Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 3
League (Premier Division)


2 - 3

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 12th, 1977
Ibrox. Att. 18,656
3:00 PM Kick-off

Colin Jackson (17)
Alex MacDonald (20)
Paul Sturrock (39)
Hamish McAlpine (pen.) (51)
Gordon G Wallace (80)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Stuart Kennedy
2. Sandy Jardine
3. John Greig
4. Jim Denny
5. Colin Jackson
6. Kenny Watson
7. Tommy McLean
8. Johnny Hamilton
9. Chris Robertson
10. Alex MacDonald
11. Derek Johnstone
Hamish McAlpine .1
George Fleming .2
Frank Kopel .3
Doug Houston .4
Alex Rennie .5
Walter Smith .6
Paul Sturrock .7
Gordon G Wallace .8
Paul Hegarty .9
Tom McAdam .10
Graeme Payne .11

12. Derek Parlane
14. Alex Miller
Derek Addison .12
Allan Forsyth .14

Alex Miller for Jim Denny (45)
Derek Parlane for Chris Robertson (65)

Kenny Watson (73) Frank Kopel (73)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Ibrox, not exactly a happy hunting in the past, continued that theme as we went two down after just 20 minutes.Tommy McLean was the instigator, setting up Colin Jackson to score in 17 minutes and then three minutes later the United boss's brother created the opening for Alex McDonald from 18 yards.

Hope was resurrected for United when Gordon Wallace's corner dropped at the feet of Paul Sturrock who wasted no time in knocking the ball past Kennedy.

Seven minutes into the second half and there was greater joy for Tannadice fans. John Greig pulled down Wallace in the box and Hamish McAlpine made the long journey from his goal to send Kennedy the wrong way from the spot. As time ran out we looked the liklier side to score and, duly did, in the 79th minute. A cross from Sturrock on the left found Gordon Wallace in the clear and his raging shot gave Kennedy no chance and secured our first Premier win at Ibrox.

Squad Statistics (as at February 12th, 1977)

1976-77 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)29 2822603
Paul Hegarty22 2879022
Frank Kopel27 28 - 2157
Alex Rennie28 22 - 571
Walter Smith28 1 - 1473
George Fleming28 28220521
Doug Houston33 10 - 955
Gordon G Wallace33 20112011
Tom McAdam22 2475320
Graeme Payne20 2811016
Paul Sturrock20 26126723

League Table (as at February 12th, 1977)

No league table has been added for this season.