Scottish Premier League

0 Half Time 0
18/09/2016
Scottish Premier League
Ibrox Stadium
Attendance 47,935

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      The hosts press ahead on the ascendancy but all the tempo is completely taken out of their attack in an instant as O'Halloran stupidly goes in late on Davies in the middle of the park. The pressure is completely off Ross County now as they are awarded the free-kick, which they will take their time o
    • 0'
      Full time at Ibrox. Rangers' bad week continues as they fail to bounce back from their Old Firm drubbing to crawl to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home against Ross County. The visitors set themselves up superbly in defence but did ride their luck too, with Clint Hill having TWO headers cleared off th
    • 0'
      Half-time at Ibrox. Ross County have acquitted themselves well against Rangers so far, with the hosts continuing to be frustrated at the 0-0 scoreline and a lack of an opening goal. Plenty of shots on goal have came from the Gers, but none have been particularly troubling for the opposition goalkeep
    • 0'
      Ross County (4-5-1): Fox; Fraser, Quinn, Davies, Van der Weg; Franks, Routis, Woods, Gardyne, Curran; Schalk.
    • 0'
      Rangers (4-3-3): Foderingham; Tavernier, Wilson, Hill, Wallace; Halliday, Holt, Windass; Waghorn, Garner, McKay
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS...
    • 0'
      Mark Warburton's outfit attempt to get their season back on track and their fans back onside this afternoon by taking on the team just below them in the league, Ross County. There is only one point between the two outfits currently, so all to play for in this Saturday 3pm kick-off!
    • 0'
      To say that this has not been a good week for Rangers would be somewhat of an understatement. This time last week the Teddybears were still licking their wounds after a damaging 5-1 demolition from their arch rivals, Celtic, in the first Old Firm Derby in the league for four years. Combine that with
    • 0'
      Good afternoon football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Scottish Premiership clash between Rangers and Ross County from Ibrox.
    • 1'
      We are under way at Ibrox!
    • 3'
      The Rangers fans have flocked to Ibrox in droves today to try and help their team recover from that defeat to Celtic. The atmosphere is fairly positive at the moment with the hosts pressing ahead from the stand, but as time goes on the supporters may get on their side's back as long as it remains at
    • 5'
      Almost a perfect start to proceedings for the Gers as Waghorn finds that back of the net with a quite brilliant finish at the back post. The cheers and celebrations are short-lived, though, as the centre-forward is correctly ruled as offside.
    • 7'
      Ross County are just starting to find their feet in terms of possession and showing an attacking threat. Curran and Schalk definitely have the quality to hurt this Rangers side, but the momentum naturally with the home side who are out with a point to prove.
    • 9'
      CLEARED OFF THE LINE FROM QUINN! Windass picks up the ball in the middle of the park and takes on the Ross County defence with a lightning display of pace before running through and rounding the goalkeeper, but the captain of the visitors is perfectly positioned to stop the certain goal. Cracking de
    • 11'
      The Rangers fans rise out of their seats in expectancy as Holt wins possession in midfield before dashing ahead on the counter, but they are forced to sit back down as the referee blows for a foul on Curran from the Teddybears midfielder. Slightly harsh, but there was indeed contact.
    • 13'
      Tavernier, who is no stranger to long-range shots, typically gets forward down the right wing before cutting inside to the edge of the box. He attempts to find a yard to get the strike away, but the Ross County defence stand solidly and eventually make the block.
    • 15'
      The Rangers right-back is involved in the action positively again here after getting into the final third with ease. On this occasion, he manages to get the shot away with that cannon of a right foot, but Davies quickly runs out of defence to make the brave interception. Don't think the Ross County
    • 17'
      A small break in play at the moment as Hill is currently down injured after a wayward elbow to the face from Curran. Unclear at this point whether or not there was any intent in the altercation between the duo, but the Rangers defender has certainly came out of it the worse. The referee doesn't show
    • 19'
      Rangers made a positive start to the match but the tempo has just dropped out of their play slightly in the past 10 minutes or so. Their best bet for some creativity at the moment looks like Windass, but then again the Englishman should have opened the scoring when he took possession round the goalk
    • 21'
      Halliday, who was reportedly the player involved in a training ground bust-up with Joey Barton this week, picks up the ball down the left before driving ahead at pace and cutting inside to have a crack on goal. However, the Ross County defence once again stands tall and makes the block before cleari
    • 23'
      Some worrying scenes for Ross County at the moment as Woods is down clutching his leg after falling awkwardly during an aerial challenge. The physios help the midfielder out, but he is receiving very little sympathy from the Ibrox faithful, who believe it is a tactic to waste a bit of time.
    • 25'
      Just beyond the midway point of the first half now and the high-tempo attacking football promised by Warburton for this match hasn't really happened yet. There have been glimpses of quality from the hosts, but Ross County have proved this season they can be formidable as a defensive unit.
    • 27'
      WHAT A SAVE FROM FODERINGHAM! A free-kick is sent ominously into the Rangers penalty area and the hosts fail to clear which allows Quinn to squeeze the shot away towards the bottom corner. However, he is thwarted by the goalkeeper, who somehow gets down to make the stop!
    • 29'
      How have Rangers not found the net here! The home side pepper the Ross County goal with a variety of shots from all over the place, and the last comes from Holt who flashes a volley into the crowded danger area. It looks goal-bound, but the visitors survive with just a corner-kick conceded after a d
    • 31'
      WHAT A MISS FROM TAVERNIER! Wallace picks up the ball deep down the left wing and gains a yard on Fraser before sending a teasing cross along the six-yard box to the back post. His fellow full-back meets it, but somehow fails to convert whilst under pressure from the retreating Gardyne! That was beg
    • 33'
      McKay, who has been pretty anonymous so far, receives the ball to feet with his back to goal and swivels sharply before driving towards goal with pace. He goes for a strike from 25 yards out or so, but Quinn this time is the man who takes it upon himself to make the vital interception on the edge of
    • 35'
      WINDASS! HOW CLOSE WAS THAT?! The former Accrington Stanley man exchanges a neat one-two with McKay on the edge of the box before slamming a left-footed strike at goal. It looks bound for the top corner but just flashes wide at the last minute, as Rangers continue to be frustrated.
    • 37'
      Rangers are kind of stumbling towards half-time at the moment with Ross County more than happy to sit back and soak up the pressure. The hosts have had plenty of shots on goal, but the opposition goalkeeper has surprisingly not been tested between the sticks.
    • 39'
      Halliday moves forward unopposed in the middle of the park but once he gets into the final third, suddenly looks bereft of creative ideas. Unfortunately for Rangers, this kind of move has been all too routine in the first 39 minutes or so of play.
    • 41'
      First yellow card of the match now and it deservedly goes to Wallace for bringing down Schalk on the right channel after the Ross County man had previously robbed him of possession. Frustration creeping into the ranks of Rangers perhaps?
    • 43'
      It was mentioned previously that the Ibrox faithful may start to air their grievances should the scoreline remain at 0-0 long into the match. There is some small shouts and jeers whenever attacks break down, but nothing too sinister just yet.
    • 45'
      Two minutes of added time have been allocated by the referee here which sounds about right as we haven't seen too many stoppages, certainly not from goals. Warburton will probably tear into his men for their first half display this afternoon, but still plenty of time left to get that vital opener.
    • 46'
      We are back under way in this Scottish Premiership clash!
    • 48'
      A positive start to the match from Ross County here, who go up and grab a rare corner-kick. The set-piece is sent in deep towards the back post and Davies rises high to try and get on the end of it, but can't get the connection required to trouble Foderingham between the sticks.
    • 50'
      There is a fairly interesting duel developing between Schalk and Hill, who of course had that aerial altercation in the first half. On this occasion, the striker goes in with his foot raised fairly high in a challenge with the former QPR defender, but the referee quickly intervenes before anything c
    • 52'
      Waghorn picks up possession in a deep area inside his own half and finds himself under massive pressure from Van der Weg. The Ross County defender is relentless in his pursuit of the ball, but the Englishman does well in the end to shake the attentions of his marker off to play back to Wilson.
    • 54'
      PENALTY SHOUT FOR RANGERS! McKay, who pops up down the right this time, takes on the Ross County defence with a twisting and turning run before dancing into the area, only to be scythed down by the retreating Van der Weg! The referee fails to point to the spot, so must feel the defender got a bit of
    • 56'
      Rangers are really turning the screw here! Firstly, Waghorn gets into a good position on the edge of the box and rifles a shot at goal which is wonderfully saved by Fox. From the resulting corner, Hill bullets a header at goal, only for the defender to clear off the line and on to the bar! How on ea
    • 58'
      The Rangers fans are trying to get behind their team here as they sense their side may be on the ascendancy towards the opening goal. Ross County are an attacking non-entity at the moment, but still continue to defend admirably!
    • 60'
      Halliday has been bright at moments today and certainly adds energy in midfield, but it looks like he left his shooting boots at home today as he has sent a few really poor attempts at goal from range. The latest one is the worst of the lot, and goes high and wide the wrong side of the crossbar from
    • 62'
      First Ross County booking of the match now and it deservedly goes to Woods after taking out Waghorn to prevent a counter-attack on the right wing. He'll need to watch himself now, especially with his combative nature in the middle of the park!
    • 64'
      We are hitting the point of the game where both managers may just start thinking about looking behind them to see substitute options. Rangers in particular have a strong bench with the likes of Kenny Miller and Niko Kranjcar featuring, whereas County have only managed to name six subs.
    • 65'
      SI K. Miller SO J. Garner
    • 65'
      Sure enough, Warburton makes his opening change which sees Joe Garner replaced by Kenny Miller.
    • 66'
      SI M. O'Halloran SO J. Garner
    • 66'
      Waghorn is also withdrawn, with the speedy Michael O'Halloran being introduced to the action.
    • 68'
      SI T. Chow SO J. Garner
    • 68'
      Ross County make their opening change now as Tim Chow replaces Franks.
    • 68'
      VITAL SAVE FROM FOX! O'Halloran almost makes a dream introduction to the play as he latches on to a superb Windass cross to glance a close-range header at goal, but unfortunately for the Gers, it is straight at the Ross County stopper who sticks out an instinctive hand to make the save!
    • 70'
      Twenty minutes to go here at Ibrox and as expected, the Rangers fans are starting to lose patience with their players here due to the lack of opening goal. The anxiety is flooding through the stands here as the hosts realise they are running the risk of potentially losing more ground on Hearts in se
    • 72'
      McKay latches on to a speculative pass down the left wing and eventually collects possession before shifting back on to his right foot. The Rangers fans are demanding the cross be sent it, which it is, but Miller fails to get beyond his marker to turn an attempt on target. Good defending from County
    • 74'
      SI N. Kranjčar SO J. Garner
    • 74'
      Last throw of the dice from Warburton now as he makes his third and final change. Leaving the action is Jason Holt and he will be replaced by former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Niko Kranjcar, who certainly has the ability to unlock this stubborn Ross County defence.
    • 76'
      SI T. Dingwall SO J. Garner
    • 76'
      Ross County make a change too as Tony Dingwall comes on for Schalk.
    • 77'
      Tavernier advances forward down the right flank and gets the better for the defender to hit the byline and whip a wicked cross towards the back post. Miller looks poised to get on the end of it, but Fraser turns behind for a corner-kick even though he didn't know much about it!
    • 79'
      Cleared off the line AGAIN from Ross County! Kranjcar takes the corner of the match which is sent dangerously into the box from the left for Hill, who once again is unlucky not to score after sending a header towards the top corner. It is nearly a mirror image of the previous clearance, which comes
    • 81'
      The Ross County fans have travelled quite the distance to Glasgow today in the expectation of a potential win. A lot of them jump up thinking they have scored as the recently introduced Dingwall lashes a strike which is slammed into the WRONG side of the net! The net moved, but it was not the desire
    • 83'
      Rangers are clutching at straws a little here as Halliday goes down inside the penalty area after a perfectly good challenge from Quinn. The protests more come from the stands that the player himself, but it sort of sums up the desperation of Warburton's men as we approach full time.
    • 84'
      SI G. Morrison SO J. Garner
    • 84'
      For Ross County, Greg Morrison replaces Curran.
    • 86'
      A break in play at the moment here as a fan has invaded the pitch next to Foderingham in the Rangers goal. He is brandishing some piece of paper looking to get attention, but the stewards quickly eject him from the pitch before anything more sinister comes to fruition.
    • 88'
      Two minutes to go of normal time and both sides actually look capable of opening the scoring in dramatic fashion before the final whistle. Rangers are enjoying the majority of possession and have the home advantage behind them, but County can prove a threat on the counter too so Warburton's men need
    • 90'
      A generous FIVE minutes of added time have been allocated by the referee here which is more than likely due to that previous fan invasion as it is not as if we have had any goals! With a good bit of time remaining, can anyone pop up with the winner?
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    england
    Steven Gerrard
    scotland
    John Hughes

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 10 17
    Yellow Cards 1 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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