Rangers 2 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, February 12th, 1977, 3:00 PM at Ibrox
Attendance: 18,656
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Rangers Dundee Utd

Colin Jackson (17)
Alex MacDonald (20)
Paul Sturrock (39)
Hamish McAlpine (pen.) (51)
Gordon G Wallace (80)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Stuart Kennedy
Sandy Jardine
John Greig
Jim Denny
Colin Jackson
Kenny Watson
Tommy McLean
Johnny Hamilton
Chris Robertson
Alex MacDonald
Derek Johnstone
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Alex Rennie
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Doug Houston
Gordon G Wallace
George Fleming
Paul Sturrock
Tom McAdam
Graeme Payne

Alex Miller
Derek Parlane
Allan Forsyth
Derek Addison

Alex Miller for Jim Denny
Derek Parlane for Chris Robertson

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 260 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 90 apps22 goals
Alex Rennie 57 apps1 goal
Walter Smith 147 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 215 apps7 goals
Doug Houston 94 apps5 goals
Gordon G Wallace 20 apps11 goals
George Fleming 205 apps21 goals
Paul Sturrock 67 apps23 goals
Tom McAdam 53 apps20 goals
Graeme Payne 101 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Paul Sturrock (20 years 130 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Houston (33 years 314 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 4 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paul Sturrock (20 years 130 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Houston (33 years 314 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 72 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Ibrox, not exactly a happy hunting in the past, continued that theme as we went two down after just 20 minutes.Tommy McLean was the instigator, setting up Colin Jackson to score in 17 minutes and then three minutes later the United boss's brother created the opening for Alex McDonald from 18 yards.

Hope was resurrected for United when Gordon Wallace's corner dropped at the feet of Paul Sturrock who wasted no time in knocking the ball past Kennedy.

Seven minutes into the second half and there was greater joy for Tannadice fans. John Greig pulled down Wallace in the box and Hamish McAlpine made the long journey from his goal to send Kennedy the wrong way from the spot. As time ran out we looked the liklier side to score and, duly did, in the 79th minute. A cross from Sturrock on the left found Gordon Wallace in the clear and his raging shot gave Kennedy no chance and secured our first Premier win at Ibrox.

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