Dundee Utd 2 - 3 Rangers

(After extra time)
League Cup - Quarter Final
Wednesday, August 26th, 1992, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 15,716
Referee: Les Mottram (Forth)
Dundee Utd  Rangers

Victor Ferreyra (55)
Paddy Connolly (78)
Ally McCoist (49)
Richard Gough (60)
Pieter Huistra (94)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Walter Smith

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Grant Johnson
Victor Ferreyra
Paddy Connolly
Andy Goram
Nigel Spackman
David Robertson
Richard Gough
Dave McPherson
John Brown
Ian Durrant
Ian Ferguson
Ally McCoist
Gary McSwegan
Pieter Huistra

Allan Preston
Brian Welsh
Trevor Steven
Alexei Mikhailitchenko

Allan Preston for Victor Ferreyra (72)
Brian Welsh for Alex Cleland (112)
Trevor Steven for Gary McSwegan (75)

John Clark (46)
Victor Ferreyra (48)
Alan Main (58)
John O'Neil (100)
Dave Narey (108)
John Brown (10)
Richard Gough (18)
Ally McCoist (64)
Dave McPherson (66)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 113 apps -
Alex Cleland 99 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 835 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 547 apps19 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 141 apps5 goals
Jim McInally 271 apps15 goals
John Clark 277 apps32 goals
John O'Neil 52 apps4 goals
Grant Johnson 18 apps3 goals
Victor Ferreyra 29 apps8 goals
Paddy Connolly 53 apps15 goals
Allan Preston (sub) 36 apps1 goal
Brian Welsh (sub) 47 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Grant Johnson (20 years 160 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 84 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 148 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Grant Johnson (20 years 160 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 84 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 338 days
Domestic Players:11 (84.62 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


After Extra-time our cup record against Rangers is, to say the least, poor, but this was a very close contest and strangely there was little evidence of a titanic battle in prospect at the end of an opening 45 minutes that was by and large an insipid affair. True Ian Ferguson had hit the base of the post, but other than that the half had been devoid of incident.

Not so in the second half. Within three minutes of the restart John Clark lost possession to Huistra who immediately played the ball through to Ally McCoist who turned quickly and curled a shot past Alan Main. Rangers lead was intact for only seven minutes. Paddy Connolly was impeded out on the right. Freddy van der Hoorn sent over a cross with a flat trajectory from which Victor Ferreyra stretched to head the ball into the far corner. Robertson crashed a shot off the underside of the bar before Rangers went back in front when former United defender Richard Gough rose above every one else to head in a Huistra corner. As United strove for an equaliser John Clark was pushed forward and this move paid off when he laid Allan Preston's cross into Paddy Connolly's path and his shot on the turn was well out of Goram's reach.

In the last few minutes of normal time, United looked the more likely side to snatch victory, but the tie headed into extra-time. Ultimately, the tie was decided by a goal four minutes into over-time. Peter Huistra broke clear on the left to rifle in a left foot shot which beat Alan Main and thus Rangers retain the quite incredible record of never having lost a cup tie to United.


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