Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 21st, 1991
Ibrox. Att. 41,448
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ally McCoist (13)
Ally McCoist (87)

Team Managers
Walter Smith Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Gary Stevens
David Robertson
Richard Gough
Nigel Spackman
Oleg Kuznetsov
Dale Gordon
Stuart McCall
Ally McCoist
Mark Hateley
Alexei Mikhailitchenko
Guido van de Kamp
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Andy McLaren
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra

Pieter Huistra
John Brown
Brian Welsh
Darren Jackson

John Brown for Oleg Kuznetsov (68)
Pieter Huistra for Dale Gordon (83)
Darren Jackson for Victor Ferreyra (62)

Dale Gordon (10) Maurice Malpas (70)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)

Match Report

We travelled to Ibrox protecting an undefeated record against the title holders and were forced into changes with Billy McKinlay out with a broken leg. However, we were able to welcome back Dave Bowman from suspension, but Ray McKinnon failed a fitness test and the only other change in the United line-up was Victor Ferreyra starting the match in place of Darren Jackson who was relegated to a place on the substitutes bench. From the first whistle we put Rangers under pressure and would have gone ahead in the third minute had Kuznetsov not made a last ditch challenge to block Victor Ferreyra's shot after a knock down by Duncan Ferguson had created the opening for the Argentinian international. Rangers quickly forced their way into the match and Mikhailichenko did have the ball in the net, but was pulled up for off-side. A minute later, however, that man Ally McCoist who has the distinctly nasty habit of seeming to score every time he plays against us put Rangers ahead. Stevens played the ball onto him and McCoist, in space, clipped the ball into the far corner. We certainly didn't take that setback lying down and continued to attack Rangers at every opportunity. A sweeping move down the left gave Dave Bowman a shooting chance but Goram saved his shot from just outside the box ten minutes from the interval. We only narrowly avoided losing a second goal on the stroke of half-time when Hately's shot was cleared off the line by John Clark.

The turning point of the match probably came in the 59th minute. John Clark's long ball out of defence fell kindly for Duncan Ferguson who bore in down the inside left channel before firing in a shot which Goram somehow turned round his near post. Mikhailichenko hit a free-kick which was deflected on to the wrong side of the post for a corner and Guido Van De Kamp touched a Hateley header just over as Rangers stepped up the pressure. Both Gordon and McCoist failed to get a touch to a dangerous Hateley cross. Rangers, however, weren't to be denied and sealed the game three minutes from time when Ally McCoist scored as Rangers recorded their first win of the season against us.

Squad Statistics (as at December 21st, 1991)

1991-92 All Time
Guido van de Kamp (GK)27 20 - 20 -
Dave Narey35 20 - 82336
Alex Cleland21 131715
Freddy van der Hoorn28 2511125
Maurice Malpas29 28151816
Jim McInally27 19124912
Andy McLaren18 14 - 14 -
John Clark27 24225432
Dave Bowman27 2722188
Victor Ferreyra27 113113
Duncan Ferguson19 2173511
Darren Jackson (sub)25 1569432

League Table (as at December 21st, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.