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  • Date:15 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:44,639
  • Weiss (24) Whittaker - pen (27)
    Weiss (45) Edu (81)
Goal!

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92mins

Kenny Miller produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

92mins

Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Blocked by Gavin Skelton.

90mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Ali Crawford.

89mins

Grant Gillespie delivers the ball, Flavio Paixao takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Allan McGregor.

89mins

Foul by Jamie Ness on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.

88mins

Shot from just outside the box by Kyle Lafferty goes over the bar.

85mins

Foul by Andy Graham on Kenny Miller, free kick awarded. Jamie Ness produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

84mins

Gregg Wylde produces a cross, clearance by Gavin Skelton.

82mins

Maurice Edu fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 4-0 Hamilton.The assist for the goal came from Steven Whittaker.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Maurice Edu, clearance made by Andy Graham.

79mins

Gregg Wylde concedes a free kick for a foul on Flavio Paixao. Ali Crawford delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

78mins

Nigel Hasselbaink replaces Mickael Antoine-Curier. Flavio Paixao concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ness. Free kick crossed by Gregg Wylde, save made by Tomas Cerny.

77mins

Douglas Imrie sends in a cross.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Flavio Paixao. Madjid Bougherra takes the free kick.

75mins

Mickael Antoine-Curier sends in a cross, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Jordan Kirkpatrick is brought on as a substitute for Marco Paixao.

71mins

Richard Foster is brought on as a substitute for Sasa Papac.

70mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, save made by Tomas Cerny.

69mins

(Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Ali Crawford coming on for Lee Kilday. Marco Paixao challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie Ness from left channel.

68mins

Douglas Imrie challenges Maurice Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Lafferty.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde, Headed effort on goal by Kyle Lafferty from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

65mins

Gregg Wylde produces a cross, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Gavin Skelton manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Gregg Wylde replaces Vladimir Weiss. Maurice Edu is brought on as a substitute for Steven Davis. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty by David Elebert. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sasa Papac, Gavin Skelton makes a clearance.

60mins

Shot by Sasa Papac from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

58mins

Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, Kenny Miller produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

57mins

Jamie Ness sends in a cross, save by Tomas Cerny.

55mins

Steven Whittaker challenges Flavio Paixao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Skelton takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Kyle Lafferty produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Devlin on Steven Whittaker. Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.

50mins

Corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss to the near post, Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Michael Devlin gets a block in.

50mins

A cross is delivered by Jamie Ness, blocked by Grant Gillespie.

48mins

Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.

47mins

Gavin Skelton delivers the ball.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Weir on Mickael Antoine-Curier. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.

45mins

Grant Gillespie receives a yellow card. Goal scored by Vladimir Weiss to to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 3-0 Hamilton.Grant Gillespie challenges Vladimir Weiss unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43mins

Corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss.

42mins

Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line played to the near post, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.

42mins

The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, David Elebert manages to make a clearance.

42mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Vladimir Weiss, save by Tomas Cerny.

41mins

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Graham.

41mins

The ball is delivered by Sasa Papac.

41mins

Corner taken by Madjid Bougherra, David Elebert manages to make a clearance.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Madjid Bougherra, blocked by Michael Devlin.

40mins

Centre by Jamie Ness, Grant Gillespie makes a clearance.

40mins

Short corner worked by Vladimir Weiss.

39mins

Kyle Lafferty is ruled offside. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Kyle Lafferty sends in a cross, Andy Graham gets a block in.

37mins

Centre by Lee Kilday.

35mins

Mickael Antoine-Curier is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Weir takes the indirect free kick.

34mins

Centre by Kenny Miller.

33mins

Centre by Steven Davis.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Madjid Bougherra, blocked by Michael Devlin.

33mins

Short corner taken by Vladimir Weiss.

32mins

Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball, David Elebert makes a clearance.

32mins

A cross is delivered by Jamie Ness, blocked by Marco Paixao.

31mins

Vladimir Weiss takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Andy Graham.

31mins

Steven Davis takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.

31mins

Sasa Papac delivers the ball, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Tomas Cerny makes a save.

30mins

Marco Paixao takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Flavio Paixao, Allan McGregor makes a save.

28mins

Penalty scored by Steven Whittaker. Rangers 2-0 Hamilton.Vladimir Weiss fouled by Michael Devlin, the ref awards a Penalty.

27mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, clearance by Andy Graham.

26mins

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.

25mins

A goal is scored by Vladimir Weiss from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Hamilton.Assist on the goal came from Lee McCulloch.

24mins

The ball is crossed by Jamie Ness, Headed effort from inside the area by Steven Davis misses to the left of the target.

23mins

Kenny Miller is caught offside. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.

22mins

A cross is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.

21mins

Centre by Steven Davis.

20mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Davis.

20mins

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball.

18mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, Shot by Vladimir Weiss from just outside the area goes over the net.

18mins

Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Graham.

16mins

Steven Davis produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

15mins

Sasa Papac crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Graham.

14mins

Short corner worked by Vladimir Weiss.

14mins

Steven Whittaker sends in a cross, clearance by Marco Paixao.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Gavin Skelton.

13mins

Lee McCulloch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao. Grant Gillespie takes the free kick.

12mins

Shot from just outside the box by Grant Gillespie goes over the target.

12mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Kilday, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Lee Kilday. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steven Davis.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Steven Davis.

7mins

Lee McCulloch sends in a cross, Andy Graham makes a clearance.

7mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, David Elebert makes a clearance.

6mins

A cross is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Mickael Antoine-Curier.

6mins

Vladimir Weiss decides to take the corner short.

6mins

Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Grant Gillespie gets a block in.

5mins

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball.

4mins

Gavin Skelton sends in a cross, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

4mins

Steven Whittaker fouled by Mickael Antoine-Curier, the ref awards a free kick. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Kilday on Vladimir Weiss. Direct free kick taken by Vladimir Weiss.

2mins

Kenny Miller sends in a cross.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, clearance by David Elebert.

1mins

Mickael Antoine-Curier challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Weir.

The game gets underway.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The second half begins.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Smith happy to play Miller Rangers manager Walter Smith does not expect Kenny Miller to receive a hostile reception from the Ibrox faithful in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hamilton. The striker, who is out of contract this summer, has failed to agree a new deal with the Scottish champions and has been holding talks with both Birmingham and Fiorentina. He was left out of the squad for Monday's Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock but is expected to be back in contention for the visit of Accies at Ibrox. The involvement of Miller, who has netted 22 goals so far this season, could be met with a mixed response from the fans, but Smith insists any abuse directed at the player would be unjustified. "I'll pick what I think is the best team to play," said the Rangers boss. "Kenny Miller has played exceptionally well for us over the period of time he has been at Rangers. "What's happened now is a normal situation, he wouldn't be the first player to leave under freedom of contract. "It happened to us last season and it will happen to us in the future. It will happen to all clubs. "I don't think the Rangers support can complain in any way, shape or form about the way Kenny Miller has played for Rangers since he`s been here. "He has been terrific for us. If he can't reach agreement with his own club, like every footballer, he is free to go and try to achieve the best he can somewhere else. "That's what he's doing and I don't think anyone can blame him for that. "You can only look at what he has done for the club since he has been here and he has played exceptionally well for us in that time." Smith added: "I'm sure he will be all right to play if we ask him. "If Kenny decides he's not going to sign for any club, there is no reason why he shouldn't play for Rangers. He will be available for us. "He hasn't signed for anybody yet so he is still a Rangers player. "I just felt the other night there was an awful lot surrounding him but that's settled down a bit so he will be involved in the game." Nikica Jelavic is set to be named in the Rangers squad. The striker has been out of action since the start of October with a serious ankle injury but could make his return. Steven Naismith is available despite carrying a slight hamstring problem, while Kirk Broadfoot remains on the sidelines with a foot injury. Hamilton have been hit by the loss of six players for the trip. Jim McAlister and Simon Mensing are suspended following their dismissals against Celtic in midweek, while Mark McLaughlin, Martin Canning, David Buchanan and Gary McDonald have joined Alex Neil and James Gibson on the injury list.

Formation:442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 4141Manager: Billy Reid

Hamilton

  • Allan McGregor
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Madjid Bougherra
  • David Weir
  • Sasa Papac
  • Steven Davis
  • Lee McCulloch
  • Jamie Ness
  • Vladimir Weiss
  • Kenny Miller
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Maurice Edu
  • Richard Foster
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • James Beattie
  • Andy Webster
  • Gregg Wylde

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Match Report

Weiss inspires Gers rout Vladimir Weiss stole the show as Rangers edged closer to Celtic at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a thumping 4-0 win over Hamilton at Ibrox. Weiss helped himself to a double and also won a penalty that was converted by Steven Whittaker, before Maurice Edu sealed the victory late on. Rangers now sit five points adrift of SPL leaders Celtic, but have three games in hand over their Old Firm rivals. Kenny Miller, who has been holding talks with Birmingham and Fiorentina, was back in the starting line-up after being left out of the squad for Monday's Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock. Nikica Jelavic was named on the bench for the first time since sustaining a serious injury in October, while Steven Naismith failed to make the squad after struggling with a hamstring strain. Hamilton were without suspended duo Simon Mensing and Jim McAlister following their red cards in the defeat to Celtic in midweek. With their squad stretched through injury and suspension, Accies handed debuts to youngsters Michael Devlin and Lee Kilday, while Mickael Antoine-Curier made his first appearance since his return to the club. Rangers looked the more dangerous team in the opening stages, with Miller and Lee McCulloch both carving out opportunities early on. Steven Davis then had a decent chance with a free-kick from 30 yards out that whistled just over the crossbar, before seeing another opportunity flash across the face of goal and past the upright. Hamilton were forced to soak up more pressure when Whittaker released Madjid Bougherra down the right flank and he cut back for McCulloch, whose point-blank shot was blocked well by Tomas Cerny. But the Accies goalkeeper was helpless when Rangers surged into the lead with 25 minutes gone when Weiss lashed a firm, low shot into the bottom corner from 35 yards. The winger then won a penalty just two minutes later when he was tripped in the box by Devlin, and Whittaker stepped up to fire confidently into the back of the net from the spot and add to the penalty he netted in the Scottish Cup earlier in the week. Kyle Lafferty could have added his name to the scoresheet when he met a Miller flick only to see his looping header swiped one-handed over the crossbar by Cerny. Weiss found the back of the net again on the half-time whistle when he curled a free-kick past Cerny after being fouled by Grant Gillespie, with Miller stepping over the ball in front of goal to allow the effort to hit the back of the net unchallenged. The tempo of the game had dipped slightly in the second half but Rangers still posed a threat in front of goal, with Cerny called into action to gather an ambitious long-range shot from youngster Jamie Ness. Bougherra then squared into the path of Miller but he failed to claim his 23rd goal of the season with a poor header that went well over the crossbar from 10 yards, before Sasa Papac rifled across the face of goal and past the post. Weiss was denied the chance to claim a hat-trick when he was replaced by Gregg Wylde with just over an hour on the clock, while Davis made way for Edu. Richard Foster was thrown into the action when Papac hobbled off with 20 minutes to go, meaning Jelavic would have to wait a while longer before making his long-awaited comeback after almost four months on the sidelines. There had been few incidents of note in the second half, following an entertaining opening 45 minutes, until Rangers grabbed their fourth goal eight minutes from time. Edu collected a throw-in from Whittaker before cutting into the middle and bulleting a left-footed shot home from 18 yards to put the gloss on the victory.

Form Guide

    LWWDWL
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Hamilton
  • LLDLDD

Last Meetings

  • Hamilton
  • 1 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 11/09/2010
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Hamilton
  • 03/04/2010
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 16/01/2010
  • Rangers
  • 4 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 29/08/2009
  • Hamilton
  • 0 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 28/02/2009
  • Rangers
  • 7 - 1
  • Hamilton
  • 06/12/2008

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • K Miller 17
  • SJ Naismith 5
  • V Weiss 3
  • N Jelavic 2
  • S Papac 1
  • S Davis 1
  • K Lafferty 1
  • M Edu 1

Hamilton

  • D Imrie 2
  • N Hasselbaink 2
  • M McLaughlin 1
  • S Mensing 1
  • J Routledge 1
  • M Paixao 1
  • F Paixao 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 39
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hamilton

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 12
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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