Dundee Utd 0
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 24th, 1976
Tannadice Park. Att. 16,607
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Derek Johnstone (1)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Andy Rolland
3. Frank Kopel
4. Allan Forsyth
5. Doug Houston
6. Dave Narey
7. Henry Hall
8. George Fleming
9. Paul Hegarty
10. Tom McAdam
11. Jackie Copland
Peter McLoy .1
Jim Denny .2
Alex Miller .3
John Greig .4
Alex MacDonald .5
Colin Jackson .6
Bobby McKean .7
Sandy Jardine .8
Martin Henderson .9
Tommy McLean .10
Derek Johnstone .11

12. Graeme Payne
14. Alec Reid
Ian McDougall .12
Colin Stein .14

None. None.

None. Colin Jackson (71)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Eddie Thomson (Edinburgh) (Referee)


Match Report

Issues at both top and bottom of the Premier League were at stake before this match got under way. Rangers needed three points to clinch the Premier League title whilst victory for United would alleviate most of their relegation fears. Matters turned out perfectly for the Ibrox men and none too happily for those with Tannadice leanings. Within 22 seconds the Light Blues had taken the lead when, ironically, Dundonian Derek Johnstone was the scorer, latching on to a poor Jacky Copland clearance. The Tangerines went all out for an equaliser and McCloy pulled off a magnificent save at Hall's feet and, immediately on the restart McAdam scooped the ball just over after McCloy dropped an in-swinging corner, but still no joy for United.

There was to be no breakthrough for United before the end so apprehension over relegation still shrouded Tannadice. By contrast the visiting support was celebrating a title victory after hearing that Celtic had been beaten by Ayr United at Parkhead. That Ayr result was hardly to United's liking, leaving Jim McLean's men second from bottom.

Squad Statistics (as at April 24th, 1976)

1975-76 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)28 47 - 230 -
Allan Forsyth21 14 - 202
Dave Narey19 42310011
Frank Kopel27 39 - 1857
Jackie Copland29 18219022
Andy Rolland33 43136734
Paul Hegarty21 41116015
Doug Houston33 412835
Henry Hall31 33123312
George Fleming27 41317519
Tom McAdam22 27132713

League Table (as at April 24th, 1976)

No league table has been added for this season.