Dundee Utd 2
Rangers 3 (AET)
League Cup (Quarter Final)

Dundee Utd
2 - 3

League Cup (Quarter Final)
Wednesday, August 26th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 15,716
7:30 PM Kick-off

Victor Ferreyra (55)
Paddy Connolly (78)
Ally McCoist (49)
Richard Gough (60)
Pieter Huistra (94)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Walter Smith

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Paddy Connolly
Victor Ferreyra
Andy Goram
Nigel Spackman
David Robertson
Richard Gough
Dave McPherson
John Brown
Ian Durrant
Ian Ferguson
Ally McCoist
Gary McSwegan
Pieter Huistra

Allan Preston
Brian Welsh
Trevor Steven
Alexei Mikhailitchenko

Allan Preston for Victor Ferreyra (72)
Brian Welsh for Alex Cleland (112)
Trevor Steven for Gary McSwegan (75)

John Clark (46)
Victor Ferreyra (48)
Alan Main (58)
John O'Neil (100)
Dave Narey (108)
John Brown (10)
Richard Gough (18)
Ally McCoist (64)
Dave McPherson (66)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Les Mottram (Forth) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

After Extra-time our cup record against Rangers is, to say the least, poor, but this was a very close contest and strangely there was little evidence of a titanic battle in prospect at the end of an opening 45 minutes that was by and large an insipid affair. True Ian Ferguson had hit the base of the post, but other than that the half had been devoid of incident.

Not so in the second half. Within three minutes of the restart John Clark lost possession to Huistra who immediately played the ball through to Ally McCoist who turned quickly and curled a shot past Alan Main. Rangers lead was intact for only seven minutes. Paddy Connolly was impeded out on the right. Freddy van der Hoorn sent over a cross with a flat trajectory from which Victor Ferreyra stretched to head the ball into the far corner. Robertson crashed a shot off the underside of the bar before Rangers went back in front when former United defender Richard Gough rose above every one else to head in a Huistra corner. As United strove for an equaliser John Clark was pushed forward and this move paid off when he laid Allan Preston's cross into Paddy Connolly's path and his shot on the turn was well out of Goram's reach.

In the last few minutes of normal time, United looked the more likely side to snatch victory, but the tie headed into extra-time. Ultimately, the tie was decided by a goal four minutes into over-time. Peter Huistra broke clear on the left to rifle in a left foot shot which beat Alan Main and thus Rangers retain the quite incredible record of never having lost a cup tie to United.

Squad Statistics (as at August 26th, 1992)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 8 - 113 -
Alex Cleland21 8 - 998
Dave Narey36 6 - 83536
Freddy van der Hoorn28 8 - 1415
Maurice Malpas30 8 - 54719
Grant Johnson20 82183
Jim McInally28 7 - 27115
John Clark27 8 - 27732
John O'Neil21 82524
Paddy Connolly22 855315
Victor Ferreyra28 42298
Allan Preston (sub)23 2 - 361
Brian Welsh (sub)23 2 - 473

League Table (as at August 26th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.