Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 27th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 20,846
3:00 PM Kick-off

Mixu Paatelainen (44)
Mark Walters (66)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Graeme Souness

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher
Chris Woods
Jimmy Nicholl
Jan Bartram
Graham Roberts
Ray Wilkins
Richard Gough
Derek Ferguson
Ian Ferguson
Scott Nisbet
Ian Durrant
Mark Walters

John Clark
Iain Ferguson
Graeme Souness
Davie Cooper

Iain Ferguson for Mixu Paatelainen (74)
John Clark for Hamish French (81)
Davie Cooper for Scott Nisbet (81)

Maurice Malpas (23)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Rangers, on the rebound from their cup exit by Dunfermline, started intent on ensuring their League challenge wasn't to falter. After weathering the early storm Mixu Paatelainen had a free header but he was off target. Three minutes later Mixu nodded the ball on to Kevin Gallacher whose shot went over. Midfield congestion produced little by way of chances until Durrant broke clear but Alan Main got down quickly to block his shot. A minute before the interval we took the lead with a great goal. Mixu Paatelainen picked up a loose ball, evaded challenges by Gough and Roberts and strode on to crack a left foot shot past Woods .

Rangers got the equaliser midway through the second half when Ian Ferguson got a touch on to a Nisbet cross and the ball fell to Mark Walters, whose early strike beat Alan Main. The game appeared to be petering out as a draw until the final three minutes. Nicholl cleared an Eamonn Bannon shot off the line and in the dying moments substitute John Clark burst clear but his fierce shot struck the side netting.

Squad Statistics (as at February 27th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Alan Main (GK)56 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Mixu Paatelainen57 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Hamish French60 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
John Clark (sub)59 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at February 27th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.