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John Fleck takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield.
Gregg Wylde delivers the ball, Rory McArdle gets a block in.
Foul by Ryan Jack on Kirk Broadfoot, free kick awarded. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Kenny Miller, Clark Robertson makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the right by-line to the near post, Jamie Langfield makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenny Miller. Clark Robertson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Young on Madjid Bougherra. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee McCulloch goes wide right of the target.
Josh Magennis concedes a free kick for a foul on Madjid Bougherra. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Lee McCulloch from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target. Yoann Folly leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Magennis.
The ball is delivered by Gregg Wylde.
Centre by Rory McArdle, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Zander Diamond on Steven Whittaker. Zander Diamond receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Ryan Jack makes a clearance. Short corner taken by John Fleck from the left by-line. Shot by Gregg Wylde from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
David Weir challenges Paul Hartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Sone Aluko from the free kick. Gregg Wylde is brought on as a substitute for Vladimir Weiss.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Vernon by Kirk Broadfoot. Paul Hartley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.
Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Steven Naismith produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Sone Aluko results in a free kick. Lee McCulloch takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Clark Robertson by Steven Davis results in a free kick. Chris Maguire leaves the field to be replaced by Derek Young. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by John Fleck, Lee McCulloch has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Kenny Miller takes a shot. Fantastic save by Jamie Langfield. Vladimir Weiss takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Paul Hartley.
Steven Naismith fouled by Chris Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
John Fleck produces a left-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Kirk Broadfoot.
Effort on goal by Rory McArdle from just inside the area clears the bar.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Whittaker. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory McArdle on Vladimir Weiss. Vladimir Weiss produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jamie Langfield.
Steven Whittaker crosses the ball.
Chris Maguire produces a cross, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.
Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Lee McCulloch results in a free kick. Lee McCulloch is booked. Paul Hartley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.
Effort from the edge of the area by Kenny Miller goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is sent over by Chris Maguire, Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in. Corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line to the near post.
Scott Vernon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
Unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Chris Maguire results in a free kick. Madjid Bougherra is booked. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Whittaker fouled by Clark Robertson, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken by Kenny Miller is saved by Jamie Langfield. Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen.Corner taken left-footed by John Fleck, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by Vladimir Weiss, blocked by Zander Diamond.
Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
Madjid Bougherra crosses the ball, Jamie Langfield makes a save.
Madjid Bougherra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yoann Folly. The ball is delivered by Paul Hartley, Rory McArdle has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Centre by John Fleck, Jamie Langfield makes a save.
Vladimir Weiss produces a cross, clearance by Jerel Ifil.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Steven Whittaker. Clark Robertson takes the direct free kick.
Rory McArdle delivers the ball.
Vladimir Weiss fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen.
Kirk Broadfoot crosses the ball, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by John Fleck, clearance made by Zander Diamond.
The referee blows for offside. Lee McCulloch takes the free kick.
Kenny Miller challenges Rory McArdle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maguire.
Vladimir Weiss fouled by Rory McArdle, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kirk Broadfoot.
Zander Diamond fouled by John Fleck, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.
Steven Naismith fouled by Sone Aluko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Naismith.
Chris Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Vladimir Weiss. Chris Maguire shown a yellow card. Kirk Broadfoot takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, Kenny Miller scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen.Vladimir Weiss provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, Clark Robertson gets a block in.
Scott Vernon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Weir takes the direct free kick.
Shot from inside the six-yard box by Kenny Miller goes wide right of the target.
Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Zander Diamond gets a block in. Corner from left by-line taken by Vladimir Weiss.
Ryan Jack takes a shot. Steven Whittaker gets a block in.
Paul Hartley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Steven Naismith manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Clark Robertson, Steven Naismith makes a clearance.
Effort from the edge of the area by Steven Whittaker goes wide of the right-hand post.
Centre by Steven Naismith, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Naismith on Chris Maguire. Steven Naismith shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sone Aluko, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.
Madjid Bougherra delivers the ball, save by Jamie Langfield.
The ball is sent over by Steven Davis, Kenny Miller takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot by Ryan Jack results in a free kick. Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Ryan Jack.
Steven Davis delivers the ball, Zander Diamond makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Scott Vernon. Kirk Broadfoot takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, save by Jamie Langfield.
Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Chris Maguire results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kirk Broadfoot.
A cross is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, clearance made by Jerel Ifil.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
It is the end of the first-half.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee brings the game to a close.
Davis wary of dangerous Dons
Steven Davis believes the pressure will be off Aberdeen when they travel to Ibrox on Saturday to take on Rangers.
The Dons face the daunting task of another trip to Glasgow just seven days after suffering a club record 9-0 defeat against Celtic.
A midweek loss to Inverness succeeded only in heaping further pressure on their manager Mark McGhee, before the board eventually gave him a vote of confidence.
But, with few backing Aberdeen to resurrect their fortunes immediately with a win against Rangers, Davis warned they could be more dangerous than ever.
"I think we will get our usual game against Aberdeen," said the midfielder.
"In many ways, for them, it gives them a little bit of a breather coming to Ibrox.
"Probably a lot of people are not expecting them to come here and get a result.
"There has been a lot of pressure on them recently and it maybe gives them the chance to come and set out their stall and try and get a result.
"That will make it even more difficult for us and we will be aware of that."
Aberdeen often save their best performances for games against Rangers, but Davis says the same applies to most teams in the SPL.
He added: "Any team in the league, when we play against them, raises their game.
"We have definitely found that over the course of the last couple of seasons.
"There is obviously a bit of rivalry between Aberdeen and ourselves as well, so we expect another difficult game."
Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu will miss the clash but the knee injury he suffered in the midweek defeat by Hibernian is not serious.
Sasa Papac will also miss out with a head wound while Lee McCulloch is expected to overcome a knee knock.
Andy Webster, James Beattie and Nikica Jelavic remain on the sidelines while Ricky Foster misses out under the terms of his loan agreement from Aberdeen.
While the Dons will be seeking a much-needed morale boost, Davis knows boss Walter Smith will demand a positive reaction from his own players.
The Scottish champions suffered their first SPL defeat of the season to a struggling Hibernian side in midweek, after being held at Ibrox by Inverness.
Davis said: "You are going to get these disappointments throughout the course of the season and it's really about how you react to them.
"It was a disappointing result against Inverness and the Hibs game has added to that, so we need to put together a good run of results again."
Aberdeen will be without the injured Darren Mackie and Andrius Velicka, who is ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of his contract.
However, skipper Paul Hartley returns after serving his suspension.
Dons manager McGhee insists he never considered taking the "easy option" of walking away from his job despite a week of intense pressure.
Reports suggested Tuesday's game against Inverness was a must-win to save his position but, following lengthy discussions, the board opted to back their boss.
McGhee is now determined to prove his doubters wrong after receiving the vote of confidence.
He said: "It would have been an easy option for me to decide I'd had enough of this. I've got a contract and that's worth money to me.
"I could have taken that and been gone and be sitting with my feet up in Brighton and maybe this weekend fly off to Vegas to my brother-in-law's for a couple of weeks and wonder how Aberdeen were getting on back home.
"But that never entered my mind, I was determined to see this through and to try and prove that what I believe can happen here is true.
"That's going to take time, it's going to take a huge amount of effort and it's going to continue to be difficult for me because there are people who have made their minds up.
"I've got to live with that but I'm determined to prove those people wrong."
Asked how tough the last couple of days have been for him, McGhee replied: "Of course it's been difficult but let's not get carried away. It's business, everyone's got their issues.
"We are all under pressure and I don't imagine the pressure that I've had this week is any different from the pressure that any of us get in our jobs.
"It's part and parcel of the job. Sometimes it's very good and sometimes it can be very pressured but I think I've learned to manage that pressure.
"I'm not saying I don't feel it and don't think that I didn't lie awake staring at the ceiling this week, but I still manage to see the full picture and I think that's what you've got to do."
Aberdeen condemned to another Old Firm defeat
Aberdeen suffered their second defeat at the hands of the Old Firm in a week as Rangers ran out 2-0 winners in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Ibrox.
The victory may not have been quite as emphatic as Celtic's 9-0 thrashing of the Dons seven days ago but was enough to allow the Scottish champions to increase their lead at the summit to four points.
Goals from Kenny Miller and Vladimir Weiss sealed the win for Walter Smith's men, albeit Miller failed to covert from the penalty spot just before the interval.
Rangers made three changes from the side who lost to Hibernian in midweek for the visit of Aberdeen. Sasa Papac and Maurice Edu were both injured, with John Fleck, Weiss and Kirk Broadfoot added to the team.
Kyle Lafferty apparently picked up an injury in the warm-up as Rangers named just six substitutes.
Aberdeen were boosted by the return of skipper Paul Hartley but Darren Mackie missed out through injury and Andrius Velicka was ineligible under the terms of his loan deal.
Rangers had the best of the chances early on, with Weiss trying his luck with a shot that was smothered at the near post by goalkeeper Jamie Langfield.
Steven Davis then set up Lee McCulloch for a header from point-blank range that the goalkeeper did well to block.
Steven Naismith picked up the first booking of the game for a challenge on Chris Maguire, before Steven Whittaker rippled the side netting with an angled drive.
The breakthrough came after 22 minutes when Weiss cut inside from the left and lofted into the path of Miller who sent a back header past the grasp of Langfield.
Maguire followed Whittaker into the referee's book for a foul on Weiss, before Rangers doubled their lead after 32 minutes.
Miller's cutback found Fleck in the box but his effort was blocked before falling for Weiss to unleash a ferocious shot that took a slight deflection before nestling in the bottom corner.
Rangers should have increased their lead further four minutes before the break when referee Calum Murray pointed to the spot after Zander Diamond fouled Whittaker in the box.
Miller stepped up for the spot-kick, looking for his 16th of the season, but Langfield did well to dive to his left and punch to safety.
Aberdeen tried to win a penalty of their own shortly after the restart when Scott Vernon went to ground under pressure from Madjid Bougherra but the referee ignored the claims.
Miller could have made amends for his poor spot-kick attempt with a well-struck shot that fizzed across the face of goal and just past the post.
Langfield was then called into action to block a powerful free-kick from distance from Weiss, with the winger also keen to add to his tally for the day.
Rangers were desperate for the third goal to snuff out any hope of a Dons comeback and Bougherra found Miller with a lovely long ball and the striker looked set to add to his tally only for Langfield to come to the rescue.
Miller then spurned another decent chance when he collected a chipped cross from Whittaker only to stab wide from just six yards out.
Weiss was replaced by Gregg Wylde with 15 minutes to go and the youngster was not too far away when he met a long, low corner from Fleck and rifled just over the crossbar.
Rangers were able to hold on for the win, while Hamilton's defeat to Inverness prevented Aberdeen from slipping to bottom of the table.
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