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Hibernian   0 - 3   Rangers

Hibernian 0-3 Rangers

Highlights - Hibernian 0-3 Rangers

By Andy Campbell

Rangers emerged as victors from an ill-tempered Scottish Premier League match with Hibernian at Easter Road.

A scrappy first half of few chances ended with Rangers' Kyle Lafferty and Hibs' Kevin McBride sent off for violent conduct by referee Iain Brines.

Kenny Miller fired Rangers ahead on 64 minutes before adding a second six minutes later following Vladimir Weiss's inventive set-up play.

And the Scotland forward swept home in injury time to complete his hat-trick.

Both sides were looking to maintain winning starts to the season after each claimed three points in last week's opening SPL fixtures.

And the game also marked the opening of Hibs' new East Stand.

Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor was called into action in the ninth minute as Derek Riordan's mishit shot was headed back into the six-yard box by Michael Hart and the stopper palmed the ball clear before Anthony Stokes could profit.

Riordan claimed unsuccessfully for a penalty after his attempted cross rebounded off the elbow of Madjid Bougherra and the referee was similarly unmoved minutes later when Kenny Miller appealed for a handball in the box.

A sliding challenge by Riordan on the onrushing McGregor provoked an angry reaction from the keeper, who then fell to the ground holding his face as the pair argued. But television replays appeared to show that Riordan had made no contact with the keeper's face.

Brines cautioned both and Hibs' Liam Miller followed the pair into the book for dissent.

Rangers had their first attempt at goal five minutes before the break when a long throw-in drew keeper Mark Brown off his line to punch only as far as Steven Davis, whose header was cleared from the goal line by Sol Bamba.

Rangers striker Kenny Miller
Miller scored a hat-trick against his former club

The major flashpoint of the game saw Lafferty committing a reckless tackle on Liam Miller and, as the ball went loose, McBride kicked the ball against the Rangers player, which resulted in an angry exchange between the pair.

Players from both teams stepped in to break up the altercation before Brines produced his red card for a double dismissal.

Riordan's fierce drive was claimed at the second attempt by McGregor in the opening minutes of the second period.

Rangers moved to the other end and Steven Naismith got to the by-line to cross for Miller to head over at the back post.

Danny Galbraith replaced Riordan, who had been unable to recover from an earlier collision with Bougherra, and the substitute beat McGregor to a long ball to cross for Edwin De Graaf, who was waiting to tap home.

But Bougherra nicked the ball away from the Dutchman inside the six-yard box moments before Rangers moved ahead.

Sasa Papac's shot deflected off two players and was beaten out by Brown only for the ball to be collected by James Beattie, who laid the ball back for Kenny Miller to rifle the ball into the roof of the net.

On-loan Manchester City winger Weiss made his Rangers debut as a replacement for Beattie and played a major part in the visitors' second.

The Slovakian collected the ball on the left, played a swift one-two with Davis and put the ball on a plate for Kenny Miller to sidefoot home.

Liam Miller was on the receiving end of another poor challenge, this time by Bougherra, and the Algerian was promptly booked.

Brown made saves to deny Naismith and Maurice Edu as Rangers continued to press.

And, as the game entered its third minute of stoppage time, Kenny Miller received a Davis pass and raced in on goal to find the far corner and complete his first treble since returning to Rangers.

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 0-3 Rangers FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Miller 64
    • Miller 70
    • Miller 90+3

    Hibernian

    • 31 Brown
    • 02 Hart (Rankin 69)
    • 04 Hogg
    • 20 Hanlon (Nish 68)
    • 26 Bamba
    • 08 De Graaf
    • 17 McBride red card
    • 24 Wotherspoon
    • 33 Miller yellow card
    • 10 Riordan yellow card (Galbraith 56)
    • 18 Stokes

    Substitutes

    • 21 Smith,
    • 15 Thicot,
    • 25 Stephens,
    • 11 Rankin,
    • 16 Stevenson,
    • 22 Galbraith,
    • 09 Nish

    Rangers

    • 01 McGregor yellow card
    • 03 Weir
    • 05 Papac
    • 16 Whittaker
    • 24 Bougherra yellow card
    • 07 Edu
    • 08 Davis
    • 09 Miller
    • 11 Lafferty red card
    • 14 Naismith
    • 19 Beattie (Weiss 66)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Alexander,
    • 04 Broadfoot,
    • 23 McMillan,
    • 39 Wylde,
    • 20 Weiss,
    • 29 Little,
    • 41 Hutton
    Ref: BrinesAtt: 17,145
    HIBERNIAN
    RANGERS

    Possession

    • Hibernian 49%
    • Rangers 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Hibernian 3
    • Rangers 6

    Attempts off target

    • Hibernian 4
    • Rangers 2

    Corners

    • Hibernian 3
    • Rangers 4

    Fouls

    • Hibernian 13
    • Rangers 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:15 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+4:00 Cross by Steven Davis (Rangers), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 90:00+2:10 The assist for the goal came from Steven Davis.
    • 90:00+2:10 GOAL - Kenny MillerHibernian 0 - 3 Rangers A goal is scored by Kenny Miller from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-3 Rangers.
    • 90:00+1:44 Defending throw-in by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
    • 90:00+1:06 Attacking throw-in by Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian).
    • 90:00+0:24 Defending throw-in by John Rankin (Hibernian).
    • 90:00+0:11 Attacking throw-in by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • 89:52 Defending throw-in by Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian).
    • 89:13 Foul by Daniel Galbraith on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.
    • 88:47 Shot by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) curled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (parried) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 88:26 Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).
    • 86:36 Vladimir Weiss fouled by Daniel Galbraith, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Vladimir Weiss, Maurice Edu takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from the right by-line, Shot by Sasa Papac. Clearance by Chris Hogg.
    • 86:18 A cross is delivered by Chris Hogg, clearance by David Weir.
    • 84:58 Steven Naismith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Galbraith. Direct free kick taken by Liam Miller. The ball is crossed by Daniel Galbraith, Sasa Papac makes a clearance. Daniel Galbraith decides to take a short corner.
    • 84:02 Liam Miller produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 30 yards. Blocked by David Weir.
    • 82:56 Steven Naismith has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Mark Brown. Steven Davis takes a inswinging corner.
    • 81:15 Unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Daniel Galbraith results in a free kick. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:22 Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
    • 80:22 Booking Madjid Bougherra receives a yellow card.
    • 80:16 Liam Miller fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 78:30 Steven Naismith concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin. Shot on goal comes in from Anthony Stokes from the free kick, blocked by Steven Naismith. Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Galbraith from the right by-line played to the near post, Sasa Papac makes a clearance.
    • 75:36 Foul by John Rankin (Hibernian) on Vladimir Weiss (Rangers). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) from right wing, passed.
    • 74:58 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 74:45 The ball is swung over by John Rankin.
    • 73:25 David Wotherspoon crosses the ball.
    • 73:09 Sasa Papac concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wotherspoon. Liam Miller takes the free kick.
    • 72:46 Kenny Miller delivers the ball.
    • 72:03 Foul by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) on Vladimir Weiss (Rangers). Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) from left wing, clearance by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
    • 70:50 The ball is sent over by Daniel Galbraith.
    • 69:20 Vladimir Weiss provided the assist for the goal.
    • 69:20 GOAL - Kenny MillerHibernian 0 - 2 Rangers Goal scored by Kenny Miller from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Hibernian 0-2 Rangers.
    • 68:52 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 67:34 Substitution John Rankin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Hart.
    • 67:34 Substitution Paul Hanlon goes off and Colin Nish comes on.
    • 66:25 The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Michael Hart.
    • 65:06 Substitution James Beattie goes off and Vladimir Weiss comes on.
    • 64:43 Foul by James Beattie (Rangers) on Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
    • 63:17 The assist for the goal came from James Beattie.
    • 63:17 GOAL - Kenny MillerHibernian 0 - 1 Rangers Kenny Miller fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 0-1 Rangers.
    • 63:12 Sasa Papac produces a drilled left-footed shot from 30 yards. Liam Miller gets a block in.
    • 62:45 Foul by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) on Sasa Papac (Rangers). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Sasa Papac (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 62:19 Sasa Papac crosses the ball, Mark Brown makes a comfortable save.
    • 61:24 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 60:54 Corner taken by Steven Davis, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
    • 60:29 Attacking throw-in by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • 60:19 The ball is sent over by Paul Hanlon.
    • 59:18 Cross by Kenny Miller (Rangers), save (caught) by Mark Brown (Hibernian).
    • 58:53 Cross by Steven Naismith (Rangers), clearance by Chris Hogg (Hibernian). Attacking throw-in by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • 58:44 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 58:29 Foul by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) on Maurice Edu (Rangers). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Steven Davis (Rangers) from own half, passed.
    • 57:37 Attacking throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 56:40 Cross by Michael Hart (Hibernian), header by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 56:11 Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 55:17 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 55:17 Substitution Daniel Galbraith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Derek Riordan.
    • 53:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny Miller by Chris Hogg. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.
    • 53:23 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 52:37 Edwin De Graaf challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.
    • 51:29 The ball is delivered by Steven Naismith, Kenny Miller produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
    • 47:36 The ball is crossed by Anthony Stokes, clearance by Sasa Papac. Outswinging corner taken by Derek Riordan, Liam Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Davis.
    • 46:52 Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled left-footed from left channel (35 yards), save (parried) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 46:24 Attacking throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 45:37 Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 45:21 Kenny Miller is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Chris Hogg.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:20 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+0:04 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), save (caught) by Mark Brown (Hibernian).
    • 43:07 Direct free kick taken left-footed by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) from right channel, passed.
    • 43:07 Sent off Kevin McBride (Hibernian) dismissed for violent conduct.
    • 43:07 Sent off Kyle Lafferty (Rangers) dismissed for violent conduct.
    • 43:07 Foul by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers) on Liam Miller (Hibernian).
    • 42:23 Foul by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers) on Liam Miller (Hibernian). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Kevin McBride (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
    • 41:47 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 41:06 Goal kick taken long by Mark Brown (Hibernian).
    • 40:10 Drilled header by Steven Davis (Rangers) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Chris Hogg (Hibernian). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Steven Davis (Rangers) to centre, clearance by Souleymane Bamba (Hibernian).
    • 39:12 Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) on Steven Naismith (Rangers). Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 38:44 Attacking throw-in by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers).
    • 36:49 Foul by Sasa Papac (Rangers) on Liam Miller (Hibernian). Free kick drilled right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) from right channel (35+ yards), hit wall. Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) to centre, clearance by Maurice Edu (Rangers).
    • 36:27 Foul by Steven Naismith (Rangers) on Kevin McBride (Hibernian). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) from own half, passed.
    • 35:06 Booking Liam Miller is shown a yellow card for dissent.
    • 35:01 Booking Allan McGregor receives a yellow card.
    • 34:52 Booking The referee shows Derek Riordan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 34:03 Cross by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian), foul by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) on Allan McGregor (Rangers). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 34:03 Cross by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian), save (caught) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 33:04 Cross by Sasa Papac (Rangers), blocked by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 32:44 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 32:34 The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, blocked by Paul Hanlon.
    • 31:34 The offside flag is raised against Kenny Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Hogg.
    • 30:59 Foul by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) on James Beattie (Rangers). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Kenny Miller (Rangers) from left channel, passed.
    • 30:44 Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled right-footed from left channel (30 yards), blocked by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • Correction - 28:23 Unfair challenge on Sasa Papac by Anthony Stokes results in a free kick. Sasa Papac crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Souleymane Bamba. Corner taken by Steven Davis from the right by-line. Centre by Kenny Miller, blocked by Chris Hogg.
    • 28:23 Anthony Stokes concedes a free kick for a foul on Sasa Papac. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Sasa Papac from left wing, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Steven Davis.
    • 28:17 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 26:57 Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 26:10 Cross by Derek Riordan (Hibernian), blocked by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • 25:03 Defending throw-in by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers).
    • 24:04 Cross by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 23:22 The referee blows for offside. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.
    • 22:47 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 22:10 Goal kick taken long by Mark Brown (Hibernian).
    • 20:24 Foul by Liam Miller (Hibernian) on Steven Davis (Rangers). Direct free kick taken right-footed by David Weir (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 18:54 Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) drilled left-footed from right channel (35 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 18:30 Cross by Sasa Papac (Rangers), save (caught) by Mark Brown (Hibernian).
    • 18:15 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 17:40 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 17:13 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 15:56 Foul by Kevin McBride (Hibernian) on Steven Naismith (Rangers). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Maurice Edu (Rangers) from right channel, passed.
    • 15:34 Attacking throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 14:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Kenny Miller. Direct free kick taken by Mark Brown.
    • 13:30 Foul by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) on Derek Riordan (Hibernian). Free kick crossed right-footed by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) from left wing, clearance by James Beattie (Rangers).
    • 12:45 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 11:54 Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 11:19 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 10:18 Foul by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) on Madjid Bougherra (Rangers). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 9:49 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Mark Brown (Hibernian).
    • 8:37 Cross by Michael Hart (Hibernian), resulting in open play. Shot by Derek Riordan (Hibernian) volleyed right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 7:37 Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 7:25 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), clearance by Liam Miller (Hibernian).
    • 5:58 Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).
    • 5:41 Edwin De Graaf gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty. Free kick taken by Kyle Lafferty.
    • 5:33 Defending throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 4:09 Foul by James Beattie (Rangers) on Chris Hogg (Hibernian). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Chris Hogg (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 3:31 Derek Riordan produces a lobbed right-footed shot from 35 yards that went over the net.
    • 3:03 Cross by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian), clearance by David Weir (Rangers).
    • 2:18 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Beattie. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
    • 1:56 The official flags Anthony Stokes offside. Indirect free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 0:17 Attacking throw-in by Michael Hart (Hibernian).
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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