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  • Date:13 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:6,623
  • Jelavic - pen (60) Edu (67)

Live Commentary

92:53 +2.53

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Tom Aldred gets a block in.


Greg Tansey concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Naismith. Steven Naismith takes the free kick.


Gregg Wylde produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.


Shot by Shane Sutherland from 18 yards. Blocked by Jamie Ness.


Short corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line.


Unfair challenge on Gregg Wylde by Greg Tansey results in a free kick. Greg Tansey is shown a yellow card. Lee Wallace takes the direct free kick.


Effort from inside the area by Steven Davis misses to the left of the goal.


Dorin Goian concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Hayes. Greg Tansey shoots direct from the free kick.


The referee penalises Kirk Broadfoot for handball. Jonathan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.


Shot by Greg Tansey from outside the box goes over the target.


Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan Hayes from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kirk Broadfoot.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Maurice Edu. Maurice Edu is shown a red card. Greg Tansey takes the direct free kick.


The official flags Palazon Juanma Ortiz offside. (Rangers) makes a substitution, with Gregg Wylde coming on for Palazon Juanma Ortiz. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.


Shane Sutherland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Doran.


Steven Naismith produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.


Tom Aldred concedes a Penalty for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. A brilliant save by Ryan Esson from penalty by Nikica Jelavic. Inverness CT 0-1 Rangers.Maurice Edu finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 0-2 Rangers.Assist by Nikica Jelavic.


Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis.


Owain Tudur Jones goes off and Nick Ross comes on.


Steven Naismith has a drilled shot. Save by Ryan Esson.


(Inverness CT) makes a substitution, with Tom Aldred coming on for Gregory Tade.


Assist on the goal came from Steven Naismith.


Power penalty scored by Nikica Jelavic. Inverness CT 0-1 Rangers.


Penalty awarded for a foul by Ross Tokely on Steven Naismith. The referee shows Ross Tokely a red card for professional foul.


Shot from just outside the box by Gregory Tade goes over the target.


Jonathan Hayes sends in a cross.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Dorin Goian. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jonathan Hayes from right wing. The referee blows for offside. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.


Foul by Dorin Goian on Gregory Tade, free kick awarded. Thomas Piermayr takes the free kick.

47:08 +2.08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Richie Foran. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Owain Tudur Jones, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dorin Goian by Richie Foran. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.


Unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Jamie Ness restarts play with the free kick.

46:04 +1.04

Jonathan Hayes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.


A cross is delivered by Lee Wallace, clearance by Ross Tokely.


Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Tokely. Maurice Edu receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.


Aaron Doran crosses the ball.


Jamie Ness has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.


Foul by Ross Perry on Richie Foran, free kick awarded. Aaron Doran restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Greg Tansey. Direct free kick taken by Steven Naismith.


The ball is delivered by Palazon Juanma Ortiz, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Gregory Tade. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.


Ross Perry on for Kyle Bartley.


Thomas Piermayr concedes a free kick for a foul on Palazon Juanma Ortiz. Free kick crossed by Steven Davis, clearance by Greg Tansey.


The referee cautions Kyle Bartley for unsporting behaviour.


Jonathan Hayes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Steven Davis takes the free kick.


Aaron Doran is caught offside. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.


Maurice Edu produces a cross, comfortable save by Ryan Esson.


Aaron Doran takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Allan McGregor makes a comfortable save.


Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the left by-line, clearance by Ross Tokely.


Foul by Thomas Piermayr on Nikica Jelavic, free kick awarded. Lee Wallace produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Wallace from the right by-line.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hogg by Steven Naismith. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.


Greg Tansey takes a shot. Blocked by Dorin Goian.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikica Jelavic on Ross Tokely. Chris Hogg takes the direct free kick.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Wallace from the right by-line, clearance by Gregory Tade.


Palazon Juanma Ortiz fouled by Thomas Piermayr, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Thomas Piermayr for unsporting behaviour. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hayes on Kirk Broadfoot. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.


A cross is delivered by Lee Wallace.

Match Preview

Duo ruled out for Inverness Kenny Gillet and David Proctor have been ruled out of Inverness' Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Rangers. The duo picked up hamstring injuries in the 3-3 draw at Dunfermline last weekend, with manager Terry Butcher expecting Proctor to be out for months, rather than weeks. Billy McKay and Josh Meekings (both ankle) are out and must wait for their debuts, while midfielder Lee Cox (pelvis) remains absent. Rangers are boosted by the return of Dorin Goian. The defender has recovered from a hamstring problem but skipper David Weir is likely to remain on the sidelines with a similar injury. Sasa Papac has also been ruled out of the trip to the Highlands through illness, while a question mark remains over the availability of Steven Whittaker, who has a broken toe. Kyle Bartley is set to be added to the squad after joining on loan for a second time from Arsenal. Steven Naismith believes Scotland's midweek friendly against Denmark can only help boost his performances for Rangers. The Ibrox midfielder was given 74 minutes at Hampden on Wednesday night as the Scots ran out 2-1 winners against the Danes. Naismith says he is grateful for as much game-time as possible as he bids to improve his match sharpness with Rangers facing so many important games. As well as the defence of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League title, the Scottish champions face a Europa League qualifier against Maribor next week after crashing out of Champions League qualifying to Malmo. Naismith said: "It does help. The more games you get early on, it definitely does help players who are playing in Scotland. "It was a quick pre-season and a quick start to the season and, at the moment, what everybody needs is match time. "It's another 70-odd minutes that I got in the Scotland game so I'm definitely happy." Naismith has been on impressive form so far, netting twice already in the SPL ahead of the early kick-off at Inverness. He added: "I've been happy with my form and happy with scoring a couple of goals. "I could maybe have had a few more but getting into the positions is the main thing. "At the start of the season you are still not as sharp as you could be but hopefully if I keep getting into the positions I will score more times than I miss."

Formation:442Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 442Manager: Walter Smith


  • Ryan Esson
  • Thomas Piermayr
  • Ross Tokely
  • Chris Hogg
  • Graeme Shinnie
  • Jonathan Hayes
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Greg Tansey
  • Aaron Doran
  • Richie Foran
  • Gregory Tade
  • SUBS
  • Jonny Tuffey
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Nick Ross
  • Gavin Morrison
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Tom Aldred
  • Martin Laing



Match Report

Mixed day for Rangers Maurice Edu grabbed the headlines with a goal and a red card as Rangers defeated Inverness 2-0 in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on a day when both sides were reduced to 10 men. Ross Tokely saw red for the Highlanders as Nikica Jelavic converted from the resultant penalty before Edu was also dismissed, having netted the rebound after Jelavic was denied with a second spot-kick. The three points were a major boost for the Scottish champions at a tough venue but they were left facing a defensive crisis when Kyle Bartley - who last week agreed a second loan spell from Arsenal - limped out of the action in the first half. With skipper David Weir still sidelined and Steven Whittaker out with a broken toe, Lee McCulloch was also added to the list of injuries after suffering a knee problem ahead of the match, with Rangers director of football Gordon Smith confirming in an interview with BBC Scotland before the game that they have now withdrawn their interest in Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar. Bartley initially started in the heart of defence alongside Dorin Goian, who recovered from a hamstring injury, while Jamie Ness made his first SPL appearance of the season after being drafted into the midfield for the clash in the Highlands and Kirk Broadfoot also started. Caley Thistle made one change from their draw against Dunfermline last week, with Graeme Shinnie replacing the injured Kenny Gillet. Once the match was under way, Jelavic had the ball in the back of the net with just three minutes gone after pouncing on an Edu pass, but the offside flag was raised. Rangers were handed a free-kick on the edge of the area when Jelavic was fouled by Tokely but Lee Wallace's effort was blocked by the wall, before the rebound from Ness was deflected wide. Inverness had a decent chance of their own when Jonny Hayes embarked on an impressive run before setting up the shot for Aaron Doran, but his effort was weak and comfortably smothered by goalkeeper Allan McGregor. Gregory Tade found himself one on one with McGregor only for the Rangers number one to claim possession before the Inverness forward could unleash the shot. Rangers were dealt a major blow after 33 minutes when Bartley was forced out of the action following a challenge from Tade and was replaced by youngster Ross Perry. Inverness could have snatched the opener just before the break but Richie Foran just failed to connect with a Doran cross in front of goal. The Highlanders still looked dangerous after the restart and Tade was not too far away with a 25-yard drive that dipped just over the crossbar. But the match swung in Rangers' favour when Tokely was dismissed for a challenge on Steven Naismith in the box as the referee pointed to the spot. Jelavic stepped up for the penalty and kept his cool to convert the pressure kick and hand the visitors the advantage with 60 minutes gone. Rangers were awarded another spot-kick, this time for a Shinnie foul on Goian. Jelavic was denied his second goal of the day by a decent save from goalkeeper Ryan Esson but Edu was first to react and rifle home the rebound after 68 minutes. However, the American's joy turned to despair with 75 minutes gone when he was sent off after being shown a second yellow card for a challenge on Nick Ross. Substitute Gregg Wylde - whose future at Ibrox has been the subject of much speculation - could have wrapped up the win but blasted well over late on. end

Form Guide

  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Rangers
  • DW

Last Meetings

  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 18/01/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 11/12/2010
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 30/10/2010
  • Rangers
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 04/03/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 04/01/2009
  • Rangers
  • 5 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 01/11/2008

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • G Tansey 2
  • J Hayes 1


  • SJ Naismith 2
  • N Jelavic 1


Inverness CT

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins