Dundee Utd 3
Aberdeen 0
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
3 - 0
Aberdeen 

League (SPL)
Saturday, January 19th, 2008
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,579
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Noel Hunt (50)
Barry Robson (77)
Barry Robson (83)
None.

Team Managers
Craig Levein
Jimmy Calderwood

Starting Eleven
13. Euan McLean
8. Danny Grainger
2. Seán Dillon
18. Garry Kenneth
4. Lee Wilkie
16. Morgaro Gomis
6. Willo Flood
11. Barry Robson
7. Mark Kerr
15. Craig Conway
10. Noel Hunt
Jamie Langfield
Lee Mair
Zander Diamond
Andrew Considine
Richie Byrne
Derek Young
Barry Nicholson
Scott Severin
Sone Aluko
Jamie Smith
Steve Lovell

Bench
1. Lukasz Załuska
32. Fraser Milligan
23. Danny Swanson
20. Prince Buaben
12. David Robertson
25. Eric Odhiambo
30. Johnny Russell
Derek Soutar
Jackie McNamara
Darren Mackie
Stuart Duff
Chris Maguire
Jeffrey De Visscher
Stuart Smith

Substitutions
Danny Swanson for Lee Wilkie (45)
Eric Odhiambo for Craig Conway (85)
Prince Buaben for Danny Swanson (90)
Jackie McNamara for Lee Mair (45)
Darren Mackie for Sone Aluko (62)
Chris Maguire for Andrew Considine (71)

Cautions
Garry Kenneth (56)
Andrew Considine (58)
Darren Mackie (79)
Derek Young (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Thomson (Referee)


Match Report


A fortuitous goal from Noel Hunt and a superb double strike from skipper Barry Robson handed United a well deserved 3-0 victory in the third New Firm derby of the season. To round off a miserable day for the visitors, Barry Nicolson blasted a spot kick over the crossbar.

There were two forced changes to the United line up for the visit of Aberdeen. Garry Kenneth came in for the suspended Darren Dods and Craig Conway replaced Jordan Robertson who returned had to Sheffield United after his loan spell. Days after being freed by United, Stuart Duff was on the bench for the Dons.

The opening period took a while to get going and in fact it was 15 minutes before the first chance was created. Robson set up Grainger who fired in a rasping effort that Diamond deflected wide. Five minutes later United again went close but again Diamond saved the Dons when he blocked a Kerr effort from six yards out. The Dons finally made a chance when Nicolson only had McLean to beat but fortunately for United Dillon back-tracked and cleared to safety. Five minutes before the break, United had the best chance of the half when an inch perfect Flood corner found the head of Kenneth who headed wide with the goal gaping.

Five minutes after the restart United were handed the lead when Langfield blasted a back pass against the on-rushing Noel Hunt and luckily for United the ball spun over the keeper and into the back of the net. Six minutes later the Dons had a perfect opportunity to equalise when they were awarded a penalty kick after Kenneth downed Lovell in the penalty box. Nicolson took the kick for the Dons but much to their supporters’ dismay he blasted the ball high over the crossbar. This seemed to spur on the hosts and after that it was all United. With 13 minutes left a Conway cross from the left found his captain Robson who took the ball first time and volleyed past the helpless Langfield. There was more to come from the Scotland International when after being fouled at the edge of the Dons penalty box he stood up and fired a low shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net.



Squad Statistics (as at January 19th, 2008)


2007-08 All Time
Age
Euan McLean (GK)22 7 - 8 -
Garry Kenneth20 13 - 563
Lee Wilkie27 223373
Danny Grainger21 4 - 4 -
Seán Dillon24 261421
Craig Conway22 8 - 42 -
Mark Kerr25 19 - 1695
Barry Robson29 231116536
Willo Flood22 251251
Morgaro Gomis22 26 - 38 -
Noel Hunt25 25145624
Prince Buaben (sub)19 222222
Danny Swanson (sub)21 3 - 3 -
Eric Odhiambo (sub)18 4 - 4 -






League Table (as at January 19th, 2008)


No league table has been added for this season.