Motherwell 4 – 3 Dundee United

1991 Scottish Cup Final

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The 1991 Scottish Cup Final was played between Motherwell F.C. and Dundee United F.C. at Hampden Park on May 18th 1991. Motherwell held aloft the Cup after a classic encounter finished 4-3, after extra time.

Motherwell took the lead when Iain Ferguson headed home just after the half hour mark. Motherwell went two up through Ian Angus in the second half before Dave Bowman pulled one back for United.

Motherwell looked likely to win easily when Phil O’Donnell, just 18 years old, stooped to head his team into a 3-1 lead. But just when it seemed the Cup was set for Fir Park, John O’Neil pulled one back for the United and with seconds remaining Darren Jackson made it 3-3 to take the game into extra-time. However, in the first period of extra-time “super sub” Stevie Kirk won the Cup for Motherwell with a header and wrote himself into Motherwell folklore.

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