Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Rangers

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 12th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 15,821
Referee: Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock)
Dundee Utd  Rangers

Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (58)
Ally McCoist (66)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Nicky Walker
Hugh Burns
Stuart Munro
Dave McPherson
Dave McKinnon
Ally Dawson
Ally McCoist
Robert Russell
Bobby Williamson
Iain Durrant
Davie Cooper

Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne
Derek Ferguson
Robert Fleck

Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (60)
Robert Fleck for Bobby Williamson (73)
Derek Ferguson for Hugh Burns (79)

Paul Hegarty (40)
John Holt (86)
Ally McCoist (54)
Nicky Walker (58)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 17 apps -
Gary McGinnis 26 apps1 goal
Richard Gough 220 apps29 goals
John Holt 338 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 198 apps8 goals
Paul Hegarty 527 apps68 goals
Ian Redford 11 apps2 goals
Billy Kirkwood 364 apps68 goals
Eamonn Bannon 310 apps83 goals
Paul Sturrock 462 apps150 goals
Davie Dodds 339 apps137 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 248 apps72 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (21 years 362 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 227 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (21 years 362 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 62 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


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.


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