Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Rangers

Scottish Cup - Final
Saturday, May 21st, 1994, 3:00 PM at Hampden Park
Attendance: 37,709
Referee: Douglas Hope (Erskine)
Dundee Utd  Rangers

Goalscorers
Craig Brewster (47)
None.

Team Managers
Ivan Golac
Walter Smith

Starting Eleven
Guido van de Kamp
Maurice Malpas
Alex Cleland
Gordan Petrić
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Andy McLaren
Jim McInally
Craig Brewster
Ally Maxwell
Gary Stevens
Richard Gough
Dave McPherson
David Robertson
Neil Murray
Ian Ferguson
Stuart McCall
Gordon Durie
Mark Hateley
Ally McCoist

Substitutes
Gary Bollan
Jerren Nixon
Alexei Mikhailichenko
Duncan Ferguson

Substitutions
Jerren Nixon for Craig Brewster (86)
Alexei Mikhailichenko for Gary Stevens (23)
Duncan Ferguson for Ally McCoist (75)

Bookings
Maurice Malpas (60)
Jerren Nixon (84)
Gordon Durie (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Guido van de Kamp (GK) 64 apps -
Maurice Malpas 626 apps19 goals
Alex Cleland 162 apps9 goals
Gordan Petrić 35 apps1 goal
Brian Welsh 112 apps8 goals
Christian Dailly 98 apps14 goals
Dave Bowman 309 apps11 goals
David Hannah 19 apps2 goals
Andy McLaren 58 apps4 goals
Jim McInally 342 apps21 goals
Craig Brewster 40 apps20 goals
Jerren Nixon (sub) 22 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (20 years 215 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (31 years 299 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 364 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (20 years 215 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (31 years 299 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 86 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The Tannadice men finally dumped their Scottish Cup Final Hoodoo and also wrecked Rangers back to back treble hopes. The fact that the trophy was won by a goal as bizarre as anything ever seen at the national stadium will not diminish the delight on Tayside.

The decisive moment came 2 minutes into the second half of an engrossing Final, after Rangers defender Dave McPherson hastily pushed the ball back to Ally Maxwell but he battered his attempted clearance against the encroaching Christian Dailly. The United youngster rolled a left foot shot towards the unprotected goal but the ball went all the way along the line and came back off the post. With the Rangers defence all over the place, Craig Brewster stroked the ball home to send the Arabs wild behind the goal.

United had the best of the first half and even when they were under intense pressure all through the second period, Ivan Golacs men did not wilt thanks in particular to Brian Welsh and Man of the Match Gordan Petric. He and Welsh tamed every scoring threat Rangers could muster.

The action was unrelenting from the off. McPherson came up for a corner in the ninth minute and his header beat Guido Van de Kamp, but was cleared off the line by Jim McInally. Play switched to the other end where Andy McLaren sweetly sent the fast breaking Alex Cleland through. The youngster should have struck the ball first time as Maxwell advanced, but he delayed and was hit from behind by the back tracking Ian Ferguson. United wanted a penalty, but Ref Dougie Hope waved play on. Welsh had a header knocked away by Stuart McCall and Hateley drilled a low shot wide of the post. But the Rangers strike force were never really a threat.

United almost sealed it in the closing moments when Brewster broke away and blasted a drive against Maxwell. The noise from the United end gradually increased as the game inched towards full-time before it exploded in a sea of tangerine when the whistle finally went. The wait was over in more ways than one.

Boss Ivan Golac declared "We have no need to fear any team in Britain now. This was a very special day for me and my young team can only get better. After we didn't get the penalty we were due in the first half we were even more determined to win".



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