Hearts 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


0 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 6th, 1989
Tynecastle Park. Att. 8,613
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Black (missed pen.)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Alan McLaren
Tosh McKinlay
Dave McPherson
Neil Berry
Craig Levein
John Colqhoun
Iain Ferguson
Mike Galloway
Kenny Black
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Paddy Connolly
Kevin Gallacher

Jimmy Sandison
Alan Moore
John Clark
Paul Sturrock

Alan Moore for Mike Galloway (61) Paul Sturrock for Paddy Connolly (60)
John Clark for Miodrag Krivokapić (85)

None. Kevin Gallacher (88)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Williamson (Renfrew) (Referee)

Match Report

Who would have believed that it was possible for two sides to produce five consecutive goalless draws. Even a late penalty award for Hearts failed to breach the stalemate of these recent encounters.

Actually the way we started didn't give the impression that we were about to get involved in another blankety-blank affair. Billy McKinlay volleyed just over; Paddy Connolly shot wide; as did Mixu Paatelainen, and the same applied to a quick shot on the turn from Kevin Gallacher. But the first shot to actually test Smith came from debutant Paddy Connolly, but the Hearts' keeper was right behind it.

Apart from a brief flurry before the interval, Hearts were rarely in the picture and only won their first corner six minutes into the second half. The second period was more evenly con-tested, and the seemingly inevitable goalless draw appeared to have been averted when Maurice Malpas was adjudged to have fouled Iain Ferguson, but Kenny Black's spot kick was well saved by Billy Thomson to maintain a sequence which must be unique at almost any level.

Squad Statistics (as at May 6th, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 48 - 212 -
Miodrag Krivokapić29 301301
Dave Narey32 45 - 75536
Maurice Malpas26 49139912
Paul Hegarty34 40169882
Billy McKinlay20 401592
Mixu Paatelainen22 44177028
Jim McInally25 3911365
Dave Bowman25 4021303
Paddy Connolly18 1 - 1 -
Kevin Gallacher22 441216438
John Clark (sub)24 29216622
Paul Sturrock (sub)32 141574171

League Table (as at May 6th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.