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Steven Davis takes the outswinging corner, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Kenny Miller scores a brilliant goal from just outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Hamilton 1-2 Rangers.Lee McCulloch provided the assist for the goal.
Steven Naismith is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Martin Canning.
Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Lee McCulloch results in a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Douglas Imrie results in a free kick. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Sasa Papac on Flavio Paixao, free kick awarded. Booking for Sasa Papac for unsporting behaviour. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
Douglas Imrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sasa Papac. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
Kenny Miller is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Foul by Andy Graham on Maurice Edu, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Maurice Edu, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Flavio Paixao is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Marco Paixao. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Graham on Sasa Papac. The referee shows Andy Graham a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by David Weir.
Nikica Jelavic has a drilled shot. Blocked by Tomas Cerny.
Flavio Paixao challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Weir.
The official flags Marco Paixao offside. Free kick taken by Richard Foster.
Douglas Imrie fouled by Lee McCulloch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mensing.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Naismith on Douglas Imrie. Steven Naismith receives a yellow card. Kyle Lafferty leaves the field to be replaced by Kenny Miller. Martin Canning restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Martin Canning results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Maurice Edu on Andy Graham. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Douglas Imrie from right wing, brilliant save by Allan McGregor.
Marco Paixao has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Lee McCulloch on for James Beattie.
Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Naismith. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis from left wing, Simon Mensing makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Steven Davis, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.
Steven Naismith takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
Damian Casalinuovo on for Nigel Hasselbaink.
Unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Jonathon Routledge results in a free kick. Steven Naismith takes the free kick.
Richard Foster challenges Marco Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Flavio Paixao.
The ball is crossed by Marco Paixao, Madjid Bougherra concedes an unfortunate own goal. Hamilton 1-1 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Marco Paixao.
Foul by James Beattie on Martin Canning, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Martin Canning.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, Flavio Paixao manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis, clearance by Flavio Paixao.
James Beattie challenges Simon Mensing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Simon Mensing takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Steven Davis, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.
Richard Foster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao. Direct free kick taken by David Buchanan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Canning on Madjid Bougherra. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, save made by Allan McGregor.
Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a brilliant save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Jonathon Routledge. Free kick taken by Steven Naismith.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Steven Davis. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Richard Foster is brought on as a substitute for Kirk Broadfoot.
Nigel Hasselbaink produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Flavio Paixao. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Nikica Jelavic has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Tomas Cerny makes a fantastic save. James Beattie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marco Paixao. Kirk Broadfoot restarts play with the free kick.
Jim Goodwin fouled by Steven Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Madjid Bougherra. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.
David Weir takes the free kick.
Jim Goodwin challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Caution for Jim Goodwin.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel Hasselbaink by Sasa Papac. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.
Nikica Jelavic has a drilled shot. Blocked by Martin Canning.
Simon Mensing takes a shot. Comfortable save by Allan McGregor.
Corner taken short by Marco Paixao.
Foul by Kyle Lafferty on Andy Graham, free kick awarded. Douglas Imrie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Kirk Broadfoot.
Unfair challenge on Martin Canning by Nikica Jelavic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Unfair challenge on Andy Graham by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Andy Graham takes the direct free kick.
Jim Goodwin challenges Maurice Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Weir.
Nigel Hasselbaink is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Naismith.
Marco Paixao produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Douglas Imrie challenges Sasa Papac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sasa Papac crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Simon Mensing.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie.
Shot by Marco Paixao. Allan McGregor makes a save.
Maurice Edu fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Kyle Lafferty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. Andy Graham restarts play with the free kick.
Douglas Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Maurice Edu. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Sasa Papac results in a free kick. Douglas Imrie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Kirk Broadfoot.
Nikica Jelavic grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Hamilton 0-1 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Kyle Lafferty.
James Beattie challenges Simon Mensing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
The official flags Nikica Jelavic offside. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
The first half comes to an end.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
The referee gets the second half started.
Hamilton duo set for debuts
Jim Goodwin and Damian Casalinuovo could make their Hamilton debuts against Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions Rangers.
David Elebert and Mark McLaughlin are also pushing for involvement after returning to training following injury.
But skipper Alex Neil is still five to six weeks away from returning from a hip injury.
Hamilton manager Billy Reid believes they are playing Rangers at the perfect moment as a strengthened Accies look to build on their opening win against opponents with plenty of potential distractions.
Reid has had an advantage over Ibrox counterpart Walter Smith in terms of preparation during the international break, while Rangers face a high-profile Champions League encounter against Manchester United on Tuesday.
Accies bounced back from a terrible start to the season when they won 1-0 at Inverness in their previous Clydesdale Bank Premier League game.
Teenage Dutch striker Nigel Hasselbaink made an impressive competitive debut in the Highlands and Reid has since signed former Huddersfield defender Jim Goodwin and striker Damian Casalinuovo from Dundee United.
"I think it's a good time to get Rangers," Reid said. "We're not saying it's going to be easy, far from it, but it's obviously difficult for them to prepare with so many players on international duty.
"They have got a big game at Manchester United to look forward to. I always think the early kick-off is difficult for players as well.
"We are the home side and we have come close in recent seasons to picking up something from the Old Firm."
Rangers are boosted by the news that Kirk Broadfoot has been passed fit.
He suffered an ankle injury while on international duty but is available for selection for the visit to New Douglas Park.
Steven Whittaker is likely to miss out with the calf injury that kept him out of action for Scotland midweek but should return for Tuesday`s Champions League game.
Loan signing Richard Foster could make his debut this weekend, while Andy Webster and John Fleck are both expected to return to training next week.
Manager Walter Smith is determined to ensure the full focus of his players is on the game even though one of their biggest games of the season is looming in just a few days time.
Smith is well aware that the Manchester United encounter is one every single player in his dressing room will relish as they prepare to pit their wits against some of the best players in the world but he was also keen to provide a timely reminder of the importance of the domestic campaign.
The Scottish champions may boast a 100% record so far but, as far as the manager is concerned, they have yet to hit top form and, for that reason, Smith insists none of his players will have one eye on Europe ahead of the lunchtime kick-off at New Douglas Park.
"I don't think so because I don't feel as though we have the proper focus in terms of our domestic games," he said.
"That's something we have to adjust to first and foremost.
"I'll probably speak to Sir Alex but we've both got tough away games this weekend so we'll let those games be over before we start to think about the Champions League."
Miller time for Rangers
Kenny Miller's red-hot goalscoring streak continued as he came to the rescue of Rangers with a last-minute winner to beat Hamilton 2-1 in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and delivered a confidence boost ahead of the Champions League clash with Manchester United.
The signs had looked good for Walter Smith's men when Nikica Jelavic netted his first goal for the club but Accies looked set to earn a deserved point thanks to an own goal from Madjid Bougherra.
But Rangers ensured maximum points would be heading back to Ibrox when Miller came off the bench and had the final say with a dramatic last-gasp goal to maintain his 100% goal tally in the SPL so far this season.
Jelavic made his first start for Rangers, after making a cameo appearance in the last outing against St Johnstone, but Richard Foster had to settle for a place on the bench.
Jelavic, Kirk Broadfoot, Maurice Edu and Kyle Lafferty - back from suspension - were all drafted into the starting line-up for the visit to New Douglas Park.
Steven Whittaker missed out through injury and, perhaps mindful of the midweek clash against Manchester United, Miller, Lee McCulloch and Vladimir Weiss were all among the substitutes.
Accies handed a debut to Jim Goodwin but fellow new recruit Damian Casalinuovo started on the bench for the home side.
Hamilton made an early claim for a penalty when Nigel Hasselbaink went to ground in the box after finding himself sandwiched between David Weir and Sasa Papac but the pleas were ignored by referee Alan Muir.
Instead, it was Rangers - in their new all-black third choice kit - who surged into the lead with just six minutes gone when Jelavic claimed his first goal for the Scottish champions.
Lafferty displayed some fine play, slipping the ball through the legs of Andy Graham, and racing down the left flank before picking out the big Croatian striker who bulleted home a header at the back post from 10 yards.
Accies could have levelled when a full-stretch Allan McGregor only just managed to tip an audacious long-range shot from Marco Paixao over the crossbar, before the Rangers goalkeeper was called into action to smother a deflected effort from Jon Routledge.
Broadfoot had taken a knock earlier in the game and was withdrawn as Foster was thrown into the action for his debut a few minutes from half-time.
However, his attempt at a clearance fell to the feet of Hasselbaink and the Rangers man breathed a sigh of relief when McGregor pushed his effort past the upright.
Hamilton continued to push for the equaliser after the restart and were rewarded for their efforts when they drew level after 56 minutes.
Flavio Paixao played the ball out to his twin, Marco, on the left and he whipped a speculative cross into the box which was bundled into his own net by Bougherra at the near post.
With an hour gone, Hasselbaink was withdrawn and Casalinuovo made his first appearance since completing his move to the Lanarkshire club, before McCulloch replaced James Beattie for the visitors.
Steven Naismith tested Tomas Cerny with a point-blank effort which the Accies goalkeeper did well to block, as Rangers desperately tried to restore their advantage.
But the home side also appeared unwilling to settle for the point and Flavio Paixao was not too far away with a curling effort which fell just inches wide of McGregor's left-hand post.
With the champions now toiling in front of goal, Miller - who had netted in every SPL game so far this term - was thrown into the action in place of Lafferty and quickly set up Jelavic but he could find no way past Cerny this time.
Just when it appeared all hope was gone for Walter Smith's men, Miller grabbed the winner with a minute to go. The striker ran on to a McCulloch ball before lobbing the goalkeeper and, despite getting a touch, Cerny could not prevent the goal.
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