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
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
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)27 2 - 17 -
John Holt28 10 - 33823
Richard Gough23 14222029
Maurice Malpas23 1621988
Gary McGinnis21 5 - 261
Paul Hegarty31 16 - 52768
Ian Redford25 112112
Eamonn Bannon27 15431083
Billy Kirkwood27 10 - 36468
Davie Dodds27 15 - 339137
Paul Sturrock29 136462150
Ralph Milne (sub)24 13424972

League Table (as at October 12th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.