Date: 19th November 2011 at 7:42pm
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Rangers remain unbeaten in the league but again, another two points have been dropped by virtue of a home draw. It was a good start to new Saints manager Steve Lomas’ career as he looks to carry on the good work done by Derek McInnes.

Rangers had an unfamiliar look to their midfield with Matt McKay and Alex Bedoya starting this game. Steven Davis and Maurice Edu were in the midfield as usual. With Lee Wallace out injured, Kirk Broadfoot was drafted into defence.

So Rangers lined up with McGregor in goals behind a back four of Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra and Broadfoot. Midfield was Bedoya, Edu, McKay and Davis, with Lafferty and Jelavic up front.

It was a really tight game with defences on top. Davis had a shot blocked by Wright after combining with Jelavic. Davis then sent a dangerous free-kick which was spilt by Enckleman but he gathered at the second attempt.

St Johnstone started the second half off brightly and in particular Davidson was looking threatening. Davidson first fired a shot just wide, then he had a header which was palmed away by McGregor.

In a dull game, St Johnstone again had the next good chance with Sandaza through in a good goalscoring position but the Spanish striker shot tamely at McGregor. Rangers at last created an opportunity when Kirk Broadfoot crossed in for Jelavic. The Croatian’s header was blocked well by Enckleman.

The game had 0-0 written all over it though and that is how it ended. A disappointing dour game which keeps Rangers unbeaten, and ten points ahead of Celtic, but Celtic do have a chance to claw it back to just seven with their game in hand.

 

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