The defender was at the heart of the action for his side, scoring the opener in the first-half before playing a part in two penalty claims for the defending champions – neither of which were given by referee Bobby Madden.
Though he can’t remember his tangle with substitute Sakala, Graham did suggest his handball controversy would have been “harsh” when a Charlie Mulgrew clearance caught his arm in the first-half.
"It would have been harsh if they'd given a penalty for the first call,” he said "My hands were down by my side so I don't think it was a penalty.”
When quizzed on the Sakala incident following a goalmouth scramble and Benjamin Siegrist save he admitted: "I can't remember that moment to be honest!”
"I went on three loan spells to get me ready for this moment – I think I’m ready now.
"It's my first goal professionally. I maybe scored a goal when I was 10 or 11 but it's been a long time coming.
"It's a very special moment for me – I’ll have it on repeat for the rest of the week. I've been dreaming of that for most of my life. It was a special moment to see the fans get off their seats when I scored."
It was though tinged with a little regret, after going ahead United weathered a torrent of Rangers attacks to add a point to three three won against the Glasgow side earlier in the season.
Graham went on:
"Rangers are a good side and were always going to put us under pressure.
"The backline were very good. Everyone put a shift in - midfielders and strikers all defended from the front.
“We had to defend to get a point out of the game.
"We were obviously disappointed when we were ahead to concede the goal but we'll take a point.
"We've all been playing well and keeping the back door shut."