Hibernian 0
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 24th, 1987
Easter Road. Att. 7,398
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Kevin Gallacher (14)
Jim McInally (88)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Tom Carson
Alan Sneddon
Graham Mitchell
Doug Bell
Gordon Rae
Tommy McIntyre
Paul Kane
John Collins
George McCluskey
Steve Cowan
Joe Tortolano
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson

Gordon Hunter
Mark Caughey
Dave Beaumont
Paul Kinnaird

Gordon Hunter for Alan Sneddon
Mark Caughey for George McCluskey

Doug Bell (67)
Alan Sneddon (76)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dougie Yeats (Perth) (Referee)

Match Report

Much of the pre-occupation prior to the visit to Easter Road had been the impending draw for the U.E.F.A. Cup quarter finals. The players however didn't let their thoughts wander and earned two vital points to maintain their League challenge to Rangers and Celtic. Early claims for a penalty were ignored after Collins appeared to down Kevin Gallacher in the box after some brilliant interplay between Kevin and lain Ferguson. The same combination did produce a goal soon afterwards. John Clark turned defence into attack in an instant with a curling clearance down the line which lain Ferguson chased and won before crossing into the middle where Kevin Gallacher swept it past the keeper. A near identical move just failed to bring us a second goal. At the other end Billy Thomson's only action off the first half saw him pull off a fine save from McCluskey.

Hibs contrived something more in the way of chances after the interval but a late goal saw us take both points. Jim McInally fired into the net with an angular drive. That perfect finish to the match was followed shortly afterward with the draw for the UEFA Cup that paired us with Barcelona.

Squad Statistics (as at January 24th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 39 - 92 -
Dave Narey30 29 - 63136
Maurice Malpas24 35 - 2698
John Clark22 2137211
Ian Redford26 3587818
Jim McInally22 262262
Eamonn Bannon28 367378101
Billy Kirkwood28 3 - 38269
Paul Sturrock30 316526163
Iain Ferguson24 27172717
Kevin Gallacher20 3285611

League Table (as at January 24th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.