Sunday November 27, 2011 Day 16 Finished Rugby Park

Kilmarnock 1 - 0 Rangers

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  1. Kilmarnock shock Rangers

    Kilmarnock shock Rangers

    Manuel Pascali ended Rangers' 25-game unbeaten run as Kilmarnock ran out 1-0 winners at Rugby Park in the Scottish Premier League. More

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    Time:90'
    • Kilmarnock
    • Rangers
    • FT There goes the final whistle! It's finished Kilmarnock 1-0 Rangers at Rugby Park.
    • 90+4' Killie play the corner short but Rangers soon win back possession, only for Shiels to be booked for bringing the counter-attack to an abrupt halt with a cynical foul.
    • 90+3' Kilmarnock get the ball forward to Harkins, who can't work the space to get a shot off but instead works a valuable corner.
    • 90+2' Rangers have not lost in the SPL for 25 games - but the league leaders have just one minute to continue that run!
    • 90+1' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time.
    • 90' KILMARNOCK SUB: Heffernan off, Gros on.
    • 89' The ball falls to Bedoya in the box but his side-footed shot is straight at Bell!
    • 87' It's all hands to the pump as Killie get men behind the ball to keep out the inevitable Rangers onslaught.
    • 86' RANGERS SUB: Debutant Aluko makes way for Fleck.
    • 85' Sissoko nips in with a brave challenge to block Bedoya's effort in the box.
    • 84' If Kilmarnock hang on it will be just their sixth win in 95 games against the Old Firm.
    • 83' What has this done to the SPL title race?!
    • 82' Aluko was on the post for the original corner but was too slow to move away from the line and criminally played Pascali onside there.
    • 81' GOAL! Kilmarnock score! The corner is half-cleared but immediately lofted back into the box and Pascali, who is played onside by Aluko, heads home.
    • 80' Kilmarnock win a corner to relieve the pressure on their goal.
    • 79' Aluko fires in a low cross from the right corner of the box but it evades every Rangers player and comes back off the post and Killie clear! Bedoya took a swing at it but couldn't connect!
    • 78' Bedoya uses his pace to track back and break down a Killie counter-attack.
    • 77' Rangers finally get to take the free-kick but Jelavic's effort goes straight into the wall and Killie clear.
    • 76' KILMARNOCK SUB: Racchi is replaced by Silva.
    • 75' Kilmarnock are to be forced into another sub as Racchi, on himself as an early replacement for Buijas, is injured.
    • 74' Whittaker looks to work space on the edge of the box in a bid to shoot but the Rangers man is then fouled to hand his side a dangerous free-kick 20 yards from goal.
    • 73' Rangers have a half-hearted penalty appeal turned away after Hemmings goes to ground under a challenge.
    • 71' Harkins creates a yard of space 20 yards from goal but his shot is a tame one and easily saved by McGregor.
    • 70' RANGERS SUB: Edu makes way for Bedoya.
    • 69' It looks like Rangers will make their second sub in a bid to find that winning goal.
    • 68' After that flurry of action, it's something of a stalemate with neither side able to control possession.
    • 67' Remarkably, Rangers have only conceded six goals in 15 league goals so far this season.
    • 65' That was Killie's first shot on target - and what a chance it was! This is turning into a great second half...
    • 64' What a save! Killie carve apart the Rangers defence, with Kelly finding Hay with a superb pass, before Heffernan is sent clear - but McGregor gets down with a strong hand to keep out the shot!
    • 63' Edu fouls Kelly to give Kilmarnock a free-kick just inside the Rangers half.
    • 62' Harkins picks the ball up on the left wing and knocks it past Whittaker before going for goal from 20 yards, but his low shot is just wide of the near post and into the side netting.
    • 61' Rangers are ramping up the pressure but the Kilmarnock back line is holding firm...
    • 60' That was a superb clearance by Fowler; Aluko's shot had real pace on it and the Kilmarnock defender was backtracking and off balance.
    • 59' Aluko shows a burst of pace to beat his man on the right side of the box before firing in a low shot which is expertly cleared off the line by Fowler!
    • 58' That's another poor free-kick from Davis, who fails to beat the man at the near post with his cross.
    • 57' Broadfoot is taken down by Racchi on the left wing, just yards from the corner flag, to give Rangers a dangerous free-kick.
    • 56' Kilmarnock hit the post! Rangers striker Jelavic rises to head clear a corner but instead sends the ball crashing against the woodwork before a team-mate spares his blushes and hacks away.
    • 55' Harkins looks to have got behind the Rangers line but he doesn't have the pace to get away from Whittaker and the visitors defender makes a superbly timed challenge to block the shot from the edge of the box for a corner.
    • 54' The hosts instantly look to counter-attack but Heffernan is offside.
    • 53' Whittaker drives into the Kilmarnock box but loses control of the ball at the vital moment.
    • 52' Harkins delivers a superb first-time cross from the left but a Kilmarnock head rises to clear.
    • 51' Aluko wriggles free in the box and cuts a pass back but it's just behind Hemmings and Killie clear!
    • 50' Jelavic strays behind the line to latch onto Whittaker's long ball and the linesman's flag goes up.
    • 48' A draw today will see Rangers extend their SPL lead over Celtic to four points - but it'll still be points dropped for McCoist's men.
    • 47' Rangers boss Ally McCoist says he's "far from happy" with his side's first half performance.
    • 46' Rangers get the second half off and running...
    • HT The referee blows up for half-time and it's Kilmarnock 0-0 Rangers at the break.
    • 46+2' Rangers can consider themselves unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty there. Aluko was definitely taken out by a stray challenge during that scramble in the box.
    • 46+1' A long throw into the Kilmarknock box causes mayhem, including a shout for a penalty after Aluko is brought down, but the ball eventually falls for McCulloch, who slices his shot wide.
    • 45' There will be two minutes added time.
    • 44' Substitute Hemmings stings the palms of Bell with a fierce left-footed shot from outside the box!
    • 43' Broadfoot did raise his hand but that would have been a harsh penalty decision as the Rangers striker made contact with the ball when finally putting in his challenge.
    • 42' Harkins breaks clear with two Rangers defenders beside him; Broadfoot puts a hand on the Kilmarnock striker's shoulder before sliding in to make the challenge. Killie appeal for a penalty but the referee points for a corner.
    • 41' RANGERS: Hemmings replaced the injured Lafferty.
    • 40' Racchi fires in a cross from the right but McGregor gets down well to gather at the first attempt.
    • 39' Whittaker creates space on the right but his cross is a poor one and Kilmarnock clear.
    • 38' Lafferty receives treatment on the pitch before deciding enough's enough and heads down the tunnel. Looks like his afternoon is over.
    • 37' Lafferty takes a knock when making a defensive clearance and requires treatment.
    • 36' Harkins fires in a superb low cross which flies across the front of the Rangers goal.
    • 33' Davis plays in the free-kick but it's cleared at the first attempt. Rangers are lacking the cutting edge to make the breakthrough.
    • 32' Aluko works a yard of space, forcing Sissoko to lunge in and foul the Ranger striker.
    • 31' Kelly finds Hay on the left with a perfectly-weighted pass but the Kilmarnock man can't bring the ball down.
    • 30' Broadfoot has the opportunity to swing in a cross but his effort is too long and goes behind. The Rangers defender should really do better there.
    • 29' Harkins cuts inside and slips in Shiels, but a poor touch allows Rangers to clear.
    • 28' Davis and Whittaker exchange passes but Bell is quick off his line to slide and gather the ball on the edge of the six-yard box.
    • 27' Davis delivers the free-kick and Jelavic tries to flick it on but Killie clear.
    • 26' Aluko tricks his way past one man before being brought down by another to win a free-kick in the left channel.
    • 25' Davis delivers the corner but the wind takes it behind for a goal-kick.
    • 24' Aluko's attempted through-ball is deflected behind for a Rangers corner.
    • 23' Kilmarnock break through Harkins, Shiels and Kelly, who whips in a cross but Heffernan can't get any power behind his header and it drops into the six-yard box for Rangers to clear.
    • 22' Sissoko fouls, going through the back of his man, to give Rangers a free-kick on the halfway line.
    • 21' Heffernan goes down in the box while rising to meet a cross after what looked to be a nudge from Broadfoot but the referee waves play on.
    • 19' Kilmarnock are enjoying a good spell of possession here, happy to keep the ball while looking to pick the key pass.
    • 18' Heffernan is fouled when rising for an aerial challenge. Kilmarnock free-kick midway inside the Rangers half.
    • 17' Harkins looks to have got past Broadfoot but loses his footing when playing in the cross and it goes behind for a goal-kick.
    • 16' A sloppy pass hands Davis possession but the Rangers man promptly gives the ball back to Kilmarnock.
    • 15' Broadfoot is brought down by Fowler to hand Rangers a free-kick on the left.
    • 13' Rangers were three up by this time when these two sides met on the final day of last season, with the visitors eventually running out 5-1 winners to beat Celtic to the title.
    • 12' Jelavic puts Bell under severe pressure and forces the Kilmarnock goalkeeper to abruptly put the ball out for a throw-in.
    • 11' Jelavic chases a speculative long ball but can't stop it going out for a goal-kick.
    • 10' Shields floats in the corner, Pascali rises to head goalwards but it's deflected out for another corner.
    • 9' Fowler fires in a superb cross which is expertly hooked away for a corner.
    • 8' Rangers look to break through Lafferty but his past is behind Davis and the move slows down.
    • 7' KILMARNOCK SUB: Buijs, who has tweaked his hamstring, is replaced by Racchi. That's an early blow the hosts could have done without.
    • 6' Buijs is down receiving treatment and it looks like Kilmarnock are going to be forced into an early change.
    • 5' Kilmarnock were thrashed 6-3 by Inverness CT in their last home game.
    • 4' Kilmarnock make their first foray forward but Harkins' pass from the left channel is behind Kelly and Rangers win back possession.
    • 3' Rangers have burst out of the blocks and Jelavic looks as like he's beaten the offside trap but the lino's flag goes up.
    • 2' Rangers almost take the lead in the opening minute, with Davis whipping in a low, teasing cross from the right which evades Jelavic's outstretched leg by inches!
    • 1' And we're off!
    • 12:40 Rangers are currently enjoying a 14-game winning run on the road and have not lost at Rugby Park since May 1994. Sasa Papac (illness), Lee Wallace (thigh), captain David Weir (ankle) and Carlos Bocanegra (hamstring) all miss out for Rangers this afternoon. Sone Aluko makes his debut.
    • 12:35 Here's more on the news that Wales manager Gary Speed has died Wales manager Speed dies aged 42
    • 12:30 We'll break away from this game for a moment to bring you the incredibly sad news that Wales manager Gary Speed has died aged 42. Our deepest condolences go out to to his family. More to follow.
    • 12:25 Kilmarnock: Bell, Fowler, Sissoko, Pascali, McKeown, Kelly, Buijs, Hay, Harkins, Shiels, Heffernan... Subs: Jaakkola, Silva, Dayton, Kroca, Gros, Racchi, Pursehouse /// Rangers: McGregor, Broadfoot, Perry, Goian, Whittaker, Davis, McCulloch, Edu, Lafferty, Jelavic, Aluko... Subs: Alexander, Fleck, Juanma Ortiz, McKay, Bedoya, Bartley, Hemmings
    • 12:20 Rangers currently top the SPL and can extend their advantage over rivals Celtic to seven points with victory today. Kilmarknock lie eighth and can leapfrog Dundee United if they win. SPL table
    • 12:15 Welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Scottish Premier League clash between Kilmarnock and leaders Rangers. Kick-off 12:45pm.
  • Summary

    • 89' The ball falls to Bedoya in the box but his side-footed shot is straight at Bell!
    • 81' GOAL! Kilmarnock score! The corner is half-cleared but immediately lofted back into the box and Pascali, who is played onside by Aluko, heads home.
    • 79' Aluko fires in a low cross from the right corner of the box but it evades every Rangers player and comes back off the post and Killie clear! Bedoya took a swing at it but couldn't connect!
    • 64' What a save! Killie carve apart the Rangers defence, with Kelly finding Hay with a superb pass, before Heffernan is sent clear - but McGregor gets down with a strong hand to keep out the shot!
    • 62' Harkins picks the ball up on the left wing and knocks it past Whittaker before going for goal from 20 yards, but his low shot is just wide of the near post and into the side netting.
    • 59' Aluko shows a burst of pace to beat his man on the right side of the box before firing in a low shot which is expertly cleared off the line by Fowler!
    • 56' Kilmarnock hit the post! Rangers striker Jelavic rises to head clear a corner but instead sends the ball crashing against the woodwork before a team-mate spares his blushes and hacks away.
    • 55' Harkins looks to have got behind the Rangers line but he doesn't have the pace to get away from Whittaker and the visitors defender makes a superbly timed challenge to block the shot from the edge of the box for a corner.
    • 51' Aluko wriggles free in the box and cuts a pass back but it's just behind Hemmings and Killie clear!
    • 46+1' A long throw into the Kilmarknock box causes mayhem, including a shout for a penalty after Aluko is brought down, but the ball eventually falls for McCulloch, who slices his shot wide.
    • 44' Substitute Hemmings stings the palms of Bell with a fierce left-footed shot from outside the box!
    • 42' Harkins breaks clear with two Rangers defenders beside him; Broadfoot puts a hand on the Kilmarnock striker's shoulder before sliding in to make the challenge. Killie appeal for a penalty but the referee points for a corner.
    • 23' Kilmarnock break through Harkins, Shiels and Kelly, who whips in a cross but Heffernan can't get any power behind his header and it drops into the six-yard box for Rangers to clear.
    • 21' Heffernan goes down in the box while rising to meet a cross after what looked to be a nudge from Broadfoot but the referee waves play on.
    • 2' Rangers almost take the lead in the opening minute, with Davis whipping in a low, teasing cross from the right which evades Jelavic's outstretched leg by inches!
    • 12:25 Kilmarnock: Bell, Fowler, Sissoko, Pascali, McKeown, Kelly, Buijs, Hay, Harkins, Shiels, Heffernan... Subs: Jaakkola, Silva, Dayton, Kroca, Gros, Racchi, Pursehouse /// Rangers: McGregor, Broadfoot, Perry, Goian, Whittaker, Davis, McCulloch, Edu, Lafferty, Jelavic, Aluko... Subs: Alexander, Fleck, Juanma Ortiz, McKay, Bedoya, Bartley, Hemmings

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