Motherwell 4
Dundee 2
League (Premier League)


4 - 2


League (Premier League)
Wednesday, January 9th, 2002
Fir Park
Attendance: 3,573
7:45 PM Kick-off

James McFadden (8)
Karl Ready (26)
Stuart Elliott (70)
James McFadden (87)
Juan Sara (pen.) 
Khaled Kemas 

Team Managers
Eric Black Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
17. Stevie Woods
15. Eric Deloumeaux
5. Karl Ready
6. Greg Strong
16. Stevie Hammell
22. Keith Lasley
8. Scott Leitch
26. Stephen Pearson
14. Yann Soloy,
11. Stuart Elliott
27. James McFadden
Jamie Langfield .1
Massimo Beghetto .30
Walter Del Rio .17
Barry Smith .2
Fan Zhiyi .31
Beto Carranza .5
Temur Ketsbaia .6
Alessandro Romano .21
Kiko Torres .32
Steven Milne .15
Juan Sara .9

1. Mark Brown
19. Stephen Nicholas
20. Douglas Ramsay
4. Eddie Forrest
10. Roberto Martínez
Julian Speroni .12
David Mackay .24
Javier Artero .18
Beto Garrido .14
Khaled Kemas .28

Stevie Nicholas for Yann Soloy (84)
Dougie Ramsay for Stuart Elliott (90)
Javier Artero for Beto Carranza (63)
Beto Garrido for Alessandro Romano (76)
Khaled Kemas for Juan Sara (76)

James McFadden (35) Fan Zhiyi (40)
Barry Smith (44)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Dundee's recent love affair with Fir Park came to an emphatic end last night.

Winners on all of their last five trips to the Lanarkshire ground, the Dark Blues were comprehensively beaten by a Motherwell side who had started the night five points below them in the SPL table.

The visitors' defence failing to find anything like their usual understanding, James McFadden hit a double (one early, one late) and there were singles, too, for Stuart Elliot and Karl Ready.

And while Juan Sara's penalty and a fine late goal from the debutante Khaled Kemes put a better complexion on the final score, there was no question that the best team had won. "

We came here determined to get something from the game but lost two very bad goals and you could literally see the confidence draining from the boys," said club co-ordinatornDario Magri, who was speaking in the absence of manager Ivano Bonetti who is currently in Italy on business.

"There really was not much positive we could take out of tonight except for the performance of Kemes who did very well.

"Ivano has been working seven days a week for the last three months and everyone needs time off at some point.

"He's planning to get married soon and I suppose he is away making arrangements."

Dundee had made two changes from the Falkirk cup tie, with Jamie Langfield taking over from Julian Speroni in goal and Allesandro Romano promoted into the starting lineup in place of Beto Garrido.

Langfield was keen to impress following his understudy's good display on Sunday but got off to a bad start when he allowed Motherwell's first shot of the game to beat him at his near post.

Keeper Stephen Woods' long kick was headed into McFadden's path by Elliot where, from an unpromising position wide on the left, the striker whipped in a dipping shot.

Langfield looked to have it covered with a dive but got embarrassed by a high bounce that took the ball over him.

That was in the eighth minute by which time Dundee could, themselves, have been in the lead.

Scott Leitch's foul on Beto Carranza had given him a free- kick just outside the D. Temuri Ketsbaia stepped forward to blast in a low drive which he was unfortunate to see deflected behind.

Dundee were to fall further behind, though, before getting themselves on the score sheet.

Motherwell's second came in the 26th minute and again was a simple affair, Ready volleying home Yan Soloy's cross after being left unmarked in the box.

The Dark Blues reduced the deficit seven minutes later when Woods brought down the suspiciously offside looking Sara-who scored from the spot.

Ready, scorer of the Motherwell second was the provider for the third goal in 70 minutes, rolling the ball into Elliot's path 15 yards out from where the striker beat Langfield.

Dundee rang the changes in an attempt to get themselves back into the game and looked brighter, with Kemes catching the eye from his first involvement in the game.

The former Paris Saint Germain player smashed home a great goal in the 90th minute by which point though, Motherwell had themselves added a fourth through a curled shot from McFadden.

Squad Statistics (as at January 9th, 2002)

2001-02 All Time
Jamie Langfield (GK)22 25 - 39 -
Massimo Beghetto33 10 - 10 -
Walter Del Rio25 22 - 31 -
Barry Smith27 26 - 2471
Fan Zhiyi32 7171
Beto Carranza29 201464
Temur Ketsbaia33 122122
Alessandro Romano32 17 - 36 -
Kiko Torres26 6 - 6 -
Steven Milne21 244508
Juan Sara25 2075624
Javier Artero (sub)26 11 - 604
Beto Garrido (sub) - 17 - 27 -
Khaled Kemas (sub) - 1111

League Table (as at January 9th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.