The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Normally a point from Ibrox would be regarded as a good afternoon's work, but that was not the case on this occasion. Although Rangers were marginally the better side in the opening 45 minutes United's second half display really ought to have yielded both points. The Ibrox side with their first worthwhile attack scored after 24 minutes. John MacDonald shrugged off a Dave Narey tackle and looked up to stroke the ball in via a post. In the second half the United midfield took a stranglehold on proceedings and after a glaring miss by Davie Dodds, we got back on level terms. Ally Dawson downed John Holt in the box and Eamonn Bannon stepped up to convert his 11th penalty of the season. Both Davie Dodds and Billy Kirkwood had great chances to sew up both points which on the balance of play would have been no more than we deserved.