens Park continued, with Dundee having only one Derby win on home territory in sixteen League attempts.

Squad Statistics (as at September 3rd, 1988)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)30 7 - 171 -
Paul Hegarty34 3 - 66181
Dave Narey32 7 - 71736
Maurice Malpas26 7 - 35711
Alex Cleland17 4 - 5 -
Mixu Paatelainen21 653216
Jim McInally24 3 - 1004
Ian Redford28 7114730
Billy McKinlay19 7 - 261
Dave Bowman24 7 - 971
Kevin Gallacher21 7412730
Dave Beaumont (sub)24 5 - 1023
Hamish French (sub)24 4 - 304

League Table (as at September 3rd, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.