0 - 3
0 - 3
Lorenzo Amoruso (22)
Barry Ferguson (45)
Shota Arveladze (73)
1. Paul Gallacher
4. Danny Griffin
24. David McCracken
15. Stuart Duff
6. Jim Lauchlan
3. Warren Cummings
27. Mark Wilson
7. Craig Easton
28. Stephen O'Donnell
8. Charlie Miller
19. Steven Thompson
Ronald de Boer
13. Paul Jarvie
2. Jamie McCunnie
11. Jim Paterson
9. Derek Lilley
21. Arnar Gunnlaugsson
Derek Lilley for Charlie Miller (69)
Jim Paterson for Mark Wilson (77)
Arnar Gunnlaugsson for Stephen O'Donnell (81)
Claudio Caniggia for Ronald de Boer (67)
Bert Konterman for Kevin Muscat (77)
Craig Easton (59)
Stuart Duff (75)
John Rowbotham (Referee)
United Manager Alex Smith elected to retain the David McCracken and Jim Lauchlan central defensive partnership for today’s match with Rangers at Tannadice Park. Midweek hat-trick hero Stephen O’Donnell also kept his place in Alex Smith’s starting eleven.
The Tangerines weathered a strong Rangers start in the 12.30pm kick-off and kept the League leaders at bay with Steven Thompson ploughing a lone furrow up front. The match followed this fashion up until midway through the first half when Amoruso put Rangers ahead with a powerful header.
United then had their best period of the first half and appeared to be heading into the break one nil down however in the forty-fourth minute, Ferguson hit a shot into the roof of the United net two put Rangers two ahead.
The one other goal in the second half came from Arveladze when he pounced onto a Gallacher stop and Rangers ran out three nil winners, their eighth win in succession and their sixth clean sheet in a row.
|Paul Gallacher (GK)||23||10||-||75||-|
|Jim Paterson (sub)||23||9||-||78||5|
|Derek Lilley (sub)||28||8||1||61||14|
|Arnar Gunnlaugsson (sub)||29||6||-||6||-|
No league table has been added for this season.