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Rangers   3 - 0   Kilmarnock

Rangers v Kilmarnock

Cup - Rangers 3-0 Kilmarnock

by Stevie Miller

Rangers eased into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with victory over a lacklustre Kilmarnock in front of a low crowd at Ibrox Stadium.

The home side went in front when Lee McCulloch picked up Kyle Lafferty's lay-off to rifle the ball into the net.

Lafferty himself doubled his side's advantage with an almost identical strike from the edge of the box.

And Steven Whittaker sealed the win, converting a penalty after Jamie Hamill upended Vladimir Weiss in the box.

Much pre-match debate centred on the absence of top scorer Kenny Miller from the Rangers line-up with speculation mounting over a move to Birmingham or Italian club Fiorentina, but the low attendance of only 13,215 at Ibrox Stadium also raised a few eyebrows.

It was a bright start from both sides despite the empty seats, with Lafferty going close early on with a shot from a tight angle after being played in by a fine diagonal ball from McCulloch.

Lafferty then volleyed a Steven Davis corner wide of the mark at the front post as the home side put pressure on the visitors' goal.

And the pressure paid off when Lafferty laid the ball off to the onrushing McCulloch at the edge of the box, and the veteran midfielder lashed the ball past the despairing Cammy Bell into the bottom corner of the net.

Immediately afterwards, Lafferty drilled a low cross along the Kilmarnock six-yard box which was deflected by visiting defender Frazer Wright narrowly over his own bar.

Killie made a rare foray deep into Rangers territory with a fine run from Alexei Eremenko, who slipped the ball to Conor Sammon, but the Irishman's shot from a tight angle was high and off target.

Sammon was presented with the ball again when he dispossessed Rangers captain David Weir, but his shot after a run was parried by Allan McGregor as the visitors tried to force a way back into the game.

However, Lafferty put paid to any hopes Killie had of getting back into things, doubling his side's lead with another right-footed thunderbolt from the angle of the box which left Bell helpless.

Kilmarnock started the second half with a greater sense of urgency and were presented with an opportunity when Jamie Hamill ghosted in behind a ball-watching Steven Naismith inside the Rangers box, but the full back wasted the chance, putting a tame shot wide.

David Weir headed down a Steven Davis corner, but the veteran's effort bounced up and over the bar as the game began to stretch.

Liam Kelly then fired in a speculative 25-yard effort which flew just over McGregor's goal.

But Hamill's clumsy challenge on Rangers substitute Weiss was adjudged worthy of a penalty, and Whittaker stepped up to lash the ball into the roof of the net and seal Rangers' progression to the fifth round.

Sammon was played one-on-one with McGregor as the visitors struggled to find a way to claw back some of the deficit, but the Scotland keeper was equal to the close-range shot.

The lively Weiss stung Bell's gloves after going on a mazy run, with Whittaker testing the Killie number one after picking up on the rebound.

Bell again had to look sharp to tip a McCulloch free-kick over as Rangers began to dominate territorially again.

And the midfielder almost netted from the resultant corner, his low shot rebounding off the post.

Silva placed a shot wide of the target with McGregor rooted to the spot, but the miss summed up Killie's toothlessness in front of goal as Rangers finished comfortable winners.


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Monday, 10 January 2011

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 3-0 Kilmarnock FT
(HT 2-0)
  • McCulloch 20
  • Lafferty 37
  • Whittaker (pen) 71

    Rangers

    • 01 McGregor
    • 03 Weir
    • 05 Papac
    • 16 Whittaker
    • 24 Bougherra
    • 06 McCulloch
    • 08 Davis yellow card
    • 14 Naismith yellow card (Foster 74)
    • 40 Ness (Edu 67)
    • 11 Lafferty yellow card
    • 19 Beattie (Weiss 67)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Alexander,
    • 12 Foster,
    • 22 Webster,
    • 07 Edu,
    • 20 Weiss

    Kilmarnock

    • 13 Bell
    • 03 Hay yellow card
    • 05 Wright
    • 06 Sissoko
    • 08 Hamill yellow card (Clancy 74)
    • 07 Bryson (Silva 57)
    • 10 Taouil
    • 20 Eremenko
    • 22 Kelly
    • 29 Pascali (Rui Miguel 57)
    • 18 Sammon

    Substitutes

    • 33 Jaakkola,
    • 02 Clancy,
    • 14 Silva,
    • 28 Gross,
    • 09 Rui Miguel
    Ref: O'ReillyAtt: 13,215
    RANGERS
    KILMARNOCK

    Possession

    • Rangers 61%
    • Kilmarnock 39%

    Attempts on target

    • Rangers 7
    • Kilmarnock 5

    Attempts off target

    • Rangers 10
    • Kilmarnock 5

    Corners

    • Rangers 12
    • Kilmarnock 6

    Fouls

    • Rangers 15
    • Kilmarnock 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:15 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+0:50 Effort from deep inside the area by David Silva misses to the right of the goal.
    • 90:00+0:13 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mehdi Taouil, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.
    • 89:57 David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.
    • 88:34 The referee blows for offside against David Silva. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
    • 88:09 Garry Hay sends in a cross, David Weir manages to make a clearance.
    • 87:56 Kyle Lafferty produces a cross, Cameron Bell makes a save.
    • 86:54 The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss, save made by Cameron Bell.
    • 86:02 Richard Foster sends in a cross, clearance made by Frazer Wright.
    • 85:24 Outswinging corner taken by Kyle Lafferty from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort from inside the box by Lee McCulloch strikes the post.
    • 84:12 Garry Hay challenges Maurice Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lee McCulloch, Cameron Bell makes a brilliant save.
    • 84:12 Booking Garry Hay goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 83:37 Vladimir Weiss sends in a cross, clearance by Mohamadou Sissoko.
    • 82:36 Centre by Garry Hay.
    • 81:52 Corner from right by-line taken by Kyle Lafferty.
    • 81:33 Sasa Papac takes a shot. Cameron Bell makes a save.
    • 81:10 Outswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Frazer Wright.
    • 80:47 Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Bell.
    • 80:12 Tim Clancy crosses the ball, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 79:08 Inswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss.
    • 79:00 The ball is sent over by Vladimir Weiss, Frazer Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:36 Unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Conor Sammon results in a free kick. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:31 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mehdi Taouil from the right by-line.
    • 76:14 Conor Sammon takes a shot. Brilliant save by Allan McGregor.
    • 75:16 Mehdi Taouil produces a cross.
    • 73:36 Mehdi Taouil fouled by Steven Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alexei Eremenko.
    • 73:36 Substitution Tim Clancy on for Jamie Hamill.
    • 73:36 Substitution Richard Foster comes on in place of Steven Naismith.
    • 72:21 Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line to the near post, Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell.
    • 70:46 Penalty awarded for a foul by Jamie Hamill on Vladimir Weiss.
    • 70:46 GOAL - Steven WhittakerRangers 3 - 0 Kilmarnock Penalty scored by Steven Whittaker. Rangers 3-0 Kilmarnock.
    • 70:23 Booking The referee books Jamie Hamill for unsporting behaviour.
    • 68:41 Effort from the edge of the box by Kyle Lafferty goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 67:34 Foul by Jamie Hamill on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
    • 66:58 Substitution Maurice Edu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Ness.
    • 66:46 Substitution Vladimir Weiss replaces James Beattie.
    • 66:28 Shot from deep inside the area by Lee McCulloch clears the bar.
    • 66:16 Jamie Ness takes a shot. Frazer Wright gets a block in.
    • 64:52 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Garry Hay, clearance by Kyle Lafferty.
    • 64:17 James Beattie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly. Jamie Hamill takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:40 David Weir fouled by Conor Sammon, the ref awards a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
    • 63:19 Marinho Rui Miguel takes a shot. Blocked by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 63:04 The ball is delivered by Jamie Hamill, clearance made by David Weir.
    • 62:44 Liam Kelly takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Davis.
    • 61:25 Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, David Weir produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 61:08 Conor Sammon takes a shot. Steven Whittaker gets a block in.
    • 60:52 A cross is delivered by Kyle Lafferty, save made by Cameron Bell.
    • 60:35 Liam Kelly delivers the ball.
    • 59:46 The ball is delivered by Jamie Ness, clearance by Frazer Wright.
    • 58:54 The referee blows for offside against Marinho Rui Miguel. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 57:42 Effort on goal by James Beattie from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • Correction - 56:11 Substitution Craig Bryson goes off and David Silva comes on.
    • Correction - 56:11 Substitution Manuel Pascali leaves the field to be replaced by Marinho Rui Miguel.
    • 56:11 Substitution David Silva replaces Craig Bryson.
    • 56:11 Substitution Manuel Pascali goes off and Marinho Rui Miguel comes on.
    • 53:59 Jamie Ness challenges Craig Bryson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alexei Eremenko from left channel, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.
    • 52:19 Kyle Lafferty challenges Frazer Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
    • 51:27 Shot from close range by Jamie Hamill misses to the right of the target.
    • 48:43 James Beattie is ruled offside. Cameron Bell takes the free kick.
    • 48:33 The ball is sent over by David Weir.
    • 47:11 Garry Hay crosses the ball, blocked by Steven Whittaker.
    • 46:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sasa Papac on Liam Kelly. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
    • 45:42 The offside flag is raised against Kyle Lafferty. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:28 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+0:43 Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Davis, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Madjid Bougherra misses to the right of the target.
    • 45:00+0:30 Kyle Lafferty produces a cross, Jamie Hamill manages to make a clearance.
    • 44:54 Craig Bryson sends in a cross, save by Allan McGregor.
    • 44:19 The ball is sent over by Garry Hay, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.
    • 44:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Alexei Eremenko, clearance made by David Weir.
    • 43:47 The ball is crossed by Garry Hay, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:13 The ball is delivered by Alexei Eremenko.
    • 39:29 Kyle Lafferty produces a cross, clearance made by Mohamadou Sissoko.
    • 38:36 Steven Davis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mohamadou Sissoko.
    • 37:53 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Davis.
    • 36:21 The assist for the goal came from Sasa Papac.
    • 36:21 GOAL - Kyle LaffertyRangers 2 - 0 Kilmarnock Kyle Lafferty finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Kilmarnock.
    • 35:47 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Bryson.
    • 35:20 A cross is delivered by Craig Bryson, Jamie Ness gets a block in.
    • 34:56 Outswinging corner taken by Alexei Eremenko, Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.
    • 34:32 Conor Sammon has an effort at goal. Allan McGregor makes a save.
    • 33:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Lafferty on Mehdi Taouil. Alexei Eremenko restarts play with the free kick.
    • 33:01 Booking Booking for Kyle Lafferty.
    • 32:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker by Manuel Pascali. Direct free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.
    • 31:45 Alexei Eremenko challenges Jamie Ness unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.
    • 31:21 The ball is swung over by Sasa Papac, Jamie Hamill gets a block in.
    • 30:53 The ball is sent over by Conor Sammon, blocked by Kyle Lafferty.
    • 30:08 Steven Davis challenges Mehdi Taouil unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alexei Eremenko, clearance by Sasa Papac.
    • 28:37 Effort on goal by Conor Sammon from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 26:54 Foul by Kyle Lafferty on Liam Kelly, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
    • 26:14 The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac.
    • 25:49 Steven Whittaker crosses the ball.
    • 25:28 The ball is crossed by James Beattie, blocked by Garry Hay.
    • 23:50 Outswinging corner taken by Alexei Eremenko from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Liam Kelly from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 23:36 Mehdi Taouil crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.
    • 23:14 Jamie Ness gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Taouil. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
    • 23:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee McCulloch on Mehdi Taouil. Mehdi Taouil restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexei Eremenko by Steven Davis. Mohamadou Sissoko restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:38 Booking Booking for Steven Davis for unsporting behaviour.
    • 20:54 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis played to the near post.
    • 20:35 Kyle Lafferty crosses the ball, clearance by Frazer Wright.
    • 19:12 Assist on the goal came from Kyle Lafferty.
    • 19:12 GOAL - Lee McCullochRangers 1 - 0 Kilmarnock Goal scored by Lee McCulloch from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Kilmarnock.
    • 18:46 The ball is swung over by Lee McCulloch.
    • 16:43 The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker.
    • 16:16 Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis, clearance by Frazer Wright.
    • 16:08 Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:34 Steven Naismith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hamill. Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
    • 14:34 Booking Booking for Steven Naismith.
    • 13:41 Lee McCulloch fouled by Jamie Hamill, the ref awards a free kick. David Weir restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:00 Kyle Lafferty is caught offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
    • 12:42 Kyle Lafferty decides to take a short corner.
    • 12:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bryson on Steven Davis. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis, clearance made by Frazer Wright.
    • 8:41 Corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line played to the near post, Kyle Lafferty has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 4:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Kyle Lafferty. Free kick taken by Frazer Wright.
    • 3:48 Effort on goal by Kyle Lafferty from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
    • 3:35 The ball is delivered by Kyle Lafferty.
    • 3:12 Foul by Garry Hay on Steven Davis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 2:34 The ball is crossed by Garry Hay.
    • 2:00 James Beattie challenges Mohamadou Sissoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
    • 1:56 Centre by Steven Davis.
    • 1:50 The ball is sent over by Steven Naismith.
    • 1:08 Lee McCulloch challenges Liam Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Bryson takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:54 Steven Naismith takes a shot. Garry Hay gets a block in.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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