Rangers 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 24th, 1982, 3:00 PM at Ibrox
Attendance: 9,415
Referee: Brian McGinlay (Balfron)
Rangers Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
John McDonald (24) Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (61)

Team Managers
John Greig Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Stewart
Ally Dawson
Kenny Black
Sandy Jardine
John McLelland
Jim Bett
Gordon Dalziel
Bobby Russell
Derek Johnstone
Colin McAdam
John McDonald
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Richard Gough
Paul Hegarty
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
Davie Cooper
Ian Redford
Iain Phillip
John Reilly

Substitutions
None. None.

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 521 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 392 apps25 goals
John Holt 194 apps16 goals
Maurice Malpas 21 apps -
Richard Gough 45 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 345 apps51 goals
Billy Kirkwood 219 apps47 goals
Eamonn Bannon 142 apps38 goals
Ralph Milne 104 apps26 goals
Paul Sturrock 325 apps100 goals
Davie Dodds 171 apps66 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (19 years 269 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 102 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 232 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (19 years 269 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 102 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 200 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

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.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 32 22 6 4 70 30 40 50
2. Aberdeen 30 17 7 6 50 26 24 41
3. Rangers 32 13 11 8 47 40 7 37
4. UNITED 32 13 9 10 53 33 20 35
5. St Mirren 30 14 7 9 46 37 9 35
6. Hibernian 33 11 12 10 37 33 4 34
7. Morton 32 9 10 13 28 48 -20 28
8. Dundee 32 9 4 19 43 62 -19 22
9. Partick Thistle 32 6 8 18 32 53 -21 20
10. Airdrie 33 5 6 22 30 74 -44 16
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