Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 0
Scottish Cup (5th Round)


Dundee Utd
1 - 0
Rangers 

Scottish Cup (5th Round)
Sunday, March 11th, 2001
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,793
6:05 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
David Hannah (61)
None.

Team Managers
Alex Smith
Dick Advocaat

Starting Eleven
Paul Gallacher
Jason De Vos
Danny Griffin
Jim Lauchlan
Jamie McCunnie
David Hannah
Jamie Buchan
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
Jim Hamilton
Derek Lilley
Stefan Klos
Craig Moore
Lorenzo Amoruso
Scott Wilson
Sergio Porrini
Fernando Ricksen
Barry Ferguson
Bert Konterman
Allan Johnston
Tore Andre Flo
Billy Dodds

Bench
Alan Combe
Tony Smith
Tassos Venetis
Steven Thompson
Beto Naveda
Jesper Christiansen
Bob Malcolm
Kenny Miller
Stephen Carson
Jani Kauppila

Substitutions
Steven Thompson for Jim Hamilton (83)
Kenny Miller for Allan Johnston (64)
Stephen Carson for Fernando Ricksen (71)
Bob Malcolm for Craig Moore (80)

Cautions
None. Lorenzo Amoruso
Bert Konterman
Craig Moore

Red Cards
None. Bert Konterman (68)
Match Officials

John Underhill (Referee)
Jim Dunne & Stewart Shearer (Assistants)


Match Report


United, despite struggling in the SPL, had another opportunity to reach a National Cup Semi-Final, the opposition being the other half of the Old Firm, Rangers. Right from the kick-off, Alex Smith's team hassled and hurried their opponents, and the Arabs maintained this level of commitment throughout the entire 90 minutes. Rangers hardly achieved a shot on goal the whole match and a goal from United's David Hannah, already a cup winner with United in 1994 again against the Ibrox side, was enough to seal another famous victory in front of a live Sky TV audience. It could, and should, have been more, but the one goal victory was more than enough to please the large Tangerine support. The evening's entertainment was further enhanced with superb live television pictures from the United dressing room.

The one ominous happening for the Club was just about to occur from deep within Tannadice Park itself, as Celtic legend Pat Bonar and former United coach Terry Butcher made the draw for the Semi-Final. United were once again drawn against the team from the East End of Glasgow that they have constantly struggled to overcome in cup competitions, Celtic, That match, however, was far away from the thoughts of everyone concerned with United as the recent progress from Alex Smith's men continued.



Squad Statistics (as at March 11th, 2001)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)21 9 - 10 -
Danny Griffin23 12 - 12 -
Jim Lauchlan24 183183
Jamie McCunnie17 10 - 10 -
Jason De Vos27 32 - 1032
Craig Easton22 30514210
Jamie Buchan23 31 - 31 -
David Hannah27 20315324
Charlie Miller24 194194
Jim Hamilton25 172336
Derek Lilley27 123123
Steven Thompson (sub)22 28 - 949


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at March 11th, 2001)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 29 24 4 1 53 76
2. Rangers 28 20 3 5 31 63
3. Hibernian 29 17 9 3 31 60
4. Kilmarnock 29 13 6 10 -2 45
5. Hearts 29 11 6 12 2 39
6. Dundee 28 9 6 13 3 33
7. Dunfermline 30 10 7 13 -16 37
8. Motherwell 30 10 6 14 -8 36
9. St Johnstone 28 7 10 11 -12 31
10. Aberdeen 27 6 10 11 -12 28
11. Dundee Utd 29 4 6 19 -27 18
12. St Mirren 30 4 3 23 -43 15

* - Table split into two divisions of six.