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Corner taken short by Vladimir Weiss.
Centre by Tim Clancy, Allan McGregor makes a save.
James Fowler crosses the ball, Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.
Nikica Jelavic is ruled offside. Garry Hay takes the free kick.
Sasa Papac is booked. Nikica Jelavic goes into the referee's book. Nikica Jelavic challenges James Fowler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Hamill from right channel, Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.
Mohamadou Sissoko leaves the field to be replaced by Willy Aubameyang.
Tim Clancy puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. Rangers 2-1 Kilmarnock.Assist by Vladimir Weiss.
Vladimir Weiss sends in a cross.
Steven Davis delivers the ball. The referee blows for offside against Madjid Bougherra. Anssi Jaakkola takes the indirect free kick.
David Weir produces a cross, Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill. Direct free kick taken by Anssi Jaakkola.
The ball is crossed by Sasa Papac.
Craig Bryson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Short corner worked by Garry Hay.
A cross is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, blocked by Tim Clancy.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Nikica Jelavic misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Madjid Bougherra, blocked by Garry Hay.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Madjid Bougherra. Indirect free kick taken by Anssi Jaakkola.
Centre by Madjid Bougherra, Tim Clancy gets a block in.
Kyle Lafferty is brought on as a substitute for El-Hadji Diouf. Richard Foster goes off and Vladimir Weiss comes on.
Garry Hay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker. Steven Davis has an effort direct from the free kick.
Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, clearance made by Manuel Pascali.
Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf, Header by Nikica Jelavic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Mohamadou Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf from left wing, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
Maurice Edu takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Craig Bryson gets a block in. Shot by Richard Foster from outside the box goes over the target.
Centre by David Silva, clearance made by David Weir.
Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Steven Davis results in a free kick. Liam Kelly takes the direct free kick.
Manuel Pascali shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Garry Hay by Madjid Bougherra results in a free kick. Anssi Jaakkola takes the free kick.
Nikica Jelavic sends in a cross, James Fowler manages to make a clearance.
Sasa Papac delivers the ball, clearance made by James Fowler.
David Silva challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. El-Hadji Diouf delivers the ball, Kyle Bartley produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
The offside flag is raised against Jamie Hamill. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, Unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali by El-Hadji Diouf results in a free kick. Anssi Jaakkola restarts play with the free kick.
Richard Foster is given a yellow card. (Kilmarnock) makes a substitution, with Rui Miguel coming on for William Gros. Jamie Hamill scores a penalty. Rangers 1-1 Kilmarnock.Foul by Richard Foster on Tim Clancy, Penalty awarded.
The ball is crossed by Richard Foster, El-Hadji Diouf takes a shot. Save made by Anssi Jaakkola.
Jamie Hamill challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Bartley restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Hamill.
Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Pascali. Anssi Jaakkola takes the direct free kick.
Maurice Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Kelly. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Garry Hay is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Garry Hay results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nikica Jelavic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Garry Hay fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Silva, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.
Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save made by Anssi Jaakkola.
A cross is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, save made by Anssi Jaakkola.
Effort on goal by Steven Whittaker from 25 yards. Blocked by Garry Hay.
Richard Foster delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Fowler on Madjid Bougherra. Steven Whittaker produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Mohamadou Sissoko gets a block in.
El-Hadji Diouf scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Kilmarnock.Assist on the goal came from Steven Whittaker.
Garry Hay fouled by Maurice Edu, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Bryson takes the direct free kick.
Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, save by Anssi Jaakkola.
Richard Foster fouled by Tim Clancy, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Steven Davis, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Blocked by David Weir.
Free kick awarded for a foul by El-Hadji Diouf on James Fowler. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Jamie Hamill goes wide right of the goal.
Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kyle Bartley goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Richard Foster delivers the ball, blocked by Tim Clancy.
Foul by David Silva on Maurice Edu, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Weir.
Jamie Hamill produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Davis on Craig Bryson. Free kick taken by Craig Bryson.
Sasa Papac is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
The ball is crossed by Madjid Bougherra.
William Gros is caught offside. David Weir restarts play with the free kick.
Tim Clancy challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Jamie Hamill, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
Madjid Bougherra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. Craig Bryson takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Madjid Bougherra, Manuel Pascali makes a clearance.
Maurice Edu fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.
Manuel Pascali gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic. Shot on goal comes in from Steven Davis from the free kick. El-Hadji Diouf has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Sasa Papac crosses the ball.
The ball is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, blocked by Jamie Hamill.
The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac, James Fowler makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by El-Hadji Diouf, Mohamadou Sissoko makes a clearance.
El-Hadji Diouf takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Mohamadou Sissoko makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Richard Foster, David Silva gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Garry Hay, Effort on goal by Liam Kelly from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
James Fowler is penalised for a handball. Steven Davis takes the indirect free kick.
Steven Whittaker has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
A cross is delivered by Liam Kelly, David Weir makes a clearance.
Madjid Bougherra delivers the ball, save by Anssi Jaakkola.
Nikica Jelavic sends in a cross.
Shot from just outside the area by David Silva misses to the right of the target.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Hamill.
A cross is delivered by Liam Kelly, David Weir gets a block in.
Effort on goal by William Gros from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, clearance made by Manuel Pascali.
Corner taken left-footed by Garry Hay, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
The referee blows for offside against El-Hadji Diouf. Indirect free kick taken by Anssi Jaakkola. Madjid Bougherra crosses the ball, Steven Whittaker takes a shot.
Bartley hungry for more goals
Kyle Bartley is determined to chip in with more goals this season after opening his account for Rangers and then almost handing them a memorable European win in the space of a few days.
The on-loan Arsenal defender - who joined the Scottish champions in January - netted his first senior goal to claim all three points against St Mirren in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League last weekend.
The 19-year-old was then denied the winner in Thursday's Europa League last 16 clash against PSV Eindhoven, when his header was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson.
Now, as Rangers prepare to host Kilmarnock in the SPL, Bartley admits his appetite for goals has definitely been whetted.
He said: "I really enjoyed scoring a goal for Rangers and hopefully I can add a few more to my tally.
"We had a couple of chances against PSV and we knew with the way we set up that we wouldn't have much of the ball.
"I had the chance myself and was away doing my chicken dance celebration when I saw the goalkeeper was able to tip it wide so I think I was a bit unlucky in the end."
Reflecting on the goalless draw in Holland, he added: "It was a positive result and now we need to switch back on for Sunday's game and make sure we get another good result.
"The young lads have come in and done well and it was good to see Kyle Lafferty and Vladimir Weiss back in the side."
Second choice goalkeeper Neil Alexander was handed the gloves in Eindhoven in preparation for his appearance in next week's Co-operative Insurance Cup final, although Allan McGregor is set to be back between the sticks.
As far as Bartley is concerned, he is happy with either man as the last line of defence.
He said: "We've got Allan McGregor, who is a fantastic goalkeeper, and Neil is a bit unlucky to be sitting on the bench.
"It's just because we've got such a great keeper in Allan. But Neil came in the other night and was fantastic. He kept a clean sheet, he was organised and he is a fantastic goalkeeper.
"Coming back to Glasgow with a goalless draw from that game was a fantastic result for us and we are always confident that we can get a result at Ibrox."
Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen will not change his team's style against Rangers as his under-strength team bid to improve on their January defeat at Ibrox.
Killie travelled to Govan in January on the back of a 10-match unbeaten run but were harried out of their stride by a determined Rangers side, who secured a 3-0 Scottish Cup win.
Alexei Eremenko in particular was subjected to some heavy tackles as Kilmarnock failed to find their passing rhythm.
The suspended Eremenko is missing for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash along with fellow playmaker Mehdi Taouil, who remains out with a hamstring injury.
But Paatelainen will again encourage his players to produce the attractive passing football that has earned so many plaudits this season, whatever Rangers have in store.
"There are always tackles in football matches, I don't think that match was particularly dirty," the Finn said.
"Yes, Rangers showed us a lot of respect by closing us down early and being right on our heels and making sure our key players didn't perform.
"They applied their tactics, did it really well and deserved their victory.
"This is a new match and we'll see what happens but we'll go out there and try to be as positive as always and hopefully pass the ball enough to worry their defence."
Last-gasp Gers take full advantage
Rangers threw the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title race wide open as they moved to within two points of leaders Celtic with a game in hand thanks to a last-gasp 2-1 win over Kilmarnock.
With their rivals not in action this weekend - Celtic's Scottish Cup tie at Inverness was postponed - the Scottish champions were well aware of the importance of taking maximum points.
El-Hadji Diouf's opener was cancelled out by Jamie Hamill from the penalty spot but it was Tim Clancy who had the final say when he was unfortunate enough to net an own goal late on.
Rangers were handed a double boost ahead of the match after Nikica Jelavic and Sasa Papac were both passed fit after being sidelined with a hamstring injury and concussion respectively.
Kyle Lafferty and Kyle Hutton were both named among the substitutes, while regular first-choice goalkeeper Allan McGregor was back between the sticks, with Neil Alexander named on the bench following his surprise appearance in Thursday's goalless draw against PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League.
Kilmarnock were without suspended duo Frazer Wright and Alexei Eremenko, with Garry Hay and Mohamadou Sissoko both drafted into the side, the latter having served his own ban.
Rangers had the chance to take the lead when Steven Whittaker collected the ball 20 yards out, turned and unleashed a shot that fell just wide of Anssi Jaakkola's right-hand post.
But Kilmarnock had started brightly and they had a decent opportunity of their own when Hay provided the cross from the left only for Liam Kelly to hook well over the crossbar when he should at least have tested the goalkeeper.
At the other end, Diouf's corner found Kyle Bartley and his header from close range looked netbound until Sissoko was able to nod just over with a last-ditch clearance.
A free-kick from Steven Davis 25 yards out was then deflected into the path of Diouf but the on-loan Blackburn man fired wide of the target.
Rangers continued to push forward in search of the opener and Manuel Pascali almost unwittingly handed them the lead when he came close to forcing a Madjid Bougherra cross into the back of his own net.
The breakthrough came after 38 minutes when Diouf netted his first goal at Ibrox to hand Rangers the advantage.
Whittaker supplied the pass and Diouf took a touch before rifling a right-foot shot past the grasp of the Kilmarnock goalkeeper and into the bottom corner from 10 yards.
Rangers could have doubled their lead shortly after the restart when Jelavic snatched the ball from the feet of Sissoko and decided to have a crack at goal himself, instead of picking out another blue jersey in the box.
But Jaakkola did well to stand up to the angled drive and blocked well at his near post before the danger was cleared by his defence.
Kilmarnock were back on level terms after 60 minutes when referee Alan Muir ruled that Bougherra had fouled Clancy in the box and Hamill stepped up to blast the penalty high into the back of the net.
Jelavic then claimed he was tugged in the box by Hamill just moments later but there was no spot-kick award at the other end.
With time running out to find a winner, Rangers threw Lafferty and Vladimir Weiss into the action in place of Diouf and Richard Foster with 15 minutes to go.
There was a shout for handball against Hay from the Ibrox crowd but Rangers had to settle for a corner instead and failed to capitalise on the flag-kick when Jelavic nodded over.
Killie boss Mixu Paatelainen clearly felt they should have had another penalty when Rui Miguel went to ground under pressure from Bartley, judging by his furious reaction in the dug-out, but the referee opted not to point to the spot on this occasion.
Rangers were back in front with three minutes remaining when Weiss flighted a dangerous cross into the box and Clancy inadvertently bundled the ball into the back of his own net to hand the home side the points.
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