Motherwell 0
Dundee 2
League (Premier League)


0 - 2


League (Premier League)
Saturday, July 29th, 2000
Fir Park
Attendance: 6,161
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Patrizio Billio (8)
Javier Artero (86)

Team Managers
Billy Davies Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Martyn Corrigan
Benito Kemble
Greg Strong
Stephen McMillan
Derek Townsley
John Davies
Ged Brannan
Paul Harvey
Kevin Twaddle
Stevie Nicholas
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Steven Tweed .6
Marcello Marrocco .4
Marco De Marchi .5
Ivano Bonetti .8
Javier Artero .18
Georgi Nemsadze .10
Patrizio Billio .19
Fabian Caballero .7
Juan Sara .9

Steven Hammell
Stevie Woods
Stuart Elliott
Martin Wood
Ange Queifio
Jamie Langfield .3
Shaun McSkimming .12
Graham Bayne .21
Willie Falconer .11
Steve Milne .15

Martin Woods for Kevin Twaddle (16)
Stuart Elliott for Stephen Nicholas (54)
Ange Oueifio for Martyn Corrigan (83)
Shaun McSkimming for Juan Sara (54)
Willie Falconer for Fabian Caballero (79)

Benito Kemble Ivano Bonetti
Patrizio Billio

Red Cards
None. Ivano Bonetti (50)

Match Officials

John Rowbotham (Referee)

Match Report

New Dundee manager Ivano Bonetti began his SPL season in acrimonious circumstances after receiving a red card in his side's 2-0 victory over Motherwell.

Goals from Patrizio Billio and Javier Artero sealed all three points for Bonetti's side, but two yellow cards for the Italian player-manager marred Dundee's win.

Bonetti gave six players their league debuts and one of them, Fabian Caballero, scored the opener after eight minutes after a mazy run on the right found Billio in the box.

The Italian pulled away from two Dundee defenders to shoot past Andy Goram giving he Motherwell keeper no chance.

Well were dealt a blow early on in the first half when striker Kevin Twaddle was stretchered off with a knee injury, forcing manager Billy Davies to replace him with youngster Martin Woods.

Chances were not in short supply. Both sides could have gone in at the interval 3-3 were it not for the efforts of the woodwork and fine goalkeeping.

Dundee hit the post three times while Motherwell were denied by excellent keeping by Robert Douglas, with one save of particular note from Stephen McMillan a 25-yard strike from Stephen McMillan.

The second half began eventfully when Bonetti was sent off after a reckless challenge on substitute Martin Woods.

The Italian was booked in the first half by referee John Rowbotham, who had no option but to send off the Dundee manager.

The home side, even with the extra man advantage, could not penetrate the Dundee defence and the game was settled in the 89th minute.

Artero dribbled his way into the Motherwell penalty area, beating four defenders in the process, and left Goram wrong-footed as he casually flicked the ball over the keeper into the net.

Match report written by BBC

Squad Statistics (as at July 29th, 2000)

2000-01 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK) - 1 - 121 -
Barry Smith - 1 - 1801
Marco De Marchi - 1 - 1 -
Marcello Marrocco - 1 - 1 -
Steven Tweed - 1 - 513
Georgi Nemsadze - 1 - 1 -
Javier Artero - 11102
Ivano Bonetti - 1 - 1 -
Patrizio Billio - 11192
Juan Sara - 1 - 1 -
Fabian Caballero - 1 - 1 -
Shaun McSkimming (sub) - 1 - 887
Willie Falconer (sub) - 1 - 7220

League Table (as at July 29th, 2000)

No league table has been added for this season.