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  • Date:24 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:6,711
  • Mooy (43)
    McGowan (45)
  • Wallace (10)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The referee blows for offside against Nigel Hasselbaink. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Kyle Bartley gets a block in.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Davis on Gary Teale. The referee cautions Steven Davis for unsporting behaviour. Marc McAusland is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Nikica Jelavic receives a caution. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.

89mins

A cross is delivered by Lee Wallace, Lee Mair manages to make a clearance.

88mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugh Murray on Maurice Edu. Steven Whittaker takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Dorin Goian concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny McLean. Dorin Goian is sent off by the referee. Kenny McLean restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Foul by Maurice Edu on Gary Teale, free kick awarded. Nigel Hasselbaink joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Thompson. The ball is swung over by Kenny McLean, Sasa Papac makes a clearance.

83mins

A cross is delivered by Lee Wallace, clearance made by Kenny McLean.

82mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Teale. Indirect free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

80mins

Foul by Maurice Edu on Lee Mair, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.

78mins

Marc McAusland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic. Indirect free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugh Murray on Nikica Jelavic. Steven Davis takes the indirect free kick. Carlos Bocanegra leaves the field to be replaced by Kyle Bartley.

72mins

Dorin Goian challenges Gary Teale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Dorin Goian for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Gary Teale, blocked by Sasa Papac.

71mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Thompson. Indirect free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

70mins

Steven Thompson fouled by Carlos Bocanegra, the ref awards a free kick. David van Zanten takes the free kick.

69mins

The referee blows for offside. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.

67mins

David van Zanten challenges Lee Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Steven Thompson makes a clearance.

65mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Wallace, David Barron makes a clearance.

64mins

The referee blows for offside. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.

62mins

Aaron Mooy goes off and Hugh Murray comes on.

58mins

Sone Aluko sends in a cross, Kenny McLean gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko from the right by-line to the near post.

57mins

A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko.

55mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Nikica Jelavic misses to the right of the goal.

53mins

The referee penalises Carlos Bocanegra for handball. The ball is delivered by Gary Teale, Shot from close in by Marc McAusland misses to the left of the goal.

51mins

Effort on goal by Steven Whittaker from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

50mins

Sone Aluko produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

48mins

Kenny McLean handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

47mins

Paul McGowan fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-1 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from David van Zanten.

47mins

Kenny McLean produces a cross, save by Allan McGregor.

46mins

Sone Aluko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyle Lafferty.

46mins

Gary Teale comes on in place of Graham Carey.

45mins

Steven Thompson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

44mins

Aaron Mooy grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-1 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Paul McGowan.

43mins

David Barron delivers the ball, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.

43mins

Short corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line.

43mins

The ball is swung over by David van Zanten, Steven Davis gets a block in.

41mins

Graham Carey sends in a cross.

40mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Davis, clearance by Marc McAusland.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Carey on Steven Whittaker. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

38mins

The ball is sent over by Jeroen Tesselaar.

38mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey from the left by-line, Dorin Goian makes a clearance.

38mins

Paul McGowan delivers the ball, clearance made by Dorin Goian.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Kyle Lafferty. Booking for Kyle Lafferty for unsporting behaviour. Graham Carey crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Dorin Goian makes a clearance. A cross is delivered by Graham Carey, clearance made by Kyle Lafferty. Corner taken by Graham Carey from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Kyle Lafferty.

35mins

Kenny McLean produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

34mins

Centre by Kenny McLean, clearance made by Steven Whittaker. Corner taken by Aaron Mooy from the right by-line played to the near post, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by Kyle Lafferty. Free kick taken by Jeroen Tesselaar.

32mins

The referee blows for offside against Steven Thompson. Indirect free kick taken by Dorin Goian.

31mins

Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. David van Zanten restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

Centre by Jeroen Tesselaar, blocked by Dorin Goian.

29mins

Gregg Wylde goes off and Maurice Edu comes on.

27mins

Graham Carey produces a drilled left-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.

24mins

Jeroen Tesselaar challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gregg Wylde crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, free kick awarded for a foul by Lee McCulloch on Graham Carey. Lee McCulloch shown a red card. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.

21mins

A cross is delivered by Jeroen Tesselaar, save made by Allan McGregor.

20mins

Paul McGowan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

19mins

David Barron challenges Lee Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Davis restarts play with the free kick. Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

18mins

Paul McGowan fouled by Lee McCulloch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Mair.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Graham Carey results in a free kick. The referee shows Graham Carey a yellow card. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Goal scored by Lee Wallace from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-1 Rangers.The assist for the goal came from Sasa Papac.

10mins

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

8mins

Kyle Lafferty has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

8mins

Nikica Jelavic is ruled offside. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

7mins

Foul by Kenny McLean on Gregg Wylde, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Bocanegra.

6mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Wallace, David Barron gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the left by-line, save made by Craig Samson.

5mins

Centre by David van Zanten.

4mins

Long distance effort from Gregg Wylde misses to the left of the goal.

3mins

The referee blows for offside against Jeroen Tesselaar. Dorin Goian takes the indirect free kick.

2mins

Centre by Sasa Papac, Lee Mair makes a clearance.

1mins

Kyle Lafferty is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Goodwin suspended for Saints St Mirren will be without the suspended Jim Goodwin for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Rangers. The midfielder begins the first of a three-match ban this weekend following an altercation with Steve Jennings during last week's game against Motherwell. Midfielder Hugh Murray could make his long-awaited return after recovering from knee surgery, while midfielder Steven Thomson is back in contention following a calf injury and defender Lee Mair has recovered from a knock. Rangers look set to be boosted by the return of both Sone Aluko and Dorin Goian. Aluko is available for selection again after serving a two-match ban for diving and is likely to be added to the squad for the trip to Paisley. Goian, who missed last week's win over Inverness with a fever, could also come back into contention after participating in some training this week. Gers manager Ally McCoist insists his side's last meeting with St Mirren should act as a warning about the size of the task facing them this weekend. The Scottish champions travel hoping for the three points that will strengthen their grasp on pole position in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League ahead of next week's Old Firm derby. However, memories of the Buddies' visit to Ibrox in October are still raw for McCoist and his players. Rangers had been aiming for a 10th consecutive SPL win, but were held to a 1-1 draw when former Light Blues striker Steven Thompson grabbed an injury-time leveller. McCoist said: "We saw enough in the game at Ibrox to determine that it's going to be a really difficult game. I thought they knocked the ball about really well against us at Ibrox. "As disappointing as we were - when we took the lead we couldn't get the second goal - from their point of view they scored a very good equaliser. "It was a howler defensively from us, but from their point of view it was a good goal. In the cold light of day, they probably deserved a point on that day's performance. "That would indicate to me and the players that it's going to be nothing other than a really tough fixture, but it's a good place to go. "It's a new stadium and the surface has been good and always seems to be playable and in good condition. "It's an opportunity for us to go away again and hopefully continue our good run away from home."

Formation:4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Ally McCoist

Rangers

  • Craig Samson
  • David van Zanten
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • Jeroen Tesselaar
  • Graham Carey
  • David Barron
  • Paul McGowan
  • Kenny McLean
  • Aaron Mooy
  • Steven Thompson
  • SUBS
  • Graeme Smith
  • Hugh Murray
  • Steven Thomson
  • Nigel Hasselbaink
  • Jon McShane
  • Gary Teale
  • Illias Haddad

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Match Report

Day to forget for champions Nine-man Rangers suffered a major blow ahead of next week's crunch Old Firm derby against Celtic after slumping to a 2-1 defeat at St Mirren in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Lee McCulloch and Dorin Goian both saw red, ruling them out of Wednesday's clash at Celtic Park, as Saints secured their first win over Rangers since 2008. Lee Wallace opened the scoring with his maiden goal for the Scottish champions but the home side took advantage of McCulloch's first-half dismissal and hit back through goals from Aaron Mooy and Paul McGowan to secure the win before Rangers lost Goian late on to a second booking. Rangers made three changes from the 2-1 win over Inverness for the match. Kyle Lafferty, who came off the bench to score the winner last week, started, along with McCulloch and Goian, who recovered from illness. Sone Aluko had to settle for a place on the bench after serving a two-match ban for diving. Saints drafted fit-again Lee Mair into the side and Mooy also started for the home side, while skipper Jim Goodwin began the first of a three-game suspension. Rangers tried to pile on the pressure straight away and Gregg Wylde had a go after cutting inside from the left but he fired across goal and wide with Lafferty screaming for the ball a few yards out. The Northern Irishman then had a chance of his own when he raced onto a Steven Davis pass only to drag his effort past the post from just inside the box. At the other end, a low shot from McGowan was smothered by goalkeeper Allan McGregor, before Rangers opened the scoring with 11 minutes gone. Sasa Papac was the provider with a lovely pass for Wallace who forced his way past Marc McAusland before rifling past Craig Samson to claim his first goal for the club. The visitors had the ball in the net again when Wylde's swerving free-kick slipped past Samson but the effort was ruled out for an offside. Rangers suffered a setback when McCulloch was shown a straight red card after 24 minutes for violent conduct after clashing with Graham Carey, who was booked by referee Steven McLean earlier in the game for a foul on McCulloch. Manager Ally McCoist made his first change of the game five minutes later when Wylde was withdrawn for the introduction of Maurice Edu. Saints, boosted by the numerical advantage, almost levelled when Kenny McLean delivered a low corner to Steven Thompson at the near post and his flick forced a decent save from McGregor. But the Rangers goalkeeper was left plucking the ball out of the back of the net a minute before the break when Mooy lashed home in off the inside of the post, before McGowan met a David van Zanten pass and claimed Saints' second of the day in injury time. Saints swapped Carey for Gary Teale at half-time, while Lafferty made way for Aluko as Rangers made their second substitution. Aluko almost had a swift impact on the game five minutes after the restart with a well-struck shot but he was off-target and the effort rippled the side-netting. Saints could have added to their lead when Teale's free-kick found McAusland at the back post but he stabbed inches wide, squandering a decent opportunity. Rangers then almost levelled through Nikica Jelavic but the club's top goalscorer drove past the upright without causing any real problems for the Saints goalkeeper. With just over an hour gone, Hugh Murray came off the bench to make his first appearance of the season after recovering from knee surgery, as he replaced goalscorer Mooy. Rangers pushed forward in search of the goal that could spark a comeback, and Aluko was causing some problems down the flank, but Saints defended resolutely. Rangers' hopes were then all but dashed when they were reduced to nine men when Goian - booked earlier for a tug on Teale's jersey - was cautioned again with three minutes to go for a foul on McLean. Papac came to the rescue to prevent Rangers falling further behind when he cleared a McGowan effort off the line in injury time in what was a miserable day for McCoist's men.

Form Guide

    DWLLDD
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Rangers
  • WDLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Rangers
  • 1 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 15/10/2011
  • Rangers
  • 2 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 16/04/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 1
  • Rangers
  • 06/03/2011
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 3
  • Rangers
  • 07/11/2010
  • Rangers
  • 3 - 1
  • St Mirren
  • 06/03/2010
  • St Mirren
  • 0 - 2
  • Rangers
  • 27/01/2010

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 4
  • P McGowan 3
  • K McLean 3
  • N Hasselbaink 3
  • S Thomson 1
  • J Goodwin 1
  • M McAusland 1
  • G Carey 1

Rangers

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

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 18
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rangers

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 36
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 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

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