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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:12:15
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:46,178
  • Jelavic (22) Lafferty (39)
    Davis (43) Ryan Stevenson - og (83)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:04 +1.04

El-Hadji Diouf takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Stevenson. Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf. Booking for David Obua for dissent. Steven Naismith produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target. The referee shows Ian Black a yellow card for dissent.

89:51

Steven Naismith challenges Ian Black unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ruben Palazuelos takes the free kick.

89:36

Steven Naismith sends in a cross, Craig Thomson makes a clearance.

88:00

Stephen Elliott challenges Sasa Papac unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Weir takes the direct free kick.

87:33

Scott Robinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

86:48

Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, David Healy has an effort at goal from deep inside the box striking the post.

86:25

Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Blocked by Ruben Palazuelos. The ball is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Ryan Stevenson.

86:15

Gregg Wylde crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Stevenson.

83:40

Ryan Stevenson puts the ball into his own goal. Rangers 4-0 Hearts.David Healy is brought on as a substitute for Kyle Lafferty.

82:58

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald. El-Hadji Diouf takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

82:28

Gregg Wylde decides to take a short corner. Sasa Papac delivers the ball, Ian Black makes a clearance.

81:42

Centre by Madjid Bougherra, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos.

79:12

Corner taken short by Gregg Wylde.

78:13

Lee McCulloch sends in a cross, Ryan Stevenson gets a block in. Shot from just outside the box by Steven Whittaker goes over the target.

76:46

Centre by Kyle Lafferty, Sasa Papac takes a shot. Adrian Mrowiec gets a block in. Steven Naismith has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty box that bounces off the post. Darren Barr replaces Adrian Mrowiec.

76:34

Sasa Papac delivers the ball.

74:24

Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, Foul by Kyle Lafferty on Adrian Mrowiec, free kick awarded. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

73:05

The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde.

70:55

Nikica Jelavic leaves the field to be replaced by El-Hadji Diouf. (Rangers) makes a substitution, with Lee McCulloch coming on for Maurice Edu.

70:48

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde.

70:35

The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde, blocked by Ryan Stevenson.

69:54

Outswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line, clearance made by David Obua.

66:57

The ball is crossed by Maurice Edu.

65:29

Unfair challenge on Ian Black by Nikica Jelavic results in a free kick. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

64:00

Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross.

63:32

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line to the near post, Ryan McGowan manages to make a clearance.

61:02

Eggert Jonsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic. The referee shows Eggert Jonsson a red card. Steven Naismith goes into the book. Maurice Edu booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.

60:18

(Hearts) makes a substitution, with Scott Robinson coming on for Rudi Skacel.

58:37

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker, save made by Jamie MacDonald.

57:17

(Hearts) makes a substitution, with Stephen Elliott coming on for David Templeton.

55:57

A cross is delivered by Kyle Lafferty, save made by Jamie MacDonald.

53:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Black by Steven Whittaker. The referee cautions Steven Whittaker for unsporting behaviour. Craig Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nikica Jelavic manages to make a clearance.

52:29

Ian Black fouled by Maurice Edu, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Thomson.

51:27

Gregg Wylde takes a corner.

50:39

The ball is delivered by Steven Naismith, blocked by Adrian Mrowiec.

49:13

Ryan McGowan takes a shot.

47:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Naismith on Ian Black. Ian Black takes the direct free kick.

46:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

46:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Ryan McGowan. The referee cautions Ryan McGowan for unsporting behaviour. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.

45:20

The referee gives a free kick against Kyle Lafferty for handball. Direct free kick taken by Eggert Jonsson.

43:26

Steven Davis grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Rangers 3-0 Hearts.Assist by Gregg Wylde.

42:24

Unfair challenge on Gregg Wylde by Craig Thomson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

40:53

Unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty by Ian Black results in a free kick. Madjid Bougherra restarts play with the free kick.

39:05

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Goal scored by Kyle Lafferty from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Gregg Wylde.

38:03

Maurice Edu challenges David Obua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Thomson from right channel, Maurice Edu makes a clearance. Shot from 35 yards by Ian Black. Allan McGregor makes a save.

36:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Weir on Rudi Skacel. David Weir is shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ian Black.

34:49

Unfair challenge on Eggert Jonsson by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

34:16

Ian Black gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

33:55

The ball is crossed by Sasa Papac.

32:10

Centre by Maurice Edu, Ryan McGowan makes a clearance. Gregg Wylde takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Jamie MacDonald. Steven Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Black.

28:01

Unfair challenge on Gregg Wylde by Craig Thomson results in a free kick. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

26:50

Unfair challenge on Ian Black by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

26:16

The ball is swung over by Steven Naismith, clearance made by Adrian Mrowiec.

25:52

The ball is delivered by Ryan McGowan, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.

24:18

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Stevenson. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

22:08

Nikica Jelavic fires in a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Hearts.The assist for the goal came from Steven Davis.

20:12

The referee blows for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

16:47

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, Adrian Mrowiec manages to make a clearance.

15:56

David Templeton produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

15:41

Kyle Lafferty sends in a cross, clearance made by Adrian Mrowiec.

15:18

Centre by Madjid Bougherra. The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, blocked by Adrian Mrowiec. Steven Davis delivers the ball.

14:11

Foul by Kyle Lafferty on Craig Thomson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

13:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Templeton on Steven Naismith. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis from right channel, clearance by Eggert Jonsson. A cross is delivered by Maurice Edu, clearance by Eggert Jonsson.

11:13

Corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos. The ball is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, clearance by Ruben Palazuelos.

9:32

David Weir challenges David Templeton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ian Black.

7:48

Ryan McGowan takes a shot. Madjid Bougherra gets a block in. Effort from the edge of the box by Nikica Jelavic goes wide of the left-hand upright.

4:21

Nikica Jelavic challenges Adrian Mrowiec unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

3:39

David Templeton takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a comfortable save. Unfair challenge on Ryan McGowan by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Obua.

3:04

The offside flag is raised against Nikica Jelavic. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

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Formation:442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 451Manager: Jim Jefferies

Hearts

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

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Match Report

Whyte watches on as Gers soar New owner Craig Whyte looked on as Rangers eased to a 4-0 win over 10-man Hearts to stretch their lead at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to four points as they took another step towards retaining the title. Whyte arrived at Ibrox to the applause of hundreds of fans and he would have been happy with what he witnessed from the stand after completing his takeover on Friday night. Goals from Nikica Jelavic, Kyle Lafferty and Steven Davis, and a Ryan Stevenson own goal, secured a convincing win - as Eggert Jonsson was dismissed - and piled the pressure on Celtic ahead of their game on Sunday. Walter Smith named an unchanged side from last week's 5-0 win at Motherwell and Lee McCulloch was named on the bench after recovering from knee surgery. The Jambos drafted David Obua and Ryan McGowan into their team for Marius Zaliukas and Stephen Elliot. Rangers had a decent chance early on when Sasa Papac picked out Steven Naismith with a lovely 40 yard pass and he slipped into the path of Jelavic but the striker's finish was weak and crept past the post. Lafferty then claimed for a penalty when he went to ground under pressure from Craig Thomson but referee Iain Brines ignored the appeals. The best chance so far fell to Hearts when David Templeton whipped across the face of goal for Stevenson and he just failed to connect and stab home at the back post. Rangers were ahead with 23 minutes gone. Davis provided the cross for Jelavic and he did well to drill under goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald from an awkward angle. Jelavic then claimed he was tripped in the box by Obua but again no spot kick was forthcoming. Rangers doubled their lead after 39 minutes when Gregg Wylde's pass found Lafferty and he lashed home from 20 yards. There was more to come when Wylde again was the provider, this time for Davis to nod home from six yards a minute before the break. Rangers were hungry for more goals after the break and Jelavic nodded just wide from a corner shortly after the restart. Hearts were then dealt another blow when they were reduced to 10 men when Jonsson was red-carded for a foul on Jelavic after 62 minutes. The challenge had sparked a scuffle, which saw Maurice Edu and Naismith both cautioned by the referee. McCulloch came off the bench to make his first appearance since February and was thrown into the action along with El-Hadji Diouf with 20 minutes to go, as Edu and Jelavic were withdrawn. The tempo of the match had dipped but Rangers could have had the net bulging when Naismith turned and shot in the box and was only denied a goal of his own by a great save from MacDonald. But the goalkeeper could not prevent the home side claiming a fourth after 84 minutes. Lafferty's strike was blocked but fell for Diouf whose shot was helped into his own net by Stevenson. Substitute David Healy then hit the post with a couple of minutes to go with the points already secure.

Form Guide

    WWWWDW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • WDDDDD

Last Meetings

  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 02/02/2011
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 0
  • Rangers
  • 22/01/2011
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 02/10/2010
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Hearts
  • 18/04/2010
  • Hearts
  • 1 - 4
  • Rangers
  • 27/03/2010
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 1
  • Hearts
  • 23/01/2010

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • N Jelavic 13
  • SJ Naismith 10
  • K Lafferty 6
  • V Weiss 5
  • S Papac 3
  • S Davis 3
  • M Edu 2
  • D Healy 1
  • E Diouf 1
  • M Bougherra 1
  • K Bartley 1

Hearts

  • R Skacel 13
  • S Elliott 8
  • R Stevenson 7
  • D Templeton 7
  • C Elliot 4
  • K Kyle 2
  • I Black 1
  • M Zaliukas 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 105
    • Goals per game 77
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (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
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hearts

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 52
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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