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  • Date:24 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:50,248
Goal!

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92:38 +2.38

The ball is delivered by John Fleck, clearance by Charlie Mulgrew.

92:34 +2.34

The ball is swung over by Steven Naismith, Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.

90:57 +0.57

Unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty by Charlie Mulgrew results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from El-Hadji Diouf from the free kick.

90:04 +0.04

Anthony Stokes is cautioned.

88:49

Sasa Papac fouled by Beram Kayal, the ref awards a free kick. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.

88:05

Anthony Stokes has an effort at goal. Steven Whittaker gets a block in.

87:49

Centre by Mark Wilson, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.

87:27

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Steven Naismith.

87:18

Kris Commons sends in a cross, David Weir gets a block in.

86:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Sung-Yeung Ki. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Fraser Forster.

85:04

Foul by Georgios Samaras on Madjid Bougherra, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

84:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by El-Hadji Diouf on Beram Kayal. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.

83:51

El-Hadji Diouf gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

83:01

Maurice Edu goes off and El-Hadji Diouf comes on.

82:40

Short corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

80:54

Foul by Steven Davis on Anthony Stokes, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Georgios Samaras saved by Allan McGregor. Rangers 0-0 Celtic.

79:58

The offside flag is raised against Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

78:49

Foul by Sasa Papac on Georgios Samaras, free kick awarded. Sasa Papac goes into the book. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.

77:51

Shot by Georgios Samaras from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

76:30

Unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.

75:31

Corner taken by Kris Commons, Unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Daniel Majstorovic results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

75:16

Shot by Emilio Izaguirre from 12 yards. Brilliant save by Allan McGregor.

74:15

Anthony Stokes comes on in place of Gary Hooper.

73:56

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Maurice Edu misses to the left of the target.

73:21

A cross is delivered by Gary Hooper, Allan McGregor makes a comfortable save.

72:19

Gregg Wylde goes off and John Fleck comes on.

71:11

Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Charlie Mulgrew, save made by Allan McGregor.

70:54

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Sasa Papac.

70:29

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line, Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot. Brilliant save by Allan McGregor.

70:18

Gary Hooper has an effort at goal. Blocked by David Weir.

69:33

A cross is delivered by Kyle Lafferty, Fraser Forster makes a comfortable save.

67:46

Gary Hooper challenges Maurice Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Madjid Bougherra restarts play with the free kick.

67:28

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

66:01

Centre by Mark Wilson, David Weir makes a clearance.

64:24

Steven Naismith produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

60:53

Beram Kayal challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Beram Kayal for unsporting behaviour. Kyle Lafferty shoots direct from the free kick.

60:02

Beram Kayal has an effort at goal. Save by Allan McGregor.

59:28

Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Kris Commons crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Gregg Wylde makes a clearance.

58:25

Unfair challenge on David Weir by Georgios Samaras results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

55:40

Charlie Mulgrew takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, David Weir makes a clearance.

55:23

Charlie Mulgrew takes the inswinging corner, David Weir makes a clearance.

53:29

Steven Naismith challenges Joe Ledley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Ledley leaves the field to be replaced by Kris Commons. A cross is delivered by Sung-Yeung Ki, Daniel Majstorovic takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

52:56

Kyle Lafferty is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

52:10

Beram Kayal has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:09

The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde, Kyle Lafferty has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

50:49

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, comfortable save by Allan McGregor.

49:22

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, Charlie Mulgrew makes a clearance.

48:17

Outswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde, Georgios Samaras manages to make a clearance.

48:05

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Daniel Majstorovic gets a block in.

47:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Scott Brown. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

46:40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Weir goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

44:49

Kyle Lafferty is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

41:55

Nikica Jelavic concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Majstorovic. Direct free kick taken by Beram Kayal.

40:36

Sasa Papac fouled by Scott Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

38:32

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Madjid Bougherra misses to the right of the target.

37:39

Georgios Samaras gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Weir. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

36:35

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line played to the near post, Shot from just outside the box by Gregg Wylde misses to the left of the goal.

35:57

Sung-Yeung Ki challenges Madjid Bougherra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gregg Wylde crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Georgios Samaras.

34:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Maurice Edu. Emilio Izaguirre restarts play with the free kick.

32:19

Gary Hooper has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

31:25

Nikica Jelavic fouled by Daniel Majstorovic, the ref awards a free kick. Nikica Jelavic takes the free kick.

27:18

Effort from deep inside the area by Steven Naismith misses to the right of the goal.

26:53

Steven Davis fouled by Gary Hooper, the ref awards a free kick. David Weir takes the direct free kick.

26:09

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Scott Brown misses to the left of the target.

25:19

Kyle Lafferty challenges Scott Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew from right channel, save by Allan McGregor.

24:33

Foul by Gregg Wylde on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

22:17

Kyle Lafferty produces a cross, Fraser Forster makes a brilliant save.

21:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Weir by Georgios Samaras. Georgios Samaras is shown a yellow card. David Weir is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

20:20

Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.

18:30

Shot by Steven Whittaker. Daniel Majstorovic gets a block in.

17:19

Unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Beram Kayal results in a free kick. Nikica Jelavic produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

16:14

Inswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde, Fraser Forster makes a save.

16:04

Madjid Bougherra delivers the ball, Emilio Izaguirre gets a block in.

15:18

Steven Davis takes the inswinging corner, save made by Fraser Forster.

15:03

Inswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde, clearance by Scott Brown.

14:52

Maurice Edu takes a shot. Emilio Izaguirre gets a block in.

14:00

Foul by Daniel Majstorovic on Kyle Lafferty, free kick awarded. Steven Davis restarts play with the free kick.

11:39

Centre by Emilio Izaguirre, Unfair challenge on Sasa Papac by Gary Hooper results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

10:52

Maurice Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on Beram Kayal. Daniel Majstorovic takes the free kick.

9:43

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Blocked by Madjid Bougherra.

9:11

A cross is delivered by Steven Davis, save made by Fraser Forster.

7:31

The referee blows for offside. Fraser Forster takes the indirect free kick.

6:13

The ball is swung over by Beram Kayal, save by Allan McGregor.

5:48

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki played to the near post, clearance made by Kyle Lafferty.

5:39

Emilio Izaguirre takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Whittaker.

5:14

Foul by Madjid Bougherra on Georgios Samaras, free kick awarded. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the direct free kick.

4:36

Sasa Papac delivers the ball, clearance by Emilio Izaguirre.

3:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, save made by Fraser Forster.

3:32

Centre by Gregg Wylde, clearance by Emilio Izaguirre.

2:22

Georgios Samaras gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

1:14

Sung-Yeung Ki gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

0:13

Charlie Mulgrew concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Lafferty. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gregg Wylde, Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Rangers united - Naismith Steven Naismith insists every single Rangers player will be aiming to win Sunday's Old Firm derby for themselves - not for Walter Smith. And the midfielder believes the outgoing manager would not have it any other way as he prepares for what will be his final taste of the famous fixture. Smith will be in the dugout against Celtic for the last time before quitting as Rangers boss, and making way for his assistant Ally McCoist to take over the helm, at the end of the season. But the veteran boss did not allow his imminent departure to affect last month's Co-operative Insurance Cup final win over Celtic and Naismith expects this game to be no different. He said: "It will be like any other game. The manager and coaching staff don't really let us get into that way of thinking. "They drill into us that it's about the squad and for ourselves. "I think it played a big part in the cup final, the way the manager didn't let the fact it was his last game at Hampden get into the dressing room. "I'm sure this game will be same and the manager will be drilling into us that it's about us and not about him." Rangers may have claimed the first silverware of the season at the expense of their rivals but have yet to record a win over Celtic at Ibrox this season - statistics that will count for nothing, according to Naismith. "I think it's down to who is more up for it on the day and who wants it more," he said. "If you look back over the last few seasons, the team that has been the underdog has come out and won that specific game. "Both teams are strong and it will be down to who wants it more on the day. "Both teams will be right up for it as they will see it as going a long way to winning the title." Neil Lennon will at last turn his attention to the derby at Ibrox after the worst week of his short managerial career at Celtic. The former Parkhead skipper has been at the centre of another security alert after it was revealed that parcels "designed to cause harm" were sent to him and two high-profile figures linked to the club, Paul McBride QC and Labour politician Trish Godman. There has been widespread condemnation of the threats to Lennon who admitted he could reconsider his position if the situation was to escalate. Celtic players responded to their gaffer's troubles with a 4-0 hammering of Kilmarnock on Wednesday night and the Irishman, who only took the job on a permanent basis last summer, hopes that the focus remains firmly on the football against Rangers. "It has been my most difficult week but my team have been doing my talking for me," he said. "My team are in great form, as are Rangers and it has all the ingredients for a fantastic game. "Really we should be talking about that rather than anything else but I know it's difficult to talk about anything else other than what has gone on this week. "But I don't think the players need any extra motivation or need any extra determination, I think they have it in abundance."

Formation:442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Allan McGregor
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Madjid Bougherra
  • David Weir
  • Sasa Papac
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • Steven Naismith
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • John Fleck
  • Richard Foster
  • David Healy
  • El-Hadji Diouf
  • Salim Kerkar
  • Kyle Hutton

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Match Report

McGregor earns Smith Old Firm draw Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor saved a late penalty from Georgios Samaras as the Old Firm draw a blank in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Ibrox. McGregor had made saves from Daniel Majstorovic, Charlie Mulgrew and Emilio Izaguirre before Celtic substitute Anthony Stokes, on for Gary Hooper, won a spot-kick inside the final 10 minutes. The Scotland number one dived to his left to save the Greece international's effort to keep second-placed Celtic a point behind with a game in hand. The game took place against a background of heightened security after a parcel bomb was recently sent to Celtic boss Neil Lennon. However, despite calls for calm, there was still a deafening din inside Ibrox at kick-off time. Celtic had a penalty claim in the seventh minute when Joe Ledley clashed with Ibrox full-back Steven Whittaker in the box but referee Craig Thomson was unimpressed, but no less so than Lennon who turned to gesture in frustration to the main stand. Moments later Light Blues striker Kyle Lafferty nearly got on the end of a pass from fellow Northern Ireland international Steven Davis as Celtic keeper Fraser Forster and Charlie Mulgrew almost got into a tangle. Then, after Rangers' on-form striker Nikica Jelavic had set him up with a chest pass, Maurice Edu's shot from the edge of the box got deflected past for a corner which led to a spell of pressure which Celtic survived. In the 18th minute another orchestrated show of support for Lennon from the away fans in the Broomloan Road stand came as Rangers continued to press for the opener. After Samaras pushed Rangers skipper Davie Weir to the ground inside the home side's penalty area, during an altercation which followed the Greece international's challenge on McGregor, both players were booked. The champions edged possession but in the 26th minute Hoops skipper Scott Brown sent a left-footed drive from 25 yards past McGregor's left-hand post, moments before Steven Naismith's angled-volley from 12 yards missed the target at the other end. By the time Celtic striker Hooper flashed a drive from the edge of the box high over the bar, the visitors had come back into the game. Two minutes into the second half Weir headed over a Davis corner before a Naismith volley from the edge of the box was deflected for another corner which came to nothing. Rangers should have scored in the 51st minute when Gregg Wylde's cross from the left was met by Lafferty but the lanky striker somehow headed past the post from six yards. Seconds later, at the other end, Hoops midfielder Beram Kayal drove inches wide from 20 yards. Ledley had to come off in the 54th minute after being fouled by Naismith wide on the left and was replaced by Kris Commons. The Light Blues' defence struggled to clear their lines following the resulting free-kick and needed McGregor to make a great save from Majstorovic's close-range header to keep the game goalless. Kayal was booked in the 61st minute for fouling Jelavic 30 yards from goal as the Rangers striker broke with purpose after turning Majstorovic on the halfway line and Lafferty fired the free-kick wide. As the tension increased, Naismith had a left-footed effort from 20 yards which just sped wide before a Mulgrew header from Commons' corner forced another save from McGregor. In the 75th minute the Rangers keeper made yet another great save, this time from Izaguirre's shot after the Hoops left-back combined well with Samaras inside the Light Blues' penalty area. There was great drama in the 81st minute when Celtic were awarded a contentious penalty when Celtic substitute Stokes clashed with Davis inside the Rangers penalty area. Samaras, who had scored a penalty in the 2-0 win at Ibrox at the start of the year, saw his spot kick brilliantly saved by McGregor who dived to his left to push the ball round the post. There was time for Stokes to be booked for diving having gone to ground after going past Rangers substitute John Fleck.

Form Guide

    LWWWWW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • LWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 3 - 0
  • Rangers
  • 20/02/2011
  • Rangers
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 02/01/2011
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 24/10/2010
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 04/05/2010
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 28/02/2010
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 03/01/2010

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • N Jelavic 12
  • SJ Naismith 8
  • K Lafferty 5
  • V Weiss 5
  • S Papac 3
  • S Davis 2
  • M Edu 2
  • D Healy 1
  • E Diouf 1
  • M Bougherra 1
  • K Bartley 1

Celtic

  • G Hooper 15
  • A Stokes 10
  • K Commons 6
  • P McCourt 5
  • S Maloney 4
  • S Ki 3
  • J Forrest 3
  • M Wilson 2
  • J Ledley 2
  • N McGinn 2
  • D Majstorovic 1
  • G Loovens 1
  • D Cha 1
  • S Brown 1
  • G Samaras 1
  • E Izaguirre 1
  • B Kayal 1
  • T Rogne 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 72
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 70
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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