Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
1 - 1
Rangers 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 27th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 20,846
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Mixu Paatelainen (44)
Mark Walters (66)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Graeme Souness

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher
Hamish French
Chris Woods
Jimmy Nicholl
Jan Bartram
Graham Roberts
Ray Wilkins
Richard Gough
Derek Ferguson
Ian Ferguson
Scott Nisbet
Ian Durrant
Mark Walters

Bench
John Clark
Iain Ferguson
Graeme Souness
Davie Cooper

Substitutions
Iain Ferguson for Mixu Paatelainen (74)
John Clark for Hamish French (81)
Davie Cooper for Scott Nisbet (81)

Cautions
Maurice Malpas (23)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)


Match Report


Rangers, on the rebound from their cup exit by Dunfermline, started intent on ensuring their League challenge wasn't to falter. After weathering the early storm Mixu Paatelainen had a free header but he was off target. Three minutes later Mixu nodded the ball on to Kevin Gallacher whose shot went over. Midfield congestion produced little by way of chances until Durrant broke clear but Alan Main got down quickly to block his shot. A minute before the interval we took the lead with a great goal. Mixu Paatelainen picked up a loose ball, evaded challenges by Gough and Roberts and strode on to crack a left foot shot past Woods .

Rangers got the equaliser midway through the second half when Ian Ferguson got a touch on to a Nisbet cross and the ball fell to Mark Walters, whose early strike beat Alan Main. The game appeared to be petering out as a draw until the final three minutes. Nicholl cleared an Eamonn Bannon shot off the line and in the dying moments substitute John Clark burst clear but his fierce shot struck the side netting.



Squad Statistics (as at February 27th, 1988)


1987-88 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)20 3 - 6 -
Maurice Malpas25 43233411
Paul Hegarty33 41264281
Dave Narey31 38 - 69436
Mixu Paatelainen21 176176
Eamonn Bannon29 253425106
Ian Redford27 26712828
Jim McInally24 301813
Dave Bowman23 37 - 75 -
Hamish French24 162162
Kevin Gallacher21 26510724
John Clark (sub)23 27412519
Iain Ferguson (sub)25 37128840






League Table (as at February 27th, 1988)


No league table has been added for this season.