Rangers 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Rangers 

0 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 11th, 1982
Ibrox. Att. 22,725
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
John Greig Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Jim Stewart
2. Davie McKinnon
3. Ally Dawson
4. John McClelland
5. Craig Paterson
6. Jim Bett
7. Davie Cooper
8. Robert Prytz
9. Derek Johnstone
10. Ian Redford
11. John McDonald
Hamish McAlpine .1
Billy Kirkwood .2
Maurice Malpas .3
Richard Gough .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Ian Britton .7
Eamonn Bannon .8
Graeme Payne .9
Paul Sturrock .10
Davie Dodds .11

Bench
12. Bobby Russell
13. Colin McAdam
Iain Phillip .12
Ralph Milne .14

Substitutions
Bobby Russell for Davie Cooper (85) Ralph Milne for Graeme Payne (65)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D Ramsay (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


United travelled to Glasgow with a 100% record after six League Cup wins and the opening League victory over Aberdeen. Graeme Payne and Eamonn Bannon came back into the starting line-up, replacing the injured Derek Stark with Ralph Milne dropping to the bench.

The match at a half full Ibrox was bathed in sunshine as an experienced United team took the field, with only Malpas and Britton having less than 100 games under their belt from the United squad stripped for action. As early as the first minute, Rangers keeper Jim Stewart had to sprint from his goal to nip the ball from Paul Sturrock's toes after a Richard Gough through ball. Defender Craig Paterson shot high over the bar after a Robert Prytz free-kick into the box, then Bannon shot wide after a great run at the other end. United had the ball in the net after 13 minutes, but Gough was deemed to be offside. The first half petered out after that, with a Prytz effort from 25 yards held by Hamish McAlpine being the only chance of note.

Both teams stepped up the pace after the restart, with United first to threaten as Payne just missing out on a cross from Dodds. Prytz then crashed a free-kick into the defensive wall from a good position. United were unlucky not to take the lead in the 56th minute, when Bannon pushed a pass to Ian Britton whose superb 25 yard shot came crashing off the post and rebounded off Stewart's head, but the ball dropped just the wrong side of the post. That was it from an attacking point of view with both defences on top, and a 0-0 draw was a fair result as both teams looked forward to their respective European ties against Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven in the week ahead.



Squad Statistics (as at September 11th, 1982)


1982-83 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 7 - 5323
Paul Hegarty28 8 - 35753
Ian Britton28 8181
Richard Gough20 7 - 562
Maurice Malpas20 72322
Dave Narey26 8340428
Eamonn Bannon24 5215141
Billy Kirkwood24 7222849
Davie Dodds23 8618373
Paul Sturrock25 84337106
Graeme Payne26 6228721
Ralph Milne (sub)21 4211229






League Table (as at September 11th, 1982)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 2 2 0 0 +3 4
2. United 2 1 1 0 +2 3
3. Aberdeen 2 1 0 1 +1 2
4. Dundee 2 1 0 1 0 2
5. Rangers 2 0 2 0 0 2
6. Hibernian 2 0 2 0 0 2
7. Kilmarnock 2 0 2 0 0 2
8. St Mirren 2 0 1 1 -1 1
9. Motherwell 2 0 1 1 -2 1
10. Morton 2 0 1 1 -3 1