Dundee Utd 0
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 21st, 1990
Tannadice Park. Att. 16,064
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Trevor Steven (57)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Graeme Souness

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Miodrag Krivokapić
Allan Preston
Brian Welsh
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Darren Jackson
Chris Woods
Gary Stevens
Richard Gough
Stuart Munro
Nigel Spackman
Terry Butcher
Trevor Steven
Ian Ferguson
Ally McCoist
Maurice Johnston
Mark Walters

John O'Neil
John Brown
Davie Dodds

John O'Neil for Allan Preston (67)
John Brown for Ian Ferguson (64)

Billy McKinlay (71)
Maurice Johnston (70)
Davie Dodds (80)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)

Match Report

When the rain started cascading down to coincide with the start of the match, it revived memories of the awful conditions in which Rangers first visit of the season took place, but the rain last Saturday became more intermittent. Last December we more than deserved the draw we secured and if justice had been done we would again have taken a point from Rangers second visit of the season. Instead, a Trevor Steven goal gave Rangers victory and confirmed the Ibrox side as Scottish League champions for the 40th time. We certainly had the best chances during the first half. On the half hour mark, Woods inexplicably threw the ball straight out to Jim McInally and after steadying himself, Jim sent in a shot which Woods tipped round the post to atone himself for that poor throw out. From the corner which ensued Mixu Paatelainen had a free header, but directed his effort well over the bar. Eight minutes from half-time a rehearsed free-kick went totally wrong, but the ball ultimately landed in the path of Hamish French who was denied by a desperate clearance.

Two minutes after the interval Woods was called into action again when he had to scamper across his goal to push Billy McKinlay's curling shot from the edge of the box around the post. In the 57th minute Rangers got the goal which was to clinch the championship, Munro flighting over a cross to the far post where Trevor Steven sent a header into the far post. A couple of minutes later we were a bit unfortunate not to equalise when Alex Cleland's shot was deflected by Mixu Paatelainen, but only straight into the arms of Woods. With 20 minutes left substitute John O'Neil netted, but the goal was ruled out by an offside decision. From there on Rangers were content to ensure they hang on to their lead so they could begin their championship celebrations.

Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 1990)

1989-90 All Time
Alan Main (GK)22 31 - 44 -
Allan Preston20 11 - 241
Miodrag Krivokapić30 33 - 641
Alex Cleland19 151281
Brian Welsh21 4 - 71
Dave Narey33 41 - 79736
Jim McInally26 4441819
Billy McKinlay20 16 - 762
Mixu Paatelainen23 40911137
Darren Jackson23 307317
Hamish French26 122639
John O'Neil (sub)18 8 - 9 -

League Table (as at April 21st, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.