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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 29th, 1989
Easter Road. Att. 7,683
3:00 PM Kick-off

George McCluskey (29) J Alan Irvine (1)
Mixu Paatelainen (49)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Gordon Hunter
Alan Sneddon
Neil Orr
Gordon Rae
Graham Mitchell
Keith Houchen
Steve Archibald
Paul Kane
John Collins
Gareth Evans
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
J Alan Irvine
Charlie Adam
Kevin Gallacher

Eddie May
George McCluskey
Harry Curran
Paddy Connolly

George McCluskey for Steve Archibald (17) Harry Curran for Charlie Adam (67)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)

Match Report

We maintained our excellent record at Easter Road with this win, which none-the-less confirmed that Hibs would join us in next season's UEFA Cup. The game got off to an explosive start. Paul Hegarty found Maurice Malpas on the left and his cross was missed by the entire Hibs defence and Charlie Adam, but not Alan Irvine who tucked the ball under Andy Goram. Hibs immediately launched an onslaught on our goal. Dave Narey cleared a Houchen header off the line and the former Coventry striker headed just over, but Hibs gained reward in the 29th minute, when Houchen slipped the ball to George McCluskey, who drove the ball high past Billy Thomson. We quickly regained the initiative and Goram blocked a Kevin Gallacher drive and then an Adam overhead kick shaved the top of the bar.

Four minutes into the second half a Billy McKinlay corner wasn't met cleanly by Mixu Paatelainen but his header sneaked in at the far post with Goram helpless. Few goalmouth incidents followed, although Andy Goram had to look lively to tip over a first time op-portunist shot from Billy McKinlay. Hibs, for their part huffed and puffed but failed to seriously threaten, perhaps content with the knowledge that results elsewhere had ensured their re-entry to the European scene after an 11 year absence.

Squad Statistics (as at April 29th, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 46 - 210 -
Dave Narey32 43 - 75336
Maurice Malpas26 47139712
Gary McGinnis25 15 - 841
Paul Hegarty34 38169682
Billy McKinlay20 381572
J Alan Irvine30 81275
John Clark24 27216422
Mixu Paatelainen22 42176828
Charlie Adam27 4 - 4 -
Kevin Gallacher22 421216238
Harry Curran (sub)22 5 - 14 -

League Table (as at April 29th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.