The Glenrothes Arabs

MARCH


1st March

1994 - A huge United support travelled to Fir Park for the Scottish Cup 4th round replay after a 2-2 draw at Tannadice, where Brian Welsh scored in a 1-0 win to take United through to a quarter-final tie with Airdrie.

2003 - Craig Easton opened the scoring against Dunfermline at Tannadice, before Andy Tod scored against his former club and Danny Ogunmade completed the 3-0 win.


2nd March

1957 - United lost 7-0 to Morton at Tannadice, the clubs worst ever home defeat in the Scottish League, and was also the second game in a row that they have lost by this scoreline, after being knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Raith Rovers.

1968 - Davie Wilson, Billy Hainey and Ian Mitchell scored to give United a 3-1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park to get the team back to winning ways after 2 League defeats and a Scottish Cup defeat.

1983 - United travelled to Czechoslovakia to take on Bohemians of Prague in the UEFA Cup Quarter Finals, but came home a goal down after a hard fought match on a muddy pitch in the 1st leg.


3rd March

1960 - Jerry Kerr signed Tommy Campbell from Albion Rovers for 2,000. Two months later Campbell would score the goal that won United promotion back to Division One for the first time in 30 years.

1976 - Tom McAdam took his season's goal tally to 10 when he scored a hat-trick against Ayr United at Tannadice, with Alex Reid and Paul Hegarty also scoring in a 5-0 victory.

1982 - Goals from David Narey and Davie Dodds gave United a 2-0 lead over Yugoslavian side Radnicki Nis after the 1st leg at Tannadice in the Quarter Finals of the UEFA Cup.

1984 - Paul Sturrock set up the first two goals for Eamonn Bannon and Billy Kirkwood, and Davie Dodds scored after a mistake by Pat Bonner as United beat Celtic 3-1 at Tannadice.

2001 - Relegation rivals St Mirren came to Tannadice, where Charlie Miller opened the scoring with a screamer from outside the box. David Hannah added another before the break, and two late goals from Derek Lilley and Jim Hamilton gave United a much needed 4-0 win.


4th March

1967 - Finn Seemann scored twice as United beat Airdrie 3-1 at Tannadice, with Orjan Persson opening the scoring for United.

1987 - The Quarter Finals of the UEFA Cup saw Spanish giants Barcelona come to Tannadice. The Catalonian side had a strong British contingent with Terry Venables as manager and Gary Lineker and Mark Hughes in the team, but it was United youngster Kevin Gallacher who grabbed the headlines, scoring the only goal of the match with a 4th minute cross-come-shot to give United a well earned lead for the 2nd leg in Spain.

2006 - At 16 years, 11 months and 4 days, David Goodwillie became the youngest player to score in the SPL as he grabbed a consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat to Hibs at Easter Road.


5th March

1960 - Tommy Campbell scored a hat-trick on his United debut against Hamilton Accies at Tannadice, with Gibby Ormond and Jim Irvine also scoring in the 5-1 victory.

1969 - Kenny Cameron scored his 27th and 28th goals of the season in a 3-1 win over Raith Rovers, where Wilson Wood also scored in the match at Tannadice.

1975 - United beat Ayr United 3-1 at Tannadice with goals from Doug Houston, Iain McDonald and Andy Rolland.

1983 - United went 1-0 down to bottom club Motherwell at Fir Park, but Richard Gough scored with two headers before he set up Davie Dodds for the third, and Ralph Milne made it 4-1 to keep United in touch with Aberdeen and Celtic at the top of the table.


6th March

1968 - Two goals from top scorer Ian Mitchell and another from Wilson Wood was enough for United to beat Falkirk 3-2 at Tannadice.

1999 - Kjell Olofsson scored twice as United beat Clydebank 3-0 at Tannadice, with Neil Duffy opening the scoring as United won through in the Scottish Cup 4th Round replay after the 0-0 draw at Forthbank, which had twice been postponed.

2008 - After two postponements due to bad weather and a bad pitch at Fir Park, goals from Garry Kenneth, Morgaro Gomis and David Robertson finally gave United a win against bottom club Gretna in the SPL.


7th March

1961 - Two goals from Neil Mochan and a Jimmy Briggs penalty weren't enough as United lost 4-3 to Motherwell at Tannadice.

1979 - Paul Sturrock (2), Ray Stewart (pen) and David Narey scored at Fir Park as United beat Motherwell 4-0 to renew a title challenge after two defeats.

1981 - Davie Dodds scored a hat-trick against Motherwell at Tannadice as United won 6-1 in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup. Dave Narey and Billy Kirkwood also scored, but manager Jim McLean allegedly saw fit to fine the entire team for failing to entertain the fans in the second half.

1984 - Derek Stark scored first with an important away goal for United in Austria in the Quarter Finals of the European Cup, but United lost the 1st leg against Rapid Vienna 2-1.

2011 - United earn a comfortable 3-1 SPL win at Tannadice against Aberdeen under the lights. Barry Douglas, Craig Conway and Danny Swanson got the goals.


8th March

1962 - Manager Jerry Kerr signed right back Tommy Millar from Colchester City. Millar became a regular in the United side throughout the 60's, rarely missing a match over the following 5 seasons, and played in all four of United's first matches in Europe against Barcelona and Juventus.

1967 - In only the clubs fourth ever European tie, a Finn Dossing goal got United a 1-0 win over Italian giants Juventus at Tannadice, but it wasn't enough to turn the tie after losing the 1st leg 3-0 in Italy, as United went out of the Inter Cities Fairs Cup in the 3rd round.

1969 - An injury to regular goalkeeper Don Mackay saw 21 year old Hamish McAlpine make his first team debut against Hearts at Tynecastle where United narrowly lost 1-0.

1986 - A Richard Gough goal at Fir Park was enough to take United through to the Semi Finals of the Scottish Cup as United beat Motherwell 1-0.

1989 - Scotland beat France 2-0 at Hampden to put themselves on the brink of qualification for the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Maurice Malpas won his 25th cap as Mo Johnston scored twice in a memorable win.

1997 - After a first half with no goals, Andy McLaren scored twice against Motherwell in the Scottish Cup quarter final tie at Tannadice, and Robbie Winters and Kjell Olofsson added to the 4-1 win.

1998 - Two goals form Kjell Olofsson pushed Celtic all the way in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie at Tannadice, but a last minute Erik Pedersen own goal took Celtic through 3-2.


9th March

1957 - For the third game in a row United lost 7 goals, but this time Johnny Coyle at least scored one for United as they lost 7-1 to Clyde at Shawfield Stadium.

1985 - A Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie at Love Street saw Paul Sturrock sent off, but goals from Richard Gough, Davie Dodds (2) and Eamonn Bannon gave United a 4-1 win over St Mirren to take the club through to the Semi Finals and ended the clubs Scottish Cup hoodoo against St Mirren, with the Paisley club having knocked United out of the competition four times in the previous 10 years.

1991 - Darren Jackson scored the only goal of the game as United beat St Mirren 1-0 at Love Street.

2002 - Hasney Aljofree and Charlie Miller gave United a 2-0 lead in the first half at Tynecastle. Hearts pulled a goal back with 10 minutes left but United held out for a 2-1 win.


10th March

1973 - Goals from Pat Gardner and Kenny Cameron gave United a 2-2 draw with Celtic at Tannadice.

1974 - Tommy Traynor scored a last minute equaliser at East End Park to take the tie to a replay at Tannadice, as United take on Dunfermline in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup.

1983 - With a lack of back up for strikers Paul Sturrock and Davie Dodds, manager Jim McLean signed ex-Derby and Arsenal striker Charlie George on a short-term contract.

1996 - A break from the First Division battle saw United take on Celtic at Parkhead in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup. Owen Coyle gave United a shock lead, but two late, late goals gave Celtic a 2-1 win, denying United a famous victory.


11th March

1939 - For the second week in a row United scored 6 goals in a match, beating Leith Athletic 6-1 at Tannadice after defeating Forfar Athletic 6-0 at Tannadice in the previous game. Johnny Hutton and Willie Black both scored two each, with Bob Temple (pen) and Joe Black getting one a piece.

1963 - Walter Carlyle rescued United from a shock defeat in the Scottish Cup to Queen's Park at Hampden as he scored a last minute equaliser for a 1-1 draw and a replay a Tannadice.

1967 - Just three days after scoring the only goal of the game against Juventus at Tannadice, Finn Dossing did it again against a team in black & white, this time Dunfermline went down 1-0 in the Scottish Cup quarter final tie at Tannadice, and United reached the Semi-Finals.

1984 - After losing an early goal to Hearts at Tannadice, United came back with goals from Eamonn Bannon and Tommy Coyne (2) to win 3-1.

2001 - In the midst of a relegation battle with St Mirren, United faced Rangers at Tannadice in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup, where a second half David Hannah volley gave United a 1-0 victory and took the club through to the Semi Finals.

2012 - The jovial atmosphere of the Scottish Cup Quarter Final quickly deminished for the home fans as Robbie Neilson earned a red card in the 28th minute. Celtic went on to beat United 4-0 in an afternoon to forget as United's cup run came to an abrupt end.


12th March

1974 - After Tommy Traynor's last gasp equaliser at East End Park in the Scottish Cup quarter final tie against Dunfermline, United comfortably won the replay 4-0, with goals from George Fleming (2), Tommy Traynor and Jackie Copland to go through to a Semi Final tie with Hearts.

1983 - A cracking Dundee derby at Tannadice saw Richard Gough score twice before conceding a penalty, and Dundee eventually went 3-2 up with 15 minutes to go. But United fought back through John Reilly, Paul Hegarty and Davie Dodds to win 5-3.

1988 - United were drawn away to Dundee in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup, but the game ended 0-0 with Maurice Malpas being sent off, and replay was required.

1994 - After beating Motherwell in the previous round, United travelled through to Lanarkshire again to take on first Division Airdrie in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup. Craig Brewster was sent off but the game ended 0-0 and the tie went to a replat at Tannadice.

1995 - Sergio scored for United at Tynecastle in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup, but the holders went out as Hearts won 2-1. This turned out to be Ivan Golac's last game in charge of United.

1997 - Kjell Olofsson set up Robbie Winters to score in the first half and Winters returned the favour just after half time for a memorable 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox.

2005 - After a run of bad results in the SPL, a 3-0 defeat to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park turned out to be manager Ian McCall's last game in charge, and Gordon Chisholm took up the reigns as caretaker boss.


13th March

1915 - The first ever Dundee derby saw Dundee Hibs face Dundee in a friendly match at Dens Park, where the Dark Blues won 4-0 in front of a crowd of 4,000.

1965 - Finn Dossing, Dennis Gillespie and Mogens Berg all scored twice as United beat Clyde 6-0 at Tannadice.

1982 - United defeated Partick Thistle 5-1 at Tannadice with goals from Richard Gough, an own goal and a Davie Dodds hat-trick.

1991 - In United's first ever live game on satellite television, Ray McKinnon, Darren Jackson and Duncan Ferguson scored in a 3-1 win over Dundee at Tannadice to go through to a Scottish Cup Semi Final against St Johnstone at East End Park.

1999 - In the Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie against First Division Ayr United at Somerset Park, Sieb Dykstra saved a last minute Andy Walker penalty to keep the score at 0-0 and took the game to a replay.

2011 - Scottish Cup holders United faced Motherwell at Tannadice in the 5th Round of the competition, and went a goal down in the first minute. David Goodwillie equalised just before half time with a spectacular overhead kick, but Motherwell went in front again with twenty minutes to go. Jon Daly pulled United level again just minutes later and the tie went to a replay at Fir Park.


14th March

1964 - Jimmy Briggs scored twice as United beat Hearts 4-0 at Tynecastle, with Tommy Millar and Bobby Young also scoring.

1987 - United survived a major Scottish Cup shock as Iain Ferguson tucked away a last minute penalty against Forfar Athletic in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup to level the score at 2-2 and take the game to a replay. Maurice Malpas had earlier put United ahead.

1989 - Miodrag Krivokapic scored his first and only goal for United in a 2-1 win over Motherwell at Fir Park, where Kevin Gallacher scored the winner.

1995 - Manager Ivan Golac was sacked just days after holders United were knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Hearts at Tynecastle. United now had to find a new manager as they faced their first serious relegation battle in nearly 20 years.

2010 - Andis Shala put United ahead at Ibrox Stadium in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final, before referee Douglas McDonald awarded Rangers two staggeringly soft penalties which were duly converted by Kris Boyd. Hope faded when Nacho Novo made it 3-1 just after half time but a Whittaker own goal got United back in the game and a hysterical Arab celebration errupted in the 80th minute when Mihael Kovacevic made it 3-3 to force what would become a famous Tannadice replay.


15th March

1913 - Goals from Jock Low and Ned McDonald helped United defeated Albion Rovers 2-1 at Tannadice to extend their unbeaten home run in the League to nine matches.

1958 - Willie McDonald scored a hat-trick against Stirling Albion at Annfield, but it wasn't enough as United lost 5-3.

1975 - Andy Gray scored the only goal of the game as United beat Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead.

1986 - Davie Dodds scoreds to give ten men United a 1-1 draw with Celtic at Parkhead, where John Holt was sent off.

1988 - Eamonn Bannon put United 2-0 up in the Quarter Final Scottish Cup replay against Dundee at Tannadice, but heroics from Dundee keeper Tom Carson and two goals from Graham Harvey levelled things up and a 2nd replay at Dens Park is required.

1994 - Goals from Billy McKinlay and Andy McLaren finally saw off Airdrieonians as United win the Quarter Final replay at Tannadice 2-0, and went through to a Semi Final tie against Aberdeen at Hampden.

1998 - Kjell Olofsson equalised for United at Parkhead to give United a 1-1 draw with Celtic in Glasgow.


16th March

1974 - Archie Knox, Doug Smith (pen) and Andy Gray scored in a high scoring 3-3 draw with Hearts at Tannadice.

1983 - After 90 minutes of pressure, United just couldn't get past Bohemians of Prague keeper Hruska, and the 0-0 draw at Tannadice saw United go out of the UEFA Cup at the Quarter Final stage, 1-0 on aggregate.

1985 - A Maurice Malpas goal was enough to give United a 1-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle. This was United's last victory at the Edinburgh club's ground for over 12 years.

1999 - Magnus Skoldmark scored the winner to take United past Ayr United in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup, as Paul Sturrock's side won 2-1 at Tannadice in the replay, with Neil Murray having given United the lead just before half time.

2008 - United competed in their sixth League Cup Final, where they faced Rangers at Hampden for the third time. After dominating the first half Noel Hunt scrambled the ball into the net to give United a 1-0 lead, and United continued to outplay the Glasgow side in the second half. Just as it looked like United would hold on for a memorable victory, Rangers were gifted a goal when Boyd picked up a short pass-back to level with less than five minutes to go. United regained the lead in the first half of extra-time with a great goal from Mark De Vries, yet Ranger leveled again with 5 minutes to go to take the match to penalties, where United lost 3-2 in the shoot-out.

2011 - After a run of postponed matches, United played their third successive home match in six days when they faced Hearts at Tannadice. Former United Captain Andy Webster made his first appearance at Tannadice since lifting the Scottish Cup the previous May, now in the maroon and white of Hearts, however it was United youngster Johnny Russell who grabbed the headlines with two goals - a beautifully floated header on 82 minutes and an injury time two yard smash made it 2-0 to United.


17th March

1945 - United beat East Fife 3-1 in a North Eastern League match as the Second World War drew to a close.

1956 - United defeated Montrose 6-3 at Tannadice with goals from Johnny Coyle (2), Jim Coyle, Jimmy Reid, Dave Sturrock and a Ramsay own goal.

1979 - George Fleming and Paul Sturrock scored in a 2-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie, to give United a fourth straight win in the League and kept United in the title race.

1982 - Leading 2-0 after the 1st leg, United were beaten 3-0 by Radnicki Nis in Yugoslavia and went out of the UEFA Cup at the Quarter Final stage.

1984 - United drew 0-0 with Cup holders Aberdeen at Pittodrie in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup, where Aberdeen had twice hit the woodwork.

1990 - A solitary Darren Jackson goal gave United a 1-0 victory over Hibs at Tannadice in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup, and set up a Semi Final meeting with Aberdeen at Tynecastle.

2012 - United beat Rangers 2-1 at Tannadice in the SPL. Keith Watson scored a beauty in the first half, and John Daly doubled the lead two minutes after half time. An Aluko goal on 60 minutes against the run of play failed to put the wind up United as they saw the game out comfortably for all 3 points.


18th March

1961 - David Boner scored for United as they drew 1-1 with Rangers at Tannadice, a result which helped the club stay safe from relegation in their first season back in the First Division.

1981 - Eamonn Bannon (2), Billy Kirkwood and Paul Sturrock scored to give United a 4-1 win over Rangers at Ibrox, the clubs biggest ever win there.

1987 - Leading 1-0 after the 1st leg, United travelled to Spain to take on Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Barcelona levelled the tie just before half time, but just as it looked like the game would go to extra time, John Clark headed home an Ian Redford free-kick and Iain Ferguson tied up a famous victory for United, as the club knocked out the Spanish giants and reached the Semi Finals of the UEFA Cup.


19th March

1960 - Over 6,000 fans turned up to see United face Montrose at Links Park, where United grabbed a vital victory as the promotion race entered it's final stages. Bobby Norris, Gibby Ormond and a Kemp own goal gave United a 3-1 win.

1966 - Finn Dossing scored a hat-trick against Motherwell at Tannadice, with Orjan Persson and Ian Mitchell also scoring in the 5-1 win. Billy Hainey made his debut after signing from Partick Thistle.

1983 - After beating Bayern Munich in the European Cup Winners Cup just days before, Aberdeen went down to two goals from Ralph Milne, who was later sent off, as United beat Aberdeen 2-1 at Pittodrie to go just one point behind them in the title race.


20th March

1971 - Alex Reid (2), Kenny Cameron and Alan Gordon scored at Tannadice as United beat Hearts 4-1.

1993 - United defeated St Johnstone 4-1 at McDiarmid Park with goals from Jim McInally, Michael O'Neill, Paddy Connolly and John O'Neil.

1999 - Magnus Skoldmark was sent off against Rangers at Ibrox, but a Kjell Olofsson goal gives ten men United a memorable 1-0 victory.

2004 - Jim McIntyre scored a first half hat-trick as United beat Kilmarnock 4-1 at Tannadice, with Charlie Miller getting United's second.

2010 - A Jon Daly double had United ahead at Pittodrie in the SPL but Aberdeen quickly leveled for the game to finish 2-2.


21st March

1966 - Billy Hainey scored the only goal of the game as United beat Rangers 1-0 at Tannadice.

1984 - Losing 2-1 to Rapid Vienna after the 1st leg in Austria, Davie Dodds scored to level the tie at Tannadice, and United went through on away goals to reach the Semi Finals of the European Cup.

1989 - Kevin Gallacher gave United a first half lead in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie against Rangers at Ibrox, but with Rangers scoring twice in the second half, Mixu Paatelainen scored a late header in a classic 2-2 draw to take the tie to a replay.


22nd March

1975 - Alan Forsyth scored twice as United beat Partick Thistle 2-1 at Tannadice to keep United on course for a UEFA Cup spot.

1986 - Facing Motherwell for the third time in the space of a month, United won 4-0 at Tannadice with goals from Paul Sturrock (2), Eamonn Bannon and Davie Dodds.

2009 - Fran Sandaza made it 1-1 against Celtic at Tannadice in the SPL and 10 minutes later found the back of the net again. But the game ended 2-2 as Lee Naylor equilised for Celtic to set up a frantic finish.


23rd March

1985 - Just two weeks after beating St Mirren in the Scottish Cup, United defeated the Paisley club again at Tannadice where Eamonn Bannon (2) and Davie Dodds gave United a 3-1 League win.

1996 - A Craig Brewster hat-trick helped United to a 6-0 win over Clydebank to keep United on course for automatic promotion back to the Premier Division. Gary McSwegan (2) and Owen Coyle also scored in the romp at Tannadice.


24th March

1951 - United fired 10 past Alloa Athletic at Tannadice where all five of United's own Famous Five scored in this match. Peter McKay scored 4 to take his tally for the season to 37, with Dave Stratton (2), Frank Quinn, George Cruickshank, Andy Dunsmore and George Grant also in the goals as United won 10-1.

1965 - In a match in the sleet and snow at Dens Park, Orjan Persson and Dennis Gillespie gave United a 2-1 lead just after half-time, but Kenny Cameron equalised for Dundee. Finn Dossing and Orjan Persson scored to give United a 4-2 victory for their third League win in a row. Dossing's goal was his 21st goal in the 3 months since he had joined United and is also the 13th consecutive match in which he has scored.

1979 - United's title hopes received a major blow as the side lost 3-1 to Morton at Cappielow, where Davie Dodds scored for United.

1987 - After Iain Ferguson's last minute penalty in the first game at Tannadice had kept United in the competition, goalkeeper Alan Main saved a penalty on his United debut at Station Park in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final replay against Forfar Athletic. Goals from John Holt and Iain Ferguson took United through to a Semi Final against Dundee at Tynecastle Park.

1993 - Duncan Ferguson impressed many in his 4th cap for Scotland as they took on Germany in an International Friendly at Ibrox Stadium. Dave Bowman and Jim McInally also played as Scotland lost 1-0.

2004 - Jason Scotland scored his first goal for United to put the club 1-0 up at the City Stadium, but Livingston came back to lead 2-1 in the second half. With just 10 minutes to go, Collin Samuel equaliseds for United, and Jim McIntyre scored the winner for an important 3-2 win which kept United in the hunt for a top six spot before the split.

2010 - After fighting back against the odds at Ibrox in the first match of this Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie, United dominated the replay at a packed Tannadice against treble chasing Rangers. In the second half, a David Goodwillie goal was ruled offside and at 0-0 the game appeared to be heading for extra time. But in the 89th minute, David Robertson scrambled the ball home to make it 1-0 as the stadium errupted for a famous victory and a Semi Final against Raith Rovers.


25th March

1911 - In the clubs first ever Forfarshire Cup Final, Dundee Hibs took on Arbroath in front of 7,000 at Dens Park, where Charlie Dunnian scored the only goal of the game to win the Cup for the Hibs, for what was the clubs second piece of silverware in their first two years of existance.

1939 - Willie Black scored five goals in a 10-0 win over East Stirling at Tannadice. William Benzie also scored twice, with Bob Temple (pen), Donny Reid and Robert Beattie also grabbing a goal each.

1967 - Jackie Graham scored the only goal of the game to give United a 1-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie, just a week before the two clubs were to meet in the Scottish Cup Semi Finals.

1992 - Dave Bowman won his first ever full International cap for Scotland in a 1-1 draw with Finland at Hampden Park, where Maurice Malpas played for his country for the 47th time. Paul McStay scored for Scotland in this International friendly.

1999 - Winger Andy McLaren left Tannadice for Reading for 150,000 after nearly 10 years with United, and midfielder Lars Zetterlund returneds to Swedish club Orebro.

2000 - After 1-0 defeats to Aberdeen in the League Cup Semi Finals and Scottish Cup Quarter Finals in the space of the previous month, Joaquim Ferraz scored to give United a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen at Tannadice.


26th March

1960 - Tommy Campbell and Jim Irvine scored against Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park, but the 3-2 defeat put a major dent in United's promotion hopes.

1975 - Manager Jim McLean signed 16 year old Dunfermline born schoolboy Derek Stark from Kirkford Boys Club.

1983 - A high scoring match at Tannadice saw Richard Gough, Ian Britton and Davie Dodds score to put United 3-1 up before half-time, but Hibs fought back in the second half for a 3-3 draw.


27th March

1915 - United won the Forfarshire Cup for the second time as they beat Arbroath 2-0 at Dens Park in the Final.

1965 - United faced Morton at Tannadice where both teams field four Scandinavian players. Finn Dossing and Dennis Gillespie scored for United and Frank Munro scored the winner with a late header for a 3-2 victory.

1982 - A Paul Sturrock hat-trick and two goals from Ralph Milne gave United a 5-0 win over Greenock Morton at Tannadice, and restored some confidence after defeats in the UEFA Cup and Scottish Cup Quarter Finals.

1989 - After United's great come back at Ibrox in the first game, United lost 1-0 to an Ally McCoist tap in at Tannadice to go out of the Scottish Cup at the Quarter Final stage.

2002 - United striker Steven Thompson made his Scotland debut in a 5-0 defeat against France as Berti Vogts tried out new blood for the national team.

2004 - Jason Scotland came off the bench to pounce on a Gordon Marshall error and gave United a 1-0 win over Motherwell at Tannadice. The result put United into 5th place in the League with just three matches to go before the split.

2010 -Entering the final third of the season in third place in the SPL and facing back to back matches against their nearest rivals Motherwell and Hibs, things looked bad when Paul Dixon was sent off early on against Motherwell at Tannadice. But goals from David Goodwillie, Prince Buaben and Danny Swanson give 10 men United a comfortable 3-0 victory.


28th March

1970 - United beat Aberdeen 2-0 at Tannadice with goals from Ian Mitchell and Kenny Cameron as United battled for a European qualifying spot.

1981 - United made sure of finishing 5th at least and European qualification as Paul Sturrock and Billy Kirkwood both score twiced in a 4-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

1984 - United went out of the Scottish Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen at Tannadice in the Quarter Final Replay, with Mark McGhee scoring the winner for the Dons.

1987 - A Bobby Glennie own goal gave United a 1-1 draw with Dundee at Tannadice, after a busy month with tough Cup games against Barcelona and Forfar Athletic.

1988 - After a 0-0 draw at Dens and a 2-2 draw at Tannadice, the Scottish Cup Quarter Final tie against Dundee went to a 2nd Replay, where United won 3-0 with goals from Ian Redford (pen), Iain Ferguson and Joe McLeod, and Dundee's Stuart Rafferty was sent off in the dying minutes.

1992 - Mixu Paatelainen was transferred to Aberdeen for 400,000 after nearly 5 years at Tannadice.

1995 - Ex-United player Billy Kirkwood left his post as coach with Rangers to take up the manager's position at Tannadice, two weeks after the departure of Ivan Golac. Kirkwood had only seven games until the end of the season to try to steer United away from the relegation battle.


29th March

1969 - Ian Mitchell and Kenny Cameron (pen) scored in a 2-2 draw with Falkirk at Brockville, with Cameron's goal being his 33rd goal of the season.

1986 - Richard Gough scored the only goal of the game in the fourth Dundee derby of the season, as United beat Dundee 1-0 at Dens Park to go unbeaten against Dundee for the season, without even conceding a goal.


30th March

1966 - United beat St Johnstone 2-1 at Muirton Park with goals from Finn Dossing and Lennart Wing as United pushed to qualify for Europe for the first time.

1974 - A Doug Smith penalty and a goal from Andy Gray gave United a 2-1 win over Ayr United at Tannadice, where ex-Dundee player Doug Houston made his debut after signing from Rangers for 10,000.

1983 - Richard Gough earned his first full International cap as Scotland draw 2-2 with Switzerland in a European Championship qualifier match at Hampden, where John Wark and Charlie Nicholas scored the goals.

1988 - Dave Bowman scored his first goal for United as United beat St Mirren 5-1 at Tannadice. Hamish French and Iain Ferguson grabbed a goal each and winger Alan Irvine also scored twice.

2011 - After the classic cup tie at Tannadice where United drew 2-2 with Motherwell, it was a crushing night at Fir Park as holders United were humbled 3-0 by Motherwell in the Scottish Cup Replay, going out in front of an impressive away travelling Arab support.


31st March

1954 - A poor season finished as United beat Albion Rovers 6-2 at Tannadice. Peter McKay took his season's goal tally to 27 with a hat-trick, his last goals for United before heading south to play in the English League, which also gave him the record of scoring the most League goals for the club with 158. George Grant (2) and George Cruickshank also scored as United finished second bottom of the table, only avoiding the bottom spot by goal difference.

1969 - Manager Jerry Kerr signed Alan Gordon from Hearts for 8,000 and he made his debut later that day as United beat Hibernian 3-0 at Tannadice with goals from Davie Hogg (2) and Kenny Cameron.

1979 - After beating Motherwell 4-0 at the start of the month at Fir Park, Derek Addison scored twice in a 2-1 win over the Lanarkshire club at Tannadice.

2010 - After beating Motherwell 3-0 just days before, United then faced their other rivals for the 3rd place spot in the SPL, Hibernian. Going 1-0 down after just 40 seconds, United then took control and equalised with a penalty from Jon Daly. Danny Swanson then scored the goal of the season with a curling shot from the corner of the box to put United in front, and David Goodwillie and Fran Sandaza added to the goals before Hibs got a consolation goal in the last minute in a memorable 4-2 win to put United in the driving seat for a European place.


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