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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:44,893
  • Healy (34) Aluko (54)
    Stephen Craigan - og (72)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

The referee blows for offside against Michael Higdon. Carlos Bocanegra restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Tim Clancy.

89mins

Dorin Goian challenges Michael Higdon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Lasley takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Omar Daley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

86mins

Salim Kerkar takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph. John Fleck takes a shot. Shaun Hutchinson gets a block in. Sone Aluko produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

85mins

The referee blows for offside. Salim Kerkar comes on in place of Lee Wallace. Carlos Bocanegra takes the free kick.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Jordan McMillan results in a free kick. Jordan McMillan shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from right channel. The offside flag is raised against Tim Clancy. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

81mins

The ball is sent over by Omar Daley.

80mins

Foul by Lee Wallace on Tim Clancy, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from right channel.

79mins

Nicky Law takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Davis.

78mins

Tim Clancy produces a cross. The referee blows for offside against Michael Higdon. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

David Healy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan. Jordan McMillan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Maurice Edu. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Steven Davis. Nicky Law takes the direct free kick.

73mins

David Healy takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph. Own goal by Stephen Craigan. Rangers 3-0 Motherwell.Omar Daley concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Bocanegra. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra. Foul by Omar Daley on Sasa Papac, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

71mins

The official flags Lee Wallace offside. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

70mins

Maurice Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Hutchinson. Maurice Edu is booked. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

69mins

Omar Daley challenges Dorin Goian unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Dorin Goian results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

67mins

Corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Tim Clancy. Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko from the right by-line, Stephen Craigan makes a clearance.

67mins

The ball is sent over by Lee Wallace.

65mins

Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on David Healy. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Davis from left wing, save by Darren Randolph. Short corner taken by Lee Wallace, The ball is swung over by Sasa Papac, Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.

64mins

The ball is delivered by Sasa Papac. A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko.

64mins

John Fleck crosses the ball, clearance made by Tim Clancy.

63mins

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis to the near post, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.

62mins

Foul by Dorin Goian on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley, Michael Higdon challenges Dorin Goian unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

61mins

Steven Davis takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

61mins

Steven Davis sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Higdon.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the left by-line, clearance made by Tom Hateley.

61mins

Sasa Papac sends in a cross, clearance made by Stephen Craigan.

56mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Humphrey.

55mins

Sone Aluko scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Motherwell.Assist by David Healy.

52mins

Sasa Papac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey. Shaun Hutchinson takes the direct free kick.

50mins

David Healy is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

50mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey.

50mins

The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac, save made by Darren Randolph.

48mins

Foul by Stevie Hammell on Maurice Edu, free kick awarded. Booking for Stevie Hammell for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sone Aluko, clearance by Tom Hateley. Corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line, Carlos Bocanegra takes a shot. Tom Hateley gets a block in.

47mins

Centre by Sone Aluko, Lee Wallace takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

47mins

Keith Lasley takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Davis.

46mins

Maurice Edu is caught offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

46mins

David Healy sends in a cross, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Omar Daley is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Murphy. Chris Humphrey comes on in place of Stephen Hughes.

44mins

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line.

44mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

42mins

Stevie Hammell produces a cross, Michael Higdon produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

42mins

David Healy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy. Free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.

41mins

Tim Clancy delivers the ball, Nicky Law takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Bartley. Tim Clancy crosses the ball, clearance made by Sasa Papac.

40mins

Steven Davis challenges Michael Higdon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from right channel, clearance by Carlos Bocanegra.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Sone Aluko.

35mins

A goal is scored by David Healy from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Sone Aluko. David Healy takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.

34mins

Sasa Papac delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by David Healy goes over the bar.

33mins

The ball is crossed by Keith Lasley.

33mins

The ball is crossed by Kyle Bartley, save made by Darren Randolph.

32mins

The ball is sent over by David Healy, blocked by Stephen Craigan.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Hughes on Sasa Papac. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis from left channel, comfortable save by Darren Randolph.

31mins

Centre by Steven Davis, clearance made by Tim Clancy.

30mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Healy. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

27mins

John Fleck fouled by Stephen Craigan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Maurice Edu.

27mins

Shaun Hutchinson produces a cross, save made by Allan McGregor.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Kyle Bartley, Tim Clancy manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Carlos Bocanegra. Carlos Bocanegra takes the direct free kick.

24mins

The official flags Jamie Murphy offside. Dorin Goian takes the free kick.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Carlos Bocanegra. Carlos Bocanegra restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

The official flags David Healy offside. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

19mins

Michael Higdon challenges Dorin Goian unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dorin Goian restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

The ball is sent over by Stevie Hammell. The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

17mins

Sone Aluko takes a shot.

16mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Keith Lasley. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.

14mins

Centre by Lee Wallace, clearance by Stephen Craigan. Corner taken by Steven Davis.

13mins

Steven Davis fouled by Tom Hateley, the ref awards a free kick. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.

11mins

Lee Wallace sends in a cross, save by Darren Randolph.

8mins

John Fleck on for Kyle Lafferty.

5mins

David Healy takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph. Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko to the near post, Dorin Goian has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

4mins

A cross is delivered by Sasa Papac, clearance by Stevie Hammell.

3mins

Centre by Nicky Law. The referee blows for offside against Michael Higdon. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

3mins

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball, clearance by Steven Davis.

1mins

David Healy sends in a cross, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.

Match Preview

McCoist to meet over transfer funds Rangers manager Ally McCoist will hold talks with owner Craig Whyte in the next few days to determine whether he will be able to strengthen his squad in January. McCoist has identified a couple of targets he is keen to bring to Ibrox next month, with attacking reinforcements top of the list as he bids to steer the Scottish champions' Clydesdale Bank Premier League title charge back on track. And, as Rangers head into the new year trailing rivals Celtic by two points, the Light Blues boss is keen to establish what sort of transfer kitty will be made available to him when the window re-opens. McCoist said: "Our scouting department have been very busy and I'm in almost constant dialogue with the boys. "We've got one or two players, in an ideal world, we would like to bring in. "We just have to wait and see what happens. We're ready to go if we can go. "I'll sit down in the next few days and have a good chat with Craig and see where we are. "I've gone on record as saying it would be nice for us to strengthen in forward areas and that's still the case. "We will just have to wait and see where we are and if we are in a position to do that." Midfielder Lee McCulloch is doubtful for Rangers' game against Motherwell after picking up a knock during the midweek Old Firm derby defeat. Full-back Steven Whittaker - who missed the visit to Celtic Park - will not be available for Monday's game as he prepares to seek the advice of a specialist for a pelvic problem. Better news for the Scottish champions is the return of defender Dorin Goian from suspension for the meeting with the Steelmen. Meanwhile, Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has urged his players to believe they can replicate their impressive away form against Rangers. Well have won seven Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches on the road this season and suffered only their second away defeat when they lost 2-0 to Hearts on Christmas Eve. The Lanarkshire club have not won at Ibrox since Owen Coyle's double delayed their hosts' nine-in-a-row title celebrations in 1997 but McCall is just concentrating on ensuring his side perform to the best of their ability. "To go to Tynecastle one week and Ibrox the next is tough but I just want us to go in a positive frame of mind," the former Rangers midfielder said. "I just want the lads to perform as well as they have done in the majority of away games this season. "If we put in a performance like we did at Tynecastle then that won't be good enough to get us anything. If we can play like we have done in a lot of the away games then I'm confident we can come away with something." Rangers are in the unusual situation of looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats but Motherwell have only suffered the same fate once this season. "All the pressure will be on Rangers because of the expectations that they have," McCall said. "But, on saying that, we have got expectations of ourselves in the dressing room. "There are no guarantees about results but I just want them to express themselves and show what a good team they can be. I want them to have belief in themselves. "Yes, it's been a long time since we went there and got a victory. But I want the lads to believe and go and perform."

Formation:442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 4141Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Allan McGregor
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Dorin Goian
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Sasa Papac
  • Sone Aluko
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Lee Wallace
  • David Healy
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • John Fleck
  • Matt McKay
  • Jordan McMillan
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Salim Kerkar
  • Rhys McCabe

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Match Report

Gers make light of Jelavic absence Rangers bounced back from their Old Firm derby defeat with a convincing 3-0 win over Motherwell in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League - without the help of top goalscorer Nikica Jelavic. Jelavic missed the clash at Ibrox amid suggestions of a knee injury, paving the way for David Healy to grab his first goal of the season on what was his first SPL start of the campaign. Sone Aluko then opened his goalscoring account for Rangers, before an own goal from Stephen Craigan sealed the victory for the Scottish champions. Dorin Goian returned from suspension for Rangers to start along with Maurice Edu, while Lee McCulloch missed out after struggling with a knock and Kirk Broadfoot was dropped following the defeat to Celtic. Motherwell made one change from the side that lost to Hearts in their last outing, with Tim Clancy given the nod ahead of Omar Daley, while Steve Jennings was still suspended. A minute's silence was observed before kick-off to remember the 66 people who lost their lives in the Ibrox Disaster on this day in 1971. Once under way, Rangers had an early chance to open the scoring when Aluko burst down the right flank and tried to set up Healy from close range but goalkeeper Darren Randolph was able to clear the danger for a corner. With Jelavic already absent, Rangers were dealt a further blow when Kyle Lafferty pulled up chasing a long ball and left the pitch on a stretcher after just nine minutes, with John Fleck thrown into the action. The home side continued to push forward and Aluko released Lee Wallace down the left and he squared across goal for Healy but Craigan was able to intercept and clear before the Northern Irishman could connect. Rangers looked more dangerous in front of goal than their visitors and Sasa Papac won a free-kick on the edge of the area but a swerving effort from Steven Davis was comfortably held by the Motherwell goalkeeper. Papac then attempted to turn provider with a cross from the left for Healy but the striker's downward header bounced over the crossbar and the chance was lost. The breakthrough came after 35 minutes when Edu slotted into the path of Healy, who turned and fired into the back of the net from six yards out. Motherwell threw Daley and Chris Humphrey into the action for the second half but Rangers still looked more likely to find the back of the net again. A cross from Aluko found Wallace at the back post and he was only denied by an impressive save from Randolph. Tom Hateley then came to the rescue to clear a Carlos Bocanegra header off the line after the American connected with an Aluko corner. But Motherwell could not prevent Rangers from doubling their advantage after 55 minutes when Aluko collected a short pass from Healy and rifled past Randolph to claim his first goal for the club. There was no way back for Motherwell when Rangers netted their third of the day with 73 minutes gone. Aluko had a go from a tight angle and the effort was touched away from goal by Randolph but the ball fell for Wallace and his shot was deflected into the back of the net by Craigan. Wallace made way for Salim Kerkar late on and the Algerian immediately saw a decent shot blocked, before Fleck was also denied and Aluko eventually lashed wide of the post.

Form Guide

    LWWWLL
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • LWDWDL

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 21/08/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 5
  • Rangers
  • 30/04/2011
  • Rangers
  • 6 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 12/02/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 4
  • Rangers
  • 26/12/2010
  • Rangers
  • 4 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 16/10/2010
  • Rangers
  • 3 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 09/05/2010

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 9
  • N Jelavic 7
  • K Lafferty 6
  • C Bocanegra 2
  • M Edu 2
  • G Wylde 2
  • S Davis 1
  • L Wallace 1

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 6
  • J Murphy 6
  • K Lasley 3
  • O Daley 2
  • T Hateley 2
  • S Hammell 1
  • C Humphrey 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1

Goals

Rangers

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 37
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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