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Rangers   2 - 0   Aberdeen

Highlights - Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen

Highlights - Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen

Rangers moved four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League after consigning struggling Aberdeen to a fourth successive defeat.

The hosts were 2-0 up within 32 minutes, Vladimir Weiss's shot adding to Kenny Miller's headed opener.

Jamie Langfield saved Miller's penalty to give the Dons hope.

But the visitors rarely threatened in the second half and Miller, Steven Naismith and Gregg Wylde came close to adding to Rangers' tally.

Celtic can reduce Rangers' lead to one when they meet St Mirren in Paisley on Sunday.

Both sides were coming off midweek defeats and Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee had been under increasing pressure since last week's 9-0 defeat at Celtic Park.

The visitors were pinned back early on and and Rangers' Lee McCulloch had a header saved by Langfield before seeing a long-range shot deflect wide.

Rangers continued to press and took the lead when Weiss's cross found Miller and the striker's backwards header wrong-footed Langfield and found the net.

And the reigning champions moved further ahead when John Fleck's shot was blocked and fell to Weiss, who fired home with the aid of a slight deflection.

The hosts were relentless in their pursuit of goals and it looked as though Aberdeen were on their way to another heavy defeat when Steven Whittaker was brought down in the box by Zander Diamond.

Rangers striker Kenny Miller
Miller scored his 15th of the season before having a penalty saved

But Miller's spot-kick was saved by Langfield and, with McCulloch firing another shot wide, Rangers were unable to add to their tally before the break.

Miller flashed a shot wide in the opening minutes of the second half and Weiss's free-kick attempt was held by Langfield.

The Aberdeen keeper came to his side's rescue again with an excellent stop to deny Miller after the striker had gone through on goal.

Naismith then fired wide after being found by Whittaker's cross.

The visitors ventured up field and won a free-kick after a foul on Paul Hartley but Sone Aluko's shot was high over the target.

Wylde, one of only six substitutes listed on the Rangers bench, came on for Weiss and fizzed a shot just over Langfield's bar.

McCulloch continued to be frustrated in his pursuit of a first goal this season when his shot travelled wide as the match moved into its closing stages.

And Langfield smothered Fleck's shot to ensure Rangers had to settle for a 2-0 win.

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Saturday, 13 November 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Miller 21
  • Weiss 32

    Rangers

    • 01 McGregor
    • 03 Weir
    • 04 Broadfoot
    • 16 Whittaker
    • 24 Bougherra yellow card
    • 06 McCulloch yellow card
    • 08 Davis
    • 20 Weiss (Wylde 74)
    • 09 Miller
    • 10 Fleck
    • 14 Naismith yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 25 Alexander,
    • 36 Perry,
    • 39 Wylde,
    • 29 Little,
    • 34 Loy,
    • 41 Hutton

    Aberdeen

    • 01 Langfield
    • 02 McArdle
    • 05 Diamond yellow card
    • 16 Ifil
    • 42 Robertson
    • 04 Folly (Magennis 80)
    • 08 Hartley
    • 11 Aluko
    • 22 Jack
    • 07 Maguire yellow card (Young 70)
    • 09 Vernon

    Substitutes

    • 21 Howard,
    • 06 Considine,
    • 14 Young,
    • 35 Hansson,
    • 43 Fraser,
    • 19 Paton,
    • 20 Magennis
    Ref: MurrayAtt: 44,919
    RANGERS
    ABERDEEN

    Possession

    • Rangers 61%
    • Aberdeen 39%

    Attempts on target

    • Rangers 9
    • Aberdeen 1

    Attempts off target

    • Rangers 10
    • Aberdeen 3

    Corners

    • Rangers 5
    • Aberdeen 2

    Fouls

    • Rangers 9
    • Aberdeen 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:22 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+0:55 John Fleck takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.
    • 89:28 Gregg Wylde delivers the ball, blocked by Rory McArdle.
    • 87:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot by Ryan Jack. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
    • 85:59 A cross is delivered by Kenny Miller, clearance made by Clark Robertson. John Fleck takes the inswinging corner, Jamie Langfield makes a save.
    • 85:38 The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Clark Robertson.
    • 83:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Derek Young. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 82:36 Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee McCulloch goes wide right of the goal.
    • 80:33 Unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Josh Magennis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 78:53 Substitution Josh Magennis replaces Yoann Folly.
    • 78:53 Lee McCulloch produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 77:40 Gregg Wylde produces a cross.
    • 77:04 Rory McArdle produces a cross, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 75:29 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Davis from right wing, clearance made by Ryan Jack. Corner taken short by John Fleck. Shot by Gregg Wylde from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 75:29 Booking The referee cautions Zander Diamond for unsporting behaviour.
    • 74:50 Zander Diamond challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 72:37 Substitution Gregg Wylde on for Vladimir Weiss.
    • 72:37 Paul Hartley fouled by David Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sone Aluko.
    • 71:47 Scott Vernon fouled by Kirk Broadfoot, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul Hartley, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:10 The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, Effort from deep inside the area by Steven Naismith misses to the left of the goal.
    • 70:02 Foul by Sone Aluko on Madjid Bougherra, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee McCulloch.
    • 68:57 Paul Hartley takes the free kick.
    • 68:57 Substitution Derek Young replaces Chris Maguire.
    • 68:57 Steven Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clark Robertson.
    • 67:19 The ball is delivered by John Fleck, Close range header by Lee McCulloch goes over the bar.
    • 66:44 Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield. Vladimir Weiss takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Hartley.
    • 65:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Maguire on Steven Naismith. Free kick crossed by Vladimir Weiss.
    • 64:17 Long range shot by John Fleck goes wide right of the target.
    • 63:49 The ball is sent over by Kirk Broadfoot.
    • 62:37 Rory McArdle takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
    • 60:51 The official flags Steven Whittaker offside. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:16 Foul by Rory McArdle on Vladimir Weiss, free kick awarded. Vladimir Weiss produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jamie Langfield.
    • 54:29 A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker.
    • 53:47 The ball is sent over by Chris Maguire, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 52:53 Free kick crossed by Paul Hartley, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 52:53 Booking Lee McCulloch goes into the referee's book.
    • 52:47 Foul by Lee McCulloch on Sone Aluko, free kick awarded.
    • 51:22 Kenny Miller has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 49:21 The ball is sent over by Chris Maguire, Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in. Sone Aluko takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
    • 48:47 Scott Vernon is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 46:56 Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 46:56 Booking Madjid Bougherra shown a yellow card.
    • 46:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Chris Maguire.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:08 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 44:36 Effort from outside the area by Lee McCulloch goes wide right of the goal.
    • 41:11 Corner taken left-footed by John Fleck, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by Vladimir Weiss, blocked by Zander Diamond.
    • 41:11 Placed penalty taken by Kenny Miller saved by Jamie Langfield. Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen.
    • 40:04 Clark Robertson challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 38:59 Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield.
    • 38:08 The ball is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, Jamie Langfield makes a save.
    • 36:57 Madjid Bougherra challenges Yoann Folly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Paul Hartley, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Rory McArdle misses to the right of the target.
    • 36:03 The ball is swung over by John Fleck, save by Jamie Langfield.
    • 35:52 The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, clearance made by Jerel Ifil.
    • 33:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Whittaker on Chris Maguire. Free kick taken by Clark Robertson.
    • 32:37 Rory McArdle sends in a cross.
    • 31:06 GOAL - Vladimir WeissRangers 2 - 0 Aberdeen Vladimir Weiss fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen.
    • 29:12 The ball is sent over by Kirk Broadfoot, Jerel Ifil manages to make a clearance.
    • 28:56 John Fleck sends in a cross, clearance made by Zander Diamond.
    • 28:24 The referee blows for offside against Scott Vernon. Lee McCulloch takes the indirect free kick.
    • 27:55 Unfair challenge on Rory McArdle by Kenny Miller results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maguire.
    • 26:21 Rory McArdle challenges Vladimir Weiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kirk Broadfoot takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:16 John Fleck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zander Diamond. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
    • 23:34 Sone Aluko concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Naismith. Steven Naismith takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:47 Kirk Broadfoot takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:47 Booking Chris Maguire goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 22:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Chris Maguire.
    • 20:57 The assist for the goal came from Vladimir Weiss.
    • 20:57 GOAL - Kenny MillerRangers 1 - 0 Aberdeen Kenny Miller finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen.
    • 20:55 A cross is delivered by Vladimir Weiss,
    • 20:41 Centre by Steven Whittaker, blocked by Clark Robertson.
    • 19:24 The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Vernon. Direct free kick taken by David Weir.
    • 17:34 Kenny Miller has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • 17:10 Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond. Corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss.
    • 16:22 Ryan Jack takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Whittaker.
    • 16:05 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley to the near post, Steven Naismith manages to make a clearance.
    • 15:55 Clark Robertson delivers the ball, Steven Naismith manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:16 Steven Whittaker has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 14:08 Centre by Steven Naismith, clearance by Rory McArdle.
    • 10:56 Sone Aluko delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.
    • 10:56 Booking Steven Naismith booked.
    • 10:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Naismith on Chris Maguire.
    • 10:28 The ball is crossed by Madjid Bougherra, Jamie Langfield makes a save.
    • 9:41 Steven Davis produces a cross, Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield.
    • 9:07 Unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot by Ryan Jack results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from left wing, Ryan Jack makes a clearance.
    • 8:40 The ball is swung over by Steven Davis, clearance made by Zander Diamond.
    • 7:59 Scott Vernon is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Kirk Broadfoot.
    • 7:12 The ball is delivered by Steven Whittaker, save by Jamie Langfield.
    • 6:36 Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Langfield.
    • 4:04 Chris Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee McCulloch. Kirk Broadfoot takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:44 The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, clearance by Jerel Ifil.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Scottish Premier table snapshot

    As it stood on 13 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rangers 13 18 34
    2 Celtic 12 22 30
    3 Hearts 13 7 23
    4 Motherwell 13 6 22
    5 Inverness CT 13 6 21
    6 Dundee Utd 13 -5 18
    7 Kilmarnock 13 5 17
    8 Hibernian 13 -6 14
    9 St Mirren 12 -11 11
    10 St Johnstone 13 -13 11
    11 Aberdeen 13 -13 10
    12 Hamilton 13 -16 9

    see also
    Naismith doubt for Scotland squad
    13 Nov 10 |  Scotland
    Morale-boosting win for Gers boss
    13 Nov 10 |  Rangers
    McGhee wants to reward Dons fans
    13 Nov 10 |  Aberdeen


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