Football: Miller makes light of Dundee
Dundee 0 Rangers 4
Thursday 28 January 1999
Rangers made short work of establishing superiority, securing a two-goal lead inside the opening 12 minutes, with goals from Miller and the Frenchman Stephane Guivarc'h. Miller surged from midfield to strike his second and Rangers' third goal two minutes before the interval with a powerful drive and a similarly fierce effort from the Finn Jonatan Johansson wrapped up the scoring 14 minutes from time.
Rangers were without the suspended Colin Hendry, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst and Barry Ferguson, meaning a rare start for Miller, who wasted no Miller time in capitalising on his chance. After eight minutes, a fluent Rangers move finished with a clever lay-off by Rod Wallace into the stride of Miller, who shot powerfully across keeper Robert Douglas and into the net.
Then Albertz sent the ball down the line beyond the stretching Iain Anderson for Neil McCann, whose low cross was tapped into an empty net by Guivarc'h to put Rangers firmly in charge after 12 minutes.
At the other end a weak Eddie Annand volley was easily saved by Stefan Klos, but after 31 minutes, a surging run from Andrei Kanchelskis invited Guivarc'h to finish but he fired over from six yards. Any prospect of a Dundee recovery did disappear after 43 minutes when an Albertz ball from the right was seized upon by Miller, whose sharp finish made it 3- 0.
Dundee's misery was compounded after 56 minutes when their influential defender, Brian Irvine, was carried off with what looked a serious leg injury.
Rangers made it 4-0 within 14 minutes left when the substitute Johansson was released by an Albertz pass and scored with a fierce, angled drive.
Dundee: Douglas; Adamczuk, Irvine (Smith, 56), Anderson (Strachan, 74), Annand, Grady, Maddison, Falconer, Rae, Robertson (McSkimming, 84), Tweed. Substitutes not used: Rogers, Langfield (gk).
Rangers: Klos; Porrini, Amoruso, Kanchelskis, Albertz, Guivarc'h (Johansson, 64), Wallace, McCann, Nicholson, Vidmar, Miller (Feeney, 78). Substitutes not used: Amato, Wilson, McGregor (gk).
Referee: J McCluskey (Stewarton).
Latest in Sport
Australian Open 2015: Serena Williams vs Dominika Cibulkova match preview
Chelsea vs Liverpool match report: Branislav Ivanovic seals classic encounter with extra-time header to send Blues to Wembley
Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Juan Cuadrado battle; Douglas Costa wants move; Paul Pogba possible
Gabriel Paulista: Talented Brazilian could grow into world-class defender at Arsenal
Floyd Mayweather ends the carnival this week and picks his next fight - but will it be Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao or Miguel Cotto
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
£25000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This web-based lead generation ...
£125 - £150 per day + Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: A 'wonderful primary ...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Our client is an 11-16 mixed commun...
£32000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A rapidly developing company in...