Rangers prevails over Dundee United 2-1 with A. Colak scoring 2 goals. HIGHLIGHTS

GLASGOW. Rangers prevailed over Dundee United to win 2-1. A. Colak was the star player for his team after scoring 2 goals.

Rangers prevails over Dundee United 2-1 with A. Colak scoring 2 goals. HIGHLIGHTS

GLASGOW. Rangers bested Dundee United to win 2-1. A. Colak was the key for his team after scoring 2 goals. It was Rangers to strike first with an early goal of A. Colak at the 8′. Then A. Colak scored again for Rangers in the 49′ minute scoring a double. Eventually, L. Smith reduced the distance for Dundee United (59′). Finally, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Rangers was definitely superior in terms of ball possession (66%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Ibrox Stadium stadium in Glasgow on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Clancy with the collaboration of Alastair Mather and Graham McNeillie. The 4th official was David Munro. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.1 degrees Celsius or 57.29 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 66%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 66 Ball Possession 34
Shots
  • 17 Total 9
  • 7 On Target 4
  • 10 Off Target 5
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 140 Attack 77
  • 94 Dangerous attack 39
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 7 Corners 4
  • 4 Off Sides 2
Fouls
  • 10 Total 8
  • 3 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 2 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

Rangers had a strong ball possession 66% while Dundee United was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Rangers was putting more pressure with 94 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Rangers won the match​.

Rangers shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target. Regarding the opposition, Dundee United shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Rangers received 3 yellow cards (J. Tavernier, L. King and B. Barisic). Talking about the opposition, Dundee United received 2 yellow cards (G. Middleton and C. Mulgrew).

Match Timeline

A. Colak(goal)J. Tavernier
8'
J. Tavernier- Yellow
37'
42'
G. Middleton- Yellow
A. Colak(goal)B. Barisic
49'
58'
A. Sadat- sub ->G. Middleton
59'
L. Smith(goal)J. McGrath
69'
S. McMann- sub ->R. Graham
S. Wright- sub ->S. Arfield
69'
M. Tillman- sub ->R. Jack
70'
L. King- Yellow
83'
84'
C. Mulgrew- Yellow
B. Barisic- Yellow
85'
88'
M. Cudjoe- sub ->T. Watt

Standings

After playing this match, Rangers will have 16 points to hold in the 2nd place. Regarding the opposition, Dundee United will stay with 2 points to sit in the 12th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Premiership, Rangers will host Celtic on the 2nd of January with a 23-19 head to head stats in favor of Celtic (9 draws).

Dundee United will play away agasint St. Johnstone on the 2nd of January with a 10-9 head to head statistic in favor of Dundee United (12 draws).

Rangers – Formation

Rangers
G
A. McGregor 1.Scotland
6.9
D
J. Tavernier 2.England
7.9
37'
D
C. Goldson 6.England
7.4
D
L. King 38.Scotland
7.1
83'
D
B. Barišić 31.Croatia
7.4
85'
M
J. Lundstram 4.England
7.0
M
R. Jack 8.Scotland
7.2
70'
M
S. Arfield 37.Canada
6.6
69'
M
C. McCann 29.Republic of Ireland
6.3
M
R. Kent 14.England
6.8
F
A. Čolak 9.Croatia
8.3
Goals8', 49'
Substitutes
G
R. McCrorie 28.Scotland
D
R. Yılmaz 3.Turkey
D
B. Davies 26.England
M
J. Sands 19.USA
M
S. Davis 10.Northern Ireland
M
S. Wright 23.Scotland
6.8
69'
F
M. Tillman 71.Germany
6.6
70'
F
J. Sakala 30.Zambia
F
A. Morelos 20.Colombia

Rangers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst decided to play with the following team: Allan McGregor (6.9), James Tavernier (7.9), Connor Goldson (7.4), Leon King (7.1), Borna Barišić (7.4), John Lundstram (7.0), Ryan Jack (7.2), Scott Arfield (6.8), Charlie McCann (6.3), Ryan Kent (6.8) and Antonio Čolak (8.3).

The home team had on the bench: Robby McCrorie, James Sands, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Ben Davies, Malik Tillman (6.6), Steven Davis, Fashion Sakala, Scott Wright (6.7) and Alfredo Morelos.

Substitutions

Rangers made 2 changes: S. Arfield for S. Wright (69′) and R. Jack for M. Tillman (70′).

Best player: Antonio Čolak​

The player that probably impressed the most for Rangers was Antonio Čolak.

His rating is (8.3) with 2 goals, 15 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

Dundee United – Formation

Dundee United
G
C. Eriksson 13.Finland
6.8
D
L. Smith 2.Scotland
7.2
Goals59'
D
R. Edwards 12.England
6.2
D
C. Mulgrew 4.Scotland
7.2
84'
D
R. Graham 6.Scotland
6.6
69'
D
A. Behich 16.Australia
6.8
M
J. McGrath 18.Republic of Ireland
8.0
M
D. Levitt 19.Wales
6.7
M
I. Harkes 23.USA
7.0
M
G. Middleton 15.Scotland
6.1
58' 42'
F
T. Watt 32.Scotland
6.4
88'
Substitutes
G
J. Newman 31.England
D
S. McMann 3.Scotland
6.6
69'
D
K. Freeman 22.Scotland
M
A. Meekison 17.Scotland
M
I. Niskanen 7.Finland
M
M. Anim 28.Ghana
88'
M
M. Thomson 39.Scotland
M
C. Sibbald 14.Scotland
F
S. Anaku 20.Uganda
6.8

Dundee United started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

Jack Ross played with: Carljohan Eriksson (6.8), Liam Smith (7.2), Ryan Edwards (6.2), Charlie Mulgrew (7.2), Ross Graham (6.6), Aziz Behich (6.8), Glenn Middleton (6.1), Ian Harkes (7.0), Dylan Levitt (6.7), Jamie McGrath (8.0) and Tony Watt (6.4).

These were the players on the bench: Jack Newman, Scott McMann (6.6), Kieran Freeman, Archie Meekison, Ilmari Niskanen, Mathew Anim Cudjoe, Miller Thomson, Craig Sibbald and Sadat Anaku.

Substitutions

Dundee United made 3 changes: G. Middleton for A. Sadat (58′), R. Graham for S. McMann (69′) and T. Watt for M. Cudjoe (88′).

Best player: Jamie McGrath​

The most impressive player for Dundee United was Jamie McGrath.

His rating is (8.0) with 24 passes (62% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 14 duels out of 17. He performed 4 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership.​