Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 12th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 15,821
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (58)
Ally McCoist (66)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Nicky Walker
Hugh Burns
Stuart Munro
Dave McPherson
Dave McKinnon
Ally Dawson
Ally McCoist
Robert Russell
Bobby Williamson
Iain Durrant
Davie Cooper

Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne
Derek Ferguson
Robert Fleck

Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (60)
Robert Fleck for Bobby Williamson (73)
Derek Ferguson for Hugh Burns (79)

Paul Hegarty (40)
John Holt (86)
Ally McCoist (54)
Nicky Walker (58)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)
W Reilly & J Varndell (Assistants)

Match Report

Both sides were licking their wounds from mid-week Skol Cup exits and it was United who looked to have made the quicker recovery, as they dominated the first half. However, the failings in front of goal, so evident this season, once again prevented us turning our outfield superiority into goals. Twice goal-line clearances kept Rangers on level terms and that plus an in-form Nicky Walker came to Rangers' rescue in the opening period. We finally took the lead when Davie Dodds was tripped in the box by Dawson and Eamonn Bannon spot-kick was struck home in text book fashion.

Rangers were stung into action and for almost the first time in the match looked dangerous, and it brought reward when Davie Cooper threaded a pass through the Tannadice defence for Ally McCoist to run on and lob the stranded Billy Thomson.

Squad Statistics (as at October 12th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis60 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood65 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at October 12th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.