Rangers 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

(After extra time)
League Cup - Quarter Final
Tuesday, September 9th, 1997, 7:45 PM at Ibrox
Attendance: 44,440
Referee: Stuart Dougal (Burnside)
Rangers Dundee Utd

None. Gary McSwegan (96)

Team Managers
Walter Smith Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Alex Cleland
Ståle Stensaas
Sergio Porrini
Craig Moore
Tony Vidmar
Charlie Miller
Ian Ferguson
Marco Negri
Jorg Albertz
Rino Gattuso
Sieb Dijkstra
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Erik Pedersen
Andy McLaren
Ray McKinnon
Jamie Dolan
Lars Zetterlund
Robbie Winters
Kjell Olofsson

Stuart McCall
Peter van Vossen
Ally McCoist
Stewart McKimmie
Craig Easton
Gary McSwegan

Ally McCoist for Charlie Miller (77)
Peter van Vossen for Sergio Porrini (99)
Stuart McCall for Jorg Albertz (101)
Gary McSwegan for Kjell Olofsson (80)
Craig Easton for Robbie Winters (109)

Tony Vidmar (83) Andy McLaren

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Sieb Dijkstra (GK) 39 apps -
Steven Pressley 98 apps5 goals
Mark Perry 125 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 742 apps25 goals
Erik Pedersen 42 apps -
Andy McLaren 171 apps14 goals
Ray McKinnon 111 apps13 goals
Jamie Dolan 28 apps -
Lars Zetterlund 42 apps4 goals
Robbie Winters 114 apps32 goals
Kjell Olofsson 41 apps15 goals
Craig Easton (sub) 7 apps -
Gary McSwegan (sub) 81 apps37 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Robbie Winters (22 years 315 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (35 years 46 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 235 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Craig Easton (18 years 200 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (35 years 46 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 91 days
Domestic Players:10 (71.43 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A quite astonishing strike by Gary McSwegan halfway through the first period of extra time carried United into the semi-finals of The Coca-Cola Cup. It was also sweet revenge after the 5-1 mauling in the league game 17 days earlier with United's disciplined performance being the bedrock for this first ever League Cup success over the Ibrox Club.

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