On This Day April 18th (Today)




Matches Played on April 18th


1942 - Dundee Utd 8-1 Rangers | Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)


1959 - Dundee Utd 4-1 Morton | League (Division Two)


1970 - Dundee Utd 4-2 Raith Rovers | League (Division One)

Ian Mitchell fires home a hat-trick to help United to a 4-2 victory over the Fifers. Mitchell was playing the last game before his transfer to Newcastle United and it took him three minutes to get on the score sheet when Polland drove a clearance against Ian Mitchell who stumbled forward to hammer the ball past Reid from ten yards. United's continuing pressure told after 31 minutes when Tommy Dunne sent Jim Henry


1995 - Partick Th 1-3 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

This was crunch time in the relegation battle, because there is little doubt that defeat at Firhill would have been severely injurious to the club's chances of avoiding the drop. Anything less than victory against one of the relegation rivals would have meant a play-off place would have been the best that could have been hoped for. Thistle went into this six-pointer without a defeat in seven games, and unbeaten on their home ground since the end of October. United meanwhile were without


1992 - Dundee Utd 2-0 Hearts | League (Premier Division)

Our last home outing brought us an even more comfortable victory than the scoreline would suggest and at the same time we swept away any lingering hopes Hearts may have had of catching Rangers. Having booked the advantage of a gale-force wind we were encamped in the visitors half for almost the whole of the first period and created enumerable chances. The first of these came after only five minutes when Duncan Ferguson's cross from the right took a deflection off McPherson and broke to G



2010 - Motherwell 2-3 Dundee Utd | League (SPL)

Dundee United booked their place in Europe this evening with a hard fought 3-2 win over Motherwell at Fir Park, thanks to a Jon Daly double and a superb solo effort from Craig Conway.The visitors took the lead inside five minutes after stand-in keeper Michael Fraser slipped when attempting to clear a back pass, and Daly was on hand to capitalise as he pounced on the error and stabbed the ball home.Craig Brown’s side battled their way back into the match, as Tom Hateley pulled the


1925 - Dundee Utd 2-2 Broxburn | League (Division Two)


1987 - Celtic 1-1 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

Celtic rarely displayed the urgency you'd expect from a side in pursuit of the Championship and rarely tested Billy Thomson. Indeed it came as something of a surprise when that master of opportunity Brian McClair conjured a goal out of nothing. However yet another late goal this time by John Clark saw justice being done. During the first half there was little action in either goalmouth, but there was a double blow for us when Maurice Malpas li


2009 - Dundee Utd 0-0 Kilmarnock | League (SPL)

United’s chase for Europe suffered a minor blow when they battled out a dour goalless draw against Kilmarnock at Tannadice. In a game with little incident there was further bad news for the home side when Paul Dixon was sent off towards the end when he was adjudged to have fouled Danny Invincible who was in a goalscoring position. After securing a top six place with a deserved victory over Hamilton last weekend it was of little surprise that Craig Levein made minimal changes for the visi


1990 - Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

Not surprisingly manager Jim McLean rang the changes after the 4-0 Cup drubbing by Aberdeen the previous Saturday. Out went Dave Bowman, Paddy Connolly, Billy McKinlay, Mixu Paatelainen whilst Freddy Van Der Hoorn was injured. In came Hamish French, Ray McKinnon, John O'Neil, Allan Preston and Brian Welsh and the youngsters helped us restore some pride, and were unlucky not to take a point from Pittodrie. The first half was a fairly quiet affair with the exception of a last minute intervention b


1931 - Dundee Utd 0-1 Bo'ness | League (Division Two)


2015 - Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee Utd | League (Premiership)

With last week’s skipper Paul Paton injured, Calum Butcher replaced him in midfield, while Jarek Fojut returned after injury to captain the side for the first time with Blair Spittal dropping out as did flu-stricken Aidan Connolly for whom Mario Bilate took over. There were two changes in the Dons line-up. Ashton Taylor came in for Donervon Daniels and ex-Tannadice favourite Barry Robson replaced Cammy Smith.The Dons were first to threaten after five minutes. Adam Rooney laid the ball in


1981 - Morton 2-0 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

Following on from their midweek Scottish Cup Semi-Final success over Celtic, match winner Paul Hegarty was rested for the trip to Cappielow after only just passing a fitness test for the match on Wednesday night. Derek Stark was the man who came in for the missing skipper.In the 16th minute McAlpine completely lost the ball at a corner and Drew Busby hooked the ball home to give Morton the lead. United were obviously suffering a hangover from their midweek success. With the team s


1984 - Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

Deprived of the services of both Paul Sturrock and Ralph Milne, we slumped to our heaviest defeat of the season as a rampant Aberdeen cruised to a victory that almost certainly ensured that the League title will move up to Pittodrie. Doug Rougvie began the catalogue of disasters after 10 minutes when he hooked the ball in from close range. A swerving Mark McGhee goal 17 minutes later consolidated Aberdeen's lead. John Reilly restored Un



1923 - Dundee Utd 0-0 Forfar Athletic | Forfarshire Cup (Semi Final Replay)


1964 - Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee Utd | League (Division One)


1956 - Morton 3-2 Dundee Utd | League (B Division)


1998 - Kilmarnock 1-0 Dundee Utd | League (Premier Division)

The loss of an early goal proved decisive in this encounter. Although we had the better of things for most of the match, we failed to find a way through Killie's firm defence. Typifying our luck was the save Marshall made from Kjell Olofsson in the 28th minute when only a great block prevented us leveling the scores. Capping an unhappy afternoon were a recurrence of Steven Pressley's foot injury forcing him into an early departure and Lars Zetterlund breaking his nose late in the match.



WDL Competitive Statistics for April 18th


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 8 5 2 1 25 11
Away 10 2 2 6 10 17
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 7 4 7 35 28

Players Signed on April 18th



Players Born on April 18th