Rangers 4
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Rangers 

4 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 27th, 1997
Ibrox. Att. 50,017
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Brian Laudrup (43)
Alex Cleland (44)
Marco Negri (82)
Marco Negri (pen.) (90)
Kjell Olofsson (28)

Team Managers
Walter Smith Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Theo Snelders
Alex Cleland
Ståle Stensaas
Stuart McCall
Sergio Porrini
Joachim Björklund
Ian Ferguson
Barry Ferguson
Marco Negri
Jorg Albertz
Brian Laudrup
Sieb Dijkstra
Siggi Jónsson
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Erik Pedersen
Lars Zetterlund
Andy McLaren
Craig Easton
Gary McSwegan
Kjell Olofsson

Bench
Iain Durrant
Tony Vidmar
Ally McCoist
Magnus Sköldmark
Ray McKinnon
Robbie Winters

Substitutions
Tony Vidmar for Ståle Stensaas (45)
Iain Durrant for Brian Laudrup (76)
Ally McCoist for Ian Ferguson (84)
Magnus Sköldmark for Craig Easton (63)
Robbie Winters for Andy McLaren (69)
Ray McKinnon for Erik Pedersen (84)

Cautions
Joachim Björklund
Ian Ferguson
Sergio Porrini
Sieb Dijkstra
Andy McLaren
Maurice Malpas
Erik Pedersen
Siggi Jónsson

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Stuart Dougal (Burnside) (Referee)




Match Report


For the second time this season, we went down heavily at Ibrox in the league, but there were never three goals between the teams. Indeed, up until that deadly one-two blast immediately prior to the interval, we looked the more likely side.

Kjell Olofsson had given us the lead when he raced on to a Lars Zetterlund through ball. The Ibrox faithful getting restless until Laudrup buried a free-kick from 20 yards and the Dane then immediately set up Alex Cleland's header that put his former colleagues behind. It was only chasing an equaliser late in the game that afforded Negri his late double to put a flattering complexion on the final scoreline.



Squad Statistics (as at December 27th, 1997)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)31 28 - 56 -
Erik Pedersen30 28 - 59 -
Siggi Jónsson31 3 - 3 -
Mark Perry26 2811424
Steven Pressley24 2721156
Maurice Malpas35 26 - 75825
Lars Zetterlund33 284595
Andy McLaren24 24618518
Craig Easton18 212232
Gary McSwegan27 26149640
Kjell Olofsson32 27135826
Magnus Sköldmark (sub)29 12 - 12 -
Ray McKinnon (sub)27 7 - 11713
Robbie Winters (sub)23 261412938






League Table (as at December 27th, 1997)


No league table has been added for this season.