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Francis Dickoh fouled by Jamie Ness, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Richie Towell, Header from deep inside the area by Francis Dickoh goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Steven Whittaker challenges Derek Riordan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
The referee shows Colin Nish a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Colin Nish concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee McCulloch. Madjid Bougherra takes the free kick.
Derek Riordan delivers the ball.
Steven Davis takes a shot. Graeme Smith makes a save.
Short corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line, Centre by Sasa Papac, Richie Towell makes a clearance.
Steven Naismith produces a cross, save by Graeme Smith.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Maurice Edu. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.
Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Allan McGregor. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Daniel Galbraith, save by Allan McGregor.
Kyle Lafferty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Towell. Free kick taken by John Rankin.
Richie Towell receives a caution. Richie Towell challenges Sasa Papac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Paul Hanlon results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis from right by-line, clearance made by John Rankin.
A cross is delivered by Paul Hanlon, save by Allan McGregor.
The ball is swung over by Richie Towell, save by Allan McGregor.
Centre by Callum Booth.
The referee shows Nikica Jelavic a yellow card. Paul Hanlon booked for unsporting behaviour. Kyle Lafferty joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nikica Jelavic. The referee blows for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.
Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francis Dickoh. Direct free kick taken by John Rankin.
The ball is swung over by Steven Davis, save made by Graeme Smith.
(Rangers) makes a substitution, with Maurice Edu coming on for Vladimir Weiss.
Daniel Galbraith fouled by Jamie Ness, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Derek Riordan, clearance made by Sasa Papac.
Merouane Zemmama goes off and Derek Riordan comes on. David Wotherspoon is brought on as a substitute for Ian Murray. Nikica Jelavic handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Towell.
Merouane Zemmama delivers the ball, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Galbraith.
A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker.
Merouane Zemmama concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee McCulloch. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss, Callum Booth manages to make a clearance.
Merouane Zemmama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
Corner taken left-footed by John Rankin, David Weir manages to make a clearance.
Jamie Ness concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Galbraith. Merouane Zemmama fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Allan McGregor.
Ian Murray receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Ian Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
Daniel Galbraith sends in a cross.
Richie Towell delivers the ball.
Shot from 25 yards from Ian Murray. Save by Allan McGregor.
Centre by John Rankin, clearance by David Weir.
Vladimir Weiss is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Ian Murray.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by John Rankin from the left by-line, Header from close range by Francis Dickoh clears the bar.
Foul by Steven Naismith on Richie Towell, free kick awarded. John Rankin crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Booth by Nikica Jelavic. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball, Ian Murray manages to make a clearance.
Kevin McBride leaves the field to be replaced by Edwin De Graaf.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Ian Murray.
Unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Kevin McBride results in a free kick. Madjid Bougherra restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Richie Towell.
The referee shows Lee McCulloch a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Lee McCulloch. Daniel Galbraith produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Weir. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.
Nikica Jelavic finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-2 Rangers.
Vladimir Weiss sends in a cross.
The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss.
John Rankin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Colin Nish on Lee McCulloch, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
The offside flag is raised against Vladimir Weiss. Graeme Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Naismith on Richie Towell. Free kick taken by Richie Towell.
Kevin McBride booked. Madjid Bougherra finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Rangers.Unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Kevin McBride results in a free kick. Vladimir Weiss provided the assist for the goal.
Shot by Daniel Galbraith from 30 yards. Allan McGregor makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Richie Towell.
Francis Dickoh fouled by Nikica Jelavic, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
Centre by Sasa Papac, save made by Graeme Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Murray on Nikica Jelavic. Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Lee McCulloch results in a free kick. Kevin McBride delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
The offside flag is raised against Colin Nish. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francis Dickoh. Francis Dickoh restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Nikica Jelavic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
The ball is delivered by Merouane Zemmama.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith by Sasa Papac. Richie Towell takes the free kick.
Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Paul Hanlon crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Lee McCulloch.
Lee McCulloch fouled by John Rankin, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.
Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Nikica Jelavic. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.
Vladimir Weiss produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Rankin by Lee McCulloch. Merouane Zemmama takes the direct free kick.
The referee gets the match started.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The match has reached full-time.
Scott could make Hibs bow
Martin Scott, Colin Calderwood's first signing as Hibernian boss, is in contention to make his debut in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Rangers at Easter Road.
The midfielder, signed from Ross County, could be joined in the squad by Matt Thornhill, who is set to sign imminently from Nottingham Forest and trained with Hibs on Monday despite an ankle injury.
Liam Miller is set to be restored following suspension, Lewis Stevenson could play despite a broken bone in his foot and Edwin de Graaf (groin) could also take part.
Kevin McCann, who has returned from a loan spell with Inverness with an injured knee, is the only definite absentee.
Darryl Duffy is confident he can solve Hibs' goalscoring drought and aims to hit the net against his former club.
Hibs are yet to score in 2011 - a run of five games, including two against Irn-Bru Second Division Ayr - as Calderwood has been unable to halt a slide which leaves him with a record of two wins and 10 defeats from 15 games as boss.
But Duffy, who has made four starts and two substitute appearances for 11th-placed Hibs, hopes a reversal in fortunes is close.
He said: "We just seem to be going through one of those spells where we can't stop conceding goals at the back and we can't score goals at the other end.
"Everybody's working hard every day in training. We just need a result and hopefully we'll turn a corner from there.
"We need to try and stay as upbeat as possible and take our chances when they come.
"I'm confident enough in my own ability that I can score goals and get Hibs up the right end of the table.
"To get my first goal for my new club is the biggest thing, but if you can get it against a former club it's a nice wee added bonus."
Rangers manager Walter Smith has no fresh injury worries.
Smith`s side came through Saturday`s defeat to Hearts unscathed, while Nikica Jelavic is nearing his first start after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Long-term casualty Kirk Broadfoot is still out of action with a foot problem.
Gers back on track with Hibs win
Nikica Jelavic marked his first start in almost four months with a goal as Rangers steered their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title charge back on track with a win over Hibernian.
The striker, back after ankle surgery, has been tipped to fill the void left by Kenny Miller's departure and he rose to the challenge at Easter Road, after Madjid Bougherra set the ball rolling with the opener in a 2-0 win.
The victory saw Rangers bounce back from defeat to Hearts at the weekend, while Hibs remain in the relegation zone after failing to repeat their impressive win over the Scottish champions at Ibrox the last time the two clubs met.
As well as Jelavic, Vladimir Weiss was also drafted into the side and Maurice Edu and Kyle Lafferty were dropped to the bench for Rangers.
Richie Towell made his debut for Hibs, after joining on loan from Celtic this week, and Colin Nish was also given the nod for the home side as Steven Thicot and Darryl Duffy were named among the substitutes.
The game was less than a minute old when Weiss embarked on a surging run from deep in his own half into the opposition box before delivering across the face of goal where Steven Naismith just failed to connect at the back post.
The pair combined again when Weiss squared from the left and Naismith bore down on goal only for goalkeeper Graeme Smith to race off his line and save well at the Rangers player's feet before he could unleash a clean shot.
Jelavic then attempted to turn provider for Naismith but he took a touch that was just too heavy and again allowed Smith to smother, before Allan McGregor gathered a tame shot from Danny Galbraith at the other end.
Rangers had looked the team most likely to find the back of the net and they opened the scoring with 26 minutes gone.
Weiss dusted himself off after winning a free-kick and lofted into the packed box where a headed clearance fell kindly for Bougherra to send an angled volley into the bottom corner.
The visitors could have doubled their advantage when Weiss whipped a tempting cross from the right into the path of Jelavic but he was just too slow to connect with the goal at his mercy.
However, the Croatian hitman was on the scoresheet after 35 minutes when he pounced on a poor back-pass from Towell before coolly rounding Smith and slotting into the empty net from six yards.
Hibs emerged for the second half determined to haul themselves back into the game and Ian Murray was not too far away with a ferocious volley from the edge of the area that was gratefully blocked by McGregor.
The Rangers goalkeeper was called into action again, this time to parry a curling Merouane Zemmama free-kick past his right-hand post after Jamie Ness had felled Galbraith 25 yards out.
Hibs had replaced Kevin McBride with Edwin de Graaf at the break and they also threw David Wotherspoon and Derek Riordan into the action with just over an hour gone. Edu then replaced Weiss for Rangers.
Jelavic was withdrawn for Lafferty seconds after picking up a booking for clashing with Paul Hanlon, who was also booked for his part in the altercation.
Rangers could have ended any hopes of a comeback when Naismith tried to pick out Lafferty as he bore down on goal but Smith intercepted and swiped to safety before he could stab home.
The big striker then turned provider with a cut-back for Steven Davis who saw his point-blank shot denied by a great save from the goalkeeper, as Rangers held on for the points anyway.
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