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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:46,648
  • Edu (66)
    Edu (66)
  • Arnason (62)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde, Sone Aluko takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a brilliant save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Davis, Carlos Bocanegra takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown.

93mins

The ball is crossed by Sasa Papac, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.

92mins

Unfair challenge on Salim Kerkar by Ryan Jack results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Davis, save made by Jason Brown.

90mins

Josh Magennis fouled by Carlos Bocanegra, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kari Arnason takes the direct free kick. Chris Clark sends in a cross, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.

90mins

Centre by Gregg Wylde, Headed effort from inside the box by Nikica Jelavic misses to the right of the target.

89mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gregg Wylde.

87mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line.

87mins

Sasa Papac crosses the ball, Clark Robertson manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Kari Arnason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic. Kari Arnason is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Gregg Wylde.

84mins

Foul by Scott Vernon on Maurice Edu, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.

83mins

Corner taken by Steven Davis, Headed effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

83mins

The ball is delivered by Salim Kerkar, clearance made by Ryan Jack.

82mins

The ball is sent over by Clark Robertson.

81mins

A cross is delivered by Nikica Jelavic, Maurice Edu has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

79mins

Kari Arnason takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor. Corner from left by-line taken by Fraser Fyvie.

78mins

Corner taken by Nikica Jelavic, save made by Jason Brown.

77mins

Steven Davis delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

76mins

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, Ryan Jack manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the left by-line to the near post, Clark Robertson makes a clearance.

74mins

Kari Arnason fouled by Maurice Edu, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Brown. Darren Mackie replaces Rory Fallon.

72mins

Steven Davis fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Fraser Fyvie concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Davis. Booking for Fraser Fyvie for unsporting behaviour. Steven Davis has an effort direct from the free kick.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sone Aluko, clearance by Rory McArdle.

69mins

Josh Magennis takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Steven Davis, save by Jason Brown.

67mins

The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance. Maurice Edu fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen.

67mins

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Reynolds.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line, Rory Fallon manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Centre by Sone Aluko.

65mins

Shot by Lee Wallace. Blocked by Ryan Jack. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line, Gregg Wylde on for David Healy. Salim Kerkar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Wallace. Clark Robertson makes a clearance.

64mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Healy. Jason Brown takes the free kick.

63mins

Kari Arnason fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen.Assist by Chris Clark.

62mins

Rory Fallon challenges Maurice Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Maurice Edu takes the free kick.

62mins

The ball is swung over by Sone Aluko.

59mins

Chris Clark takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fraser Fyvie, Kari Arnason takes a shot. Carlos Bocanegra makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie, Allan McGregor fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Kari Arnason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu. Maurice Edu restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Maurice Edu fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Dorin Goian restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Foul by Sasa Papac on Josh Magennis, free kick awarded. Fraser Fyvie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Carlos Bocanegra.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Dorin Goian misses to the right of the goal.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Kyle Bartley, Clark Robertson makes a clearance.

53mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis, David Healy takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a save.

49mins

David Healy is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Brown.

46mins

Sone Aluko delivers the ball, David Healy takes a shot. Rory McArdle gets a block in.

46mins

A cross is delivered by Nikica Jelavic, clearance made by Clark Robertson.

45mins

Centre by Sasa Papac.

44mins

Fraser Fyvie concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko. Steven Davis takes the free kick.

43mins

Josh Magennis takes a shot.

42mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Maurice Edu goes wide of the right-hand upright.

40mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Lee Wallace goes wide of the right-hand post.

35mins

Shot from long distance by Sone Aluko goes wide of the left-hand post.

35mins

Unfair challenge on Dorin Goian by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Corner taken right-footed by Fraser Fyvie, Kari Arnason takes a shot.

32mins

Josh Magennis crosses the ball, blocked by Sasa Papac.

31mins

Outswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko.

27mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maurice Edu on Chris Clark. Direct free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

26mins

Effort on goal by David Healy from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

25mins

The offside flag is raised against Josh Magennis. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Clark Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko. Clark Robertson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Sone Aluko delivers the ball, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown.

18mins

Clark Robertson produces a cross.

17mins

Kari Arnason produces a cross, clearance made by Sasa Papac.

13mins

The offside flag is raised against Rory Fallon. Carlos Bocanegra restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

The ball is swung over by Josh Magennis, save made by Allan McGregor.

12mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clark Robertson by Sone Aluko. Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

12mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Kyle Bartley. Kyle Bartley takes the direct free kick.

11mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Wallace.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Sone Aluko. Dorin Goian takes the free kick.

10mins

Kyle Bartley delivers the ball, Jason Brown makes a save.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Steven Davis, save made by Jason Brown.

8mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Wallace.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Carlos Bocanegra by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

5mins

Ryan Jack produces a cross.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Fraser Fyvie by Steven Davis results in a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

1mins

Sone Aluko takes the outswinging corner, Nikica Jelavic has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

1mins

Maurice Edu fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Davis.

Match Preview

Brown: Aluko should be welcomed back Manager Craig Brown has urged Aberdeen fans not to aim abuse at former player Sone Aluko during the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Rangers. The winger quit the Pittodrie club when his contract ended in the summer and joined the Scottish champions in November. Aluko has impressed so far for Rangers and is likely to be named in the team who welcome the Dons to Ibrox this weekend. Brown said: "It is not uncommon to play against players who used to play for you, that happens quite regularly and Sone is no exception. "He is a popular guy and a likeable lad so I don't think there will be any animosity. "There will be a determination, of course, to show that we are as good as or better than he is. "I would ask the fans, although I don't think the Aberdeen fans would be offensive to him, to not be critical because he gave good service here. "You've got to wish him well in his career and not be churlish about it. "I'm hoping the fans won't give him a hard time and simply acknowledge what he did for Aberdeen." Aberdeen have not registered a win at Ibrox for more than two decades and Brown believes self-belief is key to any hopes of ending that unwanted record. He said: "It is the self-fulfilling prophecy. If we keep telling ourselves that it is impossible to win there, that is what will happen. "It is not impossible, far from it. If the players believe they can do it, there is more chance of us doing it. "Any negativity will not be in my mind, and will not be in the players' minds, when they go out there at Ibrox. "I wouldn't say it is unacceptable but I would say it is disappointing that we have not won down there for so long." Defender Rory McArdle faces a fitness test on a knee injury ahead of the clash. Midfielder Rob Milsom is unlikely to make the trip to Ibrox after missing the last couple of games through injury. Midfielders Isaac Osbourne and Peter Pawlett are both out of the clash with Rangers with hamstring problems. Rangers manager Ally McCoist is hoping to add to the capture of Mervan Celik by securing the signature of Estonian defender Enar Jaager. Celik became McCoist's first signing of the January transfer window when the Scottish champions confirmed he had joined the club on a three-and-half-year deal. McCoist now wants Jaager to be the next player to commit to a move to Ibrox after impressing while on trial with Honduran midfielder Jorge Claros this week. The Rangers boss said: "Both have done very well and we have been really impressed. "Jaager is a very solid full-back and we will be looking to make him an offer. "He trained on Monday, played in a game on Tuesday and did very well and looked impressive again in training. "We are hoping to talk to his representatives and make him an offer. "Jorge Claros, to be fair to the lad, came in from Miami late on Sunday night and appeared for training on Monday morning - that would be a shock to anybody's system. "He played in the game on Tuesday and looked very, very comfortable and has progressed on Wednesday and Thursday. "I'm hopeful that Jorge can stay for another week." Allan McGregor is set for a return to action. The goalkeeper missed last week`s victory at St Johnstone with a thigh strain but has recovered from the problem, while defender Dorin Goian is also available for selection despite suffering a facial injury. Midfielders Steven Naismith and Jamie Ness, forward Kyle Lafferty and full-back Steven Whittaker are all still sidelined through injury.

Formation:442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 4411Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Allan McGregor
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Dorin Goian
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Sasa Papac
  • Sone Aluko
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Lee Wallace
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • David Healy
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Lee McCulloch
  • Juanma Ortiz
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Salim Kerkar
  • Rhys McCabe

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Match Report

Dons deny Rangers Rangers' Clydesdale Bank Premier League title hopes took another blow when they were forced to fight back from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen. Kari Arnason opened the scoring in the second half, before Maurice Edu levelled four minutes later but neither side had the cutting edge to claim the winner. The result was not enough for the Dons to end a wait of more than two decades for a win at Ibrox but they would have headed back to Pittodrie the happier of the two sides with the outcome. Rangers made just one change from last week's win over St Johnstone, with goalkeeper Allan McGregor recovering from a thigh injury to reclaim the gloves, meaning Neil Alexander was back on the bench. The Dons drafted Rory Fallon and Josh Magennis into the side in place of Andrew Considine and Mohamed Chalali, while Rory McArdle passed a late fitness test to start. Nikica Jelavic - the subject of talks between Rangers and West Ham, as well as fresh speculation linking him with Liverpool - had a decent chance to open the scoring in the first couple of minutes. The home side forced an early corner, which was whipped into the box by former Dons winger Sone Aluko, but the Croatian was off target with a header that dipped just over the crossbar. At the other end, Ryan Jack slotted into the path of Magennis but his tame shot was comfortably collected by McGregor in the Rangers goal. Rangers' best chance so far came when a header from Jelavic was pushed onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Jason Brown, before David Healy sent a thunderous effort across goal and past the post. Aluko then forced his way past the Dons goalkeeper in the six-yard box but McArdle hooked to safety before Aluko could unleash the close-range shot and open the scoring against his previous team. Rangers continued to push forward in search of the breakthrough before the interval and Edu teed up the shot for Lee Wallace but his effort swerved past the upright. Former captain David Weir made a farewell appearance on the pitch at half-time and was presented with a commemorative gift from chairman Craig Whyte to mark his service to the club over the last five years. Once the second half was under way, Aluko threaded into the path of new skipper Steven Davis and he delivered a teasing ball into the box but a full stretch Jelavic could not find the target. A corner from Aluko then found Dorin Goian in the packed goalmouth but the big defender failed to keep his header down and the effort fell over the crossbar. The Dons had a great chance of their own when McGregor fumbled a corner and Carlos Bocanegra cleared off the line but the visitors were ahead after 63 minutes when Arnason met a Chris Clark ball and curled past the Rangers goalkeeper. The Scottish champions were back on level terms just four minutes later when the ball broke for Edu to rifle high into the top corner of the net. Rangers had received a massive lift from the equaliser and Edu could have grabbed his second of the day with less than 10 minutes to go. The American midfielder raced onto a great pass from Jelavic before producing a well-struck shot that whistled inches past the post. Kyle Bartley then bulleted a header over from a Gregg Wylde cross and Aluko forced a superb save from Brown but Rangers could not find the winner.

Form Guide

    WWLLWW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • WWLDWD

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 29/10/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 28/08/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 13/04/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 13/11/2010
  • Aberdeen
  • 2 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 26/09/2010
  • Rangers
  • 3 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 07/04/2010

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • N Jelavic 9
  • SJ Naismith 9
  • K Lafferty 6
  • C Bocanegra 2
  • M Edu 2
  • G Wylde 2
  • D Healy 1
  • S Davis 1
  • L Wallace 1
  • S Aluko 1

Aberdeen

  • S Vernon 7
  • A Considine 3
  • Y Mawene 2
  • R Fallon 2
  • K Arnason 2
  • R Jack 2
  • R Milsom 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • M Chalali 1
  • F Fyvie 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 42
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 25
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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