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The assistant referee signals for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by David Gonzalez.
Rory Fallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dorin Goian. Rory Fallon is shown a red card. Free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.
Foul by Nikica Jelavic on Andrew Considine, free kick awarded. The referee books Nikica Jelavic for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Richard Foster.
Josh Magennis on for Chris Clark.
Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis, save by David Gonzalez.
Steven Davis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Youl Mawene by Nikica Jelavic results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Youl Mawene.
Chris Clark delivers the ball, Allan McGregor makes a save.
Foul by Kyle Lafferty on Rory McArdle, free kick awarded. Youl Mawene takes the direct free kick.
Rory Fallon challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rory Fallon receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Dorin Goian.
Richard Foster scores a goal from outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers.
The ball is sent over by Lee Wallace, clearance made by Andrew Considine.
Foul by Rory Fallon on Lee McCulloch, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dorin Goian.
Sasa Papac takes a shot. David Gonzalez makes a save.
Mohamed Chalali produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Chris Clark delivers the ball, Carlos Bocanegra makes a clearance.
Foul by Andrew Considine on Nikica Jelavic, free kick awarded. Andrew Considine is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.
Kari Arnason fouled by Sasa Papac, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Isaac Osbourne.
Rory McArdle challenges Sasa Papac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Nikica Jelavic, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Sasa Papac by Darren Mackie. Caution for Darren Mackie. Placed penalty scored by Nikica Jelavic. Aberdeen 0-2 Rangers.
Shot from just outside the box by Kyle Lafferty goes over the target.
Andrew Considine challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Sasa Papac results in a free kick. Kari Arnason shoots direct from the free kick.
Mohamed Chalali replaces Fraser Fyvie.
Goal scored by Kyle Lafferty from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Steven Davis.
Chris Clark gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kyle Lafferty, save made by David Gonzalez.
Lee Wallace crosses the ball, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.
Foul by Steven Davis on Isaac Osbourne, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Kari Arnason. Free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.
Kyle Lafferty fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
Shot by Lee McCulloch from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Steven Davis delivers the ball, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Carlos Bocanegra. Dorin Goian takes the free kick.
Youl Mawene concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Lafferty. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by David Gonzalez.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Mackie. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Centre by Fraser Fyvie, clearance made by Steven Davis.
Centre by Youl Mawene.
Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Blocked by Youl Mawene.
Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, clearance by Andrew Considine.
Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Andrew Considine gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Carlos Bocanegra. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Lafferty on Andrew Considine. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Maurice Edu on Kari Arnason. Maurice Edu is given a yellow card. Andrew Considine takes the direct free kick.
Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne. Direct free kick taken by Isaac Osbourne.
Rory Fallon takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save.
Chris Clark takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save.
Fraser Fyvie sends in a cross, clearance made by Dorin Goian.
Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie to the near post, clearance by Kyle Lafferty.
Richard Foster produces a cross, clearance by Lee Wallace.
The ball is sent over by Kyle Lafferty, Close range header by Sasa Papac goes wide of the left-hand post.
Lee Wallace delivers the ball, clearance made by Rory McArdle.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaac Osbourne on Maurice Edu. Steven Davis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Richard Foster makes a clearance.
Long range shot by Dorin Goian goes wide right of the goal.
Steven Naismith goes off and Kyle Lafferty comes on.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Darren Mackie coming on for Robert Milsom.
Foul by Kari Arnason on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Davis.
Foul by Steven Naismith on Robert Milsom, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andrew Considine.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Foster by Steven Davis. Free kick taken by David Gonzalez.
Kari Arnason takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save.
Steven Davis fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Kari Arnason goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Considine by Steven Davis results in a free kick. David Gonzalez takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Robert Milsom.
Steven Davis produces a cross, David Gonzalez makes a comfortable save.
Robert Milsom produces a left-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.
Sasa Papac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youl Mawene. Youl Mawene restarts play with the free kick.
McCoist looking for improvement
Ally McCoist admits Kyle Lafferty is far from the finished article but wants the striker to continue his development at Rangers.
The Ibrox boss confirmed discussions over a new deal are now under way after chairman Craig Whyte held talks with Lafferty's representatives on Thursday.
Lafferty has experienced ups and downs during his time at Ibrox so far but McCoist is adamant he has progressed as a player since his move from Burnley in 2008.
The manager said: "There is still big room for improvement and we would look for more consistency.
"Kyle has done absolutely fine but we are aware that he can do more and Kyle is aware that he can do more and hopefully he can do more here.
"There has definitely been progress, I don't think there is any doubt about that. It's our job to continue that progress.
"I think Kyle himself would tell you he's far away from the finished article.
"The coaches and Kyle himself need to keep working in that direction for him to continue the improvement."
McCoist added: "I know Craig spoke to Kyle's agent and I haven't had the chance to speak to Craig or Kyle.
"I'll maybe have a chat with Kyle on the bus [to Aberdeen] and I know I'll speak to Craig later. Hopefully there won't be too many problems."
Another player who could be extending his stay at Rangers is young defender Jordan McMillan.
McCoist said: "We have offered Jordan an extension to his contract.
"As yet, Jordan's representatives haven't got back so I haven't heard but I would imagine we would hear in the very near future."
Next up for Rangers is Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Aberdeen and McCoist is relishing the prospect of going head to head with his former Scotland boss Craig Brown.
He said: "If you had asked me in 1996 if we would be facing each other as managers, I would maybe have laughed. But it's great, it's absolutely great.
"The reason Craig and Archie Knox are there at this stage is because they are very good."
McCoist took over the Ibrox hotseat from Walter Smith in the summer and was asked about the prospect of carving out a managerial career as long as 71-year-old Brown's.
He said: "It would be remarkable. It would be unbelievable in fact.
"There are only a handful of coaches and managers who last until their 60s and 70s.
"They've obviously got something. You don't last that long if you're not very talented.
"It's very early in my own career so I wouldn't speculate."
Rangers head into the match at Pittodrie with a run of 13 consecutive away wins in the SPL under their belt and seeking to extend the winning streak.
Midfielder Isaac Osbourne is optimistic Aberdeen can continue their strong home run and end Rangers' 100% away record.
The seventh-placed Dons defeated Dunfermline and Dundee United in successive home games before losing 2-1 at Celtic last weekend.
Osbourne is eager to make it three straight home wins against Rangers, who are unbeaten this term and sit nine points clear of second-placed Motherwell.
The 25-year-old told the club's official website, www.afc.co.uk: "I've heard we've got a very good record against Rangers at home.
"We want the three points and we're looking to go out and get them on Saturday. We're not going to be happy with a point either. We want three points."
The belief has returned to the Dons following the recent home wins and the loss at Parkhead has done little to knock confidence.
Osbourne added: "As players we knew we had a decent team and we just were waiting for results to start clicking. We didn't get the result against Celtic but things are looking brighter at the moment.
"We probably should have drawn the game. No-one likes losing. It was a very disappointed team bus going back because we knew we had a good opportunity to beat Celtic at Celtic."
Osbourne has been a key player since joining the Dons from Coventry in the summer and his midfield partnership with Kari Arnason, who signed from Plymouth, has developed well.
Osbourne said: "I didn't know how much of a good player he was before he came here.
"We complement each other well. He covers for me, I cover for him and we've been doing all right.
"All the aerial balls I don't have to worry about. He wins everything."
Osbourne, who had a serious knee injury earlier in his career which meant he had not played since November 2009 before joining the Dons, is enjoying life at Aberdeen but suggested it is too soon for talks over a contract extension.
Gers see off 10-man Aberdeen
Steven Naismith was stretchered off as Rangers maintained their 100% away record in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
A clinical finish from Kyle Lafferty after 58 minutes and a Nikica Jelavic penalty 11 minutes later after Darren Mackie had fouled Sasa Papac gave the Gers their seventh win from seven on their travels.
Richard Foster netted a consolation for the Dons courtesy of an error by Allan McGregor before Rory Fallon saw red for elbowing Dorin Goian in the closing moments.
The Rangers win, however, came at a cost with Naismith collapsing to the ground unchallenged in the first half after appearing to twist his knee moments after hurting himself in a collision with Dons midfielder Rob Milsom.
The Light Blues made only one change from the side that defeated Hearts 2-0 at Tynecastle last weekend with Lafferty making way for Croatia international Jelavic.
Aberdeen, who were searching for their third successive home win, were without Ryan Jack who was suspended following his red card in their 2-1 defeat to Celtic.
Top scorer Scott Vernon was another notable absentee for the Dons with Chris Clark and Rory McArdle coming in to replace the missing duo.
Aberdeen, who deployed Fallon as a lone striker in a defensive 4-5-1 formation, made a promising start with Milsom dragging a shot past the post from the edge of the area.
Kari Arnason was shown the first yellow card of the match after only eight minutes for a late challenge on Gers captain Steven Davis.
The Iceland international was involved again two minutes later when his powerfully struck volley from 35 yards forced McGregor into a desperate save.
The Dons were forced into an early change when Milsom limped off following a late challenge from Naismith and was replaced by Mackie.
Naismith was hurt making the challenge and was eventually stretchered off the park after appearing to twist his knee unchallenged and was replaced by Northern Ireland international Lafferty after 24 minutes.
Rangers went close to opening the scoring five minutes later when a Lafferty cross found Papac unmarked at the back post but the Bosnian defender's diving header flew wide.
The home fans were appealing for a penalty after 33 minutes when Mackie fell under pressure from Goian after McGregor had blocked Clark's low drive but referee Willie Collum waved play on.
Maurice Edu joined Arnason in the referee's notebook for a mistimed challenge on the Dons midfielder seven minutes before the break.
The visitors carved out an early opening after the restart when Jelavic cut the ball back for the advancing Lafferty but the striker failed to connect with the ball properly and pulled his shot wide.
The Rangers pressure continued after 51 minutes when Aberdeen goalkeeper David Gonzalez was called upon to block Jelavic's effort before Lee McCulloch fired the rebound wide under pressure from Andrew Considine.
And the eventual opener for Rangers arrived after 58 minutes when, after a costly slip by Foster as he tried to clear, Davis threaded an inch-perfect pass through to Lafferty who rifled the ball across Gonzalez into the bottom corner of the net.
The Ibrox side had the chance to double their lead after 69 minutes when Mackie brought down Papac in the penalty box as he was about to pull the trigger and Jelavic duly despatched the spot-kick past Gonzalez.
Foster, who spent last season on loan at Rangers, pulled a goal back for the Dons when McGregor failed to keep out his shot from distance to concede the Gers' first goal away from home this season.
But any hopes of a Dons comeback disappeared on the stroke of full time when Fallon was given his marching orders for appearing to elbow Goian.
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