Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 3
League (Premier Division)


2 - 3

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 16th, 1986
Ibrox. Att. 40,948
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ally McCoist (25)
Ally McCoist (38)
Kevin Gallacher (68)
Kevin Gallacher (83)
Ian Redford (88)

Team Managers
Graeme Souness Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Chris Woods
Jimmy Nicholl
Stuart Munro
Graeme Souness
Dave McPherson
Terry Butcher
Cammy Fraser
Colin West
Ally McCoist
Ian Durrant
Davie Cooper
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher

Derek Ferguson
Ted McMinn
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon

Derek Ferguson for Ian Durrant (46) Eamonn Bannon for John Clark (46)
John Holt for Dave Bowman (61)

Davie Cooper (19) Dave Bowman (23)
Kevin Gallacher (80)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Ibrox, so often a burial ground for United hopes appeared to be just so again, well up until the hour mark. In the first half we rarely threatened as Rangers, with their big money buys, were inspired by their player/manager Graeme Souness. An opening for the Ibrox boss almost brought them the lead but Billy Thomson pulled off a superb save. A goal was only temporarily staved off, because a harmless looking Cooper corner wasn't cleared and the ball broke to Ally McCoist who wasted no time in netting. Well on top at this stage Rangers went further ahead when Souness sent Ally McCoist clear to run on and beat Billy Thomson.

There was a brighter start by United at the second half but still Rangers dominated. Around the hour mark we began to make some impact on the game and Eamonn Bannon's probing ball upfield was chased by Kevin Gallacher. Terry Butcher and Stuart Munro made a hash of clearing the danger and Kevin nipped in to pull one back. Quarter of an hour later Kevin Gallacher was again on hand to beat Woods after Ian Redford flicked the ball into Kevin's path. The drama continued as United chased the winner. A quick free-kick on the right allowed Eamonn Bannon to get in a cross which Ian Redford rose to nod past a stranded Chris Woods. What a comeback and victory.

Squad Statistics (as at August 16th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
John Holt (sub)67 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon (sub)65 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at August 16th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.