Rangers 3
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


3 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, January 5th, 1993
Ibrox. Att. 40,239
3:00 PM Kick-off

Mark Hateley (8)
Stuart McCall (23)
Ally McCoist (69)
Brian Welsh (55)
Mark Perry (59)

Team Managers
Walter Smith Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Stuart McCall
David Robertson
Richard Gough
Dave McPherson
John Brown
Trevor Steven
Ian Ferguson
Ally McCoist
Mark Hateley
Alexei Mikhailitchenko
Alan Main
Brian Welsh
Miodrag Krivokapić
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Mark Perry
Jim McInally
John O'Neil
Billy McKinlay
Duncan Ferguson
Scott Crabbe

Pieter Huistra
Gary McSwegan
John Clark
Michael O'Neill

Pieter Huistra for Richard Gough (46) John Clark for Miodrag Krivokapić (59)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Hope (Erskine) (Referee)

Match Report

Our re-arranged meeting with Rangers, first postponed on 5th December, went ahead exactly a month later and proved an exciting and close fought affair as we recovered from a two goal interval deficit. Despite making a highly encouraging start to proceedings as we took the match to the home side, we fell behind after only eight minutes in what was Rangers first attack. McCoist fed Steven who in turn swept the ball out to Robertson on the left and when his first time cross came over Mark Hateley had only to nod the ball into the empty net. When Rangers went further ahead in the 23rd minute our task of taking something from the game began to look insurmountable against a side with a stammeringly fine home record. Certainly there was a fair measure of good fortune surrounding that second goal. McCoist did well to control a fast driven cross field ball, but as he stretched to get a second stab at the ball, he only succeeded in toe-ending the ball high into the air. Unfortunately for us it dropped on to the top of the crossbar and Stuart McCall was standing on the line to head the ball home.

Richard Gough failed to re-appear at the start of the second half and within quarter of an hour, we were sensationally and deservedly back on level terms with two goals in the space of five minutes.In the 55th minute Brian Welsh rose above the Rangers defence to head in Billy McKinlay's free kick. Four minutes later and another header brought us level. John O'Neil sent over a cross which Scott Crabbe got his head to, but couldn't direct a header in on goal. The ball was met by Mark Perry at the far post and he sent a header back across Goram. After having Rangers on the rack, they clawed their way back in front with a goal in the 69th minute and as ever when we meet Rangers, Ally McCoist was to do the damage. Steven profited from a slip by Scott Crabbe and his through ball took McCoist clear of the Tangerines defence and he rounded Alan Main. With eight minutes remaining Duncan Ferguson got on the end of a Jim McInally cross from the right, but headed narrowly over and with it went our hopes of becoming only the second side to leave Ibrox with a point this season.

Squad Statistics (as at January 5th, 1993)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 27 - 132 -
Freddy van der Hoorn29 27 - 1605
Miodrag Krivokapić33 9 - 1081
Brian Welsh23 101554
Alex Cleland22 19 - 1108
Mark Perry21 4141
Billy McKinlay23 1821687
Jim McInally28 25328918
John O'Neil21 223665
Scott Crabbe24 7272
Duncan Ferguson21 21107630
John Clark (sub)28 24129333

League Table (as at January 5th, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.