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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:43,701
  • Bocanegra (54) Lafferty (82)
  • Shinnie (66)
Goal!

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90:09 +0.09

Unfair challenge on Thomas Bendiksen by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Richie Foran booked. Carlos Bocanegra restarts play with the free kick.

88:53

Shane Sutherland produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

87:12

The ball is swung over by Johnny Hayes, Gregg Wylde makes a clearance.

86:30

Unfair challenge on Gregory Tade by Lee McCulloch results in a free kick. Booking for Lee McCulloch for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from left wing, clearance by Kyle Bartley.

86:19

The ball is delivered by Lee Cox, save made by Allan McGregor.

85:25

Nikica Jelavic concedes a free kick for a foul on Roman Golobart. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Graeme Shinnie, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.

84:55

Shane Sutherland on for Billy McKay.

84:21

Foul by Kyle Lafferty on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Richie Foran.

83:58

Centre by Johnny Hayes, Allan McGregor makes a save.

82:36

Kyle Lafferty is booked.

82:03

Kyle Lafferty grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 2-1 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Steven Davis.

81:43

Billy McKay takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

81:31

Kenny Gillet sends in a cross, Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.

80:19

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

80:05

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

79:34

Centre by Steven Davis, Richie Foran manages to make a clearance.

79:14

Graeme Shinnie sends in a cross, Carlos Bocanegra manages to make a clearance.

77:31

Lee Cox challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sasa Papac leaves the field to be replaced by Thomas Bendiksen. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

76:20

Effort from the edge of the box by Billy McKay goes wide of the left-hand upright.

75:28

Foul by Graeme Shinnie on Steven Whittaker, free kick awarded. Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.

74:32

Foul by Carlos Bocanegra on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded. Carlos Bocanegra is cautioned. Johnny Hayes takes the free kick.

74:09

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde, clearance made by Ross Tokely.

73:42

Sasa Papac takes a shot. Blocked by Roman Golobart.

73:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Roman Golobart. Free kick crossed by Gregg Wylde, clearance made by Ross Tokely.

71:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy McKay on Kyle Bartley. Kyle Bartley takes the direct free kick.

70:40

Richie Foran is ruled offside. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

69:58

Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie. Andrew Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.

69:50

Roman Golobart sends in a cross.

69:07

Centre by Gregg Wylde, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

67:52

A cross is delivered by Johnny Hayes, Carlos Bocanegra makes a clearance.

66:49

The ball is swung over by Gregory Tade, Andrew Shinnie gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Rangers 1-1 Inverness CT.Assist by Gregory Tade.

65:05

Gregory Tade is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

64:03

Graeme Shinnie produces a cross, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

62:59

Unfair challenge on Sasa Papac by Lee Cox results in a free kick. The referee books Lee Cox for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee McCulloch, clearance by Richie Foran.

62:47

Sasa Papac takes a shot.

61:38

Corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line played to the near post, Carlos Bocanegra has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

61:32

Nikica Jelavic delivers the ball, clearance by Ross Tokely.

60:51

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

59:46

Andrew Shinnie on for Greg Tansey.

59:35

Effort from deep inside the area by Kyle Lafferty misses to the right of the target.

58:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sasa Papac on Gregory Tade. Roman Golobart takes the direct free kick.

57:13

Short corner taken by Greg Tansey.

57:05

The ball is sent over by Graeme Shinnie, Steven Davis gets a block in.

56:13

Kyle Lafferty is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

56:07

Lee Wallace delivers the ball.

55:54

Lee Wallace crosses the ball, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.

54:22

Carlos Bocanegra finds the back of the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Inverness CT.Assist by Nikica Jelavic.

54:07

Steven Davis produces a cross, clearance by Richie Foran.

53:47

Inswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line played to the near post.

53:40

Kyle Lafferty crosses the ball, blocked by Roman Golobart.

53:27

Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Kenny Gillet gets a block in.

52:59

Corner taken by Steven Davis, Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.

52:52

The ball is sent over by Lee Wallace, clearance by Ross Tokely.

51:53

(Rangers) makes a substitution, with Kyle Lafferty coming on for Alejandro Bedoya.

51:21

Greg Tansey concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Davis. The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, Headed effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

49:49

Shot by Greg Tansey from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

48:25

Lee Wallace crosses the ball.

47:14

Centre by Johnny Hayes.

45:24

Unfair challenge on Johnny Hayes by Lee McCulloch results in a free kick. Roman Golobart takes the free kick.

45:17

Steven Davis produces a cross, clearance made by Roman Golobart.

45:01

(Rangers) makes a substitution, with Lee McCulloch coming on for Maurice Edu.

44:32

Johnny Hayes produces a left-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

43:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Gillet on Alejandro Bedoya. The ball is swung over by Steven Davis, Header by Nikica Jelavic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

42:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Greg Tansey, Allan McGregor makes a save.

42:34

Centre by Greg Tansey, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

41:49

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Esson.

40:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Nikica Jelavic. Roman Golobart restarts play with the free kick.

39:38

The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde, save made by Ryan Esson.

38:40

Steven Davis takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

35:49

Greg Tansey takes the outswinging corner, Johnny Hayes has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

34:54

Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade.

34:27

Billy McKay challenges Kyle Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

33:49

Gregory Tade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

33:15

Lee Cox delivers the ball, clearance by Kyle Bartley.

32:15

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.

30:47

Nikica Jelavic is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

29:19

The ball is swung over by Johnny Hayes.

28:10

Maurice Edu fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gregg Wylde.

27:10

Gregg Wylde takes the inswinging corner, Nikica Jelavic has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

26:12

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

25:48

The ball is sent over by Johnny Hayes, clearance made by Carlos Bocanegra.

24:47

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gregg Wylde, clearance made by Roman Golobart.

24:37

Centre by Nikica Jelavic, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.

23:17

Richie Foran produces a cross, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

20:59

Unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Gregory Tade results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.

20:47

Johnny Hayes crosses the ball, Gregg Wylde gets a block in.

20:27

Short corner taken by Johnny Hayes.

20:20

A cross is delivered by Graeme Shinnie, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

17:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy McKay. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.

17:28

Graeme Shinnie fouled by Maurice Edu, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

17:18

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.

15:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Maurice Edu. Lee Wallace takes the free kick.

14:15

Gregg Wylde takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Gregory Tade manages to make a clearance.

14:10

Nikica Jelavic produces a cross, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

13:01

Steven Davis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Nikica Jelavic on Lee Cox. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

12:07

Lee Wallace fouled by Kenny Gillet, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Nikica Jelavic from the free kick.

11:28

Centre by Lee Cox, save by Allan McGregor.

10:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Richie Foran. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gregg Wylde, clearance by Roman Golobart.

9:32

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker.

9:04

Gregg Wylde sends in a cross, Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Ryan Esson makes a brilliant save.

8:42

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line to the near post.

8:33

Gregg Wylde delivers the ball, blocked by Kenny Gillet.

8:08

The ball is sent over by Kenny Gillet.

7:25

Ross Tokely concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

5:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade by Steven Whittaker. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.

2:54

Shot by Gregory Tade from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

2:30

Unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. Roman Golobart restarts play with the free kick.

0:21

Graeme Shinnie sends in a cross.

Match Preview

Weir still focused on Rangers David Weir has still not given up hope of continuing his Rangers playing career despite going almost five months without a competitive game. The 41-year-old has been unable to break into the first team since recovering from the hamstring injury suffered during a Champions League qualifying defeat by Malmo at Ibrox in July. Weir has admitted he might have to look elsewhere for games should his exile continue but has not resigned himself to leaving despite being two weeks away from the opening of the transfer window. "It`s not time now because you can`t go anywhere," he said. "When the time comes in January, if that is the case, and there is an option to go somewhere else then it`s something I`ll have to think about. But as it stands that`s not the case." The club captain has been involved in reserve matches and played in a friendly against Liverpool two months ago and has not lost his desire to play. "You`re always itching to play, you want to play and I`ve never lost that," said Weir. "I`ve had a few injuries this season which have curtailed that but I`m back fit again trying to get back in the team. "Everybody needs to play, I`m no different to anyone else." Rangers could be without Dorin Goian for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Inverness on Saturday. The defender has been struggling with a fever but is on the mend, while striker Kyle Lafferty is again doubtful despite his back injury proving minor. Sasa Papac is back in contention while Jamie Ness and Steven Naismith remain out alongside suspended winger Sone Aluko. Inverness manager Terry Butcher insists there is no way his side will "park the bus" at Ibrox - as he does not have enough fit defenders. Butcher is without eight players ahead of the clash and will struggle to fill his quota of substitutes. Centre-back Chris Hogg joined his list of absentees after suffering cruciate ligament damage during last weekend`s defeat by Dundee United, during which influential midfielder David Davis was sent off. An all-out defensive approach is not on Inverness` radar, though. Butcher said: "You say that some teams go there and park the bus but we haven`t got a bus. We haven`t got a driver for the bus never mind a bus. We haven`t got a lot of bodies to put in front of our goal. "I don`t think we`ll be going there to play a 10-man defence because we haven`t even got a four-man defence at the moment. We`ll try and go there and play our way and do what we know best." Aaron Doran, Aidan Chippendale, Josh Meekings, David Proctor, Thomas Piermayr and Owain Tudur Jones are all sidelined also.

Formation:4231Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 4231Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Allan McGregor
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Lee Wallace
  • Maurice Edu
  • Sasa Papac
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Steven Davis
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Lee McCulloch
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Matt McKay
  • Thomas Bendiksen
  • Rhys McCabe

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Match Report

Gers late show opens up seven-point gap A dramatic late strike by substitute Kyle Lafferty gave Rangers an undeserved 2-1 victory against Inverness to take them seven points clear of Celtic at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. When Light Blues defender Carlos Bocanegra shot the home side into the lead in the 55th minute it looked like they would go and make the result more comfortable. However, the Highlanders fought back ferociously and former Rangers midfielder Andrew Shinnie, on as substitute for Greg Tansey, levelled before they missed several good chances to grab an unlikely win. They were made to pay in the cruellest fashion when Lafferty, on for Alejandro Bedoya early in the second half, struck with eight minutes remaining to ease the nerves and increase the gap over their Old Firm rivals who play at St Johnstone on Sunday. Rangers have been unconvincing in recent weeks and their fans will have left Ibrox aware that they were let off the hook. Bedoya and defender Sasa Papac came into the Rangers side at the expense of Dorin Goian, who failed to recover from a fever and Lee McCulloch, who started on the bench along with striker Lafferty who returned from a back injury. Caley boss Terry Butcher made three changes with Lee Cox, Gregory Tade and Graeme Shinnie coming in for injured Chris Hogg, suspended David Davis and Andrew Shinnie, who was named substitute. The Highlanders took the spoils in the first half with an impressive display. It was a slow, unconvincing start by the home side and in the third minute Caley midfielder Cox stole into the Rangers box but failed to catch his shot properly, the ball spinning harmlessly wide. Inverness midfielder Tansey then had a shot blocked by Ibrox defender Kyle Bartley. In the 10th minute the Light Blues threatened for the first time and Caley keeper Ryan Esson made a terrific save to deny defender Steven Whittaker, who met a Gregg Wylde cross from eight yards out to power a header down towards the bottom corner. There was not a great deal of creativity from the Ibrox men which began to irk the home support as they surveyed another possible afternoon of frustration. The home side's corner count slowly mounted, though and in the 28th minute top scorer Nikica Jelavic headed Wylde's corner from the right over the bar but still the Highlanders refused to be cowed. After Papac was robbed by Tansey, Cox went down the right and drove the ball across the box and the home fans were glad to see Bartley clear the danger. In the 36th minute there was a strong Caley appeal for a penalty when Richie Foran's header looked like it might have struck the arm of Jelavic in the Rangers box but referee Bobby Madden was unimpressed. Jelavic had to stretch at the back post to reach a searching Wylde cross from the left but the ball fell into the arms of Esson. McCulloch replaced Maurice Edu for the start of the second half and within three minutes Bedoya and Jelavic got into a tangle as they attacked a Lee Wallace cross and the chance was gone. Caley striker William McKay claimed he was held by Bartley as he turned the Rangers defender inside the penalty box but again referee Madden shook his head, leaving McKay in a rage as Gers keeper Allan McGregor picked up the loose ball. Lafferty came on for the injured Bedoya in the 52nd minute and the home side stepped up the pace which brought its reward three minutes later. When Wallace crossed into the box Jelavic chested down for defender Bocanegra to slam the ball in from close range. On the hour mark Lafferty escaped the attention of the Caley defence to go through on Esson but the Northern Ireland international slipped his side-footed shot past the far post. The champions were in total control and in the 63rd minute Papac sent a spectacular drive from 30 yards crashing off the Caley bar. But in the 67th minute there was a shock for the home side when Tade raced down the left and cut the ball back for substitute Andrew Shinnie and the former Rangers player side-footed the ball past McGregor from eight yards. The Ibrox fans booed because Jelavic was down injured after a tackle by Roman Golobart in the lead-up to the leveller. In the 70th minute Foran had the ball in the net from an Andrew Shinnie free-kick but the flag was up for offside. In the 77th minute McKay rounded McGregor and from an acute angle struck the post. Caley's Jonny Hayes went round McGregor and had a close-range shot cleared off the line by Wallace, before McGregor had to save from McKay with the home defence in disarray. But in the 82nd minute, and against the run of play, Lafferty ran onto a Steven Davis pass and knocked the ball past Esson.

Form Guide

    WWDLWW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • LWLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 13/08/2011
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 18/01/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 11/12/2010
  • Rangers
  • 1 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 30/10/2010
  • Rangers
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 04/03/2009
  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 04/01/2009

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 9
  • N Jelavic 7
  • K Lafferty 5
  • M Edu 2
  • G Wylde 2
  • C Bocanegra 1
  • S Davis 1

Inverness CT

  • A Shinnie 6
  • G Tade 6
  • J Hayes 4
  • G Tansey 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • R Foran 1
  • N Ross 1
  • G Shinnie 1
  • D Davis 1
  • B McKay 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 34
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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