Heart of Midlothian 3
Dundee 1
League (Premier League)


Hearts 

3 - 1

Dundee


League (Premier League)
Saturday, November 25th, 2000
Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 11,539
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Grant Murray (52)
Colin Cameron (88)
Colin Cameron (pen.) (90)
Beto Carranza (25)

Team Managers
Peter Houston (Caretaker) Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
26. Anti Niemi
29. Robbie Neilson
2. Steven Pressley
6. Gordon Petric
12. Grant Murray
20. Juanjo
19. Scott Severin
10. Colin Cameron
8. Steve Fulton
17. Gordon Durie
7. Gary McSwegan
Marco Roccati .1
Marco De Marchi .5
Marcello Marrocco .4
Barry Smith .2
Steven Tweed .6
Javier Artero .18
Ivano Bonetti .8
Beto Carranza .25
Gavin Rae .14
Claudio Caniggia .33
Willie Falconer .11

Bench
13. Roddy McKenzie
5. Kevin James
28. Kenny Milne
24. Andy Kirk
21. Robert Tomaschek
Jamie Langfield .3
Lee Wilkie .20
Shaun McSkimming .12
Steven Milne .15
Juan Sara .9

Substitutions
Andy Kirk for Gordon Durie (76)
Robert Tomaschek for Stevie Fulton (90)
Shaun McSkimming for Beto Carranza (69)
Steven Milne for Javier Artero (89)

Cautions
Steven Pressley (17)
Gordon Petric (23)
Gordon Durie (25)
Grant Murray (81)
Willie Falconer (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)



Match Report


Scotland's capital city was treated to a game of consummate cosmopolitan skill. And how the fans loved it.

Both sides were afforded a standing ovation at the end, with even Dundee's 3000 visiting fans not the least discouraged at the end result.

Eight different nationalities brought their own approach to this occasion, which led to an enthralling encounter.

In the end, the more direct. approach of Hearts won the day with two last-gasp goals from skipper Colin Cameron.

Just when it looked as if the game would finish all square, Hearts substitute Andy Kirk made a long dart through the middle. He laid the ball off to McSwegan and, although he failed to control it, Cameron was on hand to crash the loose ball low into the net.

Then, deep into injury time. Dundee's player-manager Ivano Bonetti brought down Fulton in the box and Cameron drilled in the spot-kick.

Yet, for almost an hour, a Hearts win looked most unlikely as Dundee produced a full repartee of clever play.

The visitors took the lead after Petric was booked for bringing down Caniggia. His fellow Argentine, Beto Carranza, stepped up to sweep the 28-yard free-kick high into Niemi's left-hand corner.

Although Hearts had more of the play they created little and Dundee always looked the more likely to add to their score.

However, the longer the game went on the more content Dundee appeared to hold their lead.

Hearts equalised when Grant Murray headed in a Juanjo corner from close range. After this, Hearts laid siege to Dundee's goal and, in the end, deserved to win because they showed greater desire.

Cameron was Hearts' inspiration, refusing to accept anything less than a victory. He was behind every Hearts move and drove the game on at every opportunity.

He was ably assisted by Pressley and Petric at the back. Given both had been booked early on for fouls on Caniggia, they stood up well to the former World Cup star.

Fulton and Juanjo were also impressive for the home side.

After their encouraging start, Dundee would have taken three points if they had forced the game at 1-0 up. Central defenders De Marchi and Tweed were outstanding, but Bonetti was left on his own too often in midfield.

Apart from Pressley and Petric, Hearts also had Murray cautioned for bringing down Smith from behind and Durie for a foul on De Marchi. Dundee's Bonetti was booked for dissent after Hearts' second goal.

Match report written by The Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at November 25th, 2000)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Marco Roccati (GK)25 5 - 5 -
Marco De Marchi - 13 - 13 -
Marcello Marrocco31 15 - 15 -
Barry Smith26 19 - 1981
Steven Tweed28 181684
Javier Artero25 182273
Ivano Bonetti - 141141
Beto Carranza28 5151
Gavin Rae22 1411189
Claudio Caniggia33 7575
Willie Falconer34 11 - 8220
Shaun McSkimming (sub)30 8 - 957
Steven Milne (sub)20 7191






League Table (as at November 25th, 2000)


No league table has been added for this season.