Dundee Utd 2 - 1 Rangers

League - Premier Division
Saturday, May 4th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 10,251
Referee: D Downie (Edinburgh)
Mascot: Andrew Lornie
Dundee Utd  Rangers

Goalscorers
Paul Sturrock (7)
John Clark (36)
Ally McCoist (53)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Gordon McLeod
John Clark
Alex Taylor
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne
Nicky Walker
Hugh Burns
Stuart Munro
Dave McPherson
Derek Johnstone
Ian Durrant
Bobby Russell
Dave MacKinnon
Eric Ferguson
Ally McCoist
Robert Prytz

Substitutes
Jimmy Page
John Reilly
Ted McMinn
Robert Fleck

Substitutions
John Reilly for Gordon McLeod (82)
Ted McMinn for Derek Johnstone (45)
Robert Fleck for Eric Ferguson (73)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 672 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 180 apps6 goals
Dave Beaumont 26 apps2 goals
Eamonn Bannon 293 apps79 goals
Ralph Milne 233 apps68 goals
Gordon McLeod 3 apps -
John Clark 38 apps7 goals
Alex Taylor 46 apps7 goals
Paul Sturrock 447 apps144 goals
Stuart Beedie 37 apps6 goals
Tommy Coyne 43 apps8 goals
John Reilly (sub) 76 apps26 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (17 years 249 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 113 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 185 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (17 years 249 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 113 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 34 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Although United took the field minus half-a-dozen regulars, they still managed to beat Rangers, the side we find the hardest to beat. Two ahead at the break, United appeared well on the way to a comfortable victory but a fighting Rangers outfit almost wiped out the deficit in the second had in which United slipped down a gear.

Paul Sturrock quickly seized upon an error by Dave McPherson to put us ahead. John Clark bulleted in a header from a Bannon corner for the second. Ally McCoist slipped one in early in the second half and from then on a Rangers' equaliser looked more likely than United increasing their lead.

None.

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