Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 5
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
1 - 5

League (Division One)
Saturday, October 16th, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 16,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jackie Copland (90)
Alex MacDonald (10)
Colin Stein (20)
Alex MacDonald (22)
John Greig (43)
Sandy Jardine (52)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Willie Waddell

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Stuart Markland
Jackie Copland
Andy Rolland
Tommy Traynor
Jim Henry
Alec Reid
Billy Gray
Alan Devlin
Alan Gordon
Peter McCloy
John Greig
Willie Mathieson
Sandy Jardine
Ron McKinnon
Dave Smith
Willie Henderson
Andy Penman
Colin Stein
Graham Fyfe
Alex MacDonald

Sandy White
Derek Parlane

Sandy White for Alan Devlin

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bert Padden (Ardrossan) (Referee)

Match Report

United welcomed another of the league's struggling sides, Rangers, to Tannadice. With just a point separating the sides after six games in the bottom half of the table, a close encounter was expected. Changing the side for the first time since his side went on a three match winning streak, Jerry Kerr recalled Alan Gordon, who had recovered from injury, in place of Sandy White.

With Rangers' manager absent, opting to watching their midweek European Cup opponents in Lisbon, United supporters might have assumed the minds of their Glaswegian visitors were also on the continent, however, by half-time, there was no doubting who was going to win this match. The Ibrox men had chalked up no fewer than four goals by the interval. United had the first chance of the match, ironically, before Rangers kicked into action and it was Alex MacDonald who slid the ball into the net after a breakaway to make it 1-0. A few minutes later, Colin Stein scored the second and on 22 minutes, MacDonald scored from fully 20 yards to make it three. The best goal of the game was the fourth, Colin Stein playing John Greig into space to hit a spectacular drive past Hamish McAlpine.

Sandy Jardine scored a fifth goal for Rangers early in the second half as United looked set to crumble, but perhaps with an eye on tiredness levels for their midweek, the Ibrox side "let up" at this point and United came into the game. The Tangerines turned up with fifteen minutes to go and gave the Rangers defence a much tougher time of it, and with almost the last kick of the game, Jackie Copland scored a consolation.

Squad Statistics (as at October 16th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 13 - 44 -
Andy Rolland28 15817521
Stuart Markland23 6 - 662
Jim Cameron24 15 - 166 -
Jackie Copland24 77199
Tommy Traynor28 111443
Billy Gray26 14 - 14 -
Alec Reid24 14312816
Jim Henry22 10 - 796
Alan Gordon27 1259236
Alan Devlin18 72124
Sandy White (sub)20 4 - 4 -

League Table (as at October 16th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.