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  • Date:07 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Higdon - pen (75) Higdon - pen (75) Higdon - pen (75)
  • Marc McAusland - og (47) Marc McAusland - og (47)
    Marc McAusland - og (47) Naismith (57)
    Naismith (57) Naismith (57)
    Miller (67) Miller (67) Miller (67)
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87:21

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

87:16

Patrick Cregg sends in a cross, clearance made by Sasa Papac.

85:49

Jure Travner crosses the ball, Maurice Edu gets a block in.

84:20

Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.

83:04

The ball is swung over by Jure Travner, Header by Hugh Murray from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

82:30

Effort on goal by Kenny Miller from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

82:02

Marc McAusland fouled by Steven Naismith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Potter.

80:51

Michael Higdon challenges Madjid Bougherra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

79:39

Unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Patrick Cregg results in a free kick. Steven Naismith restarts play with the free kick.

78:31

The ball is sent over by Jure Travner, Michael Higdon takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

77:07

Shot by Kyle Lafferty from a long way out goes over the net.

76:18

Kenny Miller has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

74:42

Sasa Papac goes into the book for dissent. Penalty scored by Michael Higdon. St Mirren 1-3 Rangers.Steven Davis is adjudged to have handled the ball.

74:13

Jure Travner delivers the ball.

72:41

Jamie McCluskey replaces Gareth Wardlaw. Paul McGowan has an effort at goal. Madjid Bougherra gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Allan McGregor by Gareth Wardlaw. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

71:07

Foul by Steven Davis on Darren McGregor, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Paul McGowan from the free kick.

70:48

Shot from 12 yards by Michael Higdon. Save by Allan McGregor.

70:24

Jure Travner produces a cross, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.

70:12

Centre by David van Zanten, clearance made by David Weir.

69:59

Patrick Cregg produces a cross, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.

69:31

David van Zanten crosses the ball, Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

69:08

Kenny Miller produces a cross, save by Craig Samson.

67:39

Kenny Miller scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-3 Rangers.

65:41

A cross is delivered by Patrick Cregg, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.

65:19

Jure Travner crosses the ball, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.

63:32

Kyle Lafferty concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren McGregor. Paul McGowan takes the direct free kick.

61:57

Sasa Papac produces a cross, Hugh Murray makes a clearance.

60:38

Patrick Cregg sends in a cross, Gareth Wardlaw challenges David Weir unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.

60:28

Jure Travner sends in a cross, blocked by Steven Davis.

59:25

Unfair challenge on Jure Travner by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick. Patrick Cregg restarts play with the free kick.

57:52

Steven Naismith finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-2 Rangers.Assist on the goal came from Kyle Lafferty.

54:55

Unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg by Kenny Miller results in a free kick. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

54:30

Lee McCulloch takes a shot. John Potter gets a block in.

54:11

The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker, clearance by Darren McGregor.

52:59

Michael Higdon is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Mooy.

52:29

Maurice Edu challenges Patrick Cregg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Cregg takes the free kick.

50:36

Sasa Papac is adjudged to have handled the ball. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

47:51

Own goal by Marc McAusland. St Mirren 0-1 Rangers.Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Assist by Steven Whittaker. Blocked by John Potter.

47:25

Steven Whittaker has a drilled shot. Blocked by Darren McGregor.

45:25 +0.25

The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, save by Craig Samson.

45:01

Vladimir Weiss goes off and Kyle Lafferty comes on.

43:17

Vladimir Weiss takes the inswinging corner, Steven Naismith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Samson. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

43:09

Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball, Marc McAusland gets a block in.

42:44

The ball is delivered by Sasa Papac, save made by Craig Samson.

42:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gareth Wardlaw. Madjid Bougherra takes the free kick.

41:03

Unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by David van Zanten results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss, Craig Samson makes a save.

40:39

Foul by Aaron Mooy on Maurice Edu, free kick awarded. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.

39:48

The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss, save by Craig Samson.

39:07

Sasa Papac takes a shot. Blocked by Kenny Miller.

38:58

The ball is sent over by Steven Davis, David van Zanten makes a clearance.

38:08

The offside flag is raised against Maurice Edu. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.

37:47

Sasa Papac sends in a cross.

37:16

Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss.

37:08

A cross is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, blocked by Darren McGregor.

36:37

The ball is delivered by Jure Travner.

35:12

Steven Naismith is caught offside. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

34:46

The ball is swung over by Vladimir Weiss, Darren McGregor makes a clearance.

34:28

Shot from 18 yards from Marc McAusland. Allan McGregor makes a save.

34:20

Aaron Mooy produces a cross, Lee McCulloch makes a clearance.

33:48

Corner taken by Aaron Mooy from the right by-line, clearance by David Weir.

32:48

Darren McGregor delivers the ball.

32:03

Foul by Sasa Papac on Gareth Wardlaw, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aaron Mooy, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

31:07

Booking for David van Zanten for unsporting behaviour. The referee cautions Vladimir Weiss for unsporting behaviour.

27:39

Unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by David van Zanten results in a free kick. Steven Davis produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Craig Samson.

27:39

Vladimir Weiss fouled by David van Zanten, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Steven Davis from the free kick, Craig Samson makes a save.

27:13

Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Cregg.

26:49

Hugh Murray goes into the referee's book. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Hugh Murray. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

25:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Wardlaw on Maurice Edu. David Weir restarts play with the free kick.

24:48

The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac, clearance made by David van Zanten.

24:11

Darren McGregor challenges Steven Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan McGregor crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by David van Zanten.

23:26

A cross is delivered by Sasa Papac, Effort from 18 yards by Kenny Miller. Blocked by John Potter.

21:59

Vladimir Weiss fouled by David van Zanten, the ref awards a free kick. David Weir restarts play with the free kick.

21:22

Steven Naismith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren McGregor. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

18:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Lee McCulloch. David Weir takes the free kick.

18:16

Maurice Edu produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

16:35

Kenny Miller produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

15:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Cregg on Lee McCulloch. Direct free kick taken by Vladimir Weiss.

13:31

Patrick Cregg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss. Shot comes in from Sasa Papac from the free kick.

12:19

The ball is sent over by Jure Travner, Foul by Gareth Wardlaw on Allan McGregor, free kick awarded. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.

12:14

Hugh Murray produces a cross, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

10:53

Paul McGowan fouled by Steven Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Mooy produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

8:38

David van Zanten produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Gareth Wardlaw misses to the left of the goal.

7:26

The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, save by Craig Samson.

5:37

Shot from outside the area by Paul McGowan misses to the left of the goal.

4:53

Gareth Wardlaw fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick. John Potter takes the free kick.

4:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by David van Zanten. Vladimir Weiss takes the free kick.

3:02

David van Zanten fouled by Vladimir Weiss, the ref awards a free kick. John Potter takes the free kick.

2:22

Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

1:59

Steven Whittaker sends in a cross, John Potter manages to make a clearance.

0:32

Outswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort on goal by Lee McCulloch from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

0:17

Maurice Edu takes a shot. Blocked by Hugh Murray.

The referee gets the match started.

The game restarts for the second half.

The first half comes to an end.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Same again for Lennon St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has no fresh injury worries for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Rangers on Sunday. Goalkeeper Paul Gallacher, David Barron and Craig Dargo (all knee), Steven Thomson (calf) and Sean Lynch (knock) are all making good progress. However, none of them will be ready in time for the visit of the Scottish champions. Lennon insists his side face more of a mental than physical test against Walter Smith's side. The Buddies are on a high after collecting their first three points since August last week when they beat Aberdeen at New St Mirren Park. However, while Lennon welcomed the boost that long-awaited victory brought, he believes his players must get into their heads the prospect of an altogether different challenge against Ibrox side. "First and foremost, the win last week was very welcome and overdue for the efforts the players have put in," said the Saints boss. "It was a terrific performance against Aberdeen and we have to try and build upon that for this game. "It certainly doesn't get much bigger but we are looking forward to it. "We've to be at our best not just physically but mentally. "We have to be mentally strong from the first minute to the last minute. "I certainly feel that is the difference (between the Old Firm and the rest). "Look at the results the Old Firm seem to get. "The smaller clubs seem to think they are getting a point or something out of the game and all of all a sudden - bang - the Old Firm go up a level. "So you have to match them mentally and be concentrated for the full duration of the game." Rangers winger Vladimir Weiss has been rated doubtful. The on-loan Slovakia international has been struggling with a heel problem and could miss the visit to Paisley. But Madjid Bougherra and Kyle Lafferty are both expected to recover from slight calf strains ahead of the match. Smith branded suggestions that a team could maintain a 100% record throughout the entire season as ridiculous after the Scottish champions dropped their first points last weekend. Smith's side were aiming for 10 wins out of 10 in the SPL but were held to a 1-1 draw by promoted Inverness. They then suffered their first defeat in the Champions League this term, losing 3-0 in Valencia on Tuesday night. But Smith claims dropped points are inevitable over the course of a campaign and simply urged his players to return to winning ways at St Mirren. He said: "We've made a good start to the season. "You're not going to go through a season without dropping any points. I've said that on many occasions since the start of the year. "The fact that we were winning game after game starts to bring ridiculous talk about you going through a season winning games. You don't do that - that doesn't happen. "It's not happened in any of the time that I've been here and won't happen this season. Points are going to be dropped by a whole load of clubs. "You always try to make sure that you're not dropping that many and that means we need to get back on track and try to make sure that we win." Smith added: "It doesn't change anything at all. We're were getting into the first week of November and hadn't lost a game. "For any club, that would have been recognised as a good start to the season. We've had a good start and we just need to make sure it continues. "We saw last week that, if we're not on top of our game, then we can drop points. We did that and deservedly so last week against Inverness. "We have to pick up again and make sure we can get back on track. I'm sure we will." Smith expects St Mirren to provide just as strong a challenge against Rangers as they did when Gus MacPherson was boss. He said: "The away games always throw up a great deal of difficulty and St Mirren always have a good attitude and are difficult to break down. "Under Danny Lennon, I don't think they will be greatly different to what they were under Gus MacPherson so they will still be the same. "They have had some decent results this season but we look forward to trying to get back on track on Sunday. "I don't think St Mirren will expect their season to be greatly different from previous ones."

Formation:4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

  • Craig Samson
  • David van Zanten
  • John Potter
  • Marc McAusland
  • Jure Travner
  • Hugh Murray
  • Darren McGregor
  • Patrick Cregg
  • Paul McGowan
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • SUBS
  • Paul Mathers
  • Garry Brady
  • Michael Higdon
  • Paul McQuade
  • Jamie McCluskey
  • Dominic Kennedy
  • Kenneth McLean

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Match Report

Rangers back on top after win Rangers' 3-1 win over St Mirren allowed them to reclaim top spot in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League even if the victory was not quite as impressive as Celtic's 24 hours earlier. The Hoops' 9-0 win over Aberdeen on Saturday saw them move into pole position and heap the pressure on their Old Firm rivals ahead of the lunchtime visit to New St Mirren Park. But a Marc McAusland own goal and strikes from Steven Naismith and Kenny Miller saw Rangers return to the summit of the SPL, despite Michael Higdon netting from the penalty spot late on for Saints. Vladimir Weiss was back in the Rangers side after being passed fit for the visit to Paisley. He recovered from a heel problem to make the starting line-up, with Kirk Broadfoot dropping to the bench following the midweek Champions League defeat in Valencia. St Mirren made one change from their win over Aberdeen last week, with Hugh Murray replacing Higdon for the visit of the Scottish champions. Danny Lennon's men could have snatched an early opener had Paul McGowan been more clinical with a shot just outside the area which trundled harmlessly past the post, failing to trouble Allan McGregor in the Rangers goal. St Mirren then had the ball in the back of the net after 13 minutes but referee Craig Thomson had already blown for a foul on McGregor, after Gareth Wardlaw clattered into the Rangers number one, before Aaron Mooy rifled home. Rangers had the chance to pile on the pressure when Weiss won a free-kick on the edge of the box and Saints could only look on in relief as Steven Davis' curling effort sailed above the wall and hit the crossbar. Murray had picked up the first booking for a challenge on Maurice Edu and he was joined in the referee's book by David van Zanten and Weiss who were both cautioned after clashing with each other. With half-time fast approaching, Sasa Papac teed up the header for Edu at the back post but the American nodded well over, before Papac himself fired wide of the upright. Rangers then had a goal disallowed just before the break when Naismith and Craig Samson both went for the ball which ended up in the back of the net. The effort was chalked off, although the goalkeeper's frustrated reaction suggested he thought he had just conceded the opener, rather than being the victim of a foul. Any controversy over their disallowed goal was tempered when Rangers did take the lead three minutes after the restart. Kyle Lafferty replaced Weiss at the break and he got the slightest of touches on a Davis cross before McAusland nodded into the back of his own net to hand Walter Smith's men the advantage. Naismith then added his own name to the scoresheet after 58 minutes, when Lafferty delivered a lovely ball across the face of goal from the left and all that was required was the simplest of finishes to tap home from a few yards. It was proving to be a nightmare afternoon for McAusland, who failed to deal with a long ball, before being robbed of possession by Miller, who gleefully dispatched a low shot past Samson after 68 minutes. Saints could have hauled themselves back into the game when Madjid Bougherra's attempts to clear a Jure Travner effort saw him hit his own crossbar, before McGregor pulled off a superb save to deny Wardlaw from the rebound. The Buddies did manage to pull a goal back after 75 minutes when Davis was ruled to have handled in the area. Papac earned himself a caution for his furious protests before substitute Higdon converted from the penalty spot. Rangers could have restored their three-goal lead when Lafferty's cutback was met by Miller who lashed well over. He knew he should have done better although by then there was little doubt the points would be returning to Ibrox.

Form Guide

    LLLDLW
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Rangers
  • WWWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Rangers
  • 3 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 06/03/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 27/01/2010
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 07/11/2009
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 08/04/2009
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 15/11/2008
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 0
  • Rangers
  • 05/10/2008

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • M Higdon 2
  • S Lynch 2
  • C Dargo 1
  • S Thomson 1
  • G Wardlaw 1
  • J Travner 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • P McGowan 1

Rangers

  • K Miller 11
  • SJ Naismith 4
  • N Jelavic 2
  • S Papac 1
  • S Davis 1
  • K Lafferty 1
  • V Weiss 1
  • M Edu 1

Goals

St Mirren

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

Rangers

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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