1 - 0
League (Premier Division)
Paul Gascoigne (76)
Gordon Durie (missed pen.) (89)
Peter van Vossen
Peter van Vossen for Charlie Miller (70)
Gordon Durie for Ally McCoist (78)
Derek McInnes for Brian Laudrup (87)
Robbie Winters for Gary McSwegan (56)
Rab Shannon for Ray McKinnon (83)
Gordan Petric (51)
Charlie Miller (52)
Gordon Durie (52)
Jim McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)
Pre-match predictions that United were lambs to the slaughter against a Rangers side buoyant following their 7-2 win in Vladikavkaz proved wildly inaccurate with United only failing to come away with at least a point because of one instance of Paul Gascoigne magic. United, in fact had the best chance of the game in the first half. Owen Coyle's free-kick from the left was met by Andy McLaren with his head at the near post, but the header drifted past the stranded Andy Goram's left hand post. A Charlie Miller shot ten minutes from the interval was the first shot on target, and Andy McLaren replied instantly with a shot which had Goram at full stretch. Had Mark Perry, right in front of goal, made contact with an Armand Benneker header on the stroke of half-time, United would have gone in ahead.
Rangers started the second half with a flourish but after an initial burst, the Tannadice rearguard soon had them in check. The game appeared to be drifting to a goalless draw when Paul Gascoigne made his first and effectively only major contribution to the game. He collected a return pass just inside the box, twisted and turned before curling the ball round the outstretched arms of Ally Maxwell for a superb goal. Gordon Durie missed a penalty after being brought down by Armand Benneker in the last minute with Ally Maxwell saving his former colleague's half-hit shot. That was to be justice, however, as even a single goal defeat was less than United's efforts deserved.
|Ally Maxwell (GK)||31||4||-||47||-|
|Rab Shannon (sub)||30||4||-||41||1|
|Robbie Winters (sub)||21||4||1||63||13|
No league table has been added for this season.