Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Rangers 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 27th, 1986
Ibrox. Att. 41,805
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ally McCoist (46)
Robert Fleck (63)
None.

Team Managers
Graeme Souness Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Chris Woods
Graeme Roberts
Stuart Munro
Graeme Souness
Dave McPherson
Terry Butcher
Derek Ferguson
Robert Fleck
Ally McCoist
Iain Durrant
Davie Cooper
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Jimmy Page
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson

Bench
Jimmy Nicholl
Ted McMinn
Dave Bowman
Paul Kinnaird

Substitutions
None. Paul Kinnaird for Iain Ferguson (59)
Dave Bowman for Jimmy Page (84)

Cautions
None. Eamonn Bannon (33)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)




Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report


After the excitement of last week's encounter with Hearts, this was a marked disappointment. The loss of both also cost us second place on goal difference in the table to Rangers, who have the added advantage of a game in hand. Although the first half was largely dominated by Rangers, it is fair to say that Billy Thomson was not called into action on too many occasions. In 25 minutes the Ibrox side did get the ball in the net when Graeme Souness drove a short pass from a Davie Cooper free-kick through the tangerine defensive wall but a linesman's flag brought the Ibrox cheers to a halt. As the interval approached we began to make some inroads into the light blues dominance.

However, a minute into the second half disaster struck, Roberts dispossessed Jim Mdnally and bore in on goal. Billy Thomson blocked his path but Ally McCoist drove in the loose ball. Worse followed when Iain Ferguson was carried off and, almost immediately, Rangers went further ahead. A long Butcher free-kick was nodded on and John Fleck's volley beat Thomson.



Squad Statistics (as at December 27th, 1986)


1986-87 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)28 36 - 89 -
Maurice Malpas24 32 - 2668
Jimmy Page22 51111
Gary McGinnis23 22 - 491
Dave Beaumont23 31 - 762
John Holt30 10 - 37623
Dave Narey30 26 - 62836
Jim McInally22 231231
Eamonn Bannon28 336375100
Paul Sturrock30 285523162
Iain Ferguson24 24162416
Dave Bowman (sub)22 23 - 23 -
Paul Kinnaird (sub)20 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at December 27th, 1986)


No league table has been added for this season.