Rangers 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, December 14th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Ibrox
Attendance: 16,657
Referee: Douglas Downie (Edinburgh)
Rangers Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Ally McCoist (78) Davie Dodds (1)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Dave McKinnon
Stuart Munro
Dave McPherson
Stuart Beattie
Doug Bell
Ally McCoist
Scott Nisbet
Derek Ferguson
Iain Durrant
Davie Cooper
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Dave Narey
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Gordon McLeod
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Kevin Gallacher

Bench
Ted McMinn
Bobby Russell
John Holt
Paul Kinnaird

Substitutions
Bobby Russell for Scott Nisbet (56)
Ted McMinn for Doug Bell (71)
John Holt for Davie Dodds (71)

Bookings
Stuart Beattie (31)
Bobby Russell (57)
Richard Gough (28)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 28 apps -
Maurice Malpas 209 apps8 goals
Paul Hegarty 538 apps72 goals
Richard Gough 231 apps32 goals
Dave Narey 577 apps36 goals
Billy Kirkwood 373 apps69 goals
Eamonn Bannon 318 apps85 goals
Gordon McLeod 4 apps -
Ian Redford 21 apps6 goals
Davie Dodds 348 apps142 goals
Kevin Gallacher 2 apps -
John Holt (sub) 345 apps23 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (18 years 108 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 150 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 205 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (18 years 108 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 150 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 123 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

United stunned the Ibrox support in the first minute, when Malpas made ground down the left and sent his cross beyond McPherson to Davie Dodds, left leg heavily strapped up, who headed in off the post to give United an early lead. Rangers goalkeeper Nicky Walker proceeded to keep the Glasgow side in the game, with saves from Gallacher, Malpas and a point blank save from Redford. Apart from a couple of corners, Rangers failed to threaten in the first half, with their closest chance being a clearing header from Hegarty that flew just over the bar. The closing minutes of the first half saw Gallacher hit the bar, Walker save from Dodds and Redford clipping the post with a header.

United were again the more attractive side after the interval, with Gallacher going only inches away with a drive from outside the box, Walker again saved from Redford, and Dodds also went close. A number of substitutions for both sides disrupted the pattern of the game, and with 10 minutes left to play, Ally McCoist hit a snap shot from around 20 yards out that seemed to deceive Thomson to give Rangers an undeserved equaliser.

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