The Glenrothes Arabs

JANUARY


1st January

1951 - United recorded their 9th win in succession with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone at Tannadice with goals from Peter McKay and Frank Quinn.

1965 - Finn Dossing, Mogens Berg (2) and Kenny Dick scored in a 4-1 win over St Johnstone at Tannadice.

1973 - United defeated St Johnstone 5-1 at Tannadice on New Years Day, with goals from Pat Gardner (pen), Archie Knox, Kenny Cameron, Stewart Markland and a Rennie own goal.

1983 - Two goals from Ralph Milne gave United a 2-0 win over Dundee at Dens on New Years Day, stretching United's unbeaten run in the derby to 10 games.

1992 - Darren Jackson scored twice in a 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Tannadice, with Duncan Ferguson and Mixu Paatelainen also scoring on New Years Day.

1997 - United hammered Aberdeen 4-0 at Tannadice on New Years Day, with Steven Pressley scoring twice. Robbie Winters scored one of the easiest goals of his career as Nicky Walker's kick out landed at his feet and he stabbed the ball home, and Kjell Olofsson completed the scoring. Craig Easton made his first team debut as a substitute.

2005 - The New Years Day match at Tannadice saw United lead Rangers 1-0 with seconds to go, but the Glasgow club grabbed a late, late equaliser to cancel out David McCracken's early goal.


2nd January

1958 - Ron Yeats played for United for the first time in an amazing 7-0 win over East Stirling at Tannadice. The goals came from Jimmy Brown (2), Allan Garvie, Willie McDonald, Wilson Humphries (2) and Joe Roy.

1964 - Ian Mitchell scored twice as United beat Dundee 2-1 at Tannadice as United went 4 matches without defeat in the Dundee derby.

1969 - United won 2-1 in the New Year Dundee derby at Dens with goals from Ian Mitchell and Davie Hogg, which took United's unbeaten run against Dundee to 5 matches.

1985 - After giving away a first half penalty, United came from behind to beat Aberdeen at Tannadice. Davie Dodds grabbed the equaliser 4 minutes later and Richard Gough scored the winner in the second half for a 2-1 victory.

1999 - Billy Dodds and Steven Thompson gave United an early 2 goal advantage in the New Year Dundee derby at Dens Park, but the Dark Blues pulled one back before half time. Kjell Olofsson scored with 20 minutes remaining to finish off the score at 3-1 to United.

2003 - Billy Dodds made his 2nd debut for United after returning from Rangers, and scored a first half equaliser against Kilmarnock at Tannadice after future United player Peter Canero had given Kilmarnock the lead. Ex-United star Andy McLaren put the Rugby Park club in front again in the second half, but Jim McIntyre scored a 90th minute equaliser for a 2-2 draw.

2008 - An explosive match at Tannadice got under way when United were awarded an indirect free-kick in the box and Barry Robson smashed home the lay off, before Hearts equalised just before the break. With 20 minutes to go, an off the ball incident saw Hearts midfielder Zaliukas sent off, with United awarded a penalty kick and Robson put United 2-1 up from the spot kick. United then ripped Hearts apart, with Noel Hunt adding a third before Hearts full-back Wallace was sent off after bringing down Robson in the box and Robson completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot. Michael Stewart was also sent off for Hearts in the dying minutes.


3rd January

1927 - A crowd of 20,000, a then record attendance for a Scottish League match at Tannadice, watched United record their first ever League win over Dundee, as Jock Kay scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory.

1966 - After going down to a Steve Murray goal at Tannadice, Ian Mitchell equalised just before half time in the New Year Dundee derby. Finn Seemann scored the winner 5 minutes into the second half, as United won their second Dundee derby of the 1965/66 season.

1967 - In his first League match for the club after signing from Morton at the beginning of the season, Jackie Graham scored his first goal for United against Dundee at Dens Park, and went on to complete his hat-trick and give United a 3-2 victory.

1970 - Kenny Cameron scored twice against his former club in a 4-1 win over Dundee at Tannadice, with Davie Wilson and an Easton own goal adding to the score line. This was United's 7th match without defeat in the Dundee derby.

1981 - United hammered Kilmarnock 7-0 at Tannadice, with 6 different goalscorers. Billy Kirkwood (2), Eamonn Bannon (pen), Ralph Milne, Ian Gibson, Davie Dodds and Derek Addison gave United their biggest win in the Premier Division, and their highest score in 13 years.

1990 - United won 1-0 at Tannadice as Darren Jackson scored surely the easiest goal of his career, as he cheekily lay down to nod the ball over the line from a foot out, after Dunfermline keeper Ian Westwater had fumbled a shot.

2009 - United fought back from two goals down in the New Year game at Parkhead, with a fantastic Paul Dixon free-kick and a Warren Feeney volley giving United a well earned 2-2 draw with Celtic.


4th January

1986 - An incredible first half at Tannadice saw Davie Dodds put United 2-0 up against Celtic within the opening 17 minutes before McClair pulled one back for the Glasgow club. An Eamonn Bannon penalty after half an hour restored United's two goal advantage, and Kevin Gallacher scored his first goal for the club 2 minutes later to give United an amazing 4-1 lead at half time. McClair scored again with 3 minutes remaining as United won 4-2.

1997 - Ray McKinnon and Maurice Malpas scored in the second half to give United a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock at Tannadice, as the side won their fourth consecutive match .


5th January

1993 - United fought back from 2 goals down at Ibrox with 2nd half goals from Brian Welsh and Mark Perry, but Rangers eventually got the winner in a 3-2 defeat.

1995 - After 9 years at United and 187 appearances, goalkeeper Alan Main was sold to St Johnstone for 150,000.

2002 - United met Forres Mechanics for the first time when they were drawn together in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup. After a goalless first half, Hasney Aljofree scored twice in the space of 8 minutes and substitute Charlie Miller made it 3-0 to United. 17 year-old Mark Wilson made his first team debut from the bench.


6th January

1972 - 15 year old David Narey signed an S-Form contract with Dundee United. On the same day, manager Jim McLean also signed St Mirren midfielder Archie Knox for 3,000.

1987 - Two second half goals from Ian Redford and Paul Sturrock gave United a 2-0 win over St Mirren at Tannadice.


7th January

1956 - Johnny Coyle scored all 4 goals in a 4-0 win over East Stirling at Tannadice, as United finally looked to have found a replacement for the much missed Peter McKay.

1967 - Orjan Persson, Jackie Graham, Finn Dossing and Ian Mitchell scored in a 4-0 win over Ayr United at Tannadice.

1989 - Hamish French scored for the 2nd time in less than a week, as he slotted the ball past Bobby Geddes for a 1-0 win at Dens Park, and United's third win of the season over Dundee.

1997 - Manager Tommy McLean brought midfielder Jamie Dolan to Tannadice in a deal that saw Owen Coyle sign for Motherwell.


8th January

1977 - Striker Tom McAdam scored against Celtic at Tannadice, cancelling out Kenny Dalglish's opener, but Celtic went on to win 2-1 with a late winner. McAdam would later sign for Celtic, making over 250 appearances for the Glasgow club, mostly in defence.

1994 - Scott Crabbe scored against his former club after just three minutes in the match against Hearts at Tannadice, with Paddy Connolly adding a 2nd 10 minutes later. Hearts were well beaten when Craig Brewster made it 3-0 with 15 minutes left. Trinidad & Tobago internationalist Jerren Nixon made his debut for the club as a second half substitute.

2011 - United began their defence of the Scottish Cup at Tannadice, ironically against the team they had beaten in the Final at Hampden just 7 months before, Ross County. The match failed to live up to the hype though, with both teams failing to score in the freezing cold with the game finishing in a 0-0 draw.


9th January

1926 - A Micky Campbell goal helped United to a 1-1 draw with Falkirk at Brockville, as the club remained undefeated in their last three away outings in United's inaugural season in the first division.

1965 - Finn Dossing scored twice in the opening 20 minutes at Tannadice before Celtic pulled one back for a half time score line of 2-1. With the game in the balance right to the end, Ian Mitchell made sure of the victory with a goal in the 90th minute for a 3-1 win. It was only their fourth victory of the season, but things were looking up with new signing Dossing scoring 5 goals in 5 matches.

1993 - United played Meadowbank Thistle for the first and only time, in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup at Tannadice. After losing a shock early goal after just 5 minutes, Billy McKinlay found the equaliser before half time, and Brian Welsh and Duncan Ferguson gave United a 3-1 win. Ex-United youngster Gordon McLeod was in the Meadowbank starting eleven.

1996 - Robbie Winters scored twice in a 2-0 win over Dundee at Tannadice, with Chic Charnley receiving a red card for the Dark Blues and Steven Pressley sent off with 8 minutes to go.

2010 - After a disappointing New Year, United got their season back on track with a 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle in the 4th Round of the Scottish Cup. Damien Casalinuovo opened the scoring in controversial circumstances in the first half, but a fantastic solo effort by David Goodwillie late in the second half sealed the win.


10th January

1914 - Ned MacDonald scored for Dundee Hibernian in a 1-1 draw with Leith Athletic during a Second Division match at Tannadice.

1953 - Stenhousemuir were beaten 3-1 at Tannadice, with goals from Andy Dunsmore, George Cruickshank and Frank Quinn.

1976 - Three goals down at Pittodrie after an hour, goals from Alex Reid and Paul Hegarty brought United right back into the match against Aberdeen, but Alex Reid's 81st minute penalty is sandwiched between two further Aberdeen goals in a pulsating 5-3 defeat.

1987 - A highly entertaining game at a snow covered Tannadice saw United go 2-0 up against Celtic with goals from Iain Ferguson and Kevin Gallacher. Celtic's Brian McClair pulled the scores level with 2 goals in the second half, but Eamonn Bannon grabbed the winner for United with 15 minutes left with a great finish.


11th January

1947 - Willie Crothers, Emilio Pacione and Alex Lister all score two goals each at Tannadice where United ran out 6-2 winners over Alloa Athletic.

1986 - Eamonn Bannon cancelled out Gary Mackay's goal just 6 minutes after Hearts had taken a second half lead, as United earned a 1-1 draw at Tynecastle.

1992 - United looked to be winning the points against Airdrie at Tannadice when Victor Ferreyra put them in front with just five minutes to go. However there was still drama to come as Airdrie equalised two minutes later before Darren Jackson grabbed an even later winner for a 2-1 victory.

1997 - Kjell Olofsson scored twice at East End Park to give United a 2-0 lead on the hour mark, but the team were then reduced to ten men when Erik Pedersen was sent off. Ex-United midfielder Harry Curran pulled one back for Dunfermline with 5 minutes to go, but Jim McInally wrapped up the points for United as Jamie Dolan made his debut after signing from Motherwell.

2009 - In the third round of the Scottish Cup, United faced East Stirlingshire for the first time in over 40 years. Prince Buaben opened the scoring at Ochilview, and Jon Daly and Darren Dods then put United 3-0 up before half-time. Johnny Russell scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in the second half as United ran out 4-0 winners.


12th January

1952 - United hammered Forfar Athletic 8-1 as Peter McKay scored his third hat-trick since the start of December. Frank Quinn also scored a hat-trick with George Cruickshank and George Grant also scoring in the one sided match at Tannadice.

1974 - Derek Addison made his first team debut as United lost 3-1 to Hibs at Easter Road, with the United goal coming from an Edwards own goal in the final minute of the game.

1980 - Dave Narey scored a first half equaliser for United at Love Street, but St Mirren continued to be United's bogey team with a second half penalty giving them a 2-1 win. United had now only won one of their last seven matches against the team from Paisley.


13th January

1962 - United started the second half of the match against Celtic at Tannadice by conceding again to find themselves 5-1 down. However, Jim Irvine added to his first half goal with another two to complete his hat-trick, and Walter Carlyle made it 5-4 with 9 minutes to go, but United just couldn't find what would have been a famous equaliser.

1973 - Andy Rolland scored in the first half at Tannadice for the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Hibs.

1990 - Paddy Connolly scored his first goal for the club, quickly followed by his second, as he grabbed a brace in a memorable 2-0 win over Celtic at Tannadice.


14th January

1961 - Neil Mochan, Dennis Gillespie and Stuart Fraser gave United a 3-0 win over Partick Thistle at Tannadice, ending a run of four consecutive defeats.

1989 - Kevin Gallacher scored his 2nd hat-trick of his professional career in a 5-0 defeat of Hamilton Accies at Douglas Park, where Mixu Paatelainen and Jim McInally also scored in a very one sided match.


15th January

1994 - Craig Brewster returned to Starks Park to score after 12 minutes and again with 12 minutes to go as United defeated Raith Rovers 2-0 in Kirkcaldy.


16th January

1965 - Finn Dossing added to his impressive record of 5 goals in 5 games with a hat-trick in a high scoring 4-3 victory over Hibs at Easter Road, where fellow new arrival Orjan Persson scored his first goal for the club.

1971 - United drew 1-1 with Rangers at Ibrox, with Alex Reid getting United's goal.

1988 - With Dundee having had the upper hand in two of the three derbies played so far this season, the pressure was on United to claim the points at Dens Park. Mixu Paatelainen put United in front before a fantastic Eamonn Bannon chip in the second half gave United a well deserved 2-0 win.

2010 - David Goodwillie missed a first half penalty against Hibs at Tannadice, but then set up Danny Swanson for the only goal of the game as United won 1-0 to leapfrog Hibs into 3rd place in the SPL as both teams started to mount a serious challenge for a European place.


17th January

1931 - Tim Williamson scored five times in a 14-0 with over non-League Nithsdale Wanderers in the 1st Round of the Scottish Cup, an all-time club record score line. Other scorers that day were Jock Bain (3), Jacky Kay (2), Dennis McCallum (2), James Cameron and Bruce Harley.

1970 - Ian Mitchell scored his third senior hat-trick for United at Broomfield, but Airdrie still managed to win the match 6-3.

2004 - Barry Robson gvea United an early lead against Aberdeen at Tannadice, but Aberdeen fought back to lead 2-1. Charlie Miller then came off the bench with 20 minutes to go to change the game, scoring with a header with 5 minutes remaining before winning a penalty for Billy Dodds to score the decisive goal in the last minute for a 3-2 victory.

2005 - United faced Gretna for the first time as the Scottish Cup 3rd round tie at Raydale Park finally got the go ahead after several call offs due to bad weather. Barry Robson, Mark Kerr and Mark Wilson (pen) put United 3-0 up in the first half, but the game changed after Wilson missed a penalty and Gretna pulled 2 goals back in the first 5 minutes of the second half. New signing Stevie Crawford made the game safe and United hold on for a 4-3 victory.


18th January

1958 - Wilson Humphries scored 4 goals in a 6-1 victory over Stenhousemuir at Ochilview, with Willie McDonald and Alex Cameron also grabbing a goal each.

1986 - Goals from Eamonn Bannon, Davie Dodds, Paul Hegarty and Ian Redford gave United a 4-0 win over Clydebank at Tannadice.

1997 - Kjell Olofsson's 15th minute opener was cancelled out by John Robertson's equaliser for Hearts, but a late Ray McKinnon volley gave United a 2-1 win and their first victory at Tynecastle in 12 years.


19th January

1965 - Jerry Kerr brought his fourth Scandinavian to Tannadice when he signed defender Lennart Wing from Swedish club Orgryte.

1974 - John Holt made his first team debut in a 1-0 defeat against Motherwell at Tannadice.

1991 - Paddy Connolly scored twice as United defeated Motherwell at Tannadice, with Billy McKinlay getting the other goal in a 3-0 win.

2000 - Manager Paul Sturrock signed ex-Dundee and Hearts striker Jim Hamilton from Aberdeen for 150,000.

2002 - United took the points in the Dundee derby at Tannadice where Jim McIntyre scored a late, late winner in a 1-0 victory over a multi-national Dundee side.

2008 - After a goalless first half against Aberdeen at Tannadice, United took the lead when Noel Hunt charged down a Jamie Langfield kick and the ball rebounded into the Aberdeen net. Barry Nicholson had the chance to pull the score level, but fired his penalty kick over the cross bar, and Barry Robson scored his 5th and 6th goal in 5 games with two spectacular efforts that gave United a 3-0 victory as the team went above Aberdeen in the race for third place in the SPL.


20th January

1989 - After more than 10 years since he signed an S-Form with United, defender Dave Beaumont left Tannadice and signed for Luton Town for 150,000.

1995 - Sergio became the first ever Brazilian to sign for Dundee United when Ivan Golac brought him to Tannadice from Portuguese club Amora for 300,000.

1996 - United travelled to Boghead, where the team had lost 1-0 earlier that season. No repeat this time though, as United won 3-1 with goals from Craig Brewster, Rab Shannon and Gary McSwegan.


21st January

1939 - The last Scottish Cup campaign before the war saw United beat Stenhousemuir 2-0 at Tannadice, with goals from George Ross and Willie Black.

1950 - United lost out in a seven goal thriller, with Jack Dewar, Peter McKay and George Grant scoring in the 4-3 defeat to Arbroath at Tannadice.

1961 - Jimmy McMichael and Neil Mochan (2) gave United a 3-0 win as Hearts visited Tannadice for the first time on League business for 30 years.

1967 - Finn Seemann and Billy Hainey scored as United beat Stirling Albion 2-0 at Tannadice.

1995 - A fantastic win for United as they hammered Motherwell 6-1 at Tannadice. After Tommy Coyne's opener for Motherwell, Billy McKinlay and Jerren Nixon both grabbed 2 goals with Craig Brewster and Christian Dailly adding to the scoreline as Brazilian Sergio made his United debut.


22nd January

1949 - Celtic were shocked at Tannadice when they were knocked out of the Scottish Cup to Second Division side United. Peter McKay opened the scoring with a penalty, then Jimmy Dickson made it 2-0 to United. Celtic pulled two goals back in the second half, but Peter McKay scored again just for Celtic to equalise for a second time. George Cruickshank scored the winner in a famous 4-3 victory where United also had 3 goals disallowed in front of a crowd of 25,000. The newspaper reports of this game lead to the United's nickname of 'The Terrors'.

1983 - Billy Kirkwood scored a cracker from the edge of the box against St Mirren at Tannadice, and United stormed into a 3-0 lead with a further two goals from Davie Dodds all within the opening 20 minutes. St Mirren came back with two goals in the second half to make for a nervous end to the match, but United held out for a 3-2 win.

2002 - Derek Lilley scored a hat-trick against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, with Charlie Miller also scoring in a 4-1 win.

2011 - A first-half goal appeared to have given 10 men Kilmarnock the victory at Rugby Park before substitute Gary Kenneth popped up with a 35-yard right foot thunderbolt earned nine men United a deserved point. In an action-packed 90 minutes, Alexei Eremenko saw red for Kilmarnock before Scott Robertson and captain Jon Daly were dismissed for United during an eventful second half.


23rd January

1954 - United suffered the clubs worst ever defeat with a 12-1 hammering at the hands of eventual B Division champions Motherwell at Fir Park, where Andy Tait had put United in front in the first minute. Motherwell's Wilson Humphries grabbed 6 goals that day, and three years later would sign for United to spend two seasons at Tannadice.

1965 - Finn Dossing scored twice in a 2-0 win over St Mirren at a snow covered Tannadice, where Lennart Wing made his debut for United.

1990 - After a goalless draw at Dens Park in the first match, John Clark scored the only goal of the tie as United beat Dundee 1-0 in the Scottish Cup 3rd round replay at Tannadice. This was the fourth year in a row that United had knocked Dundee out of the Scottish Cup.

1993 - Ex-United youngster Neil Duffy opened the scoring when Falkirk visited Tannadice on League duty, but goals from Scott Crabbe and Paddy Connolly turned the match around. Jim McInally's red card with minutes to go failed to have any effect on the 2-1 final score.


24th January

1970 - In the Scottish Cup 3rd round tie against Ayr United at Tannadice, an Ian Mitchell penalty was enough to take United through to the next round for a tough match against Celtic at Parkhead.

1998 - An early goal from Robbie Winters gave United the points in a 1-0 win over Aberdeen at Tannadice.

2010 - David Goodwillie opened the scoring at the Falkirk Stadium after half an hours play, and Jon Daly lobbed the keeper on the stroke of half time to make it 2-0. Daly then slotted home his second and then headed a third to complete his hat-trick, his second for the club, before Falkirk found a consolation goal in injury time in a 4-1 win for United.


25th January

1913 - Dundee Hibs demolished Johnstone at Tannadice, where David Scrimgeour grabbed a hat-trick. Willie Linn, William Welsh, Tom Gallacher and an own goal completed the 7-1 victory against the men from Renfrewshire.

1986 - Tommy Coyne scored twice in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup, with Ian Redford and Eamonn Bannon (pen) adding to the 4-0 win over Morton at Tannadice.

1990 - Kevin Gallacher was sold to Coventry City for 900,000 after 7 years, 188 appearances and 40 goals for United. He would go on to win the English Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers, and win over 50 caps for Scotland.

2003 - Substitutes Stephen O'Donnell and Jim Hamilton (pen) both scored in the second half to bring United level after being 2-0 down, but Hibs' midfielder and future United player Grant Brebner completed his hat-trick with 3 minutes to go to take Hibs through to the 4th round of the Scottish Cup.


26th January

1952 - 3-1 down with only minutes to go against Non-League Inverness Caledonian at Telford Street, United looked like being victims of a major shock in the Scottish Cup, but Peter McKay scored twice in the dying minutes to take the game to a replay at Tannadice, which United went on to win easily.

1974 - United defeated Airdrieonians 4-1 at Tannadice in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup, with goals from Tommy Traynor, Doug Smith (pen) and two from Pat Gardner.

1991 - Paddy Connolly scored a late, late equaliser at Bayview to prevent United going out of the Scottish Cup at the hands of Second Division side East Fife.

1992 - In the 2nd round of the Scottish Cup, United beat Berwick Rangers 6-0 at Tannadice, with goals from Maurice Malpas, Duncan Ferguson (2), Victor Ferreyra, John O'Neil and a Garner own goal.


27th January

1951 - A record Dundee derby attendance of 38,000 watched Second Division United take on First Division Dundee in the clubs' first meeting in the Scottish Cup for 22 years. Dundee took a two goal lead in the first half of the 1st round tie at Dens Park, but Peter McKay and Andy Dunsmore scored for United in the second half for a final score of 2-2 and a replay at Tannadice four days later.

1971 - After a 0-0 draw at Kilbowie in the 3rd Round of the Scottish Cup, Jim Henry scored twice in the replay at Tannadice where United finally saw off Second Division side Clydebank. Alan Gordon, Alex Reid and Davie Wilson also scored to give United a 5-1 win.

2001 - Jim Lauchlan scored twice in the opening 20 minutes as United beat Third Division side Montrose 2-0 at Links Park in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup.

2010 - 2-0 down to St Johnstone at half-time, United pulled one back with a Jon Daly header 7 minutes into the second half, before Danny Swanson scored an absolute cracker from outside the box to pull United level. Jennison Myrie-Williams then put United 3-2 up with 13 minutes to go but St Johnstone equalised seconds later for a fantastic 3-3 draw at Tannadice.


28th January

1953 - After a 3-3 draw at Sheilfield Park four days before, Robert Swan and Frank Quinn scored against C Division's Berwick Rangers, but United suffered a shock exit from the Scottish Cup in the 1st round as they lost the replay 3-2 at Tannadice.

1967 - Two goals from Finn Dossing and one from Ian Mitchell, all in the second half, gave United victory over Hearts with a 3-0 win at Tynecastle in the 1st round of the Scottish Cup, as the club began preparations for a trip to Italy a week later to face Juventus in the Inter Cities Cup.

1989 - In the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup, United faced Dundee at Dens Park, where Dave Bowman put United 1-0 up in the first half with a fantastic volley from the edge of the box. A Raphael Meade header in the second half put United further in front before Dundee pulled one back. The Dark Blues pushed for a late equaliser but United held out to go through 2-1.

2009 - After falling at the final hurdle the year before, United were desperate to reach the League Cup final for the second year in a row, but first had to get past Celtic in the semi final at Hampden. Despite dominating for long spells during the 90 minutes and in extra-time, the game went to penalties, where United lost out in an incredible 11-10 shoot out.


29th January

1972 - New signings Pat Gardner and Frank Kopel made their United debuts in a 2-1 win over Morton at Tannadice, where Ian Mitchell and Jackie Copland scored United's goals.

1991 - After surviving the first game at Bayview with a last minute equaliser, Duncan Ferguson scored his first goal for the club as United beat East Fife in the Scottish Cup 3rd round replay at Tannadice. John Clark also scored in the 2-1 win.

1994 - United started their Scottish Cup campaign at an extremely windy Gayfield Park where they took on an Arbroath side with ex-United midfielder Charlie Adam in their ranks. Scott Crabbe scored after 10 minutes and Craig Brewster fired in a wind assisted long range effort just before half time. Arbroath pulled one back on 56 minutes but Billy McKinlay slotted home a penalty three minutes later. Arbroath scored again with 12 minutes remaining but United squeezed through with a 3-2 victory, and faced Motherwell at Tannadice in the next round.

2005 - In the 3rd Dundee derby of the season, goals from Stuart Duff and Jim McIntyre had put United 2-1 up late in the game, as the team looked to have finally won their first victory over their neighbours in 9 attempts. But a late equaliser for Dundee saw the match finish 2-2 at Tannadice.


30th January

1952 - After a tough 3-3 draw away from home with Inverness Caledonian, United won the Scottish Cup 2nd round replay at Tannadice 4-0, with goals from Peter McKay, Frank Quinn (2) and Andy Dunsmore.

1980 - Willie Pettigrew ran riot againt Dundee at Tannadice in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup, scoring 4 goals against the Dark Blues, with Paul Sturrock adding to the 5-1 demolition.

1988 - Alan Irvine (2), Maurice Malpas, Eamonn Bannon, Mixu Paatelainen, Hamish French and Ian Redford all scored in United's biggest win in 3 years, as they hammered Arbroath 7-0 at Gayfield to go through to the 4th round of the Scottish Cup where they would face Airdrie at Broomfield.

1999 - Maurice Malpas made his 800th appearance for the club when United drew 1-1 with Dunfermline at Tannadice, with Kjell Olofsson scoring United's goal in the first half before the Pars equalised in the first minute of the second half.

2003 - Ian McCall became the manager of Dundee United, replacing Paul Hegarty at the helm. McCall brought his management team of Gordon Chisholm and Tony Docherty with him from Falkirk.

2010 - Just three days after drawing 3-3 with St Johnstone at Tannadice, United were involved in yet another high scoring draw. Goals from Prince Buaben and Craig Conway (2) gave United a 3-1 lead at half-time at Rugby Park, but Kilmarnock stormed back to go 4-3 ahead. Jon Daly scored from the penalty spot to bring United level for a ridiculous 4-4 draw.


31st January

1951 - After pegging Dundee back to a 2-2 draw in the Scottish Cup tie at Dens Park, United lost out narrowly to a Billy Steele goal in the 1st round replay at Tannadice in front of a crowd of 22,000.

1970 - A high scoring game at Tannadice saw United beat Morton 5-4 with goals from Ian Mitchell (2), Davie Wilson, Doug Smith and a Murray own goal.

1981 - Davie Dodds scored a hat-trick against Airdrieonians at Broomfield, with Eamonn Bannon (pen) and Paul Sturrock also scoring in the 5-0 win.

2001 - In the Dundee derby at Dens Park, Hugh Davidson gave United a first half lead with a header at the back post but Claudio Caniggia euqalised right on half time. A minute after the restart Craig Easton slotted the ball past Roccati to restore United's advantage, and JIm Lauchlan bundled the ball home with 11 minutes to go. Facloner pulled one back for the Dark Blues two minutes from time, but United held out for a 3-2 win, and recorded their first win over their rivals in 3 attempts that season.

2004 - Jim McIntyre finished off a well worked move by Charlie Miller in the second half to give United a 1-0 win over Dunfermline on a freezing cold afternoon at Tannadice.

2008 - After 5 years at Tannadice, where he scored 32 goals in 145 appearances, United captain Barry Robson was transferred to Celtic on the last day of the January transfer window for a substantial fee.


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