Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 2
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 11th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,713
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim McInally (59)
Alexei Mikhailichenko (50)
John Brown (68)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Walter Smith

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Ray McKinnon
Victor Ferreyra
Duncan Ferguson
Andy Goram
Gary Stevens
David Robertson
Nigel Spackman
Richard Gough
John Brown
Dale Gordon
Stuart McCall
Ally McCoist
Ian Durrant
Alexei Mikhailichenko

Brian Welsh
Darren Jackson
Paul Rideout
Pieter Huistra

Darren Jackson for Victor Ferreyra (64)
Brian Welsh for Alex Cleland (81)
Paul Rideout for Ally McCoist (26)
Pieter Huistra for Ian Durrant (77)

Ray McKinnon (34)
Victor Ferreyra (40)
Dave Bowman (65)
Freddy van der Hoorn (90)
Richard Gough (15)
Dale Gordon (79)
Alexei Mikhailichenko (34)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J A Herald (Newton Mearns) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Victory over the Ibrox side would have enabled us to claim the best record of any Scottish club against Rangers this season, after sharing the points in the first three games. Manager Jim McLean sprung a minor surprise when the teams were announced with Dave Narey recalled and Brian Welsh made way for him by stepping down to the substitutes' bench. Games against Rangers are always hard fought and certainly in the first half neither set of forwards were able to trouble the dominant defences. Early on Goram had to save a Duncan Ferguson header, whilst Rangers best move of the half ended with a probing Mikhailichenko cross from the left being headed narrowly over by Stevens. Those incidents apart, both sides were restricted to long range efforts. McCoist and Mikhailichenko had shots on target, but Alan Main saved comfortably on each occasion. At the other end Victor Ferreyra and Alex Cleland sent in efforts which both went narrowly wide of the same post. In the 12th minute Ally McCoist took a knock on the back of the head in an aerial dual with Maurice Malpas which eventually forced him to leave the field.

As McCoist scored all Rangers goals against us this season, a major threat seemed to have been removed from the action. However, Ukranian Alexei Mikhailichenko stepped into that breach as he curled home a shot which entered the net via a post to edge Rangers ahead. Ironically, Duncan Ferguson had hit the base of the post a minute earlier with a cross from deep on the right. Rangers lead was, fortunately, to be short-lived as Jim McInally sneaked in on the blind side of the Rangers' defence to fiercely side-foot a Freddy Van Der Hoorn cross past Goram from six yards. The threat posed by Mikhailichenko reared itself again when he lashed in an angular first time drive which Alan Main did superbly well to fist clear. John Brown was next to test Alan Main who had to tip over a sweetly struck shot from fully 35 yards. But, the Rangers defender enjoyed better luck when the corner came over, latching on to a loose ball to drill the ball low past Alan Main from ten yards. Rideout could, and should have put the result beyond doubt with 17 minutes left, but dragged the ball too far wide as he beat Alan Main in a one on-one situation . We piled on the pressure for an equaliser in the last ten minutes. A last ditch clearance by Robertson prevented Grant Johnson from scoring as he broke through and Brian Welsh hit a half volley over immediately afterwards, but Rangers held on to record another victory on their now inevitable path to the title, whilst defeat meant we slipped down a place in the table to fifth with Aberdeen going above us. In a game which was never dirty seven players were booked, four United players and three of the visitors.

Squad Statistics (as at April 11th, 1992)

1991-92 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 16 - 102 -
Maurice Malpas29 46353618
Freddy van der Hoorn28 4311305
Dave Narey35 23 - 82636
Alex Cleland21 304888
Dave Bowman28 4432359
Ray McKinnon21 264627
Grant Johnson20 7 - 7 -
Jim McInally28 31426115
Victor Ferreyra28 246246
Duncan Ferguson20 38135217
Brian Welsh (sub)23 111453
Darren Jackson (sub)25 291110837

League Table (as at April 11th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.