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Rangers   6 - 0   Motherwell

Rangers v Motherwell

Highlights - Rangers 6-0 Motherwell

Nikica Jelavic scored a hat-trick and David Healy netted on his debut as Rangers hammered Scottish Premier League rivals Motherwell.

Steven Naismith put the hosts ahead on five mintues and Jelavic fired home twice before the interval.

Shaun Hutchinson's own goal extended Rangers' advantage and Jelavic got his treble with a 79th-minute strike.

And substitute Healy completed the scoring late on as Rangers moved closer to SPL leaders Celtic.

The Ibrox side, who have a game in hand, are now two points behind Celtic, who are due to face Dundee United on Sunday ahead of next Sunday's Old Firm league derby.

El Hadji Diouf had an excellent chance to open his Rangers account when he was put through on goal by Vladimir Weiss's pass, but the on-loan Blackburn player poked his shot wide.

But Rangers soon moved ahead and Weiss was once again the architect of the attack.

The winger played a one-two with Jelavic and crossed for Naismith to convert from close range.

Jelavic's shot trickled wide as Rangers kept up the early pressure and Weiss's appeal for a penalty fell on deaf ears after he went down in the box under the challenge of Steve Jones.

Motherwell gradually came into the game and Tom Hateley's free-kick found Jones, who fired into the side netting.

And then, from open play, a neat series of passes led to Gavin Gunning crossing for John Sutton to flash a header over.

However, just as the visitors were enjoying their best spell, the hosts dealt them a sucker blow.

Kyle Bartley, making his first appearance since joining on loan from Arsenal, retained possession well and released Steven Whittaker in space and the full-back squared for Jelavic to find the net.

Within three minutes, the Croatian striker had grabbed his second of the day, flicking the ball home after being found unmarked by Weiss's free-kick delivery.

One sour note for Rangers in the first half was the withdrawal of Naismith, the forward taken off with a knock to be replaced with John Fleck.

There was still time before the break for Fleck to set up Jelavic for a hat-trick chance, but the striker elected to shoot instead of heading the cross and could not find the target.

It was Jelavic who set up Fleck at the start of the second half, the substitute heading over.

Motherwell sub Ross Forbes produced a fierce drive that required Allan McGregor to tip over on 56 minutes.

Fleck forced a save from Darren Randolph with a shot before Healy made his Rangers debut as a replacement for Diouf.

Steven Davis's audacious back-heel attempt was deflected wide of the Motherwell goal as Rangers pressed for more goals.

Their pressure paid off when Fleck's cross towards Jelavic was diverted past Randolph by Hutchinson.

Having missed out on his treble in that attack, Jelavic was more successful when he latched on to Sasa Papac's knock down and squirmed a shot under the body of Randolph.

Healy completed the scoring with his first Rangers goal, converting Madjid Bougherra's cross.

Motherwell pushed for a late consolation, but new signing Francis Jeffers was unsuccessful in claiming for a penalty and Forbes was denied again by McGregor near the end.

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 6-0 Motherwell FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Naismith 5
  • Jelavic 34
  • Jelavic 37
  • Hutchinson (og) 76
  • Jelavic 79
  • Healy 83

    Rangers

    • 01 McGregor
    • 03 Weir
    • 05 Papac
    • 16 Whittaker
    • 21 Bartley (Edu 70)
    • 24 Bougherra yellow card
    • 08 Davis
    • 20 Weiss
    • 14 Naismith (Fleck 42)
    • 17 Diouf (Healy 64)
    • 18 Jelavic

    Substitutes

    • 25 Alexander,
    • 12 Foster,
    • 39 Wylde,
    • 07 Edu,
    • 10 Fleck,
    • 11 Lafferty,
    • 15 Healy

    Motherwell

    • 01 Randolph
    • 05 Craigan yellow card
    • 19 Hutchinson
    • 20 Page (Forbes 52 yellow card)
    • 22 Gunning yellow card
    • 06 Hateley
    • 07 Humphrey
    • 08 Jennings
    • 14 Lasley
    • 11 Sutton (Jeffers 74)
    • 17 Jones (Murphy 69)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Hollis,
    • 21 Angelis Charalambous,
    • 32 Pollock,
    • 09 Murphy,
    • 18 Forbes,
    • 23 Casagolda,
    • 24 Jeffers
    Ref: MuirAtt: 43,789
    RANGERS
    MOTHERWELL

    Possession

    • Rangers 65%
    • Motherwell 35%

    Attempts on target

    • Rangers 12
    • Motherwell 4

    Attempts off target

    • Rangers 7
    • Motherwell 2

    Corners

    • Rangers 5
    • Motherwell 5

    Fouls

    • Rangers 12
    • Motherwell 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+0:11 The referee ends the match.
    • 89:39 John Fleck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Forbes. Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:55 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Forbes.
    • 87:57 Madjid Bougherra challenges Francis Jeffers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Forbes shoots direct from the free kick, brilliant save by Allan McGregor.
    • 87:26 John Fleck takes a shot. Shaun Hutchinson gets a block in.
    • 85:02 Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
    • 83:27 John Fleck concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Hateley. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
    • 82:27 GOAL - David HealyRangers 6 - 0 Motherwell A goal is scored by David Healy from close in low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 6-0 Motherwell.
    • 81:41 Corner taken by Tom Hateley played to the near post.
    • 81:29 Ross Forbes takes a shot. Maurice Edu gets a block in.
    • 81:00 Chris Humphrey fouled by Sasa Papac, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Forbes takes the free kick.
    • 80:20 Madjid Bougherra challenges Stephen Craigan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
    • 78:38 Assist on the goal came from Sasa Papac.
    • 78:38 GOAL - Nikica JelavicRangers 5 - 0 Motherwell Nikica Jelavic grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 5-0 Motherwell.
    • 78:28 Centre by John Fleck, clearance made by Steve Jennings.
    • 75:31 GOAL - Shaun HutchinsonRangers 4 - 0 Motherwell Shaun Hutchinson concedes an unfortunate own goal. Rangers 4-0 Motherwell.
    • 74:27 Unfair challenge on Maurice Edu by Gavin Gunning results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Vladimir Weiss, Nikica Jelavic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 74:27 Booking Gavin Gunning shown a yellow card.
    • 73:18 Substitution John Sutton leaves the field to be replaced by Francis Jeffers.
    • 72:58 Shot by David Weir from outside the box goes over the target.
    • 72:51 A cross is delivered by John Fleck.
    • 72:35 Vladimir Weiss decides to take the corner short.
    • 72:24 David Healy takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
    • 72:13 Keith Lasley challenges John Fleck unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.
    • 71:42 The ball is sent over by David Healy.
    • 70:55 Foul by Ross Forbes on Vladimir Weiss, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Vladimir Weiss.
    • 70:27 A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker, Jamie Murphy gets a block in.
    • 69:38 Substitution Kyle Bartley leaves the field to be replaced by Maurice Edu.
    • 69:21 Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss.
    • 68:55 Substitution Jamie Murphy replaces Steve Jones.
    • 68:38 Centre by Steven Whittaker, Steven Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Craigan.
    • 66:29 The ball is sent over by Ross Forbes.
    • 65:02 The ball is crossed by Tom Hateley, Allan McGregor makes a save.
    • 64:08 Centre by Tom Hateley, David Weir manages to make a clearance.
    • 63:32 Madjid Bougherra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Sutton. Free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.
    • 63:32 Substitution David Healy is brought on as a substitute for El-Hadji Diouf.
    • 61:01 Ross Forbes challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.
    • 61:01 Booking Ross Forbes is shown a yellow card.
    • 60:20 Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line to the near post, save by Allan McGregor.
    • 58:39 Unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Ross Forbes results in a free kick. Vladimir Weiss takes the direct free kick.
    • 57:53 Unfair challenge on John Fleck by Gavin Gunning results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vladimir Weiss.
    • 57:53 Booking Madjid Bougherra receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 57:05 John Fleck takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
    • 56:00 Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 55:32 Ross Forbes takes a shot. Brilliant save by Allan McGregor.
    • 52:50 Sasa Papac crosses the ball.
    • 51:42 Substitution Ross Forbes is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Page.
    • 51:35 Centre by Madjid Bougherra, clearance made by Stephen Craigan.
    • 50:55 Sasa Papac sends in a cross, blocked by Stephen Craigan.
    • 48:05 Steve Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 47:26 A cross is delivered by Nikica Jelavic, John Fleck produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 46:12 El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Steve Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:44 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00 Tom Hateley concedes a free kick for a foul on Vladimir Weiss. Vladimir Weiss delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Darren Randolph makes a save.
    • 44:38 John Fleck produces a cross, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Nikica Jelavic goes wide right of the target.
    • 41:44 Substitution John Fleck is brought on as a substitute for Steven Naismith.
    • 41:32 Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball.
    • 40:30 The ball is crossed by Steve Jones, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.
    • 40:21 A cross is delivered by Steve Jones, clearance by Steven Whittaker.
    • 39:12 Steve Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 38:03 Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.
    • 37:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Weir on Chris Humphrey. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from right channel, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 36:06 Stephen Craigan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley. Assist on the goal came from Vladimir Weiss.
    • 36:06 GOAL - Nikica JelavicRangers 3 - 0 Motherwell Nikica Jelavic fires in a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Rangers 3-0 Motherwell.
    • 35:30 Booking The referee books Stephen Craigan for unsporting behaviour.
    • 33:53 Steven Whittaker provided the assist for the goal.
    • 33:53 GOAL - Nikica JelavicRangers 2 - 0 Motherwell Nikica Jelavic finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Motherwell.
    • 32:48 The ball is sent over by Gavin Gunning, Header from deep inside the area by John Sutton goes over the bar.
    • 31:57 Steve Jones has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 31:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Nikica Jelavic. Tom Hateley crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 30:31 Steven Whittaker concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jones. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing, David Weir manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:17 Gavin Gunning crosses the ball, blocked by Steven Naismith.
    • 27:31 The ball is crossed by El-Hadji Diouf, Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.
    • 25:46 Tom Hateley concedes a free kick for a foul on Vladimir Weiss. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:26 A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey, blocked by Sasa Papac.
    • 25:12 Chris Humphrey delivers the ball, Sasa Papac gets a block in.
    • 22:20 Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Jonathan Page gets a block in.
    • 21:36 Foul by Jonathan Page on Nikica Jelavic, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf.
    • 20:40 The ball is sent over by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Stephen Craigan.
    • 19:36 The ball is swung over by El-Hadji Diouf, save made by Darren Randolph.
    • 18:16 Vladimir Weiss takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by John Sutton.
    • 18:06 Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, clearance by John Sutton.
    • 17:50 Short corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line.
    • 17:42 Kyle Bartley crosses the ball, clearance made by Jonathan Page.
    • 14:53 The ball is swung over by Gavin Gunning, Kyle Bartley gets a block in.
    • 14:29 Foul by Steven Whittaker on Steve Jones, free kick awarded. Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.
    • 13:34 Close range shot by Nikica Jelavic misses to the left of the target.
    • 12:08 Steven Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Hateley.
    • 11:23 Foul by Jonathan Page on El-Hadji Diouf, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from right channel.
    • 10:33 The ball is crossed by Tom Hateley, Sasa Papac makes a clearance.
    • 8:43 Gavin Gunning fouled by Kyle Bartley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
    • 4:47 The assist for the goal came from Vladimir Weiss.
    • 4:47 GOAL - Steven NaismithRangers 1 - 0 Motherwell Steven Naismith scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Motherwell.
    • 4:22 The ball is crossed by Steve Jones, save by Allan McGregor.
    • 3:22 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf, Header by Kyle Bartley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 1:26 Shot by El-Hadji Diouf from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
    • 1:12 Shaun Hutchinson produces a cross, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
    • 0:48 Foul by Steven Naismith on John Sutton, free kick awarded. Stephen Craigan takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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