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  • Date:03 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:47,305
  • Alex Keddie - og (21) Jelavic - pen (28)
    Jelavic - pen (28)
  • Cardle (30)
    Cardle (30)
Goal!

Live Commentary

89:40

Steven Whittaker sends in a cross, Andy Kirk gets a block in.

88:36

Sone Aluko takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

87:26

Patrick Clarke takes the outswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Alex Keddie clears the crossbar.

87:19

Centre by David Graham, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

85:08

Foul by Andy Dowie on Kirk Broadfoot, free kick awarded. Steven Davis shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Patrick Clarke. Steven Davis produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

85:00

Steven Davis crosses the ball.

84:15

Sone Aluko produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

84:06

Kirk Broadfoot delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick Boyle.

83:07

Ryan Thomson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

82:55

Nikica Jelavic has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

80:42

Gary Mason has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

78:58

Unfair challenge on Paul Willis by Dorin Goian results in a free kick. Dorin Goian is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Patrick Clarke. (Dunfermline) makes a substitution, with Andy Kirk coming on for Andrew Barrowman.

77:35

The ball is crossed by Patrick Boyle, save by Allan McGregor.

76:03

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Keddie. Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Thomson. Gregg Wylde takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

74:07

Patrick Clarke replaces Martin Hardie.

73:42

The ball is delivered by Sone Aluko, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.

72:25

Kyle Lafferty is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

71:51

Maurice Edu crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Dowie.

71:02

The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker.

70:32

Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross, clearance by Martin Hardie.

69:49

Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line, clearance made by Andrew Barrowman.

68:42

A cross is delivered by Kyle Lafferty.

67:34

Joe Cardle goes off and Ryan Thomson comes on.

66:10

A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko.

64:39

The ball is delivered by Alex Keddie, clearance made by Dorin Goian.

63:13

David Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Kirk Broadfoot. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

61:40

Joe Cardle sends in a cross, Andrew Barrowman takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

61:04

The offside flag is raised against Kyle Lafferty. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

60:34

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line.

60:27

Gregg Wylde delivers the ball, Andy Dowie makes a clearance.

59:42

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Paul Gallacher makes a save. Gregg Wylde takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Andy Dowie.

59:16

The ball is swung over by Kirk Broadfoot, clearance made by Patrick Boyle.

58:37

Effort by Martin Hardie from a long way out goes over the target.

58:27

Joe Cardle sends in a cross, clearance made by Dorin Goian.

57:27

The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde, Nikica Jelavic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. Kyle Lafferty joins the action as a substitute, replacing Thomas Bendiksen.

56:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Willis played to the near post, clearance by Dorin Goian.

55:22

Kirk Broadfoot crosses the ball, save by Paul Gallacher.

53:34

The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde.

53:08

Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Gary Mason gets a block in.

52:13

The ball is delivered by Thomas Bendiksen, Alex Keddie manages to make a clearance.

51:03

A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde.

50:10

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Alex Keddie gets a block in.

48:21

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Kyle Bartley takes a shot. John Potter gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Patrick Boyle.

46:45

Gregg Wylde sends in a cross, clearance by Martin Hardie.

45:48

Joe Cardle has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

43:09

Centre by Gregg Wylde, Alex Keddie manages to make a clearance.

41:38

Steven Whittaker produces a cross.

40:15

A cross is delivered by Paul Willis, Steven Davis gets a block in.

39:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Hardie on Thomas Bendiksen. Gregg Wylde crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by John Potter.

38:20

Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross.

37:13

A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde.

35:48

Paul Willis delivers the ball, Allan McGregor makes a save.

33:06

Shot by Gregg Wylde from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

30:55

Joe Cardle gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 2-1 Dunfermline.Assist by Martin Hardie.

29:45

A cross is delivered by Nikica Jelavic, clearance by Joe Cardle.

29:30

The ball is crossed by Paul Willis, save by Allan McGregor.

27:12

Penalty awarded for a foul by Gary Mason on Sone Aluko. Power penalty scored by Nikica Jelavic. Rangers 2-0 Dunfermline.Assist on the goal came from Sone Aluko.

25:19

Martin Hardie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu. Kyle Bartley takes the free kick.

24:38

Centre by Kirk Broadfoot.

23:56

Joe Cardle is caught offside. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

21:06

Alex Keddie puts the ball into his own net. Rangers 1-0 Dunfermline.

19:22

Maurice Edu takes a shot. David Graham gets a block in.

19:13

A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde, clearance by John Potter.

17:36

Gregg Wylde takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher. Sone Aluko delivers the ball, blocked by Alex Keddie. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line, clearance made by John Potter.

17:02

Andrew Barrowman takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

15:04

Shot from just outside the box by Sone Aluko goes over the bar.

14:26

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde.

14:22

The ball is crossed by Kirk Broadfoot.

14:07

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

12:29

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker.

10:50

Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line. Blocked by Martin Hardie.

8:56

A cross is delivered by Steven Davis, Nikica Jelavic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

7:58

Inswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde.

7:46

The ball is crossed by Nikica Jelavic, clearance by Alex Keddie.

6:23

The ball is swung over by Kirk Broadfoot.

4:00

Andrew Barrowman concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Bartley. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.

3:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Dorin Goian restarts play with the free kick.

0:35

The ball is sent over by Sone Aluko, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

Match Preview

Whittaker boost for Rangers Rangers are boosted by the news that defender Steven Whittaker has recovered from injury ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Dunfermline. Whittaker had suffered an Achilles knock in the midweek friendly against Hamburg but is fit for the clash at Ibrox, along with forward Kyle Lafferty (back spasm) and midfielder Alejandro Bedoya (shin gash). Midfielder Gregg Wylde is set to return from suspension but defenders Carlos Bocanegra, Sasa Papac and Lee Wallace and midfielder Jamie Ness remain on the sidelines. Manager Ally McCoist insists he will continue to ignore headlines regarding the club's off-field issues and focus instead on steering their title campaign back on track. The Scottish Football Association have contacted the Scottish champions to seek clarification after the club confirmed owner Craig Whyte was previously disqualified as a company director. The news was issued in a statement to the PLUS Stock Exchange on Wednesday as Rangers released their annual financial figures in the year to June 30. Reports also claim the Ibrox side could face expulsion from European football next season unless their finances are put in order. McCoist said: "It doesn't affect me to be honest. There is no point worrying about things you can't affect or have a bearing on. "My job here is to run a football team and hopefully put a winning team on the park. "There is no use worrying about other things that you can't control." He says the same applies to his players, who are only concerned with producing the goods on the park. McCoist added: "They are brought up in an environment where it's like that all the time with the newspapers, media, television, radio. "If you start worrying about it, you've got no chance. The players certainly won't worry about that. "If we are going to worry about anything, I think we would have started worrying well before now. "The players are a great set of boys, they have been and they will continue to be. I don't have any worries or concerns about that." Joe Cardle is rated 50-50 to be fit for injury-hit Dunfermline. Paul Burns (knee) has joined the list of absentees, Austin McCann (hamstring/back) is set to be out for a further three to four weeks and Nick Phinn (hamstring) is likely to be absent again despite making his first appearance of the season in the 3-3 draw with Aberdeen last weekend. Craig Easton, Jason Thomson, Kevin Rutkiewicz, Steven Bell and Steven McDougall all remain on the sidelines, meaning the Pars will have to rely on youth.

Formation:442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 3511Manager: Jim McIntyre

Dunfermline

  • Allan McGregor
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Dorin Goian
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Steven Davis
  • Thomas Bendiksen
  • Maurice Edu
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • Sone Aluko
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Lee McCulloch
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Juanma Ortiz
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Ross Perry
  • Kane Hemmings

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Match Report

Rangers rediscover winning ways Rangers recovered from their recent slump to secure a 2-1 win over Dunfermline and strengthen their grasp on top spot in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. An own-goal from Alex Keddie and a Nikica Jelavic penalty sealed the victory as the Scottish champions held on after Joe Cardle pulled a goal back for the Pars. The win followed a goalless draw with St Johnstone and a first league defeat of the season against Kilmarnock, as Rangers moved seven points clear of Celtic ahead of their meeting with Dundee United on Sunday. Thomas Bendiksen made his first competitive start for Rangers after impressing in the midweek friendly against Hamburg, where he netted for the Light Blues. The Norwegian midfielder was drafted into the side for the clash with the Pars, along with Kyle Bartley and Gregg Wylde, who returned from suspension. Ross Perry, Lee McCulloch and Kyle Lafferty - who had been struggling with a back problem earlier in the week - were dropped to the bench. Dunfermline were without Paul Burns and Nick Phinn for the visit to Glasgow after both were added to the club's lengthy injury list following last week's 3-3 draw with Aberdeen. A minute's silence for Gary Speed turned into a minute's applause at Ibrox ahead of kick-off. Once the match was under way, Sone Aluko - making his home debut - embarked on a surging run down the right flank before setting up Jelavic but the striker blasted high and wide from six yards. The Croatian was threatening again when he connected with a Steven Davis pass and bulleted a header narrowly past the upright as Rangers piled on some early pressure. Aluko then had a go himself from just inside the box but rifled over before Wylde drew a decent save from goalkeeper Paul Gallacher. Rangers' pressure paid off when they took the lead after 21 minutes. Wylde punted the ball into the box for Bendiksen and Gallacher's attempted clearance cannoned off the body of team-mate Keddie and into the back of the net. The home side doubled their advantage seven minutes later when Aluko was tripped in the box by Gary Mason and referee Steve Conroy pointed to the penalty spot before Jelavic confidently lashed home. However, Dunfermline pulled a goal back with 31 minutes gone after Cardle's solo run ended with a low shot past the grasp of Allan McGregor. At the other end, Davis tested Gallacher with a well-struck shot before Wylde dragged his effort past the upright. Rangers started the second half strongly and Bartley came close with a shot that was deflected just over the crossbar, before Jelavic nodded wide of target. Bendiksen left the pitch to rapturous applause from the crowd when a decent shift came to an end after 58 minutes and he was replaced by Lafferty. Jelavic looked hungry for more goals and he was unfortunate not to have the net bulging again when a full-stretch Gallacher managed to tip his effort just past the post. Rangers looked the more likely of the two teams to find the back of the net again and Lafferty threw himself in front of an Aluko cross only to see his header blocked by the goalkeeper. Both players combined well again moments later but, on this occasion, Lafferty fired across the face of goal and just wide. Aluko then tried his luck with an opportunistic shot from distance that floated past the upright, before Keddie nodded just over the crossbar from a corner for the Pars late on.

Form Guide

    DWWWDL
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Dunfermline
  • DLWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 4
  • Rangers
  • 24/09/2011
  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 21/01/2007
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 11/11/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 13/08/2006
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 25/03/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 3 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 26/12/2005

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 9
  • N Jelavic 6
  • K Lafferty 5
  • M Edu 2
  • G Wylde 2
  • C Bocanegra 1
  • S Davis 1

Dunfermline

  • A Kirk 4
  • J Cardle 3
  • A Barrowman 2
  • R Thomson 2
  • M Hardie 1
  • A McCann 1
  • D Graham 1
  • L Buchanan 1
  • P Burns 1
  • J Thomson 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 30
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dunfermline

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 19
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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