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  • Date:02 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Skacel (11)
  • Lafferty (79)
    Naismith (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Steven Naismith grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 1-2 Rangers.Assist by Kyle Lafferty.

94mins

Craig Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sasa Papac. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Barr by Kyle Lafferty. Free kick taken by Jason Thomson.

92mins

Steven Naismith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eggert Jonsson. Adrian Mrowiec takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

91mins

Maurice Edu has an effort at goal from just outside the box hitting the post.

90mins

Sasa Papac takes a inswinging corner.

90mins

Corner taken short by Vladimir Weiss.

90mins

Kyle Lafferty produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Marian Kello makes a brilliant save.

87mins

Long range shot by Vladimir Weiss goes wide right of the goal.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ismael Bouzid on Vladimir Weiss. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Ruben Palazuelos produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 30 yards. Allan McGregor makes a brilliant save.

86mins

Craig Thomson crosses the ball, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

84mins

Craig Thomson delivers the ball, Kevin Kyle has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

83mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Thomson from the left by-line, Kevin Kyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Madjid Bougherra. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

81mins

Ruben Palazuelos on for Ian Black.

81mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Davis by Eggert Jonsson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Maurice Edu.

79mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Darren Barr. Darren Barr is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kyle Lafferty hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 1-1 Rangers.

78mins

Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss.

77mins

Kyle Lafferty on for Nikica Jelavic. (Hearts) makes a substitution, with Ryan Stevenson coming on for Rudolf Skacel.

77mins

Jason Thomson challenges Vladimir Weiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Thomson is cautioned.

75mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Jason Thomson.

74mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Rudolf Skacel. Booking for Rudolf Skacel. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

74mins

Ian Black produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. David Weir gets a block in.

73mins

Maurice Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by Marian Kello.

73mins

Effort on goal by Steven Whittaker from 20 yards. Save made by Marian Kello.

72mins

Unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Ian Black results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

71mins

Shot by Ian Black. Save made by Allan McGregor.

71mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Thomson, clearance by Steven Whittaker.

70mins

Vladimir Weiss produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

68mins

Ian Black challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Black is given a yellow card.

67mins

Jason Thomson is brought on as a substitute for David Obua.

67mins

Steven Davis takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

66mins

Shot from outside the penalty area by Sasa Papac hits the post.

66mins

Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss played to the near post, clearance by Craig Thomson.

64mins

Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black. Direct free kick taken by Ian Black.

63mins

Eggert Jonsson fouled by Vladimir Weiss, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ismael Bouzid.

62mins

The ball is swung over by Madjid Bougherra, Adrian Mrowiec makes a clearance.

61mins

The ball is sent over by David Obua.

60mins

Corner taken by Craig Thomson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sasa Papac.

58mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Vladimir Weiss. Save made by Marian Kello.

57mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Calum Elliot goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53mins

Kevin Kyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Elliot by Steven Whittaker. Ian Black crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker.

49mins

Unfair challenge on David Obua by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. Marian Kello takes the direct free kick.

49mins

Steven Davis sends in a cross, clearance made by Adrian Mrowiec.

47mins

Adrian Mrowiec gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic. Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from left channel, save made by Marian Kello.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rudolf Skacel, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Thomson, Kevin Kyle takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

46mins

Shot by Ian Black. Madjid Bougherra gets a block in.

43mins

Eggert Jonsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sasa Papac. Eggert Jonsson is cautioned. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Obua on Steven Naismith. Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.

37mins

Rudolf Skacel has an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Allan McGregor.

36mins

Steven Naismith challenges David Obua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Naismith receives a caution. Free kick crossed right-footed by Calum Elliot, clearance made by David Weir.

35mins

Vladimir Weiss takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Ismael Bouzid.

35mins

Overhead kick right-footed shot by Nikica Jelavic. Marian Kello makes a brilliant save.

35mins

Overhead kick right-footed shot by Nikica Jelavic. Save by Marian Kello.

33mins

Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss, Ismael Bouzid manages to make a clearance.

31mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Thomson.

28mins

Nikica Jelavic fouled by Darren Barr, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.

27mins

Steven Naismith concedes a free kick for a foul on Calum Elliot. Darren Barr takes the free kick.

27mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, Adrian Mrowiec manages to make a clearance.

26mins

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Kyle. Madjid Bougherra takes the indirect free kick.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Eggert Jonsson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Nikica Jelavic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

21mins

Foul by Eggert Jonsson on Maurice Edu, free kick awarded. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

20mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Naismith.

20mins

The ball is crossed by Eggert Jonsson.

19mins

Darren Barr fouled by Steven Whittaker, the ref awards a free kick. Marian Kello takes the free kick.

18mins

Steven Whittaker takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

16mins

Kevin Kyle challenges Madjid Bougherra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Steven Naismith fouled by David Obua, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Steven Davis, Sasa Papac takes a shot. Blocked by David Weir.

14mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Obua. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

14mins

David Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Calum Elliot. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rudolf Skacel, Maurice Edu manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Rudolf Skacel gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hearts 1-0 Rangers.Assist by Kevin Kyle.

11mins

Shot from 20 yards by Vladimir Weiss. Save by Marian Kello.

11mins

Rudolf Skacel concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Naismith. Direct free kick taken by Steven Davis.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eggert Jonsson on Sasa Papac. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.

9mins

Inswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line, comfortable save by Marian Kello.

8mins

Effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from 18 yards. Marian Kello makes a save. Steven Davis has an effort at goal. Clearance made by Adrian Mrowiec.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Maurice Edu, clearance by Darren Barr.

5mins

Maurice Edu takes a shot. Adrian Mrowiec gets a block in.

3mins

Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Steven Naismith from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

2mins

Craig Thomson delivers the ball, comfortable save by Allan McGregor.

2mins

Steven Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Black. Free kick taken by Eggert Jonsson.

The game begins.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The second half kicks off.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Kyle calls for brave Hearts Kevin Kyle has urged his Hearts team-mates to find their voices and not be overawed by the Tynecastle atmosphere. Hearts have not won at home in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season ahead of the visit of Rangers on Saturday. Their latest disappointment came last weekend when they lost 2-0 against Motherwell, with the initially vibrant home fans silenced by a convincing second-half display from the visitors. "We had a talk on Wednesday about why Saturday went so wrong," Kyle said . "There are not a lot of people in the team who talk. I'm sure the fans notice that I do scream and shout. It might be a whole lot of nonsense but that's the way I am. "But sometimes when you're needing a lift or a bit of inspiration, you want everyone to be together and scream and shout. "Whether it's right or the wrong thing to say, it makes a massive difference, just simple things to help each other out because we're a team and we need to stick together. "There were a few people talking on Wednesday. It wasn't a crisis meeting or anything, just a talk to see what went wrong on Saturday. "It was just good that some people were able to voice their feelings and it did help because then we went out and had a practice match and the team the gaffer picked played really, really well." The Jambos have doubts over Stephen Elliott, David Templeton and Suso Santana for the clash. Elliott complained of a tight hamstring in midweek while the two wingers picked up knocks in training. Andrew Driver suffered a thigh problem on his comeback from knee surgery while Lee Wallace (knee), Marius Zaliukas (contract dispute) and Dawid Kucharski (calf) remain absent. Rangers manager Walter Smith has a couple of injury concerns, with defenders Madjid Bougherra (hip) and Kirk Broadfoot (foot) both struggling with knocks. Striker Nikica Jelavic will be back in the squad after missing the midweek Champions League win over Bursaspor through ineligibility. Rangers are locked on the same points and goal difference as Old Firm rivals Celtic at the summit of the SPL after six games. And Smith believes any mistakes could prove costly as they prepare for a lunchtime clash at Hearts tomorrow. He said: "That statistic makes it really important. It would look as though there is not going to be a great margin for error for us. "I can only speak from our own point of view and we have had to work very hard to achieve that. "There have been some good games and some close games already and, although we have managed to edge every one of them, we appreciate there are always going to be difficulties lying ahead. "Both clubs have got off to a really good start and it certainly means we've got to be aware of the fact that we're not going to be allowed to drop that many points this season."

Formation:352Manager: Jim Jefferies

Hearts

Formation: 442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

  • Marian Kello
  • Ismael Bouzid
  • Darren Barr
  • Adrian Mrowiec
  • Craig Thomson
  • Eggert Jonsson
  • Ian Black
  • Rudolf Skacel
  • David Obua
  • Kevin Kyle
  • Calum Elliot
  • SUBS
  • Janos Balogh
  • Ruben Palazuelos
  • Suso Santana
  • David Templeton
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Jason Thomson
  • Gary Glen

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Match Report

Rangers come from behind Steven Naismith was the hero once again for Rangers as the Scottish champions staged a dramatic late comeback to snatch a 2-1 win against Hearts to keep them top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Rudi Skacel marked his first start for Hearts with a first-half opener, before Kyle Lafferty came off the bench to haul Rangers back into the match. Just when it looked as though both teams would have to settle for a draw, Naismith - who also grabbed the winner against Bursaspor in the Champions League - secured all three points deep into injury time. Nikica Jelavic - ineligible for Europe - and Vladimir Weiss were both back in the starting line-up for the lunchtime clash. Lee McCulloch and Kirk Broadfoot both dropped out of the side, with hip and foot injuries respectively. Skacel made his first start for Hearts, as boss Jim Jefferies made five changes from last week's defeat against Motherwell. Only some last-gasp defending from Hearts prevented Rangers from taking the lead early on. An attempt from Jelavic was blocked by goalkeeper Marian Kello and fell to the feet of Steven Davis but he was denied the opener when Ismael Bouzid cleared his shot off the line. It was Hearts who opened the scoring with 12 minutes gone. Kevin Kyle flicked into the path of Skacel and a mix-up between Madjid Bougherra and goalkeeper Allan McGregor allowed him through on goal and to bundle into the back of the net. Miller then went to ground in the box but pleas for a penalty were ignored by referee Craig Thomson. Rangers pushed forward in search of the equaliser in a bid to haul themselves back into the game before the interval. They were not too far away when Sasa Papac's cross was touched on by Naismith for Jelavic but an acrobatic overhead kick from the Croatian - similar to the one he scored against Dunfermline - was pushed over the crossbar by Kello. Hearts could have doubled their advantage after the restart when Calum Elliot shrugged off David Weir and tried his luck with a shot at goal that fell inches wide of the post. At the other end, Weiss was only able to produce a weak effort that was comfortably smothered by the goalkeeper as the home side defiantly clung on to their lead. The champions threatened again when the clearance from a Weiss corner fell to the feet of Papac but his poweful volley was blocked by Kello, before Davis blasted well over after collecting a flick on from Jelavic. With time running out for Rangers, Steven Whittaker had a go with a shot from distance that clipped team-mate Naismith but was still gathered by Kello at the near post. Lafferty was then thrown into the action for Jelavic with 15 minutes to go, while Hearts replaced goalscorer Skacel with Ryan Stevenson. Four minutes later, Lafferty equalised. Darren Barr was booked for hauling down Naismith 25 yards out and the Northern Irishman stepped up to dispatch a low free-kick into the back of the net. Hearts should have restored their lead just moments later when Kyle met a cross from Craig Thomson only to squander a great chance by nodding over from six yards. But it was Naismith who had the final say three and a half minutes into injury time when he embarked on a solo run before sending a left-foot shot past Kello to snatch the points for Rangers.

Form Guide

    DWDLWL
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Rangers
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 18/04/2010
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 4
  • Rangers
  • 27/03/2010
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 23/01/2010
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 23/08/2009
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 03/05/2009
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 21/03/2009

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • C Elliot 4
  • D Templeton 2
  • R Stevenson 1

Rangers

  • K Miller 9
  • N Jelavic 2
  • SJ Naismith 2
  • S Papac 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rangers

    • Total goals 24
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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