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  1. FT: Kilmarnock 1-1 Rangers (Boyd) (Tavernier)
  2. Kilmarnock's Taylor sent off
  3. Celtic's Johansen completes Fulham move
  4. Five top-flight games on Saturday including Celtic v Aberdeen

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By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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Thank you very much for casting your eyes and ears BBC Scotland's way on a Friday evening. We'll have the highlights on the website at midnight. I hope you enjoyed our coverage. We'll be back on Saturday for extensive coverage of the day's football. All the best.

The Kilmarnock standard

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark: "It feels like a very good performance. I thought we were excellent. We have only been pegged back by a world-class free-kick. We have to knock the negativity around this football club on its head. It's not doom and gloom in our dressing room. It's a very, very long shot (that Chris Burke would sign). He's a fantastic pro. He's great to have around. It would be difficult but I would love it to happen. It's tough to single out anybody. We had five academy players in the starting 11, six if you include Barrie McKay in the Rangers team! It's a great credit to the people behind the scenes. They deserve a pat on the back. I've said that's the standard for our performance level."

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Let's bring you some of Lee Clark's comments on his Killie team's performance...

Killie on the up?

The Kilmarnock fans, many of whom may have been flummoxed by the huge changes to the club's personnel, will have been heartened by that performance. Well organised and bags of fight.

Garnering opinion

Former Rangers winger Peter Lovenkrands on new Gers striker Joe Garner: "I didn't feel that we saw enough of him. I think it's down to really good defensive work. You can see his movement is great, he makes a nuisance of himself. Killie made it very difficult for him and all credit to them."


Tut. Tut. Tut.

Greg Taylor tackles Joey Barton
Killie's Greg Taylor slides in late on Joey Barton
Joey Barton
The result is that the Rangers number eight is sent flying into the air with a clatter to his shin
Kevin Clancy sends off Taylor
It's an easy decision for referee Kevin Clancy, who sends off young Taylor

'There for the taking'

BBC Scotland football pundit Peter Lovenkrands: "Rangers will be disappointed. It was there for the taking. Rangers were coming in waves at Kilmarnock but fair play to them - they stood up well to Rangers. Rangers didn't capitalise on it."

A fair result

That was a really entertaining 100 mins (45+5 x2) of football. A point each seems about right. Killie were the better team until James Tavernier beauty of a free-kick levelled matters. But once Greg Taylor was sent off it was one-way traffic and Rangers had several chances to win it.

FULL-TIME Kilmarnock 1-1 Rangers

Last chance, surely

Harry Forrester works a yard of space for himself in the Killie box but his shot is too high to trouble Jamie MacDonald's net.


There are five minutes of injury time, most of them gone. It looks like a draw.

Barrie McKay's inviting corner kick is almost met by Rangers defender Clint Hill, with a flailing Killie arm somewhere in the melee causing Rangers fans to claim for a penalty. But it's not and Killie can take the sting out of things by taking their time over a goal-kick.

Killie look spent

The Killie players look as exhausted as Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro after their Olympic epic. Can they hang on to earn a point? Rangers are pushing them hard.


Barrie McKay is caught after he had cut the ball back in the penalty box but the referee is not interested in awarding a penalty. Rangers are furious! At the other end, Kris Boyd holds the ball up inside the box but his lay-off to Dean Hawkshaw results in a poor shot by the young midfielder.

Killie's lucky escape

Gary Dicker is lucky not to have been penalised for a trip on Andy Halliday in the D of the Killie box.

Just six minutes left for 10-man Killie or full-strength Rangers to find a winner.

Will Green hurt Light Blues?

George Green, the 20-year-old on loan from Burnley, is on for Killie, with the impressive Greg Kiltie coming off.


Kris Boyd is booked for kicking the ball away at a free-kick. A bashful grin crosses his face.

Meanwhile, Charlee Adam replaces Killie team-mate Adam Frizzell.

Red mist

Greg Taylor
Greg Taylor (right) was shown a straight red card after a reckless challenge on Joey Barton

James Tavernier
James Tavernier's stunning free-kick brought Rangers level at Rugby Park


Jamie MacDonald dives to his right and throws out a palm to turn James Tavernier's free-kick out for a corner.

Are Killie tiring?

Harry Forrester is finding his rhythm now and, along with Niko Kranjcar, is stretching 10-man Killie. 

Will Boyle is booked for a tackle on Rangers striker Joe Garner 25 yards from his goal.

Friday night out

The attendance at Rugby Park is 11,800.

Any takers?

James Tavernier pings in a low cross that has no fewer than three red-and-white shirted Rangers players diving at it. Harry Forrester is closest to making a connection four yards from goal but the ball stays out of Killie's goal. Rangers look transformed.

With time on his side...

Kilmarnock captain Stevie Smith picks out Adam Frizzell with a pass to the edge of the box but the youngster slaps the ball high over the bar when he had time to control it and pick his spot. 

Before play resumes Andy Halliday comes on to replace Joey Barton.

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Cracker of a free-kick from James Tavernier. Be interesting to see how this young Kilmarnock side reacts now. #BBCSportScot

What a difference a couple of words makes!

What a difference a couple of words makes!

RED CARD Greg Taylor

With the visiting fans making a lot of noise and the complexion of the match changed, Greg Taylor slides in on Joey Barton and makes a truly dreadful challenge on the Englishman, catching him heavily on his shin. That could have been a leg-breaker. The 18-year-old is shown a straight red by Kevin Clancy.

Classy Miller

Kenny Miller shows a really classy touch to bring down a Jjames Tavernier crossfield pass with his right foot in the box, but the ball runs too close to Jamie MacDonald and Killie mop up.

In the Niko time?

Just before Tavernier's striker, Niko Kranjcar came on for Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter.

GOAL Kilmarnock 1-1 Rangers (Tavernier)

Rangers are back on level terms, despite being outplayed. What a screamer of a free-kick by James Tavernier. He pings a right-footed shot from 25 yards into the top right-hand corner of Jamie MacDonald's net. A peach.


Killie's Dean Hawkshaw is booked - harshly - for a sliding challenge.

Headache for Warburton

Mark Warburton
Mark Warburton does not look too impressed by his team's performance against spirited Killie


Fresh-faced Dean Hawkshaw misplaces his pass to Kris Boyd when the Rangers defence had opened up. Play goes straight to the other end and Joe Garner appears to dive under a challenge from left-sided centre-back Will Boyle. It was one of those bits of contact where the striker dives UP the way. Referee Kevin Clancy was well placed. I think Garner is fortunate not to be booked.

Forrester mis-firing

Harry Forrester, who spent time on loan at Kilmarnock from Aston Villa, shows the sort of dazzling hip movement that attracts admiring glances in nightclubs. What followed was - a hugely over-hit cross - the sort of thing that would get you kicked out of a club.

Danger for Killie

BBC Scotland football pundit Gary Holt: "The danger for Kilmarnock is that their young players rest on their laurels."


Rangers kick off the second half needing a big improvement against this enthusiastic Kilmarnock side.

Buoyed Boyd

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

"Kris Boyd has a swagger about him tonight. He's noising up a few defenders. He looks like he's loving playing against his old team. He's got a presence. He's still got it. Rangers look a very average team. I'm not sure what the point of Joey Barton is in this Rangers team. He's not tracking runners, he's not creating anything."

Kris Boyd slams in the opening goal
Kris Boyd slams in the opening goal

Top six for Rangers?

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

"Rangers look like a borderline top-six team on this performance."


Kilmarnock 1-0 Rangers

Tom English

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

"Loads of fight in Kilmarnock and the one piece of precision has come from them as well. Fine play by Greg Kiltie - who ran away from Joey Barton - and a clinical finish from Kris Boyd. Wes Foderingham wasn't exactly David de Gea in fairness. Rangers have an awful lot to find, both tonight and in the coming weeks and months."

Wayward Smith

Stevie Smith has the chance to double Killie's advantage with a long-range free-kick but the home skipper blazes it hi-i-i-igh over the bar. It's a stinker.