The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Both sides were licking their wounds from mid-week Skol Cup exits and it was United who looked to have made the quicker recovery, as they dominated the first half. However, the failings in front of goal, so evident this season, once again prevented us turning our outfield superiority into goals. Twice goal-line clearances kept Rangers on level terms and that plus an in-form Nicky Walker came to Rangers' rescue in the opening period. We finally took the lead when Davie Dodds was tripped in the box by Dawson and Eamonn Bannon spot-kick was struck home in text book fashion. Rangers were stung into action and for almost the first time in the match looked dangerous, and it brought reward when Davie Cooper threaded a pass through the Tannadice defence for Ally McCoist to run on and lob the stranded Billy Thomson.