Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Rangers 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 1st, 1994
Ibrox. Att. 43,635
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Mark Hateley (25)
Brian Laudrup (87)
None.

Team Managers
Walter Smith Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Craig Moore
David Robertson
Richard Gough
Dave McPherson
Basile Boli
Stuart McCall
Charlie Miller
Alexei Mikhailitchenko
Mark Hateley
Brian Laudrup
Alan Main
Gary Bollan
Gordan Petrić
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Jim McInally
Craig Brewster

Bench
Ally Maxwell
Neil Murray
Ally McCoist
Henrik Jørgensen
Jerren Nixon
Grant Johnson

Substitutions
Ally McCoist for Alexei Mikhailitchenko (69)
Neil Murray for Charlie Miller (69)
Henrik Jørgensen for Alan Main (30)
Jerren Nixon for Andy McLaren (59)
Grant Johnson for Dave Bowman (64)

Cautions
None. Gary Bollan (64)
Billy McKinlay (84)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


Playing less than 48 hours after making that disappointing exit from Europe, Dave Bowman and Cralg Brewster retained their places in the side after coming on as substitutes against Tatran, whilst Gary Bollan was drafted in at Ibrox after not even figuring in the squad which had travelled to Slovakia.

He was given the unenviable task of trying to keep Laudrup quiet and it was the Dane who sparked off most danger to the United defence. The much maligned Alan Main was the man United had to thank for keeping them in the game in the early stages, diving to save a Hateley shot after 12 minutes before making a remarkable double save three minutes later. First blocking Mikhailitchenko's angled drive and then holding Miller's pointblank effort.

The United keeper diverted away a McCall shot after 24 minutes with his foot, but had to finally admit defeat a minute later when Hateley seized on the loose ball after a Laudrup run and stepped inside before banging the ball low past Alan Main from the edge of the box. Retrieving the ball from the net was virtually the keeper's last contribution because a grain strain forced him to come off to be replaced by Henrik Jorgensen and the Dane continued the heroics of Alan Main with a great save from fellow Dane Brian Ladrup immediately before the interval and a penalty save from Hateley after Gary Bollan brought down Laudrup early in the second half.

By now United had weathered the storm and with a little more conviction in attack could well have equalised. Twice within a minute the Tangerines passed up two great opportunities. First, Jerren Nixon drifted past Moore and McPherson before striking the top of the bar from 8 yards. A minute later an even better chance went abegging. Gough was short with a pass back which allowed Craig Brewster in on Goram, but he scooped it over the bar. Three minutes from the end of the match Laudrup movedd forward In the inside left channel before bulleting a 20 yarder past Henrlk Jorgenaen.

Golac commented, "It has been a bad 48 hours for us. We did play better in the second half after looking tired in the first half"



Squad Statistics (as at October 1st, 1994)


1994-95 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)26 10 - 187 -
Maurice Malpas32 6 - 63219
Gary Bollan21 3 - 524
Christian Dailly20 8 - 10614
Gordan Petrić25 122473
Brian Welsh25 1011229
Andy McLaren21 9 - 674
Billy McKinlay25 9 - 25020
Jim McInally30 10 - 35221
Dave Bowman30 8 - 31711
Craig Brewster27 1115121
Henrik Jørgensen (sub) (GK)28 3 - 3 -
Jerren Nixon (sub)21 124345
Grant Johnson (sub)22 1 - 444






League Table (as at October 1st, 1994)


No league table has been added for this season.