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  • Date:19 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:45,279
Goal!

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91:50 +1.50

The offside flag is raised against Carl Finnigan. The referee books Carl Finnigan for dissent. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

91:01 +1.01

Carl Finnigan is caught offside. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

90:34 +0.34

Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.

89:27

David MacKay produces a cross.

88:19

The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker.

85:41

Corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the left by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Carlos Bocanegra clears the crossbar.

85:09

The ball is sent over by Murray Davidson, save made by Allan McGregor.

85:01

Chris Millar produces a cross, clearance by Carlos Bocanegra.

84:03

Carl Finnigan crosses the ball, Carlos Bocanegra manages to make a clearance.

83:30

A cross is delivered by Dorin Goian, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.

83:14

A cross is delivered by Kirk Broadfoot, clearance by David MacKay.

82:58

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, blocked by Murray Davidson.

81:51

Chris Millar sends in a cross, clearance made by Carlos Bocanegra.

80:47

Foul by John Fleck on Liam Craig, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

78:50

Marcus Haber joins the action as a substitute, replacing Francisco Sandaza.

78:27

Carlos Bocanegra crosses the ball.

76:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson by Kirk Broadfoot. Booking for Kirk Broadfoot for unsporting behaviour. Steven Anderson receives a caution. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

75:38

Alejandro Bedoya leaves the field to be replaced by Kane Hemmings.

75:26

Carl Finnigan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jody Morris.

75:04

John Fleck takes a shot. Blocked by Jody Morris.

74:43

The ball is sent over by Kirk Broadfoot, clearance by Steven Anderson.

73:35

Liam Craig sends in a cross.

73:02

The ball is swung over by Kirk Broadfoot, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Brilliant save by Peter Enckelman.

71:34

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Craig.

70:11

Murray Davidson fouled by Dorin Goian, the ref awards a free kick. Dorin Goian is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.

69:58

Centre by Nikica Jelavic, Steven Anderson makes a clearance.

69:42

A cross is delivered by Liam Craig, Carlos Bocanegra manages to make a clearance.

69:03

Kyle Lafferty delivers the ball.

66:47

Chris Millar delivers the ball, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

66:41

The ball is crossed by David MacKay, Steven Whittaker gets a block in.

66:23

The ball is swung over by Liam Craig, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.

65:56

Liam Craig takes a inswinging corner.

65:49

Chris Millar delivers the ball, Steven Davis manages to make a clearance.

65:01

Murray Davidson challenges Dorin Goian unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jody Morris goes into the referee's book for dissent. Direct free kick taken by Steven Davis.

64:23

The ball is delivered by Maurice Edu.

63:37

John Fleck is brought on as a substitute for Matt McKay.

63:26

Liam Craig has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

62:57

Centre by Chris Millar, Kirk Broadfoot makes a clearance.

62:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.

62:18

The ball is swung over by Chris Millar, Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in.

62:06

The ball is swung over by Callum Davidson, clearance by Dorin Goian.

61:53

Francisco Sandaza takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

60:02

Foul by Jody Morris on Kyle Lafferty, free kick awarded. Kyle Lafferty has an effort direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Peter Enckelman.

59:27

Carlos Bocanegra produces a cross, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

53:48

Steven Davis sends in a cross.

53:06

A cross is delivered by Chris Millar.

50:38

Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Millar. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.

50:19

Corner taken short by Liam Craig.

49:43

Murray Davidson takes a shot. Fantastic save by Allan McGregor.

48:52

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Craig.

48:46

The ball is sent over by Chris Millar, blocked by Kirk Broadfoot.

48:28

Centre by Chris Millar.

47:30

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis, blocked by David MacKay.

46:57

Murray Davidson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

46:16

Chris Millar fouled by Matt McKay, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

45:10 +0.10

Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Callum Davidson makes a clearance.

45:04 +0.04

The ball is crossed by Matt McKay.

43:09

Dorin Goian gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francisco Sandaza. Direct free kick taken by Jody Morris.

39:45

Alejandro Bedoya gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Murray Davidson. Free kick taken by Jody Morris.

38:09

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, save by Peter Enckelman.

36:27

The ball is delivered by Alejandro Bedoya, Peter Enckelman makes a save.

35:24

Francisco Sandaza is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

33:42

Carlos Bocanegra concedes a free kick for a foul on Francisco Sandaza. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Callum Davidson.

32:00

The ball is delivered by Chris Millar, Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in.

28:36

Jody Morris crosses the ball, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.

28:02

The referee blows for offside. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

27:56

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball.

27:24

Kevin Moon concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Davis. Direct free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

25:49

A cross is delivered by Matt McKay, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.

24:50

Jody Morris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt McKay. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Davis, clearance by Steven Anderson.

24:35

Francisco Sandaza challenges Kirk Broadfoot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.

24:14

The ball is sent over by Liam Craig, Kirk Broadfoot makes a clearance.

23:46

Callum Davidson fouled by Alejandro Bedoya, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.

22:32

Dorin Goian challenges Francisco Sandaza unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Liam Craig from left wing, blocked by Steven Davis.

20:31

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker.

19:28

Foul by Carlos Bocanegra on Murray Davidson, free kick awarded. David MacKay takes the free kick.

18:35

The offside flag is raised against Liam Craig. Dorin Goian takes the free kick.

17:28

The referee gives a free kick against Frazer Wright for handball. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steven Davis, save by Peter Enckelman.

17:08

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Frazer Wright gets a block in.

16:29

Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.

15:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Craig. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

14:47

Matt McKay challenges Jody Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Anderson takes the free kick.

13:40

Liam Craig delivers the ball, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

13:05

Kyle Lafferty concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Davidson. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.

11:20

Carlos Bocanegra sends in a cross, clearance made by Steven Anderson.

10:29

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker.

9:18

Maurice Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson. David MacKay takes the direct free kick.

8:26

Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Nikica Jelavic misses to the left of the goal.

8:11

Carlos Bocanegra takes a shot. Liam Craig gets a block in.

8:01

Centre by Kirk Broadfoot, Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

7:42

Maurice Edu sends in a cross, Steven Anderson manages to make a clearance.

6:00

Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. Peter Enckelman restarts play with the free kick.

5:15

Steven Davis produces a cross, blocked by Callum Davidson.

4:32

The ball is crossed by Liam Craig.

3:55

The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker, save by Peter Enckelman.

3:35

Kyle Lafferty delivers the ball, blocked by Frazer Wright.

1:24

Unfair challenge on Francisco Sandaza by Steven Davis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David MacKay.

Match Preview

McCoist impressed by Aluko Ally McCoist plans to extend Sone Aluko's trial period with Rangers after revealing he has been impressed by the former Aberdeen winger so far. Aluko spent this week training with the rest of the first-team squad at Murray Park as they prepare for Saturday`s visit of St Johnstone, and the Ibrox boss wants more time to assess the player before deciding whether to offer him a contract. Aluko has been without a club since his Dons contract expired at the end of last season but McCoist says the player has lived up to expectations over the last few days. He said: "Sone Aluko has trained with us this week and he showed up very well, as we expected him to. "We are going to have a chat with Sone and his agents and possibly keep him here for another four or five days training. "He seems to be enjoying it and we are certainly enjoying having him. "Sone is one of those players who has pace to take on a man and beat him. "He can play on either side and can probably play in the hole as well. He gives us that kind of option. "He definitely has talent, there is no doubt about that, particularly in the games that he played for Aberdeen against ourselves. "We always felt he did very well and that's exactly what he has shown us in training. He has shown us what a good player he can be." Rangers are also set to take Indian strikers Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua on trial, with both players on the scoresheet for their country in a friendly win over Malaysia in midweek. McCoist has a number of players unavailable to face St Johnstone this weekend. Gregg Wylde is suspended for the clash at Ibrox, while Sasa Papac, David Weir, Lee Wallace, Kyle Bartley and David Healy are all sidelined through injury. Better news for the Rangers boss is the return of Jamie Ness, who is set to be added to the squad after recovering from a groin problem but is unlikely to start. McCoist is hoping to avoid a post-international break slump after being held to a draw by St Mirren after the last hiatus. He said: "Time will tell on that one. We didn't have as many away as we normally have. "We have not been ourselves after one or two of the international breaks. "I'm loathe to take any praise away from St Mirren, because they played very well against us, but we weren't ourselves in that game." St Johnstone full-back Dave Mackay will take confidence from his side`s win at Celtic Park and general away form as they look for an Old Firm double at Ibrox. Mackay scored the only goal as St Johnstone kickstarted their season at Parkhead in August. And he is determined to take the game to league leaders Rangers this weekend. "We'll go and give it a go," the former Dundee and Livingston player said. "We showed at Parkhead - it was a great result. But we had to be at the top of our game and Celtic maybe had a bit of an off day. "You need a bit of luck as well to go to these places and come away with a result." He continued: "Hopefully we can do the double, but it's going to be tough. They are top of the league by quite a margin for a good reason. "But we have to be positive and try to take something from the game." The match sees Steve Lomas take charge of the team for the first time and Mackay has noticed a positive impact on St Johnstone's fully-fit squad since the manager came in to replace Derek McInnes. "I've had plenty of managers and it's always the same scenario," the 31-year-old said. "It doesn't matter how well you're doing. He comes in and is going to look at everybody. "In terms of training, everyone has been flying. You can see the players who haven't been playing, it has given them a wee bit of life. "Everybody starts with a clean slate and you have got to make sure you are playing well enough." end

Formation:442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

Formation: 4411Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

  • Allan McGregor
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Dorin Goian
  • Carlos Bocanegra
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Alejandro Bedoya
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Matt McKay
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Lee McCulloch
  • John Fleck
  • Palazon Juanma Ortiz
  • Salim Kerkar
  • Ross Perry
  • Kane Hemmings

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Match Report

Stalemate at Ibrox Rangers suffered another post-international break slump when they were held to a goalless draw by St Johnstone in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Ibrox. Neither side were able to find the back of the net, with the stalemate allowing Celtic to close the gap on the SPL leaders to 10 points following their win in Inverness earlier in the day. Ally McCoist's men were therefore forced to share the points with St Mirren in front of a frustrated home crowd upon their return to league business following the last international break. Rangers made three changes from their last outing against Dundee United. Kirk Broadfoot, Alejandro Bedoya and Kyle Lafferty all started at Ibrox, with Sasa Papac, Lee Wallace and Kyle Bartley all sidelined through injury. Bedoya's inclusion meant all three of Rangers' Americans were on the pitch at the start of a Thanksgiving themed day, with Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu also in the side. United States skipper Bocanegra was also presented with a commemorative gift by Rangers before kick-off for earning his 100th cap for his country earlier this week. For new Saints boss Steve Lomas, the visit to Glasgow provided the opportunity to start his new job on a high as he took charge of team affairs for the first time after replacing Derek McInnes at the helm. Rangers had the first real chance of the game when Broadfoot whipped a cross into the box for Nikica Jelavic and he connected with a diving header that fell just past the post. Steven Davis then teed up Jelavic with a cut-back in front of goal but this time the Croatian striker was denied by a timely block from Frazer Wright to keep the scoreline level. Saints striker Francisco Sandaza was fortunate to avoid picking up the first booking of the game for a late challenge on goalkeeper Allan McGregor but escaped punishment from referee Euan Norris. Rangers looked the more likely of the two teams to find the back of the net and pushed forward in search of the opener with half-time approaching. Steven Whittaker burst down the right flank before trying to pick out Lafferty but goalkeeper Peter Enckelman was able to gather at the near post before the forward could connect. St Johnstone started the second half well and one-time Rangers target Murray Davidson saw his effort flash just past the upright a couple of minutes after the restart. Davidson was threatening again when he threw himself in front of a Chris Millar cut-back only to see his header touched just over the crossbar by a full-stretch McGregor. Rangers had the chance to pile on the pressure when Lafferty won a free-kick 25 yards out. He squeezed a low effort through the Saints defence before Bedoya tried to force over the line but Enckelman managed to smother. Rangers had another chance when Bedoya met Broadfoot's cross with a firm header but Enckelman was again up to the task and blocked well. Time was fast running out to find the winner and the home side squandered another opportunity when substitute John Fleck's corner was nodded tamely over by Bocanegra. In the end, neither side could find the cutting edge to claim maximum points, although Lomas would no doubt be the happier of the two managers with a decent start to his tenure at the Perth club.

Form Guide

    WWDWWW
  • Rangers
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • WLWWDL

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 30/07/2011
  • St Johnstone
  • 0 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 05/04/2011
  • Rangers
  • 4 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 27/02/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 1
  • St Johnstone
  • 28/08/2010
  • St Johnstone
  • 4 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 30/03/2010
  • Rangers
  • 3 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 12/12/2009

Top Scorers

Rangers

  • SJ Naismith 9
  • N Jelavic 6
  • K Lafferty 5
  • M Edu 2
  • G Wylde 2
  • C Bocanegra 1
  • S Davis 1

St Johnstone

  • C Sheridan 4
  • F Sandaza 4
  • L Craig 3
  • D MacKay 2

Goals

Rangers

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

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 15
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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