Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

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

Ally McCoist (46)
Robert Fleck (63)

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
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Jimmy Page
Dave Narey
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson

Jimmy Nicholl
Ted McMinn
Dave Bowman
Paul Kinnaird

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

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
Billy Thomson (GK)28 36 - 89 -
Dave Narey30 26 - 62836
Maurice Malpas24 32 - 2668
Jimmy Page22 51111
Gary McGinnis23 22 - 491
Dave Beaumont23 31 - 762
John Holt30 10 - 37623
Jim McInally22 231231
Eamonn Bannon28 336375100
Iain Ferguson24 24162416
Paul Sturrock30 285523162
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.