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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:50,268
  • Shiels (11)
Goal!

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91mins

Dean Shiels leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Racchi.

91mins

Sone Aluko takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Dean Shiels.

88mins

Foul by Ben Gordon on Sone Aluko, free kick awarded. Ben Gordon booked. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.

86mins

James Dayton fouled by Maurice Edu, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Maurice Edu for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.

84mins

The ball is delivered by James Fowler.

82mins

Corner taken by Sone Aluko.

80mins

Lee Wallace fouled by James Fowler, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Centre by James Dayton, clearance made by Carlos Bocanegra.

78mins

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line played to the near post, Lee McCulloch produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

77mins

Michael Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mervan Celik. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Davis from right channel, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.

76mins

The offside flag is raised against Mervan Celik. Free kick taken by Michael Nelson.

74mins

Foul by Lewis Toshney on Salim Kerkar, free kick awarded. James Dayton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Johnson. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Mohamadou Sissoko manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Sone Aluko crosses the ball.

71mins

Sone Aluko is ruled offside. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.

71mins

Steven Davis decides to take a short corner.

71mins

Centre by Salim Kerkar, blocked by Lewis Toshney.

70mins

The ball is delivered by Salim Kerkar, Mohamadou Sissoko manages to make a clearance.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Garry Hay, save made by Allan McGregor.

69mins

Corner taken by Garry Hay from the right by-line, Lee McCulloch manages to make a clearance.

68mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Salim Kerkar on Lewis Toshney. Free kick taken by James Fowler.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko, Lee McCulloch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cameron Bell. Cameron Bell takes the direct free kick.

67mins

Steven Davis delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Gordon.

65mins

Paul Heffernan concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Perry. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Ross Perry takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.

64mins

Foul by Liam Kelly on Mervan Celik, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Davis.

62mins

Centre by Steven Davis.

62mins

The referee blows for offside against Lee Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

61mins

The ball is swung over by Dean Shiels.

61mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.

60mins

Sone Aluko produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

60mins

Corner taken by Mervan Celik from the left by-line.

59mins

Steven Davis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Salim Kerkar takes a shot. James Fowler gets a block in.

58mins

Lewis Toshney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Wallace. Lewis Toshney is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kirk Broadfoot goes off and Salim Kerkar comes on. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

57mins

The ball is swung over by Garry Hay.

57mins

Centre by Paul Heffernan.

56mins

Maurice Edu is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.

56mins

James Fowler delivers the ball, Close range effort by Mohamadou Sissoko clears the crossbar.

55mins

Lee Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Johnson. Garry Hay restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Foul by Ross Perry on Paul Heffernan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Johnson.

52mins

Handball decision goes against Paul Heffernan. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.

50mins

A cross is delivered by Dean Shiels, clearance made by Maurice Edu.

50mins

Dean Shiels fouled by Lee McCulloch, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Garry Hay.

48mins

The ball is sent over by Lee Wallace, clearance by Michael Nelson.

48mins

A cross is delivered by Steven Davis, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.

48mins

The ball is sent over by Lee Wallace.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis, Liam Kelly gets a block in.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Carlos Bocanegra, clearance made by Michael Nelson.

45mins

Mervan Celik on for David Healy.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sasa Papac on Liam Kelly. Sasa Papac receives a red card. Mohamadou Sissoko restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross, Cameron Bell makes a save.

42mins

Lee Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Maurice Edu. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Ross Perry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Gordon. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko from the left by-line, clearance made by Lewis Toshney.

37mins

Foul by Mohamadou Sissoko on Steven Davis, free kick awarded. David Healy produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

37mins

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

36mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Wallace, clearance by Michael Nelson.

35mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Wallace, Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

32mins

Foul by Lee McCulloch on Liam Kelly, free kick awarded. Mohamadou Sissoko takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Kirk Broadfoot takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.

29mins

Effort from the edge of the area by James Fowler goes wide of the left-hand post.

27mins

David Healy concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Heffernan. Lee Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

Lee Wallace delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Nelson.

26mins

The offside flag is raised against Paul Heffernan. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Nelson on Lee McCulloch. Sone Aluko shoots direct from the free kick.

23mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Healy. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

James Fowler takes a shot. Lewis Toshney challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kirk Broadfoot. Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in.

20mins

Ross Perry on for Dorin Goian.

19mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Ben Gordon clears the bar.

16mins

Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko from the right by-line to the near post, Carlos Bocanegra has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

14mins

Paul Heffernan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

13mins

David Healy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Dean Shiels fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 0-1 Kilmarnock.The assist for the goal came from Paul Heffernan.

11mins

Sasa Papac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Johnson.

9mins

Dean Shiels takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Bocanegra.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Sone Aluko. Free kick taken by Dean Shiels.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Steven Davis, Headed effort from inside the area by Dorin Goian misses to the left of the target.

8mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sone Aluko, Maurice Edu takes a shot. Liam Kelly manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Steven Davis produces a cross, Ben Gordon manages to make a clearance.

7mins

The offside flag is raised against James Fowler. Dorin Goian takes the free kick.

7mins

Centre by Sasa Papac, clearance made by Michael Nelson.

1mins

The official flags Lee McCulloch offside. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Bell.

Match Preview

McCoist wants answers Rangers manager Ally McCoist has demanded answers after the club was forced into administration. He says he has been surprised by some of the revelations in the past few days after Duff and Phelps took control of the Scottish champions on Tuesday. The administrators were called in over an unpaid tax bill of #9million accrued since Craig Whyte's takeover last May. McCoist, speaking ahead of Saturday's home clash against Kilmarnock, said: "Well I have to inform you that I am as surprised at some of the revelations as the next man. "Of that there is no doubt. "The one thing I would say to you is that I'm a Rangers supporter and I want some answers, I would like some answers. "Now probably isn't the right time to go into that in greater detail. "The most important thing for everybody at the club is the game. "But like every Rangers supporter, I would like one or two questions answered." Asked if he has spoken to owner Whyte since the club went into administration on Tuesday, McCoist replied: "No." The Rangers boss, who revealed the Killie encounter at Ibrox is now sold out, added: "The way things are currently, my most important thing is focusing my team on the game on Saturday. "That is our immediate concern." McCoist plans to include Daniel Cousin in his squad. The striker's signing was announced the day before the club went into administration and, although he has yet to be registered with the Scottish Premier League, McCoist remains hopeful he will be involved. Midfielder Jamie Ness has returned to training but is unlikely to be added to the squad, while Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker and Kyle Lafferty remain on the sidelines. Belgian striker Dieter van Tornhout is suspended for Kilmarnock having been sent off against Hearts last week in his first start for the Ayrshire club. Midfielder David Silva returns from the illness which kept him out the game against the Edinburgh side. Speaking on the eve of the clash, Lee Johnson insists he has unfinished business in Scotland which he hopes to conduct with Kilmarnock. The 30-year-old midfielder had a short spell at Hearts in 2006 which ended after only four appearances before he returned to England and Bristol City. After being released by City, Johnson was snapped up by Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels earlier in the month and is set to make his Killie debut against Rangers. "I am looking forward to it," Johnson told Press Association Sport. "I came up to Hearts for a bit and it didn't work out. "But I did love it, I had no regrets and I thought if I got the chance to come up here again I would do it. "I do feel I have a bit of a point to prove because people didn't see enough of me. "I'm 30, I have a few years in me and I am hungry for silverware." With that in mind Johnson can look forward to a Scottish Communities League Cup final against Celtic at Hampden next month. The Englishman admitted that showpiece occasion offers a huge incentive to him. "Of course it is," he said. "I haven't come here to make up the numbers, I have come here to have an influence. "I'm appreciative of the lads who did well, especially getting to the cup final, but of course I would love to get the opportunity to be involved in that and if I can get my chance it us up to me to keep hold of the shirt." Johnson knows he and his Killie team mates will come up against a fired-up Rangers crowd who will be giving their full backing to the team with some defiance after the Ibrox club's troubles this week. "It's is going to be a fantastic occasion," he said. "I am not going there with any sympathy because I want the three points, so we have got to make sure we go and do our job. "Obviously you did need help and a bit of experience to be able to cope with big occasions. "From what I've seen so far the lads have got that and we are quite confident, without being disrespectful, that we can go and get a result."

Formation:442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 4411Manager: Kenny Shiels

Kilmarnock

  • Allan McGregor
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Dorin Goian
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Lee Wallace
  • Sone Aluko
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Sasa Papac
  • David Healy
  • Lee McCulloch
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Mervan Celik
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Salim Kerkar
  • Ross Perry
  • Kane Hemmings
  • Rhys McCabe

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Match Report

Gers' woes deepen with defeat A turbulent week for Rangers ended with further disappointment as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Kilmarnock in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League in their first match since being forced into administration. The official attendance confirmed that 50,268 fans packed into Ibrox to show their backing for manager Ally McCoist and his players during the club's darkest hour. However, Dean Shiels grabbed the only goal of the game to inflict Rangers' first home defeat of the season in the SPL, with a red card for Sasa Papac adding to the misery. Rangers made one change for this contest, with Kirk Broadfoot replacing Kyle Bartley. That meant there was no place for Daniel Cousin, after the Scottish Premier League last night blocked the striker's registration due to the club's financial position. Kilmarnock were without the suspended Dieter van Tornhout for the sold-out clash. The Rangers fans were keen to generate an atmosphere to rival that of an Old Firm derby and the home side responded early on by carving out the first real chance. Kilmarnock were forced into last-ditch defending when Garry Hay cleared a Lee McCulloch header off the line. But it was the visitors who took the lead when Dorin Goian slipped, allowing Shiels to fire a low shot past Allan McGregor after 12 minutes. The Light Blues could have hit back when Carlos Bocanegra nodded just over the bar from a Sone Aluko corner. Rangers thought they had hauled themselves back into the game when David Healy had the ball in the back of the net after 24 minutes, but the offside flag was raised. Aluko then sent a free-kick just over from 22 yards after McCulloch was fouled by Michael Nelson. However, Kilmarnock still looked dangerous and James Fowler saw his effort flash across goal and just wide. Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell then had to react quickly to block an Aluko effort and smother on the line. Rangers were dealt a further blow when Papac was shown a straight red card for a high challenge on Liam Kelly after 42 minutes. Gers boss McCoist made a change at the interval, with Mervan Celik replacing Healy. But it was Kilmarnock who almost added to their lead when Mohamadou Sissoko collected a Fowler cross and drove just over the crossbar. Salim Kerkar was introduced to the action for Broadfoot, before Aluko blasted well over as the search for an equaliser became more desperate. Home supporters were cheering when McCulloch bulleted home a header from Aluko's corner after 68 minutes - but again they were denied a goal after referee Iain Brines ruled there had been a foul in the goalmouth area in the build-up. The fans attempted to rouse the players in the closing stages but Rangers were unable to find the leveller, leaving Celtic now in a position to extend their lead at the SPL summit to 17 points with victory over Hibernian on Sunday.

Form Guide

    LWWDWW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Kilmarnock
  • LWDLDD

Last Meetings

  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 0
  • Rangers
  • 27/11/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 0
  • Kilmarnock
  • 27/09/2011
  • Kilmarnock
  • 1 - 5
  • Rangers
  • 15/05/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 13/03/2011
  • Kilmarnock
  • 2 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 20/11/2010
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 1
  • Kilmarnock
  • 14/08/2010

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 9
  • K Lafferty 6
  • D Healy 3
  • S Davis 3
  • S Aluko 3
  • M Edu 3
  • C Bocanegra 2
  • G Wylde 2
  • L McCulloch 1
  • L Wallace 1
  • S Kerkar 1

Kilmarnock

  • P Heffernan 8
  • D Shiels 4
  • J Dayton 3
  • J Fowler 2
  • D Racchi 2
  • M Pascali 2
  • Z Kroca 1
  • G Harkins 1
  • R McKeown 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 51
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Kilmarnock

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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