Hibernian 5
Dundee 2
League (Premier League)


5 - 2


League (Premier League)
Saturday, October 23rd, 1999
Easter Road
Attendance: 10,160
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Miller (31)
Russell Latapy (40)
Frank Sauzee (63)
Russell Latapy (78)
Dirk Lehmann (90)
Robert Matute (6)
Willie Falconer (73)

Team Managers
Alex McLeish Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Ollie Gottskalksson
21. Matthias Jack
7. Shaun Dennis
22. Mark Dempsie
17. Tom Smith
34. Grant Brebner
11. Russell Latapy
5. Frank Sauzee
11. Pat McGinlay
10. Mixu Paatelainen
20. Kenny Miller
Robert Douglas .1
Lee Wilkie .20
Steven Tweed .5
Willie Miller .4
Frank van Eijs .17
Lee Sharp .15
Hugh Robertson .14
Steven Boyack .7
Gavin Rae .8
Willie Falconer .11
Robert Matute .18

31. John Campbell
2. Derek Collins
25. Russell Huggon
16. Dirk Lehmann
12. Paul Hartley
Jamie Langfield .13
Mark Slater .21
Shaun McSkimming .12
Eddie Annand .9
John Elliot .23

Paul Hartley for Kenny Miller (65)
Dirk Lehmann for Frank Sauzee (75)
Eddie Annand for Robert Matute
Mark Slater for Willie Miller
John Elliot for Frank van Eijs

Grant Brebner Lee Wilkie
Lee Sharp
Gavin Rae
Lee Wilkie

Red Cards
None. Lee Wilkie

Match Officials

D. Smith (Referee)

Match Report

Young Kenny Miller led Hibs to a comfortable victory over Premier League away specialists Dundee. The 21-year-old striker has taken time, including a loan spell at Stenhousemuir, to underline his case for a regular first team spot.

But, even after going off injured in the 65th minute yesterday, the tiny forward did enough to suggest he is genuine top league quality.

Quick and sharp, Miller gave Dundee's twin defensive towers, Stephen Tweed and Lee Wilkie, a torrid afternoon at chilly Easter Road.

However, Miller's fine performance up front was just one example of Hibs superiority over Jocky Scott's side, who are struggling with confidence.

Dundee didn't support hard-grafting Willie Falconer and chances were rare. And after a disappointing display in the Dundee derby, Wilkie's injury time sending-off, for his second booking, pulled the curtain down on a week to forget for Scott's men.

Dundee stunned the home fans with a neat opener. Sharp's pass was fired towards goal by Falconer, and Roberto Matute got the final touch.

Miller got the leveller when he dummied a Latapy pass on its way to McGinlay, took the return and beat Douglas from 12 yards.

Ten minutes later, Mathias Jack made good ground down the right and pulled the ball back for Latapy to lash low past Douglas from 14 yards.

Into the second half and the Dundee wall disintegrated in the face of a Franck Sauzee free-kick, which flew through the gap and low into the net.

But Dundee had resilience at least and, with 15 minutes left, Gavin Rae slid the ball through for the persistent Falconer to pick his spot behind Ollie Gottskalksson from 12 yards.

But substitute Dirk Lehmann fed Latapy on the edge of the box and, as he raced across the face of the penalty area, he suddenly cut a low left foot shot back to beat Douglas.

Hibs made it five a minute into stop page time when, seconds after Wilkie's departure, Lehmann forced the ball in from close range.

In addition to Wilkie's two cautions, Sharp and Rae of Dundee were booked along with Hibs' Brebner.

Man of the Match KENNY MILLER.

Match report written by The Sporting Post

Squad Statistics (as at October 23rd, 1999)

1999-00 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)27 13 - 94 -
Steven Tweed27 13 - 241
Lee Wilkie19 7 - 7 -
Lee Sharp24 61122
Frank van Eijs27 7 - 7 -
Willie Miller29 10 - 39 -
Hugh Robertson24 7 - 361
Gavin Rae21 131774
Steven Boyack23 133215
Robert Matute21 5151
Willie Falconer33 12104714
Mark Slater (sub)20 1 - 1 -
John Elliot (sub)19 1 - 272
Eddie Annand (sub)26 1229028

League Table (as at October 23rd, 1999)

No league table has been added for this season.