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Rangers   2 - 3   Dundee Utd

Steven Davis and Scott Robertson
Steven Davis is tackled by United's Scott Robertson

Dundee United came from behind to win at Ibrox and deny Rangers the chance to go top of the Scottish Premier League.

Nikica Jelavic headed Rangers ahead but David Robertson levelled for United on the stroke of half-time.

Steven Naismith volleyed Rangers back in front after the interval and the Tangerines came back again when Johnny Russell nodded powerfully into the net.

And David Goodwillie snatched victory for the visitors on 89 minutes, the striker finishing well on the break.

In a week dominated by headlines about a proposed takeover of the Ibrox club and the possible impact of a potential tax bill, the more immediate task for Rangers was to try and take advantage of Celtic's match against Inverness being called off.

Long-range efforts by Goodwillie, Barry Douglas and Danny Swanson were off target as United looked to put their midweek Scottish Cup exit behind them.

It was Rangers who took the lead on 19 minutes when Jelavic bulleted home a header from El-Hadji Diouf's free-kick.

The goal failed to ignite the contest, however, and there were few clear-cut chances for the remainder of the first half.

But, just as it looked like Rangers would take their lead into the break, United equalised.

Swanson drove at the Rangers defence and released an excellent pass to Robertson, who finished well past Allan McGregor.

The hosts were eager to get back in front at the start of the second half and were almost gifted a goal when Sean Dillon's mis-hit clearance spun over the crossbar.

And from the resulting corner, United failed to clear their lines and Maurice Edu headed down for Naismith to fire into the net.

United went in search of a second equaliser and Swanson continued to be a thorn in Rangers' side with an excellent run and shot from a tight angle that slipped past the post.

The game was beginning to open up and Steven Whittaker and Jelavic lifted shots over the visitors' crossbar.

Dundee United striker David Goodwillie
Goodwillie was United's matchwinner at Ibrox

Diouf's inventive backheel shot brought Dusan Pernis into action, the United keeper well placed to clutch the ball.

United's second leveller came 13 minutes from the end when Russell got across his marker to connect with Paul Dixon's cross and beat McGregor with an excellent header.

And the Tangerines almost went in front moments later as Goodwillie's swerving cross was touched onto the crossbar by McGregor.

Jelavic headed straight at Pernis after meeting Gregg Wylde's cross as Rangers pressed for a winner.

But it was Peter Houston's men who would claim all three points in a dramatic penultimate minute of regulation time.

Whittaker headed against the United crossbar at a Rangers corner and the visitors broke quickly to put Goodwillie and Craig Conway through on goal.

Goodwillie could have passed to his team-mate but elected to go for goal himself and his stylish finish beat McGregor.

Rangers could not find an answer in injury time, meaning they remain two points behind leaders Celtic, with both sides now having played the same amount of games. Fourth-place United move three points clear of Kilmarnock.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 2-3 Dundee Utd FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Jelavic 19
  • Naismith 52
  • Robertson 45
  • Russell 77
  • Goodwillie 89

Rangers

  • 01 McGregor
  • 03 Weir
  • 05 Papac
  • 12 Foster
  • 16 Whittaker
  • 39 Wylde
  • 07 Edu
  • 08 Davis
  • 14 Naismith yellow card
  • 17 Diouf
  • 18 Jelavic

Substitutes

  • 25 Alexander,
  • 40 Ness,
  • 10 Fleck,
  • 28 Kerkar,
  • 41 Hutton

Dundee Utd

  • 01 Pernis
  • 02 Dillon
  • 03 Dixon yellow card
  • 17 Douglas (Severin 73)
  • 23 Watson
  • 08 Robertson (Conway 73)
  • 12 Robertson
  • 14 Swanson yellow card (Buaben 81)
  • 16 Gomis
  • 25 Goodwillie
  • 27 Russell

Substitutes

  • 13 Banks,
  • 04 Severin,
  • 06 Conway,
  • 15 Buaben,
  • 19 Kovacevic,
  • 43 Armstrong,
  • 20 Shala
Ref: ConroyAtt: 46,697
RANGERS
DUNDEE UTD

Possession

  • Rangers 56%
  • Dundee Utd 44%

Attempts on target

  • Rangers 6
  • Dundee Utd 3

Attempts off target

  • Rangers 3
  • Dundee Utd 5

Corners

  • Rangers 6
  • Dundee Utd 2

Fouls

  • Rangers 9
  • Dundee Utd 11
  • Final Result
  • 91:53 The match has reached full-time.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:06 Defending throw-in by Gregg Wylde (Rangers).
  • 90:00+0:13 Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers) on Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 88:46 Assist (pass) by David Robertson (Dundee Utd) from own half.
  • 88:46 GOAL - David GoodwillieRangers 2 - 3 Dundee Utd Goal by David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Rangers 2-3 Dundee Utd.
  • 88:10 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde (Rangers) to near post, header by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) from right side of penalty area (12 yards),
  • 88:03 Cross by Steven Naismith (Rangers), clearance by Prince Buaben (Dundee Utd).
  • 87:32 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), header by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), fantastic save (caught) by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 87:26 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), clearance by Scott Severin (Dundee Utd).
  • 86:31 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 85:42 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 85:00 Foul by Maurice Edu (Rangers) on Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd). Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 84:21 Attacking throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 84:18 Goal kick taken long by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 83:43 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 83:01 Foul by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd) on Nikica Jelavic (Rangers). Free kick crossed left-footed by Gregg Wylde (Rangers) from left wing, clearance by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 82:45 Cross by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd), save (caught) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 81:50 Steven Naismith (Rangers) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 80:50 Foul by Scott Severin (Dundee Utd) on El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers). Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 80:50 Substitution Dundee Utd substitution: Daniel Swanson replaced by Prince Buaben (tactical).
  • 80:26 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 79:24 Foul by David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd) on Gregg Wylde (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 78:50 Foul by Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd) on Steven Whittaker (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 78:50 Booking Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 78:12 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Conway (Dundee Utd) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 78:03 Cross by David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd), save (parried) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • Correction - 76:48 Paul Dixon provided the assist for the goal.
  • Correction - 76:48 GOAL - Johnny RussellRangers 2 - 2 Dundee Utd Johnny Russell finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Rangers 2-2 Dundee Utd.
  • 76:48 Assist (cross) by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd) from left wing.
  • 76:48 GOAL - Johnny RussellRangers 2 - 2 Dundee Utd Headed goal by Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd) (top-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Rangers 2-2 Dundee Utd.
  • 75:09 Foul by David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd) on Allan McGregor (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:47 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Conway (Dundee Utd) to far post, save (punched) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 74:20 Foul by Gregg Wylde (Rangers) on Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd). Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd) from right wing, clearance by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
  • 74:01 Shot by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 73:03 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 72:27 Substitution Dundee Utd substitution: Scott Robertson replaced by Craig Conway (tactical).
  • 72:19 Substitution Dundee Utd substitution: Barry Douglas replaced by Scott Severin (tactical).
  • 72:04 Cross by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd), clearance by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
  • 70:47 Attacking throw-in by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 70:40 Defending throw-in by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 70:11 Goal kick taken long by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 69:58 Shot by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 69:12 Foul by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd) on El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Davis (Rangers) from right wing, passed.
  • 69:12 Booking Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 68:30 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 67:29 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 67:15 Shot by Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 66:46 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), resulting in open play.
  • 66:14 Cross by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd), save (caught) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 65:51 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd).
  • 64:22 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 64:16 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), resulting in open play.
  • 63:32 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
  • 63:22 Foul by Gregg Wylde (Rangers) on Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd) from right channel, passed.
  • 62:13 Foul by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd) on El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers). Free kick taken left-footed by Sasa Papac (Rangers) from left channel, passed.
  • 61:52 Defending throw-in by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
  • 61:43 Cross by Steven Davis (Rangers), clearance by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 61:32 Cross by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers), clearance by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd).
  • 61:17 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
  • 60:07 Cross by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers), clearance by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 59:43 Goal kick taken long by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 59:35 Shot by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 58:46 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers) to near post, save (punched) by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 58:09 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 56:43 Foul by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) on David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd) from left wing, passed.
  • 56:10 Foul by Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd) on Steven Naismith (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 55:58 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 55:51 Cross by Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 55:28 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), save (caught) by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 55:12 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 55:07 Cross by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers), clearance by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 54:26 Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 53:34 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 53:27 Cross by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers), clearance by David Robertson (Dundee Utd).
  • 52:35 Attacking throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 51:28 Assist (pass) by Maurice Edu (Rangers) from right side of penalty area.
  • 51:28 GOAL - Steven NaismithRangers 2 - 1 Dundee Utd Goal by Steven Naismith (Rangers) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Rangers 2-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 51:06 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 50:58 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd).
  • 50:08 Defending throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 49:43 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 49:11 Attacking throw-in by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers).
  • 48:31 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 48:24 Cross by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd), clearance by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
  • 47:56 Attacking throw-in by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 46:27 Cross by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd), clearance by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
  • 45:17 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:00+0:36 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • Half Time
  • 44:48 Assist (pass) by Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd) from right channel.
  • 44:48 GOAL - David RobertsonRangers 1 - 1 Dundee Utd Goal by David Robertson (Dundee Utd) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Rangers 1-1 Dundee Utd.
  • 44:30 Cross by Steven Naismith (Rangers), save (caught) by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 43:58 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), clearance by Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd).
  • 43:27 Shot by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 41:58 Foul by Sasa Papac (Rangers) on Keith Watson (Dundee Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 41:30 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 40:27 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 39:50 Attacking throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 39:20 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
  • 38:48 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
  • 38:27 Cross by David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd), clearance by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 36:48 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde (Rangers) to near post, clearance by Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd).
  • 36:42 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), blocked by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 36:20 Cross by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers), clearance by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 35:05 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 34:54 Shot by Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right.
  • 33:50 El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 33:44 Cross by Steven Davis (Rangers), resulting in open play.
  • 33:03 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde (Rangers) to near post, clearance by Scott Robertson (Dundee Utd).
  • 32:36 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers).
  • 32:26 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 32:12 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 31:15 Foul by Scott Robertson (Dundee Utd) on Richard Foster (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 29:05 Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers) on Keith Watson (Dundee Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 28:30 Foul by Maurice Edu (Rangers) on David Robertson (Dundee Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd) from right wing, passed.
  • 28:17 Attacking throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 27:43 Foul by Steven Naismith (Rangers) on Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 27:43 Booking Steven Naismith (Rangers) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 27:10 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), clearance by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 26:07 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 26:00 Cross by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd), resulting in open play.
  • 25:30 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 25:24 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd).
  • 24:59 Attacking throw-in by Gregg Wylde (Rangers).
  • 24:53 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 24:03 Goal kick taken long by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 23:23 Foul by Scott Robertson (Dundee Utd) on Steven Davis (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) from own half, passed.
  • 22:58 Goal kick taken long by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 22:10 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 21:29 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 20:33 Attacking throw-in by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 19:58 Goal kick taken long by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd).
  • 19:27 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 19:14 Shot by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd).
  • 18:12 Foul by Paul Dixon (Dundee Utd) on Nikica Jelavic (Rangers). Assist (cross) by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers) from right channel.
  • 18:12 GOAL - Nikica JelavicRangers 1 - 0 Dundee Utd Headed goal by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers) (high centre of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Rangers 1-0 Dundee Utd.
  • 17:09 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 16:36 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 16:22 Shot by Daniel Swanson (Dundee Utd) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar.
  • 15:30 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 15:15 Shot by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd) left-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar.
  • 14:20 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 13:59 Attacking throw-in by Gregg Wylde (Rangers).
  • 13:16 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 12:36 Attacking throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 12:14 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), blocked by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 12:05 Cross by Steven Naismith (Rangers), clearance by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd).
  • 11:26 Defending throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 10:44 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 10:18 Defending throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 9:43 Cross by Nikica Jelavic (Rangers), clearance by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd).
  • 8:32 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
  • 8:22 Shot by David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar.
  • 7:27 Cross by David Goodwillie (Dundee Utd), clearance by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
  • 6:42 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
  • 5:32 Attacking throw-in by Keith Watson (Dundee Utd).
  • 5:00 Nikica Jelavic (Rangers) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Dusan Pernis (Dundee Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 4:55 Cross by El-Hadji Diouf (Rangers), resulting in open play.
  • 4:18 Attacking throw-in by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 4:12 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
  • 3:12 Cross by Gregg Wylde (Rangers), clearance by Sean Dillon (Dundee Utd).
  • 1:42 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
  • 1:17 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
  • 0:14 Defending throw-in by Barry Douglas (Dundee Utd).
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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2 Apr 2011 23:59 UK


Scottish Premier table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 28 44 67
2 Rangers 28 35 65
3 Hearts 30 16 58
4 Dundee Utd 30 6 49
5 Kilmarnock 31 10 46
6 Motherwell 31 -8 40
7 Inverness CT 30 1 36
8 St Johnstone 30 -16 34
9 Hibernian 29 -14 32
10 Aberdeen 30 -17 31
11 St Mirren 30 -22 25
12 Hamilton 31 -35 16

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United response pleases Houston
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