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  • Date:18 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:50,221
  • Naismith (22) Jelavic (54)
    Lafferty (66) Naismith (90)
  • Hooper (33)
    El Kaddouri (40)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Steven Davis sends in a cross, Steven Naismith gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 4-2 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Steven Davis.

92mins

David Healy on for Nikica Jelavic.

90mins

Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.

89mins

Nikica Jelavic fouled by Glenn Loovens, the ref awards a free kick. Dorin Goian takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Bangura on Dorin Goian. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

88mins

The ball is crossed by Lee McCulloch, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.

87mins

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Save made by Fraser Forster.

86mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mohamed Bangura. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Lee McCulloch. Centre by Carlos Bocanegra, Dorin Goian has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

84mins

Centre by Steven Naismith.

83mins

Georgios Samaras goes off and Mohamed Bangura comes on.

80mins

Kyle Lafferty goes off and Lee McCulloch comes on.

79mins

Beram Kayal crosses the ball. The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Hooper. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

78mins

Steven Naismith crosses the ball, Header on goal by Kyle Lafferty from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

77mins

Carlos Bocanegra has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

77mins

Foul by Steven Whittaker on Sung-Yeung Ki, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

75mins

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis. Charlie Mulgrew shown a red card for second bookable offence. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gregg Wylde.

74mins

James Forrest replaces Scott Brown.

73mins

Steven Davis sends in a cross, clearance made by Sung-Yeung Ki.

73mins

Charlie Mulgrew takes a shot. Carlos Bocanegra gets a block in.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Sasa Papac results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

72mins

Kyle Lafferty produces a cross.

70mins

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line played to the near post, Scott Brown makes a clearance.

69mins

Gregg Wylde fouled by Beram Kayal, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sasa Papac, Fraser Forster makes a save.

67mins

Gregg Wylde crosses the ball, Kyle Lafferty gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 3-2 Celtic.Assist by Gregg Wylde.

66mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Glenn Loovens produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Mark Wilson, Allan McGregor makes a save.

64mins

Gary Hooper sends in a cross, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.

62mins

Dorin Goian challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Badr El Kaddouri goes off and Anthony Stokes comes on. Fraser Forster takes the direct free kick.

61mins

Kyle Lafferty produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

61mins

Gregg Wylde sends in a cross, Badr El Kaddouri manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Badr El Kaddouri. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.

60mins

Mark Wilson sends in a cross, clearance made by Dorin Goian.

57mins

Gary Hooper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker. Dorin Goian takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Header from deep inside the area by Kyle Lafferty goes over the bar.

55mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the right by-line, Nikica Jelavic grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Rangers 2-2 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Steven Davis.

54mins

Centre by Kyle Lafferty, Badr El Kaddouri gets a block in.

54mins

Mark Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Mark Wilson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Glenn Loovens manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Charlie Mulgrew produces a cross, clearance by Carlos Bocanegra.

52mins

The official flags Kyle Lafferty offside. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty by Charlie Mulgrew. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis, clearance by Georgios Samaras. Shot from 20 yards from Maurice Edu. Blocked by Charlie Mulgrew.

50mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Davis, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Steven Whittaker. Free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, Carlos Bocanegra has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

47mins

Steven Naismith sends in a cross, Beram Kayal makes a clearance.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance. Steven Davis takes a shot.

45mins

Charlie Mulgrew produces a cross, clearance by Steven Whittaker.

44mins

Beram Kayal fouled by Kyle Lafferty, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance made by Steven Davis.

41mins

Badr El Kaddouri finds the net with a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-2 Celtic.Assist by Sung-Yeung Ki.

40mins

Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Steven Davis gets a block in.

38mins

Kelvin Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Free kick crossed by Dorin Goian, save by Fraser Forster.

36mins

The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Bocanegra by Georgios Samaras. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Gary Hooper grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 1-1 Celtic.Assist on the goal came from Scott Brown.

34mins

Charlie Mulgrew is caught offside. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

33mins

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Dorin Goian gets a block in.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance.

28mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from the right by-line, Glenn Loovens challenges Dorin Goian unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

27mins

Foul by Maurice Edu on Scott Brown, free kick awarded. Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Allan McGregor.

26mins

The referee blows for offside against Kyle Lafferty. Glenn Loovens restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

The ball is delivered by Georgios Samaras, clearance by Sasa Papac.

24mins

Kelvin Wilson fouled by Nikica Jelavic, the ref awards a free kick. Badr El Kaddouri restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

The ball is crossed by Kyle Lafferty, clearance made by Glenn Loovens. A goal is scored by Steven Naismith from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Celtic.The assist for the goal came from Kyle Lafferty.

22mins

The ball is delivered by Kyle Lafferty, clearance made by Beram Kayal.

18mins

Maurice Edu fouled by Georgios Samaras, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Steven Naismith crosses the ball.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Charlie Mulgrew results in a free kick. Booking for Charlie Mulgrew. Dorin Goian takes the free kick.

15mins

Gary Hooper is ruled offside. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

Beram Kayal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. Steven Davis takes the free kick.

13mins

Charlie Mulgrew produces a cross, Dorin Goian makes a clearance.

13mins

Nikica Jelavic is ruled offside. Glenn Loovens takes the direct free kick.

12mins

Centre by Badr El Kaddouri, Allan McGregor makes a save.

10mins

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Dorin Goian takes the free kick.

8mins

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line, clearance by Steven Whittaker.

8mins

Badr El Kaddouri produces a cross, Steven Davis gets a block in.

6mins

Scott Brown is caught offside. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

5mins

Sasa Papac produces a cross.

4mins

Badr El Kaddouri challenges Steven Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gregg Wylde from own half.

4mins

Georgios Samaras challenges Sasa Papac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

2mins

Badr El Kaddouri sends in a cross. The referee blows for offside against Gary Hooper. Carlos Bocanegra restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Wilson by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

New boys will not be fazed - McCoist Rangers manager Ally McCoist has backed his Old Firm debutants to handle Sunday's clash with Celtic. The Scottish champions recruited several new players over the summer and a number of them could be handed their first taste of the famous fixture this weekend. But, with some of his new recruits - such as United States captain Carlos Bocanegra and Romania international Dorin Goian - boasting plenty of experience, McCoist does not expect them to be fazed by the occasion. He said: "The game is big enough that they know about it. "I will have a wee chat with them but I'm not daft enough to think that Carlos Bocanegra has played 90-odd times for the USA and hasn't played in big games. "Indeed, Dorin Goian's last international was against France. These boys play in big games and they can handle big games. "The one thing that might be a little bit different for them is the atmosphere that the crowd creates and, possibly, the tempo of the game in the first 15 or 20 minutes. "But that's why we've got these guys. We want them to play in these games and we feel they can handle it. So we will have a chat but nothing out of the ordinary." McCoist himself has plenty of experience of Old Firm derbies as both a player and assistant boss to Walter Smith but will be facing Celtic for the first time as Rangers manager. He said: "I've really been looking forward to it since the Dundee United game last week, which was a great result for us [1-0 away win]. I've just been planning ahead and I'm very, very excited. "I was certainly very lucky as a player against Celtic and hopefully I've kept some of that luck. "I don't care how good anybody is. You need a bit of luck to go along with it and it's always welcome. "I can't see it being a lot different [as manager] to be honest with you. "As a player, you have different pressures. The pressure as assistant manager was very intense. "I realise the responsibilities are certainly greater but in terms of how I'll feel, I'm not sure I'll be any different. "The desire to win and do well will be massive as it always has been and always will be." McCoist has promised fans a positive approach to the game. He said: "I don't want to give too much away and divulge too much but we will be picking a team that will be attack-minded. "I feel that we've got too many attack-minded players in our team not to go and win games. "You look at Nikica Jelavic and Kyle Lafferty and Steven Naismith and Steven Davis - even Steven Whittaker gets forward, and Gregg Wylde. "They are all forward-thinking players and want to get into the opponents' half and create and cause damage. "It would be wrong of us not to let them go and express themselves and do that." Neil Lennon wants bygones to be bygones when he meets up again with McCoist. Celtic's Scottish Cup replay win over Rangers last season saw three Light Blues players sent off and there was an ugly after-match confrontation between the Irishman and then Gers assistant McCoist, which led to the infamous Old Firm summit chaired by First Minister Alex Salmond. All eyes will be on the Ibrox technical areas before, during and after the Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter, but the Celtic manager was not for raking over the coals of the incident, believing that far too much was made of his altercation with McCoist in the first place. "I don't want to even talk about that," he told Press Association Sport. "It's history as far as I'm concerned and I'm sure it is for Ally. "Yes, we have seen each other since then and we try not to make too much out of it. "It's a new season. We had seven Old Firm games last season and only one of them spilled over and caused some controversy. That's not too bad." Lennon is giving skipper Scott Brown and striker Anthony Stokes every chance to prove their fitness for the trip to Govan. Brown is battling against an ankle problem while Stokes has a thigh complaint, and both missed the 2-0 Europa League Group I defeat by Atletico Madrid in Spain on Thursday night.

Formation:442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 442Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Allan McGregor
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Dorin Goian
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Sasa Papac
  • Steven Naismith
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Lee McCulloch
  • John Fleck
  • David Healy
  • Palazon Juanma Ortiz
  • Ross Perry

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Match Report

Naismith at the double in Light Blues win Steven Naismith scored twice as Rangers drew first blood in this season's Old Firm exchanges by seeing off 10-man Celtic 4-2 in a thriller at Ibrox. Naismith's opening goal was cancelled out by Gary Hooper, before Badr El Kaddouri marked his debut in the fixture with a goal. Nikica Jelavic hauled Rangers level again and Kyle Lafferty also netted before Charlie Mulgrew saw red later on and Naismith had the final say with an injury-time strike. The victory allowed the Scottish champions to move four points clear of their rivals at the Clydesdale Bank Premier League summit. Both sides made two changes from their previous outings; a win over Dundee United in the SPL for Rangers and a Europa League defeat against Atletico Madrid for Celtic. Jelavic and Sasa Papac recovered from injury and illness respectively to start for Rangers, with Kirk Broadfoot and Juan Manuel Ortiz dropping to the bench. Celtic drafted fit-again captain Scott Brown and El Kaddouri into the side in place of James Forrest and Joe Ledley. The match began at a frantic pace but without many clear-cut chances from either side in the opening spell. Georgios Samaras collected a short pass from Hooper but blasted well over from long distance, with Allan McGregor untroubled in the Rangers goal. At the other end, Maurice Edu took a tumble in the box but there was no suggestion of a penalty claim from the United States international. Mulgrew was the first name in referee Craig Thomson's book when he was cautioned after 16 minutes for a late challenge on Naismith, which would prove costly later on. Rangers opened the scoring in style with 22 minutes on the clock when Kelvin Wilson attempted to hook a Lafferty cross to safety. But his clearance fell to the feet of Naismith, who left Fraser Forster with no chance with an unstoppable right-footed shot from just inside the box. Lafferty then had the ball in the back of the net but only after being ruled offside when running onto a pass from Steven Davis. Celtic were back on level terms with 34 minutes gone, with Brown setting up Hooper with a pass from the left and the striker producing a lovely finish from 10 yards. The first two goals were all about fantastic finishes but the third came courtesy of a huge gaffe from the Rangers goalkeeper. McGregor looked set to block a long-range attempt from El Kaddouri, only to allow the effort to slip between his legs and over the line. Rangers emerged for the second half determined to haul themselves back into the game and Davis was denied by the woodwork when his shot from 25 yards crashed off the crossbar within seconds of the restart. Lafferty was then denied by the offside flag for the second time in the match, with Jelavic the provider on this occasion, before Mark Wilson earned a booking for a foul on the Croatian. Jelavic quickly recovered from the challenge to add his name to the scoresheet with 55 minutes gone when he met a Davis cross and bulleted a downward header past Forster from 10 yards. Rangers pushed forward in search of more goals and Lafferty conspired to pass up two great opportunities, firstly sending a header over from six yards before failing to capitalise on an El Kaddouri error by firing wide of the gaping net. Celtic also looked capable of finding the back of the net again and Glenn Loovens looked on in disbelief as his header smacked off the post. However, Rangers reclaimed their lead after 67 minutes when Lafferty finally grabbed a goal, stabbing home from close range after seeing his initial effort blocked. Celtic were dealt another blow when Mulgrew was dismissed with 15 minutes to go when he received a second yellow card, this time for a challenge on Davis. Rangers made the most of their numerical advantage and it was Naismith who put the gloss on the win with a left-footed shot in injury time, as Ally McCoist claimed an impressive victory in his first clash as manager against Celtic.

Form Guide

    DWWWWW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWWLWW

Last Meetings

  • Rangers
  • 0 - 0
  • Celtic
  • 24/04/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 4
  • K Lafferty 2
  • S Davis 1
  • N Jelavic 1
  • M Edu 1
  • G Wylde 1

Celtic

  • A Stokes 3
  • G Hooper 3
  • S Ki 3
  • J Forrest 3
  • J Ledley 2

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 12
    • Goals per game 11
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 14
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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