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  • Date:22 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:12:15
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
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Goal!

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94:00 +4.00

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis.

92:10 +2.10

Kenny Miller gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-3 Rangers.Steven Davis provided the assist for the goal.

89:13

Daniel Galbraith concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Naismith. Direct free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.

88:47

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Allan McGregor.

86:36

Daniel Galbraith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss. The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss, Maurice Edu takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss, Sasa Papac takes a shot. Chris Hogg makes a clearance.

86:18

Chris Hogg produces a cross, David Weir makes a clearance.

84:58

Steven Naismith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith. Liam Miller restarts play with the free kick. Daniel Galbraith delivers the ball, clearance by Sasa Papac. Daniel Galbraith decides to take the corner short.

84:02

Effort from 30 yards by Liam Miller. David Weir gets a block in.

82:56

Effort from 12 yards by Steven Naismith. Save by Mark Brown. Corner taken by Steven Davis.

81:15

Daniel Galbraith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

80:16

Madjid Bougherra challenges Liam Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Madjid Bougherra is given a yellow card. Mark Brown takes the free kick.

78:30

Steven Naismith challenges John Rankin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Stokes has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Steven Naismith. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Galbraith from the right by-line to the near post, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.

75:36

Unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by John Rankin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

74:45

John Rankin crosses the ball.

73:25

The ball is delivered by David Wotherspoon.

73:09

Sasa Papac challenges David Wotherspoon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Miller.

72:46

Kenny Miller crosses the ball.

72:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wotherspoon on Vladimir Weiss. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from left wing, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

70:50

Daniel Galbraith crosses the ball.

69:20

Goal scored by Kenny Miller from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 0-2 Rangers.Assist by Vladimir Weiss.

67:34

Paul Hanlon goes off and Colin Nish comes on. Michael Hart goes off and John Rankin comes on.

66:25

Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball, Michael Hart manages to make a clearance.

65:06

Vladimir Weiss joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Beattie.

64:43

James Beattie challenges Souleymane Bamba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

63:12

Drilled left-footed shot by Sasa Papac. Blocked by Liam Miller. Kenny Miller finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Rangers.Assist by James Beattie.

62:45

Sasa Papac fouled by Anthony Stokes, the ref awards a free kick. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

62:19

Sasa Papac delivers the ball, save by Mark Brown.

60:54

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line, clearance by Paul Hanlon.

60:19

The ball is swung over by Paul Hanlon.

59:18

The ball is delivered by Kenny Miller, save made by Mark Brown.

58:53

The ball is delivered by Steven Naismith, Chris Hogg manages to make a clearance.

58:29

Unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Anthony Stokes results in a free kick. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.

56:40

Michael Hart sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Stokes misses to the right of the target.

55:17

Daniel Galbraith comes on in place of Derek Riordan.

53:29

Unfair challenge on Kenny Miller by Chris Hogg results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

52:37

Edwin De Graaf concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Whittaker. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.

51:29

The ball is delivered by Steven Naismith, Close range header by Kenny Miller goes over the crossbar.

47:36

The ball is sent over by Anthony Stokes, clearance by Sasa Papac. Corner from the right by-line taken by Derek Riordan, Shot by Liam Miller. Blocked by Steven Davis.

46:52

Shot from 35 yards by Derek Riordan. Allan McGregor makes a save.

45:21

The referee penalises Kenny Miller for handball. Chris Hogg takes the free kick.

45:04 +0.04

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, Mark Brown makes a save.

43:07

Kyle Lafferty challenges Liam Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Lafferty shown a red card. Kevin McBride is sent off by the referee for violent conduct. Chris Hogg takes the free kick.

42:23

Kyle Lafferty concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Miller. Kevin McBride takes the free kick.

40:10

Header at goal by Steven Davis, Chris Hogg makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

39:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Steven Naismith. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Whittaker.

36:49

Sasa Papac challenges Liam Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Derek Riordan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Outswinging corner taken by Derek Riordan, Maurice Edu makes a clearance.

36:27

Unfair challenge on Kevin McBride by Steven Naismith results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

35:06

Booking for Liam Miller for dissent.

34:52

Derek Riordan goes into the referee's book. Allan McGregor receives a yellow card.

34:03

Paul Hanlon delivers the ball, Allan McGregor fouled by Derek Riordan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

34:03

The ball is sent over by Paul Hanlon, Allan McGregor makes a save.

33:04

The ball is swung over by Sasa Papac, Michael Hart gets a block in.

32:34

The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker, blocked by Paul Hanlon.

31:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenny Miller. Chris Hogg takes the indirect free kick.

30:59

Chris Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Beattie. Kenny Miller takes the free kick.

30:44

Derek Riordan takes a shot from 30 yards. Steven Whittaker gets a block in.

28:23

Anthony Stokes concedes a free kick for a foul on Sasa Papac. Free kick crossed by Sasa Papac, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba. Corner taken by Steven Davis. The ball is crossed by Kenny Miller, blocked by Chris Hogg.

28:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sasa Papac by Anthony Stokes. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sasa Papac from left wing, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line.

26:10

The ball is delivered by Derek Riordan, Steven Whittaker gets a block in.

24:04

The ball is sent over by Paul Hanlon.

23:22

The official flags James Beattie offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

20:24

Liam Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis. David Weir takes the free kick.

18:54

Derek Riordan takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the goal.

18:30

Sasa Papac crosses the ball, save made by Mark Brown.

15:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Kevin McBride. Maurice Edu restarts play with the free kick.

14:56

Souleymane Bamba fouled by Kenny Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

13:30

Foul by Steven Whittaker on Derek Riordan, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Derek Riordan from left wing, clearance by James Beattie.

10:18

Foul by Anthony Stokes on Madjid Bougherra, free kick awarded. Madjid Bougherra restarts play with the free kick.

9:49

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker.

8:37

Michael Hart sends in a cross. Shot by Derek Riordan from 12 yards. Save made by Allan McGregor.

7:37

The offside flag is raised against Anthony Stokes. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

7:25

The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, Liam Miller manages to make a clearance.

5:41

Edwin De Graaf concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Lafferty. Kyle Lafferty restarts play with the free kick.

4:09

Foul by James Beattie on Chris Hogg, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hogg.

3:31

Derek Riordan takes a shot from 35 yards clearing the bar.

3:03

Centre by Anthony Stokes, clearance made by David Weir.

2:18

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

1:56

The offside flag is raised against Anthony Stokes. Madjid Bougherra takes the indirect free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half has started.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Hughes has clean bill of Hibs health Hibernian manager John Hughes has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Rangers. Defender Ian Murray will serve the second of his two-match ban in a game which will mark the opening of the Easter Road club's new East Stand. Goalkeeper Graham Stack and striker Colin Nish recovered from calf injuries to play in last weekend's victory over Motherwell and are expected to be included against Rangers. Hughes has urged his players to show the club is progressing on the field as well as off it. While Hughes wants his team to be inspired by their new surroundings as the East Stand opens, he is keen to remind them that their principle aim is to keep picking up results on the pitch to ensure the supporters want to return. Hughes, whose side opened the campaign with a 3-2 victory at Motherwell last Sunday, said: "In the current financial climate, Hibs are still forging ahead by building the new stand and a new pitch, and we're still a work in progress. "We have to make sure on the pitch we play a style of football that I think the fans want to see and hopefully it can bring us success. "The new stand certainly inspires us but it's all about bringing success. "It shows you the way the club is evolving. "The first home game was in Europe against NK Maribor and although the stand wasn't open at the time, it gave the players a lift. "But it's all about the game, the rest of it takes care of itself. "It's the same when you go and play in these wonderful stadia through in Glasgow, you have to make sure you concentrate on your football. "The players appreciate the hard work that's gone on with the stadium. "To keep playing at that stadium for a number of years you have to go out there and put in man-of-the-match performances. "I think there is a real appreciation of that, of where the club has come from and where it's going, and to be part of that for many years let's go and put on a show." The completion of the new stand brings the capacity of Easter Road up to 20,250 and Hughes, whose side have lost their last five home matches in all competition, wants visiting teams to be intimated by the arena. He added: "We need to turn it into a fortress, we talk about the infrastructure and everything that's going on at this club. "We need to make sure it's more intimidating although I think the fans will be proud of it on Sunday when they come along." New Rangers signing Vladimir Weiss will go straight into the squad. The on-loan Manchester City winger could make his debut at Easter Road but Nikica Jelavic will need to apply for a work permit meaning he will be unavailable even if his move to the Scottish champions is completed this weekend. Steven Davis is back after missing last week's game through illness and Andy Webster has returned to training but Lee McCulloch is still suspended. Weiss is confident his loan move will boost his career in the long-term despite warnings about the standard of the SPL. Celtic boss Neil Lennon - who had also targeted the Manchester City winger - this week spoke of the difficulties he has faced in luring potential signings north of the border because of what he believes to be false perceptions of Scottish football. Weiss may have opted for Old Firm rivals Rangers instead of the Hoops but fully expects to be challenged in his new surroundings as he prepares to go straight into the squad. He said: "People were telling me that this league is not as hard as the Premier League or they were comparing it to the Championship. "I've seen a lot of games and playing for a club like Rangers is a pleasure for me. I don't think this league is easy at all. "I've had friends from Slovakia who have played in this league and everybody told me that this league is tough and I can learn a lot this season. "Rangers want to win the league and I want to win every game in the league. I want to get to the last 16 of the Champions League and go on from there. "What I want to do is play week in, week out. At my age, I think that's what I need. "That's why I came here, to get football and get some more experience."

Formation:442Manager: John Hughes

Hibernian

Formation: 442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

  • Mark Brown
  • Michael Hart
  • Chris Hogg
  • Souleymane Bamba
  • Paul Hanlon
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Liam Miller
  • Kevin McBride
  • Edwin De Graaf
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Derek Riordan
  • SUBS
  • Graeme Smith
  • Colin Nish
  • John Rankin
  • Steven Thicot
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Daniel Galbraith
  • David Stephens

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Match Report

Miller time for Rangers Kenny Miller's scoring streak continued as he claimed a hat-trick to hand 10-man Rangers a 3-0 victory over Hibernian in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. The striker scored three times in the second half to secure the points and add to the goal he netted in last week's opening day win over Kilmarnock. Both teams had witnessed dismissals just before half-time when Kyle Lafferty and Kevin McBride were shown straight red cards for violent conduct, albeit Walter Smith's men looked sharper after the break despite playing with 10 men. New signing Vladimir Weiss had to settle for a place on the bench for this clash. The on-loan Manchester City winger completed his move to the Scottish champions on Thursday but was named among the substitutes for the visit to Easter Road. The Slovakia international was introduced after the break and impressed, setting up the second goal. Fellow new recruit James Beattie retained his place in the starting line-up after making his debut last week, while Steven Davis was also added to the side after recovering from a virus. Hibs were again without the suspended Ian Murray, as they marked the official opening of their impressive new East Stand with the visit of the Ibrox side. The game started at a frantic pace and Derek Riordan tried to lob goalkeeper Allan McGregor from all of 30 yards but the attempt was too ambitious and dropped harmlessly over the crossbar. Riordan had another chance but mis-kicked this time and the ball fell for Michael Hart, who tried to set up Anthony Stokes for a close-range header at the far post but McGregor got just enough of a touch to swipe to safety. Rangers gradually began to gain more possession of the ball but were struggling to create much in the way of clear-cut chances, with Hibs goalkeeper Mark Brown rarely worked in the opening spell. Hibs fans then angrily claimed Madjid Bougherra handled a Riordan cross but referee Iain Brines appeared to make the right call when he ignored pleas for a penalty. Riordan and McGregor were both booked following an altercation after the Hibs man caught the goalkeeper on the chest while attempting to win the ball, with McGregor the subject of the home fans' wrath for clutching his head instead. The home side had another chance to pile on the pressure when Liam Miller won a free-kick 30 yards out. Riordan stepped up for the set-piece but saw his shot deflect wide and Hibs failed to capitalise on the corner. There was drama just two minutes before half-time when Lafferty and McBride were both shown straight red cards for violent conduct following a melee sparked by a poor challenge from Lafferty on Miller - an outcome which was more harsh on McBride than the Rangers player. Hibs wasted no time in threatening the Rangers goal after the restart, with Riordan's ferocious shot from distance blocked by the chest of McGregor before the goalkeeper smothered. At the other end, Rangers carved out their best chance so far when Steven Naismith whipped in a cross from the right only for Miller to nod over when he should really have hit the target. Hibs should have opened the scoring when Edwin de Graaf collected a ball from the right and looked set to leave the empty net bulging with McGregor caught off his line only for Bougherra to make an impressive intervention and snatch the ball from the foot of the Dutchman. It was Rangers who surged into the lead instead with 64 minutes gone. Sasa Papac's deflected shot was blocked but the ball fell for Beattie who cut-back for Miller to rifle high into the back of the net. Weiss was then introduced to the action for his debut two minutes later. Rangers fans were no doubt keen to see the Slovakia international in action after beating Old Firm rivals Celtic to his signature and they were not disappointment by his initial efforts. Weiss had a swift and positive impact on the game, exchanging a lovely one-two with Davis before delivering into the path of Miller and setting up the striker to slot home from six yards for his second of the day after 70 minutes. The Ibrox side could have put the game beyond their hosts had Brown not been alert to turn a Naismith shot past his upright, before pulling off a decent save to prevent a point-blank Maurice Edu header hitting the back of the net. However, he could not prevent Miller from completing his hat-trick after the striker latched on to a Davis pass and powered down the left before lashing past the Hibs goalkeeper in injury time.

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