2 - 1
2 - 1
League (Division One)
Micky Campbell (53)
Tommy Simpson (61)
|Andy Cunningham (pen.)|
Mr R Innes (Glasgow) (Referee)
The Tannadice lads knocked the stuffing out of their Ibrox counterparts with an exhilarating example of what can be done on a great occasion. Frost and snow covered the ground at Tannadice as United showed pluck, perseverance and some very commendable football to come back from a half time deficit of one goal. Rangers had their fair share of the blunders in the opening stages, but the biggest of the first half ultimately seemed to come from the referee Mr Innes from Glasgow. Scottish international winger Alan Morton fell to the "carpet" in the penalty area under pressure from Jock Kay, but there was little question of contact from the players or supporters. Despite this, a penalty was awarded and Andy Cunningham, for the Light Blues, stuck the chance away. From the restart, Micky Campbell missed a chance to equalise when he headed a Tommy Simpson cross wide.
Simpson proved to the be the catalyst in United's comeback. A brief moment of fortune for United when Jimmy Fleming hit the bar was followed by the leveller. From a Jimmy Walker free kick, Tommy Simpson struck the ball towards William Robb, but the Rangers' stopper couldn't hold the ball and Micky Campbell cutely turned the ball into the net to make it 1-1. Within seven minutes, Tommy Simpson deservedly found himself was on the scoresheet and United had the lead, capitalising on a moment when Robb left his goal during a bombardment of the Rangers area. "Up went the bonnets!". Holding on to their victory for the remainder of the game, there was little argument that the home side were good value for their win.
|Bill Paterson (GK)||24||20||-||20||-|
No league table has been added for this season.