Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 4
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
1 - 4

League (SPL)
Sunday, April 13th, 2003
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,271
3:00 PM Kick-off

Billy Dodds (71)
Ronald de Boer (11)
Shota Arveladze (18)
Ronald de Boer (45)
Shota Arveladze (69)

Team Managers
Ian McCall
Alex McLeish

Starting Eleven
1. Paul Gallacher
18. Andy Tod
4. Danny Griffin
6. Gary Bollan
11. Jim Paterson
27. Mark Wilson
15. Stuart Duff
8. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
21. Russell Latapy
10. Jim McIntyre
Stefan Klos
Kevin Muscat
Craig Moore
Bob Malcolm
Artur Numan
Fernando Ricksen
Mikel Arteta
Bert Konterman
Ronald de Boer
Shota Arveladze
Peter Lovenkrands

22. Alan Combe
6. Jim Lauchlan
12. Allan Smart
14. Billy Dodds
29. Danny Ogunmade
Allan McGregor
Stephen Hughes
Claudio Caniggia
Neil McCann
Steven Thompson

Billy Dodds for Craig Easton (50)
Jim Lauchlan for Mark Wilson (63)
Allan Smart for Russell Latapy (72)
Claudio Caniggia for Mikel Arteta (65)
Stephen Thompson for Ronald de Boer (74)
Neil McCann for Peter Lovenkrands (79)

Gary Bollan (45)
Mikel Arteta (49)
Artur Numan (59)
Stephen Thompson (85)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)

Match Report

With David McCracken out with a hamstring injury, youngster Mark Wilson took his place while Billy Dodds and Jim Lauchlan returned to the bench.

In a lively opening half, Jim McIntyre fired straight at Klos in the fourth minute, forcing the German stopper to gather during a scramble. It was down to the Ibrox club to take the lead though in 10 minutes after a Peter Lovenkrands cross deceived Gary Bollan to allow Ronald de Boer to chest the ball and strike it past Paul Gallacher from ten yards. The Dutchman forced Gallacher into a save just three minutes later, preventing his second. The prevention was only temporary however as de Boer turned provider on 17 minutes for Shota Arveladze to head home from close range to make it 2-0. All the while, United struggled to make anything of the ball. With seven minutes of the half left, Arveladze shot well over the bar before United's first real chance since conceding - Mark Wilson cannoning a 25 yard effort off the crossbar. In stoppage time, however, a third came for Rangers. A threaded ball from Mikel Arteta reached de Boer and the striker slipped the ball under Gallacher from just a couple of yards.

Russell Latapy came close to scoring six minutes from the restart but the hands of Stefan Klos denied the midfielder's effort from thirty yards. Klos was in action again moments later, tipping a McIntyre shot over the bar from close range. With over an hour gone, United's pressure continued and on 65 minutes, Charlie Miller did well to run down the middle of the park before shooting wide. Things went bad to worse after that chance, as Shota Arveladze netted his second and Rangers' fourth of the afternoon. The result merely academic, United were able to score a consolation a minute later through Billy Dodds. The remaining quarter hour of the match played out with chances for both sides, but with no further goals.

Squad Statistics (as at April 13th, 2003)

2002-03 All Time
Paul Gallacher (GK)23 37 - 102 -
Andy Tod31 8282
Danny Griffin25 121685
Gary Bollan30 9 - 664
Jim Paterson23 34 - 1035
Mark Wilson18 261281
Stuart Duff21 33 - 42 -
Charlie Miller27 34110312
Craig Easton24 37123117
Russell Latapy34 4 - 4 -
Jim McIntyre30 3375613
Jim Lauchlan (sub)26 24 - 923
Billy Dodds (sub)34 1126629
Allan Smart (sub)28 18 - 18 -

League Table (as at April 13th, 2003)

No league table has been added for this season.