Sunday August 21, 2011 Day 5 Finished Fir Park

Motherwell 0 - 3 Rangers

  • Naismith 20’
  • Lafferty 45’
  • Wylde 85’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Motherwell
    • Rangers
    • 90+2' Craig Thompson blows the final whistle to end a game that turned into a comprehensive win for Ally McCoist's young team. A top class finish by Kyle Lafferty was the highlight in a game where Motherwell flattered to deceive with a nice passing game but they were unable to turn it into goals. They're early season unbeaten run has been ended and Rangers' go level on points with Celtic for the time being. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+1' McGregor stands with the ball under his feet with no pressure forthcoming. Cries of 'Ole' from the Rangers' fans as Motherwell look to the clock.
    • 90' We are having two minutes added here.
    • 89' Motherwell are a beaten side and they look it now. That third goal has knocked out all their energy.
    • 87' Jelavic can't quite do the same as his shot is blocked before he is replaced by David Healy.
    • 86' That will be his last contribution as he is replaced by Salim Kerkar to a standing ovation from the Rangers' faithful. A nice sign off fo rthe day.
    • 85' GOAL! That is why they don't mind. A cross from Humphrey is cleared to Wylde and he speeds intot eh Motherwell area before finishing smartly in the far corner. He's deserved that goal, most of Rangers' good work has come through him.
    • 84' More good passing play form Motherwell around the Rangers' box but the cross comes to nothing. Rangers' are happy to concede space and possession.
    • 83' Wallace wastes a great chance after being sent into the box by Wylde. The young defender's cross was over everyone, very poor
    • 82' Humphreys manages a header from a left flank cross but it falls straight to McGregor.
    • 81' McMillan carries the ball down the left before some interplay with Ortiz but Law covers well and clears.
    • 79' The Hateley corner is swung right on top of McGregor, who manages to scrape it over the bar. He wasn't happy with physical nature of the challenges coming into him though.
    • 78' Rangers' give the ball away cheaply from a throw and Murphy manages to force a corner on the left.
    • 77' The free kick is sent in and there is a sniff of a chance for Lasley but Perry intervenes once more and just about clears.
    • 76' Ortiz lucky to escape a booking after a late cynical swipe Jennings.
    • 75' Nicky Law sends a pass into Higdon's feet but Perry clears with a solid, no nonsense challenge.
    • 74' John Fleck comes on for Lafferty
    • 73' Hateley takes the corner too but it is flashed across goal and cleared out for another corner. The second is headed away.
    • 72' A Lafferty foul gives Motherwell a free kick 35 yards out. The cross from Hateley is cleared for a corner by Wallace
    • 71' Rangers' happy to wait for the counter attack and a cross by Jelavic isn't cleared properly but Naismith can't capitalise and his looping header bounces on top of the bar.
    • 70' Short passing build up by Motherwell creates a crossing opportunity for Law but he sends it straight to McGregor
    • 69' Humphrey has been Motherwell's best player today but a good tackle from Goian dispossesses him on another driving run.
    • 68' A long ball nearly sends Jelavic clear but Craigan covers well and clears for a throw.
    • 66' Pressure from Motherwell forces two corners in a row and Rangers' manage to clear clumsily. The second corner brings the referees intervention for a foul on McGregor.
    • 65 Officials disagreeing as Jelavic is closed down in the box but referee Thompson overrules his assistant and gives a goal kick. Rangers' fans behind the goal not happy
    • 64' Davis makes another driving run through the centre of the park and unleashes a drive that crashes off of the crossbar. A couple of inches lower and that would have been special.
    • 63' Motherwell seeing more and more of the ball here. They're getting closer.
    • 62' Very close! Good work by Humphrey and Murphy on the Motherwell right and the former's mishit cross bounces back off the cross bar.
    • 61' Another cute pass by Ortiz find Naismith running into the area but his shot is blazed high across goal. Ortiz is picking Motherwell's lock at will.
    • 60' Nice footwork from Jelavic as he finds Wylde down the left but the cross is sent straight to Randolph.
    • 58' The corner comes to nothing and is cleared by Craigan.
    • 57' Davis surges through the centre and his pass finds Lafferty, who crosses for Wylde but the shot is blocked for a corner.
    • 56' Lafferty picks up the ball on the left now but he cannot duplicate his first half effort and Randolph gathers.
    • 55' Juanma Ortiz can't find Jelavic in the box and the Motherwell counter attack ends when McMillan beats Higdon to the ball. Fir Park cries for a foul but the referee was happy with the challenge.
    • 54' The second half is looking similar to the first, in that Motherwell's passing game is not penetrating the Rangers' defence, who are waiting to counter attack quickly.
    • 52' Humphrey now takes on Wallace down the right but he overruns the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 51' Humphrey sends a free kick sailing over the goal. Good chance for a dangerous ball wasted there.
    • 49' Wylde shows great pace to get past the back tracking Motherwell defence but his shot is wide of the near post
    • 48' Motherwell have started the second half strongly but their good build up is once again thwarted but a poor final ball.
    • 47' A break by Law into the Rangers' area is gathered by McGregor, his throw out nearly causes a goal but Jelavic's pass was just too heavy for Naismith.
    • 46' Rangers' look buoyed by their goal just before half time and immediately press down the right with Wylde but he is tackled and it goes out for a Motherwell throw
    • 46' Rangers' get us under way in the second half
    • 45+1' That was the last action of the half as the referee blows to bring the first period to a close.
    • 45' GOAL! No sooner are we informed there will be an extra minute of injury time, than Juanma Ortiz finds Lafferty on the right of the area with a nice pass. The Northern Ireland international then buries a shot into the far corner. That was a very smart finish.
    • 44' Goian rages at the linesman after the official adjudges him to have had the last touch for a Motherwell corner. The ball comes in from Tom Hateley but doesn't trouble the defenders.
    • 42' Rangers' turn for a booking now. McMIllan brings down Murphy in the halfway line with Motherwell trying to break after a poor corner by Wylde.
    • 41' Randolph fumbles the resulting set piece and it goes out for a corner.
    • 40' Lafferty twists and turns on the Rangers' right only to be crudely hacked down by Shaun Hutchinson, who then receives the first yellow card of the game.
    • 39' Rangers get a throw on the right touchline near the Motherwell area and there are jeers around Fir Park as McMIllan gets penalised for a foul throw. Sunday league stuff there.
    • 38' DISALLOWED GOAL! The corner is layed off by Humphrey on the edge of the area to Law in what looks like a training ground move. His shot hits Murphy who bundles it in, only to be called back for handball. Was a good decision by the ref.
    • 37' MIcky Law gets into the box again but is tackled by Perry and Naismith is unable to stop it going for a corner.
    • 36' Wydles corner is met powerfully by Jelavic but his header narrowly clears the crossbar. That should have been a goal.
    • 35' The free kick that follows is wasted and Rangers break on to the Motherwell area with Lafferty who squares to Naismith and his shot is blocked but goes for a corner.
    • 34' McMillian gets a telling off after he disagrees with referee Craig Thompson a littel too forcefully.
    • 33' Good pressure by Motherwell around the Rangers' area and Nicky Law hits a good shot. It's hard but straight at McGregor once again.
    • 32' The corner is taken by Humphrey but Rangers' have been dealing with them well since the first minute wobble.
    • 31' Murphy drivesd into the area but good covering by Naismith concedes a corner.
    • 30' Higdon picks up the ball just inside the area but his shot is tame and McGregor gathers easily.
    • 29' Nicky Law brought down by Wallace on the right touchline. The free kick is taken by Humphrey but it is headed away easily.
    • 27' Wylde loses the ball again on the right - he is having trouble retaining posession and Motherwell are able to get forward again.
    • 25' Motherwell are looking shocked after conceding their first goal in a while and a Steve Jennings cross flies towards Higdon, who falls in a heap with Jordan McMillian but the referee waves away his penalty claims.
    • 24' Replays show Ally McCoist looking in seventh heaven after that goal. His back room getting a good hugging.
    • 23' There's a bit of a lull after the goal as Motherwell look to regroup.
    • 22' Juanma Ortiz lofts a cross to the back post but it too high for Lafferty, who then proceeds to crash into the advertising boards.
    • 21' Gregg Wylde sidesteps a challenge on the edge of the area but his shot is well blocked and goes out for a corner. The corner is headed over by Lafferty.
    • 19' GOAL! The Glasgow side break the deadlock! Steven Davis' corner curls into the six yard box and is met by Jelavic. The goal is credited to Naismith however, as Jelavic's header hits the Scottish international and Randolph has no chance. Naismith didn't know much about it.
    • 18' Lafferty is on the end of the foul this time and the resulting free kick is cleared for a corner
    • 17' Lafferty is pulled up again, this time for a push in the back of Craigan when trying to reach Wylde's cross.
    • 16' Stephen Craigan gets a boot in the face from Lafferty, the referee blows and the defender gets straight back up.
    • 14' Dorin Goian tries to calm things down by keeping the ball a second but his next pass goes straight out of play.
    • 13' A scramble in the Rangers' box but Nicky Law is unable to get a shot away as Ross Perry clears.
    • 12' Motherwell will have to tighten up at the back if they are to continue the run of clean sheets they've had in the last four games
    • 11' Straight up the other end Kyle Lafferty is played in by Davis and shoots straight at Radolph with only the keeoper to beat.
    • 10' Keith Lasley cuts inside to force a good save from McGregor.
    • 9' Rangers' win a corner but it is easily cleared.
    • 8' Chris Humphrey has a couople of chances to drive down the right but loses the out to Lee Wallace.
    • 7' The game has calmed down a touch, with both teams losing the ball in midfield.
    • 6' The ball find Jelavic on the left and he beats Stevie Hammell with good pace but his centre falls straight into Darren Randolph's arms.
    • 5' The first offside of the game is called against Motherwell's Michael Higdon.
    • 4' It's a hectic start and the ball breaks to Steven Naismith 30 yards out but his square to Gregg Wylde is wasted when the young winger smashes straight into a covering defender.
    • 3' Now it is Rangers' turn to attack when a Steven Davis free kick is met by Nikica Jelavic but the forward's header sails just over
    • 2' Motherwell fly out of the blocks abnd win a corner down the left. Allan McGregor is forced to make an early save from the incoming corner and Rangers maange to scramble it away.
    • 1' Motherwell kick off to get us under way.
    • 14:10 Ally McCoist has given kept faith with Steven Naismith after substituting him against Maribor, through fear of him seeing red: "It was to keep him on the park. I thought there was a distinct chance that Naismith could have been sent off. We did have one or two options but Lafferty has looked good in training and was keen to get back playing. Towards the end of last season he was one of the key players. It's still early for him and he will come good."
    • 14:05 Rangers will be overwhelming favourite going into the match but it reains to be seen if their Europa League travels has affected the squad.
    • 14:00 Juanma Ortiz will be looking to push on from his goalscoring success in midweek, it was his first goal for the Glasgow side.
    • 13:55 Motherwell are largely unchanged from their win at St Mirren last Saturday, with Keith Lasley coming in for Ross Forbes.
    • 13:50 Rangers were unable secure a visa for Wednesday's debutee Carlos Bocanegra and he is one of a number of changes, including the promotion of Kyle Lafferty from the bench at the Europa League qualifier.
    • 13:45 MOTHERWELL: Randolph, Hateley, Craigan, Hutchinson, Hammell, Humphrey, Lasley, Jennings, Law, Murphy, Higdon... Subs: Hollis, McHugh, Forbes, Page, Halsman, Lawless, Carswell. /// RANGERS: McGregor, McMillan, Perry, Goian, Wallace, Juanma Ortiz, Davis, Naismith, Wylde, Jelavic, Lafferty... Subs: Alexander, Fleck, Healy, Kerkar, Bendiksen, Little, Hutton.
    • 13:40 Motherwell boss Stuart McCall on dealing with Rangers after their last minute defeat to NK Maribor in midweek: "They’ll be a wounded animal coming here, and I look back to when we had our worst performance and defeat at Ibrox; three days later we went up to Pittodrie, played brilliantly well and won the game. We’ll see, all I can do is focus on our lads; we’re all ready and we know our roles and responsibilities for Sunday."
    • 13:35 Motherwell will be looking to maintain their strong start to the season and a win here will see them stay at the top of the SPL for another weekend. Rangers on the other hand, will be desperate for a win after already falling behind rivals Celtic.
    • 13:30 Welcome to live coverage of Motherwell vs Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. SPL fixtures/results
  • Summary

    • 85' GOAL! That is why they don't mind. A cross from Humphrey is cleared to Wylde and he speeds intot eh Motherwell area before finishing smartly in the far corner. He's deserved that goal, most of Rangers' good work has come through him.
    • 45' GOAL! No sooner are we informed there will be an extra minute of injury time, than Juanma Ortiz finds Lafferty on the right of the area with a nice pass. The Northern Ireland international then buries a shot into the far corner. That was a very smart finish.
    • 19' GOAL! The Glasgow side break the deadlock! Steven Davis' corner curls into the six yard box and is met by Jelavic. The goal is credited to Naismith however, as Jelavic's header hits the Scottish international and Randolph has no chance. Naismith didn't know much about it.
    • 13:45 MOTHERWELL: Randolph, Hateley, Craigan, Hutchinson, Hammell, Humphrey, Lasley, Jennings, Law, Murphy, Higdon... Subs: Hollis, McHugh, Forbes, Page, Halsman, Lawless, Carswell. /// RANGERS: McGregor, McMillan, Perry, Goian, Wallace, Juanma Ortiz, Davis, Naismith, Wylde, Jelavic, Lafferty... Subs: Alexander, Fleck, Healy, Kerkar, Bendiksen, Little, Hutton.
    • 13:30 Welcome to live coverage of Motherwell vs Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. SPL fixtures/results

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