Rangers 5
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


5 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 23rd, 1997
Ibrox. Att. 48,599
3:00 PM Kick-off

Marco Negri (35)
Marco Negri (43)
Marco Negri (44)
Marco Negri (66)
Marco Negri (86)
Steven Pressley (pen.) (68)

Team Managers
Walter Smith Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Craig Moore
Ståle Stensaas
Sergio Porrini
Ian Ferguson
Joachim Björklund
Gordon Durie
Paul Gascoigne
Marco Negri
Charlie Miller
Jonas Thern
Sieb Dijkstra
Erik Pedersen
Steven Pressley
Stewart McKimmie
Mark Perry
Dave Bowman
Lars Zetterlund
Craig Easton
Neil Duffy
Robbie Winters
Kjell Olofsson

Rino Gattuso
Alex Cleland
Ally McCoist
Jamie Dolan
Steven Thompson
Gary McSwegan

Rino Gattuso for Paul Gascoigne (72)
Alex Cleland for Charlie Miller (83)
Jamie Dolan for Neil Duffy (45)
Gary McSwegan for Robbie Winters (68)

Alex Cleland (89)
Gordon Durie (76)
Craig Moore
Dave Bowman

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Paisley) (Referee)

Match Report

Ironically, Rangers hadn't created much in the opening half hour, but three self inflicted wounds meant there was no way back as Negri punished all three.

The Italian then added two more in the second half to equal Paul Sturrock's individual Premier scoring tally, achieved in November 1984 against Morton. Otherwise only Steven Pressley's penalty conversion and the display of Easton in midfield are worthy of mention.

Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 1997)

1997-98 All Time
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)30 8 - 36 -
Mark Perry26 8 - 1223
Erik Pedersen29 8 - 39 -
Steven Pressley23 71955
Stewart McKimmie34 5 - 12 -
Lars Zetterlund33 83394
Dave Bowman33 8 - 40912
Neil Duffy30 4 - 211
Craig Easton18 3 - 5 -
Robbie Winters22 8711131
Kjell Olofsson32 823915
Jamie Dolan (sub)28 6 - 25 -
Gary McSwegan (sub)26 8107836

League Table (as at August 23rd, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.