Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, May 2nd, 1989
Ibrox. Att. 39,058
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kevin Drinkell (16)
Ally McCoist (34)

Team Managers
Graeme Souness Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Chris Woods
Gary Stevens
Stuart Munro
Richard Gough
Davie Kirkwood
John Brown
Kevin Drinkell
Mel Sterland
Ally McCoist
Tom Cowan
Mark Walters
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
John Clark
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
J Alan Irvine
Kevin Gallacher

Graeme Souness
Davie Cooper
Miodrag Krivokapić
Charlie Adam

Davie Cooper for Stuart Munro (61)
Graeme Souness for Mark Walters (75)
Charlie Adam for J Alan Irvine (55)
Miodrag Krivokapić for John Clark (66)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Hope (Erskine) (Referee)

Match Report

When originally scheduled for 15th April, this was a match, which was potentially very important. However, events in the intervening period meant that Rangers had already claimed the Premier title. Despite this there was almost an eerie atmosphere within the stadium which was almost full.

From the kick-off, we attacked Rangers, but without troubling Chris Woods and it was, therefore, something of a shock to find ourselves trailing after quarter of an hour when Rangers scored with their first attack of note. A Sterland cross was flicked on by Stevens for Kevin Drinkell to head past Billy Thomson. Rangers second goal was a similar story coming again after the play being mainly dominated by United. Gary McGinnis had a shot which fizzed past the post before a Walters free-kick was nodded on by Brown, allowing Ally McCoist to rush in and nod past Billy Thomson after 34 minutes.

Thereafter the match, lacking its normal competitiveness, had an end of season air, though Mixu Paatelainen cut inside Stevens only to see Woods save his shot. In the dying minutes Billy Thomson touched a McCoist shot over the bar, but by then it was academic.

Squad Statistics (as at May 2nd, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 47 - 211 -
Maurice Malpas26 48139812
Dave Narey32 44 - 75436
Gary McGinnis25 16 - 851
Paul Hegarty34 39169782
Mixu Paatelainen22 43176928
Jim McInally25 3811355
J Alan Irvine30 91285
John Clark24 28216522
Billy McKinlay20 391582
Kevin Gallacher22 431216338
Miodrag Krivokapić (sub)29 291291
Charlie Adam (sub)27 5 - 5 -

League Table (as at May 2nd, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.