Dundee Utd 0
Rangers 2
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 1st, 1995
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,035
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Gordon Durie (1)
Alan McLaren (8)

Team Managers
Billy Kirkwood
Walter Smith

Starting Eleven
Kelham O'Hanlon
Brian Welsh
Gordan Petrić
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Jim McInally
Craig Brewster
Billy Thomson
Alex Cleland
John Brown
Richard Gough
Alan McLaren
Basile Boli
Stuart McCall
Charlie Miller
Gordon Durie
Ian Durrant
Brian Laudrup

Stuart Garden
Christian Dailly
Sérgio Gomes
Ally Maxwell
Gary Bollan
Alexei Mikhailitchenko

Sérgio Gomes for Craig Brewster (67)
Christian Dailly for Mark Perry (70)
Gary Bollan for Basile Boli (59)
Alexei Mikhailitchenko for Gordon Durie (74)

Gordan Petrić (45)
Dave Bowman (60)
Maurice Malpas (73)
Alex Cleland (37)
Gordon Durie (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Sandy Roy (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

Billy Kirkwood's reign as manager couldn't possibly have got oft to a worse start. Just 12 seconds were on the clock when Durle ran unchallenged on to what was no more than a hopeful ball from McLaren and the former Spurs striker lifted the ball over the advancing Kelham O'Hanlon. Unbelievably, worse was to follow in the eighth minute when Andy McLaren, recalled for the first time since hogmaney gave away a needless foul 35 yards out and up stepped Alan McLaren to propel in a rocket-like free-kick past the wall and beyond the United keeper.

Shell-shocked would be an understatement of how United fans felt about those incredible opening blows. However, United did recover and played some neat if less than penetrative football. Not until midway through the half when Billy McKinlay struck a 20 yarder which took a deflection was Billy Thomson, making his Ibrox debut, called into action.

Rangers, not understandably, were happy to sit on their lead. Apart from a Gordan Petric free-kick which went into the side-netting and a Craig Brewster header which drifted over, Rangers were untroubled. As was Kelham O'Hanlon who was virtually a by-stander for most of the game. The nearest United came to pulling one back and perhaps giving Rangers a real run for their money came seven minutes into the second half when United were enjoying their best spelt of thi game. Billy McKinaly floated over a cross and David Hannah missed by an inch. There was no questioning United's commitment, but Rangers held on to inflict Unlted's third home defeat of the season.

Kirkwood gave his first post match comment, "If we play the way we did today until the end of the season then I am sure we will be okay."

Squad Statistics (as at April 1st, 1995)

1994-95 All Time
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK)32 27 - 27 -
Brian Welsh26 32214410
Gordan Petrić25 382733
Mark Perry24 5 - 361
Maurice Malpas32 33365922
Andy McLaren21 17 - 754
Billy McKinlay25 31527225
Dave Bowman31 35134412
David Hannah21 366558
Jim McInally31 27 - 36921
Craig Brewster28 3487428
Christian Dailly (sub)21 34413218
Sérgio Gomes (sub)25 113113

League Table (as at April 1st, 1995)

No league table has been added for this season.