A special set of photos today as we look back at one of the most memorable Dundee derby matches in recent years. The first clash of the season between the two neighbours was eagerly anticipated by both sets of supporters and expectations were high, especially amongst the Dundee supporters who are confident of a successful season. The almost capacity crowd at Tannadice was treated to 94 minutes of end to end action with all of the elements needed to produce an enthralling game of football.
Dundee were undoubtedly the better side in the first half but it was United who dominated large parts of the second period and took a two goal lead late in the game courtesy of two fine finishes from Blair Spittal. An amazing final 20 or so minutes saw some brilliant finishing, amazing saves, terrible mistakes and some unforgettable moments as Dundee scored two late goals to seal a deserved 2-2 draw. Greg Stewart was first to hit for the Dees with a wonderful left footed strike into the top corner and Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain gets a special mention for his world class save with only seconds left. Dundee broke up the field from that save and scored a dramatic late equaliser. Emergency striker James McPake latched on to a fumbled shot in front of the famous Shed to send the Dundee fans wild. It was a fitting end to a wonderful game of football.