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Last Updated: Sunday, 26 November 2006, 16:48 GMT
Rangers 3-0 Kilmarnock
Kris Boyd
Kris Boyd celebrates scoring Rangers' second goal at Ibrox
Rangers took their impressive European form back to the SPL stage with a comprehensive demolition of Kilmarnock.

Charlie Adam opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a hammer strike before frontman Kris Boyd quickly added to the woes of his former club.

The Ayrshire outfit managed to improve in the second half, but Dado Prso made it three after 58 minutes to leave Paul Le Guen's side in total command.

The win moves Rangers back into second place in the table above Aberdeen.

The Ibrox club returned to domestic duty with just one change.

Defender Steven Smith suffered a back injury in the Uefa Cup draw at Auxerre on Thursday and was replaced by Sasa Papac.

Kilmarnock also made one alteration following the win over Falkirk last week, with striker Gary Wales replacing the suspended Colin Nish.

The home side dominated the opening spell and broke the deadlock when Adam pounced on a Prso lay-off before sending a thunderous 25-yard drive into the back of the net.

The midfielder could have grabbed a second goal almost immediately, but his clever chip fell just wide of the post.

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The Glasgow side did not have to wait too long to double their advantage.

Five minutes later, Novo's effort produced a decent save from Smith, but he knocked the ball straight into the path of Boyd, who fired home at the far post.

Killie made a change at the break, replacing Wales with Simon Ford.

Dado Prso capped a fine display with the third goal
Croatian striker Dado Prso fires home the third

The defender had an immediate impact on the game when his attempt to block a Novo effort almost ended up in the back of his own net.

Boyd then attempted an opportunistic 25-yarder which fell just inches over the crossbar as he continued to torment his old side.

The forward was content to act as provider for the home side's third goal, sending a long ball to the feet of Prso, who squeezed the shot home at the near post in the 58th minute.

Prso made way for Libor Sionko seconds later to rapturous applause from the Ibrox fans, before Novo was replaced by Thomas Buffel.

With Le Guen's side firmly in control, captain Barry Ferguson, Sionko and Buffel all had chances to add to the tally, with Killie offering little in response.


Rangers: McGregor, Hutton, Svensson, Hemdani, Papac, Novo (Buffel 65), Ferguson, Clement, Adam, Prso (Sionko 59), Kris Boyd (Sebo 74). Subs Not Used: Klos, Rodriguez, Ponroy, Stanger.

Goals: Adam 23, Kris Boyd 28, Prso 58.

Kilmarnock: Smith, Grant Murray (Stephen Murray 77), Greer, Frazer Wright, Hay, Invincibile, Leven (Di Giacomo 75), Fowler, Johnston, Wales (Ford 46), Naismith. Subs Not Used: Combe, Dodds, O'Leary, Campbell.

Att: 48,289

Ref: K Clarke



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