Rangers v Motherwell
- FT 90 +3
- HT 0-0
Rangers marked their last home match of the season with a draw as Motherwell claimed a deserved point at Ibrox.
The visitors created the best chance of the first half but Jamie Murphy could not latch on to Henrik Ojamaa's cutback as the goal lay gaping.
Tom Hateley's shot was too high as Stuart McCall's side continued to press after the interval.
Carlos Bocanegra's powerful header was blocked by a Rangers team-mate and neither side could find a winner.
Third-place Motherwell, who will join Scottish Premier League winners Celtic in next season's Champions League qualifiers due to runners-up Rangers' ineligibility for Europe, were seeking their first win against the Ibrox side since December 2002.
Lee McCulloch's goal-bound shot was blocked on the six-yard line by the head of Hateley after Sone Aluko had opened up the Motherwell defence early on.
Kyle Bartley ventured forward to curl a shot just over as Rangers continued to press and Aluko then drew a save from Darren Randolph.
But it was Motherwell who should have taken the lead after Ojamaa and Murphy had combined to put the former through on goal.
The Estonian rounded keeper Allan McGregor near the byeline and tried to set up his strike partner for a tap-in but the pass was too far in front of Murphy and the hosts cleared.
Rangers full-back Lee Wallace had an effort saved early in the second half before Motherwell went straight to the other end with Chris Humphrey, whose dangerous low cross towards Murphy was well cut out by Ross Perry, a first-half replacement for the injured Dorin Goian.
Referee Willie Collum allowed play to continue after Jamie Ness had fouled Ojamaa as the the striker got to his feet quickly to set up Hateley, who fired over from the edge of the box.
Manager Ally McCoist elected for a change in personnel with Ness and Rhys McCabe making way for Alejandro Bedoya and Andy Little, and it was the latter who got in the way of Bocanegra's header from Aluko's corner soon after.
Bedoya was well-placed to score when he failed to connect with Steven Whittaker's teasing low centre as the last real chance of the match went unconverted.
- 01 McGregor
- 02 Goian (Perry - 30' )
- 12 Wallace
- 16 Whittaker
- 18 Bocanegra
- 22 Bartley
- 06 McCulloch
- 07 Edu
- 19 Aluko
- 26 Ness Booked (Little - 66' )
- 41 McCabe (Bedoya - 66' )
- 25 Alexander
- 04 Broadfoot
- 32 Perry
- 21 Bedoya
- 40 Andrew Mitchell
- 15 Healy
- 34 Little
- 01 Randolph
- 03 Hammell
- 15 Hutchinson Booked
- 22 Clancy
- 04 Law
- 06 Hateley
- 07 Humphrey
- 08 Jennings
- 14 Lasley
- 11 Murphy
- 24 Ojamaa (McHugh - 84' )
- 12 Hollis
- 02 Saunders
- 05 Craigan
- 17 Daley
- 26 Carswell
- 16 McHugh
- 18 Forbes
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.88:22
Foul by Andrew Little on Keith Lasley, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.83:56
The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, clearance made by Tim Clancy.83:01
Jamie Murphy challenges Ross Perry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.83:01 Substitution
Substitution Henrik Ojamaa leaves the field to be replaced by Robert McHugh.82:13
Shaun Hutchinson fouled by Ross Perry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Clancy.81:41
Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.81:06
Sone Aluko fouled by Steve Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra restarts play with the free kick.80:00
Outswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko, Carlos Bocanegra produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.78:41
Unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Ross Perry results in a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.75:26
Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Ross Perry fouled by Tim Clancy, the ref awards a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.74:43
Direct free kick taken by Sone Aluko, Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.74:43 Booking
Booking Booking for Shaun Hutchinson for unsporting behaviour.74:33
Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Maurice Edu.73:14
Ross Perry takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Jennings.72:56
Sone Aluko takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Hateley.68:16
Corner taken by Sone Aluko from the left by-line, Carlos Bocanegra takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Jennings.65:28 Substitution
Substitution Rhys McCabe leaves the field to be replaced by Alejandro Bedoya.65:28 Substitution
Substitution Andrew Little comes on in place of Jamie Ness.65:28
Effort on goal by Chris Humphrey from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Booking Jamie Ness receives a yellow card.62:57
Tom Hateley produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.62:15
Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko, clearance made by Tim Clancy.62:00
Kyle Bartley sends in a cross, clearance by Tom Hateley.60:39
Sone Aluko crosses the ball, Tim Clancy makes a clearance.60:05
Jamie Ness fouled by Nicky Law, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra takes the direct free kick.59:13
Lee Wallace takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.58:05
The referee blows for offside against Jamie Murphy. Ross Perry takes the free kick.55:29
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Lee Wallace. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.55:23
The ball is crossed by Lee Wallace, Tom Hateley gets a block in.54:33
Centre by Lee Wallace, Tom Hateley gets a block in.53:03
Steven Whittaker crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lee McCulloch misses to the left of the goal.51:30
Keith Lasley takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.51:02
The ball is swung over by Jamie Murphy, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.50:02
Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.49:33
Chris Humphrey sends in a cross, Allan McGregor makes a save.47:56
Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Lee McCulloch makes a clearance.45:13
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell from the right by-line to the near post, Lee Wallace makes a clearance.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:00 +0:07 Half time
Half Time The match has reached half-time.43:12
Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Tim Clancy gets a block in.39:52
Unfair challenge on Steve Jennings by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.39:18
The ball is delivered by Rhys McCabe, clearance by Tim Clancy.37:01
The official flags Henrik Ojamaa offside. Kyle Bartley takes the free kick.36:01
Kyle Bartley crosses the ball, clearance made by Shaun Hutchinson.29:04 Substitution
Substitution Dorin Goian leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Perry.28:41
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Murphy. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.27:34
The ball is sent over by Stevie Hammell.26:52
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Dorin Goian.26:45
A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey, clearance made by Dorin Goian.25:31
The referee gives a free kick against Lee McCulloch for handball. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.24:30
The assistant referee flags for offside against Sone Aluko. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.23:08
Rhys McCabe takes the inswinging corner, Tim Clancy manages to make a clearance.22:44
Steven Whittaker takes a shot.21:43
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch by Keith Lasley. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.20:51
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Dorin Goian. Tom Hateley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.20:03
Shot from deep inside the area by Sone Aluko goes over the bar.15:40
Tom Hateley takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Whittaker.15:01
Sone Aluko takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.13:57
Dorin Goian challenges Henrik Ojamaa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick.13:29
Effort on goal by Rhys McCabe from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.13:19
The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, Tom Hateley manages to make a clearance.11:48
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys McCabe on Henrik Ojamaa. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.11:21
Jamie Murphy crosses the ball, Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.8:43
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko from the right by-line, save by Darren Randolph.7:37
Shot by Kyle Bartley from just outside the area goes over the net.6:20
Lee McCulloch takes a shot. Tom Hateley gets a block in.5:57
Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.0:00
The match begins.
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