Saturday December 3, 2011 Day 17 Finished Ibrox Stadium

Rangers 2 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

  • Keddie 22’ (o.g.)
  • Jelavic 29’ (pen.)
  • Cardle 31’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Rangers
    • Dunfermline Athletic
    • 90' Full Time: Rangers 2-1 Dunfermline
    • 90' Rangers look to be holding on here, Edu takes the ball to the corner flag!
    • 89' Now a Rangers corner as Aluko breaks. End to end stuff.
    • 88' Dowie heads just over the bar. Should have hit the target.
    • 88' Dunfermline corner.....
    • 85' Aluko with a curling effort from 25 yards, just wide of the Dunfermline goal.
    • 84' Lafferty is put through on goal by Aluko, but drags his shot well wide of the target.
    • 82' Games has gone rather quiet but Dunfermline not giving in.
    • 78' 12 minutes to go here, Dunfermline done very well to contain Rangers. There not out of this yet.
    • 75' Aluko gets to the byline but Thomson blocks the ball behind for a Rangers corner.
    • 74' Lafferty goes close as Lafferty forces a save from Gallacher.
    • 69' As it stands Rangers will be 7 points clear at the top of the SPL this evening. Still 20 minutes to go though. They need a third!
    • 66' Lafferty has been quiet since coming on but the Striker finds Jelavic who can't quite get the ball under control.
    • 65' Half way through the second half now, Rangers in control but Dunfermline looking dangerous when they do attack.
    • 60' That was a real chance for the visitors. They cant afford to miss chances like that.
    • 60' Dunfermline almost draw level as Cardle finds Barrowman who misses the target at the back post.
    • 59' Jelavic forces a fine save from Gallacher.
    • 58' Lafferty replaces Bendiksen for Rangers.
    • 57' Wylde comes forward, his cross finds Jelavic but once again the striker wastes a glorious chance as he heads wide.
    • 56' Jelavic heads clear.
    • 56' Sloppy defending from Rangers, Dunfermline causing a few problems. Corner to the visitors.
    • 56' Aluko been very impressive this afternoon. Shown great vision and pace. Caused many problems.
    • 54' Rangers applying more pressure now, good ball into the box from Aluko. Nobody in the box though, wasted chance.
    • 51' Neither side can retain possession at the moment.
    • 50' Lively start from both sides this half, I can see more goals in this one. Very open.
    • 49' Bartley appeals for a corner after seeing his shot deflected wide. Corner eventually given.
    • 48' Dunfermline started lively here, but Rangers looking to hit them on the counter through Aluko.
    • 47' Cardle with an early chance for Dunfermline. 25 yard strike but he slices his effort wide.
    • 46' Right we are off here for the second half, big half for both sides. Got a feeling Rangers will need another.
    • 45' Half Time! Rangers 2-1 Dunfermline
    • 43' Hardie cuts the ball out as Jelavic gets away with a push on the midfielder.
    • 42' Dunfermline will be happy to still be in this. Rangers now finding it more difficult to break down their oponents.
    • 42' Whittaker looks to get down the right but his ball ends up in the crowd .
    • 40' Hardie comes forward in a rare Dunfermline attack but the ball eventually runs through to McGregor.
    • 38' Broadfoot chips a ball to the back post which looks to be creeping in before Boyle clears away.
    • 36' Davis, Edu and Wylde playing keep ball in the midfield. Rangers patiently probing the Dunfermline defence.
    • 34' An action packed few minutes here then. Rangers back on top now though.
    • 32' Been all Rangers so far but that goal has stunned the Ibrox crowd.
    • 31' Lifeline for Dunfermline. Joe Cardle fires in past McGregor.
    • 29' Jelavic scores his 10th SPL goal of the season. Dunfermline have a mountain to climb now.
    • 28' Penalty to Rangers, Aluko goes down in the box.
    • 25' Rangers looking to add to their advantage here. Aluko, Wylde and Broadfoot all looking dangerous.
    • 22' Rangers looking far too comfortable so far as we pass the half way stage in the first half.
    • 21' It's Alex Keddie who been credited with the OG.
    • 20' The deadlock is broken! Mistake by Gallacher who kicks the ball against his own defender. Rebounds into the net, the goal has been coming!
    • 19' Wylde beats his man but his cross is cleared away. Aluko has an appeal for a penalty turned down.
    • 18' Terrific effort from Wylde, looks to be going in but Gallacher does well to push the ball behind.
    • 17' Barrowman gets a shot off for Dunfermline but his effort is straight at McGregor.
    • 16' Broadfoot has his effort blocked, only a matter of time before we have a goal here!
    • 15' Rangers keeping the ball nicely. Dunfermline need to close down their opponents much quicker.
    • 14' Slick movement from Rangers but Jelavic cant find a team mate with his pass.
    • 13' One way traffic here. Dunfermline struggling to contain the reigning SPL champions so far.
    • 12' Davis with a ball into the box, but Jelavic flashes his header wide of the post.
    • 11' Goian heads the corner behind for a Dunfermline goal kick.
    • 10' Jelavic moves into the box but is unable to get an effort on goal. All Rangers. Corner....
    • 9' Broadfoot and Aluko looking to get at Dunfermline down the wings. Busy afternoon for the visitors full backs.
    • 8' Rangers now dominating the opening exchanges at Ibrox. McCoists side showing their intent this afternoon.
    • 7' Wylde comes down the left for the homeside but can't get his cross in.
    • 5' Dunfermline lined up in a 4-5-1 formation, whereas Rangers gone with a 4-4-2.
    • 3' Even start here at Ibrox, the home side perhaps edging it so far.
    • 14.55 Gary Hooper of Celtic and Steven Naismith and Nikica Jelavic of Rangers are joint top scorers in the SPL this season with 9 goals each.
    • 14.50 Not long to kick off now, can only see this game going one way today. But in football you never know...
    • 14.43 Last time out at Ibrox, Rangers failed to score in a 0-0 draw with St. Johnstone. Can Ally McCoist's men get back to winning ways today?
    • 14.35 Rangers currently sit top of the SPL, four points clear of closest rivals Celtic.
    • 14.30 Dunfermline currently sit 10th in the SPL. Last time out they drew 3-3 at home to Aberdeen, with Barrowman, Graham and Buchanan on the scoresheet.
    • 14.25 Rangers go into today's game off the back of their first league defeat of the season, after last Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Kilmarnock.
    • 14.22 RANGERS: McGregor; Whittaker, Goian, Bartley, Boradfoot; Aluko, Davis, Edu, Wylde; Bendiksen; Jelavic. Subs: Alexander, McCulloch, Lafferty, Ortiz, Bedoya, Perry, Hemmings. /// DUNFERMLINE: Gallagher, Dowie, Potter, Keddie, Boyle, Mason, Hardie, Willis, Cardle, Graham, Barrowman. Subs: Smith, Kirk, Buchanan, Clarke, Thomson, Byrne, Campbell.
  • Summary

    • 60' Dunfermline almost draw level as Cardle finds Barrowman who misses the target at the back post.
    • 59' Jelavic forces a fine save from Gallacher.
    • 57' Wylde comes forward, his cross finds Jelavic but once again the striker wastes a glorious chance as he heads wide.
    • 31' Lifeline for Dunfermline. Joe Cardle fires in past McGregor.
    • 29' Jelavic scores his 10th SPL goal of the season. Dunfermline have a mountain to climb now.
    • 28' Penalty to Rangers, Aluko goes down in the box.
    • 20' The deadlock is broken! Mistake by Gallacher who kicks the ball against his own defender. Rebounds into the net, the goal has been coming!
    • 18' Terrific effort from Wylde, looks to be going in but Gallacher does well to push the ball behind.
    • 12' Davis with a ball into the box, but Jelavic flashes his header wide of the post.

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 6.3 -
      5.6 -
      3.2 -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out58′ 5 -
      5.2 -
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      5 -
      Strikers
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      5.4 -
      Subs
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      Goalkeeper
      2.3 7
      Defenders
      5.3 7
      5.3 6
      Own Goal 2 6
      5.3 6
      Midfielders
      5.3 6
      Goal Substitution Out68′ 5.3 7
      5 6
      5.3 6
      Substitution Out75′ 5.3 6
      Strikers
      Substitution Out80′ 5.3 -
      Subs
      Substitution In80′ 5.5 -
      Substitution In68′ Yellow Card 5.5 6
      Substitution In75′ 5.5 6

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