Rangers 5
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Rangers 

5 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 23rd, 1997
Ibrox. Att. 48,599
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Marco Negri (35)
Marco Negri (43)
Marco Negri (44)
Marco Negri (66)
Marco Negri (86)
Steven Pressley (pen.) (68)

Team Managers
Walter Smith Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Craig Moore
Ståle Stensaas
Sergio Porrini
Ian Ferguson
Joachim Björklund
Gordon Durie
Paul Gascoigne
Marco Negri
Charlie Miller
Jonas Thern
Sieb Dijkstra
Erik Pedersen
Mark Perry
Steven Pressley
Stewart McKimmie
Craig Easton
Dave Bowman
Lars Zetterlund
Neil Duffy
Kjell Olofsson
Robbie Winters

Bench
Rino Gattuso
Alex Cleland
Ally McCoist
Jamie Dolan
Gary McSwegan
Steven Thompson

Substitutions
Rino Gattuso for Paul Gascoigne (72)
Alex Cleland for Charlie Miller (83)
Jamie Dolan for Neil Duffy (45)
Gary McSwegan for Robbie Winters (68)

Cautions
Alex Cleland (89)
Gordon Durie (76)
Craig Moore
Dave Bowman

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Paisley) (Referee)




Match Report


Ironically, Rangers hadn't created much in the opening half hour, but three self inflicted wounds meant there was no way back as Negri punished all three.

The Italian then added two more in the second half to equal Paul Sturrock's individual Premier scoring tally, achieved in November 1984 against Morton. Otherwise only Steven Pressley's penalty conversion and the display of Easton in midfield are worthy of mention.



Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 1997)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)30 8 - 36 -
Erik Pedersen29 8 - 39 -
Mark Perry26 8 - 1223
Steven Pressley23 71955
Stewart McKimmie34 5 - 12 -
Craig Easton18 3 - 5 -
Dave Bowman33 8 - 40912
Lars Zetterlund33 83394
Neil Duffy30 4 - 211
Kjell Olofsson32 823915
Robbie Winters22 8711131
Jamie Dolan (sub)28 6 - 25 -
Gary McSwegan (sub)26 8107836


League Table (as at August 23rd, 1997)


No league table has been added for this season.