Dundee Utd 0
Rangers 4
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 4
Rangers 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 26th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 13,759
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Trevor Steven (15)
Pieter Huistra (22)
Ally McCoist (72)
Pieter Huistra (77)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Walter Smith

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Christian Dailly
Grant Johnson
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
John O'Neil
Paddy Connolly
Andy Goram
Stuart McCall
David Robertson
Dale Gordon
Scott Nisbit
John Brown
Trevor Steven
Ian Ferguson
Ally McCoist
Mark Hateley
Pieter Huistra

Bench
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Sandy Robertson
Ian Durrant

Substitutions
Jim McInally for Dave Narey (15)
Dave Bowman for Billy McKinlay (78)
Sandy Robertson for Ian Ferguson (85)

Cautions
Christian Dailly (47)
Alex Cleland (54)
Jim McInally (69)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Gareth Evans (Bishopbriggs) (Referee)


Match Report


United's resources up front were stretched for this encounter with both Duncan Ferguson and Victor Ferreyra suspended, so in came Christian Dailly for his first match of the season. However, it was defensive frailties which led to the Tangerines slumping to their heaviest ever home defeat in a Premier Division match. Rangers were in belligerent mood right from the off and it was no surprise when they went ahead through Trevor Steven's header into the far post after just 15 minutes play. Immediately after the goal, Dave Narey limped off with a hip strain and our troubles mounted seven minutes later when Peter Huistra scored from close range. Our best spell of the match was immediately before and after half time, but even when Paddy Connolly did escape the clutches of the Rangers' defence he shot wide of the target.

Two goals in as many minutes and both with more than a tinge of good fortune finally completed a miserable afternoon. First the ball broke to Ally McCoist following a fine save by Alan Main, who was undoubtedly our star performer despite the scoreline, but he couldn't prevent McCoist scoring at the second attempt. Further gloom descended when Peter Huistra's angled drive took a deflection off Freddy van der Hoorn to deceive Alan Main and sneak home in the far comer. "We'd struggle against a bad side defending the way we did," remarked Manager Jim McLean afterwards and as everyone knows Rangers are far from being a bad side!



Squad Statistics (as at September 26th, 1992)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)24 13 - 118 -
Maurice Malpas30 13 - 55219
Christian Dailly18 1 - 357
Dave Narey36 10 - 83936
Alex Cleland21 13 - 1048
Freddy van der Hoorn28 13 - 1465
Grant Johnson20 132233
John Clark28 13 - 28232
John O'Neil21 132574
Billy McKinlay23 711576
Paddy Connolly22 1365816
Dave Bowman (sub)28 4 - 2419
Jim McInally (sub)28 12 - 27615






League Table (as at September 26th, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.