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Corner taken by James Dayton from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Mohamadou Sissoko goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
David Silva fouled by Steven Saunders, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Silva, Darren Randolph makes a save.
Corner taken by David Silva, Manuel Pascali takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Randolph.
Nick Blackman concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamadou Sissoko. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
The offside flag is raised against Mohamadou Sissoko. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Robert McHugh results in a free kick. Ben Gordon restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from 20 yards by Tom Hateley. Save by Cameron Bell.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Dayton from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Liam Kelly misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Silva.
(Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Liam Kelly coming on for Craig Bryson.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley, comfortable save by Cameron Bell.
Foul by Robert McHugh on Ben Gordon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by David Silva results in a free kick. Jamie Murphy comes on in place of Chris Humphrey. Steven Saunders restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steve Jennings on James Dayton, free kick awarded. Steve Jennings receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jamie Hamill, Tom Hateley makes a clearance.
Centre by Steven Saunders, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
Conor Sammon fouled by Steven Saunders, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Conor Sammon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan. Stephen Craigan takes the free kick.
Conor Sammon delivers the ball, Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.
The free kick is swung in left-footed by James Dayton, Steve Jennings manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jonathan Page on David Silva, free kick awarded. The referee books Jonathan Page for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Craigan on for Jonathan Page.
James Dayton takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.
Drilled right-footed shot by James Dayton. Blocked by Jonathan Page.
Nick Blackman challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jamie Hamill, Steven Saunders makes a clearance.
Conor Sammon is brought on as a substitute for James Fowler.
Robert McHugh replaces Esteban Casagolda.
James Fowler produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Effort on goal by Marc Fitzpatrick from 18 yards. Cameron Bell makes a comfortable save.
The referee blows for offside against Daniele Invincibile. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Nick Blackman from 18 yards. Save made by Cameron Bell.
The ball is sent over by Stevie Hammell.
David Silva is caught offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Unfair challenge on Daniele Invincibile by Mark Reynolds results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Darren Randolph goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. James Fowler goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stevie Hammell by James Dayton. The referee cautions James Dayton for unsporting behaviour. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.
Daniele Invincibile challenges Steven Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Ben Gordon produces a cross, fantastic save by Darren Randolph.
Esteban Casagolda gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright. Craig Bryson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamadou Sissoko by Nick Blackman. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by James Dayton, Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Page.
A cross is delivered by Cameron Bell, clearance by Tom Hateley.
The ball is crossed by Chris Humphrey. Nick Blackman scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Motherwell.Esteban Casagolda provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, Headed effort from inside the area by Daniele Invincibile misses to the left of the goal.
David Silva produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Clearance by Steven Saunders.
Corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line.
Foul by Esteban Casagolda on Jamie Hamill, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Stevie Hammell concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniele Invincibile. Craig Bryson restarts play with the free kick.
David Silva is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Marc Fitzpatrick crosses the ball, comfortable save by Cameron Bell.
Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick on Manuel Pascali, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Saunders by Daniele Invincibile. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Foul by Stevie Hammell on James Dayton, free kick awarded. James Dayton delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Mark Reynolds.
James Fowler challenges Tom Hateley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Saunders takes the free kick.
Esteban Casagolda is adjudged to have handled the ball. Manuel Pascali restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by Daniele Invincibile. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
The ball is sent over by David Silva, clearance made by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Humphrey on Ben Gordon. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
Esteban Casagolda concedes a free kick for a foul on Manuel Pascali. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
James Dayton fouled by Stevie Hammell, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Stevie Hammell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
David Silva takes a inswinging corner.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Silva from the left by-line, clearance by Stevie Hammell.
A cross is delivered by James Dayton, clearance by Steve Jennings.
Tom Hateley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. David Silva takes the free kick.
Craig Bryson takes a shot. Darren Randolph gets a block in.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The game restarts for the second half.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Sissoko in for Kilmarnock
Mohamadou Sissoko will be added to the Kilmarnock squad for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Motherwell.
He could make his debut after completing a loan move from Udinese but Tim Clancy is suspended for the visit of the Steelmen.
Kilmarnock will also be without Mehdi Taouil and Alan Combe, who are both still recovering from double hernia surgery.
Motherwell will have Esteban Casagolda back in their squad.
The Spaniard missed Motherwell's 2-1 Europa League defeat in Odense as he was not registered in time to make the pool.
Motherwell are expected to have a full squad for the Rugby Park contest.
Motherwell striker Jamie Murphy is revelling in his football education on the big stage under Craig Brown and Archie Knox.
The 20-year-old became Motherwell's leading European goalscorer last month and then took his tally to seven in UEFA competition.
Murphy has been employed in a variety of roles already this season, playing out wide, as a lone frontman and as John Sutton's strike partner.
The Scotland Under-21 international looked in confident mood against Odense on Thursday as Brown moved him around to force the Danish side on to the back foot during Motherwell's 2-1 away defeat in their Europa League first-leg play-off.
"The gaffer has always got new tactics and formations," Murphy told Press Association Sport. "You learn as you go along but it's always enjoyable and good to play with the players you are up front with.
"You get to play in lots of different positions, you are always learning. That's all I want, to learn and become a better player for the team, and for the future as well."
The Lanarkshire club's chances of emulating their fifth-placed position took a blow at the end of the campaign when they lost creative midfielders Jim O'Brien and Giles Coke and failed to hold on to loan pair John Ruddy and Lukas Jutkiewicz.
However, Brown found a worthy successor to Ruddy in the shape of former Charlton goalkeeper Darren Randolph and on-loan Blackburn forward Nick Blackman has shown real promise in his two brief appearances.
Brown also signed Spanish forward Esteban Casagolda in time for their opening SPL defeat to Hibernian, and Motherwell's European form has offered encouragement after they knocked out Breidablik and Aalesund to put them on the verge of the group stages.
Murphy added: "We've lost a couple in the summer but the gaffer has brought some good players.
"We're confident in the season ahead and hopefully we'll get top six and push for Europe as well.
"Kilmarnock are always a tough team to play against but I'm sure, if we play well, we can get three points."
Blackman boosts Motherwell
Nick Blackman's first goal for Motherwell gave his side their maiden win of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season with a 1-0 victory at Kilmarnock.
The on-loan Blackburn striker, making his first start for the Fir Park club, turned home a Chris Humphrey cross from close range nine minutes before the interval.
It proved sufficient to settle a game largely lacking in real goalmouth action.
Manuel Pascali was denied a last-minute equaliser by an excellent Darren Randolph save, leaving Kilmarnock still searching for their first points of the campaign.
Craig Brown had one eye on Europe as he made four changes to his Motherwell side. Captain Stephen Craigan dropped to the bench along with Keith Lasley and Jamie Murphy, while striker John Sutton was left out of the squad altogether ahead of Thursday's delicately-poised Europa League playoff second leg against Odense.
The quartet were replaced in the starting line-up by Blackman, Esteban Casagolda, Marc Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Page.
New Kilmarnock defender Mohamadou Sissoko was handed a debut, replacing the benched Liam Kelly as the only adjustment to the Rugby Park side for Mixu Paatelainen's first home game.
Chances were at something of a premium in the opening stages, but the hosts carved the first of the game on nine minutes when James Dayton took possession on the right and made a good run to the byline, crossing for David Silva, only to see him head over the bar.
Danny Invincibile then did well to keep control and possession of the ball at the left corner, and Silva weaved inside to try a drive which ended up well off target.
Motherwell had their first shot shortly afterwards through Blackman, who fired narrowly over Cameron Bell's crossbar.
While the opening quarter was lively and featured some useful wing play from Dayton and Chris Humphrey, it lacked any dangerous penalty-box incursions from either side.
On the half-hour, Jamie Hamill fired in a cross from the right and Silva rose for a header which again finished off target.
The Portuguese player weaved inside once again moments later but his shot was put out for a corner after being cleared by an impressive diving header from Steven Saunders.
It was Motherwell who finally gave the game a much-needed goal nine minutes from the interval, Blackman breaking the deadlock by turning in a far-post cross from Humphrey which had been helped along the face of goal by strike partner Casagolda.
Craig Bryson immediately came close at the other end when he met a cross, only for Mark Reynolds to clear close to the line.
Randolph and James Fowler were both booked for a fracas as the players headed down the tunnel at the interval after tempers had frayed towards the end of the first half.
Kilmarnock attempted to find a route to goal to equalise after the break, but were frustrated first when Silva was flagged offside after being picked out by Fowler, and then when Invincibile tumbled under the challenge of Reynolds in the box.
Blackman carved a chance for himself when he kept possession and squeezed past Frazer Wright on the right touchline and bore down on goal, but his effort failed to trouble Bell in the home goal.
Motherwell then saw Humphrey send in another cross on the hour which Fitzpatrick swept goalwards, but Bell comfortably gathered.
Kilmarnock replaced Fowler with forward Conor Sammon just after the hour in pursuit of an equaliser, and it coincided with their best spell of pressure, including Dayton worrying the visiting defence with a swinging effort at the right-hand post in a busy box.
The hosts again came close when Hamill dispossessed Saunders and crossed from the left for Sammon, but Randolph smothered the ball before Invincibile could race in to bundle home.
Neither side looked likely to score again until a late flurry from both sides in the closing minutes.
The hosts had two corners five minutes from time, but the second saw substitute Liam Kelly head wide from Dayton's delivery from the right, while Tom Hateley tried a late curling strike for Motherwell but saw it beaten to safety by the home goalkeeper.
Manuel Pascali almost rescued a point for Kilmarnock with a tremendous effort following a short corner routine in the 90th minute, but Randolph produced a superb reflex block to seal his side's win.
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