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  • Date:24 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:East End Park
  • Attendance:7,577
  • Bocanegra (8) Edu (16)
    Naismith (50) Naismith (80)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:06 +1.06

The offside flag is raised against Liam Buchanan. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

87:29

Gary Mason concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Naismith. Steven Davis produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Paul Gallacher makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, Jason Thomson makes a clearance.

85:50

Paul Burns takes a shot. Comfortable save by Allan McGregor.

84:58

Dorin Goian challenges Liam Buchanan unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Austin McCann.

83:27

David Healy is brought on as a substitute for Nikica Jelavic.

80:30

Steven Naismith fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-4 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Nikica Jelavic.

79:47

Palazon Juanma Ortiz concedes a free kick for a foul on David Graham. Paul Willis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.

78:15

Sasa Papac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Willis. Liam Buchanan is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Barrowman. Paul Willis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line, clearance by Dorin Goian.

77:11

Unfair challenge on Austin McCann by Palazon Juanma Ortiz results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Austin McCann.

75:48

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

74:40

Foul by Paul Burns on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Steven Whittaker takes the direct free kick.

72:13

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, Header by Dorin Goian from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. Gregg Wylde leaves the field to be replaced by Alejandro Bedoya.

68:11

Steven Whittaker has a volleyed shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher. Steven Davis takes a outswinging corner.

66:21

Foul by Alex Keddie on Gregg Wylde, free kick awarded. Alex Keddie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nikica Jelavic, Paul Gallacher makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line, Paul Burns makes a clearance.

65:51

Nikica Jelavic is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

65:30

David Graham takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save.

64:53

Shot from just outside the box by Steven Whittaker misses to the left of the goal.

64:01

Paul Willis replaces Joe Cardle.

63:33

Unfair challenge on Steven Davis by Andrew Barrowman results in a free kick. Dorin Goian takes the direct free kick.

62:20

Austin McCann gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. Steven Whittaker takes the direct free kick.

58:27

Gregg Wylde takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Palazon Juanma Ortiz has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

57:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sasa Papac by Andrew Barrowman. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

56:38

Andy Kirk joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Thomson.

51:41

Unfair challenge on Jason Thomson by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Cardle, Maurice Edu makes a clearance.

50:31

A goal is scored by Steven Naismith from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Dunfermline 0-3 Rangers.Assist by Steven Davis.

48:17

Joe Cardle takes the outswinging corner, Nikica Jelavic manages to make a clearance.

47:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

46:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Indirect free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

45:42

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Dowie by Carlos Bocanegra. Paul Gallacher takes the direct free kick.

45:36 +0.36

Handball by Steven Naismith. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

45:01

(Rangers) makes a substitution, with Palazon Juanma Ortiz coming on for Kyle Lafferty.

41:52

Gregg Wylde takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.

39:43

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steven Davis misses to the right of the target.

36:48

Paul Burns takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save. Paul Burns takes a shot. Blocked by Dorin Goian. Joe Cardle takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Kyle Lafferty. Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Alex Keddie goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

36:07

Gregg Wylde takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Dowie.

33:56

David Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Naismith. Gregg Wylde delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Paul Gallacher.

27:41

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Cardle.

25:40

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gregg Wylde, Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Keddie. Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

24:18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, clearance made by Alex Keddie.

21:44

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde, Header by Nikica Jelavic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

21:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker by Paul Burns. Free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.

20:35

Kyle Lafferty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Austin McCann. Direct free kick taken by Austin McCann.

18:42

Effort from outside the penalty box by Steven Naismith goes wide left of the target.

17:59

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line.

16:18

Maurice Edu fires in a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-2 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Nikica Jelavic.

14:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Thomson. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

13:15

Unfair challenge on David Graham by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Austin McCann.

10:28

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.

7:10

Alex Keddie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty. Headed cross/shot by Steven Naismith, save made by Paul Gallacher. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Davis, Carlos Bocanegra finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Dunfermline 0-1 Rangers.Steven Davis provided the assist for the goal.

6:04

Foul by Nikica Jelavic on Alex Keddie, free kick awarded. Alex Keddie takes the free kick.

Match Preview

No fresh injury concerns for Pars Dunfermline have no new injury worries ahead of the visit of Rangers this weekend, although they are still without three key senior players. Martin Hardie will be absent after failing to recover from an ankle knock, while Kevin Rutkiewicz looks to be out for at least another two weeks as he recovers from a thigh muscle tear. Craig Easton also misses out once more, with Ryan Thomson expected to carry on in central midfield after scoring two goals in his last two outings. After watching Falkirk fire three past the Scottish champions in midweek, Pars winger Joe Cardle believes attack will be the best form of defence when Rangers visit. Rangers crashed out of the Scottish Communities League Cup after a laboured performance allowed Steven Pressley's vibrant Bairns to claim a shock 3-2 victory over the holders. And Cardle, who has been in magnificent form in his debut season in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, thinks the Gers' defeat on Wednesday showed weaknesses in their rearguard which the Pars can exploit. "A First Division side scored three against them, so there's no reason why we can't do the same," the 24-year old said. "We need to go out there and be positive, that's the only way to be. We're at home, and Falkirk showed in midweek what can be done. "I know it was only a cup game, but it shows you that anything can happen if you are on form - especially if you are playing on your own patch. We know it will be a hard game, but they all are in this league and we're treating this match like any other and going out to win." Nikica Jelavic has been passed fit to start for Rangers. The striker came off the bench for the midweek defeat after being a slight injury doubt beforehand. David Weir and Lee Wallace (both hamstring) are nearing a return to action but the trip comes too soon, while Kyle Bartley is still a couple of weeks away from a comeback after a hernia operation. Ally McCoist has urged his troops to learn lessons from Wednesday evening's embarrassment. He said: "We can't really dwell on things for too long. "It goes without saying that the result was a massive disappointment but the one thing about being involved at a club like this is that you don't get too long to stay high or stay low, whichever one it is. "After the game in midweek, it was a big, big low. Our league form has been fairly good so Saturday gives us an opportunity to continue that good form. "There is no point looking back. As big a disappointment as it was, you look to the future, as you do with all the games. "I won't kid you on, it was a massive blow and a big disappointment but we move on. "The most important thing is that you learn from the good results and the bad results and hopefully we have learned. "We can't change Wednesday night, we can't do anything about the game, but the big thing is that we have to learn from it. "I'm looking for a really positive reaction and I think the fans deserve that."

Formation:442Manager: Jim McIntyre

Dunfermline

Formation: 442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Jason Thomson
  • Andy Dowie
  • Alex Keddie
  • Austin McCann
  • David Graham
  • Gary Mason
  • Paul Burns
  • Joe Cardle
  • Ryan Thomson
  • Andrew Barrowman
  • SUBS
  • Chris Smith
  • Andy Kirk
  • Liam Buchanan
  • John Potter
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Paul Willis
  • Shaun Byrne

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Match Report

Naismith on form in Gers win Steven Naismith scored twice as Rangers bounced back from their shock League Cup exit to Falkirk with a convincing 4-0 win over Dunfermline in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu also each grabbed a goal as the Scottish champions responded positively to the midweek defeat by the Irn-Bru First Division side. Victory at East End Park allowed SPL leaders Rangers to pile further pressure on Celtic, and was also the perfect 49th birthday present for manager Ally McCoist. Rangers made four changes to the side that crashed out of the cup, with goalkeeper Allan McGregor, Edu, Naismith and Nikica Jelavic all drafted in as McCoist named the team that defeated Celtic in last week's Old Firm derby. Young midfielder Rhys McCabe was named on the bench for the first time, while the Pars made just one change as Andy Barrowman started ahead of Andy Kirk. Rangers had the chance to pile on some early pressure when Kyle Lafferty won a free-kick 25 yards out. Gregg Wylde sent a swerving effort into the box and was only denied the opener by a decent save from goalkeeper Paul Gallacher, who reacted quickly to push the set-piece past his left-hand post. But he was left picking the ball out of the back of the net with just eight minutes gone when Rangers took the lead from the resultant corner. Steven Davis picked out Bocanegra who connected well to nod past Gallacher and claim his first SPL goal for the club. Rangers doubled their advantage after 17 minutes when Edu collected a short pass from Jelavic and sent an impressive strike past the helpless Gallacher from 20 yards. Rangers continued to push forward in search of more goals and Naismith was not too far away with a shot that fizzed narrowly wide. At the other end, Dunfermline carved out their first real chance when Gary Mason's cross was met by Ryan Thomson and his header was touched just over by McGregor at full stretch. There was concern for Rangers when Dorin Goian went down injured during the build-up to that chance and left the pitch on a stretcher before returning to the action following treatment on the sidelines. Rangers could have added to their lead when Jelavic set up Davis but his poor header fell wide of target, before Wylde tested Gallacher with an effort that the goalkeeper initially spilled before recovering to smother. Dunfermline's hopes of a comeback in the second half were dealt a blow when Rangers found the back of the net again just six minutes after the restart. Naismith raced onto a pass from Davis and kept his cool to stroke past Gallacher from 12 yards, before Steven Whittaker went within inches of adding his name to the scoresheet with a well-struck shot from long distance that dipped but went just over the crossbar. Dunfermline could have pulled a goal back when David Graham found himself with only McGregor to beat but the goalkeeper was up to the task with an impressive block. It was proving to be a busy afternoon for Gallacher who was called into action to force a Jelavic free-kick over, before denying a ferocious effort from Whittaker. But he was unable to prevent Naismith from claiming his second of the day with nine minutes remaining. Davis went on a great run before finding Jelavic, who whipped the ball across the face of goal for Naismith to rifle home from close range.

Form Guide

    DDWWLL
  • Dunfermline
  • VS
  • Rangers
  • DWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 21/01/2007
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 11/11/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 13/08/2006
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 25/03/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 3 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 26/12/2005
  • Rangers
  • 5 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 01/10/2005

Top Scorers

Dunfermline

  • A Kirk 3
  • J Cardle 2
  • M Hardie 1
  • P Burns 1
  • J Thomson 1
  • R Thomson 1

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 4
  • K Lafferty 2
  • S Davis 1
  • N Jelavic 1
  • M Edu 1
  • G Wylde 1

Goals

Dunfermline

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rangers

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 11
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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