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Rangers   3 - 3   Dundee Utd

Dundee United players celebrate a goal against Rangers
Kovacevic (far left) celebrates his decisive leveller with his team-mates

By Andy Campbell

Dundee United claimed a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay after fighting back to draw with Rangers at Ibrox.

Andis Shala's cool finish put the Tangerines in front but two Kris Boyd penalties turned the match in Rangers' favour before half-time.

Nacho Novo's strike looked to have put the game beyond the visitors.

But Steven Whittaker's own goal gave United hope and Mihael Kovacevic completed the comeback with a rebound header in the 80th minute.

United were keen to avoid a repeat of their 7-1 league defeat on their last visit to Ibrox while the hosts were looking to maintain their push for a domestic treble.

The visitors were forced into an almost immediate substitution as hamstring injury victim Damian Casalinuovo was withdrawn and Shala got an early appearance off the bench.

Rangers failed to profit from mistakes by Danny Swanson and Darren Dods as Kenny Miller and Novo missed the target.

Houston 'disappointed' over penalties

And it was an error at the other end that provided the game's opening goal. Whittaker's short pass was intercepted by Daly, who slipped the ball through to Shala and the striker's calm finish beat the advancing Allan McGregor.

Miller won his side a penalty after he was adjudged to have been felled by Dusan Pernis in his attempts to round the goalkeeper.

Pernis was booked before Boyd blasted home from 12 yards on 34 minutes.

Rangers were awarded a second spot-kick a couple of minutes before the break when referee Dougie McDonald penalised Sean Dillon for a nudge on Boyd, who once again converted.

Craig Conway clipped the top of the Rangers crossbar in the opening minutes of the second half after catching a first-time shot from a throw-in sweetly.

But United were the victims of their own undoing as Swanson conceded possession and Steven Davis was allowed to drive at the visiting defence.

McCoist unhappy to let lead slip

Davis picked out Novo on the right and Garry Kenneth could not prevent the Spaniard's shot finding the net.

Boyd was denied a hat-trick when Pernis held the striker's header before Shala nodded beyond the far post for United.

Dundee United got themselves back into the match on 63 minutes when Morgaro Gomis' volley was diverted past McGregor by the head of Whittaker.

And parity was restored as Shala's header from Conway's corner struck the crossbar and Kovacevic nodded home from the rebound.

Novo sliced a shot wide as Rangers were forced to accept a third successive Scottish Cup replay, which is due to take place at Tannadice on the evening of Wednesday 24 March.

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Sunday, 14 March 2010

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 3-3 Dundee Utd FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Boyd (pen) 34
  • Boyd (pen) 43
  • Novo 48
  • Shala 24
  • Whittaker (og) 63
  • Kovacevic 80

Rangers

  • 01 McGregor
  • 03 Weir
  • 05 Papac
  • 16 Whittaker
  • 66 Wilson
  • 06 McCulloch yellow card
  • 07 Davis
  • 08 Thomson (Edu 74)
  • 09 Boyd (Lafferty 70)
  • 10 Novo (Beasley 85)
  • 18 Miller

Substitutes

  • 25 Alexander,
  • 02 Edu,
  • 20 Beasley,
  • 27 Lafferty,
  • 48 Little

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Pernis yellow card
  • 02 Dillon yellow card
  • 05 Dods yellow card
  • 18 Kenneth
  • 06 Conway
  • 14 Swanson (Robertson 53)
  • 15 Buaben
  • 16 Gomis (Sandaza 76)
  • 19 Kovacevic
  • 09 Daly
  • 21 Casalinuovo (Shala 3)

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks,
  • 27 Watson,
  • 12 Robertson,
  • 11 Sandaza,
  • 20 Shala
Ref: McDonaldAtt: 24,096
RANGERS
DUNDEE UTD

Possession

  • Rangers 56%
  • Dundee Utd 44%

Attempts on target

  • Rangers 4
  • Dundee Utd 3

Attempts off target

  • Rangers 9
  • Dundee Utd 5

Corners

  • Rangers 5
  • Dundee Utd 5

Fouls

  • Rangers 14
  • Dundee Utd 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:16 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+3:05 The ball is sent over by Steven Davis, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
  • 90:00+1:42 Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
  • 90:00+1:42 Booking Darren Dods goes into the book.
  • 90:00+1:40 Booking Lee McCulloch receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:03 Lee McCulloch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Robertson.
  • 90:00+0:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on DaMarcus Beasley by Francisco Sandaza. Maurice Edu takes the direct free kick.
  • 88:34 Unfair challenge on Darren Dods by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Sean Dillon delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
  • 87:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by DaMarcus Beasley on Mihael Kovacevic. Direct free kick taken by Dusan Pernis.
  • 87:00 The ball is swung over by Craig Conway, clearance by Danny Wilson.
  • 84:57 Substitution Nacho Novo goes off and DaMarcus Beasley comes on.
  • 84:46 Nacho Novo has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 83:16 The ball is sent over by Sean Dillon, save by Allan McGregor.
  • 82:40 David Robertson fouled by Lee McCulloch, the ref awards a free kick. Garry Kenneth takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:02 The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:33 The assist for the goal came from Garry Kenneth.
  • 79:33 GOAL - Mihael KovacevicRangers 3 - 3 Dundee Utd Mihael Kovacevic scores a headed goal from close range. Rangers 3-3 Dundee Utd.
  • 78:47 Craig Conway takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post,
  • 78:02 Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by David Weir results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Conway, save made by Allan McGregor.
  • 77:44 The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Dusan Pernis takes the indirect free kick.
  • 77:34 Steven Davis produces a cross.
  • 77:12 Nacho Novo delivers the ball, Garry Kenneth manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:37 Substitution Francisco Sandaza joins the action as a substitute, replacing Morgaro Gomis.
  • 73:44 Substitution Maurice Edu replaces Kevin Thomson.
  • 73:32 Morgaro Gomis produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 73:25 Sean Dillon produces a cross.
  • 73:08 Centre by Garry Kenneth, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.
  • 72:36 Nacho Novo delivers the ball, save made by Dusan Pernis.
  • 71:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nacho Novo on David Robertson. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
  • 70:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jon Daly. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
  • 70:13 The ball is crossed by Nacho Novo.
  • 68:54 Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
  • 68:54 Substitution Kyle Lafferty replaces Kris Boyd.
  • 68:54 The referee blows for offside.
  • 67:41 Kris Boyd fouled by Sean Dillon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Weir.
  • 62:59 GOAL - Steven WhittakerRangers 3 - 2 Dundee Utd Headed own goal by Steven Whittaker. Rangers 3-2 Dundee Utd.
  • 62:32 Morgaro Gomis takes a shot.
  • 62:02 Short corner worked by Morgaro Gomis.
  • 61:51 The ball is crossed by Sean Dillon, clearance by Danny Wilson.
  • 61:41 Craig Conway crosses the ball, David Weir manages to make a clearance.
  • 60:27 Sean Dillon delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Andis Shala misses to the right of the target.
  • 59:48 The official flags Kris Boyd offside. Free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.
  • 59:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nacho Novo on Mihael Kovacevic. Dusan Pernis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:46 Jon Daly challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Weir.
  • 57:18 Steven Davis produces a cross.
  • 56:20 Lee McCulloch has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 56:08 The ball is crossed by Kevin Thomson.
  • 55:57 Centre by Nacho Novo, clearance by Jon Daly.
  • 55:25 Corner taken short by Nacho Novo.
  • 54:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mihael Kovacevic on Nacho Novo. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:56 Steven Davis crosses the ball, Kris Boyd takes a shot. Fantastic save by Dusan Pernis.
  • 52:35 Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
  • 52:35 Substitution David Robertson replaces Daniel Swanson.
  • 52:35 Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sasa Papac.
  • 51:22 Unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson by Andis Shala results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:39 The ball is swung over by Craig Conway.
  • 49:46 Lee McCulloch fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Lee McCulloch takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:18 Foul by Prince Buaben on Kenny Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kenny Miller.
  • 49:02 Daniel Swanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nacho Novo. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:29 Assist by Steven Davis.
  • 47:29 GOAL - Nacho NovoRangers 3 - 1 Dundee Utd Nacho Novo fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 3-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 45:55 Effort from 20 yards by Craig Conway.
  • 45:15 Craig Conway produces a cross, David Weir makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:29 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+1:10 Shot from just outside the area by Kenny Miller goes over the bar.
  • 45:00+0:42 Andis Shala concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Whittaker. David Weir restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:29 Corner taken by Nacho Novo from the left by-line to the near post.
  • 44:13 A cross is delivered by Kenny Miller, Sean Dillon gets a block in.
  • 43:29 Booking Sean Dillon is shown a yellow card.
  • 42:52 GOAL - Kris BoydRangers 2 - 1 Dundee Utd Placed penalty scored by Kris Boyd. Rangers 2-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 41:59 Sean Dillon challenges Kris Boyd unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 40:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee McCulloch on Craig Conway. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
  • 40:30 The ball is delivered by Kevin Thomson, Darren Dods makes a clearance.
  • 39:54 The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker.
  • 39:29 Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Dillon.
  • 37:04 The offside flag is raised against Kris Boyd. Dusan Pernis takes the free kick.
  • 35:38 Daniel Swanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Miller. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.
  • 35:12 The ball is sent over by Andis Shala, clearance by Danny Wilson.
  • 34:08 Foul by Daniel Swanson on Nacho Novo, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevin Thomson from left wing, Darren Dods makes a clearance.
  • 33:19 Kenny Miller provided the assist for the goal.
  • 33:19 GOAL - Kris BoydRangers 1 - 1 Dundee Utd Power penalty scored by Kris Boyd. Rangers 1-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 32:37 Booking Dusan Pernis is given a yellow card.
  • 32:21 Dusan Pernis gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Kenny Miller.
  • 30:50 Kenny Miller fouled by Garry Kenneth, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Davis from left channel.
  • 30:09 Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Garry Kenneth gets a block in.
  • 28:52 Kevin Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andis Shala. Free kick taken by Craig Conway.
  • 28:03 The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac.
  • 26:30 Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Conway, Allan McGregor makes a save.
  • 26:23 The ball is crossed by Craig Conway, Kevin Thomson gets a block in.
  • 25:24 Craig Conway delivers the ball.
  • Correction - 24:50 Header from close range by Kenny Miller misses to the right of the target.
  • 24:50 Kris Boyd produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 24:29 Nacho Novo takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mihael Kovacevic.
  • 24:23 Steven Whittaker sends in a cross, Mihael Kovacevic makes a clearance.
  • 23:06 The assist for the goal came from Jon Daly.
  • 23:06 GOAL - Andis ShalaRangers 0 - 1 Dundee Utd Andis Shala grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 0-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 21:52 Kris Boyd challenges Darren Dods unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Dods.
  • 20:48 Kenny Miller produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 18:11 Outswinging corner taken by Craig Conway, Headed effort from inside the area by Garry Kenneth misses to the left of the target.
  • 17:55 Andis Shala takes a shot. Steven Whittaker gets a block in.
  • 14:41 Kevin Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andis Shala. Morgaro Gomis takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:25 Corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by David Weir.
  • 10:28 Nacho Novo has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 9:32 Morgaro Gomis fouled by Lee McCulloch, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Conway, save by Allan McGregor.
  • 7:45 Effort by Steven Whittaker from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
  • 7:36 Steven Davis produces a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.
  • 6:08 Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. Craig Conway crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:47 Unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Sasa Papac results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Morgaro Gomis.
  • 5:33 Steven Davis takes a shot. Garry Kenneth gets a block in.
  • 5:15 Corner taken by Kevin Thomson, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.
  • 5:07 A cross is delivered by Kevin Thomson, Daniel Swanson gets a block in.
  • 4:24 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thomson, Nacho Novo takes a shot.
  • 4:18 The ball is crossed by Nacho Novo, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.
  • 3:10 Sasa Papac produces a cross, clearance by Garry Kenneth.
  • 2:37 Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:37 Substitution (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Andis Shala coming on for Damian Casalinuovo.
  • 2:37 Unfair challenge on Sasa Papac by Daniel Swanson results in a free kick.
  • 0:14 The ball is crossed by Kenny Miller, clearance by Darren Dods.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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