Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 2
League Cup (Semi Final)

Dundee Utd
1 - 2

League Cup (Semi Final)
Wednesday, September 24th, 1986
Hampden Park. Att. 45,249
7:30 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (84)
Ally McCoist (19)
Ted McMinn (57)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Graeme Souness

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson
Chris Woods
Jimmy Nicholl
Stuart Munro
Graeme Souness
Dave McPherson
Terry Butcher
Cammy Fraser
Ted McMinn
Ally McCoist
Iain Durrant
Davie Cooper

Chris Sulley
Ralph Milne
Robert Fleck
Eric Ferguson

Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (57)
Robert Fleck for Ted McMinn (82)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

No blame could be laid on our Ibrox bogey for this latest defeat. The simple fact of the matter is that Rangers were the superior side on the night. Having said that the opening exchanges consisted of a tight midfield battle with Billy Thomson making a fine save from Davie Cooper. Rangers got the vital opening goal when Ted McMinn did well to get in his cross from the left and Ally McCoist did even better to flick the ball home at the near post. After surviving a spell of pressure, we began to make some impact just before the interval.

This continued on the re-start but our hopes were ruined when Cooper hoisted the ball forward for Ted McMinn to charge in on goal from the left to beat Billy Thomson. The game looked to be beyond our reach as the minutes ticked away, but Iain Ferguson threw us a possible late life-line and Iain smashed the ball past Woods from around the penalty spot. It was, however, too little, too late, and in truth anything more would have been far from deserved.

Squad Statistics (as at September 24th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at September 24th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.