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  • Date:01 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:44,430
  • Lafferty (67)
Goal!

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93:25 +3.25

Richie Towell concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Wallace. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.

93:01 +3.01

Shot by Garry O'Connor from 20 yards. Blocked by Garry O'Connor.

92:36 +2.36

The offside flag is raised against Steven Davis. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

92:00 +2.00

Effort from the edge of the box by Maurice Edu goes wide of the left-hand upright.

91:38 +1.38

David Wotherspoon crosses the ball, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.

91:11 +1.11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Wallace on David Wotherspoon. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

88:25

Lee Wallace crosses the ball, David Wotherspoon gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Davis. Nikica Jelavic is penalised for a handball. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

87:15

Effort on goal by Steven Davis from just inside the area clears the bar.

86:48

Garry O'Connor takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Bocanegra.

86:13

Centre by Leigh Griffiths.

84:13

Akpo Sodje replaces Victor Palsson. Lee Wallace on for Kyle Lafferty.

83:47

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

81:18

Unfair challenge on Gregg Wylde by Paul Hanlon results in a free kick. The referee shows Paul Hanlon a yellow card. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.

80:55

Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

78:44

Steven Davis takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack. Outswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

78:31

The ball is delivered by Sasa Papac, blocked by Victor Palsson.

77:25

Garry O'Connor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

75:42

Centre by Victor Palsson.

74:24

Maurice Edu takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack. The assistant referee signals for offside against Nikica Jelavic. David Wotherspoon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Scott. Ivan Sproule leaves the field to be replaced by Leigh Griffiths. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

67:36

Gregg Wylde produces a cross, Goal scored by Kyle Lafferty from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Gregg Wylde.

67:28

The ball is swung over by Sasa Papac, Ian Murray makes a clearance.

65:55

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis.

65:20

The ball is delivered by Gregg Wylde.

63:57

Sasa Papac delivers the ball, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Graham Stack makes a save.

63:10

The ball is sent over by Steven Davis, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance. Gregg Wylde takes the inswinging corner, Dorin Goian takes a shot. Blocked by Sean O'Hanlon.

61:36

A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde.

61:07

The offside flag is raised against Junior Agogo. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

60:28

Sasa Papac is caught offside. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

60:15

A cross is delivered by Ivan Sproule, save made by Allan McGregor.

59:36

Maurice Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Scott. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

59:13

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball.

57:48

Junior Agogo takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor. Junior Agogo produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

57:09

The referee shows Kyle Lafferty a yellow card.

56:26

A cross is delivered by Paul Hanlon, clearance by Carlos Bocanegra. Effort on goal by Richie Towell from 35 yards missed to the left of the goal.

55:44

Gregg Wylde sends in a cross, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon.

54:22

Kyle Lafferty is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

53:58

Centre by Steven Whittaker. Centre by Sasa Papac, save by Graham Stack.

52:30

Centre by Gregg Wylde, clearance by Sean O'Hanlon. Shot from just outside the box by Maurice Edu goes over the bar.

50:25

Jamie Ness delivers the ball, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.

49:22

Effort on goal by Steven Whittaker from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

47:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Ian Murray. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gregg Wylde, clearance by Paul Hanlon.

46:52

The ball is delivered by Martin Scott, Paul Hanlon takes a shot.

46:04

The ball is sent over by Ivan Sproule, clearance made by Sasa Papac. Corner taken right-footed by Martin Scott, Kyle Lafferty manages to make a clearance.

45:10 +0.10

Unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty by Graham Stack results in a Penalty. Penalty taken by Steven Whittaker and missed.

45:01

Jamie Ness comes on in place of Alejandro Bedoya.

44:53

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, Ian Murray manages to make a clearance.

43:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Garry O'Connor. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

43:41

Centre by Martin Scott, Alejandro Bedoya makes a clearance.

42:29

Unfair challenge on Isaiah Osbourne by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

35:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Richie Towell. Strike on goal comes in from Kyle Lafferty from the free kick, save by Graham Stack.

35:41

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

33:31

Ivan Sproule has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Allan McGregor makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Scott, Sean O'Hanlon has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

33:04

Steven Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Isaiah Osbourne. Direct free kick taken by Isaiah Osbourne.

31:53

Steven Whittaker sends in a cross. The referee blows for offside against Dorin Goian. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

31:11

Gregg Wylde sends in a cross, clearance made by Ian Murray. Outswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde, Isaiah Osbourne makes a clearance.

30:24

Sasa Papac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Scott. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.

29:01

The ball is sent over by Steven Davis. The offside flag is raised against Kyle Lafferty. Indirect free kick taken by Graham Stack.

26:37

Isaiah Osbourne sends in a cross, Steven Whittaker makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Martin Scott, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.

24:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty by Isaiah Osbourne. Nikica Jelavic fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

23:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dorin Goian. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

22:54

A cross is delivered by Victor Palsson.

20:01

Centre by Dorin Goian, Shot on goal by Gregg Wylde from just inside the area goes over the target.

16:58

Gregg Wylde takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis, save by Graham Stack.

14:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Steven Whittaker. Centre by Ivan Sproule, Paul Hanlon takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

14:04

Foul by Martin Scott on Sasa Papac, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

12:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Bocanegra by Junior Agogo. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

11:48

Junior Agogo concedes a free kick for a foul on Alejandro Bedoya. Direct free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

10:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Alejandro Bedoya. Steven Davis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Ian Murray manages to make a clearance.

10:03

Victor Palsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gregg Wylde. Carlos Bocanegra takes the direct free kick.

7:16

Foul by Junior Agogo on Dorin Goian, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

6:34

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis.

5:01

Martin Scott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

2:02

The ball is swung over by Sasa Papac, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon. Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde to the near post.

1:16

Ivan Sproule produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

0:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Scott by Steven Davis. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

Match Preview

Bartley near to return Rangers manager Ally McCoist has no fresh injury concerns ahead of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hibernian. Only Kyle Bartley (hernia) and youngster Kane Hemmings (knee) remain on the sidelines, while Steven Naismith serves the second of a two-match ban. Bartley has started running again after surgery and could return to action shortly after the international break. McCoist has urged Maurice Edu to continue the transformation in fortunes he is now enjoying after coming through a difficult spell. The American midfielder has battled with indifferent form and criticism from the stands in recent times but has shown a major improvement in the last few matches. He impressed in the Old Firm derby win over Celtic and grabbed a superb goal against Dunfermline at the weekend, before producing a man of the match display in Tuesday night's 2-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Kilmarnock. McCoist said: "I'm delighted with Maurice and I'm just pleased for him. "There have been times when the form hasn't been great and he's been getting a little bit of criticism, as everybody does, when you sometimes warrant it and things aren't going well. I have said before that he will play his way out of it and keep going and he's got to keep doing that. "He's that kind of player, he has to use his aggression and his athleticism and he is no mean footballer as well once he uses his first two attributes, which are very important to his game. The better qualified people to talk about Maurice Edu would be his team-mates because that's the type of player he is and they are all pleased for him." Hibernian came through their midweek win over St Johnstone unscathed. Danny Galbraith (ankle) and Matt Thornhill (groin) remain on the sidelines. Sean Welsh is approaching fitness after a broken cheekbone but Michael Hart (groin) is still missing.

Formation:442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 442Manager: Colin Calderwood

Hibernian

  • Allan McGregor
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Dorin Goian
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Sasa Papac
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Lee Wallace
  • David Healy
  • Palazon Juanma Ortiz
  • Jamie Ness
  • Ross Perry

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Match Report

Kyle has a Laff Kyle Lafferty grabbed the only goal of the game as Rangers moved 10 points clear of Celtic at the summit of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 1-0 win over Hibs. The Northern Irishman netted in the second half after Steven Whittaker missed from the penalty spot just before half-time. The win allowed the Scottish champions to pile the pressure on Celtic - who have two games in hand - ahead of their meeting with Hearts tomorrow, with nearest rivals Motherwell nine points behind Rangers. Ally McCoist made just one change from the midweek win over Kilmarnock for the visit of Hibs. Alejandro Bedoya was handed his first league start for the clash at Ibrox, with Juan Manuel Ortiz dropped to the bench. The Edinburgh side also made a single change from the side who defeated St Johnstone on Wednesday, with Martin Scott drafted into the side ahead of Leigh Griffiths. Rangers dominated the possession early on but both sides struggled to create much in the way of clear goalscoring opportunities in the opening spell. But Gregg Wylde should have had the net bulging after 17 minutes when he raced on to a Steven Davis pass with only the goalkeeper to beat. Instead, Graham Stack made the save. The youngster then squandered another great chance when Nikica Jelavic teed up the shot, Wylde blasting over when he should at least have tested Stack. Wylde turned provider for Lafferty but he bulleted a header wide of the target, with the offside flag raised anyway. At the other end, goalkeeper Allan McGregor was called into action to block a well-struck effort from Ivan Sproule. Stack then produced a great save to deny a point-blank shot from Jelavic after good play between the Croatian and Lafferty. Rangers were handed a penalty on the stroke of half-time after Lafferty was brought down in the box by Stack after rounding the goalkeeper. But Whittaker blasted well over from the spot after winning the battle with Jelavic to step up for the pressure kick, as the first half ended goalless. Rangers made a change at the interval, with Bedoya withdrawn and Jamie Ness thrown into the action after his recovery from injury. Hibs could have opened the scoring a couple of minutes after the restart when Paul Hanlon met a cross from Scott only to head just over. The visitors had another great chance when Garry O'Connor released Junior Agogo into the box and the flag stayed down. McGregor blocked bravely at his feet, before Agogo smashed the rebound into the side netting. Ness then had the ball in the back of the net with an hour gone but the assistant's offside flag was already raised before he unleashed the shot. The breakthrough finally came after 68 minutes when a Wylde cross into the box dropped for Lafferty at the back post and he fired home from six yards to hand Rangers the advantage. The home side immediately set about trying to double their lead and Maurice Edu forced a decent save from the goalkeeper, before Jelavic followed up with the rebound that was offside. Stack then produced a superb one-handed save to prevent a ferocious strike from Davis finding the back of the net but Rangers managed to hold on for the narrow victory.

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