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  • Date:18 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Sean Dillon - og (8) Miller (68)
    Naismith (76) Miller (81)
Goal!

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92:34 +2.34

Steven Davis produces a cross, clearance by Paul Dixon.

92:16 +2.16

Madjid Bougherra produces a cross, Sean Dillon makes a clearance.

91:23 +1.23

Short corner taken by Paul Dixon from the left by-line. The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, clearance by David Weir.

90:05 +0.05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Prince Buaben. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

89:24

Header from deep inside the area by Nikica Jelavic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

88:47

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, Prince Buaben manages to make a clearance.

87:30

Handball decision goes against Scott Severin. Lee McCulloch takes the direct free kick.

86:54

(Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Andis Shala coming on for David Goodwillie.

85:26

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Dusan Pernis makes a save.

82:49

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Dixon, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.

82:00

Kyle Lafferty is brought on as a substitute for Vladimir Weiss.

81:05

Goal scored by Kenny Miller from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 4-0 Dundee Utd.Assist by Nikica Jelavic.

80:43

Steven Davis takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

78:34

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, Morgaro Gomis makes a clearance.

77:53

David Goodwillie produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

75:40

Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss, Steven Naismith finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Rangers 3-0 Dundee Utd.David Weir provided the assist for the goal.

74:53

The ball is sent over by Keith Watson.

69:10

Maurice Edu goes off and Steven Naismith comes on.

68:17

Goal scored by Kenny Miller from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Dundee Utd.Assist by Nikica Jelavic.

68:00

A cross is delivered by Nikica Jelavic, save by Dusan Pernis.

67:44

Nikica Jelavic produces a cross, Dusan Pernis makes a save.

67:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikica Jelavic on Paul Dixon. Scott Severin takes the direct free kick.

66:38

Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

63:01

Keith Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Vladimir Weiss. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

62:17

Scott Severin fouled by Steven Whittaker, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Severin takes the direct free kick.

61:56

Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.

60:31

Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Severin.

58:14

A cross is delivered by Paul Dixon, blocked by Steven Whittaker.

57:52

Kenny Miller sends in a cross, clearance by Paul Dixon.

57:25

David Goodwillie takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

55:53

Scott Robertson produces a cross, Allan McGregor makes a comfortable save.

55:41

The ball is delivered by Keith Watson, clearance by Lee McCulloch.

54:52

A cross is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, clearance by Keith Watson.

54:24

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Vladimir Weiss, Johnny Russell on for Barry Douglas. Sean Dillon makes a clearance.

51:28

The ball is sent over by Paul Dixon, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

50:50

Vladimir Weiss sends in a cross, clearance by Scott Severin.

47:38

The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, Headed effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

46:50

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Nikica Jelavic produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

45:21

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save made by Dusan Pernis.

45:01

Keith Watson is brought on as a substitute for Garry Kenneth.

44:36

Barry Douglas takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Garry Kenneth. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

44:29

Paul Dixon crosses the ball, Steven Whittaker gets a block in.

42:43

Steven Davis sends in a cross, clearance by Garry Kenneth.

42:08

Corner taken by Steven Davis, clearance made by Scott Severin.

42:00

Nikica Jelavic delivers the ball, clearance made by Garry Kenneth.

40:54

Lee McCulloch concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Free kick taken by Prince Buaben.

40:04

The ball is sent over by Barry Douglas, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jon Daly misses to the left of the goal.

39:46

Vladimir Weiss delivers the ball, save by Dusan Pernis.

39:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line, clearance made by Prince Buaben.

38:34

Unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Sean Dillon results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Morgaro Gomis.

38:05

Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, save by Dusan Pernis.

36:04

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas, Close range header by Jon Daly goes wide of the left-hand upright.

35:27

Steven Whittaker challenges Barry Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

33:52

The referee blows for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Dusan Pernis takes the direct free kick.

33:30

The ball is sent over by Sean Dillon, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

33:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Severin on Nikica Jelavic. Steven Whittaker takes the direct free kick.

31:21

Sasa Papac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Douglas, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.

29:58

Scott Severin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra. Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Dusan Pernis.

29:10

The ball is crossed by Barry Douglas.

27:37

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas, Foul by Garry Kenneth on Madjid Bougherra, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

26:54

Morgaro Gomis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.

26:28

Maurice Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Barry Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

25:52

Sean Dillon produces a cross, clearance by David Weir.

25:01

Vladimir Weiss produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

23:31

Steven Davis takes a shot. Save by Dusan Pernis.

22:55

Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Blocked by Morgaro Gomis.

22:04

Unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Jon Daly results in a free kick. The referee cautions Jon Daly for unsporting behaviour. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.

21:17

The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, Barry Douglas gets a block in.

18:14

Barry Douglas sends in a cross, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.

17:11

Sean Dillon crosses the ball, comfortable save by Allan McGregor.

15:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Scott Robertson. Free kick crossed by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Sean Dillon.

13:53

The ball is sent over by Madjid Bougherra, Dusan Pernis makes a comfortable save.

13:33

David Goodwillie concedes a free kick for a foul on Maurice Edu. Direct free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.

10:47

The ball is swung over by Paul Dixon, clearance made by David Weir.

8:52

Sean Dillon puts the ball into his own goal from 12 yards. Rangers 1-0 Dundee Utd.

7:09

Scott Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Miller. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Vladimir Weiss, save made by Dusan Pernis.

7:02

The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, save by Dusan Pernis.

5:10

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Morgaro Gomis gets a block in.

4:27

The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss, Scott Severin manages to make a clearance.

3:05

The ball is swung over by Nikica Jelavic, Scott Severin manages to make a clearance.

1:30

Vladimir Weiss produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

0:36

Morgaro Gomis takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

The referee starts the match.

The match has reached half-time.

The second half begins.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Bougherra confident of maintaining Ibrox record Madjid Bougherra is confident Rangers can continue their impressive home record as he has complete faith in his team-mates. Dundee United visit Ibrox on Saturday looking to become the first Scottish team to beat Rangers there since Inverness in March 2009. Rangers went unbeaten at home in domestic competition last season for the first time since 1992-93, when Walter Smith's men extended the undefeated spell into Europe as they came within 90 minutes of getting to the Champions League final. With Smith being unable to buy a player for two years until last month when James Beattie and Nikica Jelavic joined the squad, the Rangers team is almost full of players who have won consecutive Clydesdale Bank Premier League titles. And that winning mentality allows Bougherra to go into every match at Ibrox with genuine confidence. The Algeria defender said: "We have many players from last year so we have the experience. We know what we need to do. "I`m very confident every time we play because I know the man I have in front of me or next to me is a good player and has won the title. "I`m very confident every time I play. If we give everything, we will win everything. "All the players feel very comfortable at Ibrox, it`s a good atmosphere, a fantastic pitch. We are looking to keep this record." The Glasgow giants welcome back Jelavic to face Dundee United after he was ineligible to play a part in the midweek Champions League draw against Manchester United. Vladimir Weiss, who was an unused substitute at Old Trafford, is likely to be involved as Walter Smith freshens up his team for the clash at Ibrox. Rangers have secured 2-1 victories over St Johnstone and Kilmarnock at Ibrox this season but Bougherra feels the visit of the Scottish Cup winners is their first real test at home. However, Bougherra has happy memories of playing United at Ibrox after scoring the club's goal of the season against the Tayside club. Bougherra ran from deep inside his own half, beating several United players, before finishing from the edge of the box as Rangers thrashed the visitors 7-1 in December. "I don`t score many goals like this," Bougherra told Blues News. "Usually I give the ball wide but I went through the middle and saw a space and just kept going. "I got a trophy from the fans which is in my home and the video is on my computer so I can show my kids. "I hope we win but I don`t know if I can score another goal like that one." United have doubts over midfield trio Craig Conway, Morgaro Gomis and David Robertson ahead of the encounter Conway, Gomis and Robertson picked up knocks in last week's 3-1 defeat of Aberdeen and may not make the trip. Danny Swanson (hamstring) remains the only definite absentee for Peter Houston's side. Houston has warned his side that Rangers will be on the attack and seeking a fifth win from five league games after a week in which they were commended for their resolute defensive display at Old Trafford. Houston expects Smith's side to adopt an altogether different approach, while he also hopes his United side can cause the hosts problems. He told Press Association Sport: "We know that we're in for a difficult task, but rather than fear it it's one that we look forward to." He added: "They'll come at us. It will be a totally different game. "They'll have full-backs going forward all the time, they'll get midfield players going into the box, they'll probably play with two strikers. "If you look at the players that didn't start (at Old Trafford) - (Nikica) Jelavic, (James) Beattie, (Kyle) Lafferty, Vladimir Weiss - they might freshen it up a wee bit. "They won't sit back, they'll be looking to attack us and that's when our organisational skills are going to work." However, rather than adopt a defensive wall like Rangers did at Old Trafford, Houston plans to urge his side to push forward. "It's a case for believing in the players that I've got - and I do," he continued. "We'll certainly try our best to play open football when we have it, but when we've not got it we'll make sure we're behind the ball and make it difficult for Rangers." Dundee United recorded a 3-1 win at home to Aberdeen last week courtesy of three goals in the opening 10 minutes and morale is good ahead of the trip to Glasgow. "The confidence was high, the fact that we got that win," said Houston. "If we get a start like we did last week on Saturday I'll be more than happy."

Formation:442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 442Manager: Peter Houston

Dundee Utd

  • Allan McGregor
  • David Weir
  • Madjid Bougherra
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Sasa Papac
  • Lee McCulloch
  • Maurice Edu
  • Steven Davis
  • Vladimir Weiss
  • Kenny Miller
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Steven Naismith
  • James Beattie
  • Andrew Little
  • Kyle Hutton

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Match Report

Miller time for Gers The seemingly unstoppable Kenny Miller was on target again with a double to maintain his 100% goalscoring record in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season as Rangers romped to a 4-0 victory against Dundee United at Ibrox. An own goal from Sean Dillon set the ball rolling early in the first half, before Miller doubled the advantage and Steven Naismith came off the bench to claim a goal of his own. But it was Miller - who has found the back of the net in every league game so far this term, as well as scoring for Scotland - who had the final say with his eighth goal of the season. This may not have been quite up there with the 7-1 thrashing handed out to United here last December but, following criticism over their negative approach against Manchester United, Rangers were more than satisfied with this outing as they move into pole position in the SPL. Boss Walter Smith hinted he could freshen up his side following their exertions in the Champions League and Nikica Jelavic and Vladimir Weiss were both added to the team for the visit of United. Jelavic is ineligible for the European competition and Weiss was an unused substitute at Old Trafford but both were back in the team for the clash at Ibrox, with Kirk Broadfoot and Naismith both dropping to the bench after their efforts midweek. United also made a couple of changes from their win over Aberdeen last week, with injury doubts Craig Conway and David Robertson replaced by Scott Robertson and Paul Dixon. Weiss weaved into the box from the left flank only to see his shot flash past the near post, with Dusan Pernis untroubled in goal. But Rangers did not have to wait too long for the opener and took the lead after just nine minutes with some help from unfortunate United full-back Dillon who handed the home side the advantage. Miller released Steven Davis down the right and he whipped a dangerous ball into the box intended for Jelavic. But, as the striker stumbled and appeared to miss the opportunity, Dillon's attempts to clear saw him prod into his own net instead. United could have levelled had Morgaro Gomis made more of his unchallenged run into the box but goalkeeper Allan McGregor dived low to smother at his feet before he could unleash the shot. Rangers looked most likely to find the back of the net again and a cheeky back-heel from Miller was collected by Weiss, who bore down on goal only to drag across the face of goal and wide of the upright. Madjid Bougherra supplied a cross from a tight angle at the back post but Pernis managed to punch to safety before Jelavic could connect with the header inside the six-yard box. Jelavic then tried to turn provider when he squared across goal for the on-rushing Davis but Garry Kenneth was first to the ball to clear for a corner as Rangers failed to find a second goal before the break. Jelavic netted his first goal for Rangers at Hamilton last week and was clearly desperate to add to that tally, stinging the palms of Pernis within seconds of the restart, before sending an over-head kick just over the crossbar. He then met a Steven Whittaker cross in plenty of space with a firm header that fizzed narrowly past the goalkeeper's left post as the big forward continued to cause problems for the United defence. Rangers pressed and Miller slipped a lovely pass through to Whittaker as he raced into the box with only the goalkeeper to beat but was wasteful with the opportunity and fired straight into the hands of Pernis. Chances for Miller had been few and far between but his record in front of goal so far this season suggested he was always likely to pose a threat and he claimed his seventh goal in five SPL outings for Rangers after 69 minutes. The Ibrox side's hard work paid off when Jelavic swept into the path of Miller as he raced into the box from the left and the goalkeeper had no chance as the striker lashed forcefully into the back of the net. Maurice Edu then made way for Naismith and he bagged a goal of his own with 77 minutes gone. A Weiss corner was touched on by David Weir for Naismith to nod home at the back post and dash any hopes of a United comeback. Miller was on the scoresheet again with eight minutes remaining. Whittaker found Jelavic and he was once again the architect with a pass from the right for Miller to slot home with ease.

Form Guide

    WWWW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DLDW

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 01/05/2010
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • Rangers
  • 14/04/2010
  • Rangers
  • 7 - 1
  • Dundee Utd
  • 30/12/2009
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 15/12/2009
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 24/05/2009
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Dundee Utd
  • 31/01/2009

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • K Miller 6
  • S Papac 1
  • N Jelavic 1
  • SJ Naismith 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Daly 2
  • M Gomis 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 12
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 5
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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