Dundee Utd 0
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 21st, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 21,278
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Dave McPherson (27)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Graeme Souness

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Ian Redford
Paul Kinnaird
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Iain Ferguson
Chris Woods
Graeme Roberts
Stuart Munro
Graeme Souness
Dave McPherson
Terry Butcher
Jimmy Nicholl
Robert Fleck
Ally McCoist
Iain Durrant
Davie Cooper

Dave Bowman
Kevin Gallacher
Colin West
Ally Dawson

Kevin Gallacher for Paul Kinnaird (62)
Dave Bowman for Eamonn Bannon (85)

John Clark (11)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)

Match Report

This vital League clash was anti-climatic for United fans with Billy Thomson, following an injury in the warm-up, a virtual passenger for the entire 90 minutes. This blow handed the initiative to Rangers, but in the final analysis, we could consider ourselves unlucky not to salvage a point. There was an element of fortune attached to Rangers goal. Cooper slung over a cross, Dave McPherson’s header rebounded off his captain Terry Butcher and fell back to the youngster who crashed the ball past Billy Thomson. The limping United 'Keeper was beaten by Ally McCoist but the ball struck the post.

Early in the second half Maurice Malpas saw Chris Woods bring off a fine save and for most of the second half it was united who pressed forward. A late rally in which an Iain Ferguson brought out a quite superb save by Woods almost brought us a point which on balance, and in the circumstances, we probably deserved.

Squad Statistics (as at March 21st, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 51 - 104 -
John Holt30 18 - 38423
Dave Narey30 41 - 64336
Maurice Malpas24 4712819
Paul Hegarty32 25458878
John Clark22 3348412
Paul Kinnaird20 9 - 9 -
Ian Redford26 4789018
Jim McInally23 382382
Eamonn Bannon28 458387102
Iain Ferguson24 39223922
Dave Bowman (sub)23 25 - 25 -
Kevin Gallacher (sub)20 44156818

League Table (as at March 21st, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.