Wednesday April 7, 2010 Regular Finished Ibrox Stadium

Rangers 3 - 1 Aberdeen

  • Davis 24’
  • Lafferty 65’
  • Miller 76’
  • Mackie 68’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Rangers
    • Aberdeen
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle. Two more wins and Rangers are the champions!
    • 90+2' Aberdeen lose their way on their final attack and it runs through to McGregor.
    • 90' Two minutes added on.
    • 89' Miller has the ball in the corner and is running down the clock.
    • 89' Aberdeen finishing stongly but cannot break the Rangers defence down.
    • 86' Aberdeen haev tried the straight ball a lot this evening and each time it has come to nothing. They will need to be more inventive to get something out of this game.
    • 83' Grassi off for Fyvie.
    • 82' Ifil can't get to the ball as it runs out for a goal kick and Aberdeen are running out of ideas.
    • 81' Marshall comes on to replace Aluko.
    • 80' Grassi hits one from the edge of the box but it is blocked by MuCulloch.
    • 79' Aberdeen are pressing again trying to find a goal but Papac defends well.
    • 79' Aberdeen substitution. MacLean is off, Grimmer replaces him.
    • 77' Lafferty comes off with Novo replacing him.
    • 75' GOAL! Miller scrambles it in and Ibrox is on its feet. Corner floated in the far post, Danny Wilson heads it down in the six yard box and Miller is there to finish.
    • 71' Free kick from 40 yards, Mulgrew whips it in but Diamond moves too early.
    • 69' Davis plays a poor ball into the box which is simple for Langfield.
    • 68' GOAL! Great response from Aberdeen! Paton does brilliantly and plays a great pass for MacLean, he dinks it over the keeper and across goal and Mackie bundles it in.
    • 66' So that's two shots on target and two goals in the entire game. Can't blame Langfield though - the goals have been superb.
    • 65' GOAL! Lovely goal from Kyle Lafferty. His third of the season. For once, Mulgrew falls over and Lafferty brings it in from the right, jinks past Mulgrew and drives it low into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box.
    • 61' Naismith races to the byline but Diamond does well and the referee is well placed to award the goal kick.
    • 60' Bit of pressure from Rangers but Whittaker plays a poor ball and Miller is offside in the far side of the box. This game has lacked quality in the final third - Davis' goal excluded.
    • 56' Great delivery from Mulgrew from a free kick about 40 yards out but Grassi can't quite get there.
    • 55' Excellent play from Lafferty but no finish yet again. He gives the Aberdeen defenders a torrid time on the left and lays it on a plate for Papac but his shot is well over.
    • 53' Aluko loses possession near Ranger's box and Whittaker plays Miller through but seems to take a bit too long and Mulgrew gets back to tackle well.
    • 51' Miller tries to play in Naismith after good work from Davis but Mulgrew, who has defended brilliantly all evening, clears.
    • 49' Paton does well on Aberdeen's right but his final ball is poor. Aberdeen seem to have picked up the tempo a bit.
    • 48' Naismith does brilliantly on the right, puts the ball across but Davis and Lafferty can't get to it to finish the move.
    • 47' Free kick for Aberdeen 35 yards out and Mulgrew floats it in but Mackie's header under pressure is wide.
    • 46' Whittaker lays it back to Davis on the right but his cross is comfortable for Langfield.
    • 45' The second half begins. Let's hope the teams aren't as shot-shy in the second half as they were in the first!
    • 45' No added time here at Ibrox. No real opportunities at all in this game - the only chance, and it was a half chance, was superbly taken by Steven Davis. One nil to the league leaders at half time.
    • 42' Rangers break well on the right with Whittaker and Davis but once more the Dons defend strongly.
    • 41' A shot! Mackie takes on the shot from 25 yards but it is well wide.
    • 40' Grassi has an effort but it is quite tame and easily cleared by Rangers, only as far as Kerr but his cross is to no one.
    • 39' Miller picks the ball up on the right and delivers a ball into the box but it is too far again and a goal kick.
    • 37' Kerr tries to find Mackie but his movement is poor. Edu clatters into him though and Aberdeen have a free kick on the halfway line.
    • 34' Miller crosses but Aberdeen do well to clear. The ball falls to MuCulloch on the edge but his volley is blocked.
    • 33' Naismith is offside from Edu's through ball.
    • 32' Paton makes a good run down the right but Kerr's ball is far too long and it's a goal kick.
    • 31' Aberdeen work the ball well and it comes to Akulo on the left but his cross is simple for McGregor.
    • 29' Rangers are a lot sharper and are keeping the ball a lot better than their opponents. The league leaders are showing patience and trying to break down this stubborn defence.
    • 28' Whittaker drives the ball across from the right but yet again Mulgrew is there to clear Aberdeen's lines.
    • 27' Miller and Naismith link up well but the return pass from Naismith is poor.
    • 24' GOAL! A thunderbolt from Steven Davis! The referee does well to play on after a bad challenge, the ball runs to Davis 25 yards out and he smacks it into the top corner. Great finish.
    • 21' Diamond knocks it downfield but it isn't to anyone in particular and Aberdeen just keep giving Rangers the ball back.
    • 20' Rangers are seeing a lot of the ball but haven't been able to create anything of significance yet.
    • 18' The ball is crossed diagonally by Weir to Lafferty but it is awkward for him and he can only send it high over the bar.
    • 17' Paton does well defending in the corner against Lafferty and it goes out for a goal kick. Lafferty disagrees with that decision - he wanted a corner.
    • 16' Whittaker wins a free kick near the halfway line after a poor challenge from Foster.
    • 13' Aluko does well to beat Whittaker with skill on the left but delivers a terrible cross.
    • 11' Too much on it and it goes too far and out for a goal kick.
    • 10' Corner played short and Aluko concedes a free kick in a good position on the edge for Rangers.
    • 10' Grassi does the right thing this time and heads clear for a corner.
    • 9' Late challenge from Grassi and that was very silly. The ball is 40 yards from goal and going backwards. No need. Yellow for him.
    • 8' Lafferty again finds space and whips it in but it is headed away by Mulgrew. Rangers pressing.
    • 6' Lafferty dribbles down the left but excellent defending from the Dons and it runs out for a goal kick.
    • 5' Whittaker and MacLean clash off the ball but the referee handles it well and takes no action.
    • 3' Edu does well and the ball breaks in the box for Naismith who runs into the six-yard box but it is cleared well for a corner.
    • 3' Miller bursts into the box on the right but Foster does well.
    • 1' Fast pace to this game already.
    • 1' We are off and underway at Ibrox.
    • - Aberdeen: Langfield, Diamond, Ifil, Grassi, Foster, Mackie, Kerr, Aluko, Mulgrew, Paton, MacLean. Subs: Nelson, Young, Duff, Marshall, Jack, Fyvie, Grimmer
    • - Rangers: McGregor, Whittaker, Weir, Wilson, Papac, Davis, McCulloch, Edu, Lafferty, Naismith, Miller. Subs: Alexander, Boyd, Novo, Beasley, Smith, Fleck, Little
    • - Rangers are 13 points ahead with seven games to play in the SPL and will be hoping they can beat an Aberdeen team that have won just once in their last 13 games. But Rangers have yet to score against the Dons this season and so we could be in for a tight game.
    • - Welcome to LIVE text updates of Rangers v Aberdeen from Ibrox.
  • Summary

    • 75' GOAL! Miller scrambles it in and Ibrox is on its feet. Corner floated in the far post, Danny Wilson heads it down in the six yard box and Miller is there to finish.
    • 68' GOAL! Great response from Aberdeen! Paton does brilliantly and plays a great pass for MacLean, he dinks it over the keeper and across goal and Mackie bundles it in.
    • 65' GOAL! Lovely goal from Kyle Lafferty. His third of the season. For once, Mulgrew falls over and Lafferty brings it in from the right, jinks past Mulgrew and drives it low into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box.
    • 55' Excellent play from Lafferty but no finish yet again. He gives the Aberdeen defenders a torrid time on the left and lays it on a plate for Papac but his shot is well over.
    • 24' GOAL! A thunderbolt from Steven Davis! The referee does well to play on after a bad challenge, the ball runs to Davis 25 yards out and he smacks it into the top corner. Great finish.
    • 3' Edu does well and the ball breaks in the box for Naismith who runs into the six-yard box but it is cleared well for a corner.
    • - Aberdeen: Langfield, Diamond, Ifil, Grassi, Foster, Mackie, Kerr, Aluko, Mulgrew, Paton, MacLean. Subs: Nelson, Young, Duff, Marshall, Jack, Fyvie, Grimmer
    • - Rangers: McGregor, Whittaker, Weir, Wilson, Papac, Davis, McCulloch, Edu, Lafferty, Naismith, Miller. Subs: Alexander, Boyd, Novo, Beasley, Smith, Fleck, Little

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. McGregor
      • S. Whittaker
      • D. Weir
      • D. Wilson
      • S. Papac
      • L. McCulloch
      • S. Davis Goal
      • M. Edu
      • K. Lafferty Goal Substitution Out (76′)
      • K. Miller Goal
      • S. Naismith

      Subs

      • D. Beasley
      • N. Novo Substitution In76′
      • S. Smith
      • K. Boyd
      • J. Fleck
      • A. Little
      • N. Alexander
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Langfield
      • A. Diamond
      • J. Ifil
      • D. Grassi Yellow Card Substitution Out (84′)
      • R. Foster
      • M. Kerr
      • S. Aluko Substitution Out (83′)
      • D. Mackie Goal
      • C. Mulgrew
      • M. Paton
      • S. MacLean Substitution Out (79′)

      Subs

      • S. Nelson
      • S. Duff
      • D. Young
      • R. Jack
      • P. Marshall Substitution In83′
      • F. Fyvie Substitution In84′
      • J. Grimmer Substitution In79′
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