Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Rangers

League Cup - Semi Final 1st Leg
Tuesday, February 14th, 1984, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 14,596
Referee: Alan Ferguson (Giffnock)
Mascot: Mark McDonald
Dundee Utd  Rangers

Davie Dodds (69)
Dave Mitchell (86)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
John Holt
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Peter McCloy
Jimmy Nicholl
Ally Dawson
John McClelland
Craig Paterson
Ian Redford
Robert Russell
Robert Prytz
Sandy Clark
Ally McCoist
Davie Cooper

Dave Beaumont
John Clark
Dave McPherson
Dave Mitchell

John Clark for Paul Sturrock (78)
Dave McPherson for Robert Prytz (76)
Dave Mitchell for Davie Cooper (82)

John Holt
Billy Kirkwood (18)
Davie Dodds (54)
Craig Paterson (20)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 613 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 107 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 482 apps34 goals
Paul Hegarty 438 apps63 goals
Derek Stark 229 apps9 goals
Richard Gough 134 apps18 goals
John Holt 267 apps22 goals
Billy Kirkwood 299 apps61 goals
Ralph Milne 189 apps59 goals
Davie Dodds 263 apps113 goals
Paul Sturrock 382 apps119 goals
John Clark (sub) 11 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (21 years 200 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 33 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 143 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (19 years 149 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 33 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 138 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This tie got off to a marvellous start with both sides creating several chances. Gradually, however. United asserted a degree of ascendancy and ended on top at the end of a highly entertaining affair.

The second half was marred by fog which billowed over the ground just after the restart. Conditions deteriorated quickly and only a slight improvement prevented the match from being abandoned.

Many United fans failed to see United open the scoring, Richard Gough headed a free kick across the face or the goal, the Rangers defence failed to clear and Davie Dodds was on hand to steer the ball over the line. Unfortunately, most of the Tannadice faithful were at the wrong end to see substitute Dave Mitchell head in a Redford cross four minutes from time.


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