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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Miller (15) Naismith (56)
  • Hamill - pen (59)
Goal!

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91:31 +1.31

The ball is crossed by Jamie Hamill, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Manuel Pascali misses to the right of the goal.

91:15 +1.15

Garry Hay produces a cross, Sasa Papac makes a clearance.

90:56 +0.56

James Fowler fouled by Kenny Miller, the ref awards a free kick. James Fowler takes the free kick.

89:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Lafferty on Liam Kelly. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.

89:06

Kyle Lafferty decides to take a short corner.

87:19

Centre by Garry Hay, Kyle Lafferty gets a block in.

87:04

Jamie Hamill sends in a cross, Kyle Lafferty manages to make a clearance.

84:53

Shot from just outside the box by James Dayton goes over the bar.

84:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Hutton on Liam Kelly. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.

83:48

Craig Bryson fouled by Steven Whittaker, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.

82:15

Daniele Invincibile leaves the field to be replaced by Conor Sammon.

82:00

Steven Whittaker produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

79:57

Kyle Hutton on for James Beattie.

79:43

Kyle Lafferty produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

79:04

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker, clearance by James Fowler.

78:42

Corner taken by Kyle Lafferty, clearance made by Daniele Invincibile.

78:35

Kyle Lafferty crosses the ball, clearance made by Frazer Wright.

78:09

The ball is sent over by Madjid Bougherra, clearance made by Frazer Wright.

77:37

A cross is delivered by Kirk Broadfoot, clearance made by Manuel Pascali.

77:04

Corner taken by Kyle Lafferty from the right by-line, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

74:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by James Fowler. James Fowler receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Kyle Lafferty from the free kick.

74:21

The ball is swung over by Madjid Bougherra, Cameron Bell makes a save.

74:01

Jamie Hamill challenges Kenny Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Weir.

73:14

A cross is delivered by Madjid Bougherra.

72:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Naismith, clearance made by Manuel Pascali.

71:53

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Naismith from the right by-line, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.

71:34

Steven Naismith produces a cross, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Manuel Pascali.

71:20

The ball is delivered by Kirk Broadfoot, Garry Hay gets a block in.

71:10

The ball is crossed by Kirk Broadfoot, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.

69:19

Maurice Edu takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

69:10

James Beattie crosses the ball, blocked by Frazer Wright.

68:39

The ball is swung over by Kirk Broadfoot, Jamie Hamill manages to make a clearance.

67:11

Unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Madjid Bougherra results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Frazer Wright.

66:28

James Fowler challenges Maurice Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

64:01

The ball is swung over by Madjid Bougherra, clearance made by Frazer Wright.

62:42

Shot from just outside the box by Kenny Miller goes over the bar.

62:33

The ball is swung over by Kyle Lafferty, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

62:04

Steven Whittaker produces a cross, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.

61:23

The ball is swung over by Craig Bryson.

61:15

The ball is swung over by Jamie Hamill, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.

60:38

A cross is delivered by Sasa Papac.

60:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Steven Naismith. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

58:39

The ball is delivered by Ben Gordon, James Dayton fouled by Sasa Papac, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Jamie Hamill and scored. Rangers 2-1 Kilmarnock.

57:51

Garry Hay comes on in place of David Silva.

56:59

Steven Naismith grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Kenny Miller.

55:28

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.

55:21

Centre by Steven Naismith.

54:17

Steven Naismith takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Jamie Hamill makes a clearance.

53:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sasa Papac on Manuel Pascali. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.

53:18

A cross is delivered by Kyle Lafferty.

52:04

James Beattie sends in a cross, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

50:54

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Frazer Wright.

49:51

Effort on goal by James Beattie from long range goes over the crossbar.

49:35

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

48:18

James Beattie takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.

46:35 +1.35

Jamie Hamill sends in a cross.

45:54 +0.54

The ball is delivered by Ben Gordon, clearance made by Sasa Papac.

45:27

Frazer Wright challenges James Beattie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

45:06 +0.06

Daniele Invincibile concedes a free kick for a foul on Madjid Bougherra. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

44:24

Kenny Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Manuel Pascali. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

44:16

Kirk Broadfoot crosses the ball, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.

43:32

Kyle Lafferty sends in a cross, clearance by Manuel Pascali.

41:58

Effort on goal by David Silva from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

41:36

James Beattie delivers the ball, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

41:25

Foul by Ben Gordon on James Beattie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.

40:53

Craig Bryson takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Naismith.

40:11

David Silva takes a outswinging corner.

40:03

The ball is swung over by Craig Bryson, Sasa Papac gets a block in.

39:37

Craig Bryson takes a shot. Blocked by Madjid Bougherra.

39:08

Short corner worked by David Silva.

39:01

The ball is crossed by Jamie Hamill, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.

34:31

Unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by Kenny Miller results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Frazer Wright.

33:09

James Dayton crosses the ball, clearance made by Sasa Papac.

32:03

Kyle Lafferty sends in a cross, save by Cameron Bell.

30:35

James Fowler delivers the ball, save made by Allan McGregor.

29:42

James Beattie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.

27:34

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.

26:33

Centre by Jamie Hamill, clearance by David Weir.

26:24

Centre by Daniele Invincibile.

26:09

Ben Gordon produces a cross, Madjid Bougherra gets a block in.

25:08

James Fowler concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Whittaker. Strike on goal comes in from Steven Whittaker from the free kick.

24:45

James Beattie takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.

24:41

Kyle Lafferty produces a cross.

24:20

Kyle Lafferty sends in a cross.

23:24

Corner taken by James Dayton from the right by-line to the near post.

22:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Silva from the left by-line, James Fowler takes a shot. Kenny Miller gets a block in.

22:10

Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Sasa Papac results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

20:50

Kyle Lafferty concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Hamill. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.

18:13

The ball is swung over by Jamie Hamill, Manuel Pascali takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save.

17:52

James Dayton takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Kirk Broadfoot.

17:25

Corner taken by James Dayton played to the near post, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

17:20

Ben Gordon produces a cross, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.

15:59

Kenny Miller scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Kilmarnock.Assist by Kirk Broadfoot.

15:40

Kirk Broadfoot takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Hamill.

15:19

Steven Naismith takes a outswinging corner.

15:13

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Ben Gordon gets a block in.

14:35

The ball is swung over by Kyle Lafferty.

14:18

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Naismith from the left by-line, clearance by Manuel Pascali.

13:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniele Invincibile on Madjid Bougherra. The ball is sent over by Kirk Broadfoot, Kenny Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Hamill.

12:59

Corner taken by Steven Naismith played to the near post.

12:40

A cross is delivered by Sasa Papac, Jamie Hamill gets a block in.

11:15

Steven Whittaker has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

9:27

The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker.

8:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Naismith from the right by-line to the near post, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.

8:35

Steven Naismith takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Liam Kelly.

8:29

Centre by Sasa Papac.

7:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Naismith played to the near post, James Fowler makes a clearance.

7:14

The ball is swung over by James Dayton.

5:02

James Dayton produces a cross, save made by Allan McGregor.

4:03

Steven Whittaker challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Liam Kelly from left wing.

2:42

Madjid Bougherra produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Kenny Miller misses to the right of the goal.

2:31

The ball is sent over by Kyle Lafferty.

1:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Beattie by Ben Gordon. Steven Whittaker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Jamie Hamill.

1:22

The ball is crossed by James Beattie, save by Cameron Bell.

0:56

The offside flag is raised against Daniele Invincibile. Madjid Bougherra takes the indirect free kick.

The game gets underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Bougherra keeps options open Madjid Bougherra has refused to rule out the possibility of quitting Rangers before the end of the month if the Scottish champions receive an offer they cannot refuse. The defender still has two years left on his current deal and insists he is happy to remain at Ibrox and bolster hopes of a third successive Clydesdale Bank Premier League championship. Several players have departed since the end of last season and the Ibrox faithful may be surprised that the club's prize asset - who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool - has not been part of the exodus so far. "I have a two-year contract and I am very happy here so if I stay here, there is no problem," said Bougherra. "But if there is a big opportunity for the club or for me, we will see what happens. "At the moment, I am very comfortable and I want to play again this year. "I'm ready for the new season and we are ready to prove again that we can win the title so I'm excited to play the first game at home. "The new season has come around very quickly and the rest was very short but I need to concentrate again and do the best to win three in a row if possible." Nacho Novo, Steven Smith, DaMarcus Beasley, Kris Boyd, Kevin Thomson and Danny Wilson have all left Rangers since the end of last season, with James Beattie the only new arrival. But Bougherra insists he is not concerned about the lack of new signings ahead of the curtain-raiser against Kilmarnock. "Not really," he said. "It's like last year, with the same team and the same players and we know each other. "If we have some injuries, yes, it's a worry. "But I think we will have new players coming in and we have time to get new players so I am confident about this." Rangers will be without Andy Webster and John Fleck (both hamstring) while Lee McCulloch is suspended. Meanwhile, Mixu Paatelainen has been in a rush to assemble his Kilmarnock squad in time for the opener - but knows it may take time to gel his team together. Since taking over as manager at Rugby Park in the summer, the former Hibernian boss has used his extensive contacts to recruit former Swansea goalkeeper Kyle Letheren, Mohamadou Sissoko, who can play in defence or midfield, midfielder David Mendes Da Silva, left-back Ben Gordon and former Crystal Palace winger James Dayton. Several of those players will make their competitive Killie debuts in Govan and while Paatelainen has been delighted with the response in pre-season, he accepts that his side - tipped by many to be relegation candidates this season - might take time to get up and running. The Finn said: "It's the first game of the season and we want to be ready but many teams improve after the season has started. "Pre-season you put the emphasis on the fitness and tactical side but once you get into the season you get some rhythm when you are playing games. "The players that we have managed to bring in have been absolutely fantastic, both on and off the pitch. "The response from all them has been first class, their attitude in training has been spot-on and that's all you can ask. "But it won't happen straight away. In training sessions we have changed the way we play, and pass the ball, from recent seasons, so it will take a bit of time. "In the pre-season matches we played, you can see they have been trying to do it. Sometimes better than other times, but slowly we will get there with hard work." Killie will be without Mehdi Taouil and Alan Comb. Both players are recovering from double hernia surgery, with Taouil out for two more weeks and Combe two months from fitness.

Formation:442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 451Manager: Mixu Paatelainen

Kilmarnock

  • Allan McGregor
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Madjid Bougherra
  • David Weir
  • Sasa Papac
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Steven Naismith
  • Maurice Edu
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • James Beattie
  • Kenny Miller
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Andrius Velicka
  • Jordan McMillan
  • Andrew Little
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Kyle Hutton

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Match Report

Gers work hard for opening day win James Beattie helped Rangers begin their defence of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title with a win over Kilmarnock but failed to mark his debut with a goal. Kenny Miller and Steven Naismith were both on the scoresheet for the Scottish champions before Jamie Hamill pulled a goal back from the penalty spot as the season opener at Ibrox ended 2-1. Walter Smith's men were under pressure to open with a victory after rivals Celtic secured three points earlier in the day at Inverness. Beattie was thrown straight into the clash just 24 hours after becoming Rangers' first signing in two years when he completed his move from Stoke yesterday. Steven Davis was absent from the starting line-up amid suggestions he returned from international duty with a bug, while Andy Webster and John Fleck were injured and Lee McCulloch was suspended. Cameron Bell replaced the injured Alan Combe in goal and David Mendes Da Silva, Ben Gordon and James Dayton all made their bows for Kilmarnock. The SPL flag was unfurled and, when the action was under way, Beattie tried to make his mark early on with a lovely cross from the right for Miller but Bell managed to snuff out the danger before the striker could connect cleanly with the shot from a few yards out. Miller - wearing the number 9 jersey following the departure of Kris Boyd this summer - then saw his header flash wide as Rangers continued to press for an early opener. Kirk Broadfoot played a free-kick to Miller on the edge of the box but his stinging low shot took a massive deflection and fell wide of the post. Miller's efforts were finally rewarded when he grabbed the opener after 16 minutes. Broadfoot's shot was blocked on the line by James Fowler and his attempted clearance came off Miller who gratefully bundled home from close range. Miller proved to be crucial at the back as well when Mendes Da Silva's corner was met by Fowler and his shot could have found the back of the net had it not been for a timely block from the striker. He then attempted to turn provider with a short pass to Beattie who must have thought he was set to open his account for his new club. But Bell came to the rescue of Killie when he produced a superb block to prevent the thunderous point-blank effort from finding the back of the net. Beattie squandered another chance to add his name to the scoresheet within a few minutes of the restart when he took advantage of a stumble by Frazer Wright before weaving his way into the box only for a weak stab at goal to be swiped to safety by the goalkeeper. Lafferty then tried his luck with a powerful shot from distance which clipped Miller before smacking off the post and out of play, before Naismith's 25-yard effort was saved by Bell. Naismith had more luck with 58 minutes gone when Miller lofted the ball out to the midfielder on the right and he connected well before dispatching an angled drive into the bottom corner. However, Killie pulled a goal back two minutes later when referee William Collum ruled that Sasa Papac had fouled Liam Kelly in the box and Hamill stepped up to fire a low shot past Allan McGregor from the penalty spot. Rangers had the chance to put their visitors under pressure when Fowler was booked for a challenge on Naismith and Lafferty stood over the resultant free-kick just outside the box but the big striker lashed past the upright. Beattie left the action to the applause of the Rangers support following a decent debut for the Light Blues when he was replaced by youngster Kyle Hutton for the last 10 minutes. Kilmarnock had looked livelier after finding the back of the net but any hopes they had of causing an opening day shock were dashed as Rangers held on to open the new season with a win.

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