Saturday April 7, 2012 Day 33 Finished Ibrox Stadium

Rangers 3 - 1 St. Mirren

  • McCulloch 1’
  • Little 40’
  • Lafferty 60’ (pen.)
  • McGowan 49’

  1. Rangers miss two penalties but win

    Rangers miss two penalties but win

    Rangers claimed three points in a 3-1 win against 10-man St Mirren to strengthen their grasp on second spot in the SPL. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Rangers
    • St. Mirren
    • 90' The referee blows for full time. Rangers win 3-1, and St Mirren have now gone 10 games without a win.
    • 88' Douglas Imrie is given a yellow card.
    • 85' Paul McGowan is booked after bad tackle and Rangers have the free kick.
    • 83' Hugh Murray takes a free kick after he's unfairly challeneged by Mauric Edu
    • 81' Carlos Bocanegra takes a free kick after Douglas Imrie is ruled offside.
    • 79' Hugh Murray is on for Kenny McLean
    • 76' Andrew Mitchell comes on for Andrew Little
    • 75' Graham Carey replaces David van Zanten for St Mirren
    • 72' Kenny McLean is fouled by Andrew Little and earns a free kik. McAusland takes it.
    • 70' Dougie Imrie has a shot on goal but is blocked by Allan McGregor
    • 69' Corner by Dougie Imrie. The ball is cleared.
    • 66' Lee Mair takes a free kick after Lee McCulloch's unfair challenge on Darren McGregor
    • 64' Marc McAusland gets a yellow for unsporting behaviour.
    • 62' The assistant referee raises his lag for Kenny McLean offside. McGregor takes the free kick.
    • 61' Rangers will go nine points clear of third place Motherwell if they hang onto this lead
    • 60' GOAL! Kyle Lafferty's first touch is to take the penaly. He sends Samson the wrog way for his seventh goal of the season.
    • 58' Lee Mair gets a yellow card and Rangers are awarded a THIRD penalty!
    • 55' You wouldn't know St Mirren are down to ten men - they're still putting the pressure on Rangers and look pretty strong.
    • 54' St Mirren are playing with three defenders now
    • 53' Imrie once again with an inswinging corner kick.
    • 52' McGowan takes a shot but it's just over the crossbar
    • 51' Corner from McCabe
    • 50' McCulloch misses! What a save from Samson. What a start to the second half
    • 49' Red card for Tesselaar for his challenge on Aluko. Another penalty!
    • 48' GOAL! And St Mirren are back in the game. Textbook finish from Paul McGowan.
    • 48' Inswinging corner from Imrie. Goian grabs Thomson right under the ref's nose. Penalty St Mirren
    • 47' McGowan appeals for a penalty as Thomson brings him down. No chance
    • 47' The second half at Ibrox is underway, with no changes for either side.
    • 45'+1 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45' That's a bad miss from Hasselbaink
    • 44' McGowan heads to Hasselbaink who has a shot at goal. McGregor saves.
    • 43' Great ball from Bartley to Aluko who lurks in the area. Samson has it covered
    • 42' Rangers are looking for their third goal but Thomson nicks the ball from Bocanegra, who gets a yellow for diving.
    • 41' GOAL! Great left-footed finish from Andy Little to make it 2 nil to the hosts. The goalkeeper had no chance
    • 37' Imrie plays the ball across the penalty area but there's no-one there to meet his cross
    • 36' St Mirren press forward but the ball goes out of play
    • 35' Andy Little is halted in his tracks by McLean as he attempts to move down the field
    • 33' Kyle Bartley takes a corner but the ball is cleared
    • 34' Sone Aluko looks to be through on goal but Samson pulls off a fine save. Samson has kept 12 clean sheets this season.
    • 31' Sasa Papa takes a direct free kick after Lee Mair fouls Rhys McCabe.
    • 30' Steven Thomson takes a corner. McGregor saves
    • 29' Lee McCulloch gives away a free kick after an unfair challenge on Lee Mair. Craig samson takes it.
    • 28' Imrie takes an inswinging corner but it's punched clear
    • 26' McCulloch is shoving in the box and concedes a free kick
    • 24' St Mirren throw in deep inside their own half. Short ball forward to Thomson who sends the ball into the Rnagers half. Ball goes out of play and it's a Rangers throw in
    • 23' Free kick to Rangers as Aluko is robbed of the ball.
    • 22' St Mirren corner. Dougie Imrie takes it but Andrew Little kicks it clear
    • 21' Paul McGowan has a shot at goal but the keeper has it covered
    • 21' McCulloch looks a bit dazed after that collision but plays on
    • 19' McCulloch and Lee Mair clash heads but the referee waves the game on
    • 17' McGregor leaves his goal open but luckily for him, McGowan's shot lands on top of the net and not in it
    • 16' St Mirren are still looking lively and are dominating possession.
    • 15' Free kicks aplenty here as Marc McAusland's unfair challenge grants Rangers a free kick. McCabe takes it to restart play.
    • 15' Hasselbaink is offside so concedes a fre kick. McGregor takes it
    • 14' The ref awards a free kick after Kyle Bartley fouls Jeroen Tesselaar. Hasselbaink takes it
    • 12' Rhys McCabe has been impressive since coming on for Davis. He's retained possession well.
    • 11' Steven Thomson made an unfair challenge on Aluko to ive away the penalty.
    • 11' Rangers penalty! Sone Aluko takes it but he sends it wide
    • 10' Paul McGowan has a shot for St Mirren but he's off target
    • 9' Good stuff from St Mirren who don't seem to be letting that early goal get to them. They're pressing forward and are in the Rangers half.
    • 9' Allan McGregor takes it
    • 8' Free kick to Rangers as Nigel Hasselbaink is offside
    • 7' Steven Davis has gone off with an injury and Rhys McCabe comes on in his place
    • 3' Paul McGowan has a shot at goal but his effort is wide.
    • 3' Andrew Littel fouls David van Zanten and the referee awards a free kick. Craig Samson takes it
    • 1' GOAL! Lee McCulloch scores from inside the penalty area, with an assist from Steven Davis
    • 1' And the first half is underway at at Ibrox
    • 14.49 Having ended the long wait for a 2012 league win last week, St Mirren will now be hoping to taste victory in an away SPL match for the first time since the end of October
    • 14.48 Allan McGregor makes his 200th SPL appearance this afternoon
    • 14.42 TEAM NEWS: Rangers: McGregor, Bartley, Bocanegra, Goian, Papac, Davis, Edu, Kerkar, Aluko, Little, McCulloch /// St Mirren: Samson, van Zanten, Mair, McAusland, Tesselaar, McLean, Thomson, Imrie, Hasselbaink, McGowan, Thompson
    • 14.40 Kenny McLean and Graham Carey are both fit for the visitors, but David Barron is still out with a knee injury.
    • 14.39 Carlos Bocanegra is available for the home side again following his one match ban, but Steven Whittaker and Lee Wallae both sit this one out with injuries.
    • 14.37 Hello and welcome to live coverage of Rangers v St Mirren.
  • Summary

    • 60' GOAL! Kyle Lafferty's first touch is to take the penaly. He sends Samson the wrog way for his seventh goal of the season.
    • 49' Red card for Tesselaar for his challenge on Aluko. Another penalty!
    • 48' GOAL! And St Mirren are back in the game. Textbook finish from Paul McGowan.
    • 41' GOAL! Great left-footed finish from Andy Little to make it 2 nil to the hosts. The goalkeeper had no chance
    • 1' GOAL! Lee McCulloch scores from inside the penalty area, with an assist from Steven Davis

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