Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (SPL)


Rangers 

2 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, December 6th, 2003
Ibrox. Att. 49,307
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Nuno Capucho (17)
Peter Lovenkrands (20)
Billy Dodds (56)

Team Managers
Alex McLeish Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Stefan Klos
Fernando Ricksen
Henning Berg
Zurab Khizanishvili
Michael Ball
Chris Burke
Emerson
Stephen Hughes
Peter Lovenkrands
Nuno Capucho
Michael Mols
Paul Gallacher .1
Mark Wilson .21
Chris Innes .25
David McCracken .19
Alan Archibald .5
Mark Kerr .7
Derek McInnes .4
Andy McLaren .22
Barry Robson .11
Billy Dodds .14
Jim McIntyre .10

Bench
Allan McGregor
Paolo Vanoli
Maurice Ross
Bob Malcolm
Darryl Duffy
Paul Jarvie .24
Jim Paterson .3
Charlie Miller .8
Craig Easton .18
Collin Samuel .9

Substitutions
Bob Malcolm for Emerson (76)
Darryl Duffy for Michael Mols (83)
Paolo Vanoli for Chris Burke (87)
Craig Easton for Mark Wilson (45)
Charlie Miller for Mark Kerr (68)
Collin Samuel for Billy Dodds (74)

Cautions
Michael Ball (89) Chris Innes (19)
Mark Wilson (26)
Billy Dodds (48)
David McCracken (58)
Barry Robson (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Underhill (Referee)
Graeme Allison & James Bee (Assistants)



Match Report


In a first half dominated by the home side, United had hardly a shot at goal whilst Rangers threatened to over run the Tangerines. It was no surprise when Capucho outpaced the defence to slot home the opener in seventeen minutes and three minutes later, Lovenkrands side-footed home from inside the six-yard area to double the lead. It looked like it could be all over for United when Kerr was adjudged to have fouled Lovenkrands in the box but Gallacher did extremely well to dive full length and turn Emerson’s spot kick round the post.

If Rangers had it all their own way in the first half, the second period was a different story entirely. Only two minutes into the match United were denied what looked like a stonewall penalty when Dodds was brought down by Khizanishvili. For a short period after that Rangers had most of the possession but on fifty-six minutes United pulled one back when the ball finished at the feet of Dodds, practically on the goal line and the striker made no mistake. United were the better team from that point on and Ian McCall will probably feel, quite rightly, that his side deserved a point at least for their spirited second half performance.



Squad Statistics (as at December 6th, 2003)


2003-04 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)24 11 - 114 -
David McCracken22 10 - 752
Mark Wilson19 10 - 431
Alan Archibald25 171171
Chris Innes27 14 - 14 -
Mark Kerr21 13 - 13 -
Barry Robson25 101101
Derek McInnes32 161161
Andy McLaren30 13422522
Billy Dodds34 1628731
Jim McIntyre31 1747819
Charlie Miller (sub)27 9211616
Craig Easton (sub)24 10 - 24517
Collin Samuel (sub)22 131131






League Table (as at December 6th, 2003)


No league table has been added for this season.