Dundee Utd 1
Aberdeen 1 (AET)
Scottish Cup (4th Round Replay)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

Scottish Cup (4th Round Replay)
Wednesday, February 22nd, 1989
Tannadice Park. Att. 18,756
7:30 PM Kick-off

Mixu Paatelainen (pen.) (92)
Brian Grant (112)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jocky Scott & Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Mixu Paatelainen
Jim McInally
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Raphael Meade
Kevin Gallacher
Theo Snelders
Stewart McKimmie
Ian Robertson
Neil Simpson
Alex McLeish
Brian Irvine
Charlie Nicholas
Jim Bett
Paul Wright
Robert Connor
John Hewitt

Miodrag Krivokapić
Paul Sturrock
Brian Grant
Davie Dodds

Miodrag Krivokapić for Billy McKinlay (66)
Paul Sturrock for Raphael Meade (83)
Brian Grant for Robert Connor (45)
Davie Dodds for Ian Robertson (105)

John Clark (86)
Ian Robertson (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bob Valentine (Dundee) (Referee)

Match Report

Normally New Firm encounters are a bit like chess matches, studious and thoughtful moves planned well in advance. Well this one didn't follow that familiar pattern as both sides fought out a good old fashioned Cup tie, in which apart from a brief spell in the first half, we almost completely dominated. Even against a howling wind and some heavy snow showers, we commanded play from the first whistle. Billy McKinlay, returning after a back injury, was heavily involved in the early play getting in a coupie of snap shots. Mixu Paatelainen then had a good shot well saved by Snelders, John Clark saw a volley blocked from a nod down by Mixu Paatelainen and all this after only seven minutes play! It took the Dons until the 20th minute to get near our goal, when Charlie Nicholas volleyed wide. Connor, Saturday's Aberdeen marksman then tested Billy Thomson, who turned his long range effort round the post. The United 'keeper then made a fine save at the second attempt from a dangerous Hewitt corner. At the other end Mixu Paatelainein found himself in space but Snelders made a fine save from his well struck shot.

Having faced the wind in the first half and had as much if not more of the play there was great expectation for the second half. Jim Mclnally came desperately close to breaking the deadlock when he exchanged passes with Raphael Made and broke into the box, but the ever alert Snelders got down quickly to block Jim's shot. The required flash of genius failed to materialise and so it was into extra-time.

Only two minutes of that had gone when a cross from Paul Sturrock was handled by Alex McLeish and Mixu Paatelainen did a repeat performance from the spot, only hitting the ball harder and higher past Snelders than on the previous Saturday. Just when Aberdeen looked to be counted out Brian Grant popped up to head the ball down and past Billy Thomson from a John Hewitt corner with eight minutes of extra-time left and ensured once again stalemate was the order of a new firm clash.

Squad Statistics (as at February 22nd, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 36 - 200 -
Gary McGinnis25 8 - 771
Dave Narey32 34 - 74436
Paul Hegarty34 28 - 68681
Maurice Malpas26 37 - 38711
Jim McInally25 2811255
Mixu Paatelainen22 34146025
Billy McKinlay19 281472
John Clark24 22215922
Kevin Gallacher22 33915335
Raphael Meade26 217217
Miodrag Krivokapić (sub)29 23 - 23 -
Paul Sturrock (sub)32 5 - 565170

League Table (as at February 22nd, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.