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  • Date:02 May 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:43,383
  • Whittaker (5) Aluko (16)
    Aluko (19) Ness (56)
    Bedoya (83)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The ball is crossed by Willo Flood.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Dixon by Lee McCulloch. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Lee Wallace fouled by Keith Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Willo Flood on Maurice Edu. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

87mins

Foul by Maurice Edu on Willo Flood, free kick awarded. Robbie Neilson takes the free kick. Maurice Edu booked for unsporting behaviour.

86mins

The ball is swung over by Kyle Bartley.

85mins

Sean Dillon sends in a cross, save made by Allan McGregor.

84mins

Goal scored by Alejandro Bedoya from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 5-0 Dundee Utd.Assist by Maurice Edu.

83mins

Steven Whittaker produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

81mins

(Rangers) makes a substitution, with Lee McCulloch coming on for Salim Kerkar.

79mins

Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Wallace on Keith Watson. Robbie Neilson takes the free kick.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Salim Kerkar by John Rankin. Free kick taken by Maurice Edu.

77mins

Paul Dixon delivers the ball.

76mins

Ryan Dow on for Johnny Russell.

75mins

Sone Aluko goes off and Alejandro Bedoya comes on.

72mins

Centre by John Rankin, blocked by Maurice Edu. Outswinging corner taken by Barry Douglas, Lee Wallace manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Carlos Bocanegra delivers the ball.

70mins

Johnny Russell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Kirk Broadfoot.

69mins

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Salim Kerkar by Sean Dillon. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

Johnny Russell takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor. Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line, save by Allan McGregor.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Keith Watson.

66mins

Barry Douglas takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

66mins

Handball by Kirk Broadfoot. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

66mins

Barry Douglas crosses the ball, clearance made by Dorin Goian.

65mins

A cross is delivered by Jon Daly, Kirk Broadfoot makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas from the left by-line, Maurice Edu manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Willo Flood. Free kick taken by Maurice Edu.

63mins

The ball is crossed by Johnny Russell, blocked by Kyle Bartley. Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the left by-line, Headed effort from close range by Jon Daly goes wide left of the goal.

62mins

Unfair challenge on Barry Douglas by Rhys McCabe results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.

61mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Douglas. Kyle Bartley takes the free kick.

61mins

Kirk Broadfoot on for Jamie Ness.

60mins

Centre by Scott Robertson, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

60mins

The ball is sent over by Jon Daly, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance. The ball is sent over by Scott Robertson, Lee Wallace makes a clearance.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Sone Aluko, Scott Robertson makes a clearance.

57mins

A goal is scored by Jamie Ness from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 4-0 Dundee Utd.

54mins

Willo Flood takes a shot. Kyle Bartley gets a block in.

53mins

Jon Daly crosses the ball, clearance made by Dorin Goian.

53mins

Sone Aluko fouled by Barry Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Whittaker takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Maurice Edu takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.

52mins

Rhys McCabe takes a outswinging corner.

51mins

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

51mins

The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker, clearance by Paul Dixon.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Rhys McCabe results in a free kick. Willo Flood takes the free kick.

49mins

The ball is sent over by Johnny Russell, Allan McGregor makes a save.

48mins

Foul by Kyle Bartley on Jon Daly, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Dixon.

47mins

Shot from just outside the box by Sone Aluko misses to the right of the goal.

47mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Mackay-Steven, Allan McGregor makes a save.

46mins

Jamie Ness gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robertson. Paul Dixon delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

46mins

Garry Kenneth goes off and Keith Watson comes on. (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Barry Douglas coming on for Gary Mackay-Steven.

45mins

Jamie Ness challenges John Rankin unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Rankin takes the free kick.

42mins

The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, Paul Dixon gets a block in.

42mins

Unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by John Rankin results in a free kick. Maurice Edu takes the free kick.

40mins

The offside flag is raised against Salim Kerkar. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.

39mins

Steven Whittaker sends in a cross.

38mins

Rhys McCabe takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Johnny Russell.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sone Aluko on Sean Dillon. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.

37mins

Rhys McCabe takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Mackay-Steven.

35mins

Centre by Steven Whittaker, Salim Kerkar takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

33mins

Lee Wallace takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

33mins

The ball is swung over by Dorin Goian.

32mins

Sone Aluko crosses the ball.

32mins

The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, save made by Allan McGregor.

32mins

Centre by Gary Mackay-Steven, Steven Whittaker gets a block in.

31mins

Maurice Edu challenges Paul Dixon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Dixon restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Long range effort by Steven Whittaker goes over the target.

29mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Salim Kerkar by Sean Dillon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Rhys McCabe.

28mins

Gary Mackay-Steven fouled by Rhys McCabe, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Dixon crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Carlos Bocanegra.

27mins

Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Wallace. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

25mins

Kyle Bartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Russell. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Dixon.

25mins

Jamie Ness delivers the ball.

23mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker by Paul Dixon. Strike on goal comes in from Sone Aluko from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko, clearance made by Dusan Pernis.

22mins

The offside flag is raised against Salim Kerkar. Free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.

21mins

Salim Kerkar takes a shot. Sean Dillon gets a block in.

20mins

Sone Aluko grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 3-0 Dundee Utd.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Rhys McCabe. John Rankin takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Sone Aluko scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Dundee Utd.The assist for the goal came from Salim Kerkar.

14mins

Rhys McCabe takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis. Corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line played to the near post.

14mins

Sone Aluko crosses the ball.

13mins

Corner taken by Willo Flood from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Wallace.

13mins

The ball is delivered by Paul Dixon, clearance made by Carlos Bocanegra.

11mins

Gary Mackay-Steven takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood played to the near post, clearance made by Dorin Goian.

8mins

Sean Dillon challenges Sone Aluko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

7mins

Johnny Russell sends in a cross, blocked by Kyle Bartley.

6mins

Steven Whittaker grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Dundee Utd.Assist on the goal came from Rhys McCabe.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Daly by Dorin Goian. Garry Kenneth has an effort direct from the free kick, Corner taken by Gary Mackay-Steven from the right by-line. Save by Allan McGregor.

Match Preview

McCoist buoyed by Doncaster comments Manager Ally McCoist has taken encouragement from Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster's comments indicating he would not be opposed to a newco Rangers joining the top-flight. Doncaster believes there is little difference between a newco route from administration and a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), with the current rules stating that the SPL board has the discretion over how to deal with the request for the transfer of a club's shares. McCoist has said that his understanding is that both bids on the table for Rangers - from Brian Kennedy/Blue Knights and American tycoon Bill Miller - are likely to involve a newco situation but does not believe such a scenario would mean liquidation. However, a subsequent statement from Kennedy's group stressed that exiting administration via a CVA remains one of the main conditions of their offer. Doncaster was speaking after the 12 SPL clubs agreed to delay a decision on proposed tough new sanctions for clubs which suffer insolvency events until next Monday. Proposals had suggested increasing points deductions from 10 to 15 or a third of the previous season's tally, whichever is greater, for clubs who go into administration while newco clubs would lose 10 points for two seasons and 75% of their income for three years. Asked for his thoughts on Doncaster's remarks, McCoist said: "I would have to be heartened and very encouraged. "It's a really tricky and delicate situation because there will be teams who feel we should be punished if it's a newco and we stay in the SPL. "I can totally understand that as well. We have to balance things up. "Is it worthwhile us staying in the SPL and making us non-competitive or is it more beneficial to our football club going down to the Third Division and building again? "That's a very tough decision and one that I couldn't give you an opinion on right now. But it's certainly something we will have to think about." When asked if the overall health of Scottish football is more important than one club, McCoist made it clear that Rangers must remain his top priority. He said: "I appreciate the delicacy of the situation but I'm interested in Rangers Football Club primarily. "Scottish football is a far bigger issue and I totally understand the circumstances surrounding the whole thing and I appreciate how delicate the whole thing is. "But at this moment in time, I have to look after and do what's right for Rangers Football Club." Dundee United boss Peter Houston believes a positive start is key to his side securing another Ibrox victory. The Tangerines are bidding to make it back-to-back wins away to the Glasgow giants following February's impressive 2-0 Scottish Cup fifth-round triumph over Ally McCoist's men. Gavin Gunning's header saw United race into a 16th-minute lead that day before Johnny Russell silenced Ibrox further with a strike 10 minutes before half-time from which the hosts never recovered. Now Houston is urging his players to try and strike early again if they're to come away with the points to keep the pressure on Motherwell in the race for third spot in the Scottish Premier League. Houston said: "I think the key is always going in front when you go to a place like Ibrox. "Before the last game at Ibrox I mentioned to the players that you have to take your chances when they come along. "When we lost 3-1 at Ibrox in the league earlier in the season we had actually started really well but not taken our chances despite having a few. "Then, at the other end, (Nikica) Jelavic goes up and scores with probably Rangers' first chance. "I think again it will go down to the same scenario that if we can get a goal and get in front it would be great." United are still chasing Motherwell for that coveted Champions League slot and Houston knows it will be far from easy winning in Govan despite Rangers' on-going off-field problems. He said: "We're talking here about going to the home of the team that's second in the league with a good points tally. "People can't forget that. We know it's going to be a tough fixture so we have to take what we can get out of the game. "We don't fear it, though. We'll go and have a go as we usually do. "It was a good performance the last time there in the cup tie. "If we can get anywhere near the heights we hit that time I'd be more than delighted. "But Rangers are always dangerous when they've come off the back of a poor defeat from Celtic so we know to expect a reaction."

Formation:352Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Allan McGregor
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Dorin Goian
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Maurice Edu
  • Rhys McCabe
  • Jamie Ness
  • Lee Wallace
  • Sone Aluko
  • Salim Kerkar
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Lee McCulloch
  • David Healy
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Ross Perry
  • Andrew Mitchell

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Form Guide

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  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
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Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 17/03/2012
  • Rangers
  • 3 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 05/11/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 10/09/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 10/05/2011
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 4
  • Rangers
  • 19/04/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 3
  • Dundee Utd
  • 02/04/2011

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 9
  • S Aluko 7
  • K Lafferty 6
  • S Davis 5
  • A Little 5
  • L McCulloch 4
  • D Healy 3
  • M Edu 3
  • C Bocanegra 2
  • L Wallace 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • S Kerkar 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Daly 17
  • J Russell 8
  • S Robertson 5
  • J Rankin 4
  • G Mackay-Steven 4
  • P Dixon 3
  • D Swanson 3
  • G Gunning 2
  • W Flood 1
  • K Watson 1
  • B Douglas 1
  • M Lacny 1
  • S Armstrong 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 68
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 59
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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