Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 4
Scottish Cup (Final Replay)


Dundee Utd
1 - 4
Rangers 

Scottish Cup (Final Replay)
Tuesday, May 12th, 1981
Hampden Park. Att. 42,004
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Davie Dodds (22)
Davie Cooper (10)
Bobby Russell (20)
John McDonald (28)
John McDonald (77)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Greig

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Jim Stewart
Sandy Jardine
Ally Dawson
Tom Forsyth
Gregor Stevens
Jim Bett
Davie Cooper
Bobby Russell
Derek Johnstone
Ian Redford
John McDonald

Bench
Derek Stark
Willie Pettigrew
Tommy McLean
Colin McAdam

Substitutions
Derek Stark for Iain Phillip
None.

Cautions
None. Ally Dawson
Tom Forsyth
Gregor Stevens

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ian Foote (Glasgow) (Referee)


Match Report


United played in what was their only replayed Scottish Cup Final and what a disappointing night it turned out to be. United had gone into the first match which ended goal-less as favourites, but John Greig made three vital changes and it was the substitutes from the first match who were to shatter United's dreams of a cup double after already having annexed the League Cup that season.

Within twenty minutes the cup was Ibrox bound with Davie Cooper after ten minutes and Bobby Russell ten minutes later having put Rangers two up. Hopes were temporarily raised when Davie Dodds became the first United player to score in a Scottish Cup Final three minutes later. Eamonn Bannon crossed and Paul Sturrock knocked it on to the unmarked Dodds who had time to chest it down before slotting it past Stewart. However, John MacDonald restored their two goal advantage six minutes later as Rangers remained in control for half-time.

A tired United side struggled to find a way back in the second half, and the result was beyond doubt long before John MacDonald scored his second with 13 minutes left. There is no doubt this was a desperately disappointing night, particularly as Rangers, by their standards, were going through a lean spell as far as honours were concerned.



Squad Statistics (as at May 12th, 1981)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)33 58 - 4673
Iain Phillip27 49 - 981
John Holt24 36114511
Frank Kopel32 50 - 39013
Dave Narey24 54233822
Paul Hegarty26 551029349
Eamonn Bannon23 55138617
Billy Kirkwood22 461217040
Ralph Milne19 33105313
Davie Dodds22 402311845
Paul Sturrock24 572327678
Derek Stark (sub)22 3811203






League Table (as at May 12th, 1981)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 36 26 4 6 +47 56
2. Aberdeen 36 19 11 6 +35 49
3. Rangers 36 16 12 8 +28 44
4. St Mirren 36 18 8 10 +9 44
5. United 36 17 9 10 +24 43
6. Partick Thistle 36 10 10 16 -16 30
7. Airdrie 36 10 9 17 -19 29
8. Morton 36 10 8 18 -22 28
9. Kilmarnock 36 5 9 22 -42 19
10. Hearts 36 6 6 24 -44 18