THIS match was seen by many observers as the acid test of Ally McCoist as a manager.
IT was a case of what might have been for Rangers yesterday.
Rangers today crashed out of the Scottish Cup in front of their Ibrox faithful, losing 3-1 to Dundee United in the semi-final.
In beating Rangers 3-1 at Ibrox this afternoon, Jackie McNamara and Dundee United didn't just book yet another Scottish Cup final appearance for themselves in calculating style.
DUNDEE UNITED are set to appeal against the touchline ban imposed on Jackie McNamara yesterday, thus allowing their manager to be in the dugout at Ibrox tomorrow for their William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers.