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Kilmarnock 0-0 Rangers: James Tavernier has penalty saved as Scottish Cup tie goes to replay

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Kilmarnock 0-0 Rangers: James Tavernier's spot kick is saved

James Tavernier had a penalty saved as Rangers had to settle for a goalless Scottish Cup draw at Kilmarnock.

Kirk Broadfoot conceded the spot kick when he handled Scott Arfield's shot, but Killie goalkeeper Dan Bachmann deflected it clear.

Joe Worrall headed wide from close range and Jermain Defoe drove a shot across goal as Rangers dominated the second half.

Youssouf Mulumbu also had an effort cleared off the line for Kilmarnock.

The two sides will have to do it all again at Ibrox on Wednesday, 20 February for a place in the quarter-finals.

The result means Steve Clarke has only lost two of his eight games as Kilmarnock manager against Rangers.

Rangers appear to miss Morelos

Only once in the last nine matches between these two has more than one goal separated the sides. So it was always likely to be the most tightly competitive of cup ties.

Which means you need to take your chances when they come. The frustration for Rangers will be that they didn't.

Tavernier's penalty afforded the perfect opportunity, but goalkeeper Bachmann stood firm as the ball was fired straight down the middle.

Pre-match, the question was 'would the suspended Alfredo Morelos be missed?'

When Defoe was played in on goal with 10 minutes left he dragged his effort wide and another clear-cut chance went a-begging.

Rangers controlled more of the match the longer it went on and will fancy their chances in the replay.

However, it's 81 years since Killie last beat Rangers in the Scottish Cup. April 1938, when Jimmy McGrory was manager. That match was at Ibrox too. What chance of history repeating itself?

'We've still got full trust in Tav' - reaction

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke told BBC Sportsound: "It was pretty even, two good teams who went at it from the first minute until the last, fully committed.

"You can see that any time we come up against the big teams, we can give them a game. I think the first goal would have been crucial tonight, if we would have got that then it might have been a different story."

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard told Premier Sports: "When you take into consideration we had a war at Aberdeen on Wednesday and the travel, I'm satisfied.

"We've still got full trust in Tav. He's been brilliant for us in terms of the numbers of what he's delivered and contributed this season.

"The keeper's made a good save, it wasn't to be; it would have been a good time to score and we would have maybe built on that but it wasn't to be."

Line-ups

Kilmarnock

  • 26Bachmann
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5BroadfootBooked at 15mins
  • 16BoydBooked at 45mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 6PowerBooked at 25minsSubstituted forBoydat 58'minutes
  • 8Dicker
  • 24Mulumbu
  • 29BurkeSubstituted forMillarat 83'minutes
  • 15McAlenySubstituted forMcKenzieat 75'minutes
  • 11Jones

Substitutes

  • 1MacDonald
  • 4Bruce
  • 7McKenzie
  • 9Boyd
  • 18Waters
  • 19Millar
  • 27Tshibola

Rangers

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Tavernier
  • 6Goldson
  • 3Worrall
  • 16Halliday
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forDavisat 83'minutes
  • 17McCrorie
  • 8Jack
  • 21Candeias
  • 9DefoeSubstituted forLaffertyat 86'minutes
  • 14Kent

Substitutes

  • 10Davis
  • 11Lafferty
  • 13Foderingham
  • 19Katic
  • 23Coulibaly
  • 31Barisic
  • 40Middleton
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
11,430

Match Stats

Home TeamKilmarnockAway TeamRangers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home3
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Kilmarnock 0, Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 0, Rangers 0.

Attempt missed. Steven Davis (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Kirk Broadfoot (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Goldson (Rangers).

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Kilmarnock).

Kyle Lafferty (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock).

Steven Davis (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Kyle Lafferty replaces Jermain Defoe.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Rory McKenzie.

Hand ball by Liam Millar (Kilmarnock).

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Liam Millar replaces Chris Burke.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Steven Davis replaces Scott Arfield.

Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Rangers).

Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Candeias (Rangers).

Attempt missed. Jermain Defoe (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock).

James Tavernier (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Rory McKenzie replaces Conor McAleny.

Attempt missed. Joe Worrall (Rangers) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock).

Connor Goldson (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Connor Goldson (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Gary Dicker (Kilmarnock).

Ryan Kent (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gary Dicker.

Foul by Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock).

Connor Goldson (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Kris Boyd replaces Alan Power because of an injury.

Alan Power (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Rangers).

Ross McCrorie (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Burke (Kilmarnock).

Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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