Rangers 2 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, January 8th, 1983, 3:00 PM at Ibrox
Attendance: 15,434
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Rangers Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Robert Prytz (41)
Andy Kennedy (62)
John Reilly (12)

Team Managers
John Greig Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Peter McCloy
Dave McKinnon
Ian Redford
Gregor Stevens
John McClelland
Jim Bett
Robert Prytz
Robert Russell
Andy Kennedy
Kenny Black
Derek Johnstone
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood
John Reilly
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds

Bench
Davie Cooper
John McDonald
John Holt
John McNeil

Substitutions
Davie Cooper for Robert Russell (45) John Holt for Derek Stark (59)
John McNeil for Ralph Milne (78)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 559 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 83 apps5 goals
Dave Narey 431 apps33 goals
Maurice Malpas 57 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 384 apps56 goals
Derek Stark 187 apps3 goals
Billy Kirkwood 254 apps53 goals
John Reilly 29 apps8 goals
Ralph Milne 139 apps41 goals
Eamonn Bannon 171 apps46 goals
Davie Dodds 210 apps84 goals
John Holt (sub) 217 apps16 goals
John McNeil (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 163 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 361 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 244 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 163 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (34 years 361 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 264 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
John McNeil(Signed December 30th, 1982)

Milestones

This was a severe jolt to Tannadice title aspirations, especially after the 3-0 defeat by Aberdeen five days earlier.

John Reilly had given United the boost of an early lead but Robert Prytz and Alan Kennedy turned the game for Rangers.

This was the only occasion on which Jim McLean's men suffered two successive defeats last term.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 19 16 2 1 53 20 33 34
2. Aberdeen 20 14 3 3 40 13 27 31
3. UNITED 19 12 4 3 44 16 28 28
4. Rangers 19 6 8 5 28 23 5 20
5. Dundee 19 6 6 7 24 23 1 18
6. Hibernian 20 3 9 8 16 26 -10 15
7. St Mirren 20 3 8 9 18 32 -14 14
8. Morton 20 4 6 10 20 36 -16 14
9. Motherwell 20 6 1 13 22 43 -21 13
10. Kilmarnock 20 1 7 12 15 48 -33 9
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