Dundee Utd 1
Motherwell 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 22nd, 1989
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,302
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Hegarty (84)
Steve Kirk (75)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Jim McInally
Charlie Adam
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Mixu Paatelainen
J Alan Irvine
Paul Sturrock
Ally Maxwell
Fraser Wishart
Tom Boyd
Carig Paterson
Tom McAdam
Chris McCart
Bobby Russell
Jamie Dolan
Dougie Arnott
Steve Kirk
John Gahagan

Harry Curran
Kevin Gallacher
Gordon Mair
Steve Bryce

Harry Curran for Paul Sturrock (45)
Kevin Gallacher for Jim McInally (62)
Gordon Mair for Steve Kirk (88)
Steve Bryce for Dougie Arnott (89)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Sandy Roy (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

Only a late Paul Hegarty header salvaged a point against a lively Motherwell side and our poor home record continued. Our early pressure failed to pay dividends and there was a warning of things to come when a Kirk header was saved by Billy Thomson. Then it was our turn to threaten when a Charlie Adam attempt was headed off the line by Russell, but two minutes from half time there was a real let off for us when Boyd's shot crashed off the underside of the bar for Billy Thomson to collect. Motherwell's appeals for a goal, which television later showed to have every justification, were turned down.

Three minutes after the turn round, Mixu Paatelainen took advantage of a short pass back, but his shot was cleared off the line. Kevin Gallacher's introduction from the bench brought almost immediate dividends, but Maxwell turned Kevin's shot, his first touch, round the post. This precipitated some furious action around Maxwell with Mixu Paatelainen hitting the bar. With a header and follow-up efforts from Kevin Gallacher and Paul Hegarty ended with Maxwell tipping the ball over. But Motherwell with Steve Kirk again the main threat went close when the midfielder's overhead kick scraped the bar. Fifteen minutes from the end, Russell checked a run before flighting a cross to Steve Kirk, who headed in at the far post. Four minutes from time Harry Curran was body-checked on the left and Billy McKinlay's free-kick was met by Paul Hegarty, whose looping header went in at the far post to ensure that our thirteen year unbeaten record remained intact, but only just.

Squad Statistics (as at April 22nd, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 45 - 209 -
Dave Narey32 42 - 75236
Maurice Malpas26 46139612
Paul Hegarty34 37169582
John Clark24 26216322
Mixu Paatelainen22 41166727
Jim McInally25 3711345
Billy McKinlay20 371562
J Alan Irvine30 7 - 264
Charlie Adam27 3 - 3 -
Paul Sturrock32 131573171
Harry Curran (sub)22 4 - 13 -
Kevin Gallacher (sub)22 411216138

League Table (as at April 22nd, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.