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FEBRUARY


1st February

1975 - Andy Gray scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Airdrie at Tannadice.

1982 - After 11 years at Tannadice, Defender Frank Kopel left the club after making 395 appearances and scoring 10 goals, taking up a player/coach position at Arbroath.

1997 - Gary McSwegan came off the bench to lob Celtic keeper Stuart Kerr for a late, late winner in a memorable 1-0 win at Tannadice.

2003 - Andy Tod scored an early opener for United against Motherwell at Tannadice in Ian McCall's first game in charge, but Alan Combe was sent off as United concede a penalty. Charlie Miller scored the winner in the second half for a 2-1 victory as United won their first game in eleven matches.


2nd February

1974 - Two second half goals from Tommy Traynor and Archie Knox gave United a 2-1 win over Clyde at Shawfield.

1985 - Billy Kirkwood and Dave Beaumont scored as United beat Hibs 2-0 at Tannadice.

2005 - United suffered their heaviest defeat in years when they faced Rangers in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden. 2-0 down at half-time, Jason Scotland came on as a substitute and pulled one back, then Jim McIntyre hit a fantastic effort off the woodwork as United pushed for an equaliser. But the game then changed as Rangers went on to humiliate United 7-1, the clubs worst defeat in over 40 years.


3rd February

1968 - Finn Seemann and Ian Mitchell scored as United lost 3-2 to Aberdeen at Tannadice.


4th February

1956 - United faced Dundee for the first time in 5 years as they met in the 5th round of the Scottish Cup at Tannadice. Maurice Milne scored twice, his second in the dying minutes to earn United a replay as they held the Division One club to a 2-2 draw.

1961 - A remarkable game at Broomfield saw United equalise three times with goals from Dennis Gillespie, Gibby Ormond and Walter Carlyle. But it took a Johnstone own goal with two minutes to go to give United a share of the points in an amazing 4-4 draw with Airdrieonians.

1978 - A George Fleming goal just after half-time was enough for a 1-0 win over Ayr United at Somerset Park.

1985 - Just days after beating Hibs 2-0 at Tannadice, the clubs met again in the 3rd Round of the Scottish Cup, where goals from Paul Sturrock, Eamonn Bannon and Billy Kirkwood gave United a 3-0 win at Tannadice to go through to the next round.

1995 - United gained a valuable point at Ibrox as Jerren Nixon scored in a 1-1 draw with Rangers.


5th February

1975 - Andy Gray scored twice in two days, as United took on Berwick Rangers in the 3rd Round of the Scottish Cup. After scoring in the 1-1 draw at Tannadice just day before, he then scored the winner in a 1-0 win at Shielfield Park.

1983 - Charlie Nicholas gave Celtic an early lead at Tannadice, but Davie Dodds grabbed the equaliser for United just before half time. Eamonn Bannon had the chance to give United the points from the penalty spot, but Bonner saved his kick.

1999 - Ex-United man David Hannah returned to the club after a spell at Celtic, when Manager Paul Sturrock signed the midfielder for 300,000.

2005 - With manager Ian McCall's side under pressure after their humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of Rangers in the League Cup, United travelled to Dumfries to face Queen of the South in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup. Goals from Jim McIntyre, Stuart Duff and Mark Wilson gave United a well deserved victory in a difficult week and a place in the quarter finals.

2008 - United faced Abereen at Tynecastle in the semi final of the League Cup, where Aberdeen took the lead after 18 minutes before Darren Dods headered in the equaliser 4 minutes later. A 10 minute spell in the second half put United in total control, as Christian Kalvanes, in his first game back after two months out injured, fired United into the lead, then Craig Conway rounded the Aberdeen keeper for the third before former United striker Lee Miller was sent off for the Dons. Morgaro Gomis pounced on a defensive mistake with 12 minutes to go to give United an emphatic 4-1 victory which took them through to face Rangers in the final at Hampden.


6th February

1929 - Jacky Kay scored twice as United knocked Stenhousemuir out of the Scottish Cup with a 2-0 at Tannadice in the 2nd round replay. The original match finished 1-1 with Kay scoring at Ochilview.

1957 - After a 1-1 draw at Ochilview in the first match, the Scottish Cup 5th round replay at Tannadice went into extra time, where two goals from Johnny Coyle and two own goals from Marshall gave United a 4-0 win and a place in the next round.

1960 - Ron Yeats scored his only goal for United, from the penalty spot, against East Stirling at Tannadice. Eric Walker, Dennis Gillespie (2), Bobby Norris and a Bolton own goal added to the 6-1 victory as United started to mount a push for promotion to the First Division.

1965 - Jimmy Briggs (pen), Finn Dossing and Tommy Neilson scored in a 3-0 win over Forfar at Station Park to take United through to the 2nd round of the Scottish Cup.

1971 - Alan Gordon scored twice as United beat Airdrieonians 2-1 at Broomfield.

1984 - Paul Sturrock scored his first goal of the season for a 1-0 victory over Ayr United at a snow covered Tannadice to take United through to the 4th round of the Scottish Cup.

1988 - United defeated Greenock Morton 2-0 at Tannadice, Ian Redford scored both goals, one from the penalty spot.

2010 - After disposing of Partick Thistle in the previous round, United were drawn against St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup 5th Round. David Goodwillie scored the only goal in a hard fought victory at McDiarmid Park to put United into the quarter final draw.


7th February

1977 - After going behind to an early Ayr United goal, Gordon Wallace, Dave Narey, Paul Sturrock and Paul Hegarty all scored to turn the match on it's head for an easy victory at Tannadice.

1981 - Billy Kirkwood and Davie Dodds scored in a 2-1 win over Rangers in front of a crowd of 14,528 at Tannadice.

1987 - Iain Ferguson gave United the lead after 12 minutes against Falkirk at Tannadice, and Dempsey was sent off for Falkirk before Kevin Gallcher doubled United's advantage. However, Falkirk pulled one back with 15 minutes to go to set up an uneasy finish, but United saw the game out for a 2-1 victory.

1995 - After a 0-0 draw at Tannadice, United travelled to Broadwood Stadium for the first time to take on Clyde in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup. Jerren Nixon scored an excellent solo goal as the Cup holders won 5-1, with Billy McKinlay, David Craig, David Hannah and Dave Bowman scoring the other goals.

2006 - Grant Brebner headed in Charlie Mulgrew's cross 10 minutes before half time to give Craig Brewster's men the lead, but with 8 minutes left, ex-United defender Steven Pressley fell in the box to win a controversial penalty for the equaliser. Barry Robson and Hearts' Brellier both received red cards before the final whistle blew.


8th February

1913 - Dundee Hibs played their first ever Scottish Cup tie, ironically at Hampden Park, where David Scrimgeour and Tom Boland scored as the team lost 4-2 to Queens Park.

1956 - After holding the Division One club to a 2-2 draw in the first game, United lost 3-0 to Dundee in the replay at Dens Park as Dundee go through to the next round of the Scottish Cup.

1967 - After beating Barcelona in the previous round, United took on Juventus during the clubs first ever venture into European football. United went down 3-0 in Italy in the 1st leg of the Inter Cities Fairs Cup 3rd round tie.

1969 - Kenny Cameron scored a hat-trick against Ayr United in the Scottish Cup 2nd round as United won 6-2 at Tannadice. Ian Scott (2) and Davie Wilson also scored.

1986 - Tommy Coyne scored twice as United beat Hibs 4-0 at Tannadice, with Eamonn Bannon (pen) and Kevin Gallacher also scoring.

1989 - United defenders Dave Narey and Maurice Malpas played for Scotland in a World Cup Qualifier against Cyprus in Limassol, where ex-United player Richard Gough scored twice, including a late, late winner in a 3-2 victory after Mo Johnston had scored in the first 10 minutes.


9th February

1952 - Frank Quinn scored his 20th goal of the season, but couldn't keep up with Peter McKay who scored another hat-trick to take his goal tally to 30, as United won 4-1 against Leith Athletic in the 2nd Round of the Scottish Cup.

1987 - After a 1-1 draw at Tannadice in the Scottish Cup, Airdrie took the lead during the first half of the replay at Broomfield. Iain Ferguson grabbed the equaliser ten minutes later, and Kevin Gallacher scored five minutes after half time for a 2-1 win.

1994 - John Clark signed for Stoke City for 150,000 after 12 years at Tannadice, including 327 appearances and 37 goals.

1999 - After a 0-0 draw at New Broomfield in the Scottish Cup, Billy Dodds scored the only goal of the game as United beat Queens Park 1-0 at Tannadice in the 3rd round replay.

2003 - Dundee defender Dave MacKay headed a Charlie Miller long ball into his own net, but Nacho Novo equalised for Dundee in a 1-1 draw Tannadice. Charlie Miller was sent off half way through the second half.


10th February

1945 - Aberdeen recorded the biggest victory by a visiting team at Tannadice, winning 9-1 in a wartime North Eastern League game. However the result unoffical in the record books as it was a war-time match.

1959 - In a mammoth Scottish Cup tie with East Stirling, United are held to a 0-0 draw after extra-time at Tannadice in the replay after the teams had drawn the first match 1-1 just the day before. The tie went to a second replay the following day, the third meeting between the clubs in as many days.

1973 - Pat Gardner and Kenny Cameron scored in a 2-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

1979 - In a top of the table clash with Rangers at Ibrox, United conceded a goal with 9 minutes remaining and lost out 1-0.


11th February

1911 - In the club's second season, George Fyfe, Percy Bryson and John Collins scored to give Dundee Hibs a 3-2 victory over Dunfermline at Tannadice in the Consolation Cup 2nd Round.

1925 - A 3-2 win over Albion Rovers kept United on course for their first ever Second Division title. Willie Oswald scored twice to add to Jock Kay's penalty.

1959 - A long running Scottish Cup 3rd round tie with East Stirling finally came to an end as United won the 2nd replay 4-0 at Firs Park. After a 1-1 draw at Firs Park and a 0-0 draw at Tannadice, the third game in as many days saw Dave Sturrock, Ian Scott, Willie McDonald and Hugh Hay finally decide the tie.

1975 - Andy Gray and Iain McDonald scored as United beat Dunfermline 2-1 in a midweek match at East End Park.

1989 - United grabbed a point at Tannadice with a late, late equaliser as Rangers defender Gary Stevens accidentally knocked the ball past goalkeeper Nicky Walker for an own goal in the 94th minute, after Stuart Munro had given Rangers a first half lead.


12th February

1949 - A goal by Frank Quinn and a Peter McKay penalty gave United a 2-1 win over Cowdenbeath at Tannadice.

1966 - United swept Hamilton Accies aside with a 4-0 win at Douglas Park with goals from Orjan Persson, Tommy Millar, Lennart Wing and Ian Mitchell.

1977 - Gordon Wallace scored the winner in a classic at Ibrox Park, with Paul Sturrock and a Hamish McAlpine penalty adding to United's 3-2 win in front of 18,656 in Glasgow.

1983 - John Holt scored his first and only senior hat-trick as United beat Kilmarnock at Tannadice, where he scored the first three before Eamonn Bannon and Davie Dodds added two more for the 5-0 win.

2005 - Stevie Crawford and James Grady both scored in the first half at Amondvale to give United a 2-0 win over Livingston.


13th February

1960 - Second Division United held First Division side Partick Thistle to a 2-2 draw at Tannadice, where goals from Bobby Norris and Dennis Gillespie earned United a replay in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup.

1965 - Kenny Dick scored twice as United beat Falkirk at Tannadice. Mogens Berg and a Pierson own goal made it 4-1 to United.

1971 - A Doug Smith penalty saw United draw 1-1 with Aberdeen in front of a crowd of 23,494 at Tannadice in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup.

1988 - Kevin Gallacher scored a hat-trick at East End Park as United beat Dunfermline 3-0.

1993 - A memorable moment in United folklore as Paddy Connolly scored against Partick Thistle at Firhill. As the ball rebounded out after hitting the back of the net, the Partick defender handed the ball back to his keeper to punt up the park for the restart, only for referee Les Mottram to wave play on! Fortunately United went on to win 4-0 with goals from Scott Crabbe (pen), Duncan Ferguson and two from Connolly himself.


14th February

1959 - After playing 4 games in the space of a week, including three matches in as many days against East Stirling to decide the Scottish Cup 1st round tie, a tired United side were easily beaten by Third Lanark in the 2nd round, losing 4-0 at Tannadice.

1984 - Davie Dodds put United in front in the League Cup semi-final 1st leg at Tannadice, but Rangers pulled level in the last five minutes to make the score 1-1 with the 2nd leg at Ibrox to come.

1996 - After a couple of call offs, the Scottish Cup 3rd round tie away to Berwick Rangers finally went ahead, with Owen Coyle scoring twice, the first a penalty, in a 2-1 win for United.


15th February

1913 - Dundee Hibs travelled to Fife, where they drew 1-1 with Cowdenbeath in a Division Two match. David Scrimgeour scored the goal for the men in green.

1928 - Duncan Hutchison scored twice as United defeated Greenock Morton at Tannadice, with John Bain scoring United's other goal in a 3-2 win.

1958 - United faced Hibernian in the 2nd round of the Scottish Cup, and took the First Division side to a replay after a 0-0 draw at Tannadice, where Alistair Gibson had hit the bar for United.

1986 - Paul Sturrock scored just after half time against Kilmarnock in a Scottish Cup 4th round tie at Tannadice, but Kilmarnock equalised 15 minutes from the end for a 1-1 draw and a replay at Rugby Park.


16th February

1952 - Peter McKay scored his 5th hat-trick of the season, and his 2nd in a week, in a 6-2 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, taking his seasons tally to 33. Andy Dunsmore scored twice and Frank Quinn got United's first from the penalty spot.

1957 - United were well beaten at Starks Park in the Scottish Cup 6th round, as Raith Rovers won 7-0, United's heaviest ever defeat in the Scottish Cup.

1985 - Davie Dodds scored twice in a 3-0 win over Queen of the South at Palmerston in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, with Eamonn Bannon also on the scoresheet.


17th February

1923 - In their last full season as Dundee Hibs, the club beat Ayr United Reserves 1-0 at Tannadice in a Scottish Alliance League fixture for their first win in seven games.

1960 - After holding Partick Thistle to a 2-2 draw in the first game at Tannadice, United went out of the Scottish Cup after losing 4-1 to the First Division side at Firhill, where Jim Irvine scores for United.

1968 - A Scottish Cup classic at Tannadice saw Hearts go 2-0 up before Davie Wilson and Andy Rolland pull United level. Ian Mitchell then scored twice before Hearts pull a goal back for a half time socre of 4-3. Hearts pulled the game level five minutes into the second half, with Billy Hainey making it 5-4 to United before Hearts equalised again with a penalty with 15 minutes to go. Ex-United man Jim Irvine scored the winner for Hearts with four minutes left in an amazing match.

1996 - United were drawn against First Division challengers Dunfermline in the Scottish Cup 4th round, where Craig Brewster scored the only goal of the game with eight minutes left to take United through to the quarter-finals.

2001 - Charlie Miller scored after just three minutes in the Scottish Cup 4th round tie against Motherwell at Fir Park, and Craig Easton put United 2-0 up before half-time for a final score of 2-0 to take the club into the quarter-finals.


18th February

1984 - Paul Sturrock put United in front at Tannadice against Hearts in the Scottish Cup 4th round, but Hearts equalised with a John Robertson penalty. Davie Dodds scored the winner with 6 minutes left in a tough 2-1 win where Hearts' Jimmy Bone was sent off for a foul on Paul Hegarty.

1989 - Aberdeen went 1-0 up at Pittodrie in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup, but a Mixu Paatelainen penalty made it 1-1 and took the tie to a replay at Tannadice.

1995 - Cup holders United travelled to Highland League outfit Huntly for their first match in the competition since the 1994 Cup Final. Craig Brewster, Maurice Malpas and David Hannah scored to give the United a 3-1 win.

1998 - After a 1-1 draw at Tannadice, Kjell Olofsson gave United an eary lead against Inverness Caledondian Thistle in the Scottish Cup 4th round replay at the Caledonian Stadium, and Gary McSwegan looked to have sealed the win in 6 minutes to go. However, Caley Thistle made a remarkable comeback scoring twice to level the scores within the last five minutes. Lars Zetterlund scored the winner in extra-time to take United through to the quarter finals.


19th February

1958 - After holding Hibernian to a 0-0 draw at Tannadice, United eventually went out of the Scottish Cup after losing the replay 2-0 to the First Division side in the 2nd round. This was the first competitive match played by a United side under floodlights.

1977 - Two goals from Tom McAdam and one from Gordon Wallace put United 3-0 up against Kilmarnock within the first 13 minutes of the Permier Division match at Tannadice. Wallace scored again in the second half for a 4-0 win.

1986 - After scoring in the 1-1 draw at Tannadice, Paul Sturrock scored the only goal in the replay at Rugby Park as United beat Kilmarnock 1-0 in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup.

1994 - After going down to a Steve Kirk goal, Craig Brewster scored 2 fantastic goals to put United 2-1 up in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup, but a late John Philliben goal took the game to a replay at Fir Park.

2000 - Losing 2-0 to Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup, Jim Hamilton scored twice on his United debut to take the game to a replay.


20th February

1988 - United defeated Airdrieonians 2-0 at Broomfield in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup, with goals from Paul Hegarty and Eamonn Bannon.

1999 - Goals from Kjell Olofsson, Billy Dodds and David Hannah gave United an easy 3-0 victory over Aberdeen at Tannadice, United's fifth game against Aberdeen without defeat.


21st February

1959 - Playing five matches in the space of a weel took it's toll on United, as the team go down 8-2 to Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park, with Ian Scott and Jimmy Wallace scoring for United.

1976 - Henry Hall scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute as United defeated Hearts 1-0 at Tynecastle.

1987 - United beat Brechin City 1-0 at Glebe Park with a second half goal from Kevin Gallacher to go through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.


22nd February

1976 - Walter Smith returned to Tannadice after an 18 month spell with Dumbarton.

1982 - After two 1-1 draws, United beat Hibs 3-0 at Easter Road in the 2nd replay of the 4th round Scottish Cup tie, with goals from John Holt, Davie Dodds and Eamonn Bannon (pen).

1989 - In the Scottish Cup 4th round replay at Tannadice, Mixu Paatelainen had put United 1-0 up from the penalty spot in extra-time, but a late Brian Grant goal takes the tie to a 2nd replay.

1997 - Ray McKinnon scored an outstanding hat-trick of free-kicks in a 3-2 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

2000 - After a scare at Recreation Park in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup, Antoine Preget and Jim Hamilton scored to give United a 2-0 lead over Alloa Athletic at half time in the replay. Steven Thompson then came off the bench to score two late goals as United won 4-0 at Tannadice and went through to the next round.


23rd February

1952 - The attendance record at Tannadice of 20,000 was finally broken after a quarter of a century, as a crowd of 26,407, still a record for a domestic match at the ground, saw United draw 2-2 with Division One opponents Aberdeen. George Cruickshank had put United in front after only 8 minutes, but Aberdeen replayed with 2 goals. United look to be heading out after Andy Dunmore misses a penalty, but Peter McKay yet again rescued United and took Aberdeen to a replay at Pittodrie.

1985 - Ralph Milne, John Reilly, Richard Gough and Paul Sturrock scored to give United a 4-0 win over Dumbarton at Tannadice.

1991 - Hamish French scored twice as United beat Airdrie 2-0 at Tannadice to go through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.


24th February

1927 - Having drawn with Montrose at home in the Scottish Cup just the previous day, the replay at Links Park went into extra-time. United won the match 3-1 with two goals from Mickey McGregor and a Dave Walker penalty.

1940 - United's run to the final of the War-Time Cup began with a 4-2 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill, with goals from Jerry Kerr, Tommy Adamson and two from Bobby Gardiner.

1962 - Dennis Gillespie opened the scoring against Raith Rovers at Tannadice, but the Kirckaldy outfit soon turned the game arounf to be leading 2-1 after an hours play. However, a Neil Mochan penalty with 15 minutes to go levelled the score, and Bert Howieston and Jim Irvine gave United a 4-2 victory.

1990 - In the 4th round of the Scottish Cup, United beat Queen of the South 2-1 at Tannadice with goals from Paddy Connolly and Mixu Paatelainen.


25th February

1967 - An amazing match at East End Park saw United take a two goal lead through Finn Dossing and Orjan Persson before Dunfermline pulled one back. A Finn Seemann penalty looked to have won the points, but a Tommy Millar own goal gave the Pars some hope before they found the equaliser in a 3-3 draw.

1997 - After a 1-1 draw at Tynecastle in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup, the replay at Tannadice saw Robbie Winters score the only goal of the game after just 4 minutes as United beat Hearts to go through to the next round.


26th February

1994 - Jerren Nixon scored his first goal for United and the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Hibs at Easter Road.

2000 - Paul Gallacher made his first team debut at McDiarmid Park, but United go down 2-0 to St Johnstone.


27th February

1935 - After a 2-2 draw at Tynecastle, United held First Division club Hearts to another 2-2 draw at Tannadice in the Scottish Cup 3rd round replay, but lost two goals in extra-time and went out in a 4-2 defeat.

1952 - After drawing 2-2 with their Division One opponents at Tannadice, United lost to Aberdeen 3-2 in the Scottish Cup 3rd round replay at Pittodrie, with Andy Dunsmore and George Grant scoring for United after being 3-0 down in the teams' first ever Cup meeting.

1965 - Goals from Finn Dossing, Jimmy Briggs (pen) and Mogens Berg in the opening 23 minutes were enough for a 3-2 win over Airdrieonians at Tannadice, the team's seventh consecutive League win.

1978 - George Fleming, Paul Hegarty and John Bourke scored in a 3-0 win over Queen of the South in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup after several call offs due to bad weather.

1989 - Mixu Paatelainen scored yet again in the Scottish Cup 4th round tie with Aberdeen, this time the winner in the 2nd replay at Tannadice as United won 1-0 to finally take United through to the quarter-finals.

1993 - Duncan Ferguson scored with a first half header to give United a 1-0 win over Dundee at Tannadice.

2005 - United faced Aberdeen at Tannadice in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup. Goals from Alan Archibald, James Grady and Stevie Crawford gave United a 3-1 lead at half-time, and Grady scored again just after half time with a fantastic volley from the edge of the box to give United a resounding 4-1 win and a place in the semi finals.


28th February

1976 - Tom McAdam scored the only goal with 18 minutes left to play in a 1-0 win over Dundee at Tannadice.

1987 - Eamonn Bannon scored in the second half against Aberdeen to give United a 1-0 victory at Pittodrie, in United's last match before facing Barcelona in the UEFA Cup.


29th February

2004 - Mark Kerr scored his first goal for United against Rangers at Tannadice after just half an hour gone, and 3 minutes later Andy McLaren made it 2-0 with a back post header to give United a surprising 2-0 win over Rangers, their first over the Glasgow club in 9 attempts.


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