Dundee Utd 2
Hajduk Split 0
UEFA Cup (3rd Round 1st Leg)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0
Hajduk Split 

UEFA Cup (3rd Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, November 26th, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,596
7:30 PM Kick-off

Jim McInally (28)
John Clark (48)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Sergije Kreši?

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Billy McKinlay
Paul Sturrock
Mladen Pralija
Branko Miljus
Dragi Setinov
Ive Jerolimov
Robert Jarni
Drago Celic
Dragoslav Cakic
Luka Peruzovic
Milos Bursac
Aloscia Asanovic
Stepan Deveric

Chris Sulley
Gary McGinnis
Dave Bowman
Tommy Coyne
Kevin Gallacher
Zoran Vardovic
Darko Drazic
Ente Mise
Josif Veber
Zdenko Adamovic

Kevin Gallacher for Eamonn Bannon (49)
Tommy Coyne for Ralph Milne (87)
Zdenko Adamovic for Dragoslav Cakic (46)

Maurice Malpas (87)
Aloscia Asanovic (32)
Zdenko Adamovic (48)
Robert Jarni (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Werner Foeckler (West Germany) (Referee)

Match Report

We established the minimum acceptable lead over Hajduk but this was for the most part, not one of our vintage European displays. Hajduk, in fact, had their best spell of the game after going two behind. Although it was no coincidence that Eamonn Bannon had departed the scene before the Yugoslavians began to show any attacking prowess. The early threat on the Split goal came from free-kicks. Twice John Clark pierced the defensive wall only to see his shot saved by Pralija. Then Ian Redford bent a free kick around the wall but this too was well saved. The keeper, however, was responsible for us going ahead. He completely missed a cross from Paul Sturrock on the left and Jim McInally was left with the simple task of controlling the ball before stroking it into the empty net. Billy Thomson then made a fine stop from Devenc but the action swung to the other end with both Eamonn Bannon and Ian Redford having headers at goal before half-time.

Only 90 seconds of the second half had gone when we went two up. Pralija touched over a powerful Ian Redford drive. From the corner, a Sturrock cross was missed by Billy McKiniay, but not John Clark, whose raging left foot volley from 18 yards entered the net in the postage stamp left hand side corner of the net. Hajduk then enjoyed their best spell and Bursac had a good header well saved by Billy Thomson. Gradually we re-asserted our impact on the game and Maurice Malpas was unlucky to see his close range effort deflected for a corner. John Clark then set up a chance for Paul Sturrock when his clearance found Luggy in the clear, but Pralija somehow managed to tip Paul's effort round the post. Our inability to capitalise on that two goal lead left us a lot to do in the return but we remained slight favourites in the eyes of both managers after the game.

Squad Statistics (as at November 26th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 29 - 82 -
Dave Narey30 19 - 62136
Maurice Malpas24 29 - 2638
Dave Beaumont22 24 - 692
Jim McInally22 161161
Billy McKinlay17 2 - 2 -
Ralph Milne25 19228475
John Clark22 1636711
Eamonn Bannon28 29437198
Ian Redford26 2656915
Paul Sturrock30 244519161
Kevin Gallacher (sub)20 256499
Tommy Coyne (sub)24 1227514

League Table (as at November 26th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.