Rangers 5 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - SPL
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012, 7:45 PM at Ibrox
Attendance: 43,383
Referee: Alan Muir
Rangers Dundee Utd

Steven Whittaker (6)
Sone Aluko (17)
Sone Aluko (20)
Jamie Ness (57)
Alejandro Bedoya (84)

Team Managers
Ally McCoist Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Allan McGregor
Dorin Goian
Lee Wallace
Steven Whittaker
Carlos Bocanegra
Kyle Bartley
Maurice Edu
Sone Aluko
Jamie Ness
Rhys McCabe
Salim Kerkar
Dušan Perniš
Paul Dixon
Garry Kenneth
Robbie Neilson
Seán Dillon
Willo Flood
Scott Robertson
John Rankin
Gary Mackay-Steven
Johnny Russell
Jon Daly

Neil Alexander
Kirk Broadfoot
Ross Perry
Lee McCulloch
Alejandro Bedoya
Andrew Mitchell
David Healy
Steve Banks
Barry Douglas
Keith Watson
Richie Ryan
Danny Swanson
Stuart Armstrong
Ryan Dow

Kirk Broadfoot for Jamie Ness (61)
Alejandro Bedoya for Sone Aluko (75)
Lee McCulloch for Salim Kerkar (81)
Keith Watson for Garry Kenneth (46)
Barry Douglas for Gary Mackay-Steven (46)
Ryan Dow for Johnny Russell (76)

Maurice Edu (87) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dušan Perniš (GK) 114 apps -
Paul Dixon 144 apps5 goals
Garry Kenneth 192 apps7 goals
Robbie Neilson 22 apps -
Seán Dillon 195 apps3 goals
John Rankin 43 apps5 goals
Willo Flood 106 apps2 goals
Scott Robertson 124 apps11 goals
Gary Mackay-Steven 34 apps5 goals
Johnny Russell 81 apps24 goals
Jon Daly 157 apps57 goals
Keith Watson (sub) 68 apps3 goals
Barry Douglas (sub) 42 apps3 goals
Ryan Dow (sub) 13 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gary Mackay-Steven (21 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Robbie Neilson (31 years 325 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 285 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Stuart Armstrong (20 years 38 days)
Oldest Player:Steve Banks (40 years 93 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 116 days
Domestic Players:12 (66.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United were unchanged from the side who drew with Hearts. Rangers made two changes from the side who lost to Celtic in Sunday’s Old Firm derby. Salim Kerkar and Ness replacing Lee McCulloch and Andy Little.

Rangers took the lead after just six minutes when Rhys McCabe slipped a pass to Steven Whittaker and he powerfully slotted past Dusan Pernis into the bottom corner. United were able create chances and Allan McGregor had to be on form to deny an excellent Gary Mackay-Steven effort tipping the ball over the bar. However, Rangers increased their lead after 16 minutes when Garry Kenneth was dispossessed by Kerkar and he played the ball to Sone Aluko who sprinted through the United defence before firing home. Things went from bad to worse for United a mere four minutes later when Sone Aluko again exploded into the box leaving Pernis with no chance, slotting home to make it 3-0.

United made two changes at half time with Barry Douglas and Keith Watson replacing Mackay-Steven and Kenneth. Peter Houston's side were beginning to get a foothold in the game and for ten minutes United had the most of possession. However, Rangers were dangerous on the counter and Aluko again swept into the penalty box in the 51st minute but his shot was saved by Pernis. The game was put out of sight for United by Jamie Ness who picked up the ball on the edge of the area dispatching it into the net on 57 minutes. Despite the scoreline, United were getting in some decent positions to score. Indeed, United were peppering the Rangers box with corner kicks, the final tally being nine corners for United compared to Rangers’ four. Unfortunately, The Tangerines couldn’t convert these opportunities. A consolation goal could have rescued some positives for United and chances fell to both Jon Daly and Johnny Russell. Daly sent his close range header wide of the mark, followed shortly by MacGregor denying Russell with a save from the Scotland Under 21 cap’s shot. With six minutes to go it was Alejandro Bedoya who found the back of the net. Receiving a Maurice Edu pass the American fired home from just inside the area to make it 5-0 and to end a disappointing night for United

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