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Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 14th, 1985
Ibrox. Att. 16,657
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ally McCoist (78) Davie Dodds (1)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Dave McKinnon
Stuart Munro
Dave McPherson
Stuart Beattie
Doug Bell
Ally McCoist
Scott Nisbet
Derek Ferguson
Iain Durrant
Davie Cooper
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Gordon McLeod
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Kevin Gallacher

Ted McMinn
Bobby Russell
John Holt
Paul Kinnaird

Bobby Russell for Scott Nisbet (56)
Ted McMinn for Doug Bell (71)
John Holt for Davie Dodds (71)

Stuart Beattie (31)
Bobby Russell (57)
Richard Gough (28)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United stunned the Ibrox support in the first minute, when Malpas made ground down the left and sent his cross beyond McPherson to Davie Dodds, left leg heavily strapped up, who headed in off the post to give United an early lead. Rangers goalkeeper Nicky Walker proceeded to keep the Glasgow side in the game, with saves from Gallacher, Malpas and a point blank save from Redford. Apart from a couple of corners, Rangers failed to threaten in the first half, with their closest chance being a clearing header from Hegarty that flew just over the bar. The closing minutes of the first half saw Gallacher hit the bar, Walker save from Dodds and Redford clipping the post with a header.

United were again the more attractive side after the interval, with Gallacher going only inches away with a drive from outside the box, Walker again saved from Redford, and Dodds also went close. A number of substitutions for both sides disrupted the pattern of the game, and with 10 minutes left to play, Ally McCoist hit a snap shot from around 20 yards out that seemed to deceive Thomson to give Rangers an undeserved equaliser.

Squad Statistics (as at December 14th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 13 - 28 -
Maurice Malpas23 2722098
Dave Narey29 26 - 57736
Paul Hegarty31 27453872
Richard Gough23 25523132
Gordon McLeod18 1 - 4 -
Eamonn Bannon27 23631885
Billy Kirkwood27 19137369
Ian Redford25 216216
Davie Dodds27 245348142
Kevin Gallacher19 2 - 2 -
John Holt (sub)29 17 - 34523

League Table (as at December 14th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.