Dundee Utd 1 - 2 Rangers

League - Premier Division
Monday, May 14th, 1984, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,473
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Mascot: Nicol Davy
Dundee Utd  Rangers

Davie Dodds (89)
Robert Prytz (pen.) (44)
Ally McCoist (82)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Iain Munro
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Alex Taylor
Eamonn Bannon
Tommy Coyne
Paul Sturrock
Peter McCloy
Dave MacKinnon
Ally Dawson
Dave McPherson
John McClelland
Stuart Munro
Robert Prytz
Ally McCoist
Derek Ferguson
John MacDonald
Davie Cooper

Gary McGinnis
Davie Dodds
Sandy Clark
Hugh Burns

Davie Dodds for Alex Taylor (73)
Sandy Clark for Derek Ferguson (59)
Hugh Burns for Robert Prytz (65)

None. John MacDonald
Ally Dawson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 635 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 155 apps19 goals
Iain Munro 9 apps -
John Holt 287 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 130 apps4 goals
Dave Narey 505 apps35 goals
Paul Hegarty 461 apps63 goals
Alex Taylor 20 apps2 goals
Eamonn Bannon 242 apps63 goals
Tommy Coyne 21 apps3 goals
Paul Sturrock 401 apps124 goals
Davie Dodds (sub) 284 apps121 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (21 years 187 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 123 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 312 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (20 years 211 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 123 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 102 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Unusually for an encounter with Rangers, match was of academic interest only, other than it presented an opportunity for to record their first victory of the season over the Ibrox outfit.

Unfortunately, despite almost constant pressure, apart from some ten minutes or so. Rangers retained that unbeaten tag, although even the most die-hard Ibrox supporter would have conceded that the better side lost. Robert Prytz opened the scoring from the penalty spot just before half-time.

Peter McCloy pulled off a string of remarkable saves to deny United and then Ally McCoist broke clear to score a second near the end. Substitute Davie Dodds did back that lead in the last minute but it was too late to affect the final outcome.


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