Dundee Utd 2
Rangers 1
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 19th, 1925
Tannadice Park. Att. 12,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Micky Campbell (53)
Tommy Simpson (61)
Andy Cunningham (pen.)

Team Managers
Jimmy Brownlie
Bill Struth

Starting Eleven
Bill Paterson
Jock Kay
Tom Gilroy
Tommy Simpson
Dave Walker
Jim Walker
Jock McDonald
Willie Welsh
Bobby Bauld
Jimmy Simpson
Micky Campbell
William Robb
Dougie Gray
Tom Hamilton
Jimmy Osborne
Arthur Dixon
Tommy Muirhead
Thomas Malone
Andy Cunningham
Jimmy Fleming
Robert McKay
Alan Morton

Match Officials

Mr R Innes (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

The Tannadice lads knocked the stuffing out of their Ibrox counterparts with an exhilarating example of what can be done on a great occasion. Frost and snow covered the ground at Tannadice as United showed pluck, perseverance and some very commendable football to come back from a half time deficit of one goal. Rangers had their fair share of the blunders in the opening stages, but the biggest of the first half ultimately seemed to come from the referee Mr Innes from Glasgow. Scottish international winger Alan Morton fell to the "carpet" in the penalty area under pressure from Jock Kay, but there was little question of contact from the players or supporters. Despite this, a penalty was awarded and Andy Cunningham, for the Light Blues, stuck the chance away. From the restart, Micky Campbell missed a chance to equalise when he headed a Tommy Simpson cross wide.

Simpson proved to the be the catalyst in United's comeback. A brief moment of fortune for United when Jimmy Fleming hit the bar was followed by the leveller. From a Jimmy Walker free kick, Tommy Simpson struck the ball towards William Robb, but the Rangers' stopper couldn't hold the ball and Micky Campbell cutely turned the ball into the net to make it 1-1. Within seven minutes, Tommy Simpson deservedly found himself was on the scoresheet and United had the lead, capitalising on a moment when Robb left his goal during a bombardment of the Rangers area. "Up went the bonnets!". Holding on to their victory for the remainder of the game, there was little argument that the home side were good value for their win.

Squad Statistics (as at December 19th, 1925)

1925-26 All Time
Bill Paterson (GK)24 20 - 20 -
Tom Gilroy - 1 - 1 -
Jock Kay26 20 - 941
Tommy Simpson - 132737
Dave Walker - 201201
Jim Walker - 192192
Jimmy Simpson17 9 - 9 -
Bobby Bauld23 19 - 8517
Willie Welsh - 115115
Jock McDonald - 191191
Micky Campbell - 145145

League Table (as at December 19th, 1925)

No league table has been added for this season.